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The View With A Room
Captain's Table & Sitting Room
Looking Out To Sea
Roof Terrace with panoramic views of Cork Harbour
Kitchen with granite worktops
Master Bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom No 2
Bedroom No 3
Bathroom No 2
Sunny Cobh
Harbour View
Ships passing
Colourful Cobh
The former White Star Line Offices now the Titantic Bar and Restaurant
Looking out to sea
Shiver me timbers !
Some American friends arrive in their own transport ! USS Leyte Gulf
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cobh, County Cork

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EDNYC2016
New York City, New York
1 review
“May be the single best holiday location in all of Cobh”
Reviewed 28 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The Penthouse was better than advertised. A great space with a terrific views of the harbor and town. Clean, bright, comfortable and quiet. Just a short walk from the town center - pubs, restaurants and rail station.

The owner, Ken, is very friendly and accommodating. He made us feel at home and was very helpful with information on the town.

We stayed in the Penthouse for 2 weeks. We met great people - the pubs were friendly, warm and inviting. Even bumped into Ken a few times.

We will be back!

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Liked best: The views of Cork Harbor from the terrace and the dining table.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Mar 2016
Many thanks for a great review of The Waterfront Penthouse in Cobh and we're delighted you had a great time during your fortnight's visit.
Cobh has now become a place to visit all year round and there's always a warm welcome in the many cosy pubs in town which is where you kept bumping into me !
We hope to see you again soon.
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Sennenboy
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Perfect location for touring the coast.”
Reviewed 26 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This well appointed modern penthouse sits above Cork harbour in the charming town of Cobh and has magnificent views across the bay. This is not an area of Ireland we knew, but apart from historic Cork which is well worth a visit, we also explored Waterford and Killarney during our week long stay, both about a two hour drive from the town. Cobh itself has many lively bars and restaurants and an excellent waterside museum telling the story of Irish immigration to the US. The penthouse itself was spotless with comfy sofas and most importantly, a comfortable bed. A great location and first class selfcatering accommodation.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Mar 2016
Many thanks for taking the time to write about your experiences in Ireland and we're delighted you enjoyed your time in The Waterfront Penthouse.
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Jana H
1 review
“Brilliant Apartment”
Reviewed 19 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had been stayin in the Waterfront Penthouse as a group of six and the apartment suited us perfectly! We arrived by train and Ken and Mairead did not only give us the directions from the train station the the apartment in advance but did pick us up at the train station and gave us a lift to the apartment.
The apartment itself is amazing, the view is breathtaking and the balcony is surely a big plus for smokers. The apartment is spacious and the kitchen is equipped with all things necessary, there was even milk and coffee and other things provided!
Pubs, take-aways, the train station and main attractions of Cobh are all within walking distance, which is brilliant if you have no car.
All in all we had a really good time and thank Ken and Mairead for letting us stay in their apartment. :)

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Travelling group: Freunden
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Management Response
19 Feb 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review The Waterfront Penthouse and we're delighted you and the girls had a great time during your stay in Cobh.We know you also enjoyed a good night out listening to the traditional music session in The Roaring Donkey which runs every Wednesday night till late.We look forward to seeing you all back here again some time in the future.
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GillianDe...
Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location, Amazing Views”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in November 2015

The Penthouse is in a prime location in the centre of Cobh with amazing views over the bay! You're right in the town with access to all the restaurants, bars, shops and sightseeing. Ken was very kind to recommended where to go to eat, drink and sightsee.

We ate at few of his recommendations & tried the local Chinese takeaway also - excellent food. Even got to experience a very traditional lock in at the Rob Roy bar. This is a very traditional Irish bar, singing Irish music all night and it was great to join in. Cobh gives a lovely authentic feel to the people of Ireland - friendly, warm, laid back and great craic.

The Penthouse is immaculate with everything you will need and more!!! There is parking available. The views were the most stunning thing to wake up to - and come with it's only history lesson with views of Haulbowline and Spike Island.

I wouldn't even hesitate to recommend this to a friend. Worth mentioning that to access the apartment you have a lift at ground level, but there are stairs up to the apartment door so this may not accessible for those with disabilities.

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Liked best: Views, Location
Liked least: Can't fault anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
16 Feb 2016
Hi Gillian,
Thank you for your review of The Waterfront Penthouse in Cobh and taking the time to let all our prospective guests know about the fun time you had in Cobh during your stay last year.
But a lock-in in a traditional Irish pub with late night drinking and singing and dancing and revelry ?You must be mistaken.These things never happen in Cobh. Everyone goes to bed at a sensible hour.
Ahem ...
Come back soon !
Ken
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Des P
Bertem, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay, great town, great people”
Reviewed 29 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Just had a week, the place was great, well prepared, fantastic views and location. Very clean and modern, I would recommend and will return.

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Liked best: Great location, nice place, we were very comfortable there.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2016
Hi Des,
Glad you enjoyed your stay at The Waterfront Penthouse,Cobh.We reckon January is a great month to visit even when the weather is blowing a gale because the pubs are warm and friendly and there's always a barstool somewhere with your name on it.
Come back soon !
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