Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is situated just outside the colourful heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, a region blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. Located on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, this is a wonderful base from which to discover the unspoilt and rugged West Cork coastline. Perched above Inchdyoney Beach, voted Ireland’s Best Beach, the resort offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and the inimitable coastline below.
THE HOTEL A warm welcome awaits you in one of Irelandâ€™s most exclusive and tranquil retreats. Combining luxurious accommodation, stunning beach views, as well as contemporary dining and a unique seawater spa â€“ the perfect getaway for people who value time together.
UITE S & S ROOM
The resort boasts 67 guestrooms which include Terrace, Balcony and Superior Rooms, as well as stunning Suites with breath-taking sea views. Self catering apartments onsite offer a home away from home feel, ideal for families or larger gatherings.
The Lounge is the centrepiece of the hotel and often cited as guest’s favourite area. It is an oasis of luxury and calm. We invite you to relax by the open fire with a book or enjoy a game of chess in the Library. The ocean view balcony leads off the Lounge and offers stunning views of the beach and Atlantic Ocean below. Lunch is available daily in the Lounge. Guests enjoying the Island Spa can feel free to roam in a fluffy robe and enjoy lunch without having to dress for the occasion. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3pm and is an unforgettable experience. Treat yourself to some of the delicacies on the tiered stand over a fresh pot of tea, or add some bubbles to the afternoon for that special occasion with our Champagne Afternoon Tea. Prior to dinner, enjoy a cocktail or aperitif as you peruse the menu over Chef’s Evening Canapés and after your meal the tinkling on the piano will draw you back to the Lounge to retire and enjoy that night cap.
The Gulfstream Restaurant
Panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline offer a stunning backdrop for your dining experience. The West Cork area offers an abundance of fresh produce from the land and sea and our Chefs create wonderful menus offering the best of fresh local seafood, organic meats and vegetables, incorporating local cheeses, butters and dairy produce. Breakfast is served daily in the Gulfstream Restaurant from 7am to 11am. Our stunning Buffet is a true feast, laden with Smoked Salmon, Homemade Breads and Jams, Cured Meats and Cheeses as well as a Local Sausages, the famous Clonakilty Black Pudding, and Bacon. Our Ă la carte Breakfast Menu offers a further choice of Local Eggs, Fish and Pancakes and much more. Dinner in the Gulfstream Restaurant is a culinary tour through West Cork, showcasing the best produce and artisan producers in the area. Choose from locally sourced Shellfish & Seafood from Oysters and Scallops to Monkfish and John Dory or why not indulge in a locally sourced Fillet of Beef, Local Lamb or Organic Chicken. Desserts from the Pastry Chef are renowned and range from Handmade Pannacotta with local Strawberries to Milk Chocolate Mousse and Citrus Baked Alaska.
Dunes Pub & Bistro located on the ground floor offers casual dining throughout the day. The outdoor terrace is a firm favourite with locals and guests alike
TR0 S I B BAR & S E N DU
With delicious classics such as West Cork Seafood Chowder, Crab Claws, Sizzling Steaks and locally Smoked Salmon or Duck, it is the perfect spot to unwind after a day on the beach. Our resident musician entertains guests at weekends and loves a sing song.
THE ISLAND SPA Inchydoney Island is home to Irelandâ€™s only Seawater Spa and combines a heated Seawater Therapy Pool with Thalassotherapy (seawater) Treatments, using heated Seawater from the Atlantic Ocean. The Island Spa offers a wide range of Spa Treatments including Massage, Facials, Signature Rituals, as well as a unique range of Seawater Treatments.
The Seawater Therapy Pool is a unique feature of the Island Spa and its benefits are numerous. Seawater is pumped daily from the ocean into the Seawater Therapy Pool and heated to 31 degrees. Swimming in water at this temperature allows the pores of the skin expand and the body to absorb the nutrients and goodness from the seawater. Access to the Seawater Therapy Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Gym and Ocean View Relaxation Areas is offered to all guests of the hotel with our compliments.
The sea , once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever ...
Jacques Yves Cousteau
From Surfing to Kayaking, Cycling, Walking and Whale Watching to Seaweed Foraging - there is something for everyone in West Cork.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Inchydoney Beach is a playground for the young and young at heart, enjoy windswept walks or learn to fly a kite or simply sit on the headland and watch the sun go down.
MAKE ME AN ISLAND Top-class food, opulent comfort, surfing, spa treatments, moonlight kayaking, scenery: Inchydoney in West Cork has it all. We woke up rested and revived in the morning to the dramatic music of the sea dashing against the stunning Inchydoney Island shore, and happily sipped Nespressos (nice touch having those in the rooms) on our balcony. If the weather is really dreadful, this is where it hardly matters. The resident’s lounge, a room that looks like a large but more fun gentlemen’s’ club has big soft sofas to get swallowed up in and read, or play Connect Four, or gaze out one of the huge picture windows at the raging sea while a fire blazes in the hearth. Róisín Burke, Sunday Business Post
FINDING OURSELVES AT INCHYDONEY When you spend your time beavering away in the big smoke, surrounded by concrete and stuck in traffic, it’s easy to forget how utterly gorgeous certain parts of Ireland can be and what opportunities for total tranquility you may find should you dare to venture westward. Nothing quite compares to those days when you can swap the sound of your alarm for the gentle swishing and swooshing of sea. And then there’s the view as you draw back your curtains to find a world of natural wonder laid out before you. That alone would knock years off you. A weekend spent at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from us. We’d give it more, but alas, we weren’t born with three or four thumbs. Caroline Foran, Image.ie
WEST CORK: TRAINS, BUSES AND TAXIS TO INCHYDONEY ISLAND
What I can tell you is that the fire in the resident’s lounge was very inviting indeed and the chat took over and before we knew it,it was time for a big feed of scallops, pork belly, fillet of beef and lamb in the elegant Gulfstream Restaurant. What a beautiful stretch of the Cork coast Inchydoney is, and a perfect place to get your first smell of the year of a salty sea breeze and seaweed. Anna Coogan, Irish Independent
INCH PERFECT.... “INCHYDONEY beach feels like the edge of the Earth- it is solace for the soul and a break from the rat race. This beach is up there with the best in the world.” Inchydoney is a place everyone should see at least once.
Caoimhe Young, Sunday World Magazine
THE CALM AFTER THE STORM IN INCHYDONEY Down corridors lined with a quirky choice of art work, you get the sense you’re in someone’s home — yes, it’s a big enough hotel, but the style is so autobiographical, you feel cosy — welcomed. And there’s the west Cork accent of the staff, the friendliness that even just an hour up the road fades with time and turnover. There, the pace is slower, guests stay longer, people engage — and it shows. Rose Martin, Irish Examiner
Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland Tel. +353 (0) 23 8833143 Call Save 1 850 60 60 90 Email: reservations@inc hydoneyisland.com www.inc hydoneyisland.com