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“Lovely place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Kilbrogan Hill, Bandon, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Bandon B&B and Inns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2007

I stayed with my family for 4 nights in one of the self catering units in August and it really was lovely. Every amenity was provided and the accomodation was extremely comfortable, a home from home. The owners make you feel welcome and are knowledgeable about the local area. Bandon is an an ideal town to tour the rest of west cork as well as being a lovely location to spend a short break. Highly recommend.

  • Liked — It was so easy to settle in and was very accessible
  • Disliked — Having to leave
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

Found out about Kilbrogan House from a travel book, checked out their website, neither does justice to the place or the people, Catherine and David.

We had such a wonderful time and they are both great people.
Make sure you ask Catherine about her friends the Crowleys who conduct a Michael Collins tour. It will be a highlight of your visit.

Bandon is a great base to visit Cork and Southwestern Ireland. Nice restaurants, a good launderette where you can get you laundry washed, dried and folded in a day for about $15 per load. What a deal!

And if it is really rainy or you just want to kick back for a day. Kilbrogan House is the place to do it. Lots of common rooms to hang out in, a library and free internet to check email etc.

We are going back.

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Yorkie
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

We were very impressed with Kilbogan House, not only
because the house itself has been so elegantly restored;
the rooms are spacious, charmingly decorated with
interesting paintings and hangings, very comfortable and
spotlessly clean; breakfast is served around one large table,
and the food is superb.
Besides all this, we were made so welcome by the owners,
Catherine and David, who could not have been more
friendly or helpful, with lots of tips on where to eat, how to
handle traffic in Cork City (park 'n ride!), and many other
kindnesses, e.g serving tea on our return after a day's
touring the area.
If you are visiting the district, we can heartily recommend
Kilbrogan for a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable stay.
David, Jane and Katie.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and elegance
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2007

We had a wonderful time at the Kilbrogan House. We arrived in Bandon County Cork to be close to where my ancesters came from. We felt extremely welcomed and comfortable. Catherine was a wonderful hostess. The rooms were fabulous. Our two sons were thrilled with the extraordinary breakfast feast each morning. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Liked — The renovation of the Kilbrogan House
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Huntington, West Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2007

A beautifully restored and furnished home in the heart of Bandon providing elegance and tranquility. The owners are wonderful, providing help, conversation and a sensational breakfast. It is a perfect place from which to explore the west of County Cork and return in the evening to the peace and beauty of the house and garden.

  • Liked — Beautiful house and gardens
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DC
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2006

This is the perfect location to see Cork and the southern coast of Cork. The house was beautiful, the hostess and her brother were fantastic and gave great advice on things to do and things to skip. The hostess' brother was the cook and took time out of his day to explain the rules of Gaelic football and hurling...which I found interesting and appreciated. Charlie's Bar next door is pefect if you want a real "pub" experience....not a tourist trap and full of real Irish. Bandon is the perfect location to Kinsale, Drumberg Stone Circle and the rest of south Cork. We highly recommend it.

Stayed August 2006
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Chicago Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2006

For the best way to explore County Cork and relax in a historic residence, nothing beats Kilbrogan House.my visit to bandon was part of a long held dream for visiting ireland. your land and your people are a magnet for dreamers and doers. there's plenty to see. i especially enjoyed my driving tour of Cork. Kilbrogan was the nicest place that I stayed and the only place that I stayed while in Cork. As Ireland is a magnet for upscale travelling, Kilbrogan is a godsend for the visitor.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kilbrogan Hill, Bandon, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bandon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Bandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering (Holiday Rental) guest accommodation in an elegant historic townhouse built in 1818 in Bandon, County Cork, South West Ireland. Situated 16 miles from Cork Airport, it is an ideal base for touring the South West. Kinsale, Bantry, Clonakilty and the Blarney Stone are within 20 minutes drive. 5 minute walk to Bandon town centre where there are restaurants, pubs and shops. ... more   less 

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