Glengarriff Eccles

Harbour, Glengarriff, Co. Cork, Ireland

Fronted by a massive wrought-iron balcony, this stately landmark has looked out over the calm water of Glengarriff's harbor since before the Victorian novelist William Thackeray passed through. If you want a harbor view, ask when booking, as they are the first to go. The pretty building is surrounded by greenery, making this a lovely and idyllic spot. Inside, guest rooms are elegantly designed, with large mahogany headboards, tartan blankets on white comforters, and flat-screen TVs, the one concession to the modern age. The public areas are also traditional in style, with lots of dark woods and deep-red upholstery. A busy passing trade and child-friendly staff bring the place alive.

PROS

  • water's edge location
  • great sense of history
  • locals use the bar

CONS

  • five-minute walk from village
  • a bit eerie when not busy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Views
Casual
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-63003

HOTEL DETAILS

66 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.Breakfast

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