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by Sarah on Sep 27 2016 12:39

Had a great time, rooms were lovely and clean, staff were fab as was pool and play area for my 2 year old. Only complaint is that when I went to check in they told me that my reservation had been cancelled and they had released my room however I never cancelled. I was then told I was lucky they had a spare room and could accommodate me which was a bit annoying since I never emailed or phoned to cancel. Despite this I would stay in the Westlodge again as everything else was great.

by KBroph on Aug 15 2016 20:31

Room very stuffy and uncomfortable. Were charged €5 per child for breakfast and €9 per child for meal. €36 goes on your bill for 2 kids automatically. Got our €18 back as kids did NOT have meal. However had to pay €20 for 4 bowels of coco pops. Our children are only aged 3 and 7. I have never being charged before for a 3 year old for breakfast, told us it was their policy to charge for all children regardless of age.

by pippa on Jan 21 2016 16:53

We went to the Westlodge as a family group to celebrate the New Year. We had a great time. The rooms were lovely and well maintained. The staff were friendly. The leisure centre was nice and clean (but a bit cold in the changing rooms after a swim!) and the pool was lovely and warm. The food was amazing and such a great choice and reasonably priced. The entertainment for NYE was *interesting* but everyone had a great time and that's all that matters. It would have been good if the band could have stayed on for a half hour even after the countdown, as they literally disappeared after it. I would definitely recommend the hotel for a stay for families and couples alike. If there had been a kiddies disco to keep the kids entertained for an hour or two on the evening that would have been great. The lobby area of the hotel was like a crèche for the night. It is located a good 2 miles from the town centre, a nice walk on a good day. Breakfast was continental buffet and hot food was served for you, but you could go and get seconds if you wished. The hotel has recently been taken over by new owners and you can see that a lot of work has gone into it since my last stay in June 2013 and also there are plans being made for more renovations. I look forward to another visit and seeing what they do with the place.

by Gainline on Oct 13 2015 14:37

Location good and accommodation & food were fine. Staff friendly and helpful. Will be back......

by Richie on Sep 1 2015 07:11

Very enjoyable stay food was excellent and the staff were very friendly

by Catherine O'Friel on Aug 29 2015 03:36

We had a family gathering in The Westlodge Hotel on 24th and 25th August 2015. From the very beginning the hotel staff were just lovely! Nothing was a problem. Everyone was very friendly from receptionists, bar staff, dining room staff to cleaners. Sandwiches and tea were provided on the first night for some of the party who arrived very late. This was greatly appreciated. The food over the two days was lovely with generous portions. The rooms were comfortable and very quiet apart from the mornings when we were awoken by the banging of doors. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, found it good value for money and would definitely return. Thank you Westlodge!

by Margaret OConnor on Aug 28 2015 13:49

beds very comfortable, clean rooms, dinner was very disappointing and service in restaurant poor

by Caroline (Wexford) on Aug 26 2015 20:29

Stayed here on 21-23 August on a DB&B basis. Hotel was located within walking distance from Bantry town, nice walk to and from the town. The hotel room was a little disappointing even if it was clean. The food was good and the staff were lovely. The evening entertainment in the bar on the Friday was poor. Would return there as it 's a good base for visiting the area.

by Lisa on Aug 16 2015 16:37

Hotel website very deceiving it has not been decorated in years. The first room we got, the curtains were hanging on a wire and the room was like a sauna (hotel had no air con) so we had to change rooms. The room doors are also like prison doors. The hotel bar and restaurant are tiny and very old fashioned. The food was nice. My daughter and I got a bug the first night we arrived so we had to leave on the Monday at 5pm and the hotel didn't even give us as much as €10 back. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

by Julie on Aug 5 2015 11:40

Staff very nice & helpful...But hotel not very clean..Would not return

by Louise on Jul 18 2015 10:54

We had a lovely pleasant stay at Hotel. Staff are very helpful and friendly and good with children. Plenty of choice for dining. Hotel is clean only draw back rooms badly need updating decor wise as I'm sure they are aware of. Bathroom clean but no storage as only glass ledge over toilet which bad place to have. Shower only ok. Family rooms we stayed in not to child friendly a lot of corners on needles objects so have to watch small people. Bedside lockers would be good idea instead of square hollow shelf stuck to walls. Yea facilities as my daughter said something you'd see in old folks home along very old kettle with outdated radio stuck in wall between beds. Disappointing no wifi access in bedrooms especially if have teenagers as not great choice on TV! But on a whole mostly cosmetic as we did a lot of sight seeing and out and about was perfect.......we will be back!!!!

