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Hotel Suggestion for Cork City?

My hubby and I are planning our 1st trip to Ireland. We'll be going either in Aug., Sept or Oct of this yr depending on our work commitments. As we both have ancestry from Cork, we've decided to stay in Cork and explore the town and surrounding area (Cobh, Jameson's etc). Would love some recommendations for mid-priced hotels in the City Center. Many thanks!

Posted by
977 posts

Rather than stay in Cork, why not stay in a lovely little village nearby. Experience the real Ireland. enjoy it's a magical place. My daughter lived in Ireland for a year. Cork was not high on the' must see list' for the locals. Might have changed in the past 12 years?

Posted by
1887 posts

You might post your questIon on the Ireland forum. This section is for reviews of places people have been. A Rick Steve's Ireland guide posts on the Ireland forum all the time and and he is a wealth of knowledge.

Posted by
796 posts

I recommend Cork International Hotel. You can get anywhere from here and can get a free shuttle to the airport. Their prices are good- right now from $88 to $105 American- which is amazing since you get a huge room, very comfortable beds, a big screen interactive television, breakfast buffet, choice of room types, nice bathrooms, and more. They have a lot of music you can listen to, a fitness room, and a movie room where you can watch movies from a massage chair. The towels here are huge and cover your body unlike the skimpy things in many less expensive hotels. There are places to eat right there and don't miss the afternoon tea. I always go to afternoon tea when I can wherever I am and theirs is great- we had fruity scones with lemon curd, rhubarb-strawberry pie, sandwiches, chocolate macaroons and fondant chocolates plus tea and coffee. The wifi is fast too. As for the "real" Ireland (or anywhere else), cities are as "real" as the countryside and city people are as real as country people. One doesn't have to stay in a B&B in a tiny village to enjoy the "real" Ireland or other places.