Castle Hotel & Leisure Centre

A 4 Star Hotel with an intimate boutique feel. Family run with a variety of eateries all offering fresh locally sourced food.

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Facilities

Spacious Stylish Dining at Award Winning B's Restaurant

Bs Restaurant at Castle Hotel Macroom Cork

B's Restaurant

With an emphasis on local and seasonal produce the menu at the 90 seater B's Restaurant is a quality assured Irish dining experience. All ingredients here are local where possible, from the breakfast eggs and rashers to the best quality West Cork well aged beef from the butcher in Macroom town – you’ll get a local food experience throughout. B’s is open to the public and hotel residents on Thursdays to Saturday evenings. Executive Chef Pat Ryan has gathered a formidable kitchen team, capable of great creative imagination and flair. Presentation of all the local produce you’ll find on this menu is exquisite.
Dan Buckleys Bar Food at The Castle Hotel Macroom Cork

Dan Buckley's Bar

Dan Buckley's bar is a relaxed setting to enjoy fresh favourites such as a Wild Atlantic Way Seafood Plate or West Cork Artisan Producer plate whilst sipping on a craft beer. Now what could be better than that! It’s a busy hub of the hotel, and when we tell you about the food on offer you’ll know why. A casual dining bar menu is served here between 3pm and 9.30pm each evening. Each lunchtime, a full carvery is served from 12 noon to 3pm. The buffet offers one or two large roast joints of the day, plus individual servings of other dishes like quiche of the day and a casserole, or stew. All are accompanied with traditional vegetables. There’s a salad bar for those who want something lighter.
Home Baked Goods To Have In or Take Away at The Next Door Cafe

Next Door Cafe

Enjoy delectable home baked treats with gourmet coffee over the morning papers at The Next Door Cafe. As always the focus is on local produce and fresh ingredients all served with a spoonful of joy!. Most popular here for mid morning or afternoon tea is the array of homebaked scones, cakes, muffins and traditional traybakes like Caramel Squares and Rocky Roads. For something more substantial, try a sandwich filled with local produce like Toonsbridge Mozarella, or a bowl of daily homemade soup. Very popular at lunch time is the bowl of soup and half a sandwich combo, which sustains tourists sightseeing in the area as well as the working contingent. Daily specials are listed on the blackboard so don’t be afraid to browse and ask questions if you wish.

A Warm Welcome Awaits in This Family Run 4 Star Hotel

Relax at The Castle Hotel Macroom

Feel Right at Home In The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel is defined as a boutique hotel – a trendy handle for a traditional place of good Irish hospitality! But indeed it does have that intimate boutique feel - a place that is a just a little special. Owned by the Buckley family for over sixty years, the hotel is still family run and as such, preserves it's air of serving a community, while combining an up to the minute top level hotel offering for guests from further afield. Discover More About The Castle Hotel In Our Review Below.

Treat Yourself to a Pampering Session and a Swim

Castle Hotel Spa Good Food Ireland

Holistic Therapy Suite and Swimming Pool

Unwind with a holistic massage from one of our therapists. Choose from Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling or a Deep Tissue Massage. Enjoy a pre dinner dip in the 16 metre heated swimming pool or chill out in the massage pool and steam room.

Our Review of Castle Hotel & Leisure Centre

In the busy market town of Macroom, a landmark building sits upon the square. The Castle Hotel is a stalwart of hospitality in this West Cork town. A  place of good food and comfortable accommodation for many a decade. If you visit here on one of the Irish high days or holidays – like Saint Patrick’s Day for example, you’ll find this is the place the locals retire to for a drink and a bite to eat after the big parade through the town. It will be buzzing with local life. The Castle is an institution of sorts for the residents of Macroom – in the nicest possible way – which gives visitors to the area a real taste of life in a rural market town. The hotel also provides a splendid starting point for exploring this stunning mountaineous region of West Cork,  and the neighbouring county of Kerry.

The Castle Hotel is defined as a boutique hotel – a trendy handle for a tradtional place of good Irish hospitality! But indeed it does have that intimate boutique feel - a place that is a just a little special. Owned by the Buckley family for over sixty years, the hotel is still family run and as such, preserves its air of serving a community, while combining an up to the minute top level hotel offering for guests from further afield.  Substantial financial investment has produced a makeover of the highest quality in both public and private rooms and bedrooms.  Sleeping facilities include special touches in the standard rooms, some generous space in family rooms, and two high end suites for wedding couples or guests who want to push the boat out and add an extra bit of luxury to their stay. 

Staff here at the Castle Hotel are proud of its heritage and history.  Also, and rightly so, they are proud of its food offering. Restaurant staff are happy to be able to name ingredients on the menu and where they are sourced – which makes for a quality assured Irish dining experience in the three food outlets on the premises.  All ingredients here are local where possible, from the breakfast eggs and rashers to the best quality West Cork well aged beef from the butcher in Macroom town – you’ll get a local food experience throughout.  Choose from the friendly surroundings of Dan Buckley’s Bar, the casual dining experience at the Side Door Cafe, and the upmarket offering at B’s Restaurant, where Executive Chef Pat Ryan has devised an electic dinner menu peppered with produce from the region.

Weddings are a big thing at The Castle Hotel – it’s an ideal venue with  pretty Gougane Barra and its tiny church by the lake - a special place of contemplation for Cork’s own Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery here in the valley surrounded by mountains. Newlyweds and their guests often depart from here to The Castle Hotel  for a sumptuous wedding feast. The function room can handle wedding parties and celebrations for up to 150 people – with the fine dining element equal in level of quality  for these events as it is in the a la carte restaurant.

Residents of the hotel have free access to the hotel’s in house Leisure Club, which has a luxurious swimming pool and Holistic Therapy Suite, fully equipped gym, massage pool, children’s pool and steam room. 

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