Garryvoe Hotel

Ballycotton BayCastlemartyrIreland
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About Garryvoe Hotel

In a wonderful position right on the beach, the Garryvoe Hotel Hotel is a modern family-run establishment with historical roots offering luxury accommodation and traditional Irish hospitality.

The rooms and suites are exceptionally spacious, and are furnished and decorated to a very high standard. Each features en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV with satellite channels and tea/coffee stations.

Garryvoe Hotel is well known for its health club, which features gorgeous indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and much more. There are also meeting and conference rooms available for any sized function.

The Samphire Restaurant serves top quality Irish cuisine in an elegant setting, while the Lighthouse Bistro is a more casual option. Both take enormous pride is sourcing only the very best local ingredients they can lay their hands on.

The beach out front is relatively wild, and is the perfect location for contemplative walks. Cork itself is about 23 miles to the west.

Contact

Ballycotton Bay, Castlemartyr, Ireland
Telephone: +353(21)4646718 | Fax: +353(21)4646824 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Top quality food throughout

Without a doubt it was the quality of the food coming out of the kitchens at Garryvoe that most impressed guests. While all meals were described as excellent, the dinner at Samphire seemed to receive the most praise. The food was said to be of extremely high quality, and presented in a way that only enhanced the dining experience.

Impressive and extensive heath centre

Like many hotels in Ireland, the Garryvoe has a health centre attached to it. Guests get free access, and were unanimous in saying that it was extremely well equipped. While they enjoyed all the facilities, it seems that it was the gorgeous indoor pool that most impressed them.

Great spot overlooking the beach

It seems that guests really appreciated being close to the beach. While there is a road between the hotel and beach, there were direct views from the beach facing rooms. All loved the views over the wild beach, while the more energetic found it a lovely place to walk and absorb the atmosphere.

Negative Reviews

No in-room fridge

While not often mentioned, it was pointed out that the rooms, while otherwise very well appointed, contained no minibar. Guests found this omission inexplicable and would have appreciated the ability to keep a drink or fresh milk nicely chilled.

Garryvoe a bit too quiet

While many guests loved the peace and quiet of the little town, this tranquillity naturally did not suit all guests. Those who were looking for a lively nightlife, for example, were very sorely disappointed.

Cave Bar needs an update

Curiously, there were a number of guests who specifically mentioned this bar as being very dated, and in serious need of a full revamp. The rest of the hotel was very stylish and they felt this bar let it down.

Rating Overview

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9.4 /10
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    9.0 /10
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    8.6 /10
9.4 out of 10 based on 1329 reviews