4.7 out of 5.0 average rating based on 315 reviews
5.00

4.00

I had a very pleasant stay in Downing's Bay Hotel. The room was very comfortable and well appointed & so was the bathroom. The place was spotless and all the measures were in place for a safe social distancing as well as sanitiser stations. What a great idea to serve breakfast in function room for safe spacing between tables. And the bonus was the friendliness of staff especially at reception. A stay I would love to repeat as soon as possible. Thank you to all the staff who made my stay very enjoyable.

4.00

4.00

Always great accomodation and staff and food

5.00

We had a great stay and the hotel had the most comfortable beds and friendly staff! The breakfast was also amazing. Thank you

5.00

Great hotel with friendly and helpful staff!

5.00

Thank you for a beautiful welcoming stay. Everything was just perfect👌👌👌 We will definitely be back.

5.00

Great hotel, great staff and thoroughly enjoyable stay!

4.25

5.00

I was here on business. The room was excellent. I found the staff very accommodating and pleasant. I have an electric car and Eileen sorted me out with a socket to charge with the minimum of fuss. Thank you.

5.00

Great location, nice warm room for a winter stay. Lovely fresh cooked Sunday morning breakfast. What more do you need at a great price

4.50

4.75

A great stay. Staff were excellent. Lovely comfortable rooms. Only negative was deep fried mushrooms served with the breakfast on the second morning. Will be back

5.00

My wife and I had a wonderful weekend stay at the hotel 22nd-24th Nov 2019. Perfect location. Warm and comfortable. Great food. Wonderful staff. I have no hesitation in recommending the Downings Bay Hotel Thanks to everyone at the hotel. Cannot wait to return very soon!

5.00

pleasant stay, modern room, close to glenveagh national park

5.00

The staff at Downings Bay Hotel could not have been nicer. Really friendly and helpful. The lady that was working on reception on the morning of Sunday 22nd September was an absolute lady. Went out of her way to make sure we had transport to our next location after it was looking like we may end up being stranded. All in all, we were really impressed by the hotel and the surrounding area. We will be back for sure.

4.00

5.00

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were pleasant and friendly, yet professional. The service was excellent and the room clean. Would stay here again.

4.25

5.00

Had a wonderful stay and the staff were extremely helpful and cheerful throughout

5.00

This was a comfortable place tasty with good food.

4.75

4.00

4.75

Really enjoyed our stay.

4.75

Excellent hotel staff were very helpful as my wife has mobility problems , will definitely be returning.

5.00

Very comfortable room and I had an enjoyable stay.

5.00

A Excellent hotel , staff very friendly location perfect, we had an amazing time

5.00

Our stay was perfect. Really, we could not fault anything. Thank you for hosting us for our brief stay in County Donegal. Emma and Ben. Melbourne, australia.

5.00

5.00

I had a great stay there as the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Room was lovely, clean and spacious. Location was great and the food was delicious. Could not ask for more to be honest. I had a very pleasant stay and I would definitely go back and recommend the hotel.

4.00

5.00

Really enjoyed my stay ... lovely comfortable hotel... nice surroundings and friendly efficient staff ... would highly recommend hotel

4.00

Had a lovely stay. My only complaint was at breakfast there was much room around tables.

4.75

Great stay and best of all they let me charge my Electric car! Hotel is a bit dated but it's near the sea and serves great food...will be back.

5.00

A very warm welcome at a homely hotel in a great location with superb food and wonderful staff.

4.75

Wonderful stay Lovely reception staff Heating slightly too hot and rooms bit noisy from neighbours Food delicious Rooms comfy and spacious

4.25

Lovely hotel - clean and well maintained. Staff were attentive and good quality of food.

5.00

Great stay at the Downing’s bay, would def recommend this hotel and hope to return

5.00

Our stay was very nice We were more than happy with the service

5.00

Very pleasant stay, great hospitality and helpful staff people to make your stay the best as possible

5.00

4.50

5.00

Excellent staff, room,food. Everything first class.

4.50

Very enjoyable stay. Rooms great size and spotless. Breakfast lovely.

5.00

5.00

5.00

I had a great time in Downings and the Downings Bay Hotel was lovely ....the food is excellent ....the Dexter beef was amazing ....you can't beat the location either ...staff are helpful and friendly ....every room has an iron and ironing board...a lovely touch ...no need to ask ....I'd certainly stay here again .....

5.00

A most enjoyable and pleasant stay. Great food, comfy beds and friendly staff

4.50

As always the Downings Bay Hotel lived up to its great recommendations. For 15 years my friends and I have been going to Downings, and the hotel has always provided great service. The only thing I would say is that when the empire club is on, there is no quiet side of the building.

5.00

A very nice family run hotel with lovely staff who couldn’t do enough for us during our stay. We will be returning

4.25

5.00

4.75

Lovely stay. Altho any time we stay we find the Wi-Fi never works properly

4.75

5.00

Everything was perfect.

5.00

Our family of four had a lovely stay here over the Easter holidays. Staff were nice and friendly, hotel was warm and cosy. We'll be back soon.

5.00

Excellent stay. Downings Bay is a beautiful area and the hotel is very family friendly. We will definitely be staying again in the future.

