Castle Hotel Dog Friendly Hotel Cork

At The Castle Hotel Macroom, we like to take care of all our guests in style, including our four-legged friends, taking the term "pet friendly hotel" to a new level. We appreciate that your favoured travel companion may walk on four legs, therefore we provide pet friendly services to ensure your favourite friend can stay in 4 star luxury. At The Castle Hotel, Macroom every hotel guest, including those who bark or squeak, will experience our exceptional service and facilities.

The team at the Luxury Castle Hotel, Macroom, will make sure your pet's needs are catered for in every way. Not only do we welcome pets, but we have created the ultimate stay designed towards ensuring your favourite friend has the time of their lives. The Castle Hotel's perfect setting is to beg for! At the hotels doorstep are numerous parks and trails to walk in. A firm favourite is the riverside walk starting at the walls of Macroom Castle! Here are some suggested Dog Days Out!

On check-in:

  • Your pet will receive a welcome doggie bag, which will include a toy, a treat and clean-up bags.
  • In-room: Food and water bowl with fresh mineral water.

Pet Concierge Services Available Nearby:

  • Dog walking, Grooming service.
  • Pet store details, Map of nearby parks and walks.
  • Veterinary services and emergency details.

Please view our 'barking' package details

If you require any further details please contact us directly.

Castle Hotel Four Legged Rules:

Only a selection of our guestrooms are Pet & Dog Friendly please contact us directly to reserve a pet friendly guestroom.

Pet charge of €15 per night.  At your time of booking please advise you wish to bring your pet as demand often exceeds supply.

The following are also our required rules for dogs:

  • Dogs are not allowed within the public areas of the hotel ñ ie. The lobby, bars and restaurants, excluding dogs for the visually impaired.
  • Dogs must remain on leads at all times within the hotel and on the hotel grounds and are never to be left unattended.
  • Dogs should be walked by persons of 12 years and older.
  • Owners are requested to clean up after dogs when on walks.
  • One dog per guest room only
  • Owners are requested to bring their own food requirements for dogs.
  • Owners are requested to walk their dogs regularly in the beautiful surrounding areas.
  • Arrangements must be made with housekeeping to service room with pet gone or with owner present
  • When registering at the front desk, the pet owner agrees to the hotel's pet policies, to be responsible for any damage or injury caused by the pet, and to absolve the hotel staff of any liability if the pet or another guest is injured.
  • Pets must be washed and on flea medication prior to arrival.
  • Owners should bring pet bedding; no pets on the beds or furniture.
  • Must have health certificate from veterinarian no more than 10 days prior to arrival.


We keep credit card details on file and use this as collateral where deemed appropiate if their was damage to any aspect of the guest room.

Dog Days Out in Cork!

We know your Dog is a very important member of your family. When going on holiday without your dog just isn't an option, we have put together a number of ideas of where to take your dog that are very close by.

Sullane River walk - just a few minutes from The Castle Hotel, 3 miles in length. Starting at the Castle Gate in the centre of the town, pass through the Gate entrance and follow the road for approx. 100 metres past the school. From here a narrow path winds down to the river bank and then meanders alongside the river through the beautiful Castle grounds. This section is particularly beautiful in early summer when the area is a blaze of purple from the colour of the rhododendron bushes. After approx. half-a-mile the path splits and you have a choice of either following directly along the river bank with the golf-course on your left, or following a narrow road along the top of the golf course which would then be on your right. Both routes re-join just above the Weirs where a new metal bridge spans the river. Here again you have a choice whether to cross the bridge and return to the town alongside the river or continue on further up the right-hand bank of the river to Raleigh Bridge, where again you cross the river and return to town along the opposite bank through the Town Park.

The Gearagh walk - just a few minutes drive from The Castle Hotel, 7 miles in length. You will see an old broken bridge extending across the lake. Cross the stile and follow the path over the bridge across the lake. This is an ideal walk for those seeking peace and tranquillity amongst nature. There are several picnic areas along the route with several interesting marked paths diverting into the Gearagh, continuing on for a further 2 miles you will have reached the far side of the lake and a narrow country lane. Turn left and follow this road along the far side of the lake until you come to a T-junction. Turn left and this road will return over the white metal bridge mentioned in the previous walk. When you reach the main road you have the choice of re-climbing Sleaveen Hill back to town or, turning right and following the main road back to Hartnetts Cross, where you turn left back into town.

Coastal walks - With many beautiful beaches within easy reach you can enjoy many a pleasant relaxing walk with fantastic views from the cliff tops or splash along the waters edge.

Grooming - 'The Old Bell' is situated on the N22 Cork to Killarney/Tralee Road, only a 2 minute walk from Macroom Town centre. They boast a first class, state of the art premises with all the relevant equipment to cater for your pets treatment.

Contact John at: 026 23573 or 086 0890984,

Opening Hours:  Monday-Saturday  9.30am - 5pm.