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Commons Inn
Ranked #19 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Along with my wife I called in for lunch and we were really disappointed with the quality of food. It was cold and just had no taste. In addition I would rate it expensive compared to other lunch restaurants in the Cork area. We both agreed that we would never again go back for lunch or ant other function.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I really don't understand how people are down on this hotel, i have been going there for the last couple of years and find it to be a very clean and inviting place to stay, with the rate been very reasonable and both staff in the bar and on recption are always very helpful and just genuinely nice people to chat to.
The menu in the bar is very varied and caters for all tastes and is also reasonably priced with generous portions :))

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

I have just come back from staying one night in the Commons and I am glad it was only the 1 night... it has to be the dirtiest kip I have ever stayed in my whole life. Youd couldn't see the carpet in the room for the dirt... The beds were filthy, no towels in the bathroom, when I asked the so called cleaner for towels, she only tried to give me used ones.. Tried to take a shower to find that it didn't even work...As for the owner he should retire because he is the rudest person I have ever met. He thinks childred should be locked in their rooms like animals... I will never stay in this kip again and would not reccommend it to anyone...

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

This hotel could do with massive make over. The bedrooms are in need of massive overhaul, The bed covers are like something from the dark ages. The pillows are so old they are covered in all kind of stains.(Bio hazzard) and have moth balls on them. The radiators have turned yellow from lack of paint.

The staff in both the bar and restaurant were second to none they were extremely welcome very chatty. The food was outstanding and portions were plentyful.

You may find it difficult getting through to the