5.00

Very friendly and helpful staff Rooms very spacious and clean Lovely all round experience Will use again and would recommend

5.00

From the friendly greeting on arrival to the food and location, this was an excellent place to set camp and explore the beaches and scenery in the surrounding area.

5.00

Fantastic service as always

4.75

Very enjoyable stay as always. Staff are always very welcoming especially Joan& Eileen in reception. Hotel spotless as ever and so warm and cosy in such cold bitter weather.

5.00

Excellent Hotel in an excellent location. Really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely visit again. The food was of top quality and the Guinness went down well also.

5.00

I had a great stay at your hotel

5.00

Lovely hotel with great staff. Definitely go back.

4.00

We had a very good stay room and staff excellent only thing we would change is that breakfast could commence earlier 8.30 is quite late if you want to set out on a journey

3.00

Nice quiet place with amenities and beach nearby; would stay again.

5.00

We found this hotel to be clean, comfortable and accessible to good hiking and exploring. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

5.00

Excellent staff, food and location will return

5.00

No additional comment

4.25

excellent food in restaurant

5.00

It was fabulous, room was comfortable and the breakfasts were lovely. I especially appreciated a late breakfast held back for me on the Monday morning and the cup of tea hit the spot. I will be back.

5.00

good

3.75

Nice hotel. Good breakfast and friendly staff.

5.00

We had a lovely time! Thank you. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us with nice and quiet rooms. The bedrooms were the nicest element - spacious, clean and modern. My only comment would be (and for all hotels) to have a room, a spot off to the side for quiet talking and reading. Like in the old days - a residents' room. There was a wedding going on when we were there, and All-Irelands, etc, so beyond the bar, it was hard to find a spot to sit and read, or have a quiet chat - my traveling companion, my mum, is old and hard of hearing. The pub was ok, but loud and busy.

5.00

good

5.00

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel during August. We had a lovely spacious room and had breakfast every morning. The hotel is in a brilliant location, 2 minutes from the beach. We only ate dinner once at the hotel but this was due to us having alternative plans. The food was nice & portions very generous. Will definitely stay again. All staff were very friendly & helpful.

4.25

Lovely hotel with friendly well mannered staff, breakfast was delightful. Will deffinitly be back

5.00

fabulous stay as usual....great food and music in the bar after

4.50

Bar food very good nice selection, rooms fresh and clean ,staff friendly .

4.50

Another great stay at the Downings Bay Hotel. Always excellent friendly staff and a very comfortable room.

5.00

Excellent!

4.75

Excellent weekend saw the Fureys on Friday night. Food was lovely especially enjoyed the supper club on the Thursday evening great value. I found the towels and Bed linen were spotless nice snow white towels.

4.75

Brilliant hotel in Brilliant location

5.00

Great stay, the hotel was lovely and clean and all the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. Beautiful part of Ireland.

5.00

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable 3 nights at hotel from 24-26 May. Very friendly and helpful staff. Wifi available throughout. Great breakfasts. Nice spacious rooms. All in all a very pleasant stay and hihgly recommended.

4.75

it was very nice.

5.00

An enjoyable one night stay with a meal in the bar. I would be too embarrassed to admit how long I slept, so full marks for bed comfort

4.75

Excellent staff, lovely room, great breakfast. Hope to return. Thank you.

5.00

Lovely hotel great food and staff were excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel and look forward to staying in the future

5.00

EXCELLENT

5.00

Excellent service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room very comfy and clean. Great breakfast and food in bar was excellent. I left my walking stick in my room when I booked out and hotel posted it home for me.Will most definetely be back

5.00

Stay here quite a lot and top class as per usual

5.00

Really friendly staff. Lovely room.

4.25

I have stayed at the hotel at least 5 times and have always found standards very high. The staff are helpful and friendly and the rooms are clean and well presented.

5.00

My fiance and I had a wonderful time. The room was great and large. The food was well cooked and delicious. Thanks for the service

5.00

Seamless booking and check in and out . Nice spacious room . Wifi high in everyone's list these days seemed flawless . All in all its a nice place . 🍷👌👍

5.00

Very comfortable with great bedrooms , great staff and very good food. Well recommended.

4.50

As always, we had a lovely stay. Staff are so friendly and nothing is a problem. Can't wait to go back later in the year.

5.00

Great staff, very friendly, hotel warm, and clean, great breakfast. Would highly recommend staying here, we will be back.

5.00

Excellent overnight stay,an early check-in,lovely comfortable big room,so warm and cosy,tasty evening meal and great breakfast.A big thanks to Eileen and all the staff who are so pleasant and welcoming.

5.00

Experienced the quickest check-in ever! Staff were very friendly. Room was spacious and warm. Breakfast was good with lovely omelettes!

5.00

Super cool Hotel an cheap for what they offered! Bar, disco and Restaurant just downstairs. What can I say. Just great for few days break!

4.50

Great as usual.

5.00

Excellent

5.00

Staff always friendly Hotel clean Food top notch

5.00

Had a great stay as always ,hotel lovely and clean staff always so friendly ,food was lovely and the breakfast freshly made , We come here a few times every year ! Just love this place !

5.00

Excellent hotel in a beautiful area.Cant fault the place for anything.3rd time ive stayed here.

