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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just had a family reunion. Best of place I've stayed at for a long long while. Quality in every regard - from the warmth of the welcome, the graceful decor, the efficient but caring staff (thank you Kathleen for our Sunday breakfast service), and the beautiful grounds. Our bedroom was stunning, views over the gardens and a claw foot bathtub.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location, wonderful beach at the front door and we always have a relaxing break. The food in the main restaurant is first class as is the breakfast. The cellar bar is cosy and also does great food and local beer. We just can not fault the place and we are now well known to the family staff who are... More 

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Many thanks for taking the time to write such kind words about Rathmullan House. At this stage you know the house better than most but we really appreciate you writing your thoughts for those who may not have visited us yet. The summer season is moving into full swing here and it is great to see the house... More 

North Sydney, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to give our family a special treat and contacted Rathmullan simply because we had heard about it. The helpfulness on the phone when we first contacted them to explain what we wanted and eventually making the booking was encouraging. The reality was even better. Our two sons and their families were in the so called "garret" rooms which... More 

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear David, How lovely it is to read such a positive review especially one which singles out our hard working staff for special mention. Our location here by the shores of the Swilly gives us a fantastic starting point but we really see our staff as being our best asset. With the hotel being family run, we understand the effort... More 

Ireland
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit and if you do not know it already, it is on on a fantastic beach with lovely gardens! You can go for a good long walk on the beach and you will need to - to work off the food which is fantastic. Breakfast is very tasty and plentiful. Great attention to detail... More 

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts on your stay with us. It sounds like you left well fed which is always great to hear. The good weather always helps but even when it rains our guests have a good excuse to sit by the fire all day and not feel guilty! We hope to see you... More 

Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The common areas are older but comfortable and inviting - for drinks, relaxing and chatting with other guests. Our room was lovely and very comfortable. The grounds make for leisurely walks and views of islands. The food for dinner and breakfast was excellent and the staff were efficient and friendly.

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and it is always nice to heat that the staff made you feel welcome. Please get in touch on your next visit to Ireland as we would love to welcome you to Donegal again. Kind Regards Patrick Sales Manager Rathmullan House More 

County Donegal, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been many times for coffee and the like but had never eaten in the restaurant as it never seemed very vegetarian friendly however we celebrated a birthday here and both the food and atmosphere were excellent. Staff were friendly yet professional. Cannot fault it. Looking forward to my next meal here.

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Young Traveller, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your meal here at Rathmullan House. We are delighted to hear that your are looking forward to your next trip here. If you have any particular requests in terms of vegetarian options, please let us know a few days before you travel and we will endeavor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful weekend at our friends wedding. House full of character, stunning views and professional staff made a very relaxed environment. The food was also excellent on both days. We hope to be back.

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear CEGRimes, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay here at Rathmullan House. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wedding and we had great feedback from the group on checkout. It was a pleasure to celebrate the day with you all and we hope to see some of the guests back... More 

Dublin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited after 30 years. Still the perfect place to enjoy the full range of Donegal's flexible weather. Relaxing ambiance is excellent for families, the pool was ideal when rain kept kids off the beach. The Tap (former Dungeon) bar offers delicious pizzas and a wide range of local brews. The main bar upstairs offers a broad range of specialist spirits.... More 

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Rathmullan4, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Mr Fallon, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay here at Rathmullan House. We love to heat stories of guests returning after such a long period and only hope it won't be 30 years until you return again! Your in depth review was lovely to read and I particularly enjoyed the mention of... More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As a very happy guest at this hotel on three previous occasions, I had high hopes that as a wedding venue for my son and wife, it would come up to the mark as before. It in fact surpassed all my expectations and I can safely say that our friends and family had the best weekend party imaginable! The staff... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed here for a wedding. The room was massive with a good bathroom. The staff were very good at their jobs. The food was great. The steak is amazing. The setting of this property is second to none. Very relaxing. I would go back definitely.

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