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Eccles Hotel

Eccles Hotel & Spa is a 4 star hotel overlooking Bantry bay and Garinish island

Building: 1745

Since 1745, Glengarriff Bay has been home to a hostelry and accommodation on the site of the current Eccles Hotel & Spa, previously named Bantry House. As the years have gone by, this hotel has hosted many famous guests and historical occasions, offering the finest in comfort, charm and character.

Overlooking Bantry Bay on West Cork's Wild Atlantic Way, the 4* Eccles Hotel and Spa is an iconic 4* hotel in Glengarriff in the Beara Peninsula. This iconic heritage hotel is Glengarriff's only 4* hotel, and enjoys a rich history that spans over 250 years in its beautiful West Cork location.

All of the rooms come with modern comforts, en suite facilities, TV, VOYA amenities, robes and slippers and tea/coffee. Many rooms have striking views of Bantry Bay and Garinish Island. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available in the hotel.

Situated in the beautiful West Cork, an area renowned for its artisan producers, quality ingredients and great food. Renowned head chef Eddie Attwell oversees the kitchen here and Garinish restaurant and the Harbour Bar serve delicious and delightful dishes, with unrivalled views overlooking the bay. Eddie is extremely involved in foraging and growing his own produce in Eccles Hotel and Spa’s very own garden poly tunnels. Guests may also relax in the foyer lounge and outdoor terraces.

Eccles Hotel and Spa offers many activities, including a range of spa and wellness experiences, a stunning clifftop thermal area and bikes to hire. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Peninsula, there is an abundance of activities for all in and around Glengarriff. Whether it’s a walk around Glengarriff village, borrowing a bike from us to discover the Beara Peninsula, a visit to the bamboo garden, exploring the Nature Reserve, sailing on the ferry to Garinish Island, fishing in the rivers or lakes, a stroll in the Blue Pool Park or through the Ewe experience, or try one of the hikes around the stunning surrounding countryside, there's plenty to see and things to do. Enjoy a round of golf, go kayaking in the harbour, or venture further afield with an excursion to one of the many nearby attractions.

Open: From February to January - Room numbers: 57 - Rates: from 80€ to 300€ 

Rooms - Suites

Each of the 57 guest bedrooms in the Eccles Hotel have comfort of our guests at the core, light filled, embracing the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way outdoors. Each room is en-suite, with features to enhance your stay with us, from multi-channel TV and direct-dial telephones to hair dryers and tea/coffee-making facilities. Many of our rooms have beautiful views to the Harbour and Bantry Bay. All the bedrooms in the hotel are non-smoking.


The hotel’s Garinish Restaurant boasts its location at every point from the stunning panoramic views across Bantry Bay to the wide choice of classic dishes sourced from artisan food suppliers within our local region of West Cork. Dining at ECCLES Garinish Restaurant means enjoying carefully prepared meals and friendly service in pleasant settings. Our acclaimed Head Chef Eddie Attwell came to West Cork after almost two decades in the hospitality industry, including working in 2* Michelin restaurant Lenclume in Cumbria, as well as appearing twice on BBC’s Great British Menu. Eddie is extremely passionate about sourcing the best of local produce, ensuring Eccles’ tradition of using the finest ingredients from West Cork carries on. Restaurant capacity: 90 persons

Restaurant Awards/Accoldades/Recommendations:

  • John and Sally McKennas' Top 100 2019
  • Local Food Hero RAI Food Oscars 2019
  • Recommended by Lucinda O'Sullivan 2019
  • Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Award 2020

Spa & Wellness

Embracing our location on West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way, the Spa at Eccles Hotel features 3 luxurious treatment rooms, a deluxe double treatment suite overlooking Bantry Bay and the ultimate selection of VOYA organic spa treatments you will be completely pampered by our spa team in a world of your own at Eccles Hotel Spa.


Since 1745, Eccles Hotel has been welcoming wedding couples to this idyllic part of West Cork. With views over the beautiful Bantry Bay, this is a wedding venue like no other. Situated a short driving distance from the delightful St. Finbarr’s Church in romantic Gougane Barra, we will help you create the memories of a lifetime. From your first enquiry to when the final guest departs and everything in between, Rose, our wedding coordinator, is there to ensure that your special day runs smoothly. We can welcome up to 250 guests, and we are on hand to organise everything from flowers to fizz, music to menus, all in the magnificent setting of our Ilnacullin suite, overlooking the stunning Bantry Bay. Our seasonal wedding menus and drinks reception include locally sourced food, from West Cork Artisan food producers. We can also accommodate smaller wedding parties and each wedding will receive the same care and attention to detail. Wedding capacity: 250 persons


Cork Airport 92km, Shannon Airport, Co. Clare 187km

Local Attractions - Golf places - Parks & Gardens - Museums - Festivals/Events

Local Attractions Garinish Island
Seal Island
The Ewe Experience
Sunrise & Sunset Kayaking
Golf Places Glengarriff Golf Course
Bantry Bay Golf Course
Parks/Gardens Glengarriff Nature Reserve
The Blue Pool
Museums The Ewe Experience
Festivals/Events Jim Dowling Festival
West Cork Walking Festival
West Cork Garden Trail


Eccles Hotel

Eccles Hotel

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