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Carnaween House

Certificate of Excellence
Naran strand, Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
Carnaween House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed here recently and if it wasn't for the beautiful view from our bedroom window, we would have been disappointed. The bedroom was small but decorated well with a white colour palette. The wall light did not work and the table lamp was out of action also. The bathroom door did not close fully. The cooked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have returned to carnaween for umpteenth time and it is always a joy. Arlene is friendly and accommodating while still giving the guests space. We enjoy the easy going and laid back atmosphere - a suffocating and over the top host is not for us! We had the family room (rm9) and views are stunning - we were blessed... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I tend to spontaneously take a few days off and head down South. This week was no exception, had spent some time in Sligo then ended up in Portnoo, never been before, no clue where to stay, then we spotted Carnaween House. The house sits just off the beach with a gorgeous view, the interior was beautifully... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

It was nearly fabulous. The view is stunning. The welcome was warm and very accommodating. The restaurant manages high quality AND gives you plenty of it. Breakfast was flexible and very good. They even provide umbrellas for when Donegal weather takes its inevitable turn. All worthy of a five star review until we get to the room. We were told... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Hi Paul Thank you for taking the time to review Carnaween House. I'm delighted to hear that our restaurant and service was 'first class' for you. I take on board fully your comments regarding one of our smaller rooms. I would love to have more space to work with but have tried to make the most of the existing house... More 

north west
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I loved everything about our stay here. The décor is simple and tasteful and although the bedrooms aren't huge they are uncluttered and bright. Even the napkins in the restaurant are pretty. We had room 6 with a sea view and the light was amazing. The new decking area outside really adds to the place and the beach snack shack... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear North west Lulu Thank you for taking the time to review Carnaween house especially with such positive comments. We love those! Yes unfortunately our rooms are on the 'cosier' side but unfortunately that was the layout i had to work with when renovating in 2008 and tried to make most of the space available. We are continuing to complete/add... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The concept is easy to grasp but very difficult to find; an excellent guest house has to have good beds, good bathrooms and a good breakfast. CH has all 3 plus much more. The rooms aren't huge but the welcome is and the restaurant is high end. Loved it. I stayed in The Dorchester the week before going to Ireland... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Delighted to have ticked the guest house boxes! Unfortunately rooms are a little 'cosy' but tried to make best use of the existing layout space when renovated in 2008! A totally different experience to THE DORCHESTER but praise indeed that you enjoyed what Carnaween has to offer! We hope to welcome you again Best regards Jude & Team... More 

Felsted, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at Carnaween over new year. We had a lovely comfortable room with a very powerful spacious shower. The staff can not do enough for you and the food was amazing, I,ve never eaten as much in my life but it was too good to refuse! We wrapped up and braved the... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Amanda P Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Carnaween House. We are so glad you had a fabulous time over New Year's! Yes summer is a different story - sometimes! You still may need to brave the elements!!! :-). We look forward to welcoming you back with open arms! Best regards Jude &... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Absolutely a hidden gem & the service is second to none. The rooms are spotless & very cosy. Hot powerful shower fantastic after a game of golf! Hanora is a very pleasant lady & very hospitable & then the food!! Omg absolutely out of this world! Defo going back & back & back x

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Guest Amanda Thank you for taking the time to review Carnaween House! I am especially delighted to hear you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the restaurant. We are extremely grateful to receive a 10/10 from you. We welcome you back with open arms again & again & again! best regards Jude & Team Carnaween x More 

Malin Head, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Got recommended the Carnaween House by a friend and very grateful she did. Everything about the place, the staff,the rooms and most of all the food was 10/10. just perfect and we will be back. All the staff were very nice from booking to leaving.

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Ardmalin Thank you for taking the time to review Carnaween house. Especially delighted to hear you had a great experience from start to finish and be rewarded with a 10/10!!! We welcome you back with open arms! Best regards Jude & Team Carnaween More 

Donegal, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Called here for dinner following a friend's recommendation. They were not wrong!! We had a really lovely experience, seated with a lovely outlook, good service and excellent food. What more could you ask? This has now become a definite rebook spot. Highly recommend.

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Thank you so much - we look forward to welcoming you again! More 

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