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West is Best: Explore, Relax & Eat

at the Glengarriff Eccles Hotel

West is best for your staycation this summer! Eccles Hotel and Spa is bathed in 250 years of rich history, set on the waterfront of the picturesque Glengarriff overlooking the beautiful Bantry Bay on a stunning stretch of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Offering the finest charm, comfort and location this summer. Situated in the West of Cork, an area renowned for its artisan producers, quality ingredients and great food - this Hotel is a foodies paradise! If you’re in search of a luxurious base from which to explore Ireland's most famous wilds, then look no further. 

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Beara Peninsula, there is an abundance of activities for all in and around Glengarriff. Check out our list of outdoor activities that you can explore while visiting Eccles Hotel & Spa. Visit Things to Do HERE

Explore the shore in West Cork and Scuba Dive with Bantry Bay Charters! If you are looking for an extraordinary experience then this could be the perfect Staycation idea for you. Bantry Bay Charters have designed an exciting diving experience for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but would like to explore the underwater world. You can also plan a boat trip ad visit whiddy island! For more information, click HERE 


Come explore our Greenway Getaway and discover the Beara Way, a stunning long distance walking trail in Counties Cork and Kerry, at approximately 184 km (114 miles) long. The walking route officially begins and ends in our picturesque town of Glengarriff, Co. Cork but you can join the trail at any number of points along its length as it skirts the coastline following alongside the scenic Wild Atlantic Way route! 


If it’s a nature walk you are after the Glengarriff Nature Reserve is spectacular, with the woods nestled in the sheltered glen opening out into Glengarriff Harbour.  Above the woods rise the Caha Mountains, with their dramatic layers of sheer rock. Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch with you! 


There’s nothing like a dip in the Atlantic to make you feel alive. Explore the Blue Pool, a magical harbour hidden in this beautiful area of seaside woodland, which has been extensively developed, is set in the heart of the village. It is the nearest walking area to the village and has many trails and walkways through an idyllic forested area with views of the harbour that are well worth exploring. If you pass beyond the Blue Pool itself you reach an area referred to as ‘The Point’ where there is a diving board and a beautiful sun trapped bathing area as well as a pontoon from which to swim off.


Teeming with exotic plants, thanks to the warm waters that surround it, a short boat trip from the village pier will transport you to magical Garnish Island is a must see!


And at the end of your day of adventures & exploring come relax and rewind at The Spa. The Spa at Eccles Hotel is a natural wellness environment unlike any other, the ideal destination for a mind and body rejuvenation experience. Visit  The Spa page HERE.


Finish your magical day with a delicious meal of culinary delights, prepared by The Eccles award winning chef - Eddie Attwell. These menus are bursting with seasonal flavours! Eddie is passionate about foraging and growing his own produce in the garden polytunnels at Eccles Hotel and sourcing the best of local produce and the finest ingredients West Cork has to offer.

Not to mention, our delicious breakfast is a recent winner of the 2020 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards! That’s brekkie in bed sorted too! 


Whatever your staycation requirements Eccles Hotel and Spa has you covered, if its outdoor activities, a romantic getaway, a foodie experience or just a treat yourself trip, West is best this summer!