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“"Garnish is great"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Garnish House
Ranked #3 of 61 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“"Garnish is great"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

I stayed in Garnish House with my mum for one night. We received a warm welcome and our room was lovely. The complimentary afternoon tea and scones were a really nice surprise. The location was great for the city and on the steps of UCC. Recommend to all. Great value and great breakfast. Christine.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank walshcb7
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you Christine for your lovely review of Garnish House. Our welcoming afternoon tea service, which includes freshly baked traditional Irish scones, soda bread and sweet cakes, is a small touch on our part which seems to make a big impact on our guests. We are glad to read that you enjoyed it.

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

From the moment we arrived on site, the staff was comforting and kind to us. The room was clean and spacious and the food was delicious. Great value as well. Good location for downtown (15 min walk) and UCC which is right across the street.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for choosing Garnish House during your recent visit to Cork and for taking the time to share your experience with your fellow travelers here on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

lovely welcome room ready hours early as we landed 8am so bags unpacked away we went room clean tea coffee available shower tv heating was on timer room kept tidy staff helpful and the breakfast was tremendious and only a light meal was needed until dinner if in corkn again first place we will look at

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Philipstretton
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience of Garnish House. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Garnish in the near future.

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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Tralee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stayed for two nights over a weekend recently while attending a conference in UCC which is across the road. Everything about Garnish House was excellent - room, breakfast , friendly staff. On arrival , it was an unexpected and most welcome treat to be offered tea and scones, ( which for my convenience was brought to my room). On the day I was leaving, I had to wait around for some time after checking out and again further generous hospitality was extended to me.
Parking nearby was important to me and the lady of the house, Joanna, was so helpful with this and in every other way also. Having met and spoken with her, it is no surprise that Garnish House is as good as it is - I cannot speak too highly of it and have no hesitation in recommending
It to family, friends and colleagues.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you sincerely for your most kind words about your experience staying here at Garnish House, which I read with delight.

With our on-site parking and our proximity to University College Cork (we are directly opposite the main UCC gates on Western Road, as you know), we really are the ideal choice for those with business on campus, and with the city centre being a ten-minute walk away, you're close enough to explore the wonders of Cork too.

We hope to see you at Garnish House again in the near future. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back.

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Recently stayed at Garnish House in Cork, our room was comfortable and not too expensive, we stayed here for two nights 12 and 13 of November 2013 to attend a conference in UCC. It is literally on its doorstep ! Great value, and great food. We were welcomed with tea, coffee, cakes and scones. The staff were friendly and make you feel at home . The breakfast is lovely we plan on returning next November and have no problems recommending it.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank bernie b
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for your review of your recent stay in Garnish House.

Our aim is to make every single guest feel at home here at Garnish, so we were delighted to read that that's how you felt. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back next November -- we'll make sure the scones are ready for you!

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Myself and my mother stayed at this Bed and Breakfast for one night and I must say it was a very pleasant surprise. I normally stay in hotels however this guesthouse was recommended and I decided to give it a try. I will definitely return!! The Breakfast was amazing, the best I have ever experienced! Upon arrival myself and my mother were greeted at the front door and offered tea. We were brought into a lovely room with a fire and served tea with scones and buns, it was unreal! Service was excellent, staff were very pleasant and helpful and we also got a room upgrade. It was a perfect stay, I could not fault anything about this place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ellen82
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you sincerely for your lovely review of Garnish House, which my staff and I read with delight.

At this time of the year, our welcoming afternoon tea service is indeed best enjoyed in the cosy Garnish sitting room, where a warm fire and cushy chairs await our arrivals -- the perfect start to a wintry visit to Cork! Likewise, the Garnish breakfast is the best way to start a winter's day, with our most famous menu item -- porridge prepared with Bailey's -- will warm up the coldest morning.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you both back to Garnish House in the near future.

Warmest regards
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

No, this B and B is not four star, but they don't advertise as such. It's more like, as another reviewer wrote, a boutique hotel than a family B and B. It is on a very busy road and our room faced the road, but we did not hear the traffic. Our room could sleep four; it had a queen bed plus two singles, plus an ensuite bathroom that was on the small side, but adequate. The decor was retro 60's and I'm not sure if that was purposeful or just old, but we didn't care; we don't choose our rooms for their decor usually when we travel. The room was very clean.
Breakfast is abundant, varied (a variety of hot and cold dishes), and very, very good. We were quite impressed and indeed didn't really need lunch after our large breakfast repast.
Parking was easy, off-street, and right in front of the building.
What we really appreciated and did not expect when we stayed here, was the convenience to downtown and other attractions. It's an easy 25 minutes to walk downtown and we were comfortable even walking at night because the road is so busy. We also walked to the Cork Gaol from here, which was a pretty and interesting 30 minute walk.
A tip: if you need wifi like we did, go downstairs and sit in the little sitting room to the right of the front door. We couldn't get wifi in our 3rd floor room.
In summary, it was good value and worth it.

Room Tip: We could no get the free wifi in our 3rd floor room. I recommend you go to the little sitting room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelviapurple
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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about Garnish House, and for choosing us during your recent visit to Cork City.

Garnish House offers a traditional B&B experience with all the conveniences of a hotel, and we were glad to see your review reflect this. We have a number of room types, ranging from traditional doubles to newly-renovated king-sized 'superior' rooms with a modern touch, so we have something to suit every guest.

Our convenient location just 10 minutes' walk from the Grand Parade/English Market area of Cork City centre (i.e. where the tourist office is located) and close to historic attractions like St. Finbarre's Cathedral, Cork City Gaol, The Cork Museum, University College Cork and the Shandon district, makes Garnish an ideal base for a visit to our beautiful city.

Warmest wishes,
Johanna Lucey
Owner, Garnish House
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Property: Garnish House
Address: Garnish House Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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