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“An absolute disgrace!”
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The Perrin Inn
Ranked #10 of 13 Glengarriff B&B and Inns
cork
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An absolute disgrace!”
Reviewed October 11, 2009

I stayed here for one night and beleive me will never again! Ur stuck in a little room in a four bedroom cottage with no sound proof between the rooms so you can hear every conversation between the other guests. Many of the cottages were empty when we stayed so they could have spread the guests out, but they didn't have the consideration to do this. The carpets are filty very badly stained. Room is smelly very doudy old bed covers. They have plastic covers on the matteresses under neat the sheets, not very comfortable and noisey! Hazerdous if you are staying on te first floor and a fire starts downstairs, no escape unless you want to try squeezing through a little window. Staff show no appreciation for your custom, didnt get a second glance leaving not to mind to say a thankyou and that was without me complaining can you imagine if i had. My advice! dont waste your money check somewhere else out, I wish i had!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2009

Had not read your reviews before my partner and I went to the Cottage Inn last year. Thank god we didnt. We had a fabulous time. Everyone was so friendly, lovely and clean and for the price we paid, food you couldnt fault it.

We were on a Harley, going around Ireland, and were going again this year. Loved the whole area, hope they can fit us in again. See you in Septemeber Cottage Inn.


Ruth and Ade (Wales and Bristol)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2007

After checking the area for a visit to Bantry and Garnish Island we decided to stay in Glangariff ... as i understood it was quiet ... First mistake there are only a few places to stay the Eggleston Hotel apparently the best but booked in advance. was full very reasonably priced at 55 euro p.p. and situated in the first bay away from the the noise
As it was a late booking only cottage bar avaiable, at 40 euro p.p.thought one night would be ok, No way ...unless you want to roll out of the Pub and fall into bed plastered, in order not to notice your surroundings.The pub blasts out Country and western music and the eating area is like a cafe with plastic table clothes, basic furnishing, and stench of grease fried food.The so called small cottages literally built around the edge of the car park are divided into four claustrophobic rooms containing old worn beds with springs protruding through mattress , no wardrobe , no facilities except a TV. carpeting all needs replacing and these cottages in my opionion are a potenital fire Hazard and need checking out especially on 1st floor ..It was not cheap definately overpriced and needs reporting to the Irish Toursit board. I would suggest anyone planning a trip just find a B&B between Glengariff and Bantry there are lots of places.In fact we already found the most fantastic place on the way back called Ballylickey House for 60euro p.p. luxury rooms /cottages with pool will definately be going to replace the nightmare memory of the Cottage bar.

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  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2006

I stayed one night in this establishment and am still fuming at the arrogant, unfriendly attitude of the owner. The rooms were tiny and grotty, the car park littered with 2 or 3 rusty vans filled with junk. The bathrooms were smelly. AVOID - AVOID- AVOID.

We stayed at a B&B down the road in Glengarrif the following night, the owner of which was friendly and the room/breakfast facilities spotless.

  • Stayed July 2006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2005

I just read the damning review of the Cottage Bar and felt I had to give an alternative view.

The accommodation is cheap and thats great. Its clean and well placed, smack-bang in the middle of Glengarriff. The cottages are mini-houses - built around a courtyard where you can park your car round the back of the pub. The rooms are clean and comfortable and they are only a few short staggering steps from the lively and real Irish pub.

The pub is great: good food, good beer and great craic (excuse the spelling I'm not a celt). Come on one of the open-mike music nights and join in if you can.

We stayed as a group in one of the cottages and found it a perfect base for our visit.

  • Stayed May 2002
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Reviewed September 1, 2004

We stayed here for two nights in August 2004, and boy, did we get what we paid for! If I could give it 0/5, I would.

The Cottage Bar in Glengarrif is ideally located to visit areas of interest in West Cork, particularly the beautiful Garnish Island. When you consider that a weekend away in Ireland can often be as expensive as a two-week vacation elsewhere, however, this gives you some idea of what €25.00 a night B&B gets you.

We chose B&B accommodation rather than the self-catering option. B&B accommodation consists of four rooms in a holiday cottage, and rooms can be rented individually or for groups. Each room contains one single and one double bed, and all rooms are en-suite. But don’t let the term ‘holiday cottage’ deceive you: there is no kitchen or lounge area – all you get are the four rooms.

The website photos of the rooms are very misleading – they look nothing like that! The rooms themselves are very basic and quite shabby. The layout of the room is an awkward L-shape, leaving a fair bit of wasted space in an already very small room. There is nowhere to store your clothes, unless you count the hooks on the wall (yes, that’s right, hooks… there isn’t even a wardrobe).

Bathrooms in the two downstairs bedrooms are quite grotty. The showers have tiled floors and the tiles themselves are in need of replacing (or at the very least, regrouting and a good scrub with bleach). The bathrooms in the two upstairs bedrooms have shower trays, which makes you at least hope that they might be cleaner. You may be lucky enough to get a small bar of guest soap in your room. The two towels you are given are small and worn (we bought new ones rather than face using them). Both upstairs rooms are dormers and the ceiling is wood-panelled, making the already small rooms seem even more claustrophobic. The roll-down blinds on the windows are flimsy and frayed, and do little to block out light. Soundproofing between rooms is non-existant.

Breakfast is served in a very dated and dingy dining room with horrible net curtains, swirly carpet and knick-knacks. The food itself is your run-of-the-mill fare, but edible. The premises also has a full bar facility which fronts onto the street.

Unless you are really, really stuck for accommodation in this neck of the woods, you can do much better. (And if you ARE really, really stuck, go elsewhere!) There are several lovely B&Bs and small hotels in the area, many of which don’t advertise online or in guide books. My advice? Stay well clear of the Cottage Bar and find somewhere else.

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Property: The Perrin Inn
Address: Glengarriff, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Glengarriff
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Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Glengarriff
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Number of rooms: 30
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