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The West Cork Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Skibbereen
Certificate of Excellence
Chesham, England
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51 reviews
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“Warm and welcoming”
Reviewed 26 October 2011

On a nostalgia trip to West Cork we popped in for dinner. We found that the hotel had managed both to modernise and retain the best elements that we had remembered from our last visit 8 years ago. Whilst waiting for the dinning room to open we enjoyed a drink in the bar by an open fire. Our meal was excellent, I especially recommend the seafood chowder. Everyone we came into contact with was welcoming and helpful. It is always risky returning after many years but the West Cork has never let us down since we first visited 40 years ago. We will return.....sometime!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Stopped here on the way back to Cork for something to eat. Nice atmosphere , warm inviting open fire and friendly, helpful staff. Good varied menu and food was excellent - highly reccommend

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

Comfortable well appointed rooms (en suite) at reasonable price (60 ~Euros). Good friendly staff and great food. Amazing selection of choices for breakfast, crumbly homemade scones with strawberry jam & cream for tea and excellent selection of food for dinner. Each evening there are theme meals from 11 - 15 Euros including a drink (beer or wine) plus a la carte. Can recommend the fish pie. Portions are large so don't expect to lose weight here!

Room Tip: If you want quiet room suggest back of the hotel where you also get lovely view over the River Ilen.
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Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

If anything stay for the breakfast alone..eggs benedict, French toast...kippers. Anything you want..nice bar..very friendly staff. I stay in 50+ hotels a year with my job and this is a gem! Rooms are compact but workable!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

attended a small function here and stayed overnight. This hotel has improved substantaily over the years would highly recommend it - could not fault it

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The West Cork Hotel
Address: Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Skibbereen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Skibbereen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — The West Cork Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taking full advantage of the peaceful River Ilen views, The West Cork Hotel offers the best of both worlds – tranquility 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. 34 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! ... more   less 
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West Cork Skibbereen
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