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Bantry, Bantry, Ireland
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Bantry House B&B
Ranked #1 of 20 Bantry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to splurge for one night of our UK/Ireland trip and we couldn't have been happier with the Bantry House. Staying at the Bantry House was like experiencing part of history. Our room was quite large and faced the front of the house and Bantry Bay. The room was elegantly decorated, the bed was incredibly comfortable... More

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SophieSW, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review it's always good to read we are doing a good job here! I'm sorry you felt cold in the Library even with the fire, I would have been happy to offer you blankets and will consider having some readily available for guests in the future. Best wishes, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Zurich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at this magical and special place. The house, the gardens and the surroundings were simply magnificent. We liked being able to stroll around the house and sit in the library or use the billiard room. We felt really special. Breakfast was heavenly as far as quality, quantity and choice was concerned. I've never had a... More

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SophieSW, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your very positive review. I will take your idea on board and look into the carpet when we do our maintenance review later this year. Our carpet is cleaned to a very high standard and does provide warmth underfoot and less noise from other rooms. I am so glad you enjoyed the breakfast... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, two young adult girls and I had the pleasure of staying at Bantry House B&B. One of the best nights in our entire Ireland tour. The welcome was great. We had afternoon tea in the Library where the food was delicious and large enough to be dinner for the girls and my wife. At the close of the... More

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SophieSW, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Dear TimF it was lovely to have your family with us and so glad you enjoyed everything. The Library is a special room to have afternoon tea so I am glad you indulged in that treat! Perhaps we will see you here again on another trip, Regards, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Edmonton, Alberta
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked early enough that we got what is apparently the best guest room - room 25. It was a lovely large room with many windows looking out over the bay, and two comfortable large armchairs to sit in and watch the world go by. My husband thought the bed was a little firm (he often thinks that!), but I... More

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sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Bantry House in such detail. I am glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us from the room, to the breakfast and so much more. I sincerely apologise for a short guided tour this was not my intent and would happily have spent more time with you if you would have liked... More

Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It isn't often you actually get to stay in one of the grand mansions that people pay just to visit. This one is as grand as any, and is still owned and managed by the family that were here in the eighteenth century. The 6 guest rooms have been very well prepared for guests, with thoroughly modern facilities. It is... More

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SophieSW, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Hello, I am truly happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you so much for your lovely review and I hope that your visit will spur you to return in the future and stay with us again. Kindest regards, Sophie Shelswell-White More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had a really great time at Bantry House. Proffesional and efficient service. Very clean air. Food fresh and well-cooked. Very quiet room with a great view. Staff very helpful. Took a long meandering walk early morning and felt I had the entire estate to myself. A slight touch of mist on the air only added to the magic.

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SophieSW, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see the grounds in its prime. I hope to see you return in the future. Kindest regards, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Washington, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our overnight visit to Bantry House was a splurge to celebrate making it halfway through our 21-day Irish holiday. The rooms were large, the grounds fun to walk through. (We didn't actually visit the house, however, not knowing if we could or not. We did relax in the library for a few minutes, however.) Yes, the price was a little... More

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sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and your review. Delighted to think you saved your splurge for us! I am sorry you didn't realise that you could visit the formal rooms of the house that is of course included in your stay. Perhaps you can plan your return trip to Ireland and spend another night with us. I would be more than... More

Venice, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Words can't describe how stunningly beautiful this property is! What an amazing place to stay in Bantry Bay, and quite possibly one of the best places I have ever stayed! This house is a true historic site. The grounds are manicured perfectly, giving it a storybook feel. The garden, fountain, statues, rooms inside the house, and the location are all... More

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sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Hello, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have you visit again one day in the future. I will try very hard to keep up to the "spectacular on all levels" title of your review! Again, thanks and best wishes, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in a wonderful, modern and very clean room which was a part of an historic Irish Manor House. This was truly a treat and one which we will never forget. We traveled to the Ring of Kerry one day, to the Ring of Dingle another day and to Killarney on the last day. We always came back to... More

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sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for giving us such a positive review. I agree we are ideally situated to explore all the beautiful penninsulas in this part of Ireland and I am so glad you took advantage of the location! Best wishes, and hope to see you here again one day, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

More like a grand country house than a B&B and the best stay we had in rural Ireland. We were given room 25 which had windows on 3 sides with sea views and a lovely bathroom. As guests we had use of the magnificent library with open fire and also a sitting room and the billiard room. Staying here made... More

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sophiemanager, General Manager at Bantry House B&B, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for staying the then writing such a lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Looking forward to welcomng you here again on another visit. Best wishes, Sophie Shelswell-White More

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Address: Bantry, Bantry, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Bantry House Bed And Breakfast
Bantry House Hotel Bantry

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The bed and breakfast at Bantry House has 6 rooms and is located in the main house just off the library in the east wing. We offer 4 double rooms and 2 twin rooms all ensuite, non-smoking and with beautiful views of the garden. Two of our double rooms also look out over Bantry Bay. Breakfast is served on the ground floor offering a buffet selection of fruits, local cheeses and cured meats and cereal and cooked to order breakfast from the kitchen. Guests have exclusive use of a billiard room and can pour themselves a drink from the honesty bar and relax with a book in the library beside the fire. Guests can also visit the other main rooms of the house and the formal garden. A guided tour with Sophie Shelswell-White the General Manager and daughter of the owner can be arranged in advance by request. Guests can also book afternoon tea served in the library or outside in the garden. There is also a small day time room service menu available and drinks and treats on arrival can be arranged. ... more   less 
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