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“Relaxing luxury”
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Rathmullan House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rathmullan
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing luxury”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Enjoyed a relaxing overnight stay in July. Room was beautiful, immaculately clean, bathroom was lush especially the roll top bath. Dinner was really lovely although hubbie was very disappointed they had 'ran out' of triple cooked chips to accompany his lobster. We also sampled two pizza's for lunch which were delicious. Staff very attentive but not too in your face.

Rathmullan house is expensive however lovely if you want to spoil yourself. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Just back from a business meeting in Donegal stayed in Rathmullan house for my first time. What a hidden gem! A great experince from the freindly welcome to the most comfortable room with sea views. I stay away most weeks with work and hotels are so bland, not this place! The gardens are brilliant and I can see why lots of families come to stay. The pizzas looked great and this area had a cool vibe going on. The promotion of the local craft beer is brilliant and they are highly recommended. I ate in the main restaurant, service and food top notch, The dinning room is really relaxed and cool. Day rounded off beside the fire, no TV blaring and no sliding doors.........Heaven. I'll be back soon.

Room Tip: Room 5 is a single room but great views.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We recently stayed at Rathmullan House for two nights.
We had not been there for a while but found it as relaxing as we had done previously.
We had a superior room which was on the ground floor near the swimming pool.
We had an outside space- a patio, but might have preferred to be nor the floor above for the beautiful view of Lough Swilly
My wife enjoyed the pool, but was disappointed at the lack of steam or sauna facilities
Dinner was an excellent affair , drinks in the lounge whilst we perused the menu.
Lots of food with an emphasis on fresh and local, including from the garden of the hotel.
Really very nice
Breakfast is a treat
One of our party was coeliac and had no problem having alternative food offered
Best gluten free bread ever, so much so he asked for extra to take home
Location is fantastic with a short stroll through garden to the long golden beach
Of course the weather co-operated and we saw Donegal at its best, but we have been here at a Christmas and it's just as lovely

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed here for one night only and we wished we could stay for longer. The room was lovely and spacious with a little outside terrace and a bathtub in the bathroom. There was a setup for tea and cookies, which was a nice touch. Dinner was delicious.

The hotel is nice for families with children because they have an indoor pool, and a television room with toys. But we found it also equally nice that they created spaces for adults only. There was a drawing room where children were asked to refrain from entering and they also asked young families to dine before 8, which allowed those of us without kids to eat quietly.

We would love to come back.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 35 (we think), at the very end of the hall on the ground floor and it was beautifu...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newry
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11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Arrived and said we'd give it a try for lunch. Pulled up in the car park, house looked very grand from outside. No idea where to aim for for lunch, went in one door completely empty. aimed for the tap room, sign said open but with the babies buggy my wife went down to see, deserted again!! Went back to a function room entrance, finally found someone and asked for the bar, they said down the hall to the right, down we went, saw no sign of the bar, found reception though, completely unsupervised, waited for someone to arrive no one did!! went out again and back to our car, saw a sigh saying the pantry (I think) I said I'll give it a try, Sign read "Please us other door..." I though "Please use other restaurant" and so we did... I wont be back!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Was staying in the area and was recommended to eat in the Tap House Pizza/bar in the hotel. It was a great place to eat Pizza's - simple service but quality excellent. Kids loved it and the home brewed beers were excellent - really different tastes.

Hotel setting is beautiful and would be wonderful for a special event. The staff were very pleasant.

Room Tip: Did not stay here
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

A place that never disappoints , food in the main resteraunt was very good as was the service from emier and Kathleen and others , front of house were also very helpful on a few occasions and could not do enough for us, nice relaxed atmosphere , a credit to the owners .

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Rathmullan House

Property: Rathmullan House
Address: Lough Swilly, Rathmullan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Rathmullan
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rathmullan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rathmullan House 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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Also Known As:
Rathmullan House Hotel Rathmullan
House Rathmullan
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Rathmullan House County Donegal

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