Welcome to The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel



Welcome to The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel.  Our hotel is a charming 49 bedroom family-owned hotel located in the heart of SW Donegal. We are lucky to be situated right in the centre of the Heritage Town of Ardara, nestled in a valley surrounded by magnificent scenery on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. Our hotel, steeped in history was established in 1838 and has evolved over the years to a beautiful 49 en-suite bedroom hotel.  

The location of our hotel makes it a great base to explore the county of Donegal. If you just wish to stay close, a short drive from our hotel will bring you to Assaranca Waterfall, world-famous Maghera Beach and the Caves of Maghera.  Travelling a little further, you can take the road to the fishing town of Killybegs and onto the picturesque town of Glencolmcille making your way to Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the highest marine cliffs in Europe.  Here you can simply gaze at the beauty and truly experience the Wild Atlantic Way or else take a hike up Pilgrim's Path or One Man's Pass.  Whatever you choose, you will be blown away by its exquisite unspoilt beauty.  As a local, I would then take the road home and come down Glengesh Pass which was recently voted in the top 10 most panoramic views in Ireland.  Our Atlantic rugged coastline is simply made for exploring, you can walk the nearby Narin & Portnoo beach, or take one of our designed walks around Ardara. The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel is only an hour’s drive from the second largest National Park in Ireland, Glenveagh. There are many attractions and activities in the locality to suit you.  We are thrilled with the proposed opening of Ardara Distillery, in April 2022 where guests can explore how Donegal's Silkey Whiskey or An Dulamain Gin is distilled.  Pop-out the main door and a short walk will bring you to the Distillery.

It is my wish that guests coming to The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel will experience truly old-world family-run hospitality, that's what we are here for, so don't be afraid to ask any of our team to help you with your plans for the day.

Our hotel has been fully refurbished in the last year enveloping warm welcoming shades, beautiful tweeds and fabrics which offer our guests the best of both worlds – Traditional Irish warmth with a modern twist. Our hotel is renowned for its excellent reputation for quality food, friendly service and comfortable accommodation.  We now offer classic and deluxe rooms and we are delighted to have added some interconnecting rooms

Whether you are planning a holiday, celebrating a wedding, family occasion or simply treating yourself to our delicious food at Ramblers Bar & Restaurant, sit back and enjoy our unique and friendly atmosphere, after all, "you deserve it".

We all look forward to welcoming you!

Free Wi-Fi
Research and plan your day on the Wild Atlantic Way or keep in touch with family and friends, we invite you to avail of free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Located on the N56 road, it is only 45 minutes from Donegal Airport.
Public transport services to and from Ardara provided by Bus Eireann, Feda O’ Donnell



Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel
The Diamond
Co. Donegal
F94 X0RN






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