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The View With A Room
Captain's Table & Sitting Room
Looking Out To Sea
Roof Terrace with panoramic views of Cork Harbour
Kitchen with granite worktops
Master Bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom No 2
Bedroom No 3
Bathroom No 2
Sunny Cobh
Harbour View
Ships passing
Colourful Cobh
The former White Star Line Offices now the Titantic Bar and Restaurant
Looking out to sea
Shiver me timbers !
Some American friends arrive in their own transport ! USS Leyte Gulf
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cobh, County Cork

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Mimijelaj...
Methven, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect for our daughter's wedding day!”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Ken and Maruiad, thank you so much for making our stay so perfect. As the previous reviewer wrote, the kitchen was stocked with basics like sauces, spices, oils- thank you, very much appreciated as was the weekly clean and linen change. We were so lucky to see so many big liners like the Sea Princess and Royal princess dock at Cobh during our 3 week stay. We appreciated your email communication and loved bumping into you at your local! Our daughters wedding morning at The Penthouse couldn't have been at a more perfect location. The photographers' photos inside the unit are just gorgeous! Warm, comfy, perfect. As we have already said, we will definitely be back to stay at The Penthouse again! Thanks for making our visit from New Zealand amazing!

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Liked best: Location, view, pleasant easy to communicate with.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Aug 4, 2015
Hi Jennifer,
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at The Waterfront Penthouse and that your daughter's wedding in Cobh was such a special occasion for you.We're delighted you also made it up the hill to the Roaring Donkey - look forward to seeing you again soon.Ken&Mairead
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NaomiB78
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
Reviewed June 9, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

Thank you Ken and Mairead!!!!! Our stay for the 100th commemoration of the Lusitania was incredible and having somewhere that felt like a home away from home to come back to at the end of our day made our visit extra special.

For those of you who are thinking of booking:

Ken is a lovely man! He graciously took my father and uncle on a quick tour of the town to get their bearings and pointed out a few key sites for them to go and visit later on which they were very thankful for.

The penthouse is right across the street from an off-licence, is a 3 minute walk to the grocery store, a 5 minute walk to the Titanic Museum and gift shop, and a 10 minute walk to the train station and visitors centre. The Cathedral can be reached from taking the same road up the hill – again less than 5 minute walk. Everything is close by!

Upon arrival we were greeted at the train station by Ken and Mairead who drove us to the waterfront penthouse where we were surprised to see Guinness and Diet Coke stocked on the fridge ! The property is sparkling clean it looks brand spanking new. The bedrooms are bigger than what you would expect from a holiday rental property and the kitchen is stocked with pantry basics like vinegar, spices and other condiments which we weren't expecting. The penthouse is equipped with a washer and dryer, radiators for those cold days, and has the most comfy living room for quiet nights in. What made this place extra special is the patio with the incredible view…….it's quite addictive...especially when the ships come in.

We already told Ken that we will be back with more family in tow – Ken we have already referred you to a few people – will send you their names when they start planning. Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality!!
We will see you soon and will bring more Crown Royal :)

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Liked best: The whole property is beautiful and is exactly what you need out of a holiday home
Liked least: Nothing - this place is perfect
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jun 10, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review The Waterfront Penthouse in Cobh. We're really thrilled that your trip from Canada to Cobh for the commemoration of the tragic sinking of the Lusitania which your distant relatives survived was a memorable one for you especially as we know how much planning had gone into your visit.Thousands of people came to town for the event and we're glad to have played a small part in making it such a successful one.Thanks also for the welcoming gift of the Crown Royal - come back again soon so we can pour some more Guinness into you in return !
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Amanda G
Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great waterfront views”
Reviewed May 8, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I booked this apartment for 4 nights and found it exactly as advertised. We had wanted a base from which to explore this part of Ireland and were pleased with our choice. The apartment is spacious, modern and clean. It contained everything we needed for self catering. The weather is not always conducive to days outdoors and the day we spent indoors we were glad of the space not to mention the entertaining view of the harbour. The large balcony overlooking the water would have been a great place to spend time in better weather. The apartment is accessed via a lift and one flight of easy to manage stairs.
We were traveling by car and the arrangements for meeting with our host went smoothly. Ken was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and provided extra information not found in guide books.
The location of the apartment is actually on the waterfront (we have stayed in places described as waterfront only to turn up and find that we were a few hundred metres from the water). The area feels safe and the apartment was secure. It is a nice walk along the harbourside and there are stores, restaurants and pubs in walking distance. The train station is also easily accessed on foot.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 9, 2015
Many thanks for taking time to review The Waterfront Penthouse and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry the weather wasn't as good as what you're used to Down Under but we like to think the beer is better here ! Hope you enjoy the rest of your grand European tour.
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Jenny B
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay.”
Reviewed April 27, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The apartment was tastefully furnished and everything was of a high quality. We loved the views over the harbour and watching the shipping which included some of the German Navy and the huge Regal Princess cruise liner. We were very lucky with the weather so we could enjoy the roof terrace. Arrangements went well and Mairead and her mother helped us with our luggage. I have had many holidays in Co.Cork but it was new to my friends and they enjoyed Cobh, Cork City, Kinsale, Ballycotton and lunch at Ballymaloe House. And we cooked some excellent fresh fish for ourselves! Thank you Ken and Mairead.

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Liked best: Situation
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Apr 27, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to review The Waterfront Penthouse.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and managed to see the arrival of the first cruise liner of the season in glorious sunshine.We hope to welcome you back to Cobh again soon.
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CarolineB...
1 review
“First time in Ireland, defiantly won't be the last.”
Reviewed April 17, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Stayed for long weekend early April, had an amazing time Apartment was def home from home. Beds so comfy. In fact whole apartment was so cosy and clean, whole family loved it. Mairead met us at apartment and gave us quick tour, so friendly and helpful, thanx for extra bedding. Would recommend to anyone, hoping to go back one day soon. Brilliant time had by all

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 18, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to review our property and we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.And it's great that you're coming back to Ireland to explore some more - it really is a great country to visit. See you soon !
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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 26, 2015
Thanks for taking the time to review our property and we're glad you got to see the best of Cobh on foot.We hope the rest of your time touring Ireland was fun and you enjoyed the Paddy's Day celebrations.
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Stan A
Manchester
1 review
“Must be the best place to stay in Cobh”
Reviewed March 4, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We stayed at the Waterfront Apartment in February, Ken the owner was friendly and helpful with good communications from booking to leaving. Weather was changeable but mostly dry. The apartment is accurately described, fantastic views, didn't cook but everything you would need in the kitchen. TV, good Wi-Fi, Iphone docking station, hairdryer if required and comfy bed(s) nice bathrooms, off street parking and lift up to the apartment. Its a 5-10 min walk to town centre and the magnificent cathedral, lots of friendly pubs and good restaurants, various shops and a good convenience store. Train station in Cobh next to the Heritage centre which is worth a visit, 30 mins to Cork which is good for shopping and dining. Spent half a day at Midleton including a visit to the Jameson distillery.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 5, 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of The Waterfront Penthouse and we're delighted you enjoyed your winter break in Cobh which has now become an all year round destination for visitors from all over the world.Come back soon.
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