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Gilbert's Bistro in the Square
Ranked #8 of 13 Cobh B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay in the penthouse for a few days last week and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect, right in the middle of "town" and really handy for the pubs, shops and restaurants. Talking of restaurants, the food in the restaurant was really lovely and the early bird menu is great value although do book as it does get very busy.

The penthouse was lovely and was a great base while in Cobh. All the appliances were of great quality and the room was cleaned everyday. Very clean throughout. Free wifi was an added bonus.

When i saw some of the places on offer in Cobh, I am so glad we found this gem.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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heebie11, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Dear Tishybabe
Thank you for your trip advisor review of Gilbert's Townhouse accommodation. Gilbert's is in the heart of Cobh town. Delighted that you tried our menu on your visit and that you enjoyed our early bird which is served from 530 to 630 each evening 2 courses for 20 euros and 3 courses for 24 euros.
With kindest regards
Ann Daly
Co owner

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

I celebrated my Birthday this evening in Gilbert's and loved it. The setting was perfect - a warm Summer evening, yet we enjoyed a cool table indoors. The service was, as you would expect - polite, professional and timely. The food was fresh, tasty and mid-priced. We moved outdoors for a drink and enjoyed lovely views of the Harbour. Well worth a visit!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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heebie11, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Dear Rod
Thank you for your very kind comments about Gilbert's Restaurant. Delighted that you enjoyed your Birthday celebration - belated happy birthday! And yes the views of Cork harbour are really lovely.
With kindest regards
Ann Daly
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We booked a night with Gilberts while on our honeymoon. When we arrived on March 16th, we were told we would be moved upstairs since we were the only ones booked for the night. We were pleasantly surprised when we found that we were upgraded (at no additional cost) to the penthouse apartment! Wow! It was spectacular. The townhouse rooms have been renovated to the highest standards. Everything was immaculate. Beautiful furnishings, bedding and such a comfortable stay. Its in the heart of Cobh, walking distance to all the main shops and pubs. We loved it!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lilly L
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heebie11, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear Lilly L
Thank you most kindly for your Trip Advisor review of Gilbert's Acommodation. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here and more particularly that it was your honeymoon. I always feel that the penthouse suite is the perfect honeymoon hideaway. Best of luck to both of you.
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Ann Daly
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This place is nothing short of perfect. I was traveling alone and during off season, so I was offered the Penthouse which was HUGE! It had a bedroom with TV and plugs by both sides of the bed, very updated and clean bathroom with the best shower I have ever had and even heated towel racks, a living room with a big flat screen TV, a dining room, and a kitchen which included a mini fridge, a dishwasher, pot and pans and anything else you could possibly think of needing.

I arrived by train and only had to walk about 5 min. to Gilbert's, which is right off the water and in the center of town. I met Ann outside, because the restaurant was closed that day and she was very kind and even helped carry my bag upstairs. The place also had wifi which seemed to work very well.

I also ate downstairs twice and loved everything I got both times! You can't go wrong staying here. I even extended my stay two days because i loved it so much! And the best part of all was the amazing price, it can't be beat! I would never stay anywhere else in Cobh! Thanks Ann you it was great!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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heebie11, Owner at Gilbert's Bistro in the Square, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Dear Lauren B
Thank you most kindly for your very detailed and extremely flattering trip advisor review of Gilbert's Restaurant & Townhouse accommodation. It was a great pleasure to have you as a guest and perhaps you will return to Gilbert's sometime in the future.
Best wishes and kindest regards

Ann Daly co-owner

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Gilberts, what a pleasure immaculate rooms, clean,tidy and modern bathrooms. Great service, cheerful helpful and pleasant. Good food,good location and good service ,what more could you ask for but also good value,why cant all places be like this. thank you ,martin

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Great location in Cobh, right in the heart of the village. We checked-in in the restaurant and were offered a choice of two rooms. One at the back of the building, which was lovely upon viewing but we went for the second option at the front of the building just above the restaurant, a bigger room with lovely view out but this was going to mean some unavoidable noise from the street. Room was lovely, comfortable bed, clean spacious modern bathroom. Kettle, tv, hair dryer etc all in room. WiFi also available. Breakfast was option of continental or cooked and was filling and sufficient. At €85 for one night for two people, this was good value. Only negative point was the noise from outside and the bells ringing from the church from 7am but this is most likely unavoidable wherever you stay in Cobh so would not stop me staying here again. Maybe would just make me opt for the back room in future. Also had lunch in the restaurant which was lovely and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend Gilberts to anyone wishing to stay in Cobh. Had to take one point away for the street noise, newer windows would help with this but understand this would be at a large expense to the owners. Kellys Bar on the front was good for a drink and The Quays restaurant also good for food too.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The day before we arrived all of our luggage was stolen. We were tired, weary, and worn down. After a 30 minute and 45 Euro taxi cab ride, we arrived to Gilbert's in Cobh. For whatever reason they had our arrival on a different day. The attendent didn't make a fuss, made the correction in the book, (thankfully we weren't double booked), and showed us to our rooms. We and our friends we were traveling with stayed in rooms 3 and 4. Our room was on the front and had 4 large windows facing into town. The decore was delightful and immediately felt like a place of rest and relaxation. The rain-water shower was welcomed and made you want to shower for hours. We ate the restaurant and were equally impressed with the food. The people in the town of Cobh were so hospitable and welcoming. We spent our first day buying clothes at the local thrift shops and when the ladies heard our story, they even gave us discounts. If ever you make it to southern Ireland, YOU MUST stay here or at least visit this town!

Room Tip: For a small taste of heaven, stay here!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cobh
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Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Cobh
Price Range: $105 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With regard to restaurants in Cork, Gilbert's Restaurant and Townhouse accommodation is located in one of the attractive squares in the centre of the historic town of Cobh and nestling under the famous St. Colman's Cathedral it offers the unique opportunity to sample a delicious meal and then retire to the luxurious accommodation just above the restaurant. Gilbert's is the newest restaurant in Cobh. Gilbert's is different - come to Cobh and see for yourself. The modern decor complements the contemporary Irish food served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Fully licensed, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All produce is sourced locally where possible and daily specials appear on the lunch and dinner menus.Every dish is cooked to order. The restaurant can cater for small private parties. Parties can be tucked away in two cosy alcoves set back from the main dining area. ... more   less 
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