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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
99 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services
  • Bar


Explore the area

Popular LocationKillahoey Beach27 min drive
Popular LocationPortsalon Beach43 min drive
Popular LocationPortsalon Golf Club44 min drive
AirportDonegal (CFN)67 min drive

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  • Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Single Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Family Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Downings, Downings Bay Hotel is on the beach. Dunfanaghy Workhouse and Glenveagh Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Sandy Hills Golf Course and Ashtree Stables.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Killahoey Beach - 27 min drive
  • Portsalon Beach - 43 min drive
  • Portsalon Golf Club - 44 min drive
  • Glenveagh Castle - 72 min drive
  • Fort Dunree - 82 min drive

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 67 min drive


  • Haven — 1 min walk
  • The Wheelhouse — 1 min walk

About this property

Downings Bay Hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
At Downings Bay Hotel, hit the beach, dine on-site at Haven or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 3 bars/lounges. All 40 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, ironing boards and free toiletries.
Downings Bay Hotel offers 40 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Hand sanitiser provided
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 10 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Downings Bay Hotel Hotel
Downings Bay Hotel Downings
Downings Bay Hotel Hotel Downings

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Downings Bay Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Downings Bay Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Downings Bay Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Downings Bay Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Downings Bay Hotel?
Check-in begins at 3 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Downings Bay Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Downings hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sandy Hills Golf Course and Carrigart Beach. Carrigart Riding Stables is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Downings Bay Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great spot for short family break

Excellent price for family room inclusive of breakfast. Dinner in the bar was 3 courses and a glass of wine for 17.50 euro. Food was lovely and was a nice atmosphere. We used the swimming pool and the soft play area that was free to guests which was a 2 minute drive from the hotel. That was the only negative as we didnt bring extra towels for the next day and also the pool didnt open until 12 noon. Right beside the beach and a short stroll to a lovely traditional pub. I would go back again

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

One night stay in Downings Bay Hotel. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great (Storm Ciara) but the hotel was lovely and warm, we watched rugby in the bar in the afternoon (drinks reasonably priced) and then had a lovely meal in the restaurant. Bar menu also available. Rooms very clean, have hairdryer, kettle, tea facilities etc, and bathroom with shower over bath. Would return to this hotel if I was in the area again. Good price (we paid 67 sterling for one night B&B). Cooked breakfast was excellent, with juice, toast, croissants, tea and coffee.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Room comfort
Nothing special

This hotel was okay, nothing special. The bed was so so, not terrible but not super comfortable either, the pillows are quite flat. Breakfast was a bit disappointing - all the fruit was out of a tin and nothing seemed very fresh. The hot food to order came out ok but it didn't have much flavor. It wasn't a bad stay overall, just was expecting better given the price and the food reviews.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Everything was great, except that there were no shops around

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020