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Sherkin Island, Ireland
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The Islander's Rest
Ranked #229 of 399 County Cork B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Banff National Park, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I think Tina k is a spoilt prat because I I went to this hotel to have dinner and it was fabulous. I have two friends who stayed at this hotel for two nights and they loved it so Tina k you are spoilt and I'd say you're art is bad as well

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Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

spent 4 nights here on a boat on the pontoon. great value for money 20 euro a night with electricity and water . we ate in the restaurant and found the selection good ,specials included pork belly with crispy crakling , thai curry and stew .one of our party has dietry restrictions and the staff were very helpful , one... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have just returned from an art course on Shirken Island. This is my third year to attend this particular course, which would indicate my appreciation of the course. However my overall experience of staying at THE only hotel on the island has remained each year lacking in certain aspects. A large proportion of staff are very young and inexperienced... More

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484Mark, Owner at The Islander's Rest, responded to this review

Dear Tina, Thank you for taking the time to review our Business on Sherkin Island. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we heartily apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests and visitors with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our everyday goal and ambition. We cherish being a warm, welcoming... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed here over night with 3 kids. Location is fantastic. Bedroom was spacious with fabulous views. Breakfast was very good. Dinner was ok. Staff were friendly and very tolerant of children but very little for young kids to do later in evening - limited television and no DVD player. However, overall a very positive experience and would happily go back.

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We had been to Sherkin to visit friends on several occasions before this visit. We had visited Murphy's Bar, and had enjoyed that, but this was our first opportunity to stay at the Inn. We stayed for three nights and were not disappointed. From the owner Mark, to Finn and Karen, we were treated to Irish hospitality. Our room was... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

we returned here a week ago and stayed 3 nights, the room had fantastic views and the food and service very good, it was very busy most days but we thought the staff coped very well. we spoke to the owner who was very helpful and we took a boat trip around the island which great and very informative. the... More

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Address: Sherkin Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork
Also Known As:
The Islander's Rest Ireland/County Cork

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