INCHYDONEY ISLAND LODGE & SPA. CLONAKILTY, WEST CORK, IRELAND
The Hotel

Customer reviews

  • Anne Marie Monnelly

    Customer rating:

    8-May-2016
    Fantastic location. Wonderful breakfast and I had a lovely spa experience with Jenny with whom I had my best ever treatment! We would return in a heartbeat


  • Lesley Reilly

    Customer rating:

    1-May-2016
    Copy of my TripAdvisor Review... I was privileged to spend 5 gloriously relaxing days at Inchydoney Hotel and Spa. First impressions can make or break a holiday and it was that first impression of stepping out of the car, looking at the beautiful unspoilt beach with the Atlantic waves rolling in and then going in to the foyer of a spotlessly clean hotel to be met by a very friendly young woman called Kellie who invited us to have a seat and a drink whilst reception checked that our room was ready that set the tone for the rest of our stay. The high standards both of friendliness and cleanliness were replicated throughout the hotel. The room contained both a very large double bed and a single bed and both were comfortable though firm. There was an Nespresso in the room however when I mentioned at breakfast that I missed a kettle for tea Joyce (the young woman who looked after us at breakfast) said she would sort that out – she did – when we went back to the room there was a kettle! There was also a fridge in the room which could be used to keep fresh milk etc. Breakfast was a veritable feast with both hot and cold buffet plus assorted items you could order of the menu; fruit and cereal was in plentiful supply and I developed a weakness for the mini chocolate muffins, whereas my friend thoroughly enjoyed the walnut bread. Joyce was both friendly and helpful and always cheerful, indeed throughout the hotel we found that all staff were pleasant and friendly and nothing appeared to be too much bother for them. Food in the Dunes bar as well as in the guest lounge was excellent and the menu was rich and varied however I did miss some more plain food and was disappointed that Sunday lunch did not contain at least one traditional dish. Preferring plain food meant that we did not dine in the main restaurant which was the only slight negative of our experience. A major plus was that each evening someone called at your room to see if you needed any extras i.e. water, towels etc plus you were given a delicious cream chocolate. I came away from Inchydoney with lovely memories of beautiful surroundings, comfortable accommodation and staff who appeared to genuinely to want to make your stay memorable. My only question was how such a splendid hotel was a 4* when it offered a 5* experience. My only wish is that management of some of the other 4* hotels I have visited recently would spend a few days at Inchydoney and see how it should be done


  • ann byrnes

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    1-May-2016
    What a wonderful friendly place to relax.the staff were exceptional as was the lodge itself .as for the area I don't think a nicer place to stay could be found .wed absolutely loved it and with any luck be returning as much as we can


  • Fergus O'Leary

    Customer rating:

    25-Apr-2016
    Why this hotel isn't 5 star I don't know. Great staff, great food, 1st class entertainment sat night, superb location and nice rooms. Couldn't have asked for more.


  • Siobhan Keating

    Customer rating:

    25-Apr-2016
    Wonderful friendly staff that go out of their way to make your stay so enjoyable.


  • Linda Walsh

    Customer rating:

    20-Apr-2016
    Lovely staff. Food in Dunnes bar was amazing. I had a deep muscle massage and it really took all the stress out of me. I would have gotten into the pool sooner if I had known it was going to be so refreshing. The room was clean and a nice touch was there was chocolate on our pillows before bedtime!


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    19-Apr-2016
    As a returning guest I had high expectations for this visit albeit that it is Sven years since my previous visit. I was not disappointed, the welcome at reception was exceptional. Although we had booked an apartment and not a room in the hotel all the staff that helped us in the spa, residents lounge, reception and dunes bar treated us very well and were very helpful. I will definitely be returning and hope not to leave it so long this time.


  • Charlotte Furlong

    Customer rating:

    18-Apr-2016
    Superb location, lovely staff and will definitely be back!


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    18-Apr-2016
    My wife and I stayed in your fabulous hotel this weekend. We had an amazing time. The hotel team, room, facilities, setting and food were all outstanding. In particular guest manager Julie was super helpful, friendly and extremely professional. We have stayed before and will definitely be back. A huge thank you to all the team


  • Hotel guest

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    4-Apr-2016
    Lovely hotel, friendly and helpful staff.


  • Jim Croke

    Customer rating:

    29-Mar-2016
    It was the best stay I have ever had the staff so helpful and friendly The most relaxing holiday yet I would give it 10 out of 10 would highly recommend it


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    29-Mar-2016
    Probably the best hotel I've stayed at in Ireland. The room was great, the surroundings spectacular, the restaurant excellent. The staff, however, were exceptional. Really friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.