4.50

Had a nice break with the wife at the hotel and was made to feel relaxed as soon as we arrived. The food was excellent and the service was 1st class. The hotel is located right on the Downings Bay and we were able to have a lovely walk across the beech. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

4.25

A lovely friendly place to stay - breakfasts very good - also bar food with which we watched the Rugby match!

5.00

Lovely hotel with friendly staff will definitely return

4.00

great stay thanks. A pity that the rest of Donegal seemed to be closed for the winter

4.50

Very pleasant stay

3.00

We had a fantastic time in downings bay hotel and all the staff there are second to none...I had my son who has autism with me and we celebrated his birthday in the wee bar....great bar man there too...thanks again everyone.

4.00

Came to Downings many years ago on holiday and was looking forward to a return visit. Village has not changed a bit, which is great to see. Our stay was lovely, from the food, entertainment to our room and the friendliness of the staff. Would most certainly come back.

5.00

Nice location,nice room , pleasant staff

5.00

lovely Hotel

5.00

Wonderful stay again. Second this year and can't wait to book again. Hotel staff so friendly, food and accommodation 1st class. Love it!

4.75

All the stafff were very pleasant and helpful as always. Thanks for a great stay.

5.00

Our stay at the Downings Bay Hotel was really great room,food,and staff were amazing will be making a return for sure.

5.00

had a nice relaxing stay in Downings, food good ,staff pleasant and helpful. would stay there again

3.00

Awesome hotel and service

4.25

Very nice hotel, lovely room and friendly staff.

5.00

The staff were fantastic and provided a brilliant level of service! Hotel is very nice and in a great location. Thanks!

5.00

We had a most enjoyable couple of days in the Downings Bay Hotel.

4.25

Housekeeping Staff were excellent and very responsive when we requested travel cots. Booking was not confirmed by email and wifi codes were difficult to read / set up. Would definitely stay again as hotel was a great location and very child friendly.

5.00

Fabulous time was had...Most friendly staff ever...breakfast couldn't have been faulted...had my teenager with special needs with me and everyone was so nice to him which made it mist relaxing.

4.50

Nice family hotel in good location. Will return.

4.75

Had an excellent stay with my wife, 2 kids and my dad. Rooms were good, everywhere was very clean and the food was excellent both at breakfast and in the evening. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend.

4.75

LOVELY STAY. FRIENDLY, BEAUTIFUL ROOMS, GOOD FOOD AND GOOD CRAIC. wOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND.

5.00

Our stay at this hotel was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing times we have ever spent on holiday. The room and en-suite were spotlessly clean. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The food was of a very high standard. I have stayed in 5 star hotels which would not come close to what this hotel delivers to it's guests. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, without reservation.

4.25

Great hotel food and staff excellent would definitely recommend it

5.00

Fantastic place to stay and the staff are lovely

4.50

Fantastic hotel, basrd on a lovely beach, friendly staff, excellent restaurant all round a lovely hotel, would book again

5.00

Very happy with our stay at your hotel .very happy with the breakfast .

4.75

a very nice and friendly hotel but all that is spoiled with very loud music at week ends .We could not sleep during Saturday's night until 3 am Fortunately we we given another room for our second night

5.00

Lovely stay, great big rooms. Excellent location just beside the beach. Breakfast was first class and tea and coffee making facilities in the room were great. Would highly recommend.

4.00

Good, keep it up

5.00

Excellent stay at the hotel, room very comfortable and facilities very good. Would certainly stay again

5.00

Staff v friendly

4.75

On Our forth visit here. Love the relaxed atmosphere and the grat location

5.00

Very nice hotel. Was a little noisy on the Saturday night due to a wedding reception but that did not deter me from staying again in the future.

5.00

Lovely hotel with very friendly service

4.50

Really lovely time, weather beautiful and beach and scenery stunning. All staff at Downings Bay Hotel were just so lovely hope to be back soon.

4.50

Good value . Excellent location . Unfussy .

4.50

We had a great time at the Downings Bay Hotel. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast - freshly cooked every morning was a very good and a perfect start to the day. Dinner was very good value and the meal deal on Thursday was unbeatable - 3 courses and a glass of wine for €16.50 each. The only gripe is the absence of any outdoor space to have a relax and drink at the end of the day.

5.00

Lovely hotel, lovely location, great reception staff and I've never experienced such helpful & well mannered restaurant and bar staff.

5.00

Very good service from lady at check in and young lady serving food in the bar. Food delicious too.

4.50

Relaxing, pleasant and friendly atmosphere, coupled with great scenery. Overall a very nice short break.

5.00

Stayed here mid april. It was my first trip to Downings and it was wonderful. The room was lovely and clean, the bed incredibly comfortable and great value for money. All the staff were so cheerful and friendly. The bar downstairs had 2 great live singers and the atmosphere was brilliant. Will be back in July for a wedding and im really looking forward to staying with you again!

4.00

I really enjoyed my stay at the downings bay hotel very welcoming reception and the food was excellent. The rooms were very clean and warm I would definitely recommend highly to my friends and family I would recommend that when you book ring through to the hotel as their own website Charges ten euro for booking online which is very unusual since it is the hotels own web site. If you book through the hotel direct over the phone you do not incur this fee.