by Irene Murphy on Jun 20 2015 17:20

Excellent and friendly staff, hotel old fashioned, dinner very poor, good breakfast. Very clean. Don't think I would stay there again. Very unpleasent smell in the foyer.

by Monica on Jun 14 2015 10:45

GREAT HOTEL We stayed at Westlodge Hotel on 6 June, 2015. It is a great place to stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The Leisure Centre was great. We had a meal that night which was excellent. We had a lovely breakfast next morning also. There were lovely walks around the hotel and the views were breathtaking. We had great music and dancing in the bar that night. We would highly recommend this hotel. County Limerick Guests.

by Dominic on Jun 9 2015 22:24

Staff and food couldn't have been nicer. Only quibble is that as the heating system is the old type, the hot water pipes in the room remain hot, even when the radiator is off. Can be a bit stifling if you don't like sleeping in a heated room, but maybe the pipes could be cladded to keep unwanted heat in. Otherwise, couldn't have had nicer hosts, right from the reception staff to Tom in the restaurant, and the ladies servicing the rooms. Everyone seemed to take extra care in their work which was refreshing to see. Well done West Lodge!

by Miriam Walsh on Aug 26 2014 19:11

We recently stayed at the Westlodge Hotel the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly . We did have a problem with noise we were awoke early with doors banging. Overall we enjoyed our stay there but would not stay there again unless the problem with the door banging was solved just a notice in every room asking people to close the doors easy I'm sure would help

by Sinead on Aug 9 2014 19:09

We had a family room for 3 nights in early August 2014. Traveled with a 3 and 1 year old. Positives: Clean spacious rooms - Good food - really lovely & helpful staff - spacious lobby for kids - loved the pool area - perfect location to explore west Cork. Negatives: Rooms in the rear building were outdated/dowdy - The bedroom doors banged very loudly (annoying when trying to get kids to sleep) - the access to this rear building was terrible (trying to drag kids and luggage up stairs across corridors with multiple doors and then down stairs!!) - shower ran hot then cold at times Overall, we had a pleasant experience - the positives did out-weight the negatives. it appeared that all family rooms are in this rear old building, which was very frustrating with small kids. Large buggies/travel systems were abandoned at a central point as it was not feasible to bring them any further! But if you are aware of these issues before you go, and don't get bothered by these "adventures" then you'll be grand!!!

by noreen gorman on Aug 2 2014 18:07

We booked 3 nights stay at great value enjoyed it so much we decided to stay a 4th night our 2 children aged 10 and 14 had lots to do tennis golf and leisure centre with swimming pool squash court table tennis .The food was lovely and reasonably priced to suit a family and the staff were so friendly. There are so many beautiful places to visit in West Cork they never got bored though wii fi wasnt so good but i was glad the kids took a break from their phones etc. We were lucky with beautiful weather aswell.I would highly reccomend this hotel for a family holiday.

by Lily Collier on Jul 21 2014 11:37

Hotel facilities were great. Food was excellent. Staff were all very friendly couldn't do enough for us. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

by reviewer52956792 on Jul 13 2014 20:43

Very good would stay again.

by ann on Jun 27 2014 10:57

We enjoyed our three night break here recently. The hotel was clean and comfortable but the bedrooms are very dated. However, the bed was comfortable. The food was good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I would stay here again.

by mary donohue on May 22 2014 21:12

just back from west cork we stayed in westlodge hotel nice leisure centre hotel need a make over bedroom a little tired bantry a lovely place to visit

by sandy on May 20 2014 12:11

Booked a 2 night stay and got a brilliant deal , hotel is very friendly and receptionist was extremely nice on arrival , great for the children , hotel grounds was beautiful , definitely recommend specially if you're looking for a family break my son who is only gone 6 and is very fussy :-) cant wait to return

by Mags on May 6 2014 11:54

Very enjoyable stay. Room good but very dark, beds excellent. Food, service very good. Staff very friendly and helpful

by Tulip on Apr 28 2014 12:02

Stayed just the one night but enjoyed it. The room was plain but very clean and the bed was comfortable. Used the leisure centre which was lovely. Breakfast was good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food in the bar was good. I would stay there again.

