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“Great hotel with great food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fernhill House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great hotel with great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in July for 2 nights and was very pleased. Situated on a hill top just outside Clonakilty, the hotel grounds and views can't be faulted. The hotel is modern but also has a homey feel and staff are very welcoming. All areas including our room were spotless. We walked to and from Clonakilty town on both nights we stayed no problem. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant on the second night and regretted not having eaten there on the first night also having been to An Sugan the night before in town. The food was amazing and really good value, we had starter, main, desert and coffee for €25pp. The wine list was very reasonable too. Staff are very friendly at this family run hotel. Overall I was extremely happy with our stay at Fernhill and would definitely stay again and recommend both the hotel and restaurant to others!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Lovely staff my complaint would be that when I requested pancakes on the first morning for breakfast I was told not possible to do I then put in a request that evening and went to bed imagining them for breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately again I was disappointed. How difficult is it to make dome batter. I don't like the full Irish breakfast

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Anne_Marie186605
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Michael F, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
We now offer pancakes to guests who require them. Hope to see you at the hotel in future.
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Ibiza
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88 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

I must have stayed here half a dozen times this year and forgot to write it up. The reason I think is that I don't see it as a hotel but more like a relatives house, a big one certainly but in typical west Cork fashion, there is no pressure and trust is a given from both Hotel and customer. If you know the area you will know what I mean, if you don't then you need to come before it changes. This popular hotel would be my recommendation for anyone visiting Clonakilty with a car.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roadtripbob
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Thurles, Ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed for four nights bed and breakfast, we had a meal first night we arrived. Great selection and food was always top standard, however I ordered Pavlova as stated on menu but a meringue arrived with fruit and cream, big disappointment as I really enjoy Pavlova but a meringue is oh so so sweet as full of sugar. On booking and looking at so many hotel I assumed the hotel had a leisure centre as we had our fourteen year old son with us so he was bored and disappointed so found evenings and nights long, however we went to the cinema two nights. Staff were very friendly Free WiFi was excellent . Could hear music from function room but gladly it ended at 11.30ish. Be great if there was entertainment at night. Hope to return again. The gardens are fabulous ideal for a wedding.The rooms were serviced daily, Overall it was a very enjoyable stay. Hope to return again in the near future weather depending.

Room Tip: No Leisure centre. Our room had double bed and two single beds, Family room. good size.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank catshabri
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DUBLIN,IRELAND
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed here recently and were very impressed. There seem to be some rooms that have been refurbished and some which have not. As we got a deal for two nights, I assumed we would get a substandard room, however, we got a really beautiful refurbished room. We had a toddler with us and as requested, there was a fridge put in for us for his milk etc. The breakfast was really beautiful, cooked to order and we couldn't have asked for more. There was a lot of fresh fruit at breakie which was really nice and everything was plentiful - the coffee was great too! The girls serving at breakfast time were particularly nice. The only thing missing is a pool but we would recommend this hotel in a flash.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This 3rd generation family run hotel has got everything just right. Local staff are very friendly and attentive, hotel is very clean and food is excellent. Menus are issued for breakfast which we found to be a welcomed change from the usual buffet free for all so common in other hotels. Try this gem if you need a hotel in or around the clonakilty area.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank trevorfoneill
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Michael F, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review.

While we get many compliments about the aesthetics and cleanliness of our hotel, our food is what we take most pride in and believe in fresh and local so thank you for commenting on it.
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fernhill are experts at Weddings, from our very first meeting with Caroline we were blown away with reception we received at the hotel. I found the staff so warm and welcoming and all my wedding guests are still talking about our wedding day, the food was fabulous from start of the day to the end of the night there was no shortage of food and the presentation and description of the food was top class. The welcome cocktails at the marquee were a really nice touch. We were so blessed with the weather everyone felt like they were on their holidays. The planning and organisation are all part of the wedding process and I found Caroline and the staff always on the other end of the phone and fast response to email queries so helpful. We really enjoyed our wedding it was amazing and there is nothing that we would change. I have very happy memories of our wedding day at Fernhill, I can't rate it high enough, call the search off and book your wedding here you will not be disappointed seriously. It was the wedding I always dreamt of brought to complete reality.

Stayed May 2013
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Thank Ciara D
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Michael F, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hello

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review especially the line 'It was the wedding I always dreamt of brought to complete reality.'

We recognise that your Wedding is one of the most important days of your life and are delighted that we could help make it as special as possible.


We wish you many years of happiness together.
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Property: Fernhill House Hotel
Address: Fernhill, Clonakilty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Clonakilty
#1 Romantic Hotel in Clonakilty
#2 Business Hotel in Clonakilty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fernhill House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fernhill House Hotel& Gardens is based on a Victorian House set on its own landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful coutryside of West Cork. The hotel is owned by the O'Neill family, and along with their management look forward to seeing to your every need. The hotel features new rooms with each designed in a modern and unique style where attention to detail and comfort is paramount. ... more   less 
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