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Fota Island Resort

5.0 of 5 Fota Island, Fota Island, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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tralee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

good hotel stunning looking hotel on arrival booked tru a special deal for stay on a web site a.a room was very nice lovely bed lovely shower area loads of space freee mags too read nice touch overall room 4 stars very clean too with air con food wise only ate in the bar but food was top class,brerakfast well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In a market place crammed full of product every hotel is aiming to differentiate themselves from their competition with a USP. The hotel Manager Brendan & his team of attentive staff are clearly making their differentiating factor that of excellent customer service. We stayed here for 1 night 24th January my wife & 2 kids aged (5&6), we were joining... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a genuinely positive review on TripAdvisor and for choosing Fota Island Resort to celebrate your recent family occasion. I am delighted that you enjoyed your evening and that both myself and the whole team here were able to meet your expectations in every regard. I will be... More 

peterborough
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked Fota Island direct with the hotel for a business trip: 2 superior doubles and a suite. The price quoted was less than any price on hotel comparison sites. I booked 30 days in advance and this lowered the price even more. The day before travelling I realised I had booked the wrong dates but a phone call to... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback after your recent stay with us here at Fota Island Resort and for choosing us as your base in Cork during your business trip. It was truly wonderful to read your review and to note that you were so pleased by your room, the service... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are excellent and deserving of its five star category. Breakfast quality somewhat of a let down. Buffet with overcooked bacon and black / white pudding. Eggs on order always oveecooked. The breakfast quality was consistently below standard. Breakfast food quality quite poor. Dinner quality was very good but limited menu options. There is better value and quality elsewhere... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am truly disheartened to read your comments and to note that you found the quality of breakfast to be consistently underwhelming. It is a matter of great concern to me that you felt this aspect of your visit let the Resort down significantly and I will be sure to discuss your comments with our... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing I've learned from reading some bad reviews on TripAdvisor is a lot of them are over minor discrepancies and could easily be sorted by notifying a manager, staff who work in hotels work extremely hard and can make mistakes now and then, nobody or nowhere is perfect and everybody has different opinions, but me and my wife's visit... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

On behalf of myself and the whole team here at Fota Island Resort, I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review on Tripadvisor. May I start by saying that it was truly a delight to read your review and to note that you and your wife had such an enjoyable stay here... More 

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

Stayed her in January and it was a nice trip but not a 5 star hotel.. Room was nice and food in the restaurant was top notch. My only issue with the food setup was that the restaurant can't cater for the whole restaurant yet the bar stops serving at 7 so if you don't make an early reservation and... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this valuable feedback after your recent stay at Fota Island Resort. I am truly disappointed that you felt certain aspects of your stay did not meet the standard we would hope to deliver to all our guests here. Indeed, I am particularly disheartened that you found our Spa to not... More 

Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in Fota Island a number of times now and it has just occurred to me that we haven't taken the time to write a review before. We stayed here again this weekend, on Saturday night. The check in was very quick with a very pleasant receptionist. I like that you are seated at a table for check... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderfully positive review on Tripadvisor after your recent stay in Cork. I am truly delighted that you have enjoyed your visits to Fota Island Resort and that we have continually been able to meet your expectations. It is always our aim to deliver an exceptional experience... More 

kerry Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here this weekend with 2 friends. This is not a 5star hotel by any means, this is a very average 4 star hotel. A 4star hotel with 5 star prices ! Check in was smooth and room was quiet spacious. We ate in the hotel restaurant on the first night, dinner was very good, they seemed to be... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some valuable feedback after your recent visit to Fota Island Resort. I was disappointed that you felt underwhelmed with both the food and service you received during your stay. We pride ourselves on delivering a five star experience to all our guests and it is truly disheartening to hear that... More 

El Sauzal, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fota Island is a beautiful hotel with stunning grounds. We found the staff to be wonderfully friendly and helpful. They seemed to be very busy with guests this weekend but there was never a feeling of overcrowdedness, attention to detail was bang on! The pool area was spotless, a little busy with kids around 10:30am but they have set times... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review on Tripadvisor and for choosing to stay at Fota Island Resort recently. I am truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you would recommend us so highly to others. It is always personally gratifying for both and the rest of the... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location - out of the city but not too far either. Easy to get to Midleton, Cobh or Cork City. The hotel is a 5* but I would not class it as any better than many 4* hotels I have been to in Ireland. The food for dinner and breakfast was excellent. However, the service was quite poor. Both... More 

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fotaisland01, General Manager at Fota Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Fota Island Resort on your recent trip to Cork and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I was delighted to note that overall you and your wife enjoyed your stay here and that our Spa, in particular, left such a positive impression. I was, however, disappointed with the standard of service you... More 

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Address: Fota Island, Fota Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Fota Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fota Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Fota Island Hotel Fota Island
Sheraton Fota Island Hotel
Sheraton Cork
Fota Island Sheraton
Sheraton Hotel Cork

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