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Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I had been really looking forward to staying here from what I'd heard about this hotel. We were not disappointed. We stayed for a Valentines package and it was fabulous. We had a lovely room with our own balcony overlooking the sea and beach.
Breakfast in the mornings was delicious and our evening meals were great. Lots of lovely fresh fish and great wine. We would definately stay here again.
Theres lots to do in the nearby Clonakilty and it was a very enjoyable visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank gemflanagan
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear gemflanagan

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for Valentine's recently and also for taking the time to write a review on Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.

It was a pleasure to read about your stay in the hotel and I am glad you enjoyed everything from the rooms to the breakfast to the dining in both The Gulfstream Restaurant and Dunes Pub & Bistro.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Inchydoney Island in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

Des O'Dowd
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Have been returning to Inchydoney for over 10 years, first time was our 25th wedding anniversary, each year we have returned to the same warm welcome, a feeling that one is returning home. From the beautiful setting, to the sumptuous rooms, delicious food, unique attentive staff. Inchydoney has the complete package for a wonderful, relaxing stress free break.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Deirdre P
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2013

Dear Deirdre P,

Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa for choosing to stay with us again!

Thank you so much for you loyal custom over the last 10 years and I am very happy that you found Inchydoney Island the ideal place a relaxing and stress free break.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

Des O'Dowd
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We got a present of a voucher for this hotel and decided to use it on a fairly last minute basis looking for a quick weekend break away, and with very little planning and very few expectations. What we got was a weekend in one of the most charming and welcoming hotels we have visited in quite some time, with a level of service and a range of facilities that far exceeded our expectations. This hotel has been around for a long time, but is taking nothing for granted, instead it is clearly combining innovation with experience to deliver the very best for its guests. The staff, in all areas of the hotel are genuinely warm, friendly and attentive, newspapers are delivered to your room, there are nespresso machines provided there and robes and slippers and endless towels and mineral water, and wi fi and just about everything you could possibly need, but what really wowed us was the outstanding quality of the food, not just the breakfast, which would pretty much set you up for a week, but the incredible menu in both the main dining room and the bistro bar where locally sourced produce, especially fish, is being served at a standard that would give many a Michelin starred restaurant a run for their money. It really was that good and would justify marketing as a gourmet destination. Hats off to all those involved, and especially to whoever came up with the charming idea of a complementary glass of Irish Mist by the fire on arrival while our luggage was being brought up to the room. The little things really do make all the difference, and we will definitely be back here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013


Upon arrival we were greeted with a warm welcome and a customary glass of Irish Mist provided tobus whilst our bags were taken care of we were ushered fireside to sip on our tipple.

If you like the sound of this...well in short it got better and better.

Dining is excellent; the bar has plenty of sumptuous fare on offer especially the fish so fresh and all the while there is quite a relaxed feel in the air in Inchydoney; everything happens just as it should you are taken care of in a way that's often difficult to do with ease.

It so happened that my boyfriend asked me to marry him on the beach here one morning after a stroll by the watersedge.

We returned to the hotel and celebrated for the whole day with staff wishing us well and being genuinely delighted for us. Flowers, champagne and smiles all weekend it was fabulous.

Our room comprised of both an ante-room and a large loung area offering spectacular views of the beach and beautiful landscape exclusive to Inchydoney.

In a word "GO" ..just do it we loved it you will too.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Epona10

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your experience with us and for choosing to stay at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.

Firstly, congratulations on your recent engagement! I wish you both many happy years together.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and that our team have ensured it was an unforgettable experience for you both,

I look forward to welcoming you back here soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

Des O'Dowd
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, from the minute we arrived we felt right at home. The staff were super friendly, offering refreshments as we checked in. After checking into our fab rooms and appreciating the views we went for lunch in Dunes which was delicious, again the staff were so nice to us. The hotel itself is beautiful and along with the views outside, it is up there with the best. We enjoyed dinner in the Gulf Stream restaurant, which again was yummy and again we had a lovely waitress. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to go back?

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Maggie N
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Maggie N,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience of Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you enjoyed our two different dining experiences between our Dunes Pub & Bistro and The Gulfstream Restaurant.

Looking forward to seeing you here soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

Des O'Dowd
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Our extended family are holidaying in Inchydoney hotel for more than 12 years - its the best place in the world ! If I won the lotto I would happily live there ! staff are great, food fab not to mention the location-the best! As my family grow up its great to see my own children returning with their partners & they love it as much as we do - potential weddings Julie ! ! thanks so much to all the staff for lookking after us all so well for so long ... looking forward to many more visits .. its our home from home :-)

Room Tip: Suites are gorgeous !
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Newyearregular

Thank you for taking time to write a lovely review about your many stays in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.

It was lovely to read that you have been returning here year after year with your family and now your children and returning here with their partners!

Your kind words regarding our service, staff and location and very much appreciated and I look forward to passing them onto our team.

Looking forward to seeing you here soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We were out driving around Clonakility and had heard lots of the 'good stuff' about Inchydoney Hotel. The views approaching the hotel are fabalous and if the weather had been just a litlle kinder to us, there is no doubt that we would have been walking down at one of the beaches. Anyway, it was time for lunch! We enetered the bar in the hotel and from the moment we entered until the time we left we have only good things to say! The help (with our baby's buggy), the friendliness of all the staff, the decor, the stunning views, the general atmosphere, the service, but most especially the food were all first class. If you like sea-food, you'll like the food and the selection. We'll go back definitely, for another special occassion.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Inchydoney, Owner at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Dear Dublinfliddler,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about experience in Dunes Pub & Bistro.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal in the bar and that you found everything to be excellent from the service to the friendliness of the staff and atmosphere.

I hope to see you back here soon!

Yours Sincerely,

Kindest Regards,

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Additional Information about Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Address: Clonakilty, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Clonakilty
#2 Romantic Hotel in Clonakilty
#3 Family Hotel in Clonakilty
Price Range: $187 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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