Spacious Stylish Dining at Award Winning B's Restaurant
Dan Buckley's Bar
Next Door Cafe
A Warm Welcome Awaits in This Family Run 4 Star Hotel
Feel Right at Home In The Castle Hotel
Treat Yourself to a Pampering Session and a Swim
Holistic Therapy Suite and Swimming Pool
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 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 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.