by Wiki on Apr 24 2014 00:02

Very clean ,nice hotel ,friendly staff and excellent service.We stayed in Westlodge Hotel 3 nights.Great place for all family.A lot to do.Will be back.

by Eileen Cashman on Apr 22 2014 13:37

Had a lovely two day break at West Lodge Hotel over Easter accommodation was fairly basic but sufficient for our needs. The staff were all very friendly and helpful' we ate in the Restaurant on our first night and in the bar the second night - food was excellent on both nights . Bantry town was only a short distance away and we enjoyed the walk through the grounds. All together a satisfactory stay and would not hesitate to recommend it or return ourselves at some later date.

by Tom on Nov 3 2013 21:23

The staff were very friendly. We enjoyed use of the pool and gym. We had a few drinks by the fire in the evening which was cosy. There is a nice restaurant with a view of the sea. Breakfast was very good. Overall the hotel is very family friendly. The rooms we stayed in were rather small and the decor a bit dated but this was not a major issue. Overall our experience of the hotel was very positive, good value for money and we enjoyed ourselves. Thank you to all the staff.

by Tom on Sep 17 2013 21:09

We travelled to this hotel as a family with our 2 year-old daughter. We fell in love with the place. Admittedly, it may be dated but it was spotless, food was excellent and the staff were just amazing! Room was clean and comfortable! Dinner each evening was excellent. Leisure Centre and pool was great. We will definitely be back!

by patricia hogan on Sep 16 2013 11:50

very nice and employees very good would have no problom telling others to stay here

by john on Aug 8 2013 10:50

Hotel was impressive at the front. The staff were friendly and courteous. However, this is were it stopped. The rooms were clean but dated The dinner was just adequat and basic. The breakfast was eextremely poor. It was a served buffet which did not make sense. You wete made to feel like oliver twist if you looked for an extra slice of bacon. You had to serve youself with everything else including coffee. The fruit was all canned. The staff were not trainef properly. Would not want to stay here again.

by Patrick, on Jul 11 2013 21:37

Great value 3 night stay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely Pool and leisure centre. Breakfast and dinner very good. Comfortable room , excellent location and gardens. Would recommend.

by Sio on Jul 9 2013 11:57

Staff, Lovely. Location, Great. Food, Surprisingly Good. Rooms, Dismal. Leisure Facilities, Excellent.

by UnaTuna on Jul 9 2013 09:00

I would recommend The Westlodge Hotel. It is a nice hotel, with great facities. The rooms are a little dated but very well kept. We used the swimming pool, jacuzzi. sauna & steam room every day during out stay. The food in the restaurant was really nice. We found the staff incredibly friendful & helpful - this alone put the hotel in a league of its own. I think it is safe to say we will definitely go back there.

by whistler on Jun 25 2013 22:13

Hotel basic enough, having said that it is Clean and quiet. Staff very friendly and helpful. The food was tasty but the service and setup for breakfast was terrible. Their excuse was everyone came together at the same time but they should have it laid out better, we started to queue at 9.30 did not finish breakfast until 11.

by Brendan Cummins on Jun 13 2013 19:07

A very pleasant stay in a lovely hotel. West Cork scenery out of this world. Entertainment in the hotel, like most hotels very bland. Could do with some traditional music, being in the heart of Irish culture.

by des o neill on Jun 11 2013 11:48

hi we had a great time at the westlodge hotel bantry, the staff were super, food very good. great pool, a wonderfull hotel. will go again, des o neill co clare 4 star

by cathy walsh on Jun 7 2013 21:04

very enjoyable food lovely rooms could do with up dateing staff very friendley

by lorraine on May 29 2013 10:59

rooms need to be updated, bar very small, main bar was closed. food nice

by Margaret Duffy on May 21 2013 10:49

Location excellent. Rooms clean and adequate. Breakfast very disappointing. Overall very good value

by Rodica Popescu on May 21 2013 10:43

Hi I would not give this hotel 3 stars, the conditions are rather for a 2 stars hotel.The hospitality of people that work in this hotel is 5 stars.

