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Muskerry Arms

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed one night at the Muskerry Arms. Took the bus from Dublin to Cork, shopped there for a few hours, then caught the bus to Blarney. Had dinner and a great Irish sing a long in the downstairs pub before retiring for the night. Met locals who were friendly and fun. Slept well and enjoyed a superb breakfast (included) before heading to the castle. We left our bags at the pub, then gathered them to hop back on the bus after ~ 3 hour tour of the castle. So pleased with this side trip and the Muskerry Arms was perfect!

We stayed at St Patrick’s weekend. From start to finish it was amazing! From the warm welcome when we arrived, it just got better! Fish and chips for dinner, lovely crispy fish and tasty chips, very large portions and great value for money. The Minnie Irish breakfast, more like massive, and cooked to perfection. Everything was served with a smile. Staff without exception were all amazing, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were large, spotlessly clean, and bed comfy. Live entertainment all weekend was of a very high standard. And the unpaid entertainment, the Irish certainly know how to let their hair down. Need I say more! Blarney lovely wee place, good public transport to Cork

14 of us stayed at this delightful place for 3 nights. The food was exceptional and the service behind the bar was excellent. These guys are the best and friendliest bar staff we have ever come across. I think we gave them plenty of custom those few days we were there and had some great laughs. Would definitely recommend this place to stay. Rooms are lovely and crisp clean. Thank you Muskerry and Blarney you made us proud and enjoyed your company so much. Hopefully see you again soon

We had such a lovely stay in this hotel. Breakfast was great and the staff was very friendly. The pub downstairs has a good atmosphere, food and wine. This hotel is very close to Blarney castle. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Just back after a fantastic time in Blarney, Co. Cork. We stayed in the Muskerry right in the middle of the village. Fantastic location. When we were there they were doing up the main bar but had Nell’s restaurant opened. We had lunch on our arrival before going to visit Blarney castle. I had the soup and my partner had the seafood chowder which he said was out of this world. We had our dinner there that night and I had the steak with my partner having the stir fry. Both were outstanding and great portion sizes. I had the toblerone cheesecake which is still been spoken about. Breakfast in the morning another treat, I having the pancakes and my partner the full Irish. The pancakes as good as I ever had anywhere. I can not recommend the muskerry enough with the staff been so friendly and kind. Well worth a stay if you are ever visiting Blarney. 10/10

We arrived at The Muskerry arms to a lovely welcome from all the staff and locals. We came here to surprise my sister as we hadn't seen her in a while as we live in England. We had booked 2 rooms and they were a very decent sizes and they were very clean, comfortable and stylish with very comfortable beds and a fantastic over head shower. We all ate here and every single one of us loved the food. After we consumed a lot of food and even more drink we retired to bed and came down to an amazing full Irish breakfast (so many options for breakfast which is great!) We had a short walk to the Blarney Castle and Blarney Mills, both well worth seeing. We came back and had dinner, again this was fantastic. We sat and had drinks with the locals and listened to the live music (both nights had live music and both were brilliant). We had another beautiful breakfast on the Sunday and unfortunately had to pack and go to the airport. I cannot praise the staff enough for making this the most amazing weekend ever! We shall definitely be returning. The cost of the taxi from the airport to the hotel was between 25/30 euros depending on traffic

They are currently renovating the reception and bar downstairs so entrance is through the restaurant which is around the back. Quick, friendly check in. The room itself was clean and well appointed, got a great nights sleep. Ate at the restaurant in the evening. The staff there were excellent, juggling a lot of things at once. I've stayed in a lot of hotels in my time but they were as good as I've come across. Highly recommended.

I came across some reviews by accident while looking through trip advisor and was taken back a few years to when we stayed at this marvellous pub/hotel. The memories are still quite livid regarding out stay,from arrival to leaving we had a fantastic stay. Beautifully appointed room overlooking the lovely green area,fantastic welcome from the very friendly locals using the pub area and terrific choice of good wholesome bar food or the fine restaurant. We stayed on a Friday and Saturday night and the place was jumping—absolutely wonderful atmosphere. If you want to visit Blarney make this place your base—you,ll love it

Four of us stayed here for the one night. It's a great little bed and breakfast in an ideal location to visit Blarney Castle. The rooms and dining room are tastefully decorated, the room had a view over the town square, very pretty. The breakfasts were great, as a fussy eater I asked them to adapt the breakfast a bit, they did so willingly. We ate in the bar for dinner, there was a special promotion which included a soup, main meal and pint for around twenty euros. This was a great deal but we'd all forgotten how large Irish meals are, so there was too much to eat, so go there hungry! The staff in the lodgings, dining area and the bar are marvellous, so friendly and go out of their way to be accommodating. If I ever came back to Blarney I would definitely stay here again.

The restaurant on the first floor was of exceptional value & quality. the service by the waiting staff was first class. very helpful & friendly.The nightly entertainment was very good. The staff in the Bar & restaurant made the visit all the more enjoyable.

The Square Blarney Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Blarney Stone and Blarney Castle
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

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 a restaurant, 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.


This guesthouse serves as home to a pub, along with a restaurant that specializes in Irish cuisine. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 11 rooms have coffee makers 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 of Muskerry Arms enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 286 reviews