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The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel is the only hotel in the centre of the beautiful heritage town of Ardara in County Donegal. Fully refurbished in 2016/17 the hotel boasts 49 ensuite bedrooms. At Ramblers Bar & Restaurant our award winning chefs will delight you with the best of local fresh produce. With daily deliveries of fresh fish from Killybegs Port and sumptuous meats from Dunkineely both only a small distance from the hotel, our menus offer a great variety of dishes with options for vegetarians also. Upstairs @ Ramblers, is an ideal spot for more formal dining where many a party has had a great night. FREE High Speed WIFI is available for all guest to catch up with the news of the day. Weavers Suite is the ideal place for bigger groups, weddings or meetings. Conal Haughey Suite offers private dining along with great meeting space with all up to date technology. There are an amazing amount of activities and attractions in the area to suit all our guests desires.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
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Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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C B wrote a review Jul 2022
Enfield, Ireland9 contributions1 helpful vote
An excellent base from which to explore beautiful South Donegal. Sliabh Liag cliffs a must visit! A very comfortable stay. Well-maintained, clean hotel with friendly, attentive staff. Good food on offer. You must visit the fabulous Eddie Doherty (weaver) and the gorgeous Courtyard Restaurant (bakery) if you're staying in Ardara.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Samantha M wrote a review Jun 2022
Galway, Ireland54 contributions11 helpful votes
Went there for dinner and the starters were cold and wouldnt recommend the garlic mushrooms they were half warm and half freezing cold . I asked for the chicken with no mushroom sauce wanted pepper sauce instead it came out covered in mushroom sauce. The waitress wrote it down it the chef seems to don't care. Just becareful if you have kids going to check there food makes sure its hot and done. Be safer prob going somewhere else.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 10 Jun 2022
Dear Samantha Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issue with the mushrooms, I will investigate same. Regarding the sauce, we always recommend you ask your server to rectify same, as this could have simply been done for you. I don't accept that our chef doesn't care, our chefs work very hard and mistakes can happen, we are human after all. Kind regards Claire
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Starbug 1 wrote a review Jun 2022
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom337 contributions50 helpful votes
The rooms were clean and very importantly to me, quiet. The beds are comfortable but the doubles are small. The breakfast was a huge disappointment. The Big breakfast I had consisted of a cold hard fried egg, cold bacon cooked presumably hours earlier, cold beans, cold sausages some brittle white and black pudding and an unidentified triangle possibly a hash brown or potato cake? The service equalled the food in its quality as at 1 point 3 of us on our table were waving frantically and calling "Hello, hello, excuse me" because if you require Honey it is by request only. Bear in mind there was maybe 6 or 8 staff some of which actually looked at us and still didn't come over. The local yoghurt was lovely though, especially when I'd finally got up and stopped a waitress and asked for it.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid the breakfast.
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 10 Jun 2022
Dear Guest Thank you for your review, all your comments are noted. We are renowned for our great breakfast and I am disappointed to hear this, but in the interest of excellence, I have addressed this. Our industry is experiencing great challenges with staff and at this time of year, we are taking in our new students and most of them this early in the season would be in training, however this does not excuse us for your experience. I am not sure what room you were in but all our beds were changed last year and the smallest bed is a 5 ft pillow top so I am perplexed by your comment. I would love it if you would join us again to let us see that this is not normal practice for us. Kind regards Claire
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mariatia23 wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland83 contributions61 helpful votes
I stayed in the hotel for two nights as I was attending a family occasion. The room was clean - I found it a bit strange that there was no wardrobe just a hanging space. The breakfast was nice. There was a menu for cooked breakfast which was nice. The juice, toast , cereal etc was help yourself. I felt that there could have been a better choice here but maybe they was just me. The staff were lovely. It’s probably more to do with the way things are now after covid but I felt the price for one person for two nights with breakfast was a bit overpriced for a country hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 Jun 2022
Dear Mariatia Thank you for your review of our hotel. I will pass on your kind comments to our team here. I have noted your comments. Kind regards Francis & Team
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SeanM1982 wrote a review Apr 2022
Newry, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Called today, while the weather was great and decided to sit outside in the spacious enclosed "The Sheep Pen" :) at the front. Warmly welcomed by the two members of staff, sorry didn't get names. Asked where I was sitting and they would bring it to me. Guinness and Chicken Caesar Wrap (Chicken, bacon, salad & caesar sauce), amazing and packed with chicken. The cutlery was brought out and was informed they were just waiting for the Guinness to settle again amazing. Definitely worth going if you get a chance.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 May 2022
