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Rathmullan House

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Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super nice. Several lounges all with roaring fires. Lots of comfy chairs. Quality local produce sold and great service. Love the atmosphere. Stayed for afternoon tea and dinner. The duck dish was super. Great position overlooking the sea.

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1 Thank soph1980m
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Soph, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit on New Years Day. We are blessed with a fantastic view overlooking the Swilly and we are delighted to read your appreciation of our location. It looks like you had a relaxing afternoon and evening with us and I will ensure that your kind words are passed on... More 

Athlone, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated New Year at Rathmullan house and really enjoyed the facilities. The food was outstanding and the friendly helpful staff added to the appeal of this special hotel . The meals we enjoyed were among the best that I have ever tasted.

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2 Thank Michael E
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Michael, A sincere thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here and we are delighted that your experience with us was so positive. It is particularly pleasing to read your praise for our hard working staff especially as you visited during one of our busiest periods of the year. Our head chef will be delighted... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on the Sunday after boxing day and a bit early, but we where made very welcome and quickly shown to our lovely room. Great room, lovely bathroom, had a lovely meal in the restaurant, staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble, Had a great nights sleep in room 38, breakfast was lovely, set us up for... More 

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2 Thank Girvin57
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Girvin, Many thanks for your feedback and it is a pleasure to read that you had a relaxing post Christmas break with us here in Rathmullan. It was great to see the hotel so busy for the full week after Christmas and we are always happy to hear that guests have positive feedback on our food during these busy... More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Rathmullan house is the perfect place to go for a most relaxing break with delicious fresh food The lovely hospitable owners and staff are so welcoming kind and helpful yet unobtrusive. I look forward so much to returning soon to my favourite beautiful cosy bedroom with a fire and lovely views. Sleep comes so easily and late breakfast is a... More 

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1 Thank MaryMcCready
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Mary, A sincere thank you from all of us here at Rathmullan House for your very kind words about your recent stay. It is a real pleasure to hear such POSITIVE FEEDBACK and you have painted a vivid picture for potential future guests. We are enjoying a very busy festive period here in Donegal and despite the poor weather,... More 

Co Down
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Aah Rathmullan House! Wind and rain beating in off Lough Swilly, a warm log fire, comfortable chair, a good book and a great pint of Guinness. Whats not to like? Oh yes there is the superb food, very comfortable bed and efficient friendly staff. All adds up to a superb relaxing week end. Great to see that the high standards... More 

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Thank Liam M
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Liam, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at Rathmullan House. The rain seems to have been beating off the Swilly for most of the last month but it is great to hear that our guests are not letting that affect their stay. With the winter now well and truly upon us, we are... More 

Coleraine, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Wheeler family deserve credit for having kept the character of this lovely house whilst sympathetically extending and offering 21st century service. I have been coming here for nearly 50 years and have never been disappointed. Recently we stayed for a weekend with friends and we are going to have to sneak back on our own sometime because they all... More 

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2 Thank Sandra856
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, What a pleasure it was to read your review and to hear such kind words from someone who has been coming to the hotel for almost 50 years. You will have been with us throughout our many major changes over the years so it is fantastic to hear that the house and staff are still offering the warm... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I don't write reviews as a rule....but Rathmullen House is amongst one of the best we have stayed at. The House itself is really comfortable very much at the higher standard of country house type hotels. However the real stars of Rathmullen are the staff, everyone of them goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. We stayed... More 

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1 Thank regandgertie
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Contributor, When I first read your review I was sat beside the head chef after a very busy service on Tuesday evening. Needless to say that your resounding endorsement of his menu and in particular the dessert, was well received. His head is getting a wee bit big after reading your review but this is a small price to... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

You would have to travel far to find a better hotel than Rathmullanhouse ! The setting is spectacular and the house itself is full of little nooks and crannies and has 4 wonderful fires! The food is the best I have ever had and the serving staff are so friendly and helpful,nothing is any trouble to them ,honestly it's 5... More 

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2 Thank Heather I
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Heather, It is such a pleasure to read the thoughts of our guests especially when the feedback is so positive. To read that Rathmullan House is your favourite hotel and for you to endorse us so emphatically for perspective guests is immensely satisfying. Having worked at Rathmullan House for some time now, new nooks and crannies are still becoming... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Brought my parents for an overnight trip to celebrate their wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and relaxed. The house is well appointed and open fires in most rooms make for a warm and cosy appeal. The food in the restaurant was fabulous. Would highlight the Maurice Kettyle fillets as a real treat. Service throughout was... More 

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Thank Clare G
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Clare, We are delighted to hear that your stay with us was a success especially as it was a treat for your parents on their anniversary. I hope they appreciated your lovely gesture and the stay at Rathmullan House provided plenty of well deserved relaxation for you all. After a very busy summer, our kitchen staff will be delighted... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited beautiful Rathmullan house this week with three young children and miss it already. A great family room, delicious food, and a picture perfect setting made for a lovely Donegal break. The breakfast buffet was exceptional, dinner a treat each night, and kinegar beer a welcome discovery for mum and dad. This gem does Donegal hospitality proud.

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

Dear Daithi, With three young children to think about, I imaging time is at a premium in your household so thank you very much for sparing the precious minutes to review your recent stay at Rathmullan House! Over the past couple of school holidays, our family rooms have been highly sought after and it is great to hear such positive... More 

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