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Dunfanaghy Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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David Arkley wrote a review Today
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Visited Arnold's Hotel again this week for a few days. As usual it is absolutely delightful. The standard of food, both breakfast and evening meals is terrific, the bedroom was exceptionally comfortable, enhanced by a surprise upgrade , although they are all very comfortable. The customer service , as usual , is finely tuned to give the best possible service. The third or is it fourth generation hosts ( since the hotel was opened 100 years ago by the same family ) Aisling and Aiden have a passionate interest in achieving the very highest of standards and they have succeeded. Arnold's has to be one of the best hotels in Ireland. David Arkley/Stuart Ross Belfast.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Gerry F wrote a review 22 May
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely brilliant stay at Arnold’s hotel where we stayed for 3 nights on a golf break. The staff and food was amazing. The rooms were perfect and we all had sea views. They recommended us a minibus hire for our golf trips and that worked out perfect also. Totally recommend Arnold’s hotel 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Bill A wrote a review 21 May
2 contributions
Our first visit to Ireland for a wedding in Derry. We were advised to visit Donegal and to stay at the Arnold hotel. What good advice. We stayed for two days, all the staff were welcoming and helpful with advice on where to visit. Both evening meals in the hotel were excellent, especially the fish and our comfortable room overlooked the bay. A very enjoyable stay and we certainly hope to return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Siobhan wrote a review 19 May
Donegal Town, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here as a family for my mums 60th birthday & we’re treated like royalty. A personalised welcome card in the room, wine as requested & the best view out over the beach. The lady in reception Cathy done a personalised menu for mums surprise dinner & Aisling & Aidan, the management duo, kept it a surprise & got mum in without knowing anything! The waiting staff, especially Tracey, we’re brilliant so attentive & couldn’t do enough for us while also entertaining the kids. The best hotel we’ve stayed in for a very long time & we can’t wait to get back for the Dunfanaghy hospitality. Thank you so much to team Arnold’s, your staff are a credit to you & it’s clear how happy everyone is at their work having fun! Amazing cocktails also!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Arnolds Hotel, Owner at Arnolds Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Siobhan, Many thanks for taking time and leaving us such a positive review. It was a pleasure looking after your party and we are delighted that your experience reflected this. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Aisling
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John S wrote a review 16 May
Groomsport, United Kingdom31 contributions11 helpful votes
Had a wonderful stay here at Arnold's Hotel. Brilliant location in the middle of Donegal close to all the well known sights and beauty spots. Very friendly staff who go all the way to make your stay memorable. The Hotel is very clean and full of character and we really enjoyed our stay. We had a very comfortable large spacious room . Great food and great night time entertainment in the bar. Thanks to all the staff and hope to see you soon. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: No issues even plenty of parking. Can be a bit busier on the Saturday as there is a small market...
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Response from Arnolds Hotel, Owner at Arnolds Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your stay here at the Hotel. It’s rewarding to read such positive feedback especially relating to our wonderful staff. This will of course be passed on and acknowledged. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again in the future. Kind Regards, Aisling Arnold General Manager
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US$127 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arnolds Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Arnolds Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Art House (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, Lizzie's Diner, and Muck n Muffins.
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 - Donegal Famine Heritage Centre (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.