Blarney Golf Resort Hotel

4 Star

Cork, Blarney

Hotel description

Set amongst 164 acres of the beautiful wooded Shournagh valley, this world class resort, one of the finest in the country, has a lot to boast about. Its stunning location close to the historic town of Blarney in County Cork, steeped in history, legend and rugged natural beauty, would almost be reason enough to visit were it not for its many other attributes.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

N20, take Blarney exit and follow R617 towards Blarney Village. Stay on the R617. At the T-Junction turn right R617 towards Tower Village. Continue straight until you see ‘The Huntsman Pub on your left. Turn right up the hill toward St. Senans Cemetary. Blarney Golf Resort is about 500 metres ahead on the right.  The hotel is 3km from Blarney.

Area Description

Blarney Village is just 3 km away. Spend the day visiting Blarney Park and kissing the Blarney Stone. Other activities in the area include horse riding, angling, walking/hiking. Cork city just 12 km from the hotel, a 20 minute drive away.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Cot available on request
  • Outdoor playground
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
Hotel Guest Services
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Free car parking
  • Non smoking hotel
Things To Do In The Area
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Visit castle

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by Mary O'Shaughnessy on Nov 28 2018 09:42

We had a lovely weekend at this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were large and well laid out, the leisure centre was really nice and the food was excellent,.

by G A Kelly on Oct 17 2018 23:35

The Hotel was lovely, our room delightful. However, the staff in the Bar were unfriendly and there was no Cocktail List. The Dining room manager would have been more suited to a school canteen. She was dressed in an untidy manner, she addressed the guests as Love Hun, Pet, most unprofessional.Food was good at dinner, Breakfast was very hit and miss, depending on what time you come down. We used the one bottle of shampoo and one bottle of shower gel on the first night, no replacement was given. The room was cleaned, but a jug of water and two used drinking glasses left behind. The staff in Reception were professional, helpful and courteous.

by Pat Dunning on Aug 6 2018 22:38

Very happy with stay overall. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. We thought the decor from reception to the rooms need improvement especially the carpets. The food was very good overall. Star rating 4

by Philip Mullett on Aug 3 2018 16:33

The staff were very friendly and helpful especially the ladies on the reception desk and the breakfast serving staff. The bar food was excellent but the restaurant food was not good especially my steak which was tough and to me seemed to be stewing steak. The service was also very poor although the staff there were friendly but seemed unsure of what they were doing. They forgot our drinks order and then brought the main courses before the table had been cleared from the starters. I was also charged for my meal even though we had a voucher. I asked they the bill be cancelled bit on checkout discovered it was included in my bill. Maybe this was just the one night that we ate there as I have been told on more than one occasion that the food there is excellent. Overall the hotel was in my opinion a 3* and not 4* as stated. It would benefit from a bit more investment especially in kids facilities and improving the outdoor seating area.

by Guest on Jan 2 2018 18:42

Great Hotel, great staff !

by Judy on Aug 26 2017 16:57

Enjoyed a 3 night stay in Blarney Golf Resort last week. Great location, staff very welcoming, lovely big room and spa treatment excellent. Food and service very good.....only disappointment was no brown soda bread for breakfast. Would be very likely to return to this hotel. Thank you.

by Robert on Jul 31 2017 08:39

Stayed in Blarney Hotel last week. Even though staff was really nice and professional, I left dissapointed with outdated rooms. They really need some maintenance (as every single wall has black marks), none of the sockets adapt ordinary phone plug. Hotel suppose to have nice views, but all I could see was car park and some bushes through restaurant windows. Kids club has nothing interesting to offer for kids exept pool table. Location is great, if you're planning to spend most of your time in Blarney Castle and gardens (really worth a visit).

by CARMEL on Jul 13 2017 12:22

Definitely not a 4 Star Hotel, more a 2 Star. Very run down and in need of a makeover inside. The outside looks lovely, nice grounds. Dinner was nice, but not exactly wow- not what you would expect from a so called 4 Star Hotel. Breakfast v.v. bad both over-cooked and under-cooked. Scrambled eggs half raw, dreadful. Even hot-chocolate had an extra charge- disgraceful considering we are not tea or coffee drinkers. Definitely will not return unless it improves significantly.

