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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average15%
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“sea view”(8 reviews)
“beautiful place”(3 reviews)
“small room”(2 reviews)
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Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Where do you start? Quite simply this magical little gem of an establishment is superb in every respect. The 'wow' grin on your face as the beach unfolds itself while you drive through the gates, just doesn't leave your face throughout! It's light, bright, stylish,...More

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Response from Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween HouseResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Carnaween. We may have the odd blip but your synopsis encapsulates what we strive to achieve so that customers can truly take in the preciousness of this little piece of...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Carnaween, Narin, Portnoo has a superb location with stunning views over the beach. The restaurant is decorated in a pleasing and fresh seaside blue and white but…oh, the food! My first course was described as salt-and-pepper squid, but what arrived look like tiny desiccated dogs’...More

3  Thank Peter K
Response from Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween HouseResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Peter Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your experience of Carnaween. As you have kindly noticed from other reviews that this indeed was embarrassingly not to our normal standard. Our chef, Arlene, who produces fantastic food was indeed not...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Returned after an absence of many years. Although the decor has changed and a restaurant has been added the location and views are still wonderful. We had 2 excellent meals in the restaurant - very friendly staff. The menu is extensive and well priced. We...More

Thank Frances W
Response from Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween HouseResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Frances Thank you so much for taking the time to review Carnaween. We very much appreciate feedback so that we can continually make improvements. Unfortunately some of our rooms are on the smaller size due to the original layout of the building having bought...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We have just spent a week in Portnoo Co Donegal We recently had tea in Carnaween restaurant On our arrival there was no one to greet us. We stood for 10 minutes with staff running round us but not acknowledging us whilst another lady tried...More

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Response from Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween HouseResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us your experience at Carnaween. We are of course disappointed to learn that this was not an enjoyable one. Summer was particularly difficult with some new staff who had clearly not been trained enough. Our...More

Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Claire C
Response from Carnaween, Owner at Carnaween HouseResponded 23 February 2017

Dear Clc789 Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review of both Carnaween and Team Carnaween - very proud. Your review summarises the advice i was given whilst embarking on this adventures - the 3 b's! beds, baths and breakfasts...More

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (40)
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Room & Suite (9)
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"All rooms are furnished to a high standard and very comfortable."
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"Room 8 for best views"
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"book the restaurant well in advance to get a delightful sea view when the weather is on your side"
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"Rooms 8 and 9 have sea views"
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