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Downings Bay Hotel

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On the beach
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

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
Main Street, Downings, Donegal

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSandy Hills Golf Course14 min walk
  • Popular LocationCarrigart Riding Stables4 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarrigart Beach12 min drive
  • AirportDonegal (CFN)79 min drive

Room options

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 looking for area attractions can visit Carrigart Riding Stables and Dunfanaghy Stables.

What's nearby

  • Sandy Hills Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Carrigart Riding Stables - 4 min drive
  • Carrigart Beach - 12 min drive
  • Ards Forest Park - 26 min drive
  • Marble Hill Strand - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Londonderry (LDY-City of Derry) - 92 min drive


  • Singing Pub - 4 min drive
  • Rose's Bar - 14 min drive
  • Starfish Cafe - 23 min drive
  • Lizzie's Bistro - 23 min drive
  • Patsy Dan's - 24 min drive

About this property

Downings Bay Hotel

3-star hotel
You can look forward to free full breakfast, laundry facilities and 3 bars at Downings Bay Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. The on-site fine-dining restaurant, Haven, features local cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a gym and free babysitting.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, access to a nearby indoor pool and access to a nearby health club
  • Luggage storage, ATM/banking services and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews say great things about the beach locale
Room features
All 40 rooms include amenities such as free WiFi. Guest reviews speak positively of the size rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • 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

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 (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected 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
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

Downings Bay Hotel Hotel Downings
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Frequently asked questions

Is Downings Bay Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 28 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 24 Apr 2023 start from €130.20, 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.

How much is parking at Downings Bay Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Downings Bay Hotel?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Downings Bay Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Downings Bay Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Downings hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sandy Hills Golf Course and Carrigart Beach. Carrigart Riding Stables is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly staff , very welcoming . Ideal location if you are golfing . Great food . Highly recommended. Terrific value
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Patrick, Houston

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Tub bath was a nice amenity after cold day of golf.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel close to the beach.
This beautiful hotel has a wonderful location close to the beach and the rooms are lovely. The brilliant bar had very friendly staff and served great food. The full Irish breakfast was great so we highly recommend this super hotel in a great location.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely relaxing stay, great breakfast and clean rooms
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

10/10 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

6/10 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

10/10 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

10/10 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

10/10 Excellent


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