by Offally couple on Apr 27 2013 20:47

Friendly staff and lovely breakfast! Very comfortable bed. Beautiful pool and leisure facilities. Would recommend hotel as a good base in Bantry and West Cork.

by juyfjy on Mar 4 2013 21:39

rooms a bit old fashioned, but lovely food and very friendly staff. great for children. yes we would recommend this place.

by Stephen on Feb 20 2013 11:48

I would not recommend staying in this hotel. I found the room and facilities to be old and not up to modern standards.The menu was limited and the quality of food was poor.The staff were friendly but it seemed there were too few there to run the hotel which resulted in difficulty being served.The room we stayed in had no "do not disturb" sign and the cleaners gave one knock before entering the room without giving one second for a reply,this happened every morning.

by aileen on Oct 3 2012 11:04

We stayed in this hotel for one night and while the decor is old fashioned and dated it certainly needs to be updated, the beds were very comfortable and the hotel was spotless clean, we found the staff to be fabulous their level of service was way and above some of the 4 and 5 star hotels i have stayed in around the country, their aim realy was to please their guests and make their stay a pleasure, our package included dinner and the food was delicious and the grounds were fabulous with football and pitch and putt and lovely walks so despite the decor and old fashioned rooms and bathrooms I would give this hotel a 3 star rating

by joan on Sep 19 2012 18:38

We had a very pleasant stay for 2 nights, family room lovely & roomy but walls very thin- didn't use leisure centre but heard it was really good:) Had great value evening meal €25 for 2 courses - lovely view from dining room.... breakfast ok... really nice young local staff. Location is very good for sight seeing Beara penninsula...... fantastic & breathtaking scenery ( we cycled it) My first impression was poor as the tables in the lobby where people eat ,although empty were all full of dirty plates etc..... I would stay here again without any hesitation - gr8 value & lovely young friendly staff.

by norma on Aug 15 2012 22:40

had a fantastic time at the Westlodge Hotel. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food xcellent

by Hummingbird on Jul 23 2012 14:24

This is our second year in a row staying at the Westlodge. The reason being that they cater so well for kids. Between the pool, pitch and putt, tennis, and games room, There was always something to do. The hotel staff couldent have been more helpful. The food also very good. we really enjoyed our stay. 21/07/12

by david o brien on Jul 2 2012 21:43

really enjoyed the overnight stay room was clean food was lovely just the Decor is outdated some paint in the room looking faded carpet needs to be updated shabby looking and rooms could do with more pillows staff were very nice and helpful so apart from the place needing a update in decor wouldnt mind staying again sometime

by reviewer94451621 on Jun 24 2012 14:49

I stayed at the Westlodge Hotel in Bantry on June 15th 2012. i found it to be a very nice hotel, although quite old fashioned, the welcoming staff aswell as a high standard of cleanliness more than made up for any shortcomings in decor. As i had my three children with me the leisure centre and swimmimg pool were a great attraction and i was very impressed with the upkeep of same. The food was lovely and i liked the effort all staff made with clean uniforms and name tags.

by maura on Jun 17 2012 17:18

Stayed in the Westlodge Hotel on the 14th June 2012 with 2 friends. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Found the room a little cold when we arrived, it eas a wet miserable day and were immediately given a heater in our room for our stay. Had dinner included in our package, all 3 of us had the lamb in was excellent "melt in your mouth". I had a started and main course, and my friends had main course and desert, I was given a desert also free. We used the gym on evening of arrival and leisure centre in the morning. Leisure centre was big and spacious. Would highly recommend a stay and will definitely be returning myself Maura
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Hotel Details

The Westlodge Hotel offers a host of accommodation to suit everyone from the discerning traveller to the large family and indeed the business client, choose from 90 spacious guest rooms. All our hotel bedrooms consist of ensuite facilities, direct dial telephone, TV with multichannel, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. We also cater for those travelling with children, all family rooms consist of 2 double beds and can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children,cots are available on request. The friendly team here at the Westlodge look forward to welcoming you.All rooms are non-smoking.

