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Garnish House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Western Road, Cork, Ireland (Mardyke)
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Ranked #5 of 62 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Richmond Hill, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival we were ushered into the dining room and treated to a pot of tea, scones and a lovely chocolate cake! It was refreshing and set the tone for our stay. We were given a choice of a room upstairs or an accommodation across the street. We did not hesitate to cross the street! A full kitchen, sitting room,... More

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Keene, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights based on the positive reviews. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room however, not great. We had to ask for a fan the first night due to the heat and the noise. Our room was above the kitchen and we were woken by the smell of cooking breakfast, not great. Our toilet... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Garnish House. I was most disappointed to read that on this occasion Garnish House did not meet your expectations, when our goal is to exceed them. All our guest rooms are checked for maintenance issues daily by our professional housekeeping staff; I was surprised to read that one room had not only one but... More

detroit, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here 3 nights. The people that work here are very friendly. There is afternoon tea and a pastry basket when you arrive which I appreciated. I had a single room on the 4th floor and it was tiny. I think my dorm room in college was bigger. My remote did not seem to turn the tv on. I... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Garnish House recently and for taking the time to share your experiences with your fellow travelers. I was disappointed to read that you felt your room was too small, but I know the room you are referring to and the feedback from other guests who have stayed in it is that they appreciate... More

Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was excellent! Largest quad room in Europe that we stayed. The staff was superb!!!! 15 minute walk to the center (on the island portion of Cork). Wish we could have stayed more than 1 night!! Clean, clean, clean!!! Welcome tea was soooo nice and the breakfast was an excellent value.

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your fabulous review of Garnish House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your short stay with us and we hope to welcome you back for a longer one, sooner rather than later! Warmest regards Johanna Lucey Owner, GARNISH HOUSE More

Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started off getting there late and host was very nice about everything. Next morning food was delicious and very filling. Rooms were very clean but bathroom very small. Definitely would stay again cause everything is walking distance.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many B&B's on my stays in Ireland, and I must say that this was the best I have visited. It was clean and comfortable, and roomy compared to others. The breakfast was fantastic! There is no way anyone could ever walk away and still be hungry, or not find something they would like. I would have... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Garnish House. We were delighted to read that we were your favourite B&B in Ireland - high praise indeed! We are looking forward to welcoming you back as much or more than you are looking forward to returning! Warmest regards Johanna Lucey Owner, GARNISH HOUSE More

Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Garnish House Guesthouse is a great place to stay in Cork. It's far enough out of town that you're away from the hustle and bustle, but on the main street that takes you right into town, so getting to attractions, transportation, restaurants and shopping is easy. The staff is incredibly gracious. We arrived early and were greeted with tea and... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Garnish House. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and in particular our location. Garnish is ideally located on Western Road, just ten minutes' gentle stroll from Grand Parade, which connects the three main thoroughfares of Cork City's centre: Patrick Street, Oliver Plunkett Street and South Mall. Yet we far away enough from... More

Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Garnish House was a great place to rest our heads after a day of traveling and driving! The staff was very helpful and accommodating and the room (a triple-room) was spacious and clean. The complimentary tea and scones was a welcome snack once we arrived and the breakfast in the morning is just incredible and totally worth the extra... More

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Ballinasloe, Galway, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, We had the pleasure of staying in your B and B in June of this year for a short family break. Our room was lovely, the staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was amazing. Your selection for breakfast is amazing and our children were thrilled to get pan cakes for breakfast. Well done for delivering excellent... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my time here during a week of business. Comfortable room in a relatively quiet b & b with wonderful gourmet breakfast. Room was modestly furnish but perfect for a stay where one is not in the room but out a work or on the town. Small television with limited channels, desk, hot pot, end table and armoire composed... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of Garnish House, which I read with delight. I am most pleased in particular with your comments about our wi-fi, as a few months ago we upgraded our entire system, using a company who normally work with 4 and 5 star hotels. Since then our guests have often remarked on the speed and reliability... More

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Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
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Enjoy welcoming afternoon tea and a famously gourmet breakfast in Cork City center's premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE is an AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork city centre. Located on the Western Road, Garnish House's neighbors include the picturesque campus of University College Cork, the tranquil riverside walks of Fitzgerald's Park and the historic Cork Gaol -- with a city's worth of exciting dining, entertaining and shopping options only ten minutes' walk away.The ideal base for exploring Cork City's historic attractions such as the English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and the Shandon area, Garnish also provides easy access to Blarney Castle, fishing and foodie heaven Kinsale and Cobh (pronounced 'cove'), home to the Titanic Experience and famously the last stop of the doomed liner. Guests of Garnish enjoy amenities such as 24-hour reception, ample parking, a wide variety of room types (including self-catering apartments and a 7-bedroom townhouse), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary afternoon tea on arrival. ... more   less 
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