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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

People are very nice. Food was awful and room is cold as hell in the winter. Bar is right bellow the rooms where we stayed at, and since it was live music day, i could hear it in the room to 1am. I also heard people cleaning up the bar, up to two am. Even though people are very nice,...

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

We are sorry that your visit did not meet your expectations. We make no secret of the fact that the B&B is located above the bar and that we have live music on weekends. We keep the pictures in Booking.com up-to-date and show pictures of each type of room. As we periodically upgrade rooms we update the photos. We appreciate...

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good central location to see blarney , it's a busy pub which we enjoyed til late , so if you like an early night this probably not for you or ask for top floor rooms , we loved it here clean rooms , good deco, constant hot water and good breakfast choice so would recommend at their prices

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Gareth, thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed staying over the pub and hope you'll visit us again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable stay at the muskerry arms Nicely decorated clean room. I was there on a business trip so didn't use the bar, but it looked a good spot for a night out. Very traditional. Great breakfast and friendly staff. Amenities in the room were great. Would stay again.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit. We're hope you'll come back if you are in Cork on business again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little village right next to Blarny Castle. Hotel was busy, rooms were large modern and clear. the restaurant had great atmosphere and the manager was well and truly on the ball. Only down side was a bit of noise from the bar late into the night, but then it is an Irish pub with live Irish music, and if...

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room was excellent and very comfortable and very clean. The bar and the food were great value. the location in the centre of the beautiful village was perfect, secure parking at the hotel was very good. Great value for money. On the negative side directions for dinning room not very clear and poor TV reception.

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have noted your comments and will address them promptly. We hope you'll come and stay again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Very good inn to stay if visiting area around Blarney or Cork City. The accommodations are comfortable, large enough and price is great. Can walk to Blarney Castle, Blarney Chocolates and Woolen Mill. The food in the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner was very good plus had free local entertainment for dinner. One down side is that pub is...

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit, Eugene. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come back if you're in Blarney or Cork again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

Saint John
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Lodging superb had Band B there plus a delicious meal in the bar. Excellent food and accommodations. Sean the bar manager, the chef and Veronica were friendly and made you feel so welcome.I can't wait to go back again !!!

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

How lovely to read your review! Thank you. We will pass along your comments to Sean, Veronika and the chef. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Sincerely, MaryBeth

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Located about a ten minute walk from the Blarney Castle, Muskerry Arms is a comfortable and affordable bed and breakfast. The location has excellent bedding, hot water for shower and includes a traditional Irish breakfast. A small downside as it is located on the second storey of a pub the second night I was awakened very late at night when...

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We are, obviously, unable to control conversations by people on the street but we don't hide the fact that we are a busy pub/B&B. We hope you will return if you are in Blarney again. Sincerely, MaryBeth

Timmins, Canada
Reviewed October 26, 2016

When the owner takes the time to read and respond to each tripadvisor review its usually a good indicator of the care they take in their business. The Muskerry Arms did not disappoint. My daughter and I were met by Jerome, we had an excellent lunch and got checked in. Basically we felt at home from the moment we walked...

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

What a glowing review! Thank you for taking the time to write in such detail! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your next visit. Your description of the bar as the community's living room seems very apt! Sincerely, MaryBeth

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We absolutely loved staying at the Muskerry Arms - what was not to love, room was really lovely, clean and roomy. Lots of natural light. Bed and pillows were really comfortable. It was a warm night, but a fan was provided. Restaurant and Bar were great, quick easy check in even through the bar. Super friendly staff. Food was great....

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MaryBeth O, Manager at Muskerry Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review! Looking forward to seeing you again on a future visit! Sincerely, MaryBeth

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
B&B/Restaurant/Bar located in the centre of the bustling village of Blarney, Co. Cork offering 11 en-suite bedrooms, free breakfast and free wi-fi. Wheelchair accessible room with roll-in shower available. If you are looking for a B&B in Cork City consider coming to Blarney instead. We are close to Cork City and provide everything you need to experience a unique visit to this part of Ireland: warm country hospitality in a B&B and live traditional music in an authentic Irish pub, yet just minutes from Cork City. The Muskerry Arms provides the ambience of a great Irish Pub with old world charm and character in the public rooms yet updated, modern, en-suite bedrooms. All our public rooms are wheelchair-accessible. We offer live music on weekends. During the summer months we also offer traditional music evenings. We offer 11 recently decorated superior bedrooms, live music, coverage of all sporting events on our big screens, great food & drink, function rooms and always a warm welcome from our friendly staff. Free, secure parking is available in one of our two private car parks. Check-in at the bar. The Muskerry Arms Bar and B&B is a lively location in a busy village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Muskerry Arms

Address: The Square, Blarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Blarney
Price Range: $52 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Muskerry Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Steps can be hard so get second level room. One flight of steps with luggage not too bad would not like to go higher.”
 of 5 bubbles Philly041, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“I believe all rooms in the front of the pub can hear street noise”
 of 5 bubbles TannieUSA, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Get Euros at the Dublin Airport... enough to last the whole trip, if your bank is not on "chipped" cards!”
 of 5 bubbles magicoffey, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 5 unless the above has been addressed.”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamThealien, Aug 1, 2016 | Read review
“A corner room on the 3rd floor. A-lot of stair, but we knew that before we booked. Quieter than expected.”
 of 5 bubbles , Jun 18, 2016 | Read review
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