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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place and the seaview is amazing. We took the mussel for the starter... A little bit disappointed beacause of the heavy cream sauce. Neither in Belgium, nor in France, nor in Switzerland mussels never are served with bechamel sauce. The service was perfect

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely 2 day visit for my wife's birthday. The hospitality was great, location is stunning and the food was beautiful. Will definitely come back again. Davey and Kerry McLarnon, Ardglass Co Down

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Davey & Kerry So glad you had a lovely stay with us for your wife's birthday and thank you for taking the time to tell us - we thrive on playing a small part in memory making. We hope to see you again in the future Best wishes Jude & Team Carnaween x

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stayed here on the 17th February 2017, booked in for 3 nights bed and breakfast. Had a lovely 3 course meal on the Friday night which was great value for money and beautifully presented. Our room was excellent with a great sea view. I would highly recommend the Carnaween for a relaxing and friendly stay with top class food and...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Shelley Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Carnaween. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future All the best Jude, Arlene & Team Carnaween x

County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The setting of this restaurant is breathtaking if you have a window seat on a beautiful evening. The food was of high quality a mixture between fine dining and really good home cooking. The staff are very pleasant and accommodating. Had been here a few times before and never disappointed.

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of Carnaween. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future All the best Everyone at Team Carnaween x

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Myself and my partner had a wonderful stay at Carnaween. It was not my first time but it was my partner's first time. She thought the setting was the most beautiful place she had ever been. But Carnaween is more than just special for the scenery. It is a small comfortable guesthouse run by an amazing chef - Arlene. The...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Anniein What a lovely review - thank you for taking the time to write it! We are so glad you and your partner had a wonderful stay. A few wee upgrades going on at the moment so hopefully you'll enjoy those on your next stay. Arlene is indeed a gem both in the kitchen and as the face of...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Carnaween House at the beginning of September & we were taken away by the beauty of this area, the beach goes for miles with beautifully soft sand. On arrival, it did take some time to locate a member of staff to get checked in but we were shown to our room quickly shortly after. Our room was...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on your experience at Carnaween. The area is indeed beautiful - my favourite place in the world. We are always looking for ways to improve and am sorry that we fell a little short in your expectations. Due to the layout of the house i was...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Sorry to be leaving today. Stayed 3 nights for a family wedding at the nearby Lake house. So glad we chose to stay here instead of Lake house. Fantastic location and our room had two windows overlooking the beautiful beach. Staff all very friendly with a laidback but attentive approach. Breakfast was excellent......you could have the Full Irish or tailor...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Holidaytrish Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Carnaween. So glad you had a lovely stay with us! Hopefully you will make it back for dinner sometime in the future to sample Arlene's amazing cooking. Best wishes Jude & Team Carnaween x

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner here and asked for a table beside the window and was told they were reserved. By the time we left, no-one had arrived for the window seats (2 hours later). At the end of our meal we were asked to move seats as they needed to seat another party near us. Not impressed. They then asked another...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear emercryan Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Carnaween and your experience. Quite frankly the service you received was unacceptable and am very sorry that you left with a bad experience. You are right we did have a lot of new staff at that time and were not properly trained to accommodate you. Hopefully you...

Province of Munster, Ireland
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is beautifully located even on a very bad summer's evening. The white and blue décor gives it an elegant marine look. Our servers were kind yet lacked get up and go. I went for the homemade soup which was very good. My mains was a little too rich for me. We were there on a very humid evening; we...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Frank2510 Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween. We are always looking to improve and as such continuing to ensure our staff get better in accommodating customers. Having renovated the house entirely in 2007/8 I tried to make the best possible use of space and unfortunately resisted with the kitchen positioning. We are refurbishing a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Delightful location with some rooms having sweeping views of the bay and Inishkeel island which is walkable at low tides so you can visit the old monastic sites. The rooms are comfortable and the welcome is warm. Good selection of breakfast items either continental or cooked. Ask and they will try to accommodate special requests. Lunch and Dinner made from...

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Juliet Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely things about Carnaween. An amazing synopsis of what we strive to provide to our customers. I'm very pleased to say that a Lounge is currently under furbishment, something I've wanted to address for a long time, and will be ready in a couple of weeks. We...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Carnaween House is the ideal escape from busy lives. We love to welcome couples, families, foodies, sunset worshippers, golfers, walkers, runners, beach enthusiasts, surfers, dogs (extra charge) - whatever the purpose of your visit we strive to make sure it will be a memorable experience! We have 9 bedrooms of varying size, some rooms can be small due to the original layout when purchasing and renovating the house entirely in 2007. Only 3 rooms have tvs as we believe narin&portnoo is most enjoyed outdoors. Our restaurant has become a bit of a destination so it can be very popular and sometimes noisy, especially at high season and weekends. We also have 2 self-catering accommodations a few minutes walk away: Caranaween Cottage, a secluded 3 bed (sleeps 6) traditional irish cottage tucked away with private garden Carnaween Chalet, a cosy 2 bedroom dwelling to sleep 4 (1 double bed/1 bunk bed) and coming soon Carn'a'van, a shabby chic newly renovated caravan for those who don't mind up close and personal - could be used for extra bed space for the chalet as situation behind! we look forward to welcoming love - from all at Carnaween x ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carnaween House

Address: Naran strand, Narin-Portnoo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > County Donegal > Narin-Portnoo
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are furnished to a high standard and very comfortable.”
  • Room 9 fantastic sea view
642shelleyg, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 for best views”
holidaytrish, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“book the restaurant well in advance to get a delightful sea view when the weather is on your side”
Frank2510, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 8 and 9 have sea views”
julietm359, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is a great family room at the front.”
Clc789, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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