Dear Sean Thank you for your wonderful review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us in beautiful Ardara. I will pass on your kind comments to our amazing team. Please do come back as we would very grateful. Francis and team
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ashmonman wrote a review Apr 2022
Monaghan, Ireland172 contributions87 helpful votes
From the moment I spoke to Grace on reception to book our room i knew we would not be disappointed. Grace was on duty when we arrived and gave us all the the information we needed for the next couple of days. Parking is on the street or just around the corner in a free public car park. We stayed in Deluxe king room and definitely could not fault it, very clean room with comfortable bed, good shower. The hotel was clean throughout, staff were all very friendly and helpful. We eat in the hotel both nights and food was very good and keenly priced. Breakfast in mornings was also very good. Its a great base for exploring south donegal, the Secret waterfall at Largy , Assaranca waterfall, Maghera caves and beach, Glencolmcille, Silverstrand beach etc Definitely will return to this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review of our hotel. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and you experience our very friendly team. I will pass on your kind words to Grace and all the team here. We are blessed to be situated in such a lovely Town and area and so central for exploring SW Donegal. Please do come back again. Kindest regards Francis & Team
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Donna wrote a review Apr 2022
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We've just had my sisters hen party weekend in Ardara and we stayed in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Cannot praise the hotel enough, Maureen and Grace were brilliant when it came to organising everything, especially when we had a few last minute changes. The rooms were lovely, clean and modern but also very comfortable and cosy. We had dinner and breakfast and the food was excellent 10/10. The staff were all lovely, very helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. Ardara was the perfect spot for our hen party, friendly bars with live music and even friendlier locals. We all had a brilliant time!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Thank you What a lovely review of our hotel, thank you so much for same. I will pass on your kind comments to Maureen & Grace who are just amazing at what they do. I will also pass on your kind comments to all our team here who work tirelessly to ensure our guests experience a true Donegal experience. We hope you will be back! Kindest regards Francis & Team
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Aileen M wrote a review Apr 2022
Dungannon, United Kingdom59 contributions45 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay here over the weekend. The little town has so much character and hotel is so central. The decor is just beautiful and recently refurbished. Our roon had a modern twist with beautiful bold colours and rich textures. We will definitely return during the summer again as the beach nearby is just breath taking.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Dear Aileen Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time here with us. We are indeed steeped in luck to be positioned right in the middle of the town and so close to all the amazing scenery around Ardara. We will await your return where you can explore the amazing SW Donegal. Kind regards Francis & Team
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laithsaoire wrote a review Mar 2022
Dublin14 contributions5 helpful votes
Popped in for a bite to eat on the 17th March, the food was fabulous the service fast and efficient. The service was friendly ( especially Laura) , special requests were dealt with and confirmation came from the kitchen quickly. The portions were generous, the food was well cooked and well presented. The fish pie was particularly tasty. Will definitely be back for the fresh tasty food and the great friendly service.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ramblers, I am thrilled you enjoyed your meal here with us. I will pass on your kind comments to Laura and all the team in the kitchen. Please do come back again and visit us. Kindest regards Francis & Team
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K.Timoney wrote a review Mar 2022
Ardara, Ireland3 contributions
Food was absolutely fantastic.!! Generous portions and their homemade deserts by Amanda are to die for. Our dinner was delicious also prepared by Amanda. Great Chef, and great food. Shes a Credit to the Hotel. Cant wait to visit again in the Summer. Thank you to all the staff for a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Claire O Reilly, Owner at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Dear Guest Many thanks for your great review. I will gladly pass on your lovely comments to Amanda and the rest of the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ramblers. Have a great day Francis & Team
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US$110 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandCounty DonegalArdara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Campbells of Ardara (0.1 km), Triona Design (0.3 km), and The Corner House (0.02 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nancy's, Charlie's West End Cafe, and Nancy's.
Is Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Ardara.
Does Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Dolmen Centre (6.9 km).
Is Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.