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Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant has won many awards and is recommended by the world’s leading travel guides

Visitor Reviews

“Having dined in the wonderful Castlemurray restaurant for both dinner and lunch on several occasions, and never being disappointed I was delighted to learn last Summer that Afternoon Tea is served there during the Summer Months. I went with various friends on three different occasions last Summer and I can easily say it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. Just yesterday a friend and myself visited there again, and I just had to write about this memorable experience. The setting of Castlemurray restaurant is breathtaking. Afternoon tea is served in the delightful conservatory overlooking the stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the ruins of McSwyne’ s Castle. The Afternoon tea is very reasonably priced at €30 for 2 people, and it was quite simply delightful. A selection of four different dainty sandwiches, which we could not finish, the servings were so generous, was followed by the freshest white scones with fabulous homemade jam and clotted cream, freshly baked brown scones, strawberry shortbreads, petit fours, homebaked cupcakes which were beautifully iced, and the famous Castlemurray penultimate treat……a shot glass of coffee crème brulee. The afternoon tea cake stand comes beautifully presented , ( garnished with edible fresh flowers…..The afternoon tea at Castlemurray is the ultimate Summer treat if you are touring in the Donegal Area.”

C Bonner

Thank you for a magical day/night in your hotel. The nearest place to heaven.Food out of this world, rooms a dream, staff perfect.. I even got to try out speaking french to one staff member… I hope to return one day. I loved being there.
Terry Orr

We simply loved everything about the place. The only problem was we were only there for one night! We will definitely be back for at least 2 nights…cant wait… for a little bit of heaven!!
Breege & Basil Love

Returned home after our 3rd 2 day stay
at Castle Murray. Yet again the food was fantastic as were the staff. I dont think I would consider anywhere else in Donegal for a relaxing break.
Jim & Elizabeth Wilson

We had our wedding at Castle Murray ad it was the best day, staff great, food great, location great. We can not say enough great things about the place & neither could our guests. Thank you!
Emma Byrne

We came with friends to the restaurant on Saturday evening and I just wanted to say thank you to all of your staff for the superb experience. Everyone was friendly, professional and knowledgeable and this certainly added to our enjoyment. As you know, we visit the restaurant very regularly and the food has always been of exceptional quality. In fact, we have never yet had a poor course of any kind, an accolade which I suspect few restaurants would be able to match. Congratulations to you all!
Sir Robert Salisbury

I have been meaning to email you since our stay in March 2007. We were very lucky indeed to have discovered Castle Murray House hearly 6 years ago. On every occasion the food is to die for and the staff are all wonderful. How privelaged we have been to enjoy breakfast with such a stunning view. Thanks again for a making our weekend so special.

I will always remember the special time we had at Castle Murray
Hotel. The staff, the setting, the food and the atmosphere was
superb. Thanks so much for such a lovely memory.
Ann Cohen

Just returned from an amazing vaction in Ireland, but the highlight of our trip was the two wonderful day and nights spent in Castle Murray. The food combined with excellent service and the beauty full location makes for magic memories.
Jerimiah O’Neill

I have visiting Castle Murray for 7 years and each stay has been a special treat in every way. I love staying here and indeed have celebrated many birthdays at the hotel. I want to thank the staff for always makin my stay so enjoyable. The food is wonderful, the acommodation warm and cosy and the views breathtaking. I look foward to my next stay.
Jo Pawson

Had Sunday lunch with the Murtagh Family at your fine restaurant on the 12th July. Superb food and service with wonderful ambience. We will retun no doubt.
David & Lucy Traynor

Pure Perfection !!!!! Can’t wait to come back!!
Lizzy & Jimmy

I celebrated my birthday at Castle Murray House Hotel and it was truely an amazing and memorable experience. The food was divine and all my guests left trying to find an excure for when they could return again! A ture testiment of perfect food & excellent service. Thanks again to you all.
Fiona Harte