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 newly opened Blazers Burger Bar & Grill is known for its Aubrac beef from grass-fed cattle. For sharing platters, snacks and light bites try the Central Bar, (noon–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.
- convenient location
- views of Donegal Bay and the River Eske
- suites with spacious lounge areas
- no frills
- relentless surge of taxis and motorbikes circling the Diamond
- street-facing rooms can be noisy
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast