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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 385 reviews
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Stay Date: 06/2017, Alan L wrote this review.
Booked Arnold's as a surprise for my wife. She loves horse riding so wanted to tie in with a couple of treks on the beach. The hotel was busy and we ate in restaurant on the first night. Our meal was excellent and good value when we used our voucher.… See more
Booked Arnold's as a surprise for my wife. She loves horse riding so wanted to tie in with a couple of treks on the beach. The hotel was busy and we ate in restaurant on the first night. Our meal was excellent and good value when we used our voucher. Breakfast too was first class. It's a nicely situated hotel but needs a bit of a revamp inside. It's a bit tired but service was great and they were very helpful sorting out the horse riding. All in all a very relaxing stay. Collapse
Work Review Days in Arnolds - Excellent
Stay Date: 06/2017, Gillian R wrote this review.
Our work team (12 of us) visited Arnolds in June 17 for our Summer Review Meeting. The facilities were perfect for us, very comfortable and the service and attention we received was excellent. Many people had not visited Dunfanaghy before but will … See more
Our work team (12 of us) visited Arnolds in June 17 for our Summer Review Meeting. The facilities were perfect for us, very comfortable and the service and attention we received was excellent. Many people had not visited Dunfanaghy before but will definitely be back! Collapse
Chill out night
Stay Date: 06/2017, moomoo1968 wrote this review.
Booked in for one night for a change of scenery. Nice quaint hotel with lovely seating areas in reception and a cosy feel. The staff on reception were very friendly and helpful. We decided to dine in the restaurant as we wanted to look out at the vie… See more
Booked in for one night for a change of scenery. Nice quaint hotel with lovely seating areas in reception and a cosy feel. The staff on reception were very friendly and helpful. We decided to dine in the restaurant as we wanted to look out at the views. I had the goats cheese and roasted beetroot to start which was a bit disappointing as there was only 4 marble sized pieces of cheese, the lettuce was limp and very little vinegarette. My husband had the seafood chowder which looked like it had come out of the microwave and very little fish in it and not much flavour. For mains he had the steak which was perfect and I had the Cajun chicken which was quite good. The staff were lovely but the little things like we got no water to our table and had to ask for cutlery, wine glasses very cloudy. The bedroom was basic but comfortable. The curtains could do with a wash as they were all stains. We went down for breakfast at 9.30 and it was very disappointing, buffet counter was all messy had to ask for butter and marmalade when toast came out. I got the mini breakfast which was ok apart from mushrooms which looked like they had been reheated. It's a nice hotel but seems to be a bit disorganised in the dining and breakfast areas. When we were eating they was not a big crowd at either time. Staff are all lovely. Collapse
Gotta be 'The Best Hotel in Donegal'
Stay Date: 06/2017, KathyAnn G wrote this review.
Visited this hotel today for lunch as part of our Primary School Outing. It had been an extremely wet day and our pupils had been to the beach and spent time horse-riding. We had a booking with Arnolds to have our lunch at 2pm but our pupils were com… See more
Visited this hotel today for lunch as part of our Primary School Outing. It had been an extremely wet day and our pupils had been to the beach and spent time horse-riding. We had a booking with Arnolds to have our lunch at 2pm but our pupils were completely soaked. I approached the manager Aishling to ask if we could possibly have our lunch earlier. She said this would be no problem at all and she could arrange for this to happen. As we spoke she could see our pupils lined up outside in heavy rain, covered in sand from head to toe! She invited all the kids in, (all 50!!) offered us a room to take shelter and change. She went off and came back offering us towels, hairdriers, use of toilets, access to an open fire etc etc. It was amazing to have received such a level of hospitality. We were overwhelmed! Aishling's mother (Hotel Owner) arrived on the scene to offer further assistant to our group. They quite literally could not have done any more for us. What an amazing 1st impression. We then enjoyed a fantastic meal provided by the hotel staff. The food was fantastic - recommend the Cajun Chicken!! Service was so efficient- 50 kids! Can't speak highly enough about this experience rating customer care and staff friendliness to be of the highest order........ Best Hotel in Donegal!!!! Collapse
Arnolds Hotel Go Above & Beyond the Call of Duty!
Stay Date: 06/2017, wlong1 wrote this review.
Took a group of almost 50 kids to Dunfanaghy today for our school trip. Planned to go horse-riding and spend time on the beach. A light mizzle of rain began as we were getting off the bus, but we divided the kids into 4 groups to do the horse-riding … See more
Took a group of almost 50 kids to Dunfanaghy today for our school trip. Planned to go horse-riding and spend time on the beach. A light mizzle of rain began as we were getting off the bus, but we divided the kids into 4 groups to do the horse-riding while the others played on the beach & went swimming. We had to walk quite far to get to the water as the tide was out. The rain got heavier and heavier and almost 50 kids & a dozen adults were drenched. We had to cut our stay on the beach short and make a run for it! But to where???? We asked Arnold's hotel if they had any suggestions, a community centre for example that we could go to to get the kids all changed into dry clothes. The staff of Arnold's Hotel were truly amazing! They took us all in. gave us a room, brought us hair dryers & towels, took some of our wet clothes away to put into the dryer. They couldn't do enough for us. They didn't see the sand, the dripping sea water, the rain soaked clothing, the soggy shoes. Instead they saw a group of freezing, wet kids & adults and they took us in & treated us like family! A huge thank you to Aisling and her team. If you're looking for a place to stay anywhere near Dunfanaghy - then this is it! Repay them for their kindness by spreading the word & booking in for a few nights or stopping off for a meal! Some people out there do go above and beyond the call of duty & Arnolds hotel is one of them! Collapse
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