A two week family get together in the Boathouse on Inish Beg, supposedly your premier offering in that area of West Cork.
I arrived at 2.30pm and was told in no uncertain terms to go away as check in was at 4pm. My wife subsequently arrived at 3.55pm to be told that she was was too early to check in! She was also on the receiving end of a very ill-mannered interaction with a staff member. Needless to mention a pretty poor start to our vacation.
The Boathouse is really a fantastic potential location for a family vacation. But it is tired, poorly cleaned, damp (nothing that some heating would not fix) and the bed linen and towels are very poor standard for what is being sold as a premier location. The owners also asked us to bring our own towels if we wished to use the swimming pool! Faulty Towers, I'm afraid, with premium prices. I couldn't recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland -- just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centers.You will find five cottages, three houses and two apartments as well as an indoor swimming pool complex on the estate. There are 97 acres of stunning woodlands, parkland, farmland, gardens and foreshore in which to enjoy your self catering holidays. ... more less