Welcome to The Nesbitt Arms Hotel Ardara

Nestled in a valley, surrounded by spectacular scenery, The Nesbitt Arms Hotel is an ideal place to relax after a day exploring all that Donegal has to offer. Renouned for its great food, friendly staff and homely atmosphere, the three star Nesbitt Arms is fortunate to be located in one of Irelands most sought after heritage towns, Ardara in South West Donegal.

Wild Atlantic Way

The location, which is along The Wild Atlantic Way, is perfect for a base as it is within an hour's drive of breathtaking scenery, like Slieve League (the highest cliffs in Europe), Glengesh Pass, the Bluestack Mountains and miles and miles of rugged Atlantic coastline.The beautiful blue flag beach of Naran is but 10 minutes drive away.

Scenic Donegal

We know that after a days, hillwalking, golf, or surfing, you'll be ready to relax in your room and then enjoy a meal made from the finest of local produce by our chef/manager Andrew. If you have any special dietary needs he will be more than happy to accommodate them.


After dinner in our Restaurant, why not enjoy the best of Irish Guinness, Whiskey or even one of Donegal’s very own craft beers, from our well stocked bar. Here Gabriel, Liam and the rest of our team will happily serve you and if you wish provide you with invaluable local knowledge on the area and look after your needs to make sure your stay is both memorable and enjoyable.

We invite you to browse our website to get a more detailed description of all that the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and South West Donegal has in store for you or your family, or you can ring us for a chat to discuss how we can make your stay one to remember.