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O'Donovan's Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is an old hotel -- 5 generations of the family have managed -- in the very center of this small and vital town. It is the "heartbeat" with music in the bar, good craic, super helpful and friendly staff, 2 weekly markets in their parking lot, and generally all that you go to Ireland for. Stay here. It is not SUPER MODERN, it is a real experience.

Room Tip: They do have a parking lot, as this is in the center of a (small) town. It is a great base for all o...
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

this has been my third stay at this hotel, I especially love the accomadation with little nooks and libraries off the landings where one can relax in peace, lovely staff, bar, reception area, very reasonable rates ( cost me 45 euro for a sat night b+b). Will recommend to all that I meet.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front can be a little noisy.
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Great hotel with very helpful staff who went out of their way to help me get settled into Clonakilty. The breakfast was good, too good in fact; if I had stayed there longer then I would have had to purchase a brand new wardrobe. Outstanding value.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank Alan M
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Reviewed September 24, 2011

O'Donovans is a small family run hotel located right on the main street in Clonakilty - a great location. Ideal place to stay for gigs at De Barra's which is only a few doors away. This is a place with a personality, unlike most group run hotels these days. Friendly staff and a great breakfast. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank Red1953
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

A friend and I completed a charity cycle through Ireland in August 2011 in aid of Enable Ireland. We would like to thank the Owner/Management for their kindness and generosity in supporting us and providing us with a complimentary twin room during our stay in Clonakilty! Well Clonakilty is certainly one of the most beautiful little towns in Ireland and O'Donovan's Hotel is in a prime location within,a great base to explore the beautiful west cork region! The hotel was great,the room was very well presented,spacious and comfortable. Lovely bath and shower! We also had a little balcony which was a nice touch I thought. Breakfeast here was really good. The staff at this hotel were brilliant,they really do make your stay as comfortable as possible! We had a lovely stay here and would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank MarkBr_11
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

What a find, a wonderful hotel at a great price( i know a unusual in Ireland). Old world charm with all the modern touches you could need.Checked in after a long day and was greeted with a warm genuine welcome. The rooms are spacious and spotless. Refreshed we retired to the bar for a drink and dinner. Great service at a great price. Could go on forever but will finish and say if your in the area YOU HAVE TO STAY HERE, YOU WILL NOT FIND BETTER.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Billy N
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

You won't find better. We (Friends and I) were fishing all day in Union Hall, not far away. We booked to stay in O'Donavan's before our departure. Simply put, the best decision we made. Great rooms, (the kind of shower you need after a long day at sea or the road, good blast of water on the neck). I cannot say enough about the place. Fabulous Owners, and staff, very welcoming, great parking, clean rooms, crackin' breakfast, and great advice on local attractions. Will defintitely be back, for local music. Price? You won't get a better offer anywhere. Very impressed. if there was an 11 out of 10 option on this site, O'Donovan's should be the one to receive it!! Live long, life is short. Go.

K/Rgds,
Tipperary Fishermen and FisherLady. :)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Price Range: $111 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — O'Donovan's Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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