  • tom clarke

    Customer rating:

    27-Mar-2016
    Very friendly staff,excellent accommodation ,food was first class


  • Clare Turrell

    Customer rating:

    25-Mar-2016
    Had the most relaxing stay, staff couldn't do enough and the food was outstanding, will definitely be back


  • Hotel guest

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    22-Mar-2016
    Beautiful hotel in a very special place. Excellent food and better service. Staff from the reception team to the girls cleaning the rooms - which were spotless- extremely friendly and helpful. Very comfortable with fantastic views from every room. Will definitely be back.


  • Moira Molloy

    Customer rating:

    13-Mar-2016
    Had a great time food superb at the bar girls could not have been better with the treatments we got at the spa thoroughly enjoyed the break


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    11-Mar-2016
    Best hotel for total relaxation and food is excellent, everything within the hotel allows your stay to be complete.


  • Michael Byrne

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    4-Mar-2016
    My wife Susan and I had a most enjoyable stay in your beautiful hotel. From the moment we arrived until we left , all the staff were courtious and friendly. The food, room and spa were first class , and we just loved the turn down service . We will definitely be back later in the summer . Thank you . Michael Byrne


  • Hotel guest

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    1-Mar-2016
    I visited Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa about 10 years ago. I thought the stay lived up to previous experiences. Really welcoming staff and great facilities. The spa and treatment centre were superb, great positive attitude, Dana really knew her stuff and carried out two fab treatments. During the stay there were no problems at any level. Will definitely return again as soon as possible.


  • james kenna

    Customer rating:

    28-Feb-2016
    Staff are excellent and room and food are excellent to


  • Julie Skelton

    Customer rating:

    25-Feb-2016
    Stunning location, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable accommodation


  • colin webb

    Customer rating:

    22-Feb-2016
    Myself, my husband and our son (aged 10) are just back after spending the weekend in Inchydoney to celebrate a significant birthday of mine !! We had an absolutely fantastic weekend. The location of the hotel is amazing surrounded on both sides by beautiful beaches. I can't speak more highly of the whole Inchydoney experience ! From the minute we walked through the door on arrival until the time we left we were made to feel so welcome and pampered. The staff couldn't do enough for us. We were offered a welcome drink on arrival and when we got to our beautiful room there were chocolates and a "Happy Birthday" plate laid out for me with a hand written note from a member of staff welcoming us and wishing me a happy birthday (Thank you Reuben !!). We spent the weekend relaxing in the pool (which is amazing), the spa and the residents lounge. My son particularly liked the pool and the snooker room with its full sized snooker table. I really loved the spa. Every member of staff that we came across over the course of the weekend was lovely - making an effort to engage in conversation and offer assistance at all times. They made our stay even more special. We didn't want to leave when it was time to come home and the gift of a lovely pot of homemade jam was much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much Inchydoney Lodge and Spa.


  • Sara Owen

    Customer rating:

    20-Feb-2016
    This was a surprise holiday for my husbands birthday and we weren't sure what to expect as we've never visited Ireland before or stayed in a spa hotel. The area was recommended to us by friends living in West Cork and we were very impressed on arrival, with the ease of checking in, friendliness of the staff and ability to get seast for late lunch in the Dunes bistro bar, even when the six nations was being shown. The apartments were clean, tidy, practical and the views amazing. Housekeeping was great and tended to any request without delay or bother. The facilities are a great asset, particularly when the weather is inclement. My boys enjoyed the pool, games room and reading room although we only used them once or twice. The hotel is situated in a fantastic Bay and the beach is beautiful, great for walks and running too, not forgetting surfing. Easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way with Mizen Head an hour one way and Cork 40-5 minutes the other. We would highly recommend Inchydoney for families and found this time of year perfect for us. We'll definitely return to see more of this beautiful country with inchydoney as our base.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    19-Feb-2016
    Thank you so much for the surprise 'Happy Birthday' welcome platter in our room for my husbands 40th. Lovely surprise! Everything top class as usual. A few decoration changes since our last visit which are lovely.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    9-Feb-2016
    All staff were very pleasant and helpful . We got a lovely welcome the night we arrived and a nice glass of Irish mist . Breakfast was exceptional . Great views of sea from bastion also


  • John O'Connell

    Customer rating:

    7-Feb-2016
    Fabulous stay so relaxing staff and food top class. Can't wait to go back


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    30-Jan-2016
    VERY RELAXING. LOVELY STAFF VERY HELPFUL. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE HOTEL AND LOOK FORWARD TO RETURNING AGAIN SOMETIME.


  • Cecilia Kelliher

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    29-Jan-2016
    We came to Inchydoney for my birthday and it was the best ever. The hotel facilities are excellent. Loved the heated sea water pool and relaxation areas. The food is top class but the the staff are the icing on the cake.....friendly, courteous and responsive and a credit to the irish tourist industry.. Ar fheabhas ar fad.


