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Emmet Hotel 2/3 Emmet Square 2/3 Emmet Square, Clonakilty P85 PC89 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
Updated 15/06/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#6 of 8 hotels in Clonakilty
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The Emmet Hotel is unique and charmingly designed throughout. Our friendly boutique hotel is the place to stay in the very centre of Clonakilty. There are many inviting spaces to enjoy while you stay at the Emmet. Enjoy our spacious and colourful Emmet Bar, relax and read a while in our Library, taste the best of West Cork food in our Garden Restaurant, or dine and drink outside in our Emmet Garden, under heated cover or in the open. Located on West Cork’s finest Georgian Square, we are a charming and welcoming destination for a short or long break with friends, family, or colleagues. Our Garden Restaurant and Sun Room are the perfect settings for enjoying fabulously fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our nature inspired wallpaper and gentle colours draw in the wonderful outside. Our Emmet Garden with vibrant parasols and coverings is a wonder to sit out in and our bespoke patio area is perfect for long lunches and starry night dinners. West Cork has the most wonderful ingredients and artisan producers – and we bring them all to your table. Our friendly and hugely experienced team are on hand to serve you great food, wine and drink, 7 days a week, all day long until 8pm. When you have tasted and experienced Clonakilty and West Cork, retreat to our gorgeous bedrooms, each a bespoke design. Roberts Radios and Nespresso machines are on hand in each of our rooms to make you feel right at home and bring your own music to your ears. With each new morning, you will be revitalised and ready for another day of adventure. Our team are always available to look after your needs and answer any questions as you plan each new day. We love West Cork as much as our guests and know all the best places around us.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Patio
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Street parking
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Room service
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Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bottled water
Iron
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, French, Polish
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tellerIreland wrote a review 2 Aug
ireland27 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed at this gorgeous Georgian Hotel August bank Holiday weekend and had a fantastic time. The hotel is a lovely quaint boutique hotel, its decor a welcome change from the bland mundane chain hotels. The staff gave a lovely old Irish welcome that we thought was forgotten; well not at The Emmet, they were so helpful and welcoming and I certainly would recommend any tourist who wants to experience what the "Cead Mile Failte" is about definitely book into The Emmet hotel. Its location is great near the main street and positioned on a lovely little green square with free parking. The breakfast was superb and the service staff were attentive and welcoming. There is a tea kettle and Nespresso coffee maker in the room, which was spotless, as well as bottled water. The room maids were so friendly and pleasant every morning we passed thrm in the hallway as well as so helpful getting us water. Clonakilty is a perfect town for driving around West Cork, we stayed 3 nights in The Emmet and got to see everything on our list including Mizen head. So, well done to all the staff and owner of the Emmet Hotel. Keep up the great work you are doing representing West Cork in such a lovely Irish way.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elaine Furness wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Fabulous quirky little gem in the heart of Clonakilty Lovely clean spacious rooms, friendly staff and delicious food Great central location only few minutes drive from gorgeous Inchadoney beach, have stayed at the hotel there but would favour The Emmet over it and that's saying something!!! Highly recommended well worth a visit Only sorry we couldn't stay longer
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rob O'Keeffe, General Manager at The Emmet Hotel
Responded 10 Oct 2021
Hi Welltravelledcailin Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in The Emmet. Hopefully we will see you again. Best regards Rob
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IrwinYawl_Cork wrote a review Jul 2022
Cork5 contributions3 helpful votes
Recently we called into the Hotel for breakfast. My husband and myself both sat in the dining room and was given 2 Menus by a lovely polite girl. On taking a look at the Menu we both ordered "A Mini Breakfast" we could see no table with the usual selection of cereals, juices etc so we ordered 2 Orange Juice and tea/toast for 2. Rashes and Sausages were definately re-heated and better was to come when we went to pay - Juices were priced seperate, 2 mini's breakfast were priced seperate as was the tea/toast with the result we felt we paid way over what it should be. On thinking back THERE WAS NO PRICES ON THE MENU - FUTER WALK-INS BEWARE.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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T B wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Room was beautiful and all staff so helpful and kind. Unfortunately I was suffering severe nausea from turbulence during our landing in Dublin, and ended up needing medical care after 9pm, taxis refused to pick us up, so the wonderful and empathetic Jess drove us the 20mins to the Southdoc in Bandon. I wish my brain was working, as I would have given Jess € for fuel and time (I really regret this). Clonakilty is a stunning town. I would advise staying at least 2nts. SHOUTOUT TO JESS! You're are the best 💜 Thank you, Tauni and Bill Bowcott, Vancouver Island, Canada
