We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Islander's Rest

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in County Cork
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Islander\\
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 41: English reviews
Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (family of 5) spent a November afternoon on Sherkin Island. Went looking for somewhere to have a snack and a drink and this was the only show in town :-) Friendly and welcoming - even off-season. Nice fire in the corner, piano beside it (our daughter tried a tune or two), and games room (well three pool tables really,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank davidhF539RM
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am so disappointed in the experience I had today in the islanders rest. The lady in the bar clearly didn't want us there however this wasn't the main issue. We were just grabbing a sandwich but what I got was foul. Ham shouldn't ever be going green/Brown and have a gelatinous consistency. I'm sure the owners would agree. See...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shellohs
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Stayed Wednesday to Monday and had a great stay. The views from the bedroom was fantastic watching the boats coming from Baltimore across to sherkin island.the restaurant was very busy considering it was the middle of September.the food was very good. The baked hake was great and the toasted sandwiches were very good. The staff were very friendly and the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank john h
Cork
Reviewed August 26, 2016

I loved the fish and chips! With a fantastic outdoor seating area on the grass - what a view! There's a little natural history exhibition from the Marine Station which is great for kids with interesting exhibits such as a dolphin skeleton. (my 7 year old was fascinated). There's a separate dining area for kids with pool and football.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank corkboy65
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Through the summer it's a busy pub attracting locals and visitors. It's a 5 min walk from the pier (which is 10 mins by ferry from Baltimore). The large marina attracts plenty of boats, and many come for a day or two and stay a while. It's a place people come year after year. Food is good with daily specials...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David P
cork
Reviewed August 7, 2016

The hotel is on a stunning location over looking the harbour, right next to the ferry stop. The island is idyllic with gorgeous beaches. The hotel is basic but has very large clean and simple rooms with a flat screen TV. The restaurant has lovely fresh fish, i had baked hake and chips and my husband a sirloin steak with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Holidayhappydaysl
cork
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Such a beautiful location, bar could do with updating, bar food is very average indeed, I ordered 3 different main courses over my time here and you always feel you could do better yourself..... outside the hotel had fantastic views, one of the nicest places in West Cork I have seen, shame the outdoor are is not well maintained, in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank charmcork
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 9, 2016

We've been several times to the Islander's Rest with a group of friends for a week in the summer. We've always had a marvellous time, on/off and in the water. Comfortable, clean rooms with fantastic views over to Baltimore; especially in the bar and breakfast room. There's always something to watch, whether its the ferries going back and forth or...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lynnep886
Ireland
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We've stayed at the Islander's Rest several times and it's ALWAYS great. Clean tidy rooms with some of the best views in Ireland...you could stand all day just looking out the window! The food was delicious especially the fish which was so fresh and beautifully cooked with 3 different types of vegetables.We had a lovely hot breakfast freshly cooked by...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane13
County Cork
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

For the price you pay for the rooms and food you would expect it to be much higher standard, talk about taking advantage of the tourist that come to Sherkin, if you are visiting the island make sure to bring your own picnic, much better restaurants in the main land of Baltimore and more value for money.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Williamethan
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

25 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (14)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these County Cork hotels
Centre
The River Lee
The River Lee
#2 of 23 in Cork
3,160 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Maritime Hotel
#1 of 5 in Bantry
1,011 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Islander's Rest

Address: Sherkin Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Islander's Rest Ireland/County Cork
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from The Islander's Rest staff and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Islander's Rest staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Rooms overlooking the sea. Views fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles 617johnh, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“room 114 is a huge family room”
 of 5 bubbles Holidayhappydaysl, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a first floor room overlooking the harbour. There are some double aspect rooms (windows on two sides of the room) to be had.”
  • view from 1st floor room at twilight looking at lights on dock and Baltimore
  • Twilight walk towards sunset
 of 5 bubbles lynnep886, Jun 9, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles irishmammy66, Aug 16, 2015 | Read review
“Get room at front”
 of 5 bubbles 617johnh, Jul 31, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question