Garnish House is actually made up of three different buildings, so you're not sure which one you might be in. We were in the green building across the street in a twin on the back side of the house. It was very quiet and comfortable. The decor is not contemporary, but the room was fine and clean. The water pressure is low, so plan accordingly. Mrs. Lucy is probably the nicest host you'll ever meet and is almost disappointed if she can't help you with something else during your stay. We were served an enormous tea service upon arrival (definitely say "yes" if asked if you want tea) and the breakfast was actually too big. After porridge and a full Irish breakfast they offered pancakes/crepes! Oh my. There is a small off-street parking lot and it is a short 10 minute walk to the center of town/English Market. It's in a row of B&Bs near the University and has a yellow sign (some people thought it was hard to find, but not really). For whatever it's worth, there are a lot of Americans who stay here because of friends/family attending the University.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy our welcoming tea with home-made scones and cakes upon check-in and our by now famous gourmet breakfast, in Cork City premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE... AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork. Located on the Western Road, Garnish House's neighbors include the picturesque campus of University College Cork, the tranquil riverside walks of Fitzgerald's Park and the historic Cork Gaol -- with a city's worth of exciting dining, entertaining and shopping options only ten minutes' walk away.The ideal base for exploring Cork City's historic attractions such as the English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and the Shandon area, Garnish also provides easy access to Blarney Castle, fishing and foodie heaven Kinsale and Cobh (pronounced 'cove'), home to the Titanic Experience and famously the last stop of the doomed liner. Guests of Garnish enjoy amenities such as 24-hour reception, ample parking, a wide variety of room types (including self-catering apartments and a 3 to 7-bedroom townhouses), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary tea on arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garnish House Hotel Cork