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Cork
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

On our way to dinner, we passed the Bantry Bay bar. They had a cocktail menu out front. We decided to try it out, as we had plenty of time. The one we wanted, Long Island Iced Tea, was not listed, but the Barman said he would make the for us.... and he did... All I can say is, we... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great food served here. The staff are excellent friendly and efficient. Malachy is an really outstanding guy.Would likely recommend eating in this spot.central location in the heart of this busy market town

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Perth, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited for a very early evening meal. The guy who served us was very friendly and worked like a Trojan taking food orders, serving drinks and booking in guests who were staying the night. Very impressive. The cider he recommended was excellent. The food we had was very tasty and well presented. The menu isn't large but there's enough... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed there for 2 nights and I have to say it was very poor We booked a triple room which was tiny It was clean and plenty of towels and toiletries pThe shower had Luke warm water that was when it wasn't cold The water pressure was only a trickle and if someone else used the shower it was... More 

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Thank marynolan18656
Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

As a couple we ate here on July 31 st.The place was very busy and we were lucky to get a table.The waitress was pleasant but struggled as the other two staff stayed behind the bar .Our table was not cleaned on being vacated by the previous diners and the wait for our order to be brought to us was... More 

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Thank maryptomahony
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off showing someone special west cork. Had the mussels and a Murphy' s each. Just stunning as far as the quality of west corks food goes this is right up there. Great value for money too. The biggest bonus though was the service. Very friendly and at tentative without being over the top. Could not recommend higher in every... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch time in heavy rain in the lovely Bantry. Sucking in and checking the wallet I took the six of us into The bar of the hotel for some food Top fodder, excellent children's menu that included mussels for my 9 year old, great burgers for the older lads Lovely atmosphere and a couple of Murphy's later the weather was... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only had food in bar area, (didn't use the hotel) Family of 4, (2 adults 2 teens) Stayed for roast lamb and veg for our dinner, Nice food, friendly and very helpful staff, Very good prices for amount of food. Big thumbs up

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Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a family of 2 adults 2 teens and a 9 yr old. We are picky eaters so finding a place to suit everyone is not easy. Service was excellent, the food was really nice. Excellent value and would recommend if you are in bantry. A little small so can be busy but well worth the visit

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2 Thank chris m
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here the other day with friends and I couldn't fault the food. I had fish and chips and a half portion of mussles. It was outstanding. Needless to say we all had clean plates afterwards. Would definitely be back

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Visit The Bantry Bay on Wolfe Tone Square and enjoy the great atmosphere in our bar, restaurant, and nightclub. At the Bantry Bay, you're just a moment's walk from the famous Bantry harbour, local shops and restaurants, and Bantry House. There's a warm welcome to be found here for anyone looking to enjoy fresh local food, great company, and - of course - a warm Irish welcome. The Bantry Bay - formerly O'Callaghan's Hotel - has been a favourite for West Cork's locals and tourists for decades. Whether you're enjoying our hospitality with friends in our traditional Irish pub, listening to local musicians, hosting a celebration to remember in the function room, or enjoying a night out in the WILD nightclub, you'll have a wonderful time right here in the heart of Bantry. Start planning your visit to our beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way! All rooms are currently under renovation and will be open for July 2016 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bantry Bay

Address: Wolfe Tone Square | Bantry, West Cork, Bantry, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry
Price Range: $111 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Don't take the triple room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles marynolan18656, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If mobility is an issue there is no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles Banrion2013, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
“As mentioned in other reviews there is no lift so if you have mobility problems request a ground floor room.There is no swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Shoes38, 2 Aug 2013 | Read review
“no elevator .. but carry up of luggage is available”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaJill, 13 May 2013 | Read review
“Choose a room on the 1st or 2nd floor if you have walking difficulties. 3rd floor a bit of a hike but very spacious rooms on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BYoung18, 12 Feb 2013 | Read review
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