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“Just right!” 5 of 5 stars
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West Cork Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Skibbereen
Dublin
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3 hotel reviews
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“Just right!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

I was visiting for two nights to do a sponsored cycle in the area and booked late. Was told the hotel was full but received a phone call a few hours later to be told of a cancellation - happy days! I arrived late during atrocious weather and received a lovely welcome. My room was probably the furthest one from reception and was smallish but fine for one. The directions to it would have been easier with a sat-nav... (2nd night I got lost and was trying to enter the wrong room before I copped my mistake). I went on my cycle the next day and arrived back absolutely soaking wet. Luckily, the staff were very sympathetic and arranged for an extra heater for my room to enable me to dry my cycle gear. I had food in the bar the first night and my breakfast in the restaurant. Both were excellent and great portions. I'm going back in July '11 with family and if I'm looked after half as well I'll be a very happy man.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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Cork
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

First of all I have stayed here before and enjoyed the experience but just to warn you it is not glamouress. Who wants fluff and bother in the beautiful wilds of west Cork anyways? However it is imbued with west Cork hospitality and graciousness that cannot be bought in a Hilton, (in which I must stay frequently). It is wonderful to see the majority of reviews on this site agree. The front desk staff especially Adele Margaret and Karen are fantastic and very helpful in finding your way around or suggesting sites to see. Ann Marie is a godsend for sorting you out for things needed and always very happy to see you. It is wonderful to be remembered and appreciated and this little gem is the one to do it! A
special shout out to Lukas in the pub as he's your man for a well pulled pint. The food is wonderful and locally sourced for that extra lovely touch of authenticity. I and my family shall return. Again and again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WCORK, Front Office Manager at West Cork Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind comments, it is nice to be appreciated I have passed your comments on to our staff - hopefully see you again soon!
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Cork, Ireland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

superb stay in this lovely hotel in january. Food was fantastic and staff were most helpful throughout our stay. will be back!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011 via mobile

Good clean place, staff friendly and welcoming prices are fair, will return again

  • Stayed February 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dunboyne, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

We had stayed here ten years ago and not been impressed but on returning recently we loved it. The staff all very welcoming, the decor updated and the prices were lower than ten years ago. Alli in €59 euro for room with b&b for 2 and the breakfast was excellent. Very happy people.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IRELAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

This hotel is ideal with young children. Recently refurbished, this small town hotel has now a modern feel in the lounge, a good bar (with sofas- great for smallies!), lovely restaurant (huge portions though), very friendly staff from reception to restaurant. Breakfast is very well stacked for continental (fresh croissants, etc), and huge selection of cooked breakfast as well...you won't go hungry in this hotel! The best part for us was the room - best we've ever stayed in for our kids (4 and 1 years). Room 23 was a huge room with a partition wall in the middle, so one room had a huge double bed, cupboard, coffee facilities and TV for parents, and the other part of the room had a single bed, cot, another press and TV for the kids. This meant they could sleep while we could still read or watch TV after 8pm! Heaven for parents of young kids everywhere! Crisp white linen and fluffy towel, while it is not a very luxurious hotel, the right room IS a luxury for parents with small kids.. located right in town with lovery coffee places (Riverside Cafe), and Voyage Restaurant, both lovely food AND very child friendly (restaurant starts serving dinners at 5.30pm!). The only thing I would say is that on a Wedding week end, the hotel could probably get a bit noisy...but it is down to the guests, not the hotel. The whole week end felt very family friendly, from the hotel to the facilities in town (there is a playground as well in town).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Wicklow, Ireland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

A very picturesque hotel, beautiful lobby, castleesque with magnificent paintings.
Very friendly and accomadating staff always smiling, which is a MUST when working in the service industry! Food was very tasty and full of choice, very good for vegetarians (as I am one) and had no qualms. Breakfast was also very good full of choice, wide range of hot to cold breakfasts. Excellent waitressing service.
Rooms were comfortable, only negative would be the decor, maybe slightly outdated, could do with a change of colour scheme, but all and all great sleep and no noise pollution.
Brilliant value and in a superb location.
Will definately stay again.
Oh and the free WIFI was the icing on the cake :)

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about West Cork Hotel

Address: Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Skibbereen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — West Cork Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taking full advantage of the peaceful River Ilen views, The West Cork Hotel offers the best of both worlds – tranquility and location. Situated in the town centre, with all that Skibbereen & the surrounding area has to offer on our doorstep, the hotel is more than ideal for a complete break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 34 spacious, uniquely decorated guestrooms satisfy a variety of accommodation requirements, with many offering river views. The Ilen Bar is a place of relaxation, with luxurious leather seating and a delicious bar menu for a swift, casual snack. For those with more time to enjoy a leisurely bite – the Restaurant offers a carvery lunch by day, and full a la carte menu by night, featuring many of the local food producers on our menus.We are the ideal choice for those on business, those looking for an activity based holiday and those of you that just wish to kick back and relax! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
West Cork Skibbereen
Hotel West Cork

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