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 : The Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre is the ideal base for touring West Cork and Kerry, with the Ring of Kerry just a short drive from the hotel. There are numerous tourist attractions close to the hotel, Bantry House & Gardens, Sheep's Head Walking or Cycling Trail and Bantry Golf Club to name just a few and many other wonderful tours within easy reach. Guests can wander about the delightful town of Bantry and enjoy the market in the town centre every Friday, selling local produce, crafts, plants, fashions. .DIRECTIONS From Cork – Follow signs for Kinsale (N27) at Kinsale Road Rounabout, follow signs for Killarney/WestCork (N25), at Sarsfield Road Roundabout, take 2nd exit (N25), at Bandon Road Roundabout take first exit (N71), straight through next small roundabout, follow N71 to Bandon, passing through Innishannon. At Bandon turn right at T Junction, following signs for Bantry/Dunmanway R586, passing through Enniskean/Ballineen and Dunmanway, where you will follow signs for Bantry, continuing on R586, passing through Drimoleague at Junction N71, turn right and follow road to Bantry. From Killarney, follow signs for Kenmare, N71, at Moll's Gap turn left (signposted Kenmare), follow signs for Glengarriff N71, follow signs to Bantry (N71) at Ballylickey Bridge, turn right and straight through to Bantry. From Macroom (N22), you will see signed posted for Bantry, turn right (R584), at Toon Bridge, bear left, cross river bridge and bear right, through Inchigeelah, Ballingeary and Keimaneigh, at Ballylickey Bridge, turn left onto N71, straight through to Bantry..

Area Description : The more energetic guests can enjoy The Sheep's Head Walking and Cycling Trials which starts directly across the road from the hotel. Short, sweet and scenic, this (The Sheeps Head Way) must be the best in Ireland. It takes in a superb moorland crest and rugged cliffs, as well as easy lowland terrain.Bantry House & Gardens – walking distance Bantry Bay Golf Club – 2 miles Adrigole Arts (Beara) – 22 miles – Glengariff (Bamboo Park, Golf Club) – 10 miles – Sheep's Head – walking distance – Cycle route West Cork Garden Trail – West cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre – Beara (Adrigole) 22 miles – Bere Island Ferries – Bere Island – 32 miles – Beara Diving – Castletownbere – 32 miles Sherkin Island – 27 miles –Skibbereen Heritage Centre – Skibbereen – 19 miles – Whale & Dolphin Watching West Cork – Union Hall – 25 miles –Schull Planetarium – Schull – 15 miles – Karycraft – Cruise from Schull to Cape Clear & Fastnet Rock – 15 miles – Seafari (Seal Watching Cruises) – Kenmare – 28 miles – Sea Kayaking – Castletownbere – 32 miles – Baltimore Driving & Watersports Centre – Baltimore – 27 miles..

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Hotel Facilities

Hotel Business Centre

  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Food served from 12 noon

Hotel Restaurant

  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Cot available on request
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Crazy golf course
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Movie time
  • Childrens activity camps
  • Creche secure & supervised
  • Indoor play area
  • Outdoor playground

Things To Do In The Area

  • Pet farms
  • Cafe
  • Lakes
  • Guided tours
  • Cycling
  • Night clubs
  • Quad biking
  • Golfing
  • Sea fishing
  • Live music venues
  • Hill walking
  • Local restaurants
  • Boat trips
  • Horse riding
  • Walking trails
  • Cinema
  • Local sightseeing
  • Go to the beach
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Children play centres

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Theatre for shows & plays
  • Music venue for concerts
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Music venue for concerts close by

Hotel Guest Services

  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Babysitting service
  • Barber on site
  • Free car parking
  • Ironing service
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas

Hotel Meeting Rooms

  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Conference & meeting rooms

Hotel Leisure Club

  • Swimwear to buy
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's pool
  • Pampering packages
  • Spa treatments
  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty salon
  • Snooker room
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Towels available
  • Baby changing area
  • Viewing area
  • Aerobics studio
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi