We are a group of old friends, all retired senior people in the Irish Defence Force Reserves, who take a 3-day trip annually to some historic location in Ireland. This year we travelled to Cobh in early October and stayed at the WatersEdge Hotel. It was a happy choice. There were only four of us, and we occupied two twin rooms overlooking the harbour. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable, and the view was fantastic - I'd say the best I've seen in many years of travelling in many countries. With the water only metres away and the deep channel at the Cobh side of the harbour, one would sometimes half awake at night to the soft throb of ship's engines and the lap of bow-waves against the shore wall.
The staff were excellent, friendly and prepared to talk to us and laugh at our jokes (in itself above and beyond the call of duty). Housekeeping was first class (and we're people well used to carrying out inspections). Of course the quality of the food was important to us - we were very satisfied with the choice of meals in the Jacob's Ladder restaurant, and with the quality of the cooking. And the prices, both for accommodation and extra meals, was entirely reasonable.
There's a lot to do in the Cobh area, so much so that we didn't get to see all that we hoped to see during our time there - take the tours of Spike Island and Fort Camden, for instance, or take the picturesque train trip into Cork city. It's not at all impossible that we'll be back next year to tick those boxes, and if that happens, we'll definitely be staying at the WatersEdge Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The WatersEdge Hotel is a special venue in every sense of the word. Nestled in the harbour town of Cobh near Cork, and situated on the waterfront, we really have got “rooms with a view”.The Hotel commands breath-taking views, spacious, comfortable accommodation and Bistro style food that cannot be beaten. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, this is the Hotel to come to time after time.As a guest you will find you are the only focus of our staff and we look forward to welcoming you to Cobh. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Watersedge Hotel Cobh