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Tipperary
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Hi, We stayed in the abbey for 2 nights for a country music weekend, dance hall big, interior very beautiful, big reception area, rooms big clean and bright, food tasty but I thought a bit expensive. This hotel is located centre of the town and there is easy access to all amenities, staff not very talkative, and seemed a bit...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Simone, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Abbey Hotel and that your enjoyed our September Country Music Weekend, it was a fantastic weekend with great music from the top Irish Country Stars. We have a great line-up of upcoming Country Music Weekends,...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel and restaurant in a fantastic location but the quality of service from waiting staff (in the restaurant) is very poor. The Sunday Carvery Dinner is good but we had to clear our own table as staff (including managers) chatted and stood around look at us. Of course they are very friendly when do talk to them but this...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your comments. I am sorry to read your comments regarding your service during your visit to the Restaurant. I will bring this to the attention of the Management Team as this is not the standard of service we want our Guests to experience, thank you for...

Saugus, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This hotel has spacious rooms and a relaxing lobby with large leather chairs and couches. The bar has live entertainment at night. The breakfast area is crowded with people on tours, but is a great feed. Get the scones while they last! It is in walking distance to Donegal Castle and the ruins of the Franciscan Abbey. They offer free...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Margie, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Donegal is a lovely town and we are glad to hear that you had the opportunity to experience the lovely tourist attractions. Thank you for your kind comments in relation to our rooms and entertainment. We...

Armagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This hotel is very central situated in the Square in Donegal Town, the restaurant is good with a nice choice of foods on the menu, the rooms were spotless, the staff friendly & helpful. The parking was a little awkward as we had to drive around a few times to we found a parking spot, there is no hotel parking...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 85murph67, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your comments. We are delighted that you and your friend enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for your kind comments in relation to the service/food and rooms. In relation to the car parking, guests do get complimentary parking with their stay, passes are available at...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Four of us (long-time friends) took 3 rooms for 3 nights. The rooms were all acceptable and clean. Tea and coffee making facilities were available. All the staff we came across were very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed a delicious meal in the restaurant and substantial bar snacks another evening. The music on the Wednesday evening was excellent. We also...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie116, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay and catch up here at the Abbey Hotel. We are glad to hear that you got to experience some of our Traditional Irish music in the Eas Dun Bar as well as the popular tourist...

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015

After reading some poor reviews we were uncertain about what to expect at this hotel. The location in center of town provided excellent access to local places of interest. The bedroom was of good size which was well furnished and clean. Staff were helpful and the breakfast was good. A very enjoyable stay.

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kh12, Thank you very much for writing your review, we really appreciate your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you enjoyed your visits to Donegal Towns local tourist attractions. Thank you for your kind comments in relation to our rooms and food, we take pride in our food/service so we are...

New York, NY
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Greatly enjoyed our visit. Had a very pretty room on the top floor overlooking the Diamond. Staff was courteous and helpful. Excellent buffet breakfast. Conveniently located in the center of Donegal town. Wonderful Irish hospitality!

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Retro50, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our Diamond View rooms are very popular among our guests and offer beautiful views of Donegal Town, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our Irish hospitality. Thank you for your kind comments in relation to our staff and breakfast, we will pass on your lovely...

Warrenton, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Hotel located in downtown and close to areas of interest. We found no uncivil, unhelpful or testy employees at reception area, rrestaurnat or bar. When we asked any question about Donegal or other close by cities, the staff gave us truthful answers. The Market House Restaurant in the hotel has a substantial breakfast and meals offered at lunch and supper...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ramond, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your kind comments. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you enjoyed visiting Donegal wonderful tourist attractions. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest Regards,...

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We were visiting Donegal last week and dropped in here for lunch a very wide selection to choose from and a good desert menu as well staff were pleasant and helpful and when tea and coffee arrived at the end of the meal a plate of biscuits arrived as well a pleasant surprise thank you to all in the abbey...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pauoloom, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write your reviews, we really appreciate it. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at the Abbey Hotel and we thank you for your kind comments in relation to the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest Regards, Jessica

Universal City, Texas
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We didn't stay in Donegal but did have lunch at the carvery in this old world hotel. It was exactly what we needed after a light breakfast and not eating until after 1 p.m. Though it was later on for lunch, the food was extensive and very hot and tasty. When in town, it is worth the stop to relax...

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Catherine D, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us, I will pass on your lovely comments to Ann and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest Regards, Jessica

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally Located in The Heart of Donegal Town beside all local amenities and ideal base for touring Co. Donegal. The Abbey Hotel is located near beautiful coastal drives and signature discovery points of the Wild Atlantic Way. Nightly entertainment in The Bar, Free Car Parking, Complimantery Leisure Facilities, Disabled Access. The award winning Market House Restaurant has 5 Star recommendations on TripAdvisor and nominated for many award in the 2015 Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Abbey Hotel

Address: The Diamond, Donegal Town, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Price Range: €74 - €153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 118
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Also Known As:
The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town
Abbey Hotel Donegal
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#4 Business Hotel in Donegal Town
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