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Hotel Activities

Here at Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff, we can recommend a number of activities to enjoy during your stay.
Whether you fancy cycling around Beara, golfing in Glengarriff, kayaking in Bantry Bay or the hugely popular 
ferry to stunning Garinish Island, there are plenty of activities on offer!


With 3 luxurious treatment rooms, a deluxe double treatment suite with a double bath overlooking Bantry Bay and the ultimate selection of VOYA organic spa treatments you will be completely pampered by our spa team in a world of your own at Eccles Hotel Spa. Restore well-being and reinstate the rhythm and harmony between mind, body and soul with one of our signature experiences including a VOYA Organic Seaweed Leaf Wrap or a Deluxe Anti-ageing Facial, or enjoy one of our luxury VOYA Organic spa treatments for your face or body. 

West Cork Garden Trail:

When you stay, why not enjoy the renowned West Cork Garden Trail. West Cork is truly the garden paradise of Ireland, bathed as it is in the balm of the Gulf Stream which facilitates luxuriant sub-tropical growth of a kind associated with much lower latitudes. Our gardens are wonderful and diverse, healing and tranquil and must be seen! So, go on. Do yourself a favour and trail on down to us! Nearby we are lucky to have Bantry House and Gardens, the Bamboo Park, Garinish Island and the Ewe Experience to explore. 


We have a selection of bicycles availables for complimentary guest use, why not borrow one to take a spin around the area when you stay here with us. Cycling is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauties of Beara and we can recommend a number of routes to suit your needs. Try the Beara Way Cycling Route - this route is mostly on country roads passing through all towns and villages on the Beara Peninsula. There is no start or finish so you can join the route in any town or village. If you prefer, why not ask us about group cycling trips from the hotel.  Please contact reception for information or to arrange bike usage.

Outdoor Activities:

Get active on one of these exciting outdoor activties. Why not try your hand at bushcraft with experienced instructors to teach you some of the basic survival skills needed in the wild.  Finally why not try a hike in the stunning natural surroundings of Glengarriff. All our outdoor group activities are led by experienced qualified guides where all equipment is provided and no experience is necessary.  Please contact reception for information on any of these activities or visit Outdoors Ireland site.


The Spa at Eccles Hotel featuring VOYA organic Irish seaweed based therapies and experiences is a wellness environment unlike any other, the ideal destination for a mind and body rejuvenation break. With 3 individual treatment rooms, a signature Couples Suite overlooking Bantry Bay, a double seaweed bath, outdoor sauna and outdoor hot tubs, here’s a place that makes relaxation easy. Spa opening April 2019. 


Golf your way around stunning West Cork starting in our local course, Maureen O’Hara’s Glengarriff Golf Club and venture on to Bantry Bay Golf Club, with spectacular views before going further afield to golf the beautiful courses around West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Glengarriff’s nine holes are in one of the loveliest settings in Ireland, with scenic views abounding – the one from the fifth tee is exceptionally beautiful! For advice and information on Golfing in West Cork please contact our reception team. 

Bamboo Park:

Very close to us here at Eccles Hotel is a unique exotic garden, the Bamboo Park, situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff. The garden features thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views. This stunning park is open all year around and is just minutes walk from the hotel.


Why not take a ferry across to the beautiful Garinish Island when you stay? The ferry departs from Glengarriff Pier every 30 minutes during the season and journey time is approximately 15 minutes where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and even see Seal Island on the way, with the largest and friendliest colony of harbour seals in Ireland. Garinish Island is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, easily visible from Eccles Hotel.  Garinish is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.

Sea Kayaking:

Across the bay from the Eccles Hotel, for those feeling adventurous, Glengarriff offers an incredible sea kayaking experience. Travel through wooden islands, venture passed sheltered coves, and marvel at our rugged coastline. Get to know the friendly seals and vibrant wildlife of the bay, have your breath taken away by the vast Atlantic Ocean and beyond. See it all from the unique perspective of the sea. Just a few minutes walk from the hotel, this experience is not one to be missed! For more information on Sea Kayaking ask at reception or check out their website.

Other Activities:

We'd be happy to arrange a programme of activties for you to enjoy during your stay with us.
For any queries on activities please call us on 027 63003 or email