TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING the Purchase and USE OF THE Bookserve Online Reservation System.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT the RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF Purchasers AND THOSE OF Vinyl Matt Media Ltd (trading as Bookserve) IN RELATION TO THE SERVICES OFFERED BY Bookserve BY WAY OF THIS WEBSITE and the Bookserve Online Reservation System (HEREINAFTER COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS the " SERVICES") BEFORE YOU purchase our Services, PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BY purchasing the Services YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT CLICK ON THE "Process Reservation" BUTTON. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL US AT info@Book-serve.com. The 'Bookserve Booking Deposit' is a non-refundable transaction fee deducted at the time of booking to verify the booking transaction. It is separate to any deposit taken by the hotel as stated in the Hotel Terms and Conditions. Restrictions: These terms and conditions specifically do not relate to the subsequent use of the Bookserve Services by customers of the Purchaser (i.e. the accommodation provider) making bookings using the Services. Separate conditions apply and are viewed by these customers during the booking process. Parties: These terms and conditions are made between Bookserve and whosoever shall use this website ("the Purchaser") for the purpose of finding out information about or purchasing the Services provided by Bookserve. Customers of the Purchaser are specifically not a party to these terms. Terms and Conditions Applying to the Purchase of the Services of Bookserve:
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No Guarantee of Continuous Access to Bookserve Bookserve cannot guarantee continuous access without interruption to its Services, nor do Bookserve guarantee secure access to its services. The performance of the Bookserve website may be interfered with by many factors outside our control. No liability for any losses incurred by the Purchaser from interruption to or corruption of the Services will be accepted under any circumstances. Legitimate Use of Services The Purchaser may only use this website or the Services of Bookserve for the specified purposes and hereby undertakes not to make any speculative, false or fraudulent use of this website or the Services on behalf of himself or other parties. Bookings made with the Services All bookings made with the Services form a contract only between the Purchaser and the parties making the booking. Bookserve is specifically not a party to any such booking contract and accepts no liability for any claims or complaints made against the purchaser. Display of Cancellation Policy It is a condition of the use of the Bookserve system and Services that the Purchaser will display a clear and unambiguous cancellation policy fully compliant with any necessary legal requirements by entering the details in the appropriate section of the Administration facility of the Services. Bookserve is not liable for any disputes arising between the Purchaser and their customers as a result of implementing this policy. Quality of Accommodation The Purchaser acknowledges Bookserve has no responsibility for problems arising from the quality of accommodation or service provided to clients making bookings through the Services. Accuracy of Information Bookserve and its suppliers have taken reasonable care to ensure that the content of the website delivering the Services is accurate. The Purchaser acknowledges and accepts that Bookserve can not be held responsible for any inaccuracies in such information. Bookserve is not responsible for any information which the Purchaser may enter into the Services. Complaints Any complaint regarding the business activities of the Purchaser is not the responsibility of Bookserve. Indemnity The Purchaser agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Bookserve from and against any liability damage or loss including legal fees and expenses that are incurred as a result of any action, inaction or omission by the Purchaser. Consequential Loss Under no conditions and in no event shall Bookserve or its suppliers be liable for any consequential or special damages or losses, however arising (including, but not limited to negligence or breach of this terms and conditions or otherwise) or for any loss of property, data, profit, revenue or business, however caused even if that loss or damage was foreseeable by or the possibility of it was brought to the attention of Bookserve. Limitation of Liability Notwithstanding the forgoing, Bookserve liability to the Purchaser in any and all circumstances are limited to the lesser or either:- (A) the amount paid by the Purchaser for the initial set up of the Services excluding any regular monthly license fees, or (B) Euro 700. whichever is the lesser. Assignment The Purchaser may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate any rights, duties or obligations hereunder except with the written consent of Bookserve. Intellectual Property The Purchaser acknowledges that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and relating to this website and to the Services are solely owned by or licensed to Bookserve. The content or data found on the website may not be reproduced, sold, transferred or modified without the prior written consent of Bookserve. Neither may the Purchaser modify, duplicate, display, copy, reproduce, license, publish, transfer or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the website without the prior written consent of Bookserve. The Purchaser further acknowledges that he/she must not use any of these intellectual property rights, or the Bookserve Services, except to the extent necessary to use the Services in the manner anticipated by these terms and conditions. System Integrity The usage of any device, routine or software which inhibits or interferes with the running of the Bookserve website or any booking concluded upon it is prohibited. Any action which creates a load on the Bookserve website or infrastructure which may be considered unreasonable or disproportionate is prohibited. General Conditions applying to these terms and Conditions
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The name Eccles first appears in the records of Bantry House(now in the Boole Library of U.C.C.).It states that in 1835 Thomas Eccles rented land and buildings comprising 28 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches from the Earl of Bantry for the sum of £16 and 12 shillings - equivalent to €21.00 in today's currency - per annum. In 1835 Griffiths Valuation records that Thomas Eccles paid rent to the earl of Bantry of £25 and 2 shillings for hotel, office and land at Reenmeen, Glengarriff.
John Eccles, son of Thomas, carried out major reconstruction of the Eccles in 1890 and also changed the name from Glengarriff Inn to the Eccles Hotel.
In the early 1900's the Eccles Hotel was still in the ownership of the Eccles Family and was managed by a Mr. Courtney.
The hotel was leased to the British War office from 1918 to 1920. During this time it was known as the Queen Alexandria Home of Rest for Officers and was occupied by soldiers recuperating from the trauma of World War 1. It cost one guinea (€1.90) per week for full board with fishing and shooting rights. From 1920 to 1921 the hotel was occupied by troops of the Essex Regiment. The troops were under the command of Major Arthur Percival (later General) who subsequently saw action against the Japanese in Singapore in 1942.
From 1921 to 1927 the hotel was managed by a Mr. Duke and later on by a Mrs. Galli.
The inaugural meeting of the Irish cruising Club was held in the Eccles in 1929 and a plaque commemorating this was placed at the entrance of the hotel. On the 75th anniversary of the founding of the club in 2004 the ICC invited four of the sister cruising clubs from around the world to join them in a cruise of the southwest coast of Ireland. More than 180 boats and 750 members sailed to Glengarriff where there was a major function in the Eccles Hotel to commemorate the occasion.
In 1929 the hotel was assigned to a company called Irish Hotels Ltd.
An Italian businessman, Renato Fogliana, purchased the Eccles in 1977 but after a brief period it was sold on the the O'Keeffe family in 1978 whose company, Irish Enterprises Inc., operated it for the next nine years.
In 1987 the hotel was acquired by D & B Murphy.
The Hanratty Family purchased the Eccles Hotel in January 2000. Since then it has been completely refurbished while still retaining its magic and history. The official opening of the refurbished hotel was performed by An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Mr. Bertie Ahern in October 2002.
FAMOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE STAYED IN THE HOTEL
In 1850 Wiliam Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) the famous journalist and writer boarded at the Eccles and described it as a pretty Inn.
George Bernard Shaw(1856-1950) stayed in the hotel in 1910/1911 and is reputed to have written extensively during his time here.
During the 1920's William Butler Yeats (poet & playwright) was a regular visitor to the Eccles Hotel. The Presidential Suite is named after him.