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“Lovely hotel with lovely staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Maryborough Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Maryborough Hill | Douglas, Cork, Ireland (Formerly Maryborough House Hotel) (Douglas)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Cork
Rossendale, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel with lovely staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

very nice hotel and well placed for Cork. Staff v.friendly. Used the Espa spa which was v.good, although some of the facilties werent working - lifestyle shower and and lights in sauna werent working.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

spent a relaxing weekend at the maryborough. room was great with a nice view out to the garden from the balcony. staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Offaly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

The overall impression of the Maryborough is "grandeur" itself,but once you get inside you find a very homely and elegant hotel with very friendly staff.The gardens alone are worth staying for! Both myself and my partner come from Cork and we stay in the Maryborough when we return.The location is perfect for catching up with friends and family, as the hotel has an extremely airy bar and seating area that offers both privacy and convenience. ,or if we feel like a spin to west Cork its only a 5 min drive to the South Link road. The restaurant is excellent,every taste is catered for.If we feel like a night away from the hotel Douglas village is only 5 mins away with a great selection of bars and nightlife.
All in all the Maryborough is our number 1 choice for comfort,relaxation, and location.Don't forget to try the spa,you won't want to leave..

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

There is a room service menu in the room and this service is supposedly available 24 hours a day. I called reception at about 10pm at night to order a snack, they forwarded my call to the bar where they seemed to not know what I was talking about. The person at the bar asked a manager who said that no room service was available. The kitchen closes at 10pm I was told. So why then bother to provide a room service menu or to advertise the 24 hour availability? Moreover I heard a loud knock on the door of a neighbouring bedroom at about 1am with someone announcing that it was "room service". So if another guest can get room service, why not every guest?

Second issue was that I expressly asked for a taxi for the next morning with a credit card facility. The driver insisted on cash stating that he had turned off the credit card machine since the hotel never advised that a credit card facility was required.
I've stayed at this hotel maybe twice before and I've never liked it. The layout is awkward and while it is fairly well presented, there is nonetheless something "cheap" about the decor and the experience. Anyway I've stayed my last night there and won't be back.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

We stayed here on our honeymoon and the staff was so helpful with everything from dinner suggestions, internet access, and chyanging our plans for the remainder of our trip. We loved it and would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

Stayed here for a family weekend. My parents were celebrating their birthday and the restaurant staff could not have been more friendly, even organised a free birthday cake. The spa rooms are a little on the small side, the bath is in the middle of the floor and there is not much room for toiletries. The spa itself was really good, ESPA is one of the best. If there was any negatives at all it was with the checkout staff, they really need to learn how to smile - and say thank you! The hotel is rated four star but is in need of a renovation, carpets and furniture are a bit the worse for wear.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

We recently stayed at the Maryborough as guests at a wedding and it was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in. Once we arrived we were greeted by pleasant and friendly staff and the little guestures, like the welcome drink, sum up the atmosphere of the hotel. Beautiful surroundings and efficent service topped off a lovely stay in the Maryborough and I look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Address: Maryborough Hill | Douglas, Cork, Ireland (Formerly Maryborough House Hotel)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Cork
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#6 Business Hotel in Cork
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#6 Family Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maryborough Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the leafy suburbs of Douglas, yet minutes from Cork City centre, The Maryborough has a character and style all its own. The hotel delivers a unique experience in an exceptional atmosphere. From the moment you enter, we will guarantee you a level of personal service and care designed to match the exquisite surroundings of our 300 year old listed gardens. You'll also have an award winning restaurant, state of the art leisure centre with pool and luxurious ESPA spa on your doorstep. And for the families, be sure to visit our on-site pet farm and enjoy our outdoor games and activities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Maryborough Hotel And Spa
Maryborough Hotel Cork
Maryborough House Hotel

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