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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast buffet
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24-hour front desk
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Footprints826891 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Booked a stay at this hotel for a wedding where the reception was held. There was a large hall where guests could meet, drink and enjoy appetizers followed by a dinner in the hotel dining room. I was impressed on how good the food was considering such a large gathering. The room we booked was also great, with a view of the river.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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littlemisssharney wrote a review Jul 2021
10 contributions4 helpful votes
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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 7 Jul 2021
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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Jim M wrote a review May 2022
Oakville, Canada71 contributions27 helpful votes
A pleasant place to stay. Bed was comfortable; rooms are fine. Excellent breakfast. Great dining.The staff are very friendly and helpful. You can't go wrong with West Cork if you are staying in Skibbereen and environs.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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A Happy Traveler wrote a review Apr 2022
Kingston, Canada18 contributions4 helpful votes
Here's a hotel in West Cork that is friendly, well appointed and well located. A bustling hive of activity with family and friends gathering. Professional and helpful staff. The breakfast was great, and our bedroom was large, clean and comfortable. Thank you West Cork Hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 23 Apr 2022
Hi Lovefoodlovewine, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback in regards to your recent stay. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your time in West Cork as well as The West Cork Hotel. We hope to see you return to us in the near future. Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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nicecartom wrote a review Apr 2022
Waterford, Ireland5 contributions
Fantastic hotel in the town of Skibereen Co. Cork, great staff,great food, everything about this hotel was fantastic ,rooms top class, free carpark which is unusual in most hotels, can't say enough about it will definitely be back here sooner than later., Thanks to everyone involved.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Hi Mr Dunford, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us here in The West Cork Hotel, and that the food, staff and accommodation were to your satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you return to us (hopefully in the near future). For now, All the best, Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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christopher l wrote a review Apr 2022
Brighton, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
The West Cork is the only choice for us when visit the area. Owner Tim Looney runs a happy ship. Staff are family. Some, such as Sheila and Ewalina, have been at the hotel for many years. And their smiling attitude has been passed on to youngsters like the effervescent Courtney. Guests are treated as friends welcomed back home time after time. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection, whether it’s juicy steaks, Tim’s Special or fresh fish from nearby Union Hall. Rooms are spotlessly clean. Many have been upgraded recently to a high standard. Free on-site parking is an added bonus as is the short stroll to the bustling town centre. The hotel is ideally situated for days out to soak in the stunning countryside around Ballydehob, Baltimore, Schull and the dramatic Mizen Head. The West Cork is a shining light in a world of corporate, faceless hotel chains. Unlike Tim Looney, the big beasts would be challenged to put a name to their staff unless they read their label. We’re looking forward to our next visit. Chris and Aileen, Brighton, Uk.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Hi Chris & Aileen, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us in The West Cork Hotel. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful team here in the hotel that really are as you say a second family. Both Sheila and Ewelina are two important members of the hotel and the place simply wouldn't be the same without them, their experience and knowledge of the hotel really play an important part in the training in of the new members of staff. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your dining experience in the hotel and i will be sure to pass on your feedback onto the Head Chef who I know will be delighted with your review. I must agree that we are very lucky to be the centre of such a wonderful location, there is so much to see and do in West Cork and we are blessed to be in the centre of all this activity. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the owner Tim, who really does look after his staff and customers as best he can. We are very lucky to have the Looney Family running the ship. Thank you again for your lovely feedback and we hope to see you return to us here in the near future. All the best. Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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Brendan B wrote a review Apr 2022
Trim, Ireland1 contribution
I have just stayed in the West Cork Hotel for the 3rd time, What a fantastic hotel. The staff and service was excellent . The breakfast was a delight. We also had dinner in hotel. Also over 60s rate was brilliant Thanks again
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Curious544441 wrote a review Mar 2022
Fermoy, Ireland2 contributions
I firstly wish to commend the amazing staff at The West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen, even though they were short staffed due to Covid, they worked extra hard to make our stay amazing. They must be some of the most accommodating, approachable and hard working staff around. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and well laid out, the food was second to none, generous portions not withstanding. Breakfast was very relaxed and efficiently catered for and they obliged me by making a take away breakfast sandwich for one of our party in the room. Thanks for a lovely stay and we will be back again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 8 Apr 2022
Dear Curious544441, Thank you very much for taking the time in reviewing your recent stay with us. I am delighted t see you enjoyed your stay with us. Firstly I must agree with you in regards to the staff, they work extremely hard and really are a true asset to the hotel. I have mentioned numerous times now that the hotel would not be the same without them! I am glad to see you enjoyed both the food and the room, and i will be sure to pass your excellent feedback onto the accommodation and kitchen staff. We hope to see you return to us in the near future. All the best. Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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Anne C wrote a review Mar 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Stayed here recently for 3 nights. Absolutely fabulous stay. Beautiful room overlooking the River and it was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. Food in the bar was excellent. Lots of choice. Staff very friendly and professional,from making the booking to leaving. Special mention to Ann-Marie who went above and beyond and to all the breakfast staff. Thank you. We will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 19 Mar 2022
Dear Anne, Thank you very much for taking the time in reviewing your 3 night stay with us. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and that the team were able to look after you so well. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Ann Marie who will be delighted with her mention, we really would be lost without her. We look forward to seeing you back hopefully in the near future. Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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Roisin M wrote a review Feb 2022
Leamington Spa2 contributions
We stayed for three nights in the West Cork Hotel, visiting a friend in the town, and I’ve never had a better or more enjoyable hotel stay. The room and facilities were spotless, the hotel quiet and restful but still with a great atmosphere in the afternoons and evenings. What made the stay so special was the exceptionally warm welcome from every member of staff, each of whom made us feel so at home. I’d like to specially thank Sheila in the restaurant - we had a delicious breakfast each morning of our stay and her warm welcome and caring manner made us feel like family. I’ve stayed in many hotels but the West Cork surpasses them all when it comes to hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Aidan Derwin, Guest Services / Front Office at The West Cork Hotel
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Hi Roisin, Thank you very much for taking the time in reviewing your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am delighted you felt like you were at home while staying with us and that the staff were able to look after you so well. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Sheila who I know will be delighted to hear. She really is a one in a million who we are very lucky to have. We hope to see ou return to us in the near future. All the best. Kind Regards, Aidan Derwin Front Office Manager
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US$85 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.