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The Best Hotels In Bantry: 6 Lovely Places To Stay In Bantry In 2024

The Best Hotels In Bantry: 6 Lovely Places To Stay In Bantry In 2024

If you’re in search of the best hotels in Bantry, you’ve landed in the right place.

A visit to the mighty Trim Castle is one of the most popular things to do in Meathfor good reason.

You can’t cover all the various things to do in Bantry in a couple of hours, so you’ll need somewhere decent to kick-back for a night or two. 

Especially if you want to nip into some of the villages lively pubs, like Ma Murphy’s!

In the guide below, you’ll find a clatter of brilliant Bantry hotels, from luxurious escapes to pocket-friendly getaways.

Our favourite hotels in Bantry

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Photo via Seaview House Hotel

The first section of the guide tackles our favourite hotels in Bantry, from the brilliant Maritime to the gorgeous Seaview House Hotel and much more.

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1. The Maritime

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Enjoying a drink in the Maritime Hotel on a cold, wet winter’s evening looking out over the Bay in the quaint little town of Bantry is a perfect pleasure. 

If you like pampering, it’s to The Maritime you’ll come, for everything here is set up for your enjoyment and delight (there’s a reason this is one of our favourite Cork hotels!).

The interior design is fabulous, the views from the bedrooms (some have sea view, others with woodland) are gorgeous, and the Club Maritime leisure centre is excellent, with facilities for both adults and children.

The hotel walks the walk when it comes to the environment, from filtering its water into glass bottles, composting all waste food, and using an intelligent timing system for energy.

If you’re in search of Bantry hotels for a special occasion, it’s hard to go wrong with a few nights at the Maritime.

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2. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre

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This is a 3-star hotel with 5-star service. The staff can’t do enough for you, they’re so friendly and knowledgeable, and whether you’re travelling on your own or with children, a stay here is a lovely experience.

It’s only a 15-minute walk to Bantry town, and Bantry House and Gardens are only a few minutes away.

If you’re travelling as a family, the self-catering cottage in the stunning grounds gives you free access to the hotel’s gym and swimming pool.

The gardens have nature trails, bridges, waterfalls, and of course the ducks, and it’s an excellent location for exploring the surrounding area.

Return from a hike to a massage in the treatment rooms and end the day in the Sugarloaf Restaurant or the Lobby where there’s music during the summer months.

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3. Seaview House Hotel

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Photo via Seaview House Hotel

This stunning hotel could be on the lid of an old-fashioned chocolate box. If you’re after a charming and unique hotel that oozes elegance, this is the place to be.

It’s the perfect place for someone travelling alone with the lovely sitting room or library where you can sit and read or catch up on the latest news.

If you like antiques, you can get lost in the quality furnishings and collectables and then go for a wander around the serene garden.

The hotel is like a big friendly house with always someone to chat to, and the treatment rooms with a Seaweed bathhouse and sauna and hot tub are calling your name.

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Unique places to stay in Bantry

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Now that we have our favourites out of the way, it’s time to see what other unique rentals and hotels Bantry has to offer.

Below, you’ll find everywhere from the very unique Haggart House and the Seaview Holiday Home to a luxury hideaway that could go toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Bantry.

1. Seafort Luxury Hideaway

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Just what it says on the tin, but better! Seafort is luxurious and a hideaway, located only a mile from Bantry and near Donemark Falls, which is supposedly where the first Irish settlers landed.

This quality home has terrific views out to Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay, and the Beara Peninsula and, as you can see from the photos above, the rooms are lovely and bright.

The rooms are gorgeous, and you can sit for hours on the balcony with a rug and a book, enjoying the ever-changing water views.

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2. Sea View Holiday Home

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One kilometre from the beach, 4.5km from Kilcrohane-a pretty seaside village, and only 18km to Bantry, this holiday home has it all in the way of location.

Get 7 friends, enough supplies to last a few days (or longer) and spend a blissful time in this gorgeous house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

There’re loads of enormous windows for rain and wind to dash against on a bad day as you enjoy your book or throw open the French doors onto the garden and patio to soak up the sunshine on a good one.

In the evening, light the chiminea, put on the barbeque and chill out listening to the babbling stream in the garden. This is truly my idea of a holiday.

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Accommodation in Bantry: Where have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some great accommodation in Bantry in the guide above.

If you have any Bantry hotels or guesthouses that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and we’ll check it out!

FAQs About the best Bantry hotels on offer

Since publishing our guide to the best Cork attractions many years ago, we’ve have heaps (literally!) of questions about the different hotels in Bantry on offer.

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 Bantry hotels for a weekend break?

Seaview House Hotel, the Westlodge Hotel and Leisure Centre and The Maritime.

What accommodation in Bantry is good for groups?

If you’re visiitng the area with a group and you don’t fancy staying in one of the Bantry hotels, holiday homes, like Haggart House, are a good shout, as they can cater for a group.

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