Spent a few nights in this hotel. Was greeted with a very warm welcome by the receptionist who was very friendly. Booked this hotel based on price and the availability of free wifi in all rooms and free parking. However, the wifi signal is terrible in the rooms….really bad. Spent my time in the stairwell sending/receiving work emails which was a real pain. Asked to be relocated after the first night due to the noise during the night. I gathered the noise was that of staff outside having a smoking break and a loud chat.
The breakfast isn’t great. Had scrambled eggs which was very very dry. Had brown bread which appeared to be going stale……at least the edge of the brown bread was very tough………….. Had to laugh, all the breakfast juices were available… i.e,. apple, cranberry, orange etc. I had the cranberry juice and when I poured it…………I realised there was a piece of clingfilm attached to the top of the pour spout….so………you can conclude that the juice and jug spent the night in the fridge and was topped up in the morning. At least, that’s all I can imagine anyway.
Dinner is just ok. Everything seems to come in a dish/bowl for some reason. When you order your dinner, in my case, the fish, the fish comes on the plate and the “handcut chips” come in a bowl with the side salad in a bowl and the sauce in a bowl……….…all placed on the plate…....It’s bowls all around……..I’d be happy enough if it was just on a plate thanks….. get rid of all those bowls please………
Ate my meal to discover, the chips were gritty (don’t know if it was soil or what) and the underside of the plate was dirty…..i.e. encrusted food…….very disappointing……
The view form the first room was diabolical………cardboard on the street, bins……..not a pretty site. The view from the second room was better. Nice view of the city………….
Must also give a mention to the two young bar men…….two very polite, friendly and courteous staff members. A credit to the hotel along with the receptionist.
In short, brush up on the food and please sort out that rubbish wifi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The impressive facade of this wonderful red brick Victorian building gives any visitor a sense of the rich history of the area and a clear example of 1870’s Irish architecture at its best. It is not surprising therefore to find that The Ambassador Hotel offers quality service, professionalism and the comfort of our guests are at the forefront of our minds at all times. Experience all that Cork has to offer from the luxury of one of the City’s best loved hotels where we feel certain you will want to return again and again. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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