5.00

I have been going to Downingsbay Hotel since it opened, i love it, The staff are soo friendly and the Hotel is warm and cozy in the winter months. The food is delicious, I just love the location and never go anywhere else. Looking forward to my next visit. Thankyou all.

4.00

Overall enjoyable stay food excellent staff friendly and helpful very busy and hard to get seating in lounge but would recommend it to anyone very good

4.25

Good value, clean and well kept hotel with helpful and attentive service team. Staff was accommodating and very helpful. Inclusive Breakfast was great and pub fare was also good.

4.75

We had a lovely time at Downings Bay Hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone & everyone. I put review on trip advisor aswell

4.50

We had a really enjoyable stay here & hope to return in the future.

4.50

Had a lovely stay, all the staff were friendly and the room was great. And really enjoyed the breakfasts!

4.75

Excellent. Beautiful room, friendly staff , great location beside beach and reasonably priced for my budget.

4.75

Very pleasant staff and very efficient. Had a lovely time.

5.00

Room was lovely really fresh and clean food excellent couldn't ask for more I will be back soon

5.00

We had an excellent stay, all the staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel was spotless and the food was beautiful. We were also very impressed with the choice of food on the children's menu. We will be back again.

4.75

Me and my partner had a fantastic time. The food was lovely and the staff helpful and polite. We will be making visits here again for sure!

5.00

Our party of six all agree that our stay was most enjoyable. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was of a very high standard.

5.00

I have wanted to go to Downings for years. We loved the hotel. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The food was lovely and all of the staff were friendly and helpful.

4.75

Nice hotel

4.00

Stayed towards the end of the summer season and the Hotel was quiet - but we knew it would be and that was what we wanted. Typically friendly Donegal welcome. Bedroom comfortable, very good food. Excellent position if you want to experience the magnificent Donegal scenery and beaches.

4.50

lovely hotel and had a great stay. Food was excellent.

5.00

We really enjoyed the ambiance of a good traditional hotel, and hope to return in future.

4.25

Lovely quiet relaxing weekend break with good food and lovely location

4.00

Lovely hotel, great location and good value

5.00

Hi Guys, Myself and my wife both really enjoyed our stay at Downings bay hotel. The room was very clean, comfortable & spacious too. We used the leisure centre on Sunday which was a nice perk. The steaks we ordered were cooked to perfection exactly as ordered. I would recommend a stay with you to anyone. Kind regards, Peter Craig.

5.00

Pleasant Staff , helpful and informative. Very comfortable hotel with a sincere welcoming ambience. Would recommend to anyone. True and proper Irish welcome ; a credit to Donegal as a county and people and general tourism for the area.

4.75

We had a great stay at the hotel. Staff were great, food was delicious. Spacious rooms, although very warm at night. Added bonus of leisure centre and kids play place complimentary. Great price for room, although it would have been nice to have an all in family package to include dinner for everyone. Overall very happy

5.00

-Check in/ out were very friendly and helpful. Very kind in giving my family passes for Leisure Centre on day we were leaving -Hotel was spotless, rooms were perfect & clean. The girls that were cleaning the rooms were very friendly and helpful. -Bar & restaurant staff very friendly and pleasant. Very courteous too. -Hotel overall was a fantastic experience for my family before kids go back to school. Has been & will be recommended to family and friends

4.50

Great location for proximity to golf course, beach and the surrounding town. Staff were very accomodating and the food was very good.

5.00

Staff were efficient and very friendly. They found us a table for dinner despite being very busy on a Saturday evening with the football crowd and were still smiling when we saw them again at breakfast the next morning. My only comment is that the corridor to get to the bedroom is very dark and the lights do not come on until well down the corridor in poor visibility. Otherwise a great hotel.

4.75

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5.00

Very nice hotel. Very friendly staff, just a pity you couldn't do anything about the weather!!

4.50

A lovely hotel in a lovely part of the world. I have to say that Downings exceeded my expectations, and I would suggest is operating above the 3 star rating that it has. The restaurant was fantastic with good food very well prepared and presented. The staff, always smiling and friendly, were terrific and delivered all we needed. The rooms are very spacious, well presented and meet all your needs even with extra beds. Extremely good value for money. A great stay enjoyed by both my son and I.

5.00

Lovely hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Really enjoyed our stay. Just wish the family rooms had a double bed and two single beds instead of a single and a camp bed. At aged 12 and 10 the children are not old enough to have their own room, but are too old for a little camp bed shoved in the corner.

5.00

Lovely hotel, spacious clean rooms and friendly staff, will defo be back

4.25

lovely room 211. Made p really quickly ad spotlessly clean. Very pleasant staff in the dining room. had a great 3 nights. 2mels + 3 BB good deal Will be back to a favourite place

4.00

Comfortable, friendly and clean hotel. Enjoyed our stay

4.25

We enjoyed our stay in the Downings Bay Hotel. The staff were very pleasant and the rooms were clean and comfortable.Breakfast was served very promptly although the Hotel was busy.The bar meals were plain and filling,and the service was excellent.

5.00

Lovely hotel. Friendly staff even under pressure at busy breakfast service.

