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“A warm welcome and a delightful stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Donard Hotel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Claremorris, Ireland
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A warm welcome and a delightful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here back in July while walking around Ireland in aid of Pieta House, and the Donard Hotel graciously offered to put me up for the night. I was warmly welcomed by Pat and Natasha, who really couldn't do enough for you. I had a fantastic sleep in a comfortable room and the breakfast the next day was delicious. If you're so inclined, there's a pub right next door, and anyway the hotel is slap bang in the middle of town. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I traveled to Newcastle for a Van Morrison concert in July. I am glad I was unable to get a room at the Slieve Donard to afford me the experience of the very homey Donard Hotel. We were greeted and shown to our room by Pat, pretty sure that was really his name. No, it is not a sparkling new, posh place. What it is, is a clean, functioning, comfortable room with service that is genuine, warm and way above par. Pat and the staff went out of their way to make sure that any and all guests were happy, comfortable and cared for. From parking, to breakfast, a last minute request for an iron and board. Right down to going next door to fetch a late night pint for a guest.It is right in town so convenient to walk to anything you care to enjoy. The compromise of that is being able to hear much of what is going on at street level, but not obnoxiously so. I would definitely recommend the Donard Hotel and will stay there again as I now plan to travel back there in the near future.

Stayed July 2016
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Wexford, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a hen party in August and it couldn't have been better. We had a great time, everything went smoothly, (we were a group of 20!) and nothing was too much trouble- every request was handled in a friendly and professional way. We had dinner in a private section of the restaurant which made the event very special. It's such a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous location, equalled only by the understated attentiveness of the management and staff. Special thanks to Nora who made all of the arrangements and ensured we had a great experience! Very classy place for a girly get together, but would also be fab for a romantic spa break.

Stayed August 2016, travelled with friends
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Newtown,PA
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102 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The man at the desk pat was great and the room was spacious if a bit worn. The bed was fine with a smaller bed next. I think we may have been the only people staying there (it was a Monday night) so I believe we got a choice room. As I said in the title, this place is a bit past its prime, but still a decent enough place for a stay and very nice people and clean.

Stayed September 2016
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Perth
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely old hotel. Very Clean.
The highlight were the staff wonderful- friendly and helpful.
Hotel in main street of town walking distance to all shops and eateries.
Breakfast made to order and very fresh and tasty.
We were in Newcastle for a Van Morrison concert and we were not disappointed. He performed at Slieve Donard Hotel and spa and The Donard hotel is a cheaper alternative and within 5 minutes walk.

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank diane582013
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Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Olde world hotel right in the heart of town, very friendly and helpful staff, could not do enough for us, spacious room which was spotlessly clean with great views of the mountains of Mourne, breakfast was lovely, cooked to order and plenty of it, the bar was busy and there seems to be entertainment most weekends.

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  • Stayed August 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Came here on a family trip this is are third time coming to the Donard hotel. From are first visit We Where made feel at home. On are secound visit we were made feel like family. And on are third visit just looking back on all the fond memories we had in the Donard Hotel. nothing was too much of an effort staff where excellent and food was brilliant. I would highly recommend the Donard hotel to anyone.

Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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1 Thank Connor b
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Additional Information about Donard Hotel

Property: Donard Hotel
Address: 29 Main Street, Newcastle BT33 0AD, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Donard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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