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The Donard

3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
29 Main Street, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNewcastle Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationTollymore Forest Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal County Down Golf Course12 min walk
  • AirportBelfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City)63 min drive

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About this area


The Donard is located in Newcastle. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mourne Mountains and Strangford and Lecale, while Downpatrick & County Down Railway and Down County Museum are cultural highlights. Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as fishing and other activities like birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Tollymore National Outdoor Centre - 5 min walk
  • Newcastle Beach - 6 min walk
  • Tollymore Forest Park - 10 min walk
  • Royal County Down Golf Course - 12 min walk
  • Murlough National Nature Reserve - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City) - 63 min drive


  • Vanilla Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Great Jones - 2 min walk
  • Quinn's Bar - 3 min walk
  • Pizza Palazzo - 4 min walk
  • Froth Coffee Co. - 6 min walk

About this property

The Donard

3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include wedding services. This hotel has 19 rooms.
The Donard offers 19 forms of accommodation.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Dogs and cats welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Donard Hotel
Donard Hotel Newcastle
Donard Newcastle
Donard Hotel Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Donard Hotel
The Donard Hotel
The Donard Newcastle
The Donard Hotel Newcastle

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 108 out of 238 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 86 out of 238 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 28 out of 238 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 238 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 238 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
The staff were friendly and helpful t v was not working
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I did not like the orange light shades in the bedroom very out dated, and could not open windows, did ask for someone to open them but no joy there, The best thing going for yous is the staff very nice and friendly 🤔
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic service from all the staff who couldn’t do more for you. Rooms comfortable and good sizes and very accommodating for our dog.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020