  • Brian Lynch

    Customer rating:

    13-Dec-2015
    Fantastic hotel.... Food is superb and the staff are very friendly. The attention to detail of the decor and art makes this a very special place


  • Michelle Bowe

    Customer rating:

    13-Dec-2015
    Wonderful friendly staff, excellent facilities. We will defiantly be back in the futire


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    3-Dec-2015
    excellent hotel and spa


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    26-Nov-2015
    Everything lived up to and exceeded expectations but nothing more so than the staff. I have never met a group of staf who could not do enough to help you throughout the whole visit. We will definately be back to this beautiful place.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    23-Nov-2015
    Great staff and hospitality service.


  • Harriett A Kelleher

    Customer rating:

    8-Nov-2015
    I had such a great time, I didn't want to leave. It was the most relaxed I've been in years.


  • Jason Grogan

    Customer rating:

    6-Nov-2015
    Staff really friendly and helpful. Spa and pool area excellent. It's the little things the chocolates and weather updates in the evening we thought where really nice. Overall stay was excellent really relaxing and food was fabulous. The beach and views where really lovely.


  • Eileanora Ni charthaig

    Customer rating:

    5-Nov-2015
    Just perfect. The hotel is wonderful and stylish , the food is fantastic ( gluten free no trouble at all) and the staff could not be more accomodating. The Spa is the best I have ever been in and the sea water in the pool is so invigorating. My husband and I both agree that this is our favourite place to stay .


  • Derek Curtin

    Customer rating:

    28-Oct-2015
    I would highly recommend Inchadonny Island Lodge and spa. The staff are absolutely fantastic and everything about the place is so relaxing. A special word for the singer Dave who was playing on the weekend we stayed there. He is a wonderful musician and singer and a gentleman to go with it. Made the weekend for us. Also I forgot my jacket when I left and when contacted they posted it out to me free of charge and arrived the following day. I cannot praise this hotel enough. Derek


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    27-Oct-2015
    Excellent room, facilities and food. Staff very polite and attentive. Eclectic hotel decor; the Graham Knuttel and Markey Robinsons are particular favourites! Thank you for a wonderful (if not too short) stay.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    27-Oct-2015
    friendly staff, lovely food in the bar and at breakfast time. Never have i been to a hotel before where we were offered a complementry drink on our arrival thats a first and was enjoyed greatly and a lovely pot of jam on our departure. Kieran and I will defenitely be back and i also had a lovely massage in the spa and also had a dip in the pool. Well done to all who work so hard at inchadoney to make our stay truly wonderful thanks!


  • Patricia Crowley

    Customer rating:

    27-Oct-2015
    I spent a most relaxing and enjoyable night at the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa with a friend as a birthday treat. The staff were wonderful and so friendly. The hotel is so beautiful and the location stunning. I will definitely be back!


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    25-Oct-2015
    Lovely break very helpful and friendly staff excellent location thanks for pot of jam and complimentary drink on arrival!


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    12-Oct-2015
    We had stayed some years back and the hotel is still pristine,the rooms very well appointed and looked after,food,service,staff and facilities were excellent and all with the bonus of a beautiful beach outside for walks or just views.We will be back


  • james di fusco

    Customer rating:

    7-Oct-2015
    Fantastic stay. Everyone we met in the hotel always had a smile and said a little hello. Really relaxing and comfortable stay. Will definitely be back very soon. Cheers guys. Special mention to Kevin the guy who brought us to our room and served us in the bar. His tash is waxed to perfection. :)


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    7-Oct-2015
    Very friendly staff. Lovely and relaxing.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    30-Sep-2015
    Everything was fabulous , staff couldn't have been more helpful and professional. The hotel is beautiful with an amazing location . I will be recommending a visit to everyone and we are already planning our next visit ourselves.


  • Mary McInerney

    Customer rating:

    24-Sep-2015
    I had the most fantastic room with full view of the eastern beach. It was beautiful. The food was top class and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. I cant wait for my next visit.


  • Hotel guest

    Customer rating:

    18-Sep-2015
    Beautiful hotel.. spotless, comfortable all the staff where extremely friendly and helpful..,the heated indoor pool is fab.. location is lovely .. very relaxing.


  • Carole Dickie

    Customer rating:

    14-Sep-2015
    Perfect stay - again! Service was exceptional, so friendly and personal, the food was delicious and the bedroom stylish and comfortable. I was delighted with my treatment at the spa. Overall, excellent value for money in a beautiful setting - thank you :-)


  • Patricia Skelly

    Customer rating:

    11-Sep-2015
    We had a most comfortable room, lovely view, complete silence except for the sound of the sea and wind which lulled one to sleep. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. We dined in the Bar/bistro which we found to be excellent. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We will be back.


  • Maureen Doyle

    Customer rating:

    11-Sep-2015
    We have had a very relaxing break at inchydoney island lodge. We enjoyed the relaxed and comfortable environment. The spa treatment was most enjoyable. The location is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed walking the fantastic beaches. I would definitely come back to this hotel.


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