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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 439 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Fine hotel in a great position, good dining too.
Stay Date: 05/2018, Chris Y wrote this review.
We had three very comfortable nights here. The spacious room overlooked the beach which gave a lovely restful and picturesque vista. Excellent professional staff and good dining options made our stay even better.
We had three very comfortable nights here. The spacious room overlooked the beach which gave a lovely restful and picturesque vista. Excellent professional staff and good dining options made our stay even better. Collapse
Great Staff but Poor Management Vision
Stay Date: 04/2018, HolidayEnthusiast38 wrote this review.
My husband and I stayed here for the Special Sunday Night New Spring Dinner Menu with B and B accommodation. We were planning an 'end of winter visit' to our house in Donegal in Carrigart to lower our central heating temperatures. When I saw this spe… See more
My husband and I stayed here for the Special Sunday Night New Spring Dinner Menu with B and B accommodation. We were planning an 'end of winter visit' to our house in Donegal in Carrigart to lower our central heating temperatures. When I saw this special menu advertised we decided to give ourselves a treat rather than self cater in our own house. I know Arnolds as a charming hotel with a lot of Northern guests like ourselves. My husband had never stayed there before. All the booking arrangements went just great with very pleasant, easy to deal with staff on the desk and I was looking forward to the whole experience. Our house has amazing views and dining at home there is always special. I expected the lovely restaurant in Arnolds with a new Spring Menu to be well up to conditions in our holiday home but... On arrival we were very pleasantly greeted and given our room. The room had a sea view as I had asked for but was very tight for two people and had a very restricted view. The bathroom was clearly the very minimum which could be taken out of the room space. It had a splendid large new sink which left little room for guests to set down wash bags etc., and in the morning it was apparent that it did not have a power shower. My big disappointment was that on arrival we were told the dining room which overlooks the sea was closed. We were put into an oblong basement type room at the back of the hotel with no character and no view. I could have understood if there had not been a perfectly appropriate room lying empty because someone had decided that the guests on that evening were not important enough to warrant use of the dining room. During the evening the room became packed with dinners. Many were twosomes like ourselves, clearly expecting a special evening together and dressed accordingly. A three course meal from the new spring menu plus wine cost 136 Euros incl tip. Not a Pub or Bistro tariff. The staff were excellent and the chef outstanding but the surroundings did not come up to the standard of the food and the lack of any equipment for opening and eating crab claws also let down the meal. The napkins, if one should call them that, were of the cheapest most flimsy paper variety. The guests who had entrusted their special evening to Arnolds were surely due more consideration from managers who decide about restaurant use and provision of linen and cutlery. Indeed the staff who provided great service and culinary skills were also let down as it was the managers who were cutting corners and failing to support the staff vision of the hotel. You have to ask yourself whether the dining room would have been opened for the Irish President had he chosen to have dinner there and you get a perspective. Sadly we came away realising that staying in our own house in Donegal would have provided a more special evening than staying in Arnolds. Collapse
Good Friday treat with the most delicious foodf
Stay Date: 04/2018, Siobhan M wrote this review.
My boyfriend and I were passing through on Good Friday and were treated to the most exceptional meal. The presentation and quality of the meal were 5star, a highlight of my trip to donegal. The fish pie was by far the nicest I've ever eaten, and fis… See more
My boyfriend and I were passing through on Good Friday and were treated to the most exceptional meal. The presentation and quality of the meal were 5star, a highlight of my trip to donegal. The fish pie was by far the nicest I've ever eaten, and fish an chips though a fairly standard meal was just a level above anything I've ever tasted. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2018, aileen h wrote this review.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Central location, sea view and comfortable. Our children organised this break for us, we had two nights bed and breakfast with one evening meal and afternoon tea together with a pampering treatment at Cascada… See more
Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Central location, sea view and comfortable. Our children organised this break for us, we had two nights bed and breakfast with one evening meal and afternoon tea together with a pampering treatment at Cascada of our choice. It was amazing value. Can't praise the staff enough so friendly and helpful. The restaurant is second to none, food was amazing. Will most definitely be back. Collapse
Usual high standard
Stay Date: 03/2018, judgeray wrote this review.
Having stayed at Arnold's Hotel before and enjoyed it, I am pleased to report that in my opinion the standard of the food and the staff has definitely improved. The room my wife and I stayed in was both clean and spacious with the added bonus of havi… See more
Having stayed at Arnold's Hotel before and enjoyed it, I am pleased to report that in my opinion the standard of the food and the staff has definitely improved. The room my wife and I stayed in was both clean and spacious with the added bonus of having a sea view of White Haven Bay.The staff are helpful and friendly making your holiday really pleasant. All in all Arnolds is a delightful hotel to have a relaxing break. Collapse
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