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Arnolds Hotel

Dunfanaghy Ireland
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Embark on a journey of discovery at the Arnold Family Hotel, Dunfanaghy overlooking Sheephaven Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Explore the hidden gems of the local area steeped in History, Heritage, Culture and Music. Established in 1922 the Arnold Family hotel is renowned for excellence in food and hospitality using locally sourced produce. Indulge the senses and your passion for good food and wine in local Cafes and restaurants. Visit the local historic sites, explore miles of scenic walks, hidden coves and sandy beaches off the beaten track. Go Horse Riding, Golfing, Surfing and Fishing. Cycle the highways and byways, go island hopping to Tory and Arranmore. Visit the local Art Galleries, The Famine Heritage Centre and the Village Craft Shops. Donegal is simply paradise Local Attractions: Killahoey Beach, Horn Head Discovery Point 9 Mile scenic Drive and Walk overlooking Tory Island, the Errigal to Muckish Mountain Ranges. Glenveagh National Park, The Glebe Gallery, The Ards Peninsula, Ards Forest Park, Bloodyforeland, The Atlantic Drive.
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Suzanne R wrote a review 17 Apr
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One of our favourites for the bar & restaurant. During lockdown Aisling & her team have continued to produce superb quality takeaway menu. She even delivered our food personally to my home. Highly recommended during a visit to Dunfanaghy
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kilmartin wrote a review Nov 2020
46 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed in this characterful, cosy hotel as part of a wonderful riding holiday. I cannot recommend it highly enough. From the traditional decor, outstanding service (the best I’ve ever experienced), and phenomenal meals in the attached restaurants, this was the best stay I’ve had in all my travels. This is a traditional (yet forward-looking) family-run hotel, where everyone from the multiple generation owners (who are highly involved in all aspects) to the responsive and helpful staff genuinely care about the comfort and enjoyment of guests. The level and quality of service blew me away. This extends to the restaurant, pub, and cafe where we ate daily (the food was so good that we ate all our meals in one of the three each day—no need time eat elsewhere). We were in a renovated room facing and bay, and I couldn’t have asked for a homelier room or nicer view. On top of all this, I have never met a more caring group of people as the owners and staff. One of my travel group experienced an emergency during our holiday (completely unrelated to our stay), and the care and attention the owners and staff at Arnold’s offered was incredible. This is truly a very special establishment, a place where guests are treated liked family and you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic stay. We can’t wait to be back when travel opens back up. Thank you to everyone at Arnold’s who made our stay so pleasant and memorable! 💖
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Jonathan H wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland85 contributions115 helpful votes
We had a two-night stay here during our two-week tour of the country. The biggest positives are that it's centrally located in Dunfanaghy with warm and friendly staff, plenty of parking and breakfast was decent. The downside was the hotel felt drab, especially the corridors leading to the bedrooms, and our room, which had a small window, had some furnishings that were well past their prime, and overall was dark and dreary. We felt it didn't merit the (high) tariff we were charged and would recommend looking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view
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GalwayJay wrote a review Oct 2020
Galway66 contributions24 helpful votes
A lovely hotel situate in north west Donegal. You feel that your custom is appreciated, which cannot be said about a lot of hotels nowadays. Aisling and her staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. All the staff we encountered knew their job and made guests comfortable in their surrounding in these challenging times. We stayed for two nights and were sorry we didn't have more time to enjoy all that Dunfanaghy and the surrounding areas have to offer.If you are in this neck of the woods don't pass Arnolds. Excellent food and spacious and comfortable rooms. We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Just ask for a quiet room if that is what you are looking for
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keeperlitlad wrote a review Sep 2020
County Cavan, Ireland52 contributions43 helpful votes
My wife and myself stayed in Arnold's hotel for an overnight stay to celebrate a birthday in August. Everything about the hotel was excellent. The location was great in the middle of the picturesque village of Dunfanaghy. The hotel was fully compliant with the restrictions in place due to the pandemic and the management and staff did their best to make the stay as normal/comfortable as possible in the difficult circumstances that prevail at the moment. All the staff at the hotel were very attentive and friendly and went about their job with great efficiency and with little fuss. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel. Both were thoroughly enjoyed with the quality and quantity very much to our satisfaction. The bedroom was very clean and well laid out and the bed was massive and very comfortable. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel and was very quiet. From the window you could see horses...
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US$99 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandCounty DonegalDunfanaghy
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arnolds Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arnolds Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Art House Ireland Art Gallery (0.06 km), Hornhead Loop (0.4 km), and McAuliffe's Craft Shop (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arnolds 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 Arnolds Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arnolds Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arnolds Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rusty Oven Wood Fired Pizzeria, Lizzie's Diner, and Patsy Dan's Pub.
Is Arnolds Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Dunfanaghy.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arnolds Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Arnolds Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Arnolds Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Workhouse (0.6 km).
Does Arnolds Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Arnolds Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.