Caroleville, the Blackrock Guesthouse, is room only until March 2024

Welcoming guests to our Blackrock home since 1992

Our warm and comfortable rooms in Cork, Ireland, are ready and waiting for you.

Please note we are renovating the kitchen and unable to offer breakfast with bookings until at least March 2024. We know, you loved it and we are sorry we can’t offer it right now, but we don’t want to feed you a bowl of plaster dust! Works are well-contained and well-away from the rooms so you can still have a lovely comfy and cozy stay, as we can recommend loads of breakfast spots nearby, from grab-and-go bakeries and delis, to sit-and-stay big breakfasts and brunches.

We are taking room only bookings until then, and hope to have our breakfast back on the menu soon.

Set in the quiet riverside suburb of Ballintemple/Blackrock, we offer everything you need for a comfortable stay and sleep – our rooms are clean and quiet, our WiFi is fast and free. We are the closest guest house to Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Live at The Marquee, and more.

Our room options include:

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.

  • Double ensuite
  • Twin ensuite
  • Triple ensuite

Mid-to-long enquiries welcome and corporate rates are available. Contact us at 087 2492477 or through the WhatsApp link below to discuss our best rates.

We are an established accommodation provider you can trust. Our family business opened the doors in 1992 and we haven’t looked back. When 2020 hit, we used the time off to renovate and we are delighted to be welcoming guests back again.

Walkers, cyclists, foodies and more: something for everyone

Want to see some of Cork’s loveliest scenery? The spectacular (and secret!) Beaumont quarry is right on our doorstep. We are close to the greenway and the riverside Marina – fantastic for exercise, runs or cycling. Bike parking is available – we’re popular with cyclists looking for a quiet bed near some great routes.

Worked up an appetite? Step out the door and explore our friendly neighbourhood – whatever you fancy, there’s plenty of options. You’ll find plenty of pubs, shops, pharmacies and cafes within a couple of minutes walk. Nip out for a coffee at Basil deli, grab a bite in beer garden of Longboats, or settle in pizza at The Venue Bar – all literally around the corner from us.

Here for a holiday or for a working week? You’re welcome with us.

We offer our 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:

We want our guests to feel our home is their home. You’re always assured of a warm welcome – just check our reviews on Google and Tripadvisor.

Contact us for our best rates and availability – best rates direct!

  • In Ireland 087 2492477 – 8am to 8pm only, please
  • From overseas +353 87 2492477
  • Or you can look us up on

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