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Downings Bay Hotel

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On the beach
On the beach
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Room (NO VIEW/ DISCO SIDE) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Downings Bay Hotel

Downings Bay Hotel

3.0 star property
Downings beachfront hotel with 3 bars/lounges, restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

115 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
Main Street, Downings, Donegal

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield) - 37 min drive
  • Donegal (CFN) - 73 min drive
  • Londonderry (LDY-City of Derry) - 89 min drive


  • Fisk - 4 min walk
  • The Harbour Bar - 4 min walk
  • Caife Na Sraide - 4 min drive
  • Singing Pub - 4 min drive
  • Hooked - 9 min drive

About this property

Downings Bay Hotel

When visiting Downings, Downings Bay Hotel is a great choice to consider. Guests can visit the fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Haven, which serves local cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights include 3 bars/lounges, a sauna and a steam room. The beach location and spacious guest rooms get great marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free babysitting


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Free babysitting

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Haven – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner.
The Wheelhouse – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.


<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Downings Bay Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Downings Bay Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Downings Bay Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Downings Bay Hotel?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Downings Bay Hotel and nearby?
Downings Bay Hotel has 3 bars and a sauna, as well as a steam room and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Downings Bay Hotel?
Yes, Haven offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fisk (4-min walk), The Harbour Bar (4-min walk) and Caife Na Sraide (2.4 mi).
What's the area around Downings Bay Hotel like?
Downings Bay Hotel is located a short 14-minute walk from Sandy Hills Golf Course. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff , very welcoming . Ideal location if you are golfing . Great food . Highly recommended. Terrific value
John, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Tub bath was a nice amenity after cold day of golf.
Patrick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel close to the beach.
This beautiful hotel has a wonderful location close to the beach and the rooms are lovely. The brilliant bar had very friendly staff and served great food. The full Irish breakfast was great so we highly recommend this super hotel in a great location.
George, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brenda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely relaxing stay, great breakfast and clean rooms
Donna, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely friendly staff Rooms very clean Great location
Karen, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Static caravans ruin the views
The hotel and staff were nice enough but the location was awful. I wrongly assumed that given its location and the beach photos on its website there would be beautiful views of the bay but didn’t do my homework properly. Check out Google maps but on satellite view to see the clutter of static caravans completely dominating the best part of Downings and covering the entire length of the bay right up to the boundary of the hotel car park ☹️
Sonja, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A true gem!
We stayed for one night and it happened to be the last night of the season. We were met with a friendly receptionist. We had dinner in the bar and it was one of the nicest meals I’ve had in Ireland in the last 2 years! Great service, varied menu, lots of vegetarian options, absolutely delicious food. The room was spacious and a lovely comfortable bed. Breakfast was a buffet style served to you. Again this was delicious. I would highly recommend this hotel. I didn’t use any of the leisure facilities to comment.
sally, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel was very clean and good Covid requirements in place. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food excellent
Brenda, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jamie, 1-night trip
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