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“good experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maryborough Hotel & Spa
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Kerrykeel, Ireland
1 review
“good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

stayed for a night mid jan -staff excellent,friendly and helpful,accommodation comfortable and clean .Food in restaurant very tasty with good selection but would agree that it was sligtly overpriced .location is very central to airport city etc.overall a very good experience

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kerryfrodo
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear kerryfrodo,

Thank you for your recent review of The Maryborough. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences as all guest feedback is extremely valuable in helping us improve our service offerings. We're delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay and that you found our location convenient, central to Cork City and the airport. Thank you for your compliments regarding the friendliness of our staff, and we're glad they were able to offer you assistance during your visit with us. We're happy your room was comfortable and that you enjoyed the food selection and quality in Bellini's. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Recently visited the hotel for dinner with a group of friends for a birthday. Menu looked really lovely so was looking forward to a great meal. What followed was disappointing and overpriced. A scallop starter for €12 contained three (yes three!) medium sized scallops! I can appreciate gourmet food however this was a serious case of big plates tiny portions! At €25 for a steak, it was disappointing that one steak had to be returned (requested medium rare and was quite well done) and another was swapped within the group (requested medium and was quite rare). The steaks were delicious when done correctly. Also disappointing that at €25 for a steak, side orders were still required at €3 a pop. Dessert was hit and miss, apple and calvados pudding was excellent but the meringue was dry and quite tasteless. Overall bill came to nearly €50 per person and for that price I think we could have done much better elsewhere. Could not fault the staff or the service (particularly when the steak was returned) as the waiters and waitresses were very friendly, attentive and helpful. Overall while the food was very tasty (with exception of one of the desserts), the prices charged were not justified in our opinion.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank julesluce
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear julesluce,

Thank you for your candid review of your recent visit to Bellini’s Bar & Restaurant. We’re pleased to hear that our staff were friendly, and helpful as we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service. Thank you also for your compliments regarding the quality and taste of the food served. While we’re honoured you chose to celebrate your friend’s birthday with us, we’re disheartened to hear of your disappointment in the experience. Please know that our guest’s satisfaction is our number one priority, and we appreciate all feedback as it offers us the opportunity to grow and improve. I have passed your comments on to our management team, and we will look into the situation further. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Maryborough hotel,we stayed in the jacuzzi room wich was so relaxing and lovely especially the rain shower.the food was gorgeous but a bit pricey.all the staff were really friendly and helpful

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank cosmobond
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear cosmobond,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience of the hotel. We’re so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at The Maryborough. Our unique Spa jacuzzi rooms over a quiet space for guests to unwind, and we’re glad you were able to do just that. We’re delighted you found the food in Bellini’s enjoyable. I will be sure to pass along your comments regarding quality and price to our management team. Lastly, we’re thrilled our staff were able to offer the exceptional level of service that is so much a part of The Maryborough culture. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

A superb hotel set in magnificent surroundings catering for every comfort. Close to the south ring road, it is located perfectly for exploring east/west Cork. Excellent staff combine friendliness with efficiency - must mention and commend Jenny on reception. Our package included Prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries on arrival - delicious.
Restaurant food is excellent although they ran out of gradvalax on one night! Comprehensive wine list provides a global selection.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dubblue198
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Dubblue198,

Thank you for writing a review of your recent visit to The Maryborough. We’re absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at the hotel and that our Cork location was quite convenient for you. We appreciate your remarks regarding the hotel grounds as it is a joy to us to lovingly maintain the 300 year old listed gardens. We’re so pleased our team were helpful and able to enhance your stay here at The Maryborough. It’s our amazing staff who create the welcoming atmosphere we strive for at the hotel. I’ll be sure to pass along your compliments to Jenny and our reception team. We’re thrilled you were able to enjoy dinner and wine in Bellini’s along with the treat included in your package. It’s also great to know you appreciated the quality food, and may I offer our apologies in regards to running out of the gradvalax. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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Greater Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Lovely venue for a wedding and the staff were most helpful at all times. The rooms were spacious and well equipped and the residents bar was a great spot for a drink and a bit of craic. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank RonanPhil
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear RonanPhil,

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and share your experiences. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at The Maryborough while attending the wedding. We appreciate your compliments to our staff as it is our priority to assist our guests during their stay. We’re also delighted you found your room spacious and comfortable. We recently remodeled our bar and restaurant so truly value your remarks and are thrilled you had a good time in the bar. Thank you again for reviewing and recommending The Maryborough. We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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Meath
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here for New Years, found the staff friendly and professional from start to finish. I had emailed to request a room overlooking the gardens and was impressed to get a speedy reply from Cliodhna. The room was lovely, clean and cosy with great view over the gardens. The highlight of our stay was dinner in the restaurant, the menu is impressive -a great selection to choose from, it was hard to pick! I highly recommend the scallops starter and the duck breast main. We'll definitely be back

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Aideen C
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear AidyC,

Thank you for choosing to spend your New Year’s with us at The Maryborough and for taking the time to write a review of your stay. It’s always an absolute delight to hear compliments regarding our staff. We’re so glad you found them friendly and helpful from the booking process through to your departure. We take great pride in our team and their role in the guest experience. We’re so glad you appreciated the view from your garden facing room and found the room itself to be comfortable. And what fabulous feedback regarding Bellini’s Restaurant. I’ll be sure to pass along your kudos to our culinary team as I know they’ll be just as thrilled as I am to hear of your remarks regarding the quality and selection of food. Thank you again for your review and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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Killarney, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night and were very impressed from start to finished. The hotel itself is very comfortable with a great bar and restaurant and the staff are very accommodating adding that personal touch. Rooms are spacious with nice decor and comfy beds!

A nice touch when we checked in was the chocolate covered strawberries :)

Will be back and can't recommend enough!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Joanna D
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TheMaryborough, Digital Marketing Executive at Maryborough Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Joanna D,

It’s a joy to read your review of our Cork hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We’re so thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your compliments regarding our staff and are so glad you found them helpful. As a family owned hotel, it’s important to us that each guest experience that personal touch and know we’re delighted they chose to stay at the Maryborough. We’re also glad you found the rooms comfortable and enjoyed the chocolate dipped strawberries. Thank you again for your review and recommendation. We hope you’ll visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,
Kristin L
Digital Marketing Executive
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Property: Maryborough Hotel & Spa
Address: Maryborough Hill | Douglas, Cork, Ireland (Formerly Maryborough House Hotel)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Douglas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Cork
#4 Business Hotel in Cork
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#5 Family Hotel in Cork
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maryborough Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the leafy suburbs of Douglas, yet minutes from Cork City centre, The Maryborough has a character and style all its own. The hotel delivers a unique experience in an exceptional atmosphere. From the moment you enter, we will guarantee you a level of personal service and care designed to match the exquisite surroundings of our 300 year old listed gardens. You'll also have an award winning restaurant, state of the art leisure centre with pool and luxurious ESPA spa on your doorstep. Enjoy a stress-free business trip with complimentary parking & WiFi as well as a convenient location to business parks. Relax over a romantic getaway with gourmet dining & luxuriously comfortable rooms. And for the families, be sure to visit our on-site pet farm with bunnies & chickens & play our outdoor games and activities including crazy golf, badminton, boules & croquet. ... more   less 
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