Downings Bay Hotel

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On the beach
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Room (NO VIEW/ DISCO SIDE) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Downings Bay Hotel

Downings Bay Hotel

3.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
Main Street, Downings, Donegal

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSandy Hills Golf Course14 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarrigart Beach2 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarrigart Riding Stables4 min drive
  • AirportDonegal (CFN)77 min drive

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About this area


Located in Downings, Downings Bay Hotel is on the beach. Sandy Hills Golf Course and Ashtree Stables are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carrigart Beach and Ards Forest Park.

What's nearby

  • Sandy Hills Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Carrigart Beach - 2 min drive
  • Carrigart Riding Stables - 4 min drive
  • Ards Forest Park - 26 min drive
  • Marble Hill Strand - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 77 min drive

About this property

Downings Bay Hotel

Delightful beach hotel with a sauna
At Downings Bay Hotel, hit the beach, dine on-site at Haven or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges.
Downings Bay Hotel offers 40 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



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

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

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

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Haven
  • The Wheelhouse
  • J.C.'s
  • The Empire Club

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Bike rentals
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Free babysitting
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10.0 per night

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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 113 reviews
5 - Excellent 64%
Rating 4 - Good. 32 out of 113 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 113 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 113 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 113 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lovely friendly staff Rooms very clean Great location
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Static caravans ruin the views
The hotel and staff were nice enough but the location was awful. I wrongly assumed that given its location and the beach photos on its website there would be beautiful views of the bay but didn’t do my homework properly. Check out Google maps but on satellite view to see the clutter of static caravans completely dominating the best part of Downings and covering the entire length of the bay right up to the boundary of the hotel car park ☹️
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A true gem!
We stayed for one night and it happened to be the last night of the season. We were met with a friendly receptionist. We had dinner in the bar and it was one of the nicest meals I’ve had in Ireland in the last 2 years! Great service, varied menu, lots of vegetarian options, absolutely delicious food. The room was spacious and a lovely comfortable bed. Breakfast was a buffet style served to you. Again this was delicious. I would highly recommend this hotel. I didn’t use any of the leisure facilities to comment.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel was very clean and good Covid requirements in place. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food excellent
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021