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The Islander's Rest

Sherkin Island, Ireland
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County Cork
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price you pay for the rooms and food you would expect it to be much higher standard, talk about taking advantage of the tourist that come to Sherkin, if you are visiting the island make sure to bring your own picnic, much better restaurants in the main land of Baltimore and more value for money.

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Thank Williamethan
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

While staying on Sherkin to conduct a Vocal Seminar, I had the privilege of staying at the Islanders Rest. Mark Murphy and his staff could not be more accommodating and generous. My living quarters were clean and spacious and the view of Baltimore Harbor is breathtaking!!! The food, especially the fresh seafood is delicious and plentiful!! Looking forward to returning... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Travelled with a large family group and everyone was really pleased with every aspect of this accommodation. The food was yum and excellent value. The service was friendly and efficient. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Absolutely no complaints.

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Thank Sully45
Drogheda, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here today and we were not impressed with the food. 2.50 for a basket of bread which consisted of 3 slices of stale white sliced pan. No soda bread, homemade brown bread etc which we expected but the bread wasn't even fresh. I complained to the waitress who brought me some slightly less staler bread. I asked about... More 

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Thank JessieBelle
Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Superb setting overlooking the bay. Excellent food, friendly staff, rooms basic but views and situation more than make up for it. Island itself is beautiful to walk around, very clean and litter free, unspoilt beaches to explore. A real gem!

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Thank irishmammy66
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Thank john h
Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Carolineoshea300
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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