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Bantry House B&B

Bantry, Bantry, Ireland
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Bantry House B&B
Ranked #1 of 19 Bantry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 helpful votes 13 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

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in Bantry House many times over the past few years and then it has always been a wonderful experience. The owners are the most friendly, warm & accommodating people you'll meet. It is a great spot for taking photos and making very special memories, can't wait to visit again!

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

Thank you for your review, it is always so lovely to hear from past guests who come back time after time. looking forward to seeing you here with us again soon. I will make sure to keep your favourite room available for you. Best wishes, Sophie Shelswell-White More

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I surprised my wife on our anniversary with a stay at Bantry House. She was expecting a room in an "old house" and gave me full marks for accurate understatement. By prior arrangement (and extra charge) we were met with chilled champagne in the (spectacular) library. Our room was very large and comfortable with a great view. Other comments cover... More

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

Dear John R thank you for your kind comments and you did a great job on your anniversary! I am so glad it was better than expected and that your wife and you enjoyed your time with us. We have a couple who stay every year since they spent a night at the house on their honeymoon over 20 years... More

Franklin, Tennessee
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185 reviews 185 reviews
60 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My group of two couples thought that the Bantry House was unique just to tour, but to actually stay in this magnificent mansion was like a dream. We arrived late in the day, but with plenty of daylight time left to walk through the house at out own pace and then stroll the grounds and gardens, as well as go... More

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

thank you for staying and giving us such a wonderful review afterwards. I am so glad you enjoyed the Fish Kitchen, (I always do too!) which does offer the best of Irish seafood. It is always a pleasure to welcome guests into our home and for them to enjoy the Library, the garden and the spectacular location. Again, thank you... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The grounds here are full of lush greenery, wonderful views and character. The hotel is clean and the service was spectacular. The carriage house is charming and there is so much history in the tour. Breakfast was very nice. This is a family business and they take pride in showing their guests the treasures that exist on this property. Service... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again perhaps? I will pass your comments onto my colleagues. 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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