I stayed here with my 70+ year old mother and we were pleasantly surprised, having read some quite negative reviews.
The hotel is set on a hill in beautiful, well maintained grounds overlooking the bay and the mountains. There's no better way to start your day than eating breakfast in the restaurant taking in the view. Unlimited car parking which isn't the case if you stay in a hotel in the centre of town.
The pool and sauna facilities are fantastic and free! All the hotel staff are friendly and happy to help.
The bar food is excellent, the food comes from the same kitchen/chef as their restaurant and we didn't feel the need to venture into town in the 3 nights we stayed as there were so many delicious dishes to choose from.
The room/furniture was a little dated but very clean and what you would expect from a country hotel. The maid came in every day and was happy to come back on 2 occassions when we were a little slow moving.
The lift was interesting as it only goes up one floor so bear this in mind if you have mobility problems. However, it was worth climbing the extra flight of stairs even though one of us is on the waiting list for a knee replacement as that's where the best rooms are.
I would definitely stay there again. I hope whoever buys the Westlodge doesn't make too many changes, including the staff as we had a memorable trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westlodge Hotel & Estate is set on 25 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with intertidal pond, home to our ducks, we have nature trails, waterfalls, bridges & wooded walks to explore & enjoy. With superb relaxation and leisure centre & massage treatment rooms, we assure you a truly relaxing break. The Mighty Ducks Children's Club entertains our younger guests during school holidays with sports, games, planting, nature walks & feeding the ducks. Our longstanding reputation & commitment to serving locally produced food specialising in locally caught fish is guaranteed to delight every palette. West Cork awaits you at Westlodge.Something for Everyone at Westlodge.... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westlodge Hotel Bantry