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Ilen Street, Skibbereen P81 FH63 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Taking full advantage of the peaceful River Ilen views, The West Cork Hotel offers the best of both worlds – tranquillity and location. Situated in the town centre, with all that Skibbereen & the surrounding area has to offer on our doorstep, the hotel is more than ideal for a complete break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Forty nine spacious, uniquely decorated guestrooms satisfy a variety of accommodation requirements, with many offering river views. The Ilen Bar is a place of relaxation, with luxurious leather seating and a delicious bar menu for a swift, casual snack. For those with more time to enjoy a leisurely bite – the Restaurant offers a carvery lunch by day, and full a la carte menu by night, featuring many of the local food producers on our menus. We are the ideal choice for those on business, those looking for an activity based holiday and those of you that just wish to kick back and relax!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Fishing
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Bridal suite
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Phillip O wrote a review 19 Jul
Wexford, Ireland1 contribution
A first class experience from start to finish, good quality food served by very attentive friendly staff. In fact the staff really add to the experience of staying at The West Cork Hotel, nothing is too much trouble. Plenty of thought put in to try to make the premises COVID safe. Function Room used to serve Breakfast tables with good social distancing, separate entrance and exit to the bar, hand sanitizers place along the corridors. We really enjoyed our 2 night stay and will return for another stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Anne Baker, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 629phillipo, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable time in our "gem"! It is wonderful to read your thoughtful & kind review during these difficult times. Our team works very hard to ensure the safety & comfort of our guests as we go through this pandemic & I am delighted that they were able to look after you all so well. We will look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel, hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Anne Baker Front Office Manager
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littlemisssharney wrote a review 2 Jul
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We were 2 couples touring around west cork and I have to say we were delighted with our stay in the West Cork Hotel . The rooms were spotless and very spacious with gorgeous views, the front desk staff a special shout out to Anna who looked after us very well and all of the bar staff especially Joan, all of the waiting staff and staff at breakfast were always pleasant and courteous and couldn't do enough for us. I really feel this hotel deserves 4 stars it is absolutely more than a 3 star hotel. We stayed in a 4 star hotel in Bantry i won't mention the name but were disappointed with our stay there not up to 4 star standard. Keep doing what you are doing West Cork Hotel we will certainly be recommending you and would love to visit again when we're back in Cork.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anne Baker, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear littlemisssharney, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic 5 star review of your most recent stay with us. The team here strive hard to give a very high level of service to our guests & this has shone through in your kind review. The hotel while only currently at a 3 star rating does indeed give a 4 star service to our guests & Anna & Joan are delighted with the mention. We will look forward to your next visit to Skibbereen. Kind regards, Anne Baker Front Office Manager
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P M wrote a review 16 Jul
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We had a beautiful lunch in the new railway bridge restaurant. Much thought went into use of the former railway bridge over River Ilen. Menu is& service were superb. The food was beautifully presented & prepared
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anne Baker, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear philmA8449JX, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our renovated outdoor dining space. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable time & that our team were able to look after you so well. I hope that you will get the opportunity to visit us again soon! Kind regards, Anne Baker Front Office Manager
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Ronan F wrote a review 16 Jul
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We enjoyed a meal in the restored bridge area toward the front of the hotel. With a Perspex overhead covering, and one side of the bridge also enclosed in Perspex, you are well protected from the elements, enjoy excellent views of the river and the kayakers, and the whole thing is very Covid-19 friendly. The food was wonderful - my chowder was exceptional, as was the curry - and the staff were very helpful and professional. The hotel itself is very modern and tastefully appointed. Parking was ample. Top marks, will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anne Baker, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear ronanfZ7915OU, Thank you for taking the time for reviewing your visit to the hotel. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us & that our team were able to look after you so well! The Bridge is a fantastic amenity & an amazing experience in itself. Chef & his team are delighted that you had such an enjoyable meal. I hope that you will get the opportunity to pop into us again soon! Kind regards, Anne Baker Front Office Manager
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Katie C wrote a review 11 Jul
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My sisters and I stayed in the west cork hotel for 1 night. We were very impressed with the hotel especially the staff who were very professional and accommodating . We had a fabulous dinner served by the very attentive and friendly waiter Brian. It was without doubt a 5 star experience. We can't wait to return for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anne Baker, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear katiecG5440OD, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us & for your kind words. Our team is a credit to the hotel & Brian who has only recently joined our team is thrilled to get a mention! Hopefully you will get the opportunity to stay with us longer the next time! Kind regards, Anne Baker Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$86 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
west cork skibbereen, hotel west cork
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkSkibbereen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about The West Cork Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The West Cork Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Skibbereen Heritage Centre (0.08 km), Cre Pottery Studio (0.5 km), and Cahalane's Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The West Cork 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 West Cork Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The West Cork Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The West Cork Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include An Chistin Beag, The Church Restaurant, and Apple Betty's Cafe.
Is The West Cork Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Skibbereen.
Are any cleaning services offered at The West Cork Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The West Cork Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The West Cork Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbeystrewry Graveyard (0.6 km).
Is The West Cork Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.