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Baltimore Hill, Baltimore P81 NW27 Ireland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • 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 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Baltimore
Travellers' Choice
Winner of the AA Guest accomodation of the year 2017...Rolfs is a family-run business established in 1979 by the Haffner family. Originally an old farmhouse, with a courtyard surrounded by traditional stone build outhouses and set in 4.5 acres of mature grounds and gardens. The buildings, dating back several hundred years have been carefully restored and renovated in its original style and character, providing beautiful bedrooms, Holiday Cottages and an award winning a la carte Restaurant and Wine Bar. "Your ideal base to explore beautiful West Cork."
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Maria D wrote a review 10 Jun
Corofin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Just finished a few wonderful days in Rolfs Country House.A hidden gem,from the warm and friendly welcome, to the amazing food.Beautiful family run business set in amazing grounds.You’re made feel like one of the family .The food is outstanding and prepared using only the finest ingredients.Spotlessly clean. I can’t wait to return.They are coping very well with Covid restrictions and staff cannot do enough for you.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring your rain jacket
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Response from Friederike Haffner, Owner at Rolfs Country House
Responded today
Thank you for the wonderful review, and the kind words we look forward to having you here again soon in the future. From us all here at Rolfs thank you! Stephen
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El2012WexfordIreland wrote a review Apr 2020
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions20 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
Last September I returned to Baltimore for weekend.The village and indeed Rolf's have not lost their Charm. We received a friendly greeting tho it had been done years since last visit. We had a lovely meal and Rolfs delivered as good as it had in early nooghties.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Friederike Haffner, Owner at Rolfs Country House
Responded 26 May 2020
thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, it really cheered up up in this ever changing time with the Lockdown, hope to see you again soon. regards stephan
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DerekVard wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions26 helpful votes
We had booked to stay back in March but Covid put pay to that visit. We’ve been looking forward to visiting since we rebooked in May and we were not disappointed. We stayed three nights and found our room very comfortable and the shower facilities superb after a long day of walking. Breakfast was also very good and freshly made each morning. We dined I’m on our last night and had superb meal, which I have written a separate review on. If in the area again, I would definitely go back and would recommend anyone to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Friederike Haffner, Owner at Rolfs Country House
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Dear Derek thank you for the lovely comment, we really do appreciate the time people take to write reviews and it really lifts our day when we can read positive reviews on what we try and take pride in. We look forward to having you both here again in the future. From us all here in Rolfs thank you! Stephan
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Sassy wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland104 contributions76 helpful votes
I wanted to like Rolfs but I just can't. Upon arrival, we were told that we'd been given an upgrade and were duly excited to be shown to our room. It was beyond small. I shudder to think what we'd been upgraded from. The bed was barely a double, the mattress was austere and uncomfortable. The room was overly warm and we couldn't open our window more than a crack. The ensuite bathroom was the smallest I've seen, and it was nearly impossible to maneuver. The worst thing was that the soundproofing between rooms was practically non existent. We could hear conversations in neighbouring rooms and also the sound of them using the toilet. I know the owners will bang on about it being 16th centuary, but I've seen other conversions that have been done more spaciously. I firmly believe they just tried to fit in as many rooms as possible and the result is that we had a terrible nights sleep. For balance, the setting is nice, staff seemed pleasant enough and the breakfast was nice (although unadventurous - variations on an irish breakfast - the only alternative was smoked salmon, which turned out to be a meager portion). I can't recommend a guesthouse where a good sleep feels impossible. My parents had heard of the place and were waiting to hear about our experience. They've decided against a visit to Rolfs.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from Friederike Haffner, Owner at Rolfs Country House
Responded 16 Sep 2020
We welcome many visitors and we do have small rooms that are finished to the highest standard with monsoon showers and luxury soaps complimentary water and fruit in the upgraded rooms. Still the building is old but sometimes we can not make everyone happy your view is truly your view and we will en devour to examine your faults! its a pity you did not take the opportunity to talk to us, as regards breakfast I have included the menu which I think answers your claim very well and every breakfast is cooked to order as all the other comment here state very well. Breakfast 8am-10am “From the Buffet” Juice, Cereal, Yoghurts, selection of home-made Breads, Pastries, Fruits, Preserves, Butter Please ask your server. “From the Kitchen” Irish Breakfast Fried Egg, Sausages, Black & White Pudding, Bacon, Grilled Tomato Bacon & Baltimore Free Range Eggs Served with toasted rustic bread Eggs Benedict Poached Free Range Eggs with Sauce hollandaise and toasted rustic bread Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon Served with toasted rustic bread Scrambled Baltimore Free Range Eggs With toasted rustic bread Omelette with Spinach/bacon However we also understand it is impossible to please every guest so for this we ill take on your comments for the future regards Stephan
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Audrey B wrote a review Sep 2020
Mullingar, Ireland14 contributions3 helpful votes
Have just left today and only wish we could have stayed longer. We loved our own space in the cottage yet loved the restaurant on the doorstep. Food is fab, staff beyond friendly and helpful. Frida the resident dog was another highlight, together with the stunning garden. We absolutely loved it...after staying in four hotels on way down, this has been the best of them all, we will be back. Keep up the great work Frederika and team. Audrey and Niall, mullingar.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Friederike Haffner, Owner at Rolfs Country House
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Hello Audrey and Niall thank you for taking the time to write, it dose mean a lot to us as you can understand in this ever changing times. we look forward to welcoming you again take care and stay safe. Stephan, Friederike and hannes
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US$105 - US$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkBaltimore
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rolfs Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Rolfs Country House?
Nearby attractions include Baltimore Beacon (0.5 km), Sherkin Island (0.6 km), and Dun na sead castle / Baltimore Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rolfs Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rolfs Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rolfs Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rolfs Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casey's of Baltimore, Bushe's Bar, and Rolfs.
Is Rolfs Country House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Baltimore.
Are pets allowed at Rolfs Country House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rolfs Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbeystrewry Graveyard (10.3 km).