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Rathmullan House

Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Rathmullan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a wedding recently and stayed 2 nights. On arrival, staff couldn't have been more helpful. Excellent level of attentiveness, but not to overbearing. Food in the cellar bar on the Friday night was great, and the staff looked out, to make sure all got what was required, and nothing seemed to be a hassle for them. The room... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 4 night stay with my aunts, cousins and little boy. From check in I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Child even had a little robe in wardrobe for the pool. irish made beautiful soaps, shower gel, shampoo, bath salts - such nice touch buckets, spades, wellies etc available if needed even spare swim items! All the staff... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again, excellent staff, room fine. Breakfast great too, it will keep you going for the day. I only wish the chef [s?] realise that just because you source excellent produce, you cant pop a premium price on it! A scallop starter, €15, for 3 small nicely cooked scallops, little bit of greenery, overpriced and the fish main course was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a wedding recently and loved it. The staff, the old style rooms and the whole layout of the place is excellent. The meal considering it was for 120 guests was outstanding and that view was shared by everyone. Didn't make use of the swimming or tennis but the walled garden, grounds and beach were lovely. Thanks to all... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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191 reviews 191 reviews
32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an American couple touring Ireland on our own, one of our goals was to escape other Americans. At Rathmullan house, we succeeded! For two days and nights there, we enjoyed everything about the place, from the breakfasts to the peat fires in all the ground floor rooms, walking on the beach, the rabbits on the lawn, the swims in... More

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Cairo, Egypt
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh dear. Got dressed up and excited to return for the first time this summer to the weeping elm restaurant where we have enjoyed so many excellent meals. Gone were the nice touches of the amuse de bouche whilst selecting from the menu, gone was the fine dining experience. Last night the menu read well but the reality on the... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am just back from a family reunion at rathmullen, dinner bed and breakfast for 2 nights. We all found the hotel to be wonderful - friendly, helpful and accommodating staff, comfortable spacious rooms, and excellent dinners and breakfast. This is my third visit and definitely won't be my last! A short walk through the gardens takes you down to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place. Beautiful room, huge bathroom with super towels, and bathrobes. Quirky furniture and other bits throughout the hotel. Very friendly and interested staff. As to the food: excellent breakfast, including the best coffee I've ever had for a hotel breakfast.... Other hotels please note! Dinner really very good - interesting menu, and food beautifully presented. The cheese... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Rathmullan for 4 nights. One of the best places we have stayed in - lovely room, innovative menus part of which changed daily, very friendly staff with time to chat when not at their busiest! Would recommend this as a romantic break or a relaxing holiday with friends every time!

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Northern Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night but wish it could have been more. Premium room had direct access to the garden terrace, room was large and comfortable witih a beach ambience. Dinner was perfect as was breakfast. Fantastic to be able to walk 100 yards on to the mile long sandy and cockle shell beach. Highly recommended.

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Address: Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Donegal > Rathmullan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Rathmullan House Hotel Rathmullan
House Rathmullan
Rathmullan Hotel
Rathmullan House Ireland - County Donegal

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Rathmullan House is situated on the shores of Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal. With a 2 mile sandy beach at the bottom of the gardens it is a perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors. All 32 bedrooms are individually styled from romantic garden rooms to adjoining family rooms. The Weeping Elm Restaurant provides a fine setting for Kelan McMichaels modern cooking as well as the award winning breakfast for which Rathmullan is justly famous. Menus are based on using the freshest ingredients in season from local artisan producers and from the hotels walled garden. ... more   less 
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