Travel Blogs from Bantry
... on Friday night was a nightmare so programmed the gps for kinsale anther seaside spot we had been told was great. What a good decision after lots of stress travelling ate arrived at this gorgeous little place that was a nightmare to drive around as the roads were so narrow eventually stumbled across the White House inn what a fabulous spot we got the last room and a spot at the bar toooo much guiness ad murphy's stout seafood chowder and Irish music fantastic ...
... imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster. Through the Golden Vale to Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. Now's your chance to give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary 'gift of the gab’. You will now realise your Guide has kissed the stone many, many times…Tonight is in the party town of Killarney.
... braved the Healy Pass. Takes some concentration driving but worth every bit. Most spectacular and the statuary and explanatory plaque at the top of the Pass are interesting. Don't miss the "1931" in the cliff face.
From Lauragh we drove north until we found the sign for Gleninchaquin Park. Down a looooong boreen to the point that I was sure I had missed a turnoff and would end up in some farmer's yard, but all of a sudden there ...
... so cold. It was early and hadn’t warmed up yet, but I loved it!!!
Then we had a stop where we had to walk over this park full of wet grass to get a view of the most beautiful mountains. Lots of good photos there.
We then started off on a big drive on the 160 km long drive on the Ring of Kerry. It is a coastal drive and we were on the correct side of the bus for once. Some of the Lakes on the drive were amazing and just breathtaking. Lots of ...
Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoonvarna!
South bound to Cork as quick as we could leave
To meet up for dinner with cousins Bobby & Steve
In toe were Marion, Suzie, Christine, Robert, Roy...the whole clan
The restaurant we went to so incredibly grand
That night was mum's first hostel in 20 years
But that didn't stop us from having to put plugs in our ears
On our last day Marion came at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Maritime Hotel Bantry
Will be nice but still a bit of a building site!
Great location, staff are supper, the most friendly and helpfull people you could find, but the hotel is still under construction in many ways.
Rooms are nice, pretty functional and they look good.
Breakfast was a bit lame, they ran out of pastries!
Problems with the water supply, it tool ages for hot water to come through to the bath / shower, and the preasure was really too low for a hotel.
Just back from a Weekend in Bantry we were only to stay 1 night but the hotel was so luxurious we stayed for a second night. I could not fault this hotel in any way definately the nicest hotel i have ever stayed in and could not believe that it was such good value!!!
The room was very spacious the bed and pillows were so comfortable. The Food in the hotel was so tasty and melt in your mouth. We found the service to be perfect any request we had was immediately dealth with.
I would definately recommend this hotel to all my friends and family it really made our stay in Bantry and will definately go back again sometime in the near future!!
Nice new hotel
This is a nice new hotel,opened only in March 07.Very comfortable rooms ,nice decor and a modern ensuite.Plasma t.v. and a lovely view over the river.The staff were friendly and the service was good.The Ocean rstaurant in the hotel was nice too and the food excellent and reasonably priced.The bar is modern and also serves bar food and a carvery.The hotel also boasts a Gym and Pool.Plenty to see around Bantry and the little towns close by,Ballylickey,Glengarriff and Mizen head.Enjoyed the rest.
We'll be back!!
This was one of the better hotels I have stayed in Ireland, The value and standards are hard to bet. We stayed there in July 2007 for a total of three nights. Then staff could not be more helpful and very welcoming. Its close location to the centre of the town was such a plus. The rooms were spotless and had all the mod cons, views to die for. We'll be back!!!
Great value for your € here, and the location is terrific - with full access to Bantry (close to cinema for a rainy day) and a choice of beautiful locations to visit - in particular Sheep's head.
We have just returned from a 3 night stay in The Maritime Hotel (2 adults and 2 children under 2) and thoroughly enjoyed our break. The hotel is only open 3 months so is not quite finished so there is still some ongoing work. Indeed they were only putting the name sign up when we were there and the car park isn't open yet, which is a bit of a pain as there is limited parking across the road but we got a space each time. There is construction work going on across from the hotel and you could hear this in the morning but it didn't interfere with our stay.
Service & Hotel Amazing
I would also like to defend The Maritme Hotel. I stayed there last week and it was amazing. The Hotel Decor is breath-taking and I found the service impecible. The Food in The Maritme Bar mouth watering and the Leisure Centre relaxing.
The staff were helpful, kind and always smiling.
The reception staff helped us in every way they could by recommended local sites and giving us directions.
Overall it was a fabulous hotel.
Had to write a short piece to defend the Maritime from a previous very harsh review . We recently spent a night in the hotel and would recommend it to anyone as we found it to be of the highest standards throughout . The decor is fabulous , the rooms are splendid , balconies have fabulous view over the harbour (granted there is work ongoing across the road ),breakfast was nice and served with a smile . Overall we really enjoyed our stay and again would highly recommend it .