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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
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stated here with 8 friends and expected the worst as a tight wad mate booked it. Au contraire. Deserves all it's stars. Good room. Helpful staff. Good bar. Great location. Even came back at 4am to find a bouncing bar for a night cap.
Will def stay again.

Stayed July 2014
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Clarion C, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear GeekEcosse


Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at the Clarion Hotel Cork.

I was thrilled to read that you and your friends were well looked after from start to finish. The entire team will be over joyed with your comments and this will be a great motivator for the busy times ahead.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back to the Cork City in the near future. Thank you also for choosing the Clarion Hotel


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

General 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Myself and two girl friends stayed here at the week-end. The hotel is within walking distance of all the good pubs & restaurants. The room was spotless, excellent staff, very reasonable, can't fault it! Would definitely recommend the Clarion for value! Not luxurious, but perfect as a base for our girls night on the town!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear clare M

Thank you for your kind review of your experience at the Clarion Hotel Cork.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about our staff and the service you received. We are privileged to have a hard working and dedicated team working here and I look forward to passing on your wonderful review to all.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back to the Cork City in the near future. Thank you also for choosing the Clarion Hotel.


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

good food, good room, a really nice place to stay. visited my sister and found that all was at walking distance. lovely pool and spa. would definetely recommend this hotel to other travellers, with or without company

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear clare M


I would like to express my thanks for choosing to stay with us at the Clarion Hotel and for taking the time to share your positive experience with us.

I am delighted to know that you and your friends thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful praise of our hotel, I am thrilled to know that you are so pleased with our location and the accommodation.

Thank you also for your wonderful praise of our service. I will be certain to pass on your comments to our whole team, and I am sure they will all be delighted to know that they made such a wonderful impression.

Be sure to keep an eye on our hotel website for upcoming special offers and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future


Warm Regards,
Darragh Brady

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stayed here on business for 1 night and was pleasantly surprised on my overall experience.

Pro:
- Excellent location - centrally located near shops and restaurants
- Walking distance to two bus depots
- Blarney Castle is about 35 to 45 minutes via bus
- Clean, chic, and accommodating staff

Cons:
- WiFi connectivity was a bit spotty and dropped off a few times
- It seemed as if the Hotel shares out the use of the Gym to non guests. Not sure of the safety of this - but did not encounter any issues either.
- Other than the University and Blarney Castle - not too sure of other landmarks to visit that would make staying here more of a destination than a best viable option in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Von A


I would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to write a review following your recent stay at the Clarion Hotel Cork.

I am thrilled to learn that we managed to surpass your expectations, and that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We had been experiencing issues with our complementary Wi-Fi, which has been rectified. Our Sanovitea Gym is available for members and hotel guest only - I am please that this didn't cause any inconvenience for you during your visit.

Cork City & County is surrounded by interesting & wonderful places to visit. For instance Cork Harbour is the second largest harbour in the world, after Sydney harbour. There is a fantastic tour available of the harbour which brings you to Cobh Village. Cobh was the final stop of the Titanic steamship back in 1912 , a wonderful memorial museum is located in Cobh and well worth a visit. A jewel of Cork City is the English Market. Recently, it was chosen by the Observer Food Magazine among the ten best food markets in Europe. Another popular visitor attraction is St. Anne's church, which is better known by locals at the Four Faced Liar due to each clock on the tower tells a different time - visitors can ring the bells and climb to the top of the spire where wonderful views of Cork can be found. Also located in the heart of Cork city, beside the Opera House is the Crawford Art Gallery which is a critical part of Ireland's cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery and to exhibitions are free. Von A the list goes on, and I would have loved to have had our guest relation managers spoke with you while visiting so you could have embraced our entire city and county - perhaps an excuse to return.

Thank you again for your wonderful review and I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.

Warm Regards,
Darragh Brady

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The thing that stood out to me the most about this hotel was the friendliness and great manners of the staff.
Every member of staff went out their way when possible to enhance the experience of the stay.

The hotel itself cannot be faulted. It was spotlessly clean, warm, served food and drink, done room service and was decorated immaculately.

The room was more than I had expected also. I had a room with a balcony overlooking the river and all the amenities you could ever desire.

Definitely the best hotel I've stayed at in Cork.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 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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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear PM_1988


Many thanks for sharing your experience with us and indeed for choosing to stay with us. I am absolutely delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your stay.

From beginning to end it was an absolute delight to read through your review. We are thrilled that you were so pleased with your stay and that you hold the Clarion Hotel in such high esteem.

I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the service from the entire team, and you enjoyed our River Lee views. It gives me great pleasure to know that our staff looked after you well, and that you had a comfortable stay with us. I will be certain to pass on your comments to the team, and I am sure they will all be delighted that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly. It means a great deal to us all to know that thier efforts are appreciated, thank you again.

I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

The gentleman at the counter was very friendly and helpful. The hotel looked fresh and our room was quite modern looking. We enjoyed the access to the pool/sauna/jacuzzi. It was just a short walk to the centre of town. The breakfast was quite good though a little pricey. The beds were not very comfortable. The wifi was spotty at best.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Nicole O


Thank you for your kind review of your experience at the Clarion Hotel Cork.

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about our staff and the service you received. We are privileged to have a hard working and dedicated team working here and I look forward to passing on your wonderful review to all.

In regards to our buffet breakfast, the price is €10 per person when included at the booking stage or at check in. However, if breakfast is not included then the charge increases to €13.50 on the morning. We do feel that €13.50 is a reasonable charge for the buffet breakfast we have on offer for our guests. I do apologies if you felt this wasn't sufficient.

We had been experiencing some difficulties with the complementary Wi-Fi, it has since been fixed and we hope this didn't cause any inconvenience during your stay with us.

Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and I will certainly take your comments regards the breakfast on board. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back to the Cork City in the near future. Thank you also for choosing the Clarion Hotel


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Just back from a stay at this hotel, we stayed for 2 nights. The hotel is fab!
The rooms were very comfortable with all the extras... robes, turn down service at night etc. We ate in the restaurant food was lovely and reasonably priced. Location is great and the staff are very friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Clarion C, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Walshj16


Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at the Clarion Hotel Cork.

I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay from start to finish and were looked after during your two night stay . The entire team will be over joyed with your comments and this will be a great motivator for the busy times ahead.

Thank you for your kind words on our Restaurant, it brings great joy when guests immensely enjoy their meal.

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back to the Cork City in the near future. Thank you also for choosing the Clarion Hotel.


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

General Manager

I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you all back to the Cork City in the near future. Thank you also for choosing the Clarion Hotel


Kind Regards,
Darragh Brady

General 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 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#4 Romantic 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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