A Luxury Legend
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Nestled amid East Cork’s woodlands, the luxury 5-Star Castlemartyr Resort is a destination richly steeped in Irish history and tradition. Situated on 220 acres, Castlemartyr Resort consists of a grand 17th century country manor house that sits adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle.
With a storied history that includes Strongbow, Water Raleigh, the Knight’s Templar and more, the Castlemartyr Resort was officially opened for guests in 2008. While ensuring the grounds and buildings have been tastefully updated, they have been magnificently restored and elegantly enhanced to offer 103 guest rooms and suites, along with 47 luxury self-catering lodges.
Castlemartyr Resort also includes a 10 treatment room Spa, with ESPA and Germaine de Cappucini treatments, a fitness studio and pool overlooking the gardens, and a Ron Kirby designed inland links golf course. The hotel offers four dining options: the Bell Tower Restaurant serving modern Irish cuisine with a twist, our latest restaurant, TwelveTen: The Grill, the relaxed yet elegant Knights Bar, situated in a restored chapel, and our informal Clubhouse offering a lighter dining option.
Restaurants & Bars
The Bell Tower - relaxed and elegant and overlooks the formal gardens. It offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest local and seasonal produce
Twelve Ten: The Grill - offers guests a casual dining experience with a selection of contemporary favourites.
Knight's Bar - the ideal choice for a relaxing drink, the bar provides a warm and intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a pre or post restaurant dinner beverage. As you would expect our bar offers a wide range of drinks to suit all tastes be it whiskeys, fine wines, cocktails and much more.