by CARMEL on Jul 3 2017 18:34

Sorry but definitely not a 4 star hotel, Afternoon tea was a let down, over-priced, Cheap tacky miss-matched delph, tasteless sandwiches, no doilies or finishing touches. Breakfast both under and over-cooked, no variety. Extra Charge for Hot chocolate - not good enough considering non tea/coffee drinkers. Beds v.hard and uncomfortable. No bath mat. 1 tube shampoo+shower gel between a family of 4 people!! Hotel is in bad need of a make-over "on the inside", gardens outside look lovely. Great views from restaurant should be appreciated.Curtains in restaurant falling down, windows in restaurant dirty. Hotel is quite run down. Sorry but sack the chef!! Dinner was good but no garnishes. no wow factor. Staff were nice and helpful, but seemed unenthusiastic, tacky uniforms. Pool was good, A big let down over-all, not as website described.Luckily we only booked the one night, Sorry would not recommend this hotel as is. We will not book again unless it improves.

by rose on Jun 9 2017 10:52

Lovely hotel staff very helpful only down side for me was the beds they were awful very very hard

by Iryna on Apr 26 2017 17:19

Stayed in the Hotel for one night. We had a family room which was clean and spacious. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Food in the restaurant was fabulous, specially deserts. Would deffinitelly go back if traveling the in the area again.

by reviewer70439166 on Jan 9 2017 13:49

Stayed before. Will stay again

by Robert on Jan 3 2017 00:19

Very spacious and well appointed bedrooms. Staff very friendly abd hotel spotless. Leisure centre was good, pool area and sauna spotless, water quality very good. Good range of equipment. Only slight issue was the restaurant - as there was quite a limited menu and, on the evening we dined there, one of the dishes wasn't available and the fish was a change from what was advertised. Much better selection available on the bar food menu. Food in both areas was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and would certainly stay again.

by Ciara on Nov 3 2016 10:05

Lovely hotel. Clean and lovely surroundings. Nice pool and children enjoyed the little playroom. Staff very friendly throughout. My only critique would be that the food needs some improvement. Menu is ideal for everyone but service from kitchen is very slow and although food is presentable and edible, some of it could be better (ex; fish overcooked & lasagne too dry). Would return again however.

by Mammy of 2 on Aug 30 2016 11:34

Not a bad hotel - family room was a good size and clean. The food was inconsistent - breakfast was good, but the pancake maker my son loved disappeared one morning much to his disappointment and they ran out of maple syrup on our second morning! The evening meals again were inconsistent - some of the food was good, but some not great. The kids room and playground were good, if in need of a bit of upgrading. The pool was good and the ladies changing room at least was a good size. Overall not bad, but I wouldn't say it was 4 star.

by Robert on Aug 22 2016 10:06

while the Hotel Room was clean . the restaurant and the bar food left a lot to be desired . waiting over 30min between courses is not acceptable for a so called 4 star hotel. i stayed in this hotel several years ago when it was 4 star and had a michelin star restaurant . the hotel has fallen along way and would be lucky to be a 2 star now. the facilities advertised for children are terrible a couple of go carts out in the woods in serious disrepair and the toys and play area are also very poor. would not recommend .we paid for 3 nights B&B for two adults and two children and we discovered we had to pay seperate for the children for all meals. watch out for the small print . finally the staff were as helpful as they could when they were able as the place is understaffed.

by KBroph on Aug 15 2016 20:42

Lovely Hotel, nice quiet location, rooms spacious, air conditioned. Only faults, would be no kids club as advertised online and karting is unusable due to its location and difficulty to peddle karts on the rough surface.

by SMurph76 on Aug 3 2016 11:59

Was really impressed with hotel and facilities - it was brilliant for children and the pool was brilliant. The hotel was spotless and the staff friendly and helpful. Gorgeous breakfast buffet but was very disappointed with meal in the restaurant. The staff were slow and seemed inexperienced, my fillet steak for which there was an 8 euro supplement had to be sent back twice and I ended up eating on my own everyone else had finished their meals by the time mine came back dry and over cooked again - menu was limited enough too, the kids options were good but over-priced. Overall we would definitely visit again but would re-think where we would have our evening meals.

