Fodor's Expert Review The Central Hotel

The Diamond, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal, Ireland Fodor's Choice

With its bright white shutters and boldly red facade, this family-run pretty-as-an-Irish-picture inn sits smack on Donegal's central square, the Diamond. Huge picture windows in the back reveal lovely views of Donegal Bay and the River Eske. The suites have queen-size beds and spacious lounge areas. The efficient staff serve filling food in the Just Williams carvery, although for a wider selection of snacks and light bites try the Upper Deck Bar & Bistro, open 4–9 pm, while Chapmans Restaurant offers a more formal dining experience. During 2019, 40 of the bay-view rooms were refurbished, so ask for an updated room at check-in.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • views of Donegal Bay and the River Eske
  • suites with spacious lounge areas

CONS

  • no frills
  • relentless surge of taxis and motorbikes circling the Diamond
  • street-facing rooms can be noisy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Casual
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 074-972–1027

HOTEL DETAILS

117 rooms

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