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Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Rhu-Gorse
Ranked #13 of 39 Donegal Town B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We recently stayed here to attend a wedding at the nearby Lough Eske Castle Hotel. This B&B is truely magnificent both in hospitality and location. Our room was really big and had a wonderful view of the lough. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was as good as I've had. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent an evening at Rhu Gorse and we both thought it was beautiful! The owner Grainne was great at communicating with us to arrange our stay, and she was so so helpful in meeting our requirements and organising a wheelchair accessible room. The whole place was spotless, warm and beautiful. The breakfast we had prepared for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed for a wedding at Harvey's point. The b&b was more than we could have hoped for. Location perfect and overlooking the lake. Really beautiful place. Graine welcomed us with home made cakes, coffee and tea next to the open fire. Wow! The room was immaculate and relaxing with an amazing view. The breakfast was massively indulgent and very... More 

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29 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was raining when we drove in and the owner took us to a lovely living room and made a wonderful fire in the fireplace and came with a pot of tea and home made cookies. It all felt so perfect after driving around in the rain all afternoon The details in the accommodations are really exquisite. Everything from the... More 

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Rhu Gorse and thank you for your warm and complimentary review. More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed two nights here with my son on our two-week trip around Ireland. I WILL return as soon as I can. The views from our room of Lough Eske were breathtaking in their peacefulness. Grainne McGettigan, the owner is a wonderful host. She offered us coffee or tea when we arrived in the middle of the afternoon. Breakfast was... More 

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your review. I feel like taking a holiday in Rhu Gorse myself! It is always gratifying to know that my guests have been happy and comfortable here. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

What a wonderful surprise in a beautiful place .It is magical and sent me back to my childhood stories of woods, both Irish and European.There is something there for everyone to explore ;a unique place which deserves to be better known .Please,Failte Ireland ,take note .A very sincere thank you to Grainne for the warm welcome and for the fresh... More 

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and glad you were able to enjoy your overnight in Rhu Gorse. Your descriptions capture the essence of our location which hopefully will be enjoyed by many more travellers in future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed at Rhu Gorse as part of our Bluestack Way hike. The owner made us home made scones and coffee and gave us lift down to Harveys Point for dinner. Hospitality without comparison. The place itself is wonderful, the view over Lough Eske is breathtaking and the house is cottage style and something to remember. The ultimate B&B!

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I hope your hike over the Bluestacks was an enjoyable experience and glad you enjoyed your stay at Rhu Gorse More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed here for a night while travelling around Donegal and wished we could have stayed longer. the owner was very welcoming and friendly and gave us useful recommendations for local trips and activities. the natural beauty surrounding this B&B is difficult to describe. our room looked out over the spectacular woodlands and lake. we had the moon rising up... More 

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

It makes my heart sing to get a review such as yours!. In the short time you were here you got such a lot out of your stay. Right now the young buzzards are making a rumpus so I assume they are just learning to fly, and just the other day I saw a large hare in the garden, the... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Attended a wedding reception at nearby Harvey's point (within 2-3 minutes drive) and was struggling to find accommodation over the bank holiday weekend. We found Rhu Gorse and booked the remaining two rooms. Kindly when the other guest cancelled their booking Grainne phoned to offer the family room in place of the twin room for our party. This was perfect... More 

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Rhu Gorse, and hope to see you back again? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Spectacular view, fantastic room, excellent service and hospitality - there's no comparison. Should be on the list of 101 things to do before you die. Simply the best B&B I have ever been to. Made walking the Bluestacks a comfortable and luxurious experience!

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RhuGorse, Owner at Rhu-Gorse, responded to this review

What a lovely review thank you! I hope your hill walking experience of the Bluestack Mountains was to your expectations? I am so glad you enjoyed your stop over in Rhu Gorse. More 

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Address: Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Donegal Town
Number of rooms: 3

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