We had stopped at the Innishannon a couple of times in the past to have lunch outside in their lovely gardens overlooking the Bandon river. This time we stayed overnight, and had a relaxing and very enjoyable experience. The main part of the hotel is old, (18th century?) and full of character. There are more modern extentions to accomodate weddings etc. Our room was lovely and had wonderful views of the gardens and river. We had a nice dinner and the breakfast was very good, although if I were to make a suggestion, it would be that the sight of freshly squeezed juice in the morning is always welcome to a guest. Service was excellent, and all the staff patient and friendly. We hope to visit again, and would strongly recommend a stay at the Innishannon, which is located in a beautiful part of Ireland, with lots of interesting walks nearby.