Eccles Hotel & Spa

A paradise of gourmet eats and spa-based treats

Eccles Hotel & Spa

Since 1745, the site of Eccles Hotel & Spa has been offering the best in comfort and charm to famous guests from the world over – marking its place in history as one of the finest getaways in this corner of Ireland. Between our spot on the glittering shores of Bantry Bay and exceptional food, spa, rooms and service, our historic locale is one you’re sure to want to visit more than once…
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Building: 1745

Eccles Hotel & Spa is our iconic historic hotel on West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way. It’s Glengarriff’s only four-star hotel, and enjoys a rich history that spans over 250 years: one that we’ve done our best to capture through our book, ‘The Untold Tales’, which shares the stories of those who have passed through our doors, from British royalty to poets and troops.

What’s more, as rich as our hotel’s heritage is what it’s able to offer travellers today. All of our character-packed rooms come with modern comforts and en suite facilities, while at our award-winning restaurant, our Head Chef creates incredible dishes that speak to West Cork’s culinary reputation. Elsewhere in the building, benefit from sumptuous spa treatments to soothe your muscles and relax your mind… and when you’re feeling suitably re-energised, take advantage of our unrivalled location to make the most of the Irish countryside. Whether it’s a walk around Glengarriff village, a visit to the nearby bamboo garden, sailing on a ferry to Garinish Island or doing something else entirely, there’s plenty of things to see, experience, and savour. You’ll never have a bored moment.


‘Historic Natural Setting Hotel’ award at the Historic Hotels of Europe Awards 2022
Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Award 2020
John and Sally McKennas’ Top 100 2019
Local Food Hero RAI Food Oscars 2019
Recommended by Lucinda O’Sullivan 2019

Open: February - January

Rooms: 57

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Dining at Eccles Hotel & Spa is an all-round heavenly experience, whether you’re having breakfast, dinner, or light bites in-between. Our acclaimed Head Chef is passionate about sourcing the best local produce and working with artisan producers, and what’s more, forages and grows his own ingredients in the hotel’s garden polytunnels! Eat (and drink up) in one of our dedicated dining areas – Garinish Restaurant or The Harbour Bar – and feast on fare that’s scooped up numerous awards over the years.


Reflecting our resplendent and rejuvenating Wild Atlantic Way location, the spa at Eccles Hotel & Spa features three luxurious treatment rooms, a dazzling double treatment suite and the ultimate selection of VOYA organic spa treatments. Supporting your wellbeing, we also offer yoga sessions throughout the week.


Say hello to Rose: our talented wedding coordinator at Eccles Hotel & Spa, who’s here to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch (aside from getting hitched, of course)! We can welcome up to 250 guests at our historic locale, and can organise everything from flowers to fizz, music to menus, all in our magnificent Ilnacullin Suite that gazes out across Bantry Bay. Let’s make some memories – enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary

Bantry Bay Charters
Garinish Island
Seal Island
Beara Peninsula
Waterfall Alpaca Farm
Gougane Barra
Mizen Head

Glengarriff Golf Course
Bantry Bay Golf Course

The Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve
The Blue Pool
Glengarriff Bamboo Park
Killarney National Park
West Cork Garden Trail

The Ewe Experience
Store of Memories Museum


Jim Dowling Festival (June)
West Cork Walking Festival (June)
Chamber Music Festival (June – July)
West Cork Literary Festival (July)

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