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Monkstown | Co. Cork, Monkstown, Ireland
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The Bosun
Ranked #1 of 2 Monkstown B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average, so average... I have been going here for years on and off..... I've had a few hits and misses, but tonight topped it for me on the misses front, hence my write-up. The waitress we had seemed disinterested, so much so, even though she confirmed twice with me that I wanted a chicken curry, I ended up with a... More

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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had a family lunch here recently after a long absence. Was delighted to find the food and service as good as I remembered. Excellent children's menu. Copious quantities and very tasty. The little round tables are not conducive to a family meal however and it might be worth considering providing more tables suitable for greater than two diners in the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a fantastic family run business. I travel to Cork once a month and always stay at the Bosun as they look after you so well. We normally eat in the bar in the evening and the food and service is always excellent, Don is always very professional and friendly. My highlight is always the most fantastic Irish breakfast... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I've been staying at the Bosun for over 20 years and always go out of my way to spend time there. I hadn't been for 2 or 3 years but business in Cork gave me to opportunity to book a room. Unfortunately they were fully booked, but I was asked to leave my mobile number & Nicky emailed me to... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Having dined here on numerous occasions in the last 5 years, I visited recently with a supplier form the UK. We opted to eat from the Bar Menu which offers a good selection of Seafood and conventional fare. We were welcomed on arrival by attentive staff, and the service was first class, our starters and mains were of outstanding quality,... More

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Central Wisconsin
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Bosun had been recommended to us so we went there for dinner - a little pricey but the food was very good. I had a steak sandwich on ciabatta bread with vintage white cheddar cheese. Nice atmosphere!

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Fermoy, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had visited the The Bosun Restaurant many years ago and had very happy memories about the food, it was a packed full restaurant and still provided perfectly cooked and tasty food. Unfortunately no so on this visit, for starters the Restaurant had only 2 tables with customers as we arrived ( may be a warning already ?), but the... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Everytime i go home to ireland this place has been a place to visit, good food, good staff, clean and welcoming. my dad when he was alive used to go here every occasion so it has a warmth to it. well done bosun for all these years of service.

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Cork city
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

It was a beautiful sunny evening so myself & my fiancée ended up going for a spin. We wound up in Monkstown so we called into the Bosun. It's a lovely pub/restaurant over looking the water. It wasn't a very busy evening but there was a pleasant atmosphere. We were seated quickly & received our menus. There's a huge range... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Went there for lunch with my Uncle who lives close by as he has some medical difficulties which the Bosun staff make wonderful accommodations for and which make him very comfortable. The staff are outstanding, and the service prompt and compassionate. We ordered the crab claws which were tasteless indicating that they were of the frozen variety prior to cooking.... More

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Address: Monkstown | Co. Cork, Monkstown, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Monkstown
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