by Cmccd on Aug 1 2016 08:20

Stayed in the hotel with my husband and 2 children ages 2 & 8. We found the family room very clean and spacious. Breakfast was lovely and we had evening meal in the restaurant which was fab. But most importantly the hotel very kiddie friendly with large play room which connects to outdoor playground which large gates so very safe. I also liked how the pool was heated so ideal for kids.

by Jackie Hickey on Jun 26 2016 21:16

Very nice resort; good food, nice leisure centre, v clean & comfortable.

by mike on Jun 20 2016 10:30

encountered the usual hastle and incorrect room type given to us not what was booked.stayed here 3 times and have always got the run around and have never received the room I booked.only stayed here because it was cheap.always a frustrating experience ,it seems they cant read a booking form correctly.a family room is a family room, not a double room with a fold up bed stuck in front of a double bed.frustrating treatment always

by Maurice Murphy on Jun 7 2016 15:24

Very enjoyable short midweek break. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location to access Cork City or West Cork. Food was top class; rooms were large and to a very good standard. Would recommend to anyone. Maurice and Anna Marie, Tipperary.

by Ronan on May 10 2016 11:14

We stayed in this hotel last year with the kids and we enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. Food good, staff friendly, swimming pool is fun & the hotel is nicely located on the outskirts of the city so that you can avoid the city traffic when going to the various attractions in Cork. That is why we returned this year again with the kids.

by Napolean on May 4 2016 18:27

It is a perfect Hotel for family stay. The facilities are perfect. Ample space for kids to play and leisure center is of highest standard. But, if you are vegetarian like us then might speak to the chef and try be very early for your breakfast. The chef was so busy on Monday morning that we could not be served fried potatoes. Its below par to have only baked beans for Veggies or Vegans for a 4* Hotel. Other than that a perfect break is guaranteed in Blarney's Resort.

by selena FINN on Mar 9 2016 20:56

I would like to say that I was very impressed with the amazing room and its size:) The receptionists were also quiet attentive and nice...Food very good and staff in bar and restaurant were totally helpful and courteous:) Fantastic balcony came with the room which was a huge bonus :) Would defo stay ere again and also recommended to friends and family.... 10/10 lol

by B on Feb 23 2016 14:38

Enjoyed our family stay here, beautiful hotel on lovely grounds. Staff were absolutely amazing especially with the kids. Great food especially the breakfast buffet..however I was extremely disappointed in relation to the heating system in the room, all we had was a tiny space heater to heat a big room. Despite being told the heating had broken I discovered by reading reviews that this has been the situation for some time now. The room was freezing especially at night as it was cold out. Wasn't very pleasent for a two night Stay!

by reviewer77416853 on Feb 23 2016 11:03

Top Class !!!

by ger on Feb 22 2016 19:19

excellent hotel. very comfortable. lovely meals. very reasonable. will visit again

by Siobhan Lynch on Feb 2 2016 11:23

I couldn't fault them on anything.

by scorpio9 on Jan 4 2016 12:42

Just back from a one night stay with my husband and 2 small children. We were extremely happy with our stay, large bedrooms, very clean and comfy. Food was delicious. Each and every staff member we met were fantastic. Didnt get to the pool or spa but plan to on our next visit. Hotel had a kids club and parents were welcome to stay, which was great as our kids are small and they were free to play with toys etc, they loved it! I couldnt fault anything, just cant wait to return.

