West Cork Hotel

Country: Ireland
City: Cork
Hotel Star Rating: 3 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

Established in 1902, the Hotel was owned and operated by the Murphy family for 104 years. In 2006, it was acquired by Skibbereen residents Tim and Marion Looney who have pledged to continue the Hotels ethos of old fashioned hospitality, and value.

Area Description

An ideal base for those wishing to explore what is, arguably, Ireland's most scenic and unspoilt coastline.

Travel Description

Ilen Street, West Cork Hotel is on your right, car park entrance is on right just after hotel.

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Things To Do In The Area
  • Shopping
  • Live music venues
  • Boat trips
  • Walking trails
  • Local sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Hill walking
  • River fishing
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Go to the beach
  • Lakes
  • Sea fishing
  • Local restaurants
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Dry cleaning on request
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • LCD projector
Hotel Business Centre
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Sky sports available in bar

Reviews for `WEST CORK HOTEL`

Sandra scored 3 / 5 on 08/04/2024

There was renovation works going on during our stay ...I think we should have been notified before hand ...the room we booked was far to noisy so we asked to be moved to the other side of the hotel that wasnt a problem but you could still hear the works going on .There is not a whole lot to do in the town of Skibereen...but anywhere we did go the people were very welcoming .

Bridie scored 5 / 5 on 07/04/2024

Lovely hotel food excellent staff friendly and helpful hotel is great location for travelling around West Cork would definitely recommend it and will stay again

Jennette scored 5 / 5 on 23/03/2024

Lovely hotel, warm and welcoming staff. Food lovely perfect location. Would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel.

Joan scored 5 / 5 on 20/01/2024

Very comfortable room, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely food, great value ????

Clare scored 5 / 5 on 09/01/2024

Went to the west cork hotel with my husband for women's little Christmas, while the hotel is quite old it is meticulously clean and decor throughout is perfect and is in keeping with the hotel. The bedroom was totally adequate and the bed very comfortable, shower and bathroom were spotless and having the towels on a heating rack added to the comfort. Breakfast had an excellent selection and all the staff were polite and helpful. Will definitely be back again very soon. Thank you.... Q

Margaret scored 4 / 5 on 09/12/2023

Beautifully cost retreat in stormy December. Lovely staff and fantastic location in the middle of the town. We were there to attend a family funeral. A fleeting visit and a serious occasion so we were all the more appreciative of the warmth of your hospitality. One note for improvement - for all venues - please consider offering veg based spread instead/ along with heart clogging butter. Thanks for a great experience and looking forward to our next stay

Deirdre scored 4 / 5 on 20/07/2023

As usual a great stay with exceptional friendly staff and great food

Deirdre scored 4 / 5 on 19/07/2023

As usual a great stay with exceptional friendly staff and great food

Andrew scored 3 / 5 on 06/07/2023

Great hotel, overlooking the bridge and river Ilen, good food. Quite central to a lot of places. Had an issue with our room which was dealt with very satisfactorily. Will definitely return.

Thomas scored 3 / 5 on 06/04/2023

They are very nice everything went well

James scored 4 / 5 on 03/12/2022

Really enjoyed our stay.The staff were very made us fell at home, will visit again.

John scored 5 / 5 on 26/09/2022

This is a lovely hotel, and a great location to explore West Cork. Rooms are comfortable and clean. The restaurant and bar are excellent, breakfast great selection and good choice for evening meals. The staff really stand out and are a credit to their employers and the hotel they represent. We are really thankfull to the hotel and staff for making our stay so enjoyable JB

Jeanne scored 4 / 5 on 28/08/2022

Lovely hotel, central location, very friendly staff, comfortable clean bedroom with ensuite. Delicious breakfast.

Shirley scored 3 / 5 on 31/07/2022

Enjoyable stay. Comfortable quiet room as requested. Friendly staff. Delicious breakfast. Have already booked a return visit. Would recommend this hotel.

Dean scored 3 / 5 on 30/07/2022

A nice hotel that has its own personal homely charm. Staff are very accommodating and friendly. Rooms are clean, breakfast was very good with several options including vegan alternative. I had dinner on 2 of the nights and also very good. A perfect base to explore West Cork.

Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2022

Great hotel for a bargain break, food lovely, staff extremely helpful. Location great.

Paul scored 3 / 5 on 15/06/2022

Another fabulous break away in the lovely west cork hotel form start to finish the food is excellent and all the staff are so helpful couldn't but not recommend this hotel enough especially Joan the lady behind the bar she is absolutely a gem what a lovely person she made our stay so enjoyable thanks again Joan regards paul Manning

Rose scored 4 / 5 on 15/06/2022

Great value. Very Pleased with food service etc. Room very large at back of hotel. Bed not very comfortable as two mattresses pushed together.

Jim scored 4 / 5 on 05/06/2022

Very friendly staff, room with a river view, good breakfast, great location in Town

Jim scored 4 / 5 on 04/06/2022

Very friendly staff, spotless room , nice food and a great location in the Town ????????????

Joan scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2022

Very comfortable room, very friendly and helpful staff, lovely food, great value ????

Richard scored 5 / 5 on 13/04/2022

The West Cork hotel is a find, absolutely brilliant Staff, brilliant food and excellent rooms etc. Will definitely be back to this gem ,I just can't praise it enough, Thanks to all.

Michael scored 3 / 5 on 20/03/2022

Staff very friendly Breakfast was very good Enjoyed our stay

Audrey scored 5 / 5 on 15/03/2022

Staff were extremely nice and the food was lovely

Veronica scored 5 / 5 on 18/01/2022

Was a lovely hotel a night away for my birthday and upgraded our room with a balcony,staff very nice and helpful will be going back again.

Bryan scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2021

My wife and I stayed in the stunning West Cork Hotel for our 10yr wedding anniversary last weekend. What an amazing hotel. Firstly, a mention for the staff. Warm, friendly and incredibly accommodating. Great people running a great hotel. The food is exceptional, great value and incredibly tasty. The location is ideal also, walking distance to everything Skibb has to offer. I absolutely cannot recommend this hotel any higher. You will have an amazing stay, and will be completely refreshed.

Liam scored 5 / 5 on 06/10/2021

Lovely stay, no issues. Had a lovely dinner in the Snug. Room very nice and comfy with all the usual amenities. Would definitely stay here again when next in West Cork to where we are regular visitors.

Ddcork scored 5 / 5 on 24/02/2017

Fantastic laid back atmosphere. Staff couldn't have been nicer and the food was superb. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Great location.

M&m scored 1 / 5 on 05/03/2015

A really friendly & relaxing hotel. Food is always wonderful. Looking forward to returning in the future.

Vivienne scored 1 / 5 on 07/11/2013

Very disappointing indeed. We actually refused the room we were allocated as, in our view, it was a single room. The room was so small that we could not pass each other walking normally round the double bed. There was only one chair between the two of us, the wardrobe was so small and in such a tight space that a door could not be fitted, sliding or otherwise. The bathroom had no toilet roll holder just the holes in the wall where one should be and a pile of toilet rolls on top of the cistern. One of the lamps did not work and we had a splendid view of a rusting box-girder bridge from the window. When I complained we were offered other rooms to look at, we declined because we could not understand why we were allocated this poor room in the first place if other accommodation was available in accordance with, what we would understand to be modern rather than out-dated hotel practice. In our view the environs of the hotel were grim and the interior dingy. Looking at the web-site of this hotel our expectations were rather dashed. The only good outcome was that they had the grace not to charge us. We managed to acquire alternative accommodation at the Celtic Ross Hotel up the road, that hotel had the same star rating but in our view there was a world of difference. We had a previous deal from you that was superb value with great accommodation and this bad experience will not put us off booking another with Lidl Breaks, However we will never go back to the West Cork Hotel or recommend it to anyone.