5.00

Nice hotel. Had a lovely stay!

5.00

Super hotel with lovely, attentive staff and management - looking forward to my next stay already.

4.25

Clean hotel, check-in was quick and efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful. My boyfriend's brother is a vegetarian and the staff were very accommodating for breakfast. We ate on the hotel on one evening, food was lovely. Rooms were spacious and clean. Great value for money, we'll definitely be back.

4.50

We both enjoyed our stay at the hotel again this year. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and the bed is extremely comfortable. The food was excellent we had both breakfast and dinner in the hotel. They even filled a flask for me on the Sunday! The only complaint we would have is, we were in room 118 and the room next door had an extractor fan for the kitchen or something but the noise was terrible, even after the main fan was turned off at 12 midnight, there was still a hum loud enough to keep us awake. We did not complain because the hotel was fully booked that weekend. however next year I will be requesting a different, quieter room.

4.50

My husband and I have stayed in this hotel for the International Car Rally on a couple of occasions. We have always enjoyed our stay from the friendly staff, delicious food to the comfortable bedrooms. We will be back next year. Many thanks Wilma gilmore

5.00

Great place to stay. Food was first class and the services was great.. Staff very friendly and very helpful.. Will be back again for sure..

5.00

We had an excellent stay at Downings Bay Hotel. It was a great experience from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The room was huge, very clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable. The WIFI was free throughout the hotel. The staff were lovely and the food was beautiful and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be staying here again in future!

4.50

Excellent stay. Had two American visitors with us and they regretted we didn't stay another night.

5.00

Lucky for us it is only a few hours away and we love going on the spur of the moment. We try to go off season because we know how popular The Drownings Bay Hotel is. The welcome is always friendly, the rooms welcoming and totally modern and comfortable. The convenience of a bar that serves wonderful meals in a relaxed atmosphere or the formality of luxury dining in a beautiful dining room are both on offer. We always have a great time. Ellen and Brian McKeown

5.00

Lovely hotel with very friendly staff and good value for money.

4.25

Enjoyed our stay, staff good, room very nice, food good value, would stay again.

5.00

As all our stays at The Downing's Bay Hotel the service and friendly staff make the difference, we had a great time and will be back before the summer ends

4.50

We've been to stay in the Downings Bay Hotel several times over the past few years, and, yet again, it didn't let us down! Great staff, great food, comfortable rooms and nice linen....what more could you ask for?

5.00

Couldn't ask for more... Rooms are spacious and clean. The bar food is delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great value for money!!

4.75

Regular visitors. Always pleased with stay.

5.00

Very enjoyable stay, staff was very friendly and helpful.

5.00

Very friendly staff Delicious food Excellent accommodation Looking forward to our next visit 😁

4.75

Really enjoyed our stay, great value for money, great food

5.00

Love this hotel. Staff amazing.... Food amazing. Can't wait to go back!

4.75

Enjoyed our stay as always.

5.00

Fantastic hotel. Very clean and friendly staff. Will def be back again soon. Please email me any offers you have coming up over next few months

5.00

We enjoyed our stay very much loved the room and the staff where very nice and friendly our evening meals and lunch where very good the only downside was the choice at breakfast only 4 cereals and toast and croissants the cooked breakfast was nice but a few more sausages and bacon would have been nice.overall a nice stay and will be back at some stage.

5.00

Myself and my girlfriend stayed at your hotel for 3 nights at the end of October and everything was absolutely fantastic, staff were exceptionally friendly, the room was cleaned to perfection daily and the food was also lovely.

5.00

Very well appointed bedrooms and excellent customer service- highly recommend!

5.00

Fantastic staff and well-run, excellent hotel. Lovely food too. Will be back again next year. Danny & Milly McBride

5.00

We loved the hotel and the staff were wonderful. We will stay again!

4.00

Excellent stay . First class service and very pleasant rooms. Good food and very cheerful atmosphere in the lounge bar. Would recommend.

5.00

Very nice and enjoyable stay at hotel.

4.50

We had a great weekend at Downings Bay and would recommend the hotel for the friendliness of its staff and their efficiency.

5.00

fantastic Hotel, room perfect staff very helpful and friendly excellent music will definitely return

5.00

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

4.75

i had a really great time at the hotel the rooms were very clean and staff very polite and helpful the breakfast was also very good on a whole i highly recommend the hotel

5.00

Great place to relax

5.00

Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Highly recommend it to anyone, thankyou

4.75

We enjoyed our stay in the hotel, it's situated in a lovely little village. The staff are very friendly and the hotel is very clean and comfortable.

5.00

Had a great stay .. I love the Bay Hotel ,staff always so helpful pleasant and friendly ,food beautiful and rooms and hotel very clean !

5.00

Great location, lovely food, staff amazingly friendly + helpful. Really clean functional rooms. Bar food + breakfast good, family friendly. Great free admission to local leisure centre, recommended for short break and exploring Donegal

5.00

Only problem was that there was no hot water at 6pm to have a shower or a wash before our dinner at 6.30pm . as we were only staying one night , no big deal,,,back on later in night. Lovely hotel & would recommend to family & friends. Regards Tony Sammut

5.00

We always enjoy our stays with you. Hotel is very family friendly.

