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Gilbert's Bistro in the Square

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights it's lovely huge room an en suite the size of another bedroom it's right in the middle of town food is great and the staff are so helpful. Highly recommend this to everyone loved it. Whilst here try the Titanic experience and all the local bars are very entertaining and you can also visit Spike...

Thank PJ M
Longford, Ireland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for one night during a roadtrip around the southwest coast. Gilbert's was a great first stop on our trip. Situated in a very central location, with parking right outside, the room was simple but clean and the staff very accommodating. The double room had a large four-poster bed which was very comfortable and the...

Thank irish_student94
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had a great front room over looking the square, Very spacious & tastefully decorated & with a modern wet room .We liked it as it was self contained, Great value too, we brought our breakfast in the recommended cafe in the next square a very short walk away.Parking was easy in the next street or a free public car...

Thank lynx89
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Stayed in a lovely bright spacious room on the first floor of the building. Nicely decorated & had all the usual tea making facilities etc. & an iron too. Cute lampshades by the bed & also quirky chairs. Very central to Cobh town as its located on the square. Fine big shower area! It says free wifi but we were...

Thank orangeapple
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Food was clean and fresh and all served by very friendly staff. I looked for a vegetarian option and found a bruschetta that was very tasty. That was followed by mediterranean vegetable salad with goats cheese. My husband had the tempura fish and chips which he thought was wonderful.

Thank Jules S
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The room was very modern and had nice flat screen tv and wet room which we loved. Decor was fresh and new. Upon check in we found ourselves in the middle of the restaurant. Which i found weird and uncomfortable. There was people eating and drinking and we were standing around them waiting for the bar man to check us...

Thank SuperstarGer
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I got lost coming here but I was exhausted from a long drive I got there and had to move my car cause I was parked in the cab parking but I found good parking right away. I was a little annoyed at how rude the man was that I rented the room from and kind of weird the entrance...

Thank Melissa H
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Wow. What a lovely surprise. We needed somewhere for the night. Thank god we landed here. It was the cheapest in town. We got a lovely bedroom the décor was fab. The bathroom was huge. Very comfy bed. The food was good also. 5 minutes walk from everywhere. Really glad we wondered in. The lady of the house was such...

Thank JenniferRidge
Butte, Montana, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2015

It was pouring rain when we arrived in Cobh. The Gilbert's was easy to find and the staff got us checked in and to our rooms quickly. The breakfast in the restaurant was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Karla P
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Lovely big room and a huge shower. Very clean and modern with a 4 post bed too. Opposite the Titanic experience and the boat to Spike Island (Recommended). Staff and breakfast very pleasant. Would stay again.

Thank mark s

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With regard to restaurants in Cork, Gilbert's Restaurant and Townhouse accommodation is located in one of the attractive squares in the centre of the historic town of Cobh and nestling under the famous St. Colman's Cathedral it offers the unique opportunity to sample a delicious meal and then retire to the luxurious accommodation just above the restaurant. Gilbert's is the newest restaurant in Cobh. Gilbert's is different - come to Cobh and see for yourself. The modern decor complements the contemporary Irish food served in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Fully licensed, it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All produce is sourced locally where possible and daily specials appear on the lunch and dinner menus.Every dish is cooked to order. The restaurant can cater for small private parties. Parties can be tucked away in two cosy alcoves set back from the main dining area. ... more   less 

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Address: 11 Pearse Square, Cobh, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cobh
Price Range: RM409 - RM506 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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