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“Lovely little hotel.”
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Dorrian's Imperial
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ballyshannon
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely little hotel.”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Lucky to get last minute booking.When we arrived I thought the hotel was a bit dated.To my delight the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.The hotel is extremely clean.The food is good.The Chef went of his way to make me a special vegetarian breakfast each morning,which was served by a lovely friendly lady.I will definitely return to Dorrians Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Dorrians' Imperial Hotel is an absolutely delightful surprise in the southwest corner of Donegal in Ballyshannon, Ireland. From the gorgeous old woodwork to the chandeliers and wing-backed chairs in front of the fireplace in the reception area, the place exudes warmth and hospitality. The bedrooms are large and well furnished. Friendly, warm staff offer an array of breakfast choices. Dorians' imperial Hotel is a gem.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newry, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a lovely warm welcome from the owner on our arrival. Room was very clean and functional. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bar was really busy as the drama festival was in town. Lovely breakfast. One of the few family hotels left. We should support them.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Had a great time in Dorrian,s Hotel. Stayed one night on April 13th. Fabulous warm welcome from the Owners to the huge glowing real fire in the foyer. The bedroom was huge, clean and the shower was fab. Really enjoyed our meal in the Restaurant and the breakfast in the morning. Thanks again. We travelled a long way from Cork and it was worth every minute. Hope to be back soon. Regards, Mary & Geraldine

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed here a few week's ago during Ballyshannon Drama Festival. Had a great time! The rooms were spacious and very clean.The staff were friendly even when some of us had a few too many!! We didn't surface for breakfast but have heard it was delicious. Great value for money! Will certainly be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Had a fabulous time at Dorrian's. Rooms very spacious clean and provides all mod con's. Staff go out of their way to provide an excellent service.staff and owners very friendly and helpful always someone on the desk. The hotel is situated in the centre of the town with its own car park.
The food served in the hotel was top class breakfast, lunch and dinner. Would definitely stay here again

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Room Tip: Front room beautiful view of the town
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

February overnight stay in Ballyshannon's best hotel, large bedrooms, old tv, this time of year most hotels are only open Friday & Saturday nights, Dorrian's is open throughout the week, ( even though they told us they were closed, reception thought we meant for food! ) Restaurant closed unless they have an event on (funeral) then evening meals are available. Rooms warm-hot, ( unlike Great Northern where they were freezing) and crisp and clean unlike Holyrood where they smelt of chips.
A welcome stay in a typical old fashioned Irish hotel, all the best for it. Breakfast great and staff an irish family affair, recommended by most locals and no surprises as they know best.

Room Tip: Take your pick this time of year, big double rooms,
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dorrian's Imperial
Address: Main Street, Ballyshannon, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Ballyshannon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ballyshannon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dorrian's Imperial 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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