4.25

As usual always lovely stay and good value

5.00

Very pleasantly surprised at the hotel. We ate in hotel for dinner which was lovely. Reception staff very helpful, food was good and room spacious, bright and clean.

5.00

hi a lovely stay hotel very nice and food good value .thanks

4.50

Wonderful stay, welcoming staff, good wifi connection, great waterfront location.

5.00

If I could use a phrase from Irish to describe this hotel it would be AR FHEABHAS. The staff are the most accommodating you could wish for. My wife had a particular medical need which we landed on the staff upon arrival and they rose to the occasion without as much as a blink. A family run hotel makes for that personal touch which makes the experience here an absolute pleasure. Totally recommended for anyone looking good wholesome food, a friendly smile and a leisurely treat.

4.75

Brilliant stay. Location ideal. Rooms large, bright, comfortable and clean. Staff friendly.

5.00

Lovely hotel, staff pleasant and very polite, will stay again.

5.00

Pefect spot to chillax. Staff are amazing and food is delicious. Will definately visit again.

5.00

Had a very enjoyable time staying at Downings Bay Hotel, could not fault a thing. Great value, beautiful clean comfy rooms that was lovely and warm. Very helpful and friendly staff who welcomed us, overall had a brilliant time. Would stay again in the future.

5.00

Had a great stay. Room was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Staff friendly and helpful. Food was good and location is super.Only complaint was room was beside stairs, vending machine and doors which people kept slamming at night. Also next to a family with lots of kids, who screamed well over an hour when going to bed. Would go again but would want room away from stairs

5.00

I have stayed at this hotel twice. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff friendly, the food excellent-- a real breakfast!--Superb-- what more could one ask for?

4.50

Lovely clean room and excellent value for evening meal on New Year's Eve and our nights stay with breakfast for £75 each. Would stay again

5.00

Great hotel to stay in First class breakfast

4.00

Had an enjoyable stay with friend staff and great location.

4.00

Food excellent, staff great. Room was too warm with no air conditioning. Wedding was on the Saturday night and didn't wrap up till 3am which was far to late. Meant couldn't sleep till after 3am due to excessive noise.

5.00

Lovely location. Great bar food and Breakfast. Staff excellent and friendly. Will be back again.

5.00

We had a very enjoyable stay in the Downings Bay hotel, I could not fault anything, the room, food and experience were excellent and a special word for the staff whom were professional and very courteous, thank you.

4.50

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The one problem I had was the noise on Saturday night. I had a front room (101) and so heard everything (yelling, shrieking, car horns blowing, bottles breaking, etc.) until about 3:00 am. It really was something of a nightmare, especially since I had a long drive the next day. My understanding is that the hotel owns and/or manages the club next to it and so bears some responsibility for the noise. At the very least, especially since the hotel seemed far from full, putting guests in rooms further from the street would be helpful.

5.00

I frequently stay in hotels and until now have never provided feedback. This is an exception because our stay at The Downings Bay hotel was exceptional. The staff were really friendly and went out of their way to help. We had two rooms which were a credit to the hotel.

4.50

Lovely hotel

5.00

I had a great stay in your hotel! Nice comfy bed and very good breakfast selection. I had poached eggs which were great and the staff were excellent both in restaurant and reception. If I could offer one suggestion it would be to change your black pudding, very dry. Keep up the good work and all the best. Michael maguire

5.00

We had a Lovely stay at Downings Hotel, Staff where fantastic, Food in hotel was very good and we hit on good weather! No complaints at all! We will definitely return again.

5.00

we had an amazing stay at Downings - excellent staff; excellent accomodation; excellent food; excellent service; excellent value - thankyou

4.25

Very comfortable, friendly hotel set in a beautiful location. The staff were excellent, a pleasant lounge/dining room with a good choice of meals, reasonably priced. Would love to return to Downings.

5.00

This is our second time at the hotel. It is such a treat to stay here and we always thoroughly enjoy our stay .

3.75

Quality of food was poor both evening meal and breakfast.

4.50

Very nice and comfortable hotel. Would definately stay here again.

4.25

good place to stay in the off season, food is excellent but the only gripes I have was the slowness of the service on the one night I dined in the restauraunt. There was a very large party of young people in the restauraunt, possibly up to thirty [in their late teens early 20s] and when I came into the restaurant I had to leave it to go to the bar to get a drink, as we had been sitting here looking at menu for over 5 minutes with no drink and no waiter attention. Clearly the party was not plannned for as the floor staff were over stretched. Also if you are on a pre booked package you have to have it broadcast at your table or on entry to the restauraunt which is hardly discreet. I had booked the room using a credit card on the internet the day before arrival so I assumed the payment had been taken in advance so I was surprised to learn when checking out that this was only for security so I did not pay until check out. My credit card booking seemed to indicate that the money had been taken in advance via internet. Overall this is a lovely small hotel which I would not prefer in high season given the proximity of a huge mobile home park meaning more noise and crowds.. it is a great wee place for visiting out of season as a couple or small family

4.00

Always enjoy our stay and will be back!

4.75

Really enjoyed our stay recently. If I could make any suggestion, it would concern breakfast. WOuld it be possible to serve fresh coffee and fresh mushrooms instead of tinned..

