We stayed at the Victoria for one night in July 2010 when stranded in Cork following a disastrous rental car experience with Hertz (avoid the Cork Airport Hertz like the plague, seriously!). It was a cold and rainy Sunday night, and after hours of stress with Hertz, we realized our holiday plans were changing! We were looking for a welcoming, warm and clean room for the night and that’s what we got at the Victoria. It was listed in the Lonely Planet guidebook as mid-range, which is accurate. Keeping in mind you get what you pay for, the hotel is quirky, with sloping floors, lots of corridors and steps, which reminded us of the hotel in the movie the Shining. The reception was very friendly and made helpful suggestions about getting around the city. Our room was basic, but very large with a TV. The bathroom was clean and there was soap, which other reviewers stated they did not get. We paid 70 Euros for the night, which included breakfast for two. The breakfast was good, with selection of hot and cold food and good service. Once we realized we weren’t leaving Cork (thanks to Hertz), we did upgrade and relocated to the Imperial. But if you are looking for a budget hotel in a great location (really, the location is superior) and you can tolerate some quirks and character, this is a great option.