Castle Hotel Macroom

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The Castle Hotel Macroom is a 4-star family-run property with an intimate boutique feel. The Castle Hotel is an institution and landmark in Macroom and a stay here gives you a real taste of life in a rural market town. The hotel is also a great starting point for exploring this stunning mountainous region of West Cork and the neighbouring county of Kerry. The staff here are proud of the hotel’s heritage and history and very proud of the food offerings too. They are happy to talk about the ingredients on the menu and where they are sourced. This makes for a quality assured Irish dining experience.


All ingredients served in the Castle Hotel Macroom are sourced locally 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 Next Door Cafe and the upmarket offering at B’s Restaurant, where the eclectic dinner menu is peppered with produce from the region.

B’s Restaurant is a 90-seat bistro-style restaurant with an emphasis on local and seasonal produce and a quality assured Irish dining experience. Presentation of all the local produce you’ll find on this menu is exquisite.

B’s Restaurant is stylish and comfortable, the kind of place you want to linger over great food and wine.

All the menus include vegetarian and coeliac options and the wine list is sure to excited even the most discerning palate.

Rooms & Facilities

The Castle Hotel Macroom is a boutique hotel where guests get to experience great Irish hospitality. Owned by the Buckley family for over sixty years, the hotel is still family run and as such, preserves its sense of serving the community, while combining a top level hotel offering for guests from further afield.

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.

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.

Weddings are a big thing at The Castle Hotel not only because of the wonderful property but also because Gougane Barra and its tiny church by the lake is nearby. Gougane Barra was a special place of contemplation for Cork’s own Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery there in the valley surrounded by mountains.


Rooms and suites at the Castle Hotel Macroom are luxurious, warm and full of charm. Sumptuous drapes adorn the windows and large beds are covered plush duvets. It is all very inviting and cosy and you might have trouble getting out of the comfy bed in the morning.

Each of the rooms have all the amenities needed for a stress free and enjoyable stay including complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat screen tv, personalised safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

Bathrooms are spacious and modern with indulgent toiletries and some even have whirlpool baths.


The Castle Hotel Macroom proudly promotes real, local, sustainable food. Dining options in the hotel have an emphasis on local and seasonal produce.

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