THE 1st of April marked one year since the much-loved Schull Harbour Hotel and Deep Blue Health Club West Cork became part of the Blue Haven Collection – a company that counts a number of quality establishments in its stable, including the Blue Haven Hotel and the Old Bank Townhouse, Hamlets Street Food and Gastro Garden and Rare Restaurant in Kinsale, Finin’s in Midleton and Kiely’s in Cork City.
The hotel has thirty well-appointed rooms offering spacious and stylish accommodation, as well as the option of self-catering apartments.
'We’re delighted to see more and more people coming down from Dublin or Cork City,' says General Manager Eugene McNamara. 'They find it a great place to explore the Mizen Head and the multiple beauty spots of West Cork.'
The hotel’s Deep Blue Health Club boasts a fully-equipped gym, a 16-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room – all perfect for guests to unwind after a day of adventure in West Cork.
Directly across the road, there are excellent local facilities that are popular with families staying at the hotel, including tennis courts, basketball courts and a public playground. Tennis racquets and balls are available at reception for the guests’ convenience.
'We’ve recently launched a new menu with our new Executive Head Chef Danny Barter,' says Eugene. Locals are already discovering the changes at both the Gracie Blue Bar (with its live music and laid-back atmosphere) and the Bistro.
Both feature panoramic ocean views and the Bistro will undergo an exciting upgrade to a full restaurant service for the summer. The hotel prides itself on using only the freshest local West Cork ingredients.
Along with their sponsorship of the local Tidy Towns organisation, the Schull Harbour Hotel will be at the heart of key events such as the Fastnet Short Film Festival and Calves Week in what is likely to be a very busy season and they have selected West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue as their charity partner for this year (2023)