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Welcome to The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

The family run Nesbitt Arms is a charming 49 bedroom Boutique Hotel located in SW County Donegal on Irelands Atlantic Way
Traditional Irish Warmth with a Modern Twist

Accommodation at The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

Our hotel is steeped in history, dates back as far as 1838 and boasts 180 years of hotel keeping.  Over the years our hotel has evolved into a quaint 49 en-suite bedroom boutique hotel for you to enjoy.

 Donegal Attractions & Activities

Donegal has always been a place like no other, with its rugged coastline, majestic mountains, award winning beaches and acres of unspoilt open spaces for you to explore on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

The Wild Atlantic Way

Nestled in a valley surrounded by spectacular scenery along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, the Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel is an ideal haven to relax after a day exploring all that this unique coastline has to offer.  Walk the blue flag beach at Narin and inhale the sea spray into your lungs or take a roadtrip up Sliabh Liag Cliffs and really see what is like to be on top of the world.

Ardara Heritage Town

Ardara is situated close to the small River Owentocher. This heritage town is a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweeds with several shops along the main street selling tweeds and hand-knitted sweaters.  You can pop into one of these and enjoy a weaving demonstration, a trade dating back many decades or pick up some beautiful traditional pieces for yourself or presents for your friends and family back home.  A recent addition to Ardara is the eclectic Donegal Design Makers Shop.  Here you can enjoy crafts from soaps, ceramics, tweeds, knitwear, jewellery, paintings and much more from over 25 designers - all from Donegal. This shop is part of the unique Irish Craft Trail and a visit wont disappoint!

Golf in Donegal

It’s a golfers paradise here with Narin and Portnoo Golf Links a mere 10 minutes drive from the hotel. Considered by many to be one of the finest natural and scenic 18 hole links courses in the whole of Ireland with breath taking views over Gweebarra Bay.  Many of our guests come and stay for a few nights to enjoy golf here at Narin & Portnoo and then move onto the beauitful 9 hole Cruit Island course, set on the edge of the wild and rugged Atlantic Ocean with unrestricted panoramic views that will simply take your breath away.  You could also drive to Murvagh Championship Course in Donegal Town a mere 30 minutes away so as golf goes, it doesnt get any better than this and our hotel is a super base.

Ardara Activities

Donegal is just bursting with adventure – it’s in our blood! Whether you and your family are full of adventure or just want to savour our beauty, Ardara is the place to come and base yourself in our homely hotel which is strategically placed to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

Destination Ardara for your Wedding Day

We are delighted that you are considering celebrating your wedding at The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel.  Our recently re-furbished Weavers Suite Ballroom can accommodate up to 180 guests for a superb wedding reception.
Ardara is surrounded by magnificent scenery that can help you create a unique wedding album or video. Our wedding planner Claire, will help you to find just the right spot.

Dining at The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

Whether you are strolling past and just feel like a lite bite to eat or if you would prefer a banquet fit for a a King,
we can cater for all appetites at The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

Ramblers Bar 

Pop in and enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere of our newly refurbished Ramblers Bar & Restaurant. Our Head Chef Anthony presents freshly prepared traditional dishes from a varied menu that will suit all tastes and budgets. The weather along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way can be bracing so what could be better than sitting beside our warm solid fuel stove, enjoying one of our many craft beers, gins or a warm smooth creamy Irish Coffee made from our local Donegal Silkie Whiskey.  If you dont want the strong stuff, maybe a nice cup of Barry's Tea, a fewshly brewed coffee or perhaps a hot chocolate.

Ramblers Restaurant

Overlooking the main street of Ardara, enjoy a more formal and intimate dining experience upstairs @ Ramblers Restaurant. Our Head Chef Anthony prides himself in producing the finest cuisine from local produce for either A La Carte or Table D’hote menus. We also have a menu especially for the ‘little ones’ with dishes and treats they will love. Top it off with one of our chosen wine selections.  An ideal place too if you would like to organise a private party, we can help you with menus and can cater for many group sizes.

The Weavers Suite

At The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel the recently refurbished Weavers Suite can cater for up to 180 guests dining or lots more for dances and concerts. It’s an ideal venue for any event. We can create a unique atmosphere to suit your occasion with our bar service and state of the art lighting and sound systems.

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Discover the Beauty of Ardara on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel (established 1838) provides the perfect base for touring Donegal


See what our guests say about us
from Ireland on 1 Feb 2020

Exceptional. Breakfast was fab rooms clean staff very helpful good location in the middle of the town. Everything was very good.

from Ireland on 28 Jan 2020

Exceptional. Beautiful hotel, great staff, so friendly, perfect location, really nice room, great breakfast, absolutely brilliant!

from Ireland on 19 Jan 2020

A very pleasant experience. Breakfast was excellent and service first class.

from United Kingdom on 30 Dec 2019

Exceptional. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great food.

from United Kingdom on 27 Nov 2019

Fantastic. Excellent service - hotel beautiful and rooms excellent. Night porter first class.

from United Kingdom on 27 Nov 2019

Excellent. Folks were very friendly - even made us breakfast when we slept into 11.00 !!!!! I’ll be back - Asta la vista baby!!!!

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