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“Sunday visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel Cork
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lapps Quay, Cork, Ireland (Centre)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Cork
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1 review
“Sunday visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hi, just want to say that yesterday we were having a birthday day out for our daughter and went to the Clarion Hotel which was our first visit. When we arrived we had the pleasure of sitting down listening to beautiful jazz in the foyer which you do not get nowadays. The staff were excellent and friendly and then we went into Kudos and had a lovely lunch. Well done as its good to see that ye are entertaining the guests and public which alot of hotels do not do today

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
We are delighted to see that you had such a positive experience during your stay with us and that you had the opportunity to enjoy the Jazz trio in the Atrium, I have passed your kind comments on to the team and it is great to see that you found them friendly and engaging when dealing with them.
We look forward to welcoming you Back to our Hotel in the near future.
Warm regards
Maureen Buckley
Guest Relations Manager
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterford, Ireland
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Excellent location!
We found the staff to be very accommodating.
Breakfast was also excellent.
We would like to have a special mention for Valerie as we found her very warm and welcoming and most accommodating
Keep up the excellent work.
Grace and Emma, :).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
I would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your very positive comments about our hotel. Also, I am delighted to hear that you found our staff very friendly and efficient as this is extremely important to us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel in the not too distant future.
Warm regards
Maureen Buckley
Guest Relatons Manager
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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Very relaxed atmosphere and great location it just 2 minutes across the bus station and few minutes to explore the main shopping centre where i love the most.In addition to that the hotel itself got a big room and bathroom and got some bits and pieces and the view in balcony facing the river lee and city hall is so beautiful.And of course nowadays you want to stay connected with friends while travelling and the hotel have free Wi-Fi access all over the area without having a trouble for logging in and out! they also have a live band in the bar thats sang modern and irish music, it was really marvelous!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Dear SweatBloodyMary,

Thank you for taking the time to write a five star review on Tripadvisor. I know all the staff read the reviews and they will be delighted to read yours.

It sounds like you really got to explore Cork, which is great to hear, and I’m delighted that you enjoyed the Live band in Kudos. I am looking forward to welcoming you back again to the Clarion, in which I will ensure you have another fantastic stay. Keep in touch by following us on Facebook, in which you will receive our exclusive special offers, and receive regular news updates.

Warmest regards



Valerie Forde
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Thank you Clarion, my wife and I enjoyed a short stay at your lovely hotel. We especially enjoyed an Asian fusion meal in Kudos bar/restaurant. The room and facilities were lovely, the balcony view offered a delightful night view of Cork City. Breakfast was great, a good buffet selection to suit all apetites and tastes. My only little tiny nag was lack of toothbrushes and other little toiletries in the bathroom, but housekeeping staff fulfilled our requests promptly. We look forward to visiting again, overall the Clarion offers reasonable value and good facilities. Staff are delightful and accommodating.

Room Tip: Get a balcony room for the fresh air, but watch out for loose decking. Meals in Kudos bar/restaurant...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Dear Sir,

We are delighted that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us at the Clarion Hotel Cork, we are thrilled you also enjoyed the food and service of our Asian fusion restaurant Kudos, our staff will be delighted to hear of your welcome praise, we thank you for staying with us and also for taking the time to post this favorable review.
We appreciate the feedback with regard to the amenities in our rooms and have passed this on to the management. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the near future.

Warm regards,
Maureen Buckley
Guest Relations Manager
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Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I wasn't expecting too much as most of the Clarions in the US are just ok, but based on reviews we decided to stay here. It's a very nice hotel and feels like a better upscale place. The rooms are very comfortable. The location is fine. Within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear MNlove2travel,

Many thanks for taking the time to write your great review about our hotel. It is very rewarding for us to hear guests saying the hotel was above their expectations. I know all the staff read the reviews and they will be delighted to read yours.

I am looking forward to welcoming you back again to the Clarion, in which I will ensure you have another fantastic stay. Keep in touch by following us on Facebook, in which you will receive our exclusive special offers, enter our competitions, and receive regular news updates.

Warmest regards,



Valerie Forde
Guest Relations Manager
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Manchester
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72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Centrally located with parking under the hotel. Check in was a bit slow (as was check out), but hotel was very busy. Rooms are excellent, except mine was inward facing over the atrium and I could not open the window, so it was very airless, and I did not sleep well. Wireless internet connection is the best and fastest I ever experienced in all my travels. Hotel is very clean and modern. Breakfast was good. I would stay here again but would request a street facing room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear PhilExport,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about our hotel.
I would also like to thank you for your very positive comments about the buffet breakfast, and internet.

I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, in which I will personally ensure you have another great stay. Keep in touch by following us on Facebook, in which you will receive our exclusive special offers, enter our competitions, and receive regular news updates.

Warmest regards,


Valerie Forde
Guest Relations Manager
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Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We recently stayed in the Clarion for my sisters hen party and we could not have booked a better hotel. The staff were all so helpful and accomodating, rooms were really nice, location was perfect and food was gorgeous ! Everyone was very happy with the level of service we were provided, we had absolutely no problems and would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone. Thanks to everyone at the Clarion for making this weekend so amazing !!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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guestrelations101, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear MaireadK,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and I am delighted that you and your party enjoyed your stay. I am glad we were able to help make this special occasion memorable.

I look forward to welcoming you all back again soon to the Clarion, in which I will ensure you all have another fantastic stay. Keep in touch by following us on Facebook, in which you will receive our exclusive special offers, enter our competitions, and receive regular news updates.

Warmest regards,


Valerie Forde
Guest Relations Manager
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Address: Lapps Quay, Cork, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Cork
#4 Family Hotel in Cork
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#4 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#5 Business Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Hotel Cork 4*
Number of rooms: 191
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