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Rathmullan House

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Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
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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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Ireland
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I absolutely love this beautiful hotel, full of history and character. A real gem in Irish tourism. These period homes are a Must-Do in Ireland and present a significant setting reminding us of the wonderful old history of Ireland. We enjoyed our champagne and late lunch in one of the drawing rooms. Although I would have to say the food... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this hotel is a nice hotel, room was amazing! Views and closeness to the beach is fantastic! Breakfast was ok, a long time waiting.. I found it slightly weird that you have to toast your own toast at the overnight rates, I would have liked someone to do that for me. That was the main downside. The staff are very... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my family at Rathmullan House (2 adults and 2 children) in the family rooms in the 'old house' for 3 nights. The service at the hotel is second to none. The breakfasts were amazing and set us up for the whole day! There is no need to detail the breakfasts here - they have everything you could... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff friendly ... Wee kids room with toys and all to keep the toddlers happy whilst we ate a lovely lunch. Tasty platters of meat and cheese washed down with a lovely glass of red. I haven't stayed here but have tried to book a few times but with no availability which is a good sign it itself. Has a... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to spend a few days. Staff were most pleasant, helpful and welcoming. Can I mention Owen / Eoin (spelling?) in particular? And a woman who showed round some different rooms for a possible return visit. Both went beyond the call of duty. Thanks. Our room (a superior one booked for a significant wedding anniversary) in the newer... More 

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a constructive and helpful review on your recent stay here at Rathmullan House. Eoghan was delighted that he got a mention and it is always great to hear that the efforts of our staff have been appreciated. I appreciate your comments with regards the milk, tea and coffee. We... More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three lovely clean and comfortable rooms with lots of hot water One on ground floor with access to patio and garden Two with balconies and amazing views Great place for children but have grandparents only room too Relaxing, welcoming, refined yet informal and very comfortable Roaring log fires even at 11pm Best fillet steak we've ever had so... More 

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Diana, When I read the title of your review I have to admit I was looking forward to reading what you had to say! Our guests are generally very well travelled, so to hear that Rathmullan House is your favourite place is very encouraging. I am glad that you mentioned that the house was suitable for both young and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel set in beautiful grounds next to Lough Swilly with its own little beach - great for early morning walks. My room was spacious and the bathroom large with big, deep bath and separate shower. Good quality toiletries and plenty of soft towels were provided. The conservatory restaurant is very inviting and the food is of... More 

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, First of all I would like to extend a sincere thank you from all here at Rathmullan House to you for taking the time to write such a positive review. With the weather outside today looking a little more like the middle of November than July, it is reassuring that your stay was enjoyable regardless of the weather.... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old styled house restored to perfection with beautiful grounds and views, great bar and restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food served from an outdoor pizza oven and washed down with local Craft kinnegar beer on draught.

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Sobu74, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on your trip to Rathmullan House. From your profile I can see that you are based in Letterkenny and it is great to hear of locals coming down and enjoying their time here. The Tap Room has been a huge success since it has opened and we are... More 

Dublin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on business touring and travelled to Rathmullan House where i stayed 35 years ago, with my then young children. The rooms are ever beautifully appointed, with lovely views of the gardens and Lough Swilly. The restaurant food was lovely and the staff so friendly and knew I was back in Donegal. Rathmullan is a gem and look forward... More 

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Fionn, Many thanks for taking the time to write such positive words about your recent trip to Rathmullan House. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back after so many years and hear accounts of how the house has changed over the decades. It is great to hear that the staff made you feel welcome and the food... More 

Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here over the weekend. It's my favourite place in Ireland as of now. The food, the location, the Tap Room, it's got something for everyone. We stayed in one of the superior rooms. They are huge. The food was just beautiful, from the Cook & Gardener Restaurant to the most amazing pizza you could ever eat in the... More 

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Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Martin, From all of us here at Rathmullan House a massive congratulations on your engagement! We cant claim credit for the beautiful setting here by the Swilly but it is lovely to hear that our staff contributed to your stay. I am sure all attention will now turn to planning the big day. Donegal is only a wee skip... More 

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