We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Home from home”
Review of O'Donovan's Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
O'Donovan's Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

I have been going here for the last twenty years and I can honestly say there is no place that has better value its prices like itself remain static for years even through the boom times

The rooms are spacious and very clean the food is excellent and the porter is great . Just in case you don't like hotel bars Tom has this covered as well with the excellent Teach Beag where the crack is mighty Now after that if your feeling young after the porter you can go clubbing with your Zimmer frame and again the clientele and staff are top class Tom and Bina run this gem of a spot and seem to be always around I don't think Tom sleeps at all do you Tom? all in all we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who decides to stop here .If you do its very likely that you will be coming for many years to come

Room Tip: People complain about disco noise my advice is Drink loads of porter in Teach Beag and you wont hea...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank cocktailsfor2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    88
    53
    11
    11
    11
See reviews for
31
48
23
12
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Navan, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stayed in O'Donovans for two nights over Christmas while visiting friends in Clon. It is truly a magnificent experience. The hotel is run by friendly and accommodating staff who go out of their way to ensure a memorable stay.
All rooms have guest wifi access. The hotel is child friendly and the breakfasts are superb.
You could spend a day wandering around the hotel looking at the historic photographs.

I am looking forward to our next visit already

Room Tip: rooms to the front of the hotel are perfect
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Finny O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Got to spend 2 nights there from the 8th October and it was 2 excellent nights! One because the room was lovely, had everything you'd want in it, and i got a fine sleep, the second cause the place is Fantastic, The structure of the Hotel, and layout, to Very friendly and accommading staff everyone of them! Facilities also were pretty awesome,The Bars and outback smoking area, with another seperate small bar which felt very cool to be enjoying fine beers in.
Definetly a place worth checking up and staying if in clonakilty or cork, fine bedding and breakfast with a good selection of beers and enjoyable music every night :D

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Gerard B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Travelled from Rotterdam with 18 colleagues. Proper old school hotel, very atmospheric old world charm with all mod cons you could want.
Staff were great, naturally friendly and the owner Tom treated us like old friends.
Don't make any plans for after breakfast, it's delicious and massive and you may need to rest up for a while after it
Paddy Ryan

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank YOungJack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We had a staff outing from Holland to West Cork and O'Donovan's hotel was our hotel. They treated us like 5 star guests. Going to Ireland you expect warm friendly people and This hotel surely delivered. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Richard

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Richard H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I could not complain about one thing. The hotel was central with this wonderful and romantic charm, the staff could not have been any more accommodating, the Irish breakfasts were delicious (and I'm Irish so I am hard to please on this matter). Not to mention, I slept wonderfully. What more could one ask for from a hotel? I will certainly return.
P.S. Clonakilty rocks.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Katie B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
devon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We are a couple of musicians from Devon that were looking for the "real" Ireland experience. We were certainly not disappointed.
We stayed here for 7 nights and it really was superb.
If you are looking for the 5 star Holiday Inn type place this is not for you but if you want a very homely hotel with extremely friendly owners and staff, very warm atmosphere, great food, great service all round and lovely rooms, this is the place.
Thanks to all you guys for a great time.
Pete & Tony

Room Tip: If you smoke request a balcony room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank colliebonkers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clonakilty
0.1 mi away
The Emmet Hotel
The Emmet Hotel
#7 of 8 in Clonakilty
146 reviews
0.5 mi away
Quality Hotel And Leisure Centre
2.5 mi away
Dunmore House Hotel
Dunmore House Hotel
#3 of 8 in Clonakilty
405 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Fernhill House Hotel
Fernhill House Hotel
#1 of 8 in Clonakilty
382 reviews
2.2 mi away
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
6.8 mi away
Celtic Ross Hotel
Celtic Ross Hotel
#1 of 1 in Rosscarbery
703 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to O'Donovan's Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about O'Donovan's Hotel

Property: O'Donovan's Hotel
Address: Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Clonakilty
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Clonakilty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — O'Donovan's Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, 5viajes2012 S.L., Odigeo, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your O'Donovan's Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
o Donovans Hotel Clonakilty

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing