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“We loved it !” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The West Cork Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Skibbereen
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We loved it !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2006

We were so pleased to find ourselves so centrally located in Skibbereen - everything within walking distance, so our car didn't move from the car park.
A great welcome to a charming hotel, we found our accomodation to be surprisingly spacious, clean and with a superb view of the River Ilen. The hotel is under new ownership - who are busy extending the hotel but with very little disturbance. The food was top class - and all served with a relaxed, genuine smile. Highly recommend for a peaceful retreat.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2005

I stayed in this hotel for the weekend with my family. We had spent the weekend before in Marbell, Spain in a 5 star hotel. We had a more enjoyable stay in the 3 star West Cork hotel. The hotel is not spectacular but the rooms were clean and warm. The hotel staff friendly and accommodating. The location is town centre, over-looking river. The price on a Saturday night was 45 Euro per person B&B. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2005

I spent a week at the West Cork Hotel in August 2005 and 2003 and have visited the resturant when not staying. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is very friendly, the staff are very helpful and have a local charm, this hotel does not pretend to be what it is not. We normally stay in rooms 16 or 17 which are large and well appointed, we can recommend asking for these rooms. We normally have dinner bed and breakfast, you find that the deal means that you get the evening meal for just a few euro. The restaurant is excellent, the food is of a very high standard, brakfast is the usual thing and plenty of it, a tip here is to ask for a "sustantial brakfast". Skibbereen is a very interesting place and you must visit the local visitor centre just along the road from the hotel. The West Cork Arts Centre is a must to visit with regular exhibitions from international, national and local artists. There are plenty of bars with lots of music going on and indeed in the summer months Irish music in the hotel. Skibbereen is a good base for visiting West Cork with easy access to the coast at Union Hall, Casltetownsend, and Balitmore. There are lots of walks and gardens and we would reccomend the Liz-ard gardens which you can walk to from the hotel, when in the garden visit the Sky Garden. Back at the hotel spend some time looking at the river Illen just next door to the hotel, on our last visit we saw Kingfishers regularly. I hope you enjoy the hotel I am going back in just a few weeks time, to the most relaxing place I have found in a long while.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2005

We stayed in this hotel a few weeks ago. We went to Skibbereen and decided to stay the night. There isn’t a lot to do in Skibbereen and I definitely wouldn’t go there again. The hotel was awful but it was the only place we could get. It seemed that no one has opened a window in the hotel in a few years. It has an extremely musty and horrible smell. Although the room was pretty large again it smelled of must. The presses and bedside lockers were very dusty. The bed clothes were dirty and the pillows were just horrible. Also the bathroom was clean but was mouldy in places. The staffs weren’t very helpful and the breakfast was awful. The carpets in the hotel are very dirty also. The hotel needs an extreme makeover. It was the worst €120 we ever spent in a hotel. I would not recommend this at all… (and I’m not a picky person by any means )

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2005

I stayed at the West Cork Hotel a couple of years ago. Our room was ok, but nothing special. Breakfast was awful - inedible. Overcooked and swimming in grease. Even after all this time, I will never forget it. We also had dinner there and it wasn't much better. I would not stay at this hotel again. Maybe things have improved over the past couple of years...

  • Stayed June 2002
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2004

We were travelling all around west cork, it was beutiful. Many people said stay in Skibbereen or Schull. So we stayed at the west cork hotel. It was an average 2 star, I mean the way the rate hotels are most definatley not the same we are use to it at home. It was very expensive for what you got, practically no service and the problem with staying down in Skibbereen or Schull, is that you are to far down in West Cork. We than stayed at the SandyCove Beach Villas in Roscarberry, this place was fantasitic we were 30 yards from the ocean, you could hear the water from the villa and you were in the middle of west cork making it very accessible. After travelling around west cork, we werent quite sure what the big woop was about Schull or Skibereen?? If you are ever going to stay in west cork stay at SandyCove, its a definate must!! Also remember the roads in Ireland are at least as good as a bad road in some remote locations in Mexico, so stay central to get around easier.....

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Property: The West Cork Hotel
Address: Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Skibbereen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The West Cork Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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