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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stayed at Carnaween from 10th July for 3 nights and had a fantastic stay. We had Room Nine which is a family room at the front with amazing views along the beach. The room was decorated really nicely in white and blue beach house style. Beds were very comfy and great shower. A huge bonus was we could bring... More 

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Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to drop in on spec without reservation on a Friday evening. A lovely young guy-Mark managed to get us a table. Throughout the evening he was so attentive and pleasant to all customers. Ann our waitress also looked after us so well. The food was cooked to perfection and so tasty and tender. My husband ordered rack of lamb... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

My husband, 3 year old and 5 month old and I embarked on our first stay away from home as a family of 4 to Carnaween House at the weekend. Friends of ours booked two family rooms for the 8 of us in total (4 adults and 4 under 4 years of age). Carnaween House was perfect! From the moment... More 

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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Carnaween House has a whole new look since my last visit in 2011--and it is very appealing! I love the new ''beachy'' blue and white motif. Fortunately,everything else remains the same---same warm greeting,same outstanding dinner and breakfast,same great views and same feeling of finding yourself in one of the world's truly magical spots. All three of us--cousin, niece and I... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

What a beautiful place to stay!! Right on the beach with an amazing seaview from our bedroom. The decor was absolutely gorgeous. Such a busy little restaurant with gorgeous, tasty food.i would highly recommend the beautiful Carnaween House & you just have to go for a stroll on the fabulous Narin Beach

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear JojoEire Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween House and write such lovely things. We are so glad you had a great time and hope to welcome you again in the future Best regards Jude & Team Carnaween More 

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We recently had our wedding in Carnaween House. The service, accommodation and quality of food was amazing. All the staff went above and beyond to make sure our special day was perfect! Arlene and Donal really took care of us for the weekend just as if we were a guest in their house. I would highly recommend it. The views... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween. We were delighted to be a part of your special day and wish you both congratulations again and every happiness in your lives together. We hope to see you again soon Best Jude and everyone at Carnaween x More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went there for lunch yesterday. Seldom does one have such a great menu that it's difficult to choose what to have. I had the blue cheese, pear and rocket salad for starters and a fish pie for main. Both were absolutely delicious. Great food coupled with gorgeous view make this a wonderful place to dine. Next time I am... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear RosB Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween. We are delighted you had a great lunch and look forward to welcoming you again! best Jude and team carnaween x More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2015

Carnaweenhouse was booked up for dinner so we never made it..but we did spend a few afternoons at their cafe close to the sea. It was nicely decorated, nautical theme, they served some food, which was really good, great fish and chips. It was a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine with a beautiful view of the sea!

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Jenny Thank you for taking the time to review Carnaween. We are sorry you didn't get to dine with us in the restaurant - we get particularly busy during high season but very glad you were able to enjoy our cafe. We will be continuing to make some changes and hope you can visit us again Best Jude and... More 

Belfast
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Set a minute or twos walk away from the Carnaween House itself, the Carnaween Cottage is a lovely place to spend a self catering weekend away. Like the house its a quick walk to the beech and with its own garden was great for the four of us, especially our 5 and 3 year old. The cottage seems to have... More 

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Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween House, responded to this review

Dear Carnalea Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween Cottage. We are so pleased you had a great stay with your family. We hope to welcome you back again best wishes Jude & Team Carnaween More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Lovely guest house. Spotlessly clean and we lucky to get rooms overlooking the bay. Our evening meal superb with great view of the bay. Arlene, the manageress, very welcoming. We'll definitely be back again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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
Also Known As:
Carnaween House Narin-Portnoo, Ireland - County Donegal
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“Room 8 for best views”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles Frank2510, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 8 and 9 have sea views”
 of 5 bubbles julietm359, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is a great family room at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles Clc789, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view room and also a window table when booking the restaurant.”
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 of 5 bubbles NorthWestLulu, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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