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“The most perfect wedding venue !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dunmore House Hotel
Muckross, Clonakilty, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The most perfect wedding venue !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We are absolutely delighted we chose Dunmore House as the venue for our wedding in July. Of course the location on the West Cork Coast is amazing, but the hotel itself is really lovely with a warm family atmosphere, simple and elegant.
We cannot speak highly enough of the hotel and its wonderful staff, especially Anne Marie Carol and Margaret,who were so incredibly helpful, so calm and had plenty of good advice for us.
We live in France and were organising the wedding from a distance but the staff at Dunmore made this so easy for us.
Our families stayed with us in the lovely appartments adjacent to the hotel in the run up to the wedding; the facilities were absolutely perfect and very good value and this set up was really perfect for us.
On the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly thanks to the wonderful staff. There was no stress, everything was well organised and on time, and many of our guests commented on how friendly and helpful they found the staff.
Our wedding was held in a beautiful ballroom overlooking the ocean, the meal was absolutely fantastic and there was plenty of food to be had by all. Altogether we spent 3 unforgettable days in Dunmore and we really could not have asked for a better experience : we were made to feel very special, very at home and very relaxed in a beautiful location that exceeded all our expectations and all this while remaining very good value for money.
We couldn't have asked for more and are already looking forward to returning very soon !!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bordeaux, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We got married in Dunmore House Hotel in August 2011. From the first time we saw the hotel with its spectacular views we were blown away. The hotel itself has a lovely charm. It feels like a small family run hotel where each guest is made to feel special. The food was excellent and we received a lot of compliments on the day. The staff were all lovely. They made everything really easy for us. I couldn't find any fault with the place or the people. I hope that I'll get the chance to go back there again!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

Great views. Great staff. Great breakfast. There was a bus and people in parking lot (wedding) in front of hotel making noise at 3:30 in morning.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Just had a really great few days down at the Waterside Festival in Clonakilty. The organisers did a terrific job and catered for all ages. Food tasting on the opening night was amazing and the Cafe Orchestra very good as for the Roaring 40s band and the professional dancers from Cork - brilliant. Even Minister Simon Carbury Coveny's speach was interesting. The taxi driver who brought us back to Inchydonney was very informative on politicians I had to put him straight re his comments on politicians being like a bunch of yellow bananas my poor Father is still wondering how we werent put out of the car!! I am not a politician by the way. Dunmore Hotel is really fantastic, the landscaping and the 180 degree sea views so inspiring it makes you feel you are lucky to be alive. The beach at Inchydonney is really good also but the way they park their cars is a bit intimidating even my fearless daughter was a bit worried about her 4 wheel drive! We will difinetely be going back to Clonakilty next year for the festival if we can. Well done to all the organizers especially Jane and sorry we turned up so early on the first night we wanted to make sure we got a good table. Thank you also to the lovely pub across the road in the little square your coffee was excellent and the toilets spotless and we loved sitting beside the river.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We went for a wedding with our 2 year old son and in laws (to do babysitting). We were given a room in the hotel and another room in the courtyard (a 5 bedroom house that is just outside the hotels and that sometimes is rented out as individual rooms) Both were really spacious with good bathrooms and very good showers. The hotel room was specially nice with a fantastic view. The staff were really friendly and accommodating, and the service very good. Its a great place to go in a wonderful location.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We were wowed from the moment we arrived, just off the beach, the hotel delivers some stunning views. The staff were all extremely welcoming and though the hotel is big, it's quirky layout gives it a very homely feel, only added to by the very tasty food. We stayed three nights for my sister's wedding and I'm looking forward to visiting again on holiday!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

One of the first weddings I attended was In Dunmore House more than 10 years ago. It was special then but having married there on the June weekend this year, I can only describe it as magical. It probably has the best location in Cork and I will never forget all my friends and family gathered on the new cliff bar on a glorious sunny day with panoramic seaviews and blue skies. The location, although fabulous, is not the reason you should visit this hotel for your special occassion or holiday. Anne Marie, Margaret, Carol and the staff could not do enough to make sure our every need was met, and in the lead up to, during and after the wedding, they felt like family friends making sure that your day was perfect. Dunmore accomodated every request for our day from room reservations, to food , to timing of the meal and inclusion of our nieces and nephews at the reception without fuss or complaint. The function room, guest rooms, food and service was outstanding and the hospitality and friendliness shown to us and our guests far exceeded our expectations. We stayed an extra few days, I hated to leave and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Muckross, Clonakilty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
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