If you're in Cork, and you eat , stay here.
In all honesty, I would have rated Garnish House somewhere between Neutral and Above Average if it weren't for the food. The rooms were okay, but nothing special and the bathroom was definitely starting to need some renovation. We even had to switch rooms due to plumbing problems from the room above. (We got a profound apology, and everything was resolved in minutes).
Despite that, I'll give an overall rating of Excellent purely because of the food.
They say they meet you with cakes and tea upon checkin, and they aren't talking about a plate of twinkies. We were shown our rooms and then brought to a sitting room with a fireplace, tea, and a huge platter of about 20 kinds of pastries, fresh and home made.
Breakfast was in a very nice dining room, and the food just kept coming. They had everything from oatmeal with Irish Cream to Salmon, a ton of different fruit, toast, and the usual Irish breakfast choices. I think we ate 2 or 3 breakfasts worth of food each day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy our welcoming tea with home-made scones and cakes upon check-in and our by now famous gourmet breakfast, in Cork City premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE... AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork. 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 3 to 7-bedroom townhouses), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary tea on arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garnish House Hotel Cork