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The Central Hotel Donegal

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Deluxe Double Room, River View | View from room
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Central Hotel Donegal

The Central Hotel Donegal

3.0 star property

8.0/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
The Diamond, Donegal, County Donegal

Guests rated this location 7.4/10 - Good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiamond Obelisk1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDonegal Castle1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDonegal Bay Waterbus2 min walk
  • AirportDonegal (CFN)65 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Central Hotel Donegal is located in Donegal. Donegal Golf Club and Deane's Farm Equestrian Centre are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Bluestack Mountains and Ardnamona Gardens.

What's nearby

  • Diamond Obelisk - 1 min walk
  • Killaghtee Old Church - 1 min walk
  • Donegal Castle - 1 min walk
  • O'Donnel's Castle - 1 min walk
  • Donegal Bay Waterbus - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 65 min drive


  • Aroma Coffee Shop & Mini Bakery - 19 min walk
  • Olde Castle Bar - 1 min walk
  • McCafferty's Bar - 1 min walk
  • The Reel Inn - 2 min walk
  • Harbour Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

The Central Hotel Donegal

3-star hotel near the bay
You can look forward to a garden, a bar and a health club at The Central Hotel Donegal. For some rest and relaxation, visit the steam room or the hot tub. Enjoy Irish cuisine and more at the two on-site restaurants. In addition to babysitting, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk and wedding services
  • A lift, a banquet hall and luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 113 rooms offer comforts such as free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and hairdryers
  • Coffee/tea makers 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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
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

  • Off-site parking within 328 ft (EUR 2.70 per day)
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: EUR 12.00 for adults and EUR 6.00 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Upper Deck Bar
  • Blazers

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden


  • 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


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately EUR 12.00 for adults and from EUR 6.00 for children
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 2.70 per day (328 ft away)

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

You need to know

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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Central Hotel Donegal
Central Donegal
The Central Donegal Donegal
The Central Hotel Donegal Hotel
The Central Hotel Donegal Donegal
The Central Hotel Donegal Hotel Donegal

Frequently asked questions

Does The Central Hotel Donegal have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 20 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 21 Mar 2023 start from €116.10, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Central Hotel Donegal pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Central Hotel Donegal?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Central Hotel Donegal?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Central Hotel Donegal located?

Situated in Donegal, this hotel is steps away from Diamond Obelisk, Killaghtee Old Church and Donegal Castle. O'Donnel's Castle and Donegal Bay Waterbus are also within 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Central Hotel Donegal and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Central Hotel Donegal offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Central Hotel Donegal cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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Rating 10 - Excellent. 102 out of 258 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 45 out of 258 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 18 out of 258 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 5 out of 258 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
Had a bad experience being checked in…but the property seems good
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
location - V Good, in the Diamond. It was my birthday and contacted prior to see if could get a bay view. Needed to pay extra was the reply. No problems. We stuck with the standard we booked. Odd atmosphere Upon entering reception with hospitality lacking by the female. Asked if they were busy and was told no, quiet. Thought maybe we'd get a view, after my email, but no. Fair enough. Maybe a 'Happy Birthday', "Have a great stay?" Nope not even that. The room had a great view looking at a plastered wall, complete with characterful crack. Inside, it needed badly updated. Old, worn, scuffed furniture. Bathroom needed ripped out. There was mould in the shower and sink. The saving grace was that the linen and towels were clean. Not the cleaners fault for the shower as they are having to deal with something that shouldn't be still in operation for guests. Renovations stated as ongoing. However, not much sign, and this particular room should not be let out to guests with the general state of repair. We mentioned this to reception on check out and she said, like the all the replies do when people leave negative feedback, 'you should have said'. Well we did say prior to our stay but it fell on deaf ears. Proactive thinking would be useful for the team. Told check out was 11am, when we called for an extra half hour. This surprised me, as on my booking confirmation (we booked through Expedia) noon was stated. They did allow us to 12.30 but forgot an hour later. Will not rush back.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Fajny hotel.Miła obsługa.Jedzenie dobre.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
nothing too fancy but the room was clean and comfortable.

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

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

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly atmosphere in the midst of a lively charming town.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022