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Bantry House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a genuine heritage experience
  • unique location
  • friendly, helpful hosts
  • not as pricey as you'd think

    Cons

  • a longish walk (or a short drive) into town
  • worth the premium only if you are into history and heritage

Bantry House Review

When the day-trippers leave, you can play lord and lady of this celebrated manor for the night, thanks to six guest bedrooms. Set in a self-contained wing off a long corridor with views of the south-facing garden and its famous stone terraces linked by the Hundred Steps, these are not the biggest nor the stateliest of stately-home guest bedrooms, but the ambience is truly memorable. The vistas across Bantry Bay as the sun goes down over the water will be long remembered (especially if you are blessed with a moonlit night). The smallish rooms are luxuriously appointed, with embroidered silk curtains and under-floor heating in the recently renovated bathrooms. Breakfast is in a large basement room, prettily decked out in gingham.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-26-2013

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