The Waterfront Hotel
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The Waterfront Hotel

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View from room at front of Waterfront hotel.
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Jacobs Bar and Lookout Restaurant above
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4.5
#2 of 4 guest houses in Baltimore
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Waterfront, Baltimore, is a relaxed family run establishment comprising of rooms, 2 restaurants (one is open all year the other is seasonal) and a bar.We are located right in the centre of the village of Baltimore overlooking Baltimore Bay and the Islands. We have a selection of Standard and Superior rooms available, most with Sea View.All our rooms are bright and spacious. It is owned by the Jacob family who look forward to welcoming you during your trip to the beautiful Baltimore village in the South West of Ireland.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Street parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Internet
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

The Square, Baltimore Co. Cork, Baltimore Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 71 out of 100
71
Cork Airport
Kerry County Airport
78.4 km
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174Reviews1Q+A48Room tips

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Gary S wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Couldn’t speak more highly of this hotel. From the very first conversation with Kate, everything was so easily organised. Being in a wheelchair myself, our room was unbelievably spacious and with a view across the whole of Baltimore bay and Sherkin Island. It was just incredible. The quality of both the bar food and in the main restaurant where absolutely top-notch. All in all, one of the nicest most friendly hotels that I’ve ever stayed in. Keep doing what you’re doing Kate, it’s fantastic.

Many thanks.
Gary and Elaine Smith
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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higvin wrote a review May 2022
Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn’t stay at the hotel but had lunch on their terrace overlooking Baltimore’s attractive harbour. We enjoyed fantastic local oysters, sirloin steak and fish and chips, together with Guinness. Friendly, efficient service. We had no trouble getting a table during the Covid slowdown - I imagine, when normal times return, things could get much more busy at this pretty place in County Galway’s far west.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tricia G wrote a review July 2022
Dunglow, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was just perfect, location was unbeatable, a lovely buzz, decent food, excellent staff and a traditional but great quality breakfast with a view. I went with a friend and we both had to work remotely during the day, the hotel was so accommodating in finding quieter areas for us to work in. Great value in comparison too.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking is on street but totally safe.
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PaulandRachel wrote a review July 2020
Dublin, Ireland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a difficult hotel to review. The location was excellent, right on the Harbour front and arguably the best location in town. We booked their last room available which was described as small with a small double bed. The room was better than described but was not ideal. It backed onto the back of the kitchen and was noisy with staff loading bins etc. The rate of €150 per night did not seem to be great value for money. The restaurant was extremely busy with pretty much everyone in town coming for dinner or takeaway. They were not taking bookings and it was roll up only and as hotel guests I would have expected to have been given some priority over non residents but that was not the case.

From a Covid perspective I felt this hotel should have been better (especially compared to the hotel we stayed at for the 3 nights before). None of the staff wore masks at any point which gave us cause for concern.

The town itself is lovely and we would highly recommend a day trip to Shirken Island, it is just stunning.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Liz M wrote a review Sept 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sightseeing in West Cork and drove into Baltimore, we were hungry and with not much choice went here for lunch.Staff didn't bother explain that you have to go inside to get your own menu and order, while they stood behind the bar chatting. Cutlery was wrapped in a serviette but when pizza arrived we were told pizza cutters were in a tub inside, so much for covid hygiene. Saw another couple walk out shortly after they arrived. Staff need training and menus provided to customers on arrival. We wouldn't have bother stay only it was a long drive to the next town. Pizza was OK but service badly let it down, just avoid it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aisling O wrote a review May 2023
Woking, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I think this hotel could do with an upgrade. It's a good location, but very tired. And the overwhelming stench of fryer oil was not pleasant. It has potential but I wouldn't return to stay, I would have a drink in the courtyard at the front on a sunny day though, thats lovely. But be warned the drinking finishes quite late if you're sleeping in a harbour facing room. Breakfast extremely basic.
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Date of stay: May 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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AC1010 wrote a review Aug 2021
County Wicklow, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our two night stay at this hotel, friendly helpful staff, spotlessly clean room great shower and nice choice on breakfast menu. It’s in the heart of the village- we has a view over harbour Could not have had a nicer stay. Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChrisCastillion wrote a review Aug 2021
Hampshire, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely hotel , good pricing that included a Wonderful Irish breakfast . Great views over the harbour and a nice pub underneath that wall a great fun.

The main restaurant was still closed (Covid 🥵) but GREAT pub food from the Jolie Bries next door . Pizza was great , moule Mariniere even better.

Great outdoor seating area with waiter service for drinks and food , facilities at the hotel were a little basic but really good, we had a lovely harbour facing room.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is no parking and getting a space in the village close to the hotel is not easy, be...
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Josh2019 wrote a review June 2021
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Congratulations to the Waterfront hotel. Despite some restrictions the hotel and their amazing staff provide a wonderful experience. We enjoyed a weekend in one of their gorgeous rooms with a view of the bay. Bar food and drink served by team of professional and energetic guys and girls.
Thanks to Manager Katie for ensuring that our visit was a great success.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aisling C wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently stayed here on a stopover through Baltimore. Couldn't fault it , love the corner room with great views over the harbour as from the breakfast room. Great atmosphere , hotel very clean and the room was spacious and tastefully decorated, would love to come back
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Caragh Bell
Cork, Ireland193 contributions15 helpful votes
I’m not sure about that. Try calling them on 028 20600.
Tricia G wrote a tip July 2022
Dunglow, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is on street but totally safe."
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ChrisCastillion wrote a tip Aug 2021
Hampshire, United Kingdom119 contributions56 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no parking and getting a space in the village close to the hotel is not easy, be prepared for a walk ."
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chinablue40 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Lisburn20 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sociable hotel"
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Therese G wrote a tip July 2019
22 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 12 with views out across the Bay!"
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KLoughlin wrote a tip June 2019
Waterford, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the superior rooms if possible, absolutely luxury at a mid-range price."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$281 - AU$296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkBaltimore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waterfront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Waterfront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lough Hyne (5.4 km), Baltimore Beacon (0.3 km), and Sherkin Island (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waterfront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Waterfront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waterfront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casey's of Baltimore, Dede At The Customs House Baltimore, and Bushe's Bar.
Is The Waterfront Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Baltimore.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waterfront Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waterfront Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbeystrewry Graveyard (10.2 km) and Knockdrum Stone Fort (13.3 km).
Does The Waterfront Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Waterfront Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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