THE BANTRY BAY - Updated 2021 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Ireland) - Tripadvisor

The Bantry Bay

Wolfe Tone Square Bantry, West Cork, Bantry P75 HN53 Ireland
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#5 of 6 hotels in Bantry
Visit The Bantry Bay on Wolfe Tone Square and enjoy the great atmosphere in our bar, restaurant, and nightclub. At the Bantry Bay, you're just a moment's walk from the famous Bantry harbour, local shops and restaurants, and Bantry House. There's a warm welcome to be found here for anyone looking to enjoy fresh local food, great company, and - of course - a warm Irish welcome. The Bantry Bay - formerly O'Callaghan's Hotel - has been a favourite for West Cork's locals and tourists for decades. Whether you're enjoying our hospitality with friends in our traditional Irish pub, listening to local musicians, hosting a celebration to remember in the function room, or enjoying a night out in the WILD nightclub, you'll have a wonderful time right here in the heart of Bantry. Start planning your visit to our beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way! All rooms are currently under renovation and will be open for July 2016
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Canoeing offsite
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Kids' meals
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
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Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Seasonal_Seasoners wrote a review Aug 2021
ireland97 contributions43 helpful votes
This place used to do some great food. Menu is limited but went for roast chicken. €14- not the best value. The chicken itself was large, but it hbeen caught in places and a little dry. Mash was lovely. Carrots well over done. Swede somehow diffenent pieces both under and over done. Gravy a little salty. However, the bigest sin of all was the stuffing, which had been turned over in an attempt to hid just how badly it had been burnt. It should never have been sent out. Service excellent, but will be a long time if ever before returning. Much better value and quality elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Mike Naughton wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Recently stayed here . Only down side is the bedrooms really need to be updated. On the plus , the staff are first class. Very pleasant in any dealings we had with them in reception, bar or restaurant. Very courtesy and nothing was too much to ask . Food in restaurant was exceptional all during our stay. All in all very happy with this establishment.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MagicJohnsson wrote a review Jul 2021
Limerick, Ireland125 contributions73 helpful votes
We only used the restaurant. The service was okay though the young waiter ignored us a bit but the waitress made up for it. I had the risotto and it was good (not delicious, just good). My wife had the fish and chips and she didn't like it very much. Overall I recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sean G wrote a review Sep 2020
Bray, Ireland25 contributions57 helpful votes
Hi just returned home from the Maritine we stayed for 3 nights,in this time of worry and fear we were quickly put at ease, the staff at the hotel are trained to a high level of care and duty we both felt safe right from the start, a credit to the owners, always a reassuring smile. The hotel is spectacularly clean the breakfast and evening meals are amazing and plentyful, well done The Maritine and well done Bantry
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Happychap103 wrote a review Nov 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom298 contributions115 helpful votes
We had stayed in a room-only building so ate here for our 3 day stay, great find ! The staff were really friendly , beer well kept , and the bar meals properly cooked by a real live chef .My plate of local mussels were outstanding whilst others dined on roast belly pork with black pudding mash .Super
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Jeff L wrote a tip Aug 2018
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom6 contributions
"Go elsewhere"
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paulwarno wrote a tip Jul 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
"Review written for Mr John O’Driscoll who recently stayed at the hotel for 5 nights"
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maggie p wrote a tip Jul 2017
8 contributions2 helpful votes
"rooms at the front are brighter and don't smell of food cooking"
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Roma D wrote a tip Jul 2017
London, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
"I did not stay in the Hotel just used the Restaurant"
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Kilkenny, Ireland6 contributions7 helpful votes
"Don't take the triple room at the back"
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$87 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bantry Bay
Which popular attractions are close to The Bantry Bay?
Nearby attractions include Albatross Escape Rooms (0.06 miles), Ma Murphy's Bar (0.1 miles), and The Quay's Bar (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bantry Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at The Bantry Bay?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bantry Bay?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bantry Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fish Kitchen, Organico Cafe, and Box of Frogs.
Is The Bantry Bay located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bantry.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bantry Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (9.6 miles).