If you’re in search of the best hotels in Cobh in Cork, you’ve landed in the right place.
And, when it comes to accommodation in Cobh, there’s a nice mix of options with something that should suit most budgets.
Whether you’re looking for luxury or rustic get-away-from-it-all, you’ll find something to tickle your fancy in our Cobh hotels guide below.
Our favourite Cobh hotels and guesthouses
The first section of our guide tackles our favourite Cobh hotels. In this section, you’ll find the historic Commodore Hotel and the beautiful Bella Vista.
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1. The Commodore Hotel
I’d argue that the first of our Cobh hotels, the Commodore, is one of the best hotels in Cork. Presiding over stunning views of Cobh harbour, the Commodore Hotel remains one of Ireland’s oldest (and most gracious) purpose built hotels.
So what’s in store for guests? Spacious rooms go without saying, but their elegant decor and attention to detail allows you to luxuriate in every moment.
Wake up to sea views (perhaps a visiting cruise liner moored just metres from the hotel!) and make use of the tea/coffee-making facilities before tucking into the breakfast buffet.
Return after a day’s exploring (Cobh Heritage Centre and Lusitania Memorial are just a short stroll away) to revel in live music and cocktails in O’Shea’s Bar before sampling the gourmet menu in what is arguably one of the best restaurants in Cobh.
2. The Bella Vista Hotel
The Bella Vista is one of a handful of hotels in Cobh that offer incredible ocean views from the comfort of your room. The beautiful Bella Vista offers the chance to enjoy all the facilities as a hotel guest or in one of the luxury self-catering suites and townhouses in the grounds.
Views from this former historic manor house take in Cobh Cathedral, Spike Island and the bustling harbour. Fifteen ensuite guest rooms provide a high level of pampering with opulent furnishings to provide all the comforts of home.
Start the day with breakfast in the dining room while planning your day’s activities. One look at the menu will convince you to return for dinner in the Oriental Restaurant with take-away option. Now that’s what we call self-catering!
3. Cobh Rooms With a View
Located a handy 600m away from St. Coleman’s Cathedral and a short stroll from some of the best restaurants in Cobh is ‘Cobh Rooms With a View’.
This is one of a handful of guesthouses that could go toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Cobh – just look at the view from the bed above!
If you’re after comfortable accommodation in Cobh where you can soak up sea views from your pillow, this place is worth a look. It’s also pretty reasonable, with a Friday in July coming up at €100.
Excellent guesthouses and hotels in Cobh
In the second section of our guide to the best places to stay and hotels in Cobh, you’ll find a mix of hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes.
There’s only one more hotel in this guide (the WatersEdge) but there are plenty of great guesthouses that punch well above their weight.
1. WatersEdge Hotel
If you’re in search of boutique hotels in Cobh, look no further than the popular WatersEdge hotel. Park in the underground garage and opt for a room with furnished balcony for the best ocean views watching local boats, ferries and cruise ships come and go.
Rooms are furnished with a reassuring mix of modern and antique furniture complemented by ocean-inspired artworks.This comfortable hotel has a welcoming bar and patio as well as a restaurant serving the freshest local seafood.
When location, space and comfort are high a high priority, the WatersEdge accommodation in Cobh is a great shout.
2. Buena Vista
Situated in a location that overlooks St. Coleman’s and the pier, the Buena Vista is a great choice for those looking to stay a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.
Don’t get me wrong – it isn’t miles away from the town centre (they’re about a 20-minute ramble from the Titanic Experience), it’s just far enough out to guarantee a peaceful stay.
If you arrive when the weathers fine, there’s an outdoor seating area that overlooks the harbour – perfect for watching boats of all sizes coming and going.
3. Robin Hill House B&B
Next up is Robin Hill House B&B. This gorgeous little guesthouse is a short, 15-minute walk into the centre of town.
Set in a former 19th centuary rectory, it enjoys stunning harbour views and, going off the incredible reviews, a pleasant stay is a cert.
The rooms at Robin Hill House are bright, finely decorated and homely and the service is as good as you’d get from any of the Cobh Hotels.
4. Knockeven House
If you’re in search of unique accommodation in Cobh, you can’t go wrong with Knockeven House – a guesthouse set in a stunning Georgian home.
The rooms here are as luxurious (if not moreso!) than many of the hotels in Cobh and the service, going off reviews, is top-notch.
The rooms are beautifully decorated and the communal areas are comfortable and have a glorious old-world vibe.
5. Redington House SelfCatering accommodation
If you’re in search of self-catering accommodation in Cobh and you’re not too worried about being within walking distance of the town, Redington House is a good option.
Located a handy, 12-minute drive from the town centre, Redington House has a one-bedroom apartment that comes fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a weekend away.
The apartment has 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, a private shower room along with a kitchen where you can cook up a storm.
What Cobh accommodation have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some great places to stay in Cobh in the guide above.
If you’ve stayed in some accommodation in Cobh recently that you’d like to shout from the rooftops about, let me know in the comments below.
FAQs about Cobh hotels and places to stay
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what hotels in Cobh are best for a short stay to which ones are the most central.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best hotels in Cobh?
WatersEdge Hotel, Bella Vista Hotel and Self Catering Suites and the Commodore Hotel Cobh.
What Cobh hotels are the most central?
The WatersEdge Hotel the Bella Vista and the Commodore Hotel are all nice and central, so you won’t have to worry about getting taxis to and from the various pubs and restaurants.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.