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The hotel commands spectacular views of Sheephaven Bay and the golden sands of Killahoey Beach under the sheltering arm of Horn Head is just a short stroll away. Guests will enjoy a leisurely break in the relaxed ambience of a traditional family hotel in Donegal, combined with excellence in food and hospitality with the opportunity to explore the breathtaking scenery around Sheephaven Bay.
Sheephaven Bay has stunning landscapes with the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor activities suitable for all the family. Here at Arnolds Hotel we offer a range of Activity Holiday Packages and if you would like to combine leisure with outdoor activities then why not book your holiday with us. Go Horse Riding, Surfing, Walking, Golfing, Cycling, Fishing or you can enjoy a Painting Break, Photography or Writers Weekend Workshop. Shopping in the village is excellent with a wide choice of craft shops and art galleries all within walking distance of the hotel.
The Arnold family hotel was established in 1922 and we are proud to carry on the tradition of welcoming guests and providing a unique holiday experience in one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. Guests will receive a warm Donegal welcome from the Arnold family, and our friendly courteous staff will assist you in every way to ensure your holiday with us has been enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the Arnold Family Hotel.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 30
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: Londonderry (LDY City of Derry)
- Distance: 81.9 kilometres
- Cots/Cribs Free: Yes
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 8:30
- Monday to Friday: 8:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Londonderry (Ldy City Of Derry) Distance: 81.9 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 410 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Popped in for supper
Stay Date: 08/2017, SMLB_13 wrote this review.
We were staying in Glen but looking for a restaurant to eat supper. We weren't sure if the restaurant in the hotel would be open but so glad it was! Our daughter had chicken bites and chip which she thoroughly enjoyed. My husband had the chicken di… See more
We were staying in Glen but looking for a restaurant to eat supper. We weren't sure if the restaurant in the hotel would be open but so glad it was! Our daughter had chicken bites and chip which she thoroughly enjoyed. My husband had the chicken dish and I had the fish pie which was outstanding! Their spring vegetables were a mix of broccoli, peas and spinach but with the added flavours of butter and chilli....absolutely amazing! A great meal! Please visit! Collapse
Best part is the location
Stay Date: 08/2017, Sideye16 wrote this review.
Very welcoming and friendly staff and fantastic views from our bedroom. The breakfast was superb.We stayed for three days but had problems with housekeeping every day. Luggage rack was dirty on arrival also no towels or toiletries and two tea bags. S… See more
Very welcoming and friendly staff and fantastic views from our bedroom. The breakfast was superb.We stayed for three days but had problems with housekeeping every day. Luggage rack was dirty on arrival also no towels or toiletries and two tea bags. Second day no toiletries or tea bags. Third day we left a sign on door to service the room, when we returned 5 hrs later it wasn't done. We spoke to reception and went for a walk and returned when room was serviced.........the sink had not been cleaned. We spoke to reception staff when checking out who were extremely gracious and reduced our bill. Its a shame as otherwise its a nice place to stay...we hope to return sometime hopefully the housekeeping service will be up to scratch. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Owen C wrote this review.
Just happened to be in Dunfanaghy for a meal and walking from the opposite end of town we eventually decided to stop at Arnold's, to be honest we didn't expect what happened next .the staff were quite a young staff but from start to finish they provi… See more
Just happened to be in Dunfanaghy for a meal and walking from the opposite end of town we eventually decided to stop at Arnold's, to be honest we didn't expect what happened next .the staff were quite a young staff but from start to finish they provided a high level of professionalism , both my partner and I both commented on the service before we even got near our food, then the food came, wow, is all we could say, really really good food so tasty in every way and also the perfect service from staff throughout, if only all Donegal restaurants paid this much attention to service, this young team could teach many an older team a thing or two, anyhow already looking forward to a return visit next month. Collapse
Gracious Family Inn
Stay Date: 08/2017, lauretteflorence wrote this review.
Just spent a wonderful week at the Arnold Hotel with my family. The hotel is beautifully run and the food is excellent. We enjoyed every meal and the warm, welcoming service. We took advantage of the waterfront across the street for beach walks and g… See more
Just spent a wonderful week at the Arnold Hotel with my family. The hotel is beautifully run and the food is excellent. We enjoyed every meal and the warm, welcoming service. We took advantage of the waterfront across the street for beach walks and golfed on the water. Incredible views and great little downtown shops and sights. Dunfanaghy is delightful and we enjoyed the stables and trail rides daily. We will be back. Best of all, the couple who owns the inn personally see to your needs and answer all of your questions. Their daughter has turned the Arnold into a current, lively place while still retaining it's old world charm. The hub of Dunfanaghy. Go and stay awhile! Collapse
Overpriced for way too average
Stay Date: 08/2017, levineshe wrote this review.
Arnolds is a great location in the centre of a beautiful village and appears to do a fantastic business - put the busyness down to a distinct lack of competition locally.. We stayed for four nights from a Thursday through Monday - were initially give… See more
Arnolds is a great location in the centre of a beautiful village and appears to do a fantastic business - put the busyness down to a distinct lack of competition locally.. We stayed for four nights from a Thursday through Monday - were initially given internet access code to find out it did not work - it was then promptly explained that there was an access problem in the village generally due to broadband upgrade - not so, we logged in several other locations in town without issue. I was fully assured by the receptionist a follow up with service the following day - it never happened. Breakfast was a huge mess - a very basic buffet with a few servers doing their best to serve not all that many table - they were clearly untrained - leaving us sitting there for 15 mins before approaching us and then another 10 mins before a cup of poor coffee arrived. The bread served was clearly the same bread that we ate on our first day, stale and inedible by the last day - no jam in the house all weekend long! We ordered sandwiches in the lobby one afternoon and after much back and forth as to whether they could actually serve us, we received what we did not order, on stale bread and bizarre tasteless type of tortilla on the side as a replacement for chips. We over paid in the bar for two glasses of plonk passing off as Cabernet and a wilted salad. In the end, we just bypassed the entire hotel and went next door to eat at Lizzies Restaurant which is fantastic. Even though the front desk staff were disappointing and basically feeding us yearns about internet and follow up, the other staff we encountered throughout the hotel seemed to be genuinely doing their best. It struck me as an utterly chaotic place without any real management or leadership. I'm sure Arnold's will continue in business for as long as the own the town in the manner which they currently do, but some competition will undoubtedly change that. I will return to Dunfanahey for sure, but I won't be staying or revisiting Arnolds. What a disappointing experience for charging city prices! Up your game folks - what you are currently offering is sub standard at best and is not sustainable in the longer term. Collapse
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