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The Islander's Rest

Sherkin Island, Ireland
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The Islander's Rest
Ranked #264 of 396 County Cork B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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English first
Portlaoise, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Waterford, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We arrived on Saturday afternoon and received a warm and friendly welcome . The room was clean comfy and the view was spectacular . The food was great , the chowder is worth a special mention being the best either of us ever had . Sing song in the bar on Sat night and a two piece band played on... More

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Dublin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Avoid for food and service. We usually drop in here nearly every year for a sandwich and a drink but not anymore. The final straw was a pizza that was like something out of a microwave from the 80's. Squares, a bit soggy and tasted processed. The staff are just a gang of what seems to be untrained teenagers and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Like my mother drilled into us as children there is no excuse for rudeness and manners cost nothing we'll I think il have to get my mother to chat to the owners and staff members of the Islanders rest. I booked over the phone one short and abrupt conversation later my room for the night was booked at a take... More

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Cork
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Back again to Sherkin. It's been a year. Not much changes there to the visitor's eye anyway. Went with my usual group. Got a great room overlooking the channel and looking across to Baltimore. Huge room, well looked after there. The food was great and so was the weather which was lucky. The bar has got a lot quieter than... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I enjoyed my stay here so much that I'm busting to go back soon. I've been in flasher rooms and hotels but this was still lovely. Fabulous sea views with cliffs and crashing waves from the bar, breakfast lounge and bedroom. A castle ruin at the end of the garden with choughs resting on it. The staff were great -... More

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ireland
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Having just returned from a three night stay in the Islanders rest I would have to say it was disappointing. The hotel is basic but clean. The food was average with a small selection of sea food! The menu in the bar was the same as the restaurant menu. Staff were ok apart from one of the girls who was... More

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Address: Sherkin Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork
Also Known As:
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