Cork scored 5 / 5 on 07/10/2013

perfectly pitched customer service, very friendly without being fake or put-on. A rare commodity these days. Would definitely stay again. Food was exceptionally good. all in all, a great place to stay, And a perfect spot from which to explore west Cork

Android scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2013

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Aoife scored 5 / 5 on 17/05/2013

I am writing this review of The West Cork Hotel to highlight my experience. I recently travelled to the hotel with my own with a baby. After booking from Lidl breaks I contacted the hotel in advance to request a suitable room (even though we had an ‘offer’) the hotel obliged and provided us with a wheelchair friendly family room. It was fantastic not having to manage steps/opening/closing doors etc. The hotel staff are amazingly helpful, courteous and friendly. They could not have possibly been more obliging –our every need was catered for. Food in The West Cork Hotel is simply fantastic. Breakfast is served. The hotel celebrates local produce. I have no hesitation in recommending The West Cork Hotel- our stay there was too short!! Thanks to everybody that assisted us it was greatly appreciated.

Gh scored 5 / 5 on 14/05/2013

Lovely stay - nice clean room, beautiful setting, very friendly and helpful staff, and wonderful restaurant. Reasonably priced too - definitely recommend!

Eamonn scored 5 / 5 on 12/03/2013

Had an absolutely incredible stay here over a wet, rainy weekend. Can honestly say that the staff are some of the friendliest I've experienced and my girlfriend remarked that at times it almost felt like you were in someones home they were so warm and helpful. The food was delicious, with the freshly cooked breakfasts and a huge range of lovely breads and extras served until 12 a real highlight. We left this hotel sure that we'd one day come back and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Good value doesn't go nearly far enough to describe it.

John scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2012

Room a tad small, but the hotel is beautiful, very centrally located and the food is top notch. Staff are also very helpful...highly recommend.

Gus scored 5 / 5 on 27/07/2012

we stayed for 3 nights in the west cork hotel in skibbereen. we found the accommodation was first class, the food in the restaurant was excellent, and the staff were brilliant. great value. will definelty stay again.

Paul scored 4 / 5 on 06/06/2012

Excellent service, Excellent staff and Excellent value for money Many Thanks Paul & Alexandra Shanahan

Rich& scored 4 / 5 on 18/10/2011

stayed at the west cork hotel for 3 nights we had a lovely time the staff were so friendly and helpfull the hotel room was very clean and the bed comfortable our room had a lovely view of the river check out the food you wll be more than pleased with the specials for dinner would highly recommend a stay in this hotel rich& liz wex

Trish scored 5 / 5 on 13/07/2011

This Hotel was great, the staff were very friendly & helpful. Food was A1. We would definitely go back again for another break very soon & recommend to my friends & family. My one complaint was that there was no lifts in the section off the Hotel we stayed in and we are Oap"s. Had a great weekend over all look forward too are next stay

Eileen scored 5 / 5 on 07/07/2011

i found the hotel excellent, great value food and lovely clean rooms. would return again- dublin retired couple

Geraldine scored 4 / 5 on 05/07/2011

Lovely hotel, in the hearth of Skibbereen. Great food - breakfast until 12.00, Great food and great variity in the restaurant from fresh fish to pizza - look out for special each night main meal and drink. Would recommend hotel. Staff very friendly Ger - Dublin

Corkrebel scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2011

Stayed at the West Cork Hotel in June. Had a great time there. The hotel is in the town and has a good parking area. The food was out of this world and the bar had good music the night I was there. Staff were very friendly. Skibb itself is near some great places such as Baltimore just a 10 mile drive away.

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 27/03/2011

A charming friendly hotel. Our room had a River view.The beds were really comfortable, and the staff took the "extra " effort which made us feel so welcome [freshly baked gluten free bread for me, and advice on texting for my companion! ] The meals were excellent, and Skibbereen sparkled in the sunshine. Fantastic value, and a welcome break. Thank you

Dee scored 5 / 5 on 13/03/2011

We had a fantastic stay in The West Cork Hotel. I stayed with my three sisters. The rooms were superbe and well sized. The staff could not have been nicer. The food was beautiful and there was a good variety each night. The food was also well priced. I would have no hesitation in recomending this hotel to anyone. I was very happy with the price, it was excellent value for money and will be deffenatly using Lidl Breaks again.

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