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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 61 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed overnight in the Garnish - family of 5 We got there late - 10ish - and were met with tea and scones - nice touch. Breakfast in morning was great - make sure your room rate includes the breakfast Rooms - clean and well decorated - bit dated though. TV's didn't have much choice. Bathroom was tidy - and... More

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Madrid, Spain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not sure why this place got such rave reviews. It was average. I thought a B&B is ONE house with multiple rooms, not multiple buildings with multiple rooms. It had a very impersonal feel to it compared to other cozy, B&Bs I've stayed in. Also, isn't breakfast supposed to be included in the price of a B&B? BUT at... More

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Orange County, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really don't think I will ever fully recover from my one night stay at the Garnish House. My outlook on a breakfast included lodging will forever be tainted with the memory of two whole pages of some of the most delectable breakfast dishes one could ever imagine. The service was friendly and accommodating and when they explained to my... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for such a delightfully enthusiastic review of Garnish House! My staff and I read it with pleasure. It was a joy welcoming your group to Garnish House and we are glad to hear that you so thoroughly enjoyed both the afternoon tea and the famous Garnish breakfast. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to... More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice B&B spread over multiple town houses about 15 minutes walk from the centre. We stayed in a lovely suite about 3-4 minutes walk from the main building. There was ample parking at the back and a spacious, well fitted kitchedn, bathroom with jacuzzi bath and a large comfortable bed. Only slight downside to the room was some... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of your time here at Garnish House. It sounds like you stayed in one of our 1-bed apartments in our 'Aban Suites' facility adjacent to Garnish House here on Western Road. I have noted the maintenance issues you mentioned in your review and will pass them onto the relevant staff. Rest assured that should... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Garnish house was a wonderful place to stay. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming and the complimentary tea and scones on arrival were a wonderful and unexpected treat. The beds were very comfortable and the showers were hot and powerful. Rooms are spacious, clean and quiet. The buffet breakfast was sensational and very good value for money. Everyone should... More

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Cork
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two nights,walking distance of city centre , and I am seventy! Loved tea 'n scones on arrival...breakfast was best I've ever had anywhere... i.e. New York, London, Rome,Paris....ANYWHERE...10 out of 10... Keep going! Nuala Flynn

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 2 nights at Garnish House based on reviews on Tripadvisor and Guide Books. Upon arrival were treated to tea, delicious scones and cakes which were nice after a long, dreary drive from Dublin. Come to find out that they had overbooked that night and were out of double rooms so they had pre-arranged a room in their "Sister B&B"... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at Garnish House and for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the famous Garnish breakfast and the friendly hospitality we pride ourselves on. Garnish is pleased to offer guests multiple room types and our 'superior' room with king-sized bed and... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent just a night at the Garnish House. My daughter has been studying in Cork for the semester and I had just flown in for a visit. I missed my flight from Heathrow and was so tired to arrive 5 hours later than expected. What a lovely welcome! Immediately upon walking in, we were escorted into... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with friends for a weekend convention called Kaizokucon that was being held in UCC, so we were within the perfect walking distance of the campus. I couldn't get over how lovely and helpful the staff and owner were. The breakfasts were amazingly generous and the quality was top notch. I'm not a fan of scones but the... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for such a fabulous review, which my team and I read with pride and delight. We are all very looking forward to welcoming you back to Garnish House! Warmest regards Johanna Lucey Owner, GARNISH HOUSE More

San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for one night in March 2014 and were pretty disappointed. After am amazing experience at a hotel in Dublin (and with wonderful B&B's for the remainder of our trip), this place really stuck out as the one place we would never stay again. It has pretty high ratings overall (and was recommended by a... More

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of Garnish House, although I have to admit I read it with some surprise as it is not at all typical of the majority of guests who stay with us. I agree that the arrival you described was not as attentive and welcoming as we would strive for, and for this I can only... More

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Additional Information about Garnish House

Also Known As:
Garnish House Hotel Cork
Garnish House Hotel
Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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