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Muskerry Arms

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for 2 nights. There is a small car park at the back of the hotel and we evidenced that some rooms were being upgraded with new bathrooms. Our room was in the loft overlooking the main road. The room was minimally furnished but clean and comfortable. We had breakfast at the hotel and also ate at the hotel both nights although there are a number alternatives across the road. We were happy with the quality of the food, the price and huge portions. Service at both evening meals was friendly and good as was the entertainment. One breakfast friendly staff the second breakfast a lady who is clearly unhappy in her job. We are not an inconvenience we are a paying customer. Also to the side of the Inn there is a supermarket and a butchers. Both mornings we were woken up early (6.30) by the noise of deliveries. Very convenient to walk to Blarney Castle

A little difficult to get up to the car park if you have anything but a tiny car. It's a steep, very narrow lane and you better not meet someone going the other way. Once there, you have to drag your suitcase halfway down this lane to the entrance to the hotel portion of the Muskerry Arms. The rooms and the restaurant are on the same floor so it is easy to access. The pub is downstairs and can be accessed via staircase from the restaurant or a main door on the main street. The location is an easy 5 minute walk from Blarney Castle and gardens. Also a short walk to the Blarney Woolen Mills. Perfect location. The food is decent and a good price. Breakfast is included and the restaurant serves dinner. Wasn't here during lunch time so don't know about that.

Our flight arrived late, and consequently we were arriving at Muskerry Arms later than we expected. We were hungry and knew the kitchen at the Muskerry Arms Pub would be closed before we arrived, so we called ahead to ask them to hold 2 orders of fish and chips for us. They advised us it would be cold when we arrived, and we said that would not be a problem for us. When we arrived at the Pub, we were enthusiastically greeted by Lilly, the waitress, who informed us that Tony the chef did not want us eating a cold meal. Therefore, he asked her to call him once we arrived so he could come back to work and fix a hot meal for us. Lilly helped us find our room, Tony came back to work, and in no time at all, we were dining on a scrumptious, hot meal of fish and chips. The food was wonderful, and the hospitality was unbelievably fantastic. The B&B itself was adorable. The room is over the pub and restaurant, and it was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and plentiful (it was a full, cooked to order breakfast that came quickly). We loved being a 2-minute walk from Blarney Castle which allowed us to beat the crowds by being there when it opened at 9am. Our only regret was that we only stayed at Muskerry Arms for 1 night. We would have enjoyed additional time at that delightful place— both the pub and the B&B.

The Muskerry Arms Guesthouse in Blarney was a wonderful place to spend a night and enjoy local pub culture. Our room was very comfortable. The staff were very relaxed and welcoming. Once we were checked into our room, we ate in the pub. Our food was fantastic. Breakfast was included in our room cost, and it was delicious!

This B&B is situated just above the pub, wtih during the season live music. When we stayed none of the nights there were no performances, so it was extra quiet. However, sleeping on the second floor, I think it will be a good night sleep, music or not. But keep you window closed (single glass) because early in the morninh there might be some noise from the street (suplliers, vans). The room was nice, well equipped and quite clean. Bath room was less clean, but good enough. Only problem was the lack of water pressure which made showering hardly possible without calling the restaurant (?) for resetting the system. Not so handy while being in the shower already. For the room rate you might expect a better shower!

We stayed here after visiting Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills. This is a nice little pub within walking distance. We had a room on the second floor and the guys working the bar were very courteous and helpful with getting our luggage up to the room. Room was nice and comfortable. We ate supper in the pub. Food was good, service a little slow but it was fairly busy. There was live music at around 10:30pm, and the place was packed. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.

We tucked in after visiting the castle and gardens, and kissing the famous stone. It was raining and we were tired from the wait up the tower, and wet in spite of our rain gear. I had the chicken curry and my companion had the beef stew, and both accompanied by a nice pint of fresh Irish beer. The meals arrived quickly and were piping hot, just what we needed. Portions were generous and the food very tasty. You could tell this was "home made", and made with love. Prices were reasonable and service was fast and friendly. I didn't expect too much from this pub as it is right across the entrance to the castle and gardens, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have no hesitations recommending a stop in this establishment after your tour of the castle!

Muskerry Arms is a large pub with good food and during the season live music. Both days we stayed there (end of May) unfortunately no live music. The room we had (second floor) was quite small, but cozy. Hair dryer did not work and both days there was a lack of water presure due to which the system stopped giving water. Showering becomes a problem than. A lot of street noise in the morning coming through the single glass Windows. Housekeeping can do a little better job! Food in the pub was first day great, the second day average. Breakfast is extensive and very good! However, seen as total the room rate is a little too high for which is offered.

This tab is in a great location. It is a short walk to the Blarney Castle. The rooms are on the second floor and are basic. Remodeling need to happen soon as the bathrooms and fixtures are showing wear. Everything worked in the room. The most amazing thing about the Muskerry Arms was the food. We had one dinner and one breakfast and they were both they best that we had in Ireland, without question. Great for, great service and good value for the money.

We were one level up from restaurant on 2nd floor. Easy steps and very quiet room. Basic and very clean. The pub downstairs had a great band and was very crowded but still quiet in our rooms. Restaurant was excellent. Best thing was it had secured parking and was a 3 minute walk to Blarney Castle. Good breakfast included with room. Order what you want.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Blarney Stone and Blarney Castle
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Muskerry Arms places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Blarney Stone and Blarney Castle. This 11-room, 3-star guesthouse has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Church of the Resurrection and Church of the Immaculate Conception.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM. This guesthouse serves as home to a pub, along with a restaurant that specializes in Irish cuisine.


The 11 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at Muskerry Arms enjoy free WiFi in public areas and a computer station. If you decide to drive, there's free parking.

Room options

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 253 reviews