4.25

Really enjoyed our stay - excellent value for money and staff very friendly.

5.00

excellent in every way. thanks, and i look forward to dining and staying with you in future. Kevin Donaghy

5.00

We had a great time.

4.50

Really enjoyed our stay - hospitality, room and breakfasts excellent. Actually preferred the bar meal on 1st night to the inclusive dinner but thats only a small criticism. Hope to come back.

5.00

Very good run hotel - good attentive staff, great breakfast!

4.75

The food special on the Thursday eve was great value for money.

4.75

Very nice hotel and genuinely lovely people who run it

4.50

Very pleasant stay, friendly staff, excellant breakfast

4.75

My party were a little bit disappointed with some of the food served in the TJ Bar. One dinner was cold, the chips were very poor most nights of our stay but apart from that minor detail we were very pleased with our 4th mini break to Downings Bay. We will be coming again

4.75

Nice hotel better for young people . With club downstairs

5.00

Clean comfortable hotel within a short walk to a stunning beach. Food excellent, rooms warm, beer good quality and friendly service

4.00

WE enjoyed our stay very much and hope to be back very soon. It was all good value.

5.00

Great Time

5.00

i stayed 5 nights. it could not have been a better stay. i will be returning.

4.50

Had a great time and the food was spectacular Also I;m gluten free and Angela was very helpful

5.00

We were very happy with our recent stay at your hotel. The staff, rooms and food made the experience one which we intend to repeat soon. Many thanks for a lovley weekend and to top it all we won the Sam Maguire!!!

5.00

we really enjoyed our stay and would highly reccomend ths hoel

5.00

It is always a pleasure to stay in this hotel, situated in the middle of some of the world's most beautiful scenery. The hotel scores top marks on two fronts. Firstly the friendliness of its staff at all levels. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for them and you will never see more smiling faces anywhere. Secondly the rooms. They are large, bright and airy, warm and comfortable and with everything to make your stay enjoyable. They are clean and well serviced every day, again by smiling helpful staff. In short, if you are looking for a pleasant base from which to explore this stunning area, or simply for somewhere to chill out for a few days, this hotel is as good as it gets.

5.00

Very enjoyable experience, was very pleased with the service especially posting my coat back to me. Being locked out at night was the only thing I can fault.

4.25

No complaints. Hotel was lovely and location fine

4.25

Lovely hotel, great staff and beautiful area. Would love to visit again in the future.

4.25

As a party of six people, we were very impressed with the Downings Bay Hotel. The staff were more than helpful, the dining room staff were exellent, the food was first class and the rooms were more than adequate!!! We will definately be back some time in the near future.

4.50

Really enjoyed my stay and will be coming back.

5.00

we really enjoyed our stay at the downings hotel. the rooms were excellent very clean. food was excellent the only let down was the soup and the sweet. the bailyeys cheesecake was very synthetic and the cream was out of a can which was dissappointing as we like to enjoy all of our meal not just the main course. but we would return. thankyou

4.00

Ive stayed in the downings for near 20 years and the hotel about 4times All of which where very pleasant, good rooms and great breakfast! Although 1 things that annoyed me this time was the lack of wifi in the 2nd floor rooms even though the website states wifi throughout the hotel I had stayed in 1st floor rooms previous and was able to pick up wifi there Only i needed it for work it would not have bothered me Thanks

5.00

Very pleased with my stay, Will stay again.

4.75

Really enjoyed our stay here, next time hope to stay longer, very friendly staff, and in an excellent location :-)

5.00

Very pleased with the quality and service received. Far better than we expected. Three small points I would like to raise. 1. I pointed out to our waitress at breakfast on the first morning that adults and children were pawing the bread at the breakfast counter and I felt that there should be a tongs. She said she would see what she could do. I was unable to eat breakfast that morning after witnessing the carry on at the bread. It was disgusting. I mentioned it at reception. Reception acted upon this and at dinner the waitress referred to it as well. The following morning the bread was covered and had tongs. 2. The toaster on the breakfast counter was hopeless. So the second morning we had warm bread rather than toast. 3. I would have liked a face cloth in the bathroom. We had to use a hand towel to wash in the shower.

5.00

Lovely hotel, excellent rooms, staff and food. Would definately go back!

5.00

We really enjoyed our stay with you, the service was very good and the food was great, this is our 3rd time staying at this hotel and it won't be our last.

5.00

Enjoyed our stay and found the staff very helpful

4.50

Good stay overall. Arrived following drive up from Co CLaire. Receptionist was very good. Check in no problem. The room was great - good size, and very clean. Extremely comfortable bed. Ate in the resturant on both nights, the Thursday was best described as manic - very large party, absolutely full/ Excellent meal, the staff did a fantastic job. second night, pretty quiet, again a great meal. Breakfast was good, no complaints there. Overall a good stay, even managed to WALK the Atlantic Drive, mind you needed some liquid refreshment on return to Downings. Would I stay again - Yes.

5.00

My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much and would hope to return soon. The room was excellent size, very fresh and although we were above the restaurant there was no noise disturbance. We brought our extended family who were holidaying in the area for two meals to JC’s and were quite happy with the child friendly atmosphere.

