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“Lovely Stay” 5 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
Galway, Ireland
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

Stayed here for one night. Wish we stayed longer. Very nice hotel. We arrived late to the hotel & thought it would be to late for food but room service was not a problem. Breakfast was lovely with a good variety. Only thing that was a problem was finding the car park & having to pay for parking.Eveything else was lovely.

  • Stayed July 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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DGMCork, Deputy General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2009
Dear JacGalway

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor.
We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience during your stay with us here in Cork.
With regards to the car parking as it is a public car the fee cannot be waived but we do enjoy direct access from the car park to the hotel and of course the ease of mind that it is a secure parking place.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Clarion Hotel very soon.

Many thanks,

Brian Bowler
Deputy 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

We have stayed there couple nights in February. We were acommodated in room with balcony facing river Lee :-) Big room with really nice bathroom, very friendly staff, brilliant location. Restaurant Kudos (I think that was the name) - good food. Three small issues - every morning our breakfast order was wrong. Usually it was 2 Irish instead of 1 but because my bf loved it and had double breakfast we decided to not to inform anyone. At the end we were just laughing. Second - we had to pay for parking - for that standard of hotel I could expect something else. And last one - swimming pool - all that area needs renovation and really fast! Mold on the walls is not what you are looking for. Taking all - we had really good time there :-)

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

Myself and a few of the girls went to stay in the Clarion last weekend, we had a super time. The hotel is lovely, very central (only5minutes walk into Patrick St for the shops) The rooms are nice with comfy beds & nice duvets, there was generous beauty products in the bathrooms which was a nice touch!
All of the staff are very friendly & efficient, from the moment we checked in they were very professional & constantly made little chats with us, reception were very helpful in looking up numbers for me as I had to arrange our evening outing in Cork city, i found the whole thing stress free & felt very well looked after.
Breakfast was delicious, lots of nice food choices & plenty of seating even at the busiest times they also use the lobby so everyone gets looked after! Our friends have small kids & will definately be back again, even though we didnt use the leisure centre we did go down for a look & its gorgeous, really nice pool area & big Gym.
Thanks again we will definately be back!

  • Stayed July 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

The Clarion Hotel Cork was clean, spacious, and the staff was wonderful. Free Wi-Fi and there's a computer in the mezzanine for guests which came in VERY handy when our plans changed. The restaurant seemed pricey so we avoided it. There are 2 coffee "cubes" right outside of the hotel where you can grab a quick breakfast for less $$$. Parking is in the underground garage and, once we figured out how to get our ticket validated, was reasonably priced. We stayed in a triple - 3 single beds, nice decor and a HUGE bathroom. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DGMCork, Deputy General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2009
Dear asnj

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor.
We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience during your stay with us here in Cork. It gives all the staff a great boost to see that our guests enjoy our hotel facilities and services so much.
I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Clarion Hotel in the near future.


Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

Wonderful hotel, great location close to shopping, the English Market and lots of lovely restaurants in the vicinity - recommend the Brassiere Club next door.

The staff were great and the air conditioned rooms overlooking the river were lovely. All the staff were very friendly and efficient and the breakfast was one of the best I've ever had. Will definitely go back when I'm in the area.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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DGMCork, Deputy General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 22, 2009
Dear cgrainne4,

On behalf of the management and staff of the Clarion Hotel Cork I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and share your experience with others.
I am delighted to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you were happy with the central location of the hotel here on Lapps Quay.

We have recently improved our breakfast selection so it is great to see the positive feedback on this.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion Hotel Cork very soon.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

The Clarion in Cork city certainly deserves success. All the staff are very efficient and friendly. The hotel room I was upgraded to was truly spectacular. The food was great, the business centre was great, there is ample car parking and a great swimming pool.
I agree with the last reviewer, this hotel is up there with the best 5* hotels at a much friendlier price.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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DGMCork, Deputy General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 17, 2009
Dear CIARB,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.
I am delighted to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you found the service and facilities to be of an excellent standard.
I have taken the liberty of printing your review and putting it on display on our staff notice board in order to extend your compliment to all staff.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion Hotel Cork very soon where you are sure of a warm welcome.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy General Manager
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Galway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

From the moment we checked in, we were made to feel very welcome. All the staff from reception, to the leisure club and bar were very pleasant and had a genuine desire to look after us. Our room was really great, with a balcony overlooking the river and boardwalk which is such a nice place to sit and relax. We had dinner in Kudo's and my friend who has lived in Asia for quite a while was very inpressed with the food, as was I. Breakfast was also very nice. The location of the hotel is a big plus, only a few minutes walk to the main shopping area. I would definitely recommend the Clarion whether your stay is for business or leisure.

  • Stayed June 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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DGMCork, Deputy General Manager at Clarion Hotel Cork, responded to this review, July 17, 2009
Dear TobyGalway,

Many thanks for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor.
I am delighted to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We get some great feedback on our Kudos menu as i believe it to be a little bit different but reasonably priced.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the Clarion Hotel Cork very soon where you are sure of a warm welcome.

Kind regards,

Brian Bowler
Deputy 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 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#4 Family 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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