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The Islander's Rest

Sherkin Island, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the hotel for the second time and it is still very good. The views are fabulous and the staff were very helpful. The food was excellent both lunchtime and evening meal with a good selection. The local people who we met in the bar were helpful and gave great advice on where to visit. We will be back.

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry across from Baltimore to Sherkin Island recently. This is a pleasant trip and a lovely island full of character and beauty. We did some long walks and ended up in the Islanders Rest for a meal before heading back to Baltimore. I ordered the bacon and cabbage. The bacon was just okay and the cabbage was... More 

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Gorey, Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a great place to visit one of Ireland's little hidden gems . Fantastic food great atmosphere . And Marc Murphy the host with the most what a welcoming man to the island of sherkin . Views from hotel across to Baltimore are just fabulous . Ferry service from Baltimore to sherkin about every hour . Rooms basic but clean... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went on Sherkin island for an event at the local pub. We booked this hotel with my friend as it was the only hotel in the island. We first thought that the price was a bit expansive 50 euro per person for the night with breakfast, but if it's a nice hotel sure why not. We arrived, the receptionist... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed here for one night in October and booked the family room. The room as massive and very clean, a double bed, two singles and a bunk bed with sea views. The staff were all very friendly and the food portions like the room was massive, kids portion could feed two adults :o) This was also noted by some ladies... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On a day trip with my family, sister and nephew, just called in for a quick bite to eat. Pleasantly surprised by the fish which was very good, chips not so good but we can overlook that. My wife said the lasagne wasn't bad either. The kids said the fish was very good and the burgers were average.The pint was... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed for one night after spending the day walking around Sherkin Island. The rooms were clean and well maintained. We received good service from the staff in the hotel, restaurant and bar. We enjoyed our evening meal in the bar and the included breakfast was a full Irish breakfast. I hope we can stay again in the future.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived on the Island by ferry from Baltimore and were able to find Islander's Rest easily. Rooms are dated but you're on an Island so don't expect 5 star luxury. They are basic but comfortable and clean, all you really need. The bar downstairs has a good food, good guinness, and good service. There is entertainment nightly in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In the process of coordinating a Vocal Workshop for an American friend I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mark, the owner of the Islanders Rest by telephone and in person. He has done his utmost to make my friend Brian's stay a fun and very rewarding experience. The friendly and accommodating atmosphere by ALL of the island residents... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I recently conducted a Vocal Workshop on Sherkin Island. I stayed at the Islander's Rest for 5 nights. In addition to the magnificent views, I found the accommodations to be very clean and comfortable. The food in the restaurant was excellent, both in quality and presentation..kudos to the chef! I was thrilled with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff.... More 

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