Fodor's Expert Review Bantry House

N71, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland Fodor's Choice

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 over the famous garden. These are not the biggest nor the stateliest of stately home guest bedrooms, but the ambience is truly memorable and they are luxurious, with embroidered silk drapes, underfloor heating, and modern bathrooms. The vistas across the bay from the colonnaded terrace as the sun goes down will be long remembered (especially if you are blessed with a moonlit night). Book afternoon tea in the library, retire to the billiards room, or ask about a private guided tour.

PROS

  • a genuine heritage experience
  • unique location amid lovely gardens
  • underfloor heating and modern bathrooms

CONS

  • a longish walk (or a short drive) into town
  • worth the premium only if you are into history and heritage
  • no public bar or coffee shop on-site after gardens close

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Quiet
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-50047

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms

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