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49 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Rathmullan House well over a year ago during springtime. We liked it then and were looking forward to a couple of nights at the hotel during freezing cold November. This was a mid week stay and the hotel was very quiet on our first night, with just a few other residents. We were immediately impressed by the... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic stay. Lovely spacious and clean room. Beat pizza in Ireland. Excellent breakfast and dinner. Really relaxing atmosphere and friendly but not obtrusive staff. Wonderful beaches nearby and Fanad lighthouse well worth a visit. Try the Kinnegar beer. Worth treating yourself.

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

Dear Mark, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. We might get in a bit of trouble if we claimed our pizza to be the best in Ireland but we gladly accept the praise when it comes from a guest! Your comments on the staff, breakfast, dinner and bedroom are all a pleasure for us... More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed one night in this hotel over bank holiday weekend - most impressed with food quality , staff are very well trained all lovely personalities and most helpful. We had fillet steak probably one of the nicest we have ever had and we eat fillet most places we visit . Breakfast beautiful. Bed was very comfortable Would definitely love to... More 

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

Dear Mary, It was a pleasure to read your review of your recent stay with us. The last bank holiday weekend was a busy one for us and it is very reassuring to hear that our guests felt well looked after during this busy period. We are very lucky to have such hard working and approachable staff and it is... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Spent a wonderful 3 days here - with our 2 dogs. Room was spacious , elegant , comfortable with lovely private patio. Dogs liked their room too🐶🐶 Swimming pool well placed in 'centre' of rooms and changing in room was great. Breakfasts were a triumph Dinners delicious and beautifully served by very friendly and professional staff. Sitting rooms with warming... More 

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

Dear Contributor, Your review of your recent stay with us was a wonderful read and I would like to thank you on behalf of all of us here at Rathmullan House, for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our dog friendly bedroom is always in high demand and I am delighted that your important travelling companions were happy with... More 

Wells,somerset, UK
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56 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

"Rathmullan House is one of those much-loved hotels that feels like discovering a hot water bottle in a chilly bed." And I did find myself still basking on a comfy sofa by the fire, some time after installing myself there, chuckling away at one of the volumes of Punch magazine classics found in one of the well stocked book cases.... More 

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

Dear Mervyn, What a pleasure it was to read your detailed and glowing review of your stay with us in October. You have covered so much in your piece and painted a vivid and colourful image of the time that you spent here. We love to hear guests speak fondly of our hard working staff and you are correct in... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed here for a friends wedding, we were blessed with beautiful weather, canapes outside with live music on the terrace. It was beautiful from the get go. We moved inside for the meal, the function room was beautifully laid out and the food was beautiful, I had the vegan option, which was fresh and very tasty! The staff... More 

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

Dear Sinead, I am delighted to read that you had such a positive experience at the recent wedding here at Rathmullan House. From what I gather, the weather held up on the day and the photos that we have seen since look really fantastic. We host a limited number of weddings a year as we feel that offering the house... More 

N Ireland
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited Rathmullan hotel last weekend with our two teenagers. We have been there many times over the years, usually with the children, as it is such a family friendly hotel. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and checked in to our family room (room 22 in the attic) This is basically a small apartment without a kitchen. It has a... More 

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

Dear Contributor, What a wonderful, concise and thorough review of your recent stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure to read as it was to welcome you and your family recently. With three generations of the Wheeler family involved in the house today, we like to think we look after the needs of families and I am delighted that... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I visited Rathmullan House for five nights across the period 8 to 13 June 2016. This was our first visit to Donegal and we couldn't have chosen better a better hotel. The location, accommodation, food, drinks and particularly service were all excellent. Very well done!

Thank broadway14
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Contributor, We are delighted to hear that your first visit to Donegal was a success and we only hope that this will be the first of many. We are blessed to have a county that is rich in natural beauty and history and it is a pleasure to read that your stay with us added to your experience. You... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I recently spent a very pleasant 2 nights in this restored Georgian country mansion hidden on the shores of Lough Swilly. 2 previous lunchtime visits had impressed us and we were curious to experience a full stay. Rathmullan Port was the location of The Flight of the Earls in 1607 which signalled the end of Gaelic Aristocracy... More 

1 Thank Carrollfamily198
Patrick K, Manager at Rathmullan House, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Carroll, A sincere thank you for sharing such a detailed, positive and informative review of your recent stay with us. Your historical detail and knowledge puts many of us Rathmullan natives to shame! I am sure that potential visitors will take great interest in your account and it is greatly appreciated. From our perspective, it is... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited rathmullen house a few times last for valentines day falling on a sunday for lunch. It was very busy perhaps more understaffed than busy. Our 3course meal was delicious however portion size was way too big from starter to sweet. My boyfriend is lactose intolerant which we had notified in advance also on arrival however when we... More 

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

Dear Contributor, I would like to thank you sincerely for writing your review of your recent meal with us. It seems you are a regular visitor and I am delighted to read that you will be back in the not too distant future. I would like to apologise that your boyfriends dietary needs were not considered as they should have... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Rathmullan House

Address: Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Rathmullan
Price Range: ₹ 12,340 - ₹ 16,623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rathmullan House 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Rathmullan House Hotel Rathmullan
House Rathmullan
Rathmullan Hotel
Rathmullan House County Donegal
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“Only in our room so cannot be sure”
 of 5 bubbles EMJDublin, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No lift so if there are personal mobility difficulties suggest a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles mal_lennox9, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Attic rooms great for families, with separate bedrooms for the adults but no doors between, just a very thick curtain across the hall.”
 of 5 bubbles Knockmany, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking Lough Swilly”
 of 5 bubbles Carrollfamily198, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great and are all different.”
 of 5 bubbles 388kenp, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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