Seaview House Shortlist*

While it has a brand-new seaweed bath house, treatment rooms, sauna and hot tub, this traditional hotel, at the head of Bantry Bay, preserves the aura of a bygone age. More

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Seaview House
Ballylickey
Co. Cork
Ireland
00353 (0) 7500 73

Hotel information

Bedrooms

25, 2 on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

mid-Mar–mid-Nov.

Facilities

bar/lounge, residents’ lounge, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Ericom), wedding facilities, 4-acre garden, parking.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B from €70, D,B&B from €100. Set dinner menu €33–€48; à la carte €45.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

While it has a brand-new seaweed bath house, treatment rooms, sauna and hot tub, this traditional hotel, at the head of Bantry Bay, preserves the aura of a bygone age. Run by the same family since the 1940s: nephew Ronan O’Sullivan is now at the helm. Spacious public rooms display family heirlooms, ornaments and objets d’art; a cosy library has acres of books and a crackling fire. Art-hung bedrooms (some snug) have mellow wood period furniture; a suite with a sofa bed can accommodate a family. Some rooms overlook the bay, others the landscaped, subtropical garden (a pleasant spot for afternoon tea). Guests gather for aperitifs in the lounge, before home-cooked country food in the garden-facing restaurant.

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Seaview House
Ballylickey
Co. Cork

Guest comments

'Excellent in every sense. Room, cleanliness, staff and food all of an exceptionally high standard. Ten out of ten. ' - Peter and Penny Bull - September, 2011

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