Travel Blogs from Bantry
... both ways and Doug secured the table in the window for the evening. We continued on to the Eagle Point campsite at Ballylickey and had the most magnificent pitch over-looking Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. We had about an hour to get ready and then Chris and Doug joined us to sample my Birthday bottle of Bucks Fizz, courtesy of Russ and Anna. Thanks guys it was scrummy! The taxi arrived early and we got down to the restaurant in record time ...
... It lead us down a paved road, then a dirt road past some houses and finally into a field. We had to climb over the farmers fence (a ladder was provided) and a sign warned us to mind the cattle-leave only but footprints. It was the most random path but we enjoyed walking through the fields that had the ocean to our left and mountains to our right. We finally came out to the main road that would take us back to town, but we weren't ready so we headed back the way ...
... in a long while. Although a bit chilly, since I wore a scarf and gloves I felt comfortable. Peaceful. It was lovely.
We neared 2pm, the start time for the mega dance competition, so we headed off to the event center, but not before a coffee stop. We found a place down an alley with a big sign reading, “CAKE?” so naturally I went in. Found out it was a pay as you wish shop. I got coffee, sat down in the lovely sun, and took a ...
... Pass, just great with scenery and tunnels, and I'm astounded that I have never come across mention of it in travel books and forums.
Dinner back on the Quay in Bantry (four restaurants right in a row so if you are there long enough you can eat your way down the street). This time it was The Brick Oven. We went international with one Chicken with Linguini, one Quesadilla, one Pizza and one order of Prawns. Cheesecake for dessert.
... the toilet worked (complete with guy wiping ass)- I just had to get a picture of it. It's too damned funny. It hailed on us on the way back to the hostel. We're getting used to this, I swear. It'll be sunny, overcast, sunny, overcast, raining, sunny, hailing, raining, overcast, sunny- it's all so schizophrenic here since the clouds move so fast in the sky. Last night was a lot of fun. We cooked dinner with our roomies in the hostel again, and drank the entire time ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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 .