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“Absolutely Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
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Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Macroom, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
Hertfordshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Absolutely fabulous hotel.

We stayed for 1 week, the staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble and we were made you feel very welcome.. The food in the bar and restaurant was excellent and the menu also incorporates local produce there is also a full Gluten free menu. We dined in the bar and restaurant most nights because it was so good. The hotel is quiet at night even though it is in the heart of Macroom and is located between cork and killarney. There is also a large car park at the rear. The hotel interior was lovely and our room was spacious and comfortable. We used the pool and steam room which is within the hotel and there is a gym also. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Castle and we will be staying here on our next visit to Cork.

Room Tip: I cannot comment our room was located at the rear of the hotel and was quiet and comfortable
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Director of Sales at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you! What a beautiful review of The Castle Hotel! I have shared your lovely remarks with all our staff.

On behalf of the Buckley Family and our entire team, may I extend our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your kind comments in such elegant words about The Castle Hotel Experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your week's stay so much.

We very much look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Macroom.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

stayed at the castle hotel for 2 nights ,what a great experiance.friendly staff superb accommodation,terrific food.it was great to see the hotel uses mostly local produces ,which was excellent.i would have no hesitation in recommending the Castle hotel in Macroom.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Public Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you! What a beautiful review of The Castle Hotel!

On behalf of the Buckley Family and our entire team, may I extend our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your kind comments in such elegant words about The Castle Hotel Experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and in particular our use of local produce on our menus.

We very much look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Macroom.
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Wicklow, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a lovely hotel in macroom (between cork and killarney). The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food in both the bar and restaurant was excellent. I can only say "my compliments to the chef". The only downfall of this hotel is the leisure centre. It is not at all what you would expect from a four star hotel. However if this is not a priority for you I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre for your recent stay in Macroom.

And thank you most sincerely for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. In addition we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we might improve. We have taken on board your comments and will look at them very carefully today.

We hope you'll choose Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre the next time you're in Macroom.
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Cork Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stopped here for lunch as we were in the area, this hotel has a lovely interior with an excellent locaton.The hotels offers a carvery option and also a sandwhich menu which are made to order. The hot carvery had an excellent selection which all looked very fresh and piping hot. We went for soup and sandwhich which are made in front of you with an excellent choice of fillings and excellent value of €18.60 for two people. Well worth a visit if in the area or planning a function or event. The staff here are very friendly and extremely helpfull

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Public Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you! What a beautiful review of The Castle Hotel and our food which we take great pride in! I have passed on your very kind remarks to our Head Chef and his Team.

On behalf of the Buckley Family and our entire team, may I extend our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your kind comments in such elegant words about The Castle Hotel Experience.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience so much.

We very much look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Macroom.
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Galway
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43 reviews 43 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed here with our Dog last weekend and had an excellent experience. When checking in the reception staff were friendly and warm. When we brought our dog in from the car all the reception staff were straight out from behind the desk and playing with him etc. They greeted him by name for the rest of the weekend. Room was well appointed, warm and spotless with a huge comfortable bed. There were some lovely touches in the room for the dog including bowls for food and water(a bottle of mineral water was also provided for him!!) chew toys and bones as well as a Crunchie for us as it was Friday.
We used the leisure facilities and they were excellent, spotless pool etc. We ate in the bar the on our first night, the food was really good and the bar staff were all very friendly & chatty. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful.
Our deal included an evening meal & wine in the restaurant, food was excellent and service was top notch! Overall this place is excellent and a must visit if you are in the area (especially if you are travelling with a pet).
The staff are what makes your stay here so special, nothing was too much trouble and they were always smiling and happy to help. They are a true credit to the hotel! Without hesitation I can say that we are looking forward to visiting the castle hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Guest Relations Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

What a beautiful review of The Castle Hotel! On behalf of the Buckley Family and our entire team, may I extend our sincere thanks for taking the time to share your kind comments in such elegant words about The Castle Hotel Experience.

We are delighted that you and your pet enjoyed your stay so much.

We very much look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again to Macroom.
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Macroom, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

A very good nice Hotel and a good Performance. Restaurant could be a Little better concerning menu, pricing and Service. A good plac to stay Special the cleanes is perfect. Reception is quite helpfull and employees of reception are realy nice.



  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre for your recent stay in Macroom.

And thank you most sincerely for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. In addition we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we might improve. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and we have taken on board your remarks and suggestions.

I have shared your very kind remarks and comments with all our staff and we hope you'll choose Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre the next time you're in Macroom.
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Midleton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Spotlessly clean, super friendly staff and fantastic food.
This hotel went that extra mile to make our stay special. Would have liked a sauna in the pool area and the bed was a little hard but I feel I am being a bit picky.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CHCork, Front Office Manager at Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay in Macroom.

Thank you most sincerely for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read past guests' comments before booking their own visits. In addition we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we might improve.

I have shared your very kind remarks and comments with all our staff and we hope you'll choose Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre the next time you're in Macroom.
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Address: Main Street, Macroom, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Macroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Macroom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Castle Hotel and Leisure Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star luxury boutique hotel, nestled between Blarney & Killarney. Family owned & managed for over 55 yeras. Award winning Bar & Restaurant & Extensive Leisure Club. 58 bedrooms, most with wifi internet access. The Ideal location within The Scenic South West of Ireland. ... more   less 
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