4.25

Excellent value for money and good choice of food.Well placed for beach activities.

5.00

We had a great time. The rooms and food were excellent. I will go back.

4.75

Very pleased with the size of the room and friendliness and willingness of the staff to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Better breakfast than we have had in 5* hotels. Nice to have breakfast freshly cooked and served to us rather than a buffet that has been sitting for a while.

5.00

We had a lovely time. The room was lovely and the food was lovely. I would go back anytime. It was a very good deal.

5.00

My wife and I stayed in the Downings Bay Hotel during the last week in April 2012, at a time when the weather was not being particularly kind to us. It is at such a time that one appreciates a good hotel to return to in the evening for a bit of warmth and craic. On first entering the hotel, we were struck by the welcoming atmosphere and the smiling faces that greeted us. The rooms are exceptionally large and equipped with everything you need to make a stay truly comfortable. We were also struck by the cleanliness throughout the hotel – the whole place was spotless. The breakfast room is bright and airy, just what is needed first thing in the morning to get one going for the day. And the bar has a warm and almost grotto-like ambience, which is just what is needed after a day tramping over the hills. However, the real strength of the hotel is in its staff, who were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We were made to feel at home from the first moment and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff. It would be unfair to pick out any individual members of staff, as all contributed to a very happy stay. It is good that the staff are local, as they were able to point us in the right direction to find friends made in past years in the area. I have only two comments on areas where I feel that improvements could be made. Firstly the duvets are far too hot. We ended up sleeping half in – half out. Alternative light duvets available in the room would have been much better than the extra blankets supplied. The second point is that there was no muesli available for breakfast. In these health-conscious days, muesli is an essential. We will be back before too long, but I may put a packet of muesli in the car boot, just in case.

5.00

Very nice staff and excellent rooms and Beautiful location.

4.75

We had a wonderful break at your hotel and really enjoyed our time there. Staff, food and room could not be improved. Next time we visit I would request a room on the other side of the building, we found the sounds of the refrigation units rather loud and the removal of bottles started rather early. Kind Regards Ann McAleer

5.00

a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. food and hospitality 2nd to none. hopefully be back soon

5.00

regular customers - always have a great stay.

5.00

Again , the service and standards at thr hotel was 2nd to none. We enjoyed our break and will be back again in the Autumn.

5.00

Excellent stay.

5.00

my stay at downings bay was very pleasent. The food was first class and the staff very friendly. a small hickup with the water system but i understand it was out of the hotels control. will definately be back. thank you.

4.50

Hotel was lovely this is the second time i have stayed at this hotel i would recommend it to anyone. I will be back to stay at this hotel. Some of the bar staff were a bit abrupt when asked a question and we thought that they could have been a little more helpful. The food was amazing and lots of compliments to the chefs. Apart from this it was a very nice weekend.

5.00

Another great stay in the Downings Bay Hotel. 3rd time back and will be back again. Brought some friends from England too and they loved it as much as us. Thank you.

5.00

Couldn't have been better... Food/staff/cleanliness 100% Can't reccommend this hotel enough..love love love it!!

4.00

Very Good. Food great and excellent leisure facilities

5.00

As the Downings in Donegal is only a short 2 hours away we love to just make a phone call to the hotel, hoping we find room available, hop in the car and are transported to an idealic spot of Ireland. The staff are wonderful, the food is great and the scenery is beautiful. Great for mid week breaks. Thanks, Ellen

5.00

enjoyable stay and good food

4.16

We had a fantastic time at the Hotel. On arrival I ordered a vegetarian meal in the bar..this was super. However the evening meal that we had as part of our package had a very limited selection for vegetarians and the chef had to prepare me a risotto specially....I was delighted. We have recommended the hotel to friends and family and we look forward to staying with you again. P.s the room was immaculate thanks to the house keeping!!!! Pippa.

4.50

One of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in. Beautiful area - peaceful and tranquil except for the Friday night when an evening of somewhat mournful Irish music was followed by a disco that went on the 1/4 to 3 in the morning and was followed by lots of noise on the main street. Be advised if you are a solo traveller you are put in a room at the front of the hotel that fronts on to the main street! However if you are looking for a relaxing stay and leave before the Friday night I would highly recommend this hotel

4.50

lovely hotel

5.00

Found the room the be in excellent order, very clean and tidy. Staff all very pleasant and helpful. Lovely place to stay and will definitely be back. Location was ideal for accessibility to the golf.

5.00

we had a great stay at the Downings Bay as usual

4.50

second stay at the hotel. excellent food. very friendly staff.

5.00

We had a great stay. Friendly staff, lovely room & great food. This was our 2nd visit & we will be back again soon

5.00

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Downings, the staff could not be more helpfull and the breakfast was first class. It is our intension to treat ourselves to another weekend in the place this year

4.50

Had a lovely relaxing break. The beach to rear of hotel was beautiful.

4.00

Overall enjoyed our stay..... very attentive staff ... high standard for rooms ... and good food

5.00

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and could not fault the hotel at all. Will be back!

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The Downings Bay Hotel,
Downings,
Co. Donegal,
Republic of Ireland
F92 H7WK

Phone

00 353 74 915 5586

Email

info@downingsbayhotel.com

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