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“Good food and wonderful waterfall”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Isaacs Cork

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Hotel Isaacs Cork
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food and wonderful waterfall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2007

I agree with the majority of other reviewers. The hotel is quirky and the bedrooms could do with a bit of a refurb. The sash windows would not stay open and the room was quite stifling. Dinner was superb and with the waterfall as a back drop it takes some beating. Unfortunately, we had a room at the front of the hotel and the traffic noise is bad throughout the night. There was also a lot of noise between 2am to 4 am when the clubs were emptying. The beer barrel delivery at 5.45 am was also noisy. We were both very tired the next morning. To be honest, I would not visit Cork again. It needs a lot of money spent on the Town which held little interest for us. I would recommend staying outside of Cork.

  • Liked — The waterfall
  • Disliked — Unable to open sash windows and noise from street
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sedgy
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights one weekend in September. Was really impressed with the stay, considering the price we got it at (was an internet special), and the fact that we were upgraded free of charge to superior room. Location is superb, can't be beaten as its close enough to everything but not too noisy, and a nice stroll up the hill when coming home at night. The service was excellent, room was spotless and staff were very helpful and friendly. Room was comfortable, and had character with high ceilings and rafters. Can't rate this hotel high enough!

  • Liked — Location, unique character
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank skipn_easy
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wakefield
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101 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2007

This hotel is in a great location and has good facilities. The room is of a good size with tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was good size and clean with plenty of clean towel. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were great. Yes it is on a main street and therefore gets some traffic noise, but not too much and I had no problems sleeping.

  • Liked — Great service and very clean
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank RuthnRobinM
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scunthorpe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2007

We booked a double room for two nightsinthis hotel, the staff oncheck in were lovely,very friendly.
The room was large enough and clean, though the decor is a wee bit jaded, the bathroom was very clean and the shower excellent!
Breakfast was included in the price, and it was revolting, on the first morning the waiter was morose, and unfriendly, he kept banging and dropping the cutlery, and very unresponsive to a friendly smile and "goodmorning" from us, they ran out of bread for out toast, and our bacon was almost raw.
The next morning the waitress was in total contrast to the chap from the day before, bright charming and full of smiles, the breakfast was still dire.
that aside I would go back there, the location of the hotel is very central, and the waterfall is lovely for realxing over a coffee.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the breakfast
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank coilltemot
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Dublin
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33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2007

I stayed here for one evening while on business near the ctiy. The double room was spacious but maybe a little bit on the shabby side. It was perfectly clean but I did get the impression that a refurbishment is due. The small bathroom wasn't great but again, it did the job. Overlooking the street it was a little bit noisy, but being on one of the higher floors, it wasn't that big a deal and tended to ease off towards midnight anyway. Being on the upper floor facing the road, I was able to take advantage of the neighbouring Gresham hotel's free wireless access! Isaac's has wireless access, but it wasn't free. On the plus side, the breakfast was great, and dinner in the restaurant the previous evening I couldn't fault either. The waterfall that so many have mentioned in their reviews is a wonderful feature- I had breakast sitting at the window beside it and with the blue sky and sunny day, it was quite something. Having flown down, I didn't have a car to worry about and it was central for the city being pretty much between the airport and my meetings in Blackpool.

  • Liked — The central location
  • Disliked — The bathroom
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
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1 Thank Tara W
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Saddleworth
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2007

The entrance to Isaac's is amazing! You go under an archway and walk towards a big waterfall! Very impressive. The staff were helpful, the room was big, the breakfast was good, and the location was almost ideal. Its central so its only a short walk away from everything. There is a carpark but you need to go into the hotel first to get a remote access key, and the trick is finding somewhere to park to do that! The bathroom in our room could do with updating a bit but other than that, the hotel looked very classy and yet we got a good internet price!

Having read some reviews about the noise at the front of the hotel (it is on one of the main roads in Cork), we asked for a room at the back and got it.

One thing, if you have a fear of lifts (as I do), don't use this one! Its a bit like Fort Knox and is a bit slow, which didn't do anything for my phobia!

We would definitely stay here again and recommend Isaac's to anyone!

  • Liked — The room was big and the bed was comfy. Blackout curtains were great too!
  • Disliked — The lift!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank wise_horse
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Property: Hotel Isaacs Cork
Address: 48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Isaacs Cork 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Isaacs & Apartments Cork, a unique gem of a hotel in Cork city Centre with an enviable location - recently refurbished (2016) only a short walk from the train and bus stations and the main shopping and financial centre of Cork. Hotel Isaacs is the perfect choice as a base when visiting Cork city, county and County Kerry. We have some fantastic special offers for you when you book direct also offering two and three bedroom apartments. ... more   less 
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