by Estelle Morgan Nolan on Dec 2 2015 22:25

I stayed here with my sister last weekend (we always treat ourselves to a break this time of the year!) And what a treat this hotel was!!! Outstanding! The food was just divine,the service was excellent, the hotel itself is top class & spotless! Will we return...Most certainly! 5***** all around for this beautiful hotel :)

by Eileen on Nov 1 2015 20:05

We had a really lovely time at the hotel. Girls enjoyed the kids club, which the hours were very good and staff lovely. ****

by joanne taylor on Oct 28 2015 13:09

Rooms need a revamp carpet worn in places, bins not emptied on arrival, cups missing. Full of kids unsupervised by parents, it was like having dinner in a playground, management didn't deal with our complaint just offered us free drinks. Service at meals was very slow waited 30 minutes for desert to arrive which was cold with no apologies. Would have been nice to be greated with an Irish smile at check in , manager Gordon needs to organise his team staff running around tables full of crockery etc , no tablecloths at breakfast or dinner cereal baked bins spilled all over tables never again you have been warned..

by Linda on Sep 29 2015 12:38

Lovely hotel and location. Excellent friendly staff. Fabulous bed and pillows and lovely breakfast.

by Brian Walsh on Sep 22 2015 10:54

Very far from Blarney. Rooms was nice. Reception helpful however offer debit card on check in and was advised they would have to take full balance and no ability to charge to the room - had to provide credit card. Bar small and service very slow. Had meal there for two adults and one child with a couple of drinks €97 - very expensive. Menu limited no atmosphere. Glasses of wine €5.95 and very small. Went for a swim in the morning but was ring fenced into a small area as three separate swimming lessons where being held and roped off. Went to kids club at 10 to see no facilities because a birthday party was to be held. Advised kids club back open at 4pm. Went at 4 and no staff present just the remnants of a birthday party. Went at 5.30 and staff present but little activity. Went out for 3 hours to Blarney Woollen Mills (great) left clean my room sign on door - returned and room not cleaned in fact room was not cleaned at all during our stay. Had dinner in restaurant that evening ordered monkfish (as am non-meat eater) - it came wrapped in parma ham (not in description). My wife swopped with me and she said it was inedible. Breakfast selection is poor - nasty orange juice of the concentrate variety and poor fruit - mostly from tins Overall not a pleasant experience.

by Sharon on Sep 21 2015 21:48

Room fabulous plenty of space. Golf course great but a few more directions to the next whole. Staff extremely polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend

by Audrey on Sep 21 2015 12:30

Great hotel. Had a lovely night. Highly recommended.

by Tels on Sep 9 2015 21:30

Stayed here last weekend with large family had 7 rooms booked hotel was lovely kids had great fun in playground, go carts and pool family rooms very spacious would definitly stay again.

by hayesp on Aug 25 2015 08:21

Stayed on 3 night break last week had a fantastic time and have booked for Halloween break already. Brilliant location only minutes from city center for shopping, Fota Island not far and lots to keep kids busy. Hotel food was lovely and very good value. Pool was fantastic! Staff were very friendly and helpful.

by Marie on Aug 24 2015 19:43

I stayed at Blarney golf resort for two nights in early August with my mother and three children. We paid an extra 50 euro per night for a two bedroom lodge for extra space and the accommodation was clean and the children loved having space to run around instead of a hotel bedroom. On the first night we ordered a roast chicken dinner to be brought to the lodge for 20 euro and this was really nice for the money. The meal included in the package was gorgeous and kids meals were only 10 euro for three courses. the kids club is very well run and the kids loved it, there's also a kids play frame outside the kids club and go karts outside. This hotel got very mixed reviews on Tripadvisor but I feel these were unwarranted as this hotel is most suited to families and not couples. It is about 4km outside Blarney so not within walking distance of Blarney centre. We loved our stay and are going to book a week here next August with my husband/mother and children as it's ideal staying in a lodge with hotel amenities.

