Rathmullan House

On the shores of Lough Swilly, give in to the ‘old-fashioned demeanour’ of the Wheeler family’s hotel, as did guests this year, who found it – and its collection of lough-facing sitting rooms – ‘endearing’. More

Contact details

Rathmullan House
Rathmullan
Co. Donegal
Ireland
00 353 74 915 8188

Hotel information

Bedrooms

34. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for reduced mobility.

Open

Feb–Dec, 28 Dec–3 Jan.

Facilities

4 sitting rooms, library, TV room, cellar bar/pizza parlour, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 15-metre indoor swimming pool, 7-acre grounds (tennis, croquet).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per person B&B €95–€140. À la carte €50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the shores of Lough Swilly, give in to the ‘old-fashioned demeanour’ of the Wheeler family’s hotel, as did guests this year, who found it – and its collection of lough-facing sitting rooms – ‘endearing’. ‘The Georgian holiday home is filled with antiques, but there’s an unstuffy, totally relaxed feel to the place. Family photographs share wall space with botanical prints and oil portraits of the house’s previous owners.’ Large bedrooms in the main building and the Regency-style wing are decorated with a mix of vintage pieces. ‘Our huge superior room had views down to the lough. There were contemporary touches in all the right places, down to the wool blankets on the bed.’ In the ‘lovely’ restaurant, a daily-changing dinner under the starry, tented ceiling may include pan-seared fillet of Greencastle-landed hake, potato and Parmesan gnocchi, garden spinach, wild mushrooms. Informal pizza feasts may be taken in the cellar Tap Room, with slugs of locally brewed craft beer. At breakfast, ‘a scrumptious buffet had delicious surprises from the kitchen garden’. (Lesley and Peter Sevitt, and others)

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Special offers

Wild Atlantic Way Special Offer

Book 2 Nights Bed and Breakfast arriving midweek in April May June, and enjoy your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. With so much to see and do in Donegal, 1 night is often not enough! With this two night offer in April May & June, a complimentary upgrade to a superior bedroom will be included. Also Included in your stay will be an entry to One of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, Fanad Lighthouse. Come and explore the ‘coolest place to visit in the world’ according to National Geographic magazine and ask about the guided tour! 2 Nights B&B €180 per person sharing. Please quote Good Hotel Guide Wild Atlantic Way Offer.

Upgrade voucher

This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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Rathmullan House
Rathmullan
Co. Donegal

Guest comments

'We loved the relaxing feel. Georgian family house, antique-filled but not stuffy. Largo room with views down the lough. Breakfast a delightful buffet. Informal dinner in the lovely Cook and Gardener restaurant. Charming staff and walks on the spectacular beach. ' - Lesley and Peter Sevitt - October, 2016

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