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Derry, United Kingdom
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We spent 2 nights in Arnold's hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful from check in to check out. We had a very nice room at the front of the hotel, the room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were very good and evening meals were good with a good selection on the menu. I would not hesitate...

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a 3 night weekend break and really enjoyed it. The hotel location is wonderful - outlook over bay and walking distance to everything. Very pleasant staff on reception so check in and check out very welcoming. Had a room at the back, which was fine. Bed was comfy, room was toasty, tea making facilities. Good sized...

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Thank highfly
dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend . Great food . Friendly staff . And very central to everything Dunfanaghy has to offer . Nice clean room with great view over the bay 24 hour service . Great value for money . We will be back

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Thank molly1999
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had arranged for 4 couples to stay here for my husband's 65th birthday as we love Dunfanaghy. Arnolds is a good family owned 3* hotel. We had a sea view room which was well appointed. The room was small but perfectly adequate. Our friends had a large room (10) to the rear which was enormous and which we used...

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Thank Margaret B
Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very good - spacious and clean. Ordered chowder for lunch - lacked flavour and was 'nuked' in the microwave - prawns were hard and overall was 'watery'. For dinner I had fish and chips which looked quite appetizing but completely lacked taste. Disappointing. At breakfast the service was very slow and all the guests seemed to concur. However,...

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Thank tobconnell
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just home today from weekend at Arnold's. Fabulous location, such a cosy warm reception. Fabulous warm cosy bedroom. Food superb (Especially the T-bone steaks which my partner had on both evenings)!!! Staff all round made us feel so welcome, breakfast amazing too. Will be back for another visit very soon. Highly recommended, can't wait. 🐕

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2Thank janeenirvine01
County Armagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a week end break at Arnolds. Very comfortable bed and room, excellent food and nothing too much bother for the very attentive staff. Great atmosphere- would definitely stay again!

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2Thank kayakboy48
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Arnolds,for a weekend break. The hotel is a little tired but more than makes up for it with its excellent staff and customer service. Arrived on a cold and wet November afternoon to be greeted by a friendly receptionist and a warm turf fire. We ate in the bar and were served delicious food which was reasonably priced...

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3Thank maura549
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for relaxing weekend and we thought it's good place to stay! Yes we thought... Saturday night and music was playing until 1am! No sleep before 1am. Is it family friendly hotel??? I will never stay here again

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Thank marta_k87
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Set just across from the water's edge, lovely quaint hotel, had a midweek break and loved it, perfect relaxation. Special mention to the staff, especially Cheryl in the restaurant, she was brilliant. Will definitely go back, loads to do and see in the local area. Highly recommended.

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Gerarda A, Owner at Arnolds Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at the Arnold Family Hotel Dunfanaghy. We appreciate your positive feedback on our hard-working team and glad you enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of Sheephaven Bay. We look forward to looking after you next time you plan a visit to Dunfanaghy on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arnolds Hotel

Address: Dunfanaghy | Co Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Dunfanaghy
Price Range: RM361 - RM708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arnolds Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Our room was at the front of the hotel there was some traffic noise but nothing to stop us sleeping soundly.”
 of 5 bubbles 305alang, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would assume that rooms with a view over the bay are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles highfly, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“dose not have a lift”
 of 5 bubbles trevorwylie1959, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you don't get the rooms above the bar, if you want an early night.”
 of 5 bubbles vincenth459, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms 30s and 40s noisy as en route to emergency exit which was encouraged for smokers and to car park”
 of 5 bubbles LMsept, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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