by Y myles on Aug 24 2015 13:52

Highly recommended staff were super nice and extremely friendly Food was absolutely amazing and the kids menu is very reasonably at €9.95 for a 3 coarse meal We were well impressed Hotel was clean and beds were comfy bathroom in room was plush too.. Swimming pool was great my 12yr old son really enjoyed it and because it wasn't too deep I didn't need to worry about him All in all we really enjoyed our stay at the blarney golf resort and will def return in the future

by Harvey0311 on Aug 23 2015 09:40

Enjoyed a four night family break in the Blarney Golf resort last week. Overall we had a very good time but this hotel needs a few small touches and it could be great. Check in was swift and we headed down to our family room of king size bed and 2 single beds for the children and cot for the baby. Room was good and big and more than adequate. However king size bed is actually two singles pushed together and one of the mattresses was way lower than the other so that if you rolled over you would fall down. Rang to reception and they fixed this for us but in a family room surely it shouldn't be 2 singles pushed together?? Used the pool and it was lovely. Nice temperature. Probably one of the nicest I have ever used for the temperature. Ample locker space, clean and loads of hairdryers to use also. Breakfast was lovely but gets busy after 9. Loads to eat and pancakes were a big hit with all the children. Ate in the bar a couple of nights and food was lovely and reasonably priced. However waiting staff in bar are terrible. Ordered the wrap one night and asked did it come with chips and was told yes but then it didn't. Asked for my chips to be told by another staff member that wrap doesn't come with chips. Asked for a portion and he proceeded to lecture me on the fact that there was no way that anyone could have told me chips were included. In end I had to ask him to go and get my chips before the rest of my meal was gone. Witnessed several similar incidences during our few days. Waiting staff just need better training. Overall we had a fabulous break and I wouldn't hesitate to return to hotel. It's just a few small things would make a massive difference to this hotel.

by Dee on Aug 10 2015 07:07

Recently had a lovely three night stay here. Would definitely recommend and return. The family room was very spacious, the food was lovely as the pool. The pool was great also. My younger child (5 yrs) enjoyed the kids club for an hour each day however the 7 yr old thought it was a bit babyish! Go kart track only has four karts so a bit of queuing needed! Husband played golf and remarked it was a great course. The staff in this hotel were all great. Would definitely return.

by Jim Aylward on Aug 9 2015 12:18

Really helpful and friendly a free upgrade to stay in one of the lodges.Highly recommend this hotel.Will definitely stay again...

by reviewer85935927 on Aug 5 2015 18:39

Loved this hotel! Staff so professional from reception to restaurant and leisure staff. Will be back!

by M MAHON on Aug 5 2015 14:05

Had a great stay overall. One thing that needs improvement are the beds. Thanks

by Antoinette Johnston on Jul 21 2015 21:32

Blarney Golf resort hotel room and facilities very good and comfortable breakfast very nice and plenty.Staff pleasant.Room service could be better staff fine but food needs better presentation and should be removed from room when finished.

by Trevor Hull on Jul 16 2015 11:10

Fantastic hotel in every way! Staff very friendly. Bar meal excellent and very reasonably priced. Swimming pool very large and clean. Bedroom is a 'suite' type room and was clean, spacious and had all modern facilities with very good wi-fi. Buffet breakfast also excellent with plenty of hot and cold choices - if one tiny criticism there were no fried eggs, only scrambled ones but, in fairness, I'm sure staff would have provided one if I had asked. Best of all was the price and proximity to the beautiful city of Cork, which we were visiting for business purposes. Well done Blarney Golf Resort!

by NOR - Laois on Apr 13 2015 12:37

This Hotel is perfect for families. The rooms are very spacious so we were not cramped and also the bathrooms are modern and spacious. The food was great, but most of all the staff were fantastic. We found all of the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed over the Easter Break and Easter eggs were left as a surprise for the kids from the manager which was a lovely touch. The kids enjoyed the Karting area behind the hotel - maybe a few more Karts would be good. The swimming pool itself was very warm and the changing area was warm as well unlike many leisure centres. The kids club was very busy at times and it looked a little understaffed, however the enclosed play area was lovely and there were lots of nice Arts and Craft to do. I would definitely return.

by Wendie on Feb 22 2015 12:33

Worst hotel experience I have ever had.... The rooms were dated with chipped paint and we shared the room with dead bugs.... The food choices were great however once it arrived it was cold and the chef apparently does not know how to make a steak medium rare... Our party (of 4 people) were not the only group to complain about the food either, numerous people walked out after complaining and getting no satisfaction. Won't be recommending this establishment to anyone.
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