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Blarney Castle Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • ideal touring base
  • good alternative to Cork City (5 miles)
  • restaurant on premises
  • no smoking throughout

    Cons

  • bar can get busy on Sunday night
  • some rooms overlook car park and yard

Blarney Castle Hotel Review

Set on the village green only a minute's walk from the famed castle, this 1837 hotel occupies a traditional gabled building—guest rooms are on two stories above the bar, and five of them have views of the green. A gas fire welcomes you into the reception area—just ring the brass bell to summon service. The decor is restrained and color-coordinated, with mahogany furniture and brass light fixtures. Bathrooms have a striking black-and-white color scheme, and are small but fitted with power showers. Antiques dot the corridors, and there is a quiet residents' lounge on the first floor. Locals crowd into both the bar (which has traditional music on Tuesday and Sunday and also serves food) and the Lemon Tree Restaurant.

    Hotel Details

  • 13 rooms.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2013

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