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“Disappointing in the extreme”
Review of Bayview

Bayview
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$159
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

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A one night business trip stopover on a Sunday. As this hotel overlooks the fisherman's quay at Ballycotton in East Cork I had expectations of a seafood bonanza...
I arrived after a 3 hour drive from the ferry port at Dun Laoghaire to be told that the restaurant was closed and bar meals ceased at 8pm. A quick look at the bar menu left me completely disheartened as there was no fruits-de-mer anywhere, let alone a plate of fresh oysters! I settled for chicken wings wrapped in chilli dressing. Not a good substitute, but fodder non the less (I was now past the idea of starched linen, steely dry burgundy, soft bread, local butter and an abundance crustacean). I received said chicken wings glowing ochre having obviously being dusted in curry powder. Yuk! Curry powder is no substitute for chilli... They went back and were replaced by a chicken sandwich on medium sliced white which had seen better days. Claggy and uninteresting the sandwich was accompanied by a bowl of tired leaves drenched in vinaigrette and half a cherry tomato. All served by a member of staff who was as disinterested as I had become! I decided to cut my losses and ordered desert - Apple and frangipani tart which was supposedly freshly prepared and required a 20 minute wait. Presumably that was sufficient time for them to run out to Iceland to pick it up. Utter rubbish... Clearly, this is out of character for the establishment as TripAdvisor rates it highly. Perhaps this is a Sunday special? Needless to say if you plan to be there at the weekend, beware! However, every cloud has a silver lining and in this case it was the Murphy's stout which was stunning. Better have another one then...,,

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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This is a really fun cool hotel that is very reasonable compared to others in the area.

the staff are very friendly and it is a great laugh at night.

The rooms have everything you could require and the views are beautiful!

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1  Thank elise1988
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Each plate that comes out of the kitchen is nicer than the next. Unbelievable flavours - if you are a foodie, then this is the place for you. Their fruit scones are made with cornflour and are gorgeously indulgent!

Thank Dubliner41
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Lovely place great service, sitting outside was a dream, weather helped. Lovely treat for your self.

Thank Lynda K
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Once again , we " happened " upon this lovely old hotel snuggled in among the fuschia overlooking a typical Irish harbour. We were very lucky with the weather. The staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and ALL have view over Ballycotton bay. But the dining experience was first class all the way !
We will be back

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Thank mybluvigru
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