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Family wrote a review May 2022
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Someone suggested meeting here for coffee, I haven't been in this hotel for years, although I visit the town almost weekly. Warm modern decor, friendly staff, generally very welcoming place. Nice outdoor area for nice days. I got that 'old school good service' vibe, will be returning for lunch soon. Nice find!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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gdes_00 wrote a review May 2022
Belfast70 contributions101 helpful votes
Having 'checked out' the hotel in trip-advisor and other sites prior to booking we were left with an initial sense of disappointment that the window in our room faced onto a dark and very unsightly back return with a metal fire exit. This felt like an 'over-spill' room that we would never have booked or chosen in advance and the window/view was not reflected in any of the photographs and felt overpriced for what was offered. To be fair, as the hotel was very busy we accepted our situation. On a brighter note, the greeting was warm and friendly and despite being very busy an offer was made to reserve us a table for dinner. The breakfast was served cheerfully by the same lady who later checked us out; and though some item's weren't available and a request was overlooked it was nothing to get upset about.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Anne B wrote a review Apr 2022
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Celebrated my daughters confirmation last Sunday in the Emmet Hotel. Huge thank you to Rebecca, Robert & all the team. The food & service was just fantastic. 5 🌟 The food was just outstanding & I couldn't fault the amazing service we received.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ciaran B wrote a review Apr 2022
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
In a world of big hotel chains it was lovely to receive the famed Céad míle fáilte from the staff & owner at the Emmet hotel in Clonakilty. 5 ⭐️ Service A quick visit but a lasting impression. Highly recommend, until our next stay. Ciarán & Tracey
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barry-Family-Fun wrote a review Apr 2022
Ireland10 contributions34 helpful votes
It's disappointing to write this review for this lovely hotel which has a fantastic team of young staff who do their utmost to please guests. This is our second stay here, the first last summer, was super and thoroughly enjoyable. Unfortunately this time we were disturbed while relaxing in our room by two yappy barking dogs who were staying with their owners in the room beside us. The owners left the two dogs in the room while they proceeded to enjoy their dinner without them... leaving two animals in the room alone going berserk.. When we brought this to the attention of the staff the owners were notified and came back to their animals. Unfortunately that wasn't the end of the barking as we were woken up very early the next morning (around 5am first when the owner was possibly bringing a dog out for relief) and then yappy dogs again around 8am. We were so disappointed to learn that this is an animal friendly hotel - the animals are sleeping in the bedroom where all other guests will sleep on future visits. This is so unhygienic and will prevent us staying at the Emmet again. This is a great pity as we did enjoy the lovely room, food and the huge efforts the young staff make to ensure we enjoyed our visit. Special thanks to Samantha who did her utmost to ensure a pleasant stay. Dogs are animals and in our opinion should never be allowed in hotel bedrooms where guests will be resting.. If hotels wish to facilitate animals they should have appropriate space for the animals to sleep i.e. a kennel or equivalent. The majority of guests usually pay for their animals to be minded while on holidays.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Patricia wrote a review Apr 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
I have stayed here on two occasions. Very comfortable hotel. Very nice restaurant with court yard and a library Staff always very helpful. Very good location in overlooking Emmet Square. Very good base for exploring west cork
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Date of stay: March 2022
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US$150 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkClonakilty
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Emmet Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Emmet Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Michael Collins House (0.04 km), DeBarras Folk Club (0.2 km), and An Teach Beag (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Emmet Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Emmet Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Emmet Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Emmet Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Whale's Tail Restaurant, Scannells Bar, and Molly's Cafe & Wine Bar.
Is The Emmet Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Clonakilty.
Are pets allowed at The Emmet Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Emmet Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Emmet Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Birthplace of Michael Collins (6.2 km).
Is The Emmet Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.