We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Goleen B&Bs / inns

The Heron's Cove

Save Saved
You added The Heron's Cove to your Saves list
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Harbour | Goleen, West Cork, Goleen, Ireland
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
Package Deal
  • Overview
  • Reviews (80)
  • Photos (33)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (18)
  • Location
  • More
The Heron's Cove
Ranked #1 of 2 Goleen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Goleen
Check In Check Out
true
Write a Review

80 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    46
    15
    9
    7
    3
See reviews for
12
48
Solo
0
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went down to Heron's Cove for our honeymoon on the recommendation of my father. The guest house overlooks a quiet cove that is full of fish and has many wader birds, including heron. The food was really excellent and not expensive given the quality. After all the hectic activity associated with our wedding, it was a perfect place to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brandon, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed only one night. Enjoyed the views around the area and the traditional Irish breakfast in the morning. The room was clean and comfortable and worth the price. A long drive to the southern most point of Ireland on narrow roads brought us to this location.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just a short review as I can add little to the title of the review. Large spotless bedroom, balcony with view over the quaint harbour, delicious evening meal with fresh local produce. Breakfast the same. Friendly management and staff. In short, no negatives, only positives.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kent
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at The Herons Cove for four nights to attend a wedding in Crookhaven. Our room was a great size with a double & single bed along with a table and 2 chairs, ample clothes hanging space and a balcony that overlooked the water. The bathroom had extras not always found in a B & B - hair &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant B&B is such a treat it's near a harbour and there are beautiful views from the bedrooms. Our room was lovely clean and bright, dinner was excellent with a great choice of fresh seafood beautiful cooked.Breakfast was even better locally sourced produce cooked to perfection! If you want a relaxing break this is the place to go. I'm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed 2 nights here and can easily say it is probably the best Bed and Breakfast/ small guesthouse we have stayed in in Ireland. The room was very clean and comfortable, with lovely bed linen and towels. There was a good selection of tea and coffee and we were really impressed to see the efforts made to recycle waste.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Diemen, Nederland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We slept one night in this B&B, but it was a real treat. Beautiful view from our room over the harbour (we even saw a fox trying to catch his meal when the tide was out). The room itself was nice, but not really special. Good bathroom, although showering in a bathtub is not our favourite. Dinner was very good,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We recently stayed a Saturday night at Heron's Cove. Dinner bed and breakfast was 55 euros a head their off season weekend bargain rate, but the quality of the food, great service warm welcome were worth much much more. The hotel is set in a beautiful harbour close to lots of natural beauty. We had come from a walk around... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dublin
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had often dined in this lovely restaurant but this was our first overnight stay and was a treat. The ground floor is taken over by the dining room overlooking an inlet - best at full tide. Each member of staff was courteous and friendly. When ordering do get the full detail of your dish as I was disappointed that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Waverly, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had called to say we would be late and were asked if we wanted the kitchen to remain open ...they normally close at 9 I think but they said they would wait for us. We told them not to bother. When we did arrive we were shown to a lovely large room, number 4, and then invited down to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Heron's Cove, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Heron's Cove? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Heron's Cove

Address: The Harbour | Goleen, West Cork, Goleen, Ireland
Phone Number:
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Goleen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Heron's Cove 4*

33 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (23)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (7)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Heron's Cove B&B and Restaurant, Goleen, West Cork has been presented with the AA Hospitality Award Guest Accommodation of the Year 2012-13 for Ireland, AA1 Rosette for culinary excellence and AA Breakfast Award. Near Mizen Head, Ireland's most southwesterly point. 5 cosy comfortable en-suite bedrooms (4 sea view, 4 shower, 1 shower/bath) with DD TV, Tea/Coffee tray, Mini HiFi & Electric Blanket. Failte Ireland 4 stars, B&B Ireland, AA ****. Seaside Restaurant serving best local produce. Friendly local staff. Member: RAI, BIM Seafood Circle, Eurotoques, Slow Food. Recommended: AA, Lonely Planet, Lets Go, Frommers, Fodors, Alastair Sawday's, Georgina Campbell. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
5

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Heron's Cove staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer