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A Word From the Experts

Over the years we have been featured in publications both on a national and international level. Here is a snapshot of what a few of our visiting travel writers had to say:
The Daily Telegraph Magazine - Francesca Syz
It's a glorious early morning in May on Donegal's Lough Swilly. Bathed in sunlight it could be Cape Cod or even the Côte d'Azur. A scamper up a short sandy path leads us back to the perfectly manicured lawns of our hotel, Rathmullan House.
Friendly efficiency is typical of this place, and I love it.
This is a place for slowing down and catching up with your loved ones - stretched out on a big leather sofa by the fire, at a table in the sun or on a bench in the fragrant kitchen garden.
The Daily Telegraph - Neil Hegarty
Time moves on, but the building and its delightful grounds have thankfully remained intact, and it is now one of Donegal’s loveliest hotels.
Imagine a generous expanse of lawn and shrubbery sloping gently to a long Blue Flag beach and the sheltered waters of fjord-like Lough Swilly, with the blue hills of Inishowen on the far side of the water.
Rathmullan House balances charm, respect and friendliness very well. Staff tend to be local and of long duration – and it shows.

The Sunday Times - Ernie Whalley 

It is not often in this column that I get to review a breakfast. The one at Rathmullan House is exceptional. If there's a better breakfast to be had in Ireland, I haven't had it yet. 

Overall, what I'd eaten was country house cooking of the finest order, clasically inspired.

The Weekend Magazine – Irish Independent – Rachel Dugan

The friendly staff speak with a lyrical lilt and their greetings are as warm as the roaring log fires.

Top notch pizzas start from €9. Teamed with a Kinnegar brew, it’s a fun and affordable add on to the country house experience.

The Irish News – Dominic Kearney

I think Rathmullan House is rather special. Everything about it seems deeply rooted in the place, in its geography and history, and in its present and future, too.

They're proud of their associations with new neighbouring businesses, such as Scarpello Breads and Kinnegar Ales, and they draw on the traditions of the house in a constant search for new quality.

The Observer Magazine 

Sinking into the armchairs and sofas is like relaxing at home the way you always thought it ought to be.

Each lounge is different in décor & theme, the common denominator being large doors which close gently, leaving you to savour the high ceilings , the marble fireplaces, the perfectly chosen antiques, the oil paintings and the tall bookcases filled with ageing novels without their dustjackets. 

The Irish News - James Stinson

Every guest is valued, attended to and indulged in a way that I have yet to encounter at any of the North’s top hotels.

The Irish Times - Fiona McCann

Our room was plenty spacious, with a homely mix of old & new fixtures and furnishings, among them the old-school romantic stalwart of a free standing bath.

The Irish Independent(Food & Wine) - Karen Doyle

After a long drive from Dublin, there was an almost homely ‘Wuthering Heights’ and ‘Great Expectations’ feel, coming through the  gates of Rathmullan House – lit beautifully against the backdrop of Rathmullan beach and the dusky evening sunset.

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

This grand summer residence on the northern loughs of distant Donegal has been hosting family holidays since its construction in the 1820’s.

The Sunday Business Post – Cheryl O’Sullivan

The original Georgian building provides the atmospheric core to this hotel; it’s simply an exceptionally comfortable spot to relax over tea and scones, or a glass of red wine.