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88 reviews
The View With A Room
Captain's Table & Sitting Room
Looking Out To Sea
Roof Terrace with panoramic views of Cork Harbour
Kitchen with granite worktops
Master Bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Bedroom No 2
Bedroom No 3
Bathroom No 2
Sunny Cobh
Harbour View
Ships passing
Colourful Cobh
The former White Star Line Offices now the Titantic Bar and Restaurant
Looking out to sea
Shiver me timbers !
Some American friends arrive in their own transport ! USS Leyte Gulf
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cobh, County Cork

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funstardr...
Derbyshire
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Top Quality Holiday Apartment”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This apartment is one of the best that we have stayed in, the owners, Ken and Mairead could not do enough for us. They met us in the centre of Cobh and we followed them back to the apartment, whilst they were showing us round, they noticed that the ice cube trays were half empty, they left us to get on with unpacking etc., and then about ten minuets later returned with a great big bag of ice cubes, how lovely was that, in all the other holiday rentals we have stayed in we have never even met the owners, the key has usually been left in a safe or in the local pub, but Ken and Mairead really give you the personal touch. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean, and everything was top quality and comfortable, no lumpy beds or cheap cutlery here. The weather was very kind to us and only rained on our last day, so we were able to make good use of the roof terrace. We saw a cruise ship come in on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday morning, and they sailed right past the front of the apartment. The Irish people are so friendly and warm, we went into one shop on my birthday, and I was joking that my husband had bought a nice jumper and I had bought a utensil pot, as we went to pay, the lady got a lovely print of Cobh and put it in our bag, she said "now you can't say you haven't had anything for your birthday" Unbelievable generosity, I can't see that ever happening in England. We ate in the Quays restaurant and the Waterside restaurant, which both served lovely food and are situated right by where the cruise ships are moored. I would absolutely recommend this apartment, and beautiful Cobh, book it now, you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: The quality of everything in the apartment, and the roof terrace
Liked least: Nothing, everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review about The Waterfront Penthouse and the town of Cobh.Yes,the locals are very friendly towards our many international visitors and we're delighted you went away with such happy memories.Hope to see you here again soon.
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Gastromum
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

With trip advisor for every good review there is often a bad review so sometimes it's hard to know if it useful or not. In the case of The Waterfront in Cobh there has never been a bad review so already I was very hopeful!
The apartment was spotless, excellently furnished and gave a fantastic view across the harbour. Ken and Mairead were really helpful and Cobh was a great base to see Kinsale, The Ring of Kerry and lots of other activities for all the family. Definitely recommend this apartment.

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Management Response
1 Sep 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to review The Waterfront Penthouse. We really do appreciate guests who tell us what they think of the apartment.We work hard to ensure visitors have a great time and it keeps us on our toes ! Glad to see you also spent time touring around West Cork which is easily reachable from Cobh.Hope to see you again sometime soon.
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Robin M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A beautiful Penthouse apartment in an ideal location”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Had the great pleasure of staying in this fantastic penthouse apartment.3 bedrooms one with en-suite and separate family bathroom. All the necessary equipment is provided in kitchen etc.
The property has a large balcony which was so handy for both sun bathing and watching the Cruise Liners arriving on a daily basis. We dealt with Mairead who along with her husband owns the apartment. Mairead could not have been more helpful giving us names of places to visit and eateries. TV's are provided in the Master bedroom and the open plan kitchen / dining / living area. sea views from each bedroom and the dining table ideally situated to view the passing boats and ships. Quite simply this was a fantastic base for visiting the many attractions in and around Cobh. We would all return in a heartbeat

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: All was good
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Penthouse Apartment and we're really delighted you had a fantastic stay in Cobh. We're pleased when guests go away relaxed after their holiday,especially when the sun has been shining.Look forward to seeing you again soon. Mairead.
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Stewart H
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant apartment, brilliant spot, rubbish weather!”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We recently stayed in Ken's Waterfront apartment in the very picturesque village of Cobh County Cork. We had arranged to meet Ken who then guided us a short distance to the apartment. On arrival i have to admit the entrance area, in the basement, was a little unwelcoming, but once we walked into the apartment we soon had very big smiles on our faces! The apartment itself was just what we expected from the pictures and more. Spotlessly clean, very spacious, everything u could possibly need and the views over cork harbour were amazing. We were lucky enough to be there at the same time a couple of large cruise ships came into the harbour which was quite a sight. All in all we had a fantastic trip, even though the weather was awful! Ken was a very welcoming and knowledgeable host and answered any questions we had concerning Cobh and adjoining area. I would most definitely recommend this apartment to anyone considering Cobh as a possible holiday destination and will definitely be back in the future.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
Many thanks for posting you review of The Waterfront Penthouse in Cobh and we're delighted you and your family had such an enjoyable time.We can do most things to help our guests have a great time but unfortunately the weather is beyond our control! See you again soon.
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Mimijelaj...
Methven, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect for our daughter's wedding day!”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Ken and Maruiad, thank you so much for making our stay so perfect. As the previous reviewer wrote, the kitchen was stocked with basics like sauces, spices, oils- thank you, very much appreciated as was the weekly clean and linen change. We were so lucky to see so many big liners like the Sea Princess and Royal princess dock at Cobh during our 3 week stay. We appreciated your email communication and loved bumping into you at your local! Our daughters wedding morning at The Penthouse couldn't have been at a more perfect location. The photographers' photos inside the unit are just gorgeous! Warm, comfy, perfect. As we have already said, we will definitely be back to stay at The Penthouse again! Thanks for making our visit from New Zealand amazing!

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Liked best: Location, view, pleasant easy to communicate with.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Hi Jennifer,
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at The Waterfront Penthouse and that your daughter's wedding in Cobh was such a special occasion for you.We're delighted you also made it up the hill to the Roaring Donkey - look forward to seeing you again soon.Ken&Mairead
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