I stayed here for two nights as part of a group trip to Cork.
The hotel is nice. On arrival our party was very early and although not all rooms were ready, those that were we were allowed to check in to. Check in was friendly, efficient and helpful.
The room itself was nice, a good size, spotlessly clean and well laid out. My only complaint in relation to the room would be that during the day it got cold as the radiator would turn off for a number of hours. There was no way of heating your room individual to the heating timings of the rest of the hotel and it therefore became quite cold. At night, when the heating was on, the room was a nice temperature.
Facilities wise the leisure centre was basic but clean. You can get towels for free in the centre but are not allowed to go in the pool without a swimming hat, I would therefore recommend that if you want to make full use of the facilities you go prepared. Alternatively you can buy a hat for 2 euros.
I didn't eat at the hotel, however my friends did, and although pricey, the breakfast was apparently very nice and plenty of it!
As a final note the hotel is further out of town than it looks on a map walking wise, this is due to its position right at the top of the hill. It can be quite a slog going up and down the hill and although it was fine for my party, if you have slowed mobility I would recommend using a taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Cork city's most popular hotels, The Montenotte Hotel commands a superb elevated location overlooking the city centre. Close to central business districts, shopping and theatres the hotel is ideal for business and leisure visitors to the city. The hotel also has a new state of the art Leisure Club with 20m pool, Precor equipped gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steamroom. WiFi service is also provided. ... more less
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