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Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club

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Bar (on property)
Desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club

Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club

4.0 star property
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Main Street, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, F93 RD40

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGlenveagh National Park41 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Errigal46 min drive
  • AirportDonegal (CFN)62 min drive
  • Popular LocationSlieve League71 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Ballybofey, Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club is on the riverwalk. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Balor Arts Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Drumboe Woods and Bluestack Mountains. Oakfield Park and Glenveagh National Park are two other places to visit that come recommended. Looking to get your feet wet? Snorkelling and boat tours adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Balor Arts Centre - 6 min walk
  • Drumboe Castle - 3 min drive
  • Glenveagh National Park - 41 min drive
  • Mount Errigal - 46 min drive
  • Slieve League - 71 min drive

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 62 min drive


  • Bonners Corner Bar - 2 min walk
  • Harry's Bar - 16 min walk
  • Browne's Cross Bar - 8 min drive
  • Roadhouse - 3 min drive
  • Monsoon Valley - 5 min drive

About this property

Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club

4-star family-friendly hotel by the river
Located close to Balor Arts Centre and Drumboe Woods, Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club provides a terrace, a garden and a hair salon. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Garden Restaurant, the on-site restaurant. Yoga classes and aerobics classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include hiking/biking. In addition to an arcade/games room and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a reception hall and multilingual staff
  • A TV in reception, a ballroom and a lift
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 138 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as perks such as free WiFi and free weekday newspapers.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with deep-soaking baths and free toiletries
  • TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: EUR 12 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Garden Restaurant

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Indoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 23 December and 26 December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately EUR 12 per person

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Jackson's Ballybofey
Jackson's Hotel Ballybofey
Jackson's Hotel Leisure Club Ballybofey
Jackson's Hotel Leisure Club
Jackson's Leisure Club Ballybofey
Jackson's Leisure Club
Jackson's & Leisure Ballybofey
Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club Hotel
Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club Ballybofey
Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club Hotel Ballybofey

Frequently asked questions

Does Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.

Is Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Jackson's Hotel & Leisure Club located?

This family-friendly Ballybofey hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Balor Arts Centre and Drumboe Woods. Bluestack Mountains and Oakfield Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).




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Rating 8 - Good. 126 out of 372 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 61 out of 372 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 37 out of 372 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 19 out of 372 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Terrible


Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed for a few nights on a work trip. The room was lovely and the restaurant has a good selection of food. There were some problems with internet access one evening, but Caroline was amazing and went over and above to sort out the problem for us. She was brilliant.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
A little underwhelmed
On the plus side, food in the bar was good, tasty and well presented. The room was comfortable and clean. However, service was somewhat hit and miss. Some of the staff were rather abrupt and unfriendly. I feel that the place could be better organised, and could probably do with a decor update too. Not sure if I would call it a 4 star experience, even though we paid a 4 star price!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The elevator wasn’t working and the rooms were uncomfortably warm
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay


Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
We had a lovely stay at Jackson I’ve stayed a few times and like the hotel The room I had this time the bathroom was a bit below standard toilet seat was broke, shower rail was rusty I have had better rooms Thanks
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Restaurant served up some great food and pints. The staff were fantastic. Only issue I had was the elevator was broken and I was traveling with someone who is disabled.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022