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

Free complimentary breakfast is included in all room rates.

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.

Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

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

Breakfast info

Continental, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Free private parking available on-site


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Host Information

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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 *
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What's nearby
  • Páirc Uí Chaoimh
    0.5 miles
  • Frankfield Golf Club
    1.2 miles
  • South Infirmary - Victoria Hospital
    1.4 miles
  • St. Finbarr's Hospital
    1.4 miles
  • Cork Custom House
    1.5 miles
  • Cork City Hall
    1.5 miles
  • Collins Barracks Military Museum
    1.6 miles
  • Douglas Golf Club
    1.7 miles
  • Holy Trinity Church
    1.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Silverkey
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Temple inn & Venue bar
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/bar Live at the Marquee Concerts
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Nano Nagle Place
    1.8 miles
  • Crawford Art Gallery
    1.9 miles
  • Cork Opera House
    1.9 miles
  • Musgrave Park
    1.9 miles
  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
    2.1 miles
  • University College Cork
    2.6 miles
  • Fota Wildlife Park
    5.2 miles
  • Blarney Stone
    6.3 miles
  • Blarney Castle
    6.4 miles
  • Cathedral of St. Colman
    6.5 miles
Ski lifts
  • Live at the Marquee
    0.3 miles
Public transport
  • Train Kent Railway Station
    1.3 miles
Closest airports
  • Cork Airport
    4.4 miles
  • Kerry Airport
    51.2 miles
  • Shannon Airport
    59.1 miles
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Facilities of Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse
  • 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 Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street 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
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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


15:00 - 22:30

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


00:00 - 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 of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Legal information

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

FAQs about Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse

  • Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse is 1.8 miles from the centre of Cork.

  • Room options at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Buffet
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse by:

    • Taxi 15min

  • Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The prices at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.