Carnaween House

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Overview of Carnaween House

Carnaween House

4.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
Carnaween House, Naran strand, Naran, County Donegal, F94F242

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNarin Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationLough Doon8 min drive
  • Popular LocationDooey Beach22 min drive
  • AirportDonegal (CFN)37 min drive

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About this area


Located in Naran, Carnaween House is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Narin Beach and Lough Doon, while St Connells Cultural and Heritage Museum and Killybegs Maritime and Heritage Visitor Centre are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Narin Beach - 7 min walk
  • Lough Doon - 8 min drive
  • Owenea Bridge Standing Stone - 10 min drive
  • Sandfield Pitch and Putt Course - 12 min drive
  • Dooey Beach - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Donegal (CFN) - 37 min drive


  • Annora's Bar and Café - 3 min walk
  • Carnaween House - 8 min walk
  • Eileens - 6 min drive
  • Doherty's - 10 min drive
  • Green House Bar - 10 min drive

About this property

Carnaween House

4-star guest house
At Carnaween House, you can look forward to a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. In addition to a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Carnaween House offer amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–11 AM: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 30, per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of EUR 30.0 per stay
Service animals are welcome
Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: EUR 30.0 per stay
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cleaning/housekeeping/linen are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Carnaween House Guesthouse Naran
Carnaween House Naran
Carnaween House Naran
Carnaween House Guesthouse
Carnaween House Guesthouse Naran

Frequently asked questions

Is Carnaween House pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a deposit of EUR 30.0 per stay and a fee of EUR 30 per accommodation, per stay.

How much is parking at Carnaween House?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Carnaween House?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 10:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Carnaween House?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Carnaween House located?

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Narin Beach and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Lough Doon. Sandfield Pitch and Putt Course and Tramore Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Carnaween House and receive a full refund?

Yes, Carnaween House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Carnaween House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 10%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
so much potential
It wouldn’t have taken much for this place to have been perfect. It’s a beautiful location with fabulous views. However the room was disgusting, there was some awful staining on wall that to me meant the room was not in a fit state to be let out. When asked to be moved the manager didn’t even come to me to explain there was no rooms available, instead sent someone to say they are waiting to be painted. Not good enough! The restaurant was just ok, again wouldn’t have taken much to be brilliant, asked for a sea view and given issues on check in would have expected to be given best seat in the house, however we were placed in the back corner of restaurant, no atmosphere and to make matters worse, the food was under seasoned and just ok! Not what was expected when paying a premium. I’m all for supporting local businesses but not when given a subpar experience.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Couldn't have dinner there...imagine booking a place to stay and not being able to have dinner...poor place so don't bother
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sea view lockdown escape
My wife and I stayed in Carnaween for two nights as a staycation in Ireland after the Covid lockdown. The location was perfect, right on the beach and with stunning views. The rooms, while small, were comfortable and modern. The hotel did show some signs of deterioration; rust in the bathroom on the mirror and the taps which was unfortunate. The food was excellent but again slightly let down on the terrace where, whilst eating al fresco during a chilly night there was no heaters on the patio. We are provided with some lap blankets though which was much appreciated. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant during the stay and we’ll definitely be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Not worth the money stay elsewhere
The rooms and the restaurant are run by two different people. The one who runs the rooms lives in London and therefore not present to oversee anything to do with guests staying over, and restaurant staff are focussed on serving food. On arrival the beds were not made, tiles in the bathroom were coming away from walls, the extractor fan pulsed when on making the lights flash and was full of hair and dirt. The glass ceiling light that was full of dead flies was also hanging from the cable it was wired in with. The shower head came off in my hand but was at least a good pressure and hot. All of the hooks to hang clothes on were broken apart from 1- there is no wardrobe as the rooms are small. The view was lovely over the beach but then below the windows rubbish from the kitchen was piled high and staff members congregated to smoke and make noise. Our dinner reservation didn’t go well either, we were moved last minute into the restaurant despite booking outside - sat at the back of a restaurant on built in seating which also incorporated the radiators. Literally eating your dinner while sat on a radiator at full heat on a summers night isn’t much of a dining experience. On complaining to the staff we were given a complimentary bottle of wine for the mix up with the dinner reservation which was appreciated, but they couldn’t address any of the issues with the room. For the price of this room, I’d have expected a much better standard of accommodation. The opportunity exis
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
fantastic location, food & people
Fantastic location, friendly people & great food and drink. I’ve stayed here many times and go down as often as I can. You should too!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Carnaween Weekend
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019