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The Islander's Rest

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Sherkin Island, Ireland
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The Islander's Rest
Ranked #223 of 396 County Cork B&B and Inns
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  • 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Banff National Park, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Sherkin Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Islander's Rest Ireland/County Cork

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