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Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

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Hotel / Restaurant

3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Inchydoney Island, Clonakilty Co Cork
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Tel: +353 23 883 3143

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One of Ireland's first seawater spa destinations, this famous hotel enjoys great views over the two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches at Inchydoney, which bring crowds to the area in summer, so many guests prefer it off-season.
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Pool Table
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Snooker
  • Spa (Destination)
  • Steam Room
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Playroom
  • Conference Venue
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Remote
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • French (Modern)
  • Game (in season)
  • Mediterrannean
  • Al Fresco
  • Attractive Views
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Pub Grub
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

One of Ireland's first seawater spa destinations, this famous hotel enjoys great views over the two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches at Inchydoney, which bring crowds to the area in summer, so many guests prefer it off-season.


Although architecturally uninspired, the building has mellowed as landscaping of the large carpark on the seaward side matures - and once inside the hotel, that pampered feeling soon takes over.


Dramatic artworks in the spacious foyer are impressive, and other public areas include a large, comfortably furnished first-floor residents’ lounge and library, with a piano, extensive sea views, and a soothing atmosphere.


Most of the generously sized bedrooms have sea views and all have been completely redesigned recently, so that they now have balconies in addition to air conditioning, safe and all the more usual amenities – and bold modern décor, with a good seasoning of bling which may noyt be to everyone's taste.


The exceptional health and leisure facilities make this a special destination for many returning guests; these include a superb Thalasso-therapy Spa, which offers a range of special treatments, and makes Inchydoney a particularly attractive off-season destination.


Special breaks are a major attraction - fishing, equestrian, golf, therapies and, more recently, kayaking - and the hotel has introduced some imaginative initiatives for  families; kites are available for guests' use free of charge, for example, and picnics can be provided by arrangement. And, of course, the romantic location ensures its popularity for weddings.


Conferences/banqueting (300/250); secretarial services. Self-catering apartments available (with full use of hotel facilities). Thalassotherapy spa (24 treatment rooms); beauty salon; swimming pool; walking; snooker, pool table. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room, cots available, baby sitting arranged, play room).


Rooms 67 (3 suites, 1 junior suite,2 for disabled). Lift; 24 hr room service. B&B €75-115 pps, ss €50. Open all year except Christmas.


Gulfstream Restaurant:


Located on the first floor, with panoramic sea views from the window tables, this elegant restaurant offers fine dining in a broadly Mediterranean style. Adam Medcalf, who has been head chef since 2006, uses named fresh local produce, organic where possible, on seasonal menus that always include imaginative vegetarian options - and willingly caters for any other special dietary requirements. A special feature is the 7-course tasting menu, A Taste of West Cork, which is offered every night in the Gulfstream Restaurant and changes to reflect seasonal availability.


Lighter dishes for spa guests are also offered, with nutritional information outlined.

Seats 70 (outdoors, 30); L Sun only, 1-3pm, € 29. D daily 6.30-9.45pm; set 5 course D about €60, also á la carte. Non-residents welcome by reservation; children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); toilets wheelchair accessible; air conditioning. House wine €25. SC10%. [*Informal/ bar meals also available 11-9 daily.] Amex, MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

N71 from Cork to Clonakilty , then causeway to Inchydoney .

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