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Gresham Metropole Hotel
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Rochestown Park Hotel
Silversprings Moran Hotel
Hayfield Manor Hotel
Quality Hotel Cork City
Clarion Hotel Cork City
Oriel House Hotel
The city of Cork is the capital of the county and, if you believe the residents the capital of the rest of Ireland as well. The city's name comes from 'An Corcaigh' meaning 'the marsh' on which the city was built. Fording the river Lee, today Cork is split by the two forks of the river. A host of exciting international events are hosted in Cork each year, including the renowned Cork Jazz festival and the international film festival. Next year (2005) Cork has the honour of being the European Capital of Culture and a wide variety of Festival, Theatre, Arts and Music will be on offer. Whatever your reason for coming to Cork is, we will find you a Cork hotel to suit.
The best way to explore Cork is on foot; it is a relatively small area and you will be able to visit many of the tourist attractions in a day. We have a good range and variety of hotels in Cork city and indeed the County of Cork .
Located on MacCurtain Street, The Gresham Metropole Hotel is a 100 year old Victorian Hotel It is beside train and bus stations and just 15 minutes from Cork airport. Free car parking is available at the hotel. Just across the road is Hotel Isaacs, which has a sister hotel in Dublin city.
Hotel Isaacs, Cork, is indisputably one of Ireland's most unique hotels combining comfort and rustic charm with a wonderful literary theme, evoking memories of Ireland's most famous poets and writers. The Hotel is also home to two of the best restaurants in Cork. Walking around the corner from these two hotels will lead you across the River Lee and into the main shopping area in Cork, onto St. Patricks St. and the very steep St. Patricks Hill! If you make it to the top of the hill, the English Market is just around the corner, here you will find a fantastic variety of fresh locally produced and internationally grown fruit and veg, as well as a dazzlingly array of meat and fish.
Just a five minute walk from here on John Redmond St. is another fine central hotel -
Quality Hotel Cork City . Whether its for a shopping break, family holiday, business trip or just to get away from it all, the Quality Hotel has it all including full leisure centre.
Superbly located overlooking Corks infamous River Lee and facing
the splendid architecture of City Hall, you will find
Clarion Hotel Cork. 191 contemporary rooms, Sinergie Restaurant, Kudos Bar, SanoVitae Health Centre & Spa. Public underground parking nearby. Jazzy colours, stylish interiors and a wide range of modern facilities - highly recommended !
Cross the road to access Washington St. and discover the numerous pubs in this area. Continue on down this road and you will pass University College Cork and Hayfield Manor. If you are after a bit of luxury, you will not go wrong with Cork's premier 5 Star hotel - Hayfield Manor. Hayfield retains a serene atmosphere which combines the elegance of an earlier age with every conceivable luxury. This hotel is recommended by us as one of Ireland's great hotels. The Crawford Gallery in Emmet Place houses a wealth of art and sculpture.
Following the River around by the South Quays, cross at O'Sullivan's Bridge and you will happen across South Mall - the heart of the business and shopping district. Here you will find the Imperial Hotel which was acquired by Flynn Hotels in 1998. Since then the Imperial has undergone extensive renovations. South's Bar is one of the most popular in Cork and the new French style coffee shop is a must for all visitors
Continuing Southeast towards Douglas, you will find two very good four star hotels, just a five minute drive from the city, yet with all the quiet and charm of a country retreat, Rochestown Park Hotel and Maryborough House Hotel.
The Ambassador Hotel in St. Lukes, just off Wellington Road is also an excellent choice for accommodation.
If there are other Cork hotels , not detailed here, that you want to find out about or to check availability, please feel free to call us on the tollfree numbers below.Have a look at our Cork travel guide for more tips on things to do in and around Cork.
West of the city, on the Glanmire Road, is the Silversprings Moran Hotel & Leisure Centre; another recently renovated four star hotel with fantastic facilities including Watermarq Restaurant offering a fusion of International & Irish cuisine and the lounge bar with its plush interiors open fires and grand piano - ideal for a light snack or pre-dinner drink and the .