The Maritime Hotel

The Quay, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

A legacy of Ireland's boom years, this gleaming, modern, waterfront hotel recalls times when building budgets were lavish, and it's a superstylish addition to the town, with leisure facilities that make it a good all-weather touring base. Book a suite (with kitchen) if you're traveling in company. Most rooms have breathtaking views of Bantry Bay and its spectacular sunsets, some have balconies, and all are spacious with huge, pillow-strewn beds, padded headboards, shimmeringly chic fabrics, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bigger-than-average bathrooms. The large pool, sauna, and steam room are state-of-the-art, and a boon in bad weather. All public salons are spacious and strikingly designed, and understandably this place is very popular with the locals.

PROS

  • great location
  • high comfort levels
  • top value for medium-range rates

CONS

  • long, dimly lit internal corridors
  • some rooms accessible only via two elevators

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-54700

HOTEL DETAILS

76 rooms, 34 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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