Everything you need for a comfortable stay in Cork; our rooms are clean and quiet, our WiFi is fast and free, and a light self-serve continental breakfast is included. Set in the quiet riverside suburb of Ballintemple/Blackrock, we offer everything you need for a comfortable stay and sleep. Our guesthouse is 30 minutes’ walk from the city centre. It’s an easy 10 mins cycle to Cork or a short bus ride – and there’s a bus stop outside the door. There is car parking onsite, free parking on street suitable for vans and mini-trucks, and space to store your bike if you need it. We offer our B&B guests a quiet space in a safe – and lovely – residential suburb close to city’s heart. We are the only accommodation provider in the historic suburb of Blackrock and the closest guest house to: - Páirc Uí Chaoimh – concerts this year include Ed Sheeran, Westlife and Elton John - Blackrock Castle and observatory – home to the delicious Castle Cafe as well - Pairc Ui Rinn - Mater Private Cork - South Infirmary Hospital Our family business opened the doors in 1992 and we haven’t looked back. We used the enforced time off in 2022 to renovate and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back again.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Cork
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  • Paula
    An exceptionally high-standard B&B with a healthy high-quality breakfast and host Susie couldn’t have been more helpful.
  • Linda
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast choices were excellent and the freshly brewed coffee had excellent flavour.
  • Kathryn
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    An older building, beautifully renovated with modern facilities. Landlords were friendly and helpful and made us most welcome and comfortable to be there. Breakfast was just perfect for a busy traveller. On a bus route to the city.

Host Information

Host review score

We offer double, twin and triple en suite rooms All our bedrooms provide all necessary facilities that you may require, television, hair dryer, ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities , power showers, complimentary wifi and more
Céad Mile Fáilte, I would like to extend to you our warmest welcome to our family run Bed and Breakfast Carole Ville B&B has been a successful family run business, since 1989 Having been a bed and breakfast owner for many years, I aspire and enjoy achieving the highest standards of service Both myself or a family member are always available should you require assistance
Carole Ville B&B is situated in a quiet residential area in the suburbs of Cork city Our B&B is located in the picturesque area of Blackrock, Cork We are within walking distance of Blackrock castle, Blackrock village, Ballintemple village, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Páirc Uí Rinn, Cork Constitution Rugby grounds, Live at the Marquee, local food markets, golf club, pitch and putt club, Douglas village. We are also within walking distance of an old railway line which has been developed into a beautiful route for walking, running or cycling by the Atlantic pound and along the water front of Corks harbour. B 3km from Cork city It is an ideal location for walking and very convinent to get to the city centre, with excellant bus route
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dressing room
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 00:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 5 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that guests are kindly requested to provide an estimated time of arrival when booking.

Due to current ongoing renovations with our kitchen, we would like bring to your attention that we are not currently able to provide you with a breakfast, and that this is a room only service. Should this be an issue, feel free to contact us as soon as possible for a demand of cancellation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.