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Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and myself stayed in one of the suites in the main building this summer while attending a wedding and visiting family in Cobh. This was our third time staying at the Bellavista. Everything was great. Lovely view of the harbour. Colette, Mark and Frederick, to mention just a few of the staff, were helpful in every way. My daughter and her boyfriend just enjoyed a 4 night stay and also had a wonderful time.

Myself & my boyfriend arrived down in Cobh yesterday to do the Spike Island after dark tour for his birthday. When we were booking the Bella Vista for the night we were giving an option on the website to upgrade to a Seaview room for an extra €10. We are beyond happy that we chose to upgrade as the room was amazing. Upon entering the room we seen a large bedroom with ample space and furniture, armchairs, tables, fresh flowers and chocolates on the bed. Beyond the bedroom was a kitchen/dining room complete with oven/hob, fridge and microwave. There was a table with 4 chairs and a small sofa. There were patio doors which offered beautiful views of the harbour and Spike Island itself and they opened onto our own balcony. We were bowled over by the room and how much value it was for the cost. The hotel is so close to the harbour that we walked everywhere, and after we returned last night from the tour we were delighted to be able walk next door to the in-house Chinese restaurant and get a takeaway to enjoy in our room. Breakfast this morning was lovely we both had the full Irish however there were also many other options on offer and the restaurant in which breakfast was served had views of the harbour to enjoy. All of the staff we spoke too were very friendly and very attentive. We were sorry to be only staying the one night as we really loved the hotel and all of its amenities however we will return. Cobh itself has so much to see and do it makes the perfect place for a break away.

Spent 2 nights here in self catering suite. Had the nicest stay with extremely friendly and efficient staff. Rooms were spotless with 2 bedrooms, fully functional kitchen and separate sitting room. Attention to detail was fantastic, chocolates in room on arrival and fresh flowers delivered when we checked in. Hot scones delivered to the door each morning were an added bonus. WiFi was fast, shower hot and sheets and towels fresh and clean. Beds were lovely and comfortable, decor was chic and overall stay was just perfect. Check in and check out were both efficient and fast and staff were extremely helpful. We ate in restaurant on first night and food was lovely, Chinese style and large portions. Atmosphere in the bar was homely with lovely fire glowing. Couldn't recommend this hotel enough and can't wait to go back. Thanks for a fab weekend 😊

I stayed at the Bella Vista Hotel for one night. The room was first class, it was spotlessly clean, warm, comfortable and spacious. It had all of the facilities one could wish for. The staff were very friendly, courteous and very helpful. The hotel is also ideally situated where all that Cobh has to offer can be accessed by foot. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this hotel to any prospective visitor. It was a pleasure to stay there and I hope to return in the not too distant future.

We stayed at the Bella Vista one night, on a whim. We had been working our way to Dingle and decided to stop for a night in Cobh, hoping to get a more small town authentic part of the country. That's exactly what we got at the Bella Vista! Beautiful hotel, amazing views, and nice rooms. We were really impressed with the staff, who were absolutely amazing. So very personable, friendly, and accommodating. We loved the city and how welcome we felt at this hotel. Definitely a highlight of the trip, and definitely will be back next time.

We stayed in the second floor apartment at the side of the hotel. The apartment was spacious and clean, with a huge balcony and fantastic views. We ate in the Chinese restaurant in the hotel which was nice and there was entertainment in the hotel bar both nights. A special mention should be made to the staff, in particular Fredric who was extremely helpful and friendly. Cobh is a lovely picturesque town with plenty of old bars. The Titanic Experience and Fota Wildlife Park were very enjoyable.

I booked a twin room for 2 persons at Bella Vista Hotel for the wrong night and realized my mistake only when it was too late to cancel for free, and when my brother and I were due to arrive in Cobh that very day. I called Bella Vista Hotel and explained what had happened, and asked if I could change the date of our stay. I was prepared to pay any difference in room fares. But the owners of Bella Vista Hotel took me by surprise with their understanding and accommodation - they allowed me to change the date of my booking FOR FREE and gave us a room that was even bigger than the room we had originally booked. Upon check out the owner Kevin Murphy asked us how our stay was and had a nice chat with us about Cobh. The hotel itself is a short walk from Cobh station. The room we got had a lovely view (see the photo of the sunrise that I took), the beds were very comfortable and the room was heated at the perfect temperature. A piece of bar soap and 2 bottles of dual shampoo/body wash were provided, so bring your own lotion. The hotel is also a few minutes' walk from Sorrento, a cheap takeout place with some of the best fish and chips and Nutella vanilla ice cream I've ever had. All in all staying at Bella Vista Hotel made our overnight stay in Cobh a memorable one. We will return for the angling and the kayaking soon. Kevin, it was truly a pleasure to spend a night at your hotel. I hope you have a good trip to Southeast Asia this December!

We had a room on the ground floor adjacent to the kitchen which was very noisy at night. Apart from that we found the hotel very pleasant, we ate at their Chinese restaurant one night, excellent food. Breakfast was great, the rooms were spacious and clean. Bed base was a bit annoying as it was a rim of wood low to the floor and about shin height. Bruised myself on it.

We stayed at the Bella Vista for 11 nights in September 2017. Everything from the clean, large room to the very friendly staff was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for Kevin and his staff. Our room was very clean, comfortable, and had a wonderful view of Cork Harbour. The breakfasts were very good and plentyful. The Chinese restaurant in the hotel was also very good. During our stay I had a slight cold and Fredrick delivered to our room a wonderful Hot Toddy which really did help me feel better. We enjoyed our times in the lounge/bar with locals and other hotel guests. Thank you Kevin, Collette, Mark, Frederick, and John. We would love to come back one day.

What can we say. Everything you could ask for in a hotel. Great facilities great food great location. And the "piece de resistance" the staff. Kevin, yourself and every single member of your staff we spoke across all areas of your business were fantastic- friendly welcoming helpful. Rembering our breakfast drink order, cleaning our room and John on their bar what can I say- brilliant. Thanks again you will see us again in 2019 I am sure.

Bishop's Road, Spy Hill Cobh Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites places you next to Titanic Trail and Lusitania Memorial. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Cobh, the hotel is also a short walk from Cobh Museum and Sirius Arts Centre.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites's 28 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch plasma TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

At Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Quad Room

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 835 reviews