The Munster Arms Hotel welcomes guests into its rich and vibrant atmosphere, catering for those who appreciate the comfort and class of an intimate setting. With exemplary hospitality, the hotel staff extend every kindness to each guest, reflective of our desire to provide an open and relaxing environment for the individual. Open fires create a cosy ambience, and with recently refurbished, stylish en suite accommodation, coupled with all the modern amenities a discerning guest would expect, the hotel is a haven of luxury and refinement.
Set in historic Bandon, the hotel is the perfect location to explore the wider area of West Cork. Abundant with attractions and picturesque landscapes unspoilt by development, this is a corner of the world full of romance and enchantment, inviting visitors to discover its many wonders.
Bandon is often known as the ‘Gateway to West Cork’, as it links the rural west with the more cosmopolitan centre of county Cork. From the town, you are a stone’s throw away from a plethora of activities and sight-seeing opportunities to cater for all visitors. Ideally situated 30 mins from Cork airport and 40 mins from the, recently re-opened, Cork - Swansea Ferry, Bandon welcomes visitors from all over the world looking for variety and a chance to explore some of Ireland’s colourful landscape and culture. From the nearby unpopulated beaches of stunning natural beauty, to the lively atmosphere of the Bandon Music Festival, to the multiple offers of water sports along the scenic coastline, The Munster Arms aims to cater for all guests’ requirements, promising unrivalled access to some of County Cork’s hidden treasures. It is an ideal base for visiting Cork City, Blarney, Kinsale, Killarney, Clonakilty and the Ring of Kerry.
Michael Collins was a guest at the Munster Arms Hotel in 1922 then known as "Lee's Hotel". He departed the hotel and headed for Beal na Blath with his companion Emmet Dalton, 30 minutes after departing, he met his demise, that was on August 22nd 1922. A Photograph taken of them leaving the Hotel, in their car known as "Lancia Touring Car" is located at the Reception area of the hotel.