The beautiful city of Cork is located in the south of Ireland. This charming town welcomes its visitors with a great mixture of culture, nature and nightlife. Here, Culture Trip compiles the best places to stay while visiting the maritime city.
Hayfield Manor Hotel
This family-owned five-star hotel offers boutique luxury accommodation. Nestled within beautiful walled gardens, the hotel is a tranquil oasis in the vibrant city of Cork. They provide anything visitors could wish for, from leisure to business apartments, from wedding receptions to conference rooms. The hotel also offers spa, gym and swimming pool facilities, and even personal trainers. The grounds of the hotel provide a very relaxing walk where customers can spot bunnies and birds. The University College Cork is just a few minutes’ walk away and the city center is also reachable on foot.
The River Lee, a four-star hotel, is known for providing a five-star experience. The rooms are bright, spacious and comfortable, some of them offering a spectacular view to the river Lee. Visitors not only get to enjoy a fantastic breakfast with a great variety of options but they are also always welcome to visit the hotel’s lounge where they can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and pastries. To make the experience of customers even more perfect, the hotel is situated right in the heart of the city.
Maryborough House, as it was originally named, was built in 1710 by the Newenham family and has now become a hotel complex which includes 93 bedrooms and suites as well as conference and banqueting facilities, a restaurant and bar, a leisure club and a spa. This luxurious hotel, preserved in its noble antiquity, is surrounded by gardens where visitors can wander past hedges, flowerbeds and fountains.
Located on Lapps Quay, overlooking the River Lee and opposite City Hall, this four-star award-winning hotel offers beautifully designed rooms with air conditioning, a health and spa center with an indoor swimming pool, and plenty of dining options. What’s more, the Clayton is just a five-minute walk away from the city’s shopping and entertainment hotspots, and the main attractions are easily reachable on foot.
This lovely old-style hotel offers superb romantic accommodation quite close to the city center. Its building is over 200 years old and has a long history to tell: its past visitors included Maria Edgeworth and Sir Walter Scott. The restaurant, spa, bedrooms, bar and other amenities are all beautiful and immaculately clean. The hotel is a little quaint in an elegant and sophisticated way. The warm welcome provided by dedicated staff will soon make every visitor feel at home.
This hotel is situated within the grounds of Cork’s International Airport, which makes it perfect for travelers taking early flights. On top of that, it is a superb accommodation choice. The hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment of its bar and lobby and offers a range of guest facilities including the newly opened New Yorker Bar and the Atlantic Restaurant. The kids will love The Aviators Kids Clubs, and the Cloud 9 relaxation and cinema room.
The Kingsley is an elegant four-star hotel that offers a wonderful view of the River Lee, especially from the hot tub located outside the building. The hotel is impeccably clean and very comfortable, although it is a bit far from the city center. Its restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast with a special star among the options: the mouth-watering homemade granola.
The Lancaster Lodge is a four-star guest house with modern bedrooms. It is ideally located in Cork’s city center, overlooking the river Lee and just a few minutes’ walk away from The English Market, The Opera House, University College Cork, Fitzgerald’s Park and St Finbarre’s Cathedral. The hotel offers two types of rooms: deluxe rooms and slightly more expensive Jacuzzi suites.
This comfortable, beautifully furnished hotel is conveniently located close to Merchants Quay and Paul Street shopping centers, Cork train station and the Cork Opera House. The Fitzgerald Park and Cork Museum are also within walking distance, and the hotel is surrounded by many cafés, restaurants and bars where visitors can experience Cork’s nightlife. The 133 rooms of the hotel include, among other features, en-suite bathrooms, flat screen multi-channel TVs and free WiFi.
The Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel is situated in a stunning 18th-century country house. The original regency décor and the restored artworks give character to a 48-bedroom hotel with an old-world charm. The hotel is nestled among 22 acres of private woodlands, which provide the most relaxing and beautiful surroundings that customers could wish for. It’s no wonder that the hotel has made itself a name for being one of Cork’s premier wedding venues.