The Bantry Bay Hotel
The O'Callaghan family has, since 1946 owned and operated the Bantry Bay Hotel with a truly "hands-on" approach.
The hotel is situated on Wolfe Tone Square in Bantry town and has, in recent years, undergone extensive refurbishment. Now under its third generation of O'Callaghan management, the hotel's atmosphere is one of friendly informality with the needs of our guests our main priority.In both our magnificent maritime-themed Bar and in our Restaurant you can enjoy the freshest of local produce prepared with mouth – watering effect. For the actively inclined or for those who prefer their pursuits a little bit more pedestrian, Bantry Bay provides an abundance of activities. From deep sea fishing, sailing, diving and safe windsurfing to pony trekking, bicycle trips and rounds of golf on the superb 18 hole Christy O' Connor Jnr. designed Bantry Bay Golf Course, there is something for everyone. So, if your day has consisted of meetings, mobile phones and migraine, or of sand, sea and sunburn, sit back, relax, and let us put 64 years of experience to work.
The first settlers who named the neighbourhoods of Bantry Bay in Cape Town and Bantry Bay in Sydney clearly had one abiding inspiration when christening their new settlements, the memory of the home they had left behind in the South West of Ireland. Beautiful Bantry Bay is situated in the heart of famous West Cork and boasts some of the most breathtaking works of Mother Nature that one is ever likely to behold. It is no surprise that an area as breathtakingly beautiful and majestic as Bantry Bay has captured the imagination of so many poets, songwriters and artists through the centuries, not to mention sailors from a couple of French armadas! Today, Bantry town is a picturesque market and fishing town with its centerpiece a large paved square acting as a promenade with attractive seating, lighting and floral features. Adjacent to the town centre can be found beautiful seafront walks which afford beautiful views of Bantry Bay extending as far as the eye can see.
The Bantry Bay Hotel, ideally situated on Wolfe Tone Square, so named after the famous Irish revolutionary, is mere minutes from these beautiful amenities and is the ideal base from which to explore Bantry and beyond.