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 guest house is 30 minutes’ walk from the city center. 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 accommodations 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

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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4 reasons to choose Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse

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  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • One review said there was parking and the property details say no parking. We have a rental car and I am looking for a place that has free parking.
    Thank you for drawing that to our attention Yes, we have plenty of parking at our B&B Kind regards Susan Carole Ville B&B
    Answered on April 20, 2022
  • Evening. We moved back to Ireland and are living in Dublin. My husband comes from Cork and so we are visiting his parents in Ballinlough frequently. ...
    Unfortunately we don't have large family rooms, perhaps you could try Woodview or Acron Lodge, but are in the Douglas/Rochestown area Have a wonderful...
    Answered on March 8, 2022
  • What does it mean that checkout time is 00:00 ? If my checkout is sunday do i have to leave at 12 afternoon or midnight?
    It means you can check out at anytime before 11am
    Answered on March 8, 2022
  • Are you near Douglas
    Yes 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk
    Answered on March 8, 2022
  • Hello, how far walking/driving are you from UCC?
    We are about a 50 minute walk to UCC and depending on traffic it's between a 10 to 20 minute drive
    Answered on March 8, 2022
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Host Info

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
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) 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 available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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


3:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


12:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, 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 need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


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 minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

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

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

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

Legal info

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

FAQs about Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse

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

    • Taxi 15min

  • Check-in at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Room options at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Triple

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

  • The prices at Blackrock Carole Ville Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.