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Barleycove Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Goleen
Cork
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Exactly what you want...”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a relaxing easygoing weekend in West Cork and that's exactly what we got. The Hotel is perfectly located being only a short stroll to the amazing beach in Barleycove. We had an amazing view from our Bedroom. Mark and his staff could not have been more helpful and their easygoing vibe makes it all a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The rooms are grand and just what you need for here. The only criticism I would have it they could do with better Curtains as the Sun was shining bright every morning from 5:30 but hey that's not a bad complaint.

All in all a great stay for great value.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Barleycove beach hotel is such a great boutique hotel. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere - this matches the location and overall surroundings. Literally on the beach, the views and scenery are breathtaking. Breakfast on the terrace looking out on the Atlantic Ocean was second to none - freshly cooked to order and just perfect. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will definitely be returning for a longer stay soon!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We've been to Barleycove Hotel twice in the past two years, and each time are amazed by how friendly and relaxed the staff are - it feels like staying with friends who have an enormous house and are really good cooks! Also the beach is right on your doorstep and the views from the hotel are the best I've seen anywhere. Nicest experience we've ever had in a hotel, I can't wait to go back. Seems to suit everyone too - the chilled atmosphere meant kids didn't get in the way and everybody seemed really happy. Love it!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view! Think they all are though.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Kathy D
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cork
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Full credit to the staff at barleycove, hotel has been transformed, new decor and the food is fantastic, superbly presented, tasty and great value. All head to barleycove for a modern friendly experience with a loacation that cant be beaten.

  • Stayed June 2013
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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Came for dinner on bank holiday Sunday in June. The place was absolutely packed out the doors! Knowing that every place in the area would also be busy decided to wait.

The staff was running but still smiling! I had the fish and chips (Definately fresh, not frozen) and my friend had chicken gougons (also fresh!). Definately worth the wait.

Will be back many times this summer!

  • Stayed June 2013
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1 Thank Sherrigoleen
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ireland
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Have been visiting Barleycove for just over 23 years now, and I always wonder why there was never a proper job done of managing this hotel. Despite the good reviews of the place I think it is just so hit and miss.
We went for lunch last summer and it took nearly 2 hours for 5 lunches which were just not up to standard. Some of the food can be good but the place is not clean (I am not commenting on the kitchen because I don’t know what that is like, Im sure it’s fine, just the restaurant area). There is always a lingering smell of stale food. People say off to the hotel for dinner, and its such a shame the reviews are always the same ‘the jokey tone of…ah you know yourself it was grand’. With the amount of people in Crookhaven and holiday homes this place should be jointed every night, and I think that management need to take more seriously the fact it is not. The fish is frozen………………..ENOUGH SAID.
The staff are grossly untrained and seem to spend the nights having a good time, nothing wrong with that... it just doesn’t make for good service the next day! The possibilities with this hotel are just endless and I mean ENDLESS....The place has gone shabby including the bedrooms which are just not clean. All it needs is a spruce up, some good staff or strict rules! And to be run like a business as opposed to a holiday camp for the staff.

It really has the potential to be Irelands greatest gem and could become one of the most renowned hotels in the country solely down to its location and spectacular views.......It should be booked out for weddings and events 365 but sadly this is not the case and will never be unless it is looked after and run properly. I do believe the guys running it have the ability however it is just not being put into play.

Maybe this year will be different and it will be run like it should be. I live in hope.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank katie8484
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Thank you to hotel managers Mark Daunt and Sean Madden. We dreamed of a cherished, seaside, civil wedding surrounded by our family and friends, in a welcoming, beautifully located hotel and that's exactly what Mark and Sean provided us with, at the Barleycove Beach Hotel. Having previously stayed at the hotel from time to time, we trusted that we could invite our guests to a wedding here and know that they would be well looked after. As well as arranging the sun to shine for us all week long :) , they and their friendly, professional team of staff offered us and all our guests, a warm welcome, delicious meals along with luxuriant, clean and comfortable accommodation. There is something here for everyone. The hotel is nestled in spectacular landscape where the ocean meets the mountains, on Mizen Head. It's gorgeous location is matched in the hotel decor and the accommodation, hotel rooms and apartments, overlook this stunning vista. We said "I do" here and it was the greatest of all days.

Room Tip: Relax and enjoy because the accommodation is second to none for comfort and cleanliness.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Barleycove Beach Hotel

Property: Barleycove Beach Hotel
Address: Co. Cork | near Mizen Head, Goleen, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Goleen
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Goleen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barley Cove Beach Hotel has undergone a complete refurbishment along with new construction of our 120 seat function room.Nearby, there's pony trekking, bird watching and sea angling and the spectacular local scenery includes the 400-foot cliffs of Mizen Head, only 4 km from the hotel. Barleycove Beach Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the dramatic coastline of West Cork. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Barleycove Beach Goleen
Barleycove Beach Hotel Ireland/Goleen, County Cork

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