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The West Cork Hotel

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Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On Wednesday last four of us celebrated a family event at this wonderful hotel ,we had Afternoon Tea which was served by a warm and friendly waitress. Ive had some Afternoon Teas in my time but this tops the lot ,Five different types of sandwiches ,savories,mousse,cheesecake ,scones ,great choice and variety ,tea and coffee also,plenty of everything. Tim Looney the... More 

Thank PalacemanCork
Ennis, Ireland
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch here during the week and it was lovely. Bagel was fresh and topped with chicken and cheese and served on a chopping board. Served with a side salad and chips. The chips lacked a bit of crunch so I left most of them as they weren't cooked enough. Staff were lovely.

Thank ForeverCountry
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself , my husband and my 2 kids aged 4 and 3 years old visited the West Cork Hotel for dinner one evening while on holidays in West Cork. The bar itself was lovely and comfortable. The staff were fine, they did their job but there was no real friendly welcome. I myself had the scampi with chips and salad... More 

Thank Tippgirl79
Offaly Ireland
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the West Cork hotel from 27th July for 3 nights. The staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. We were happy with the room we were in which was large and airy. There was some building work going on at the hotel but it wasn't an issue. We ate dinner there the first night and... More 

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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights recently. Overall we enjoyed the stay. The public areas are very well decorated and set out and the staff are very helpful. The breakfasts were good and the food in the evenings was good on the whole, though I would advise against choosing the 'chicken supreme' as it was a real disappointment. We were... More 

Thank Jan T
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

On arrival we were told about the building works around the rooms - as if we couldnt see ! The room we were given was a disabled room, the bathroom was huge, cold and horrible and that was nothing compared to the water stained ceiling and walls in the bedroom - it was disgusting and our window just was a... More 

Thank jackey c
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is very very good. The downstairs lounge areas and restaurant are nice and modern and very comfortable. The staff are lovely. Rooms are very old interior and not at all appealing, unlike the photos may present differently. They are dusty and dated. Not what I was expecting. The location is not very good, right beside a main road and... More 

Thank Nathan C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to skibereen on a saturday and it was around 2pm when i recieved a phone call from the west cork hotel saying 'theres a problem with your booking there was a glitch in the system with booking.com and our room was not available for us that night.' She then informed us that she had made... More 

2 Thank Carolann O
Perth, Australia
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Very happy I chose this hotel. The building might be old, but the rooms are fresh and comfortable, with modern fittings and furnishings. My bathroom was spotlessly clean and had a full-size bath, which was probably a bit ambitious for the available space. I had a street-side room, but noise wasn't a problem. Renovations are still proceeding, but again these... More 

Thank BVC2
Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Well I ve stayed at this hotel a few times, it's old and quaint but very homely and friendly and the food is excellent ,and the atmosphere is very relaxed ,and there's a love river flows along side the hotel and it's nice to watch some of the wild life that swim there.

Thank mkeane102016
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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Kennedy's @ The West Cork Hotel
Kennedy's @ The West Cork Hotel
Cuisines: Irish, Gluten Free, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about The West Cork Hotel

Address: Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Price Range: $77 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The West Cork Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
West Cork Skibbereen
Hotel West Cork
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