We arrived at Cork Airport late Sunday evening in late October. It had been a turbulent flight and once having picked up our car we drove into the night and horizontal rain. About 90 minutes later we arrived in at The Waterfront Guesthouse, Baltimore. I had not finished stepping out of the car when I was met by John with the words: ' Ah, you must be Mark" We were shown to our stunning room overlooking the harbour and Sherkin Island. Awaiting us in the room was a very kind and generous thought. After a very deep and peaceful sleep on a truly MASSIVE bed we awoke refreshed and partook of a fabulous breakfast. By this time Kate and Youen [the owners] had introduced themselves and we were set up and feeling really at home. The next 5 1/2 days were very sunny; we walked, talked, rested, supped a few pints of the black stuff and felt oh so much at home. The staff are attentive without being intrusive. Nothing is too much trouble, they are genuinely interested in you, stop to talk to you and look you in the eye. We made visits to Sherkin Island, walked near Loch Hyne [go on, climb that hill........it is worth it!!!] the Beacon, did a boat trip to see whales, dolphins and grey seals, Mizzen Head, Crookhaven [go to O' Sullivans for crab sandwich, seriously good!!!] The people of Baltimore were great, always saying Hello, the pubs were good old fashioned non plastic drinking dens. There is a wide selection of food at all pubs and was very hearty, tasty and on occasions very very good indeed. Oh yes, the bathrooms are really well furnished with a fantastic shower, huge in size, huge in its spray, huge in its fun. Can't sy muchmore really except we are definitely going back next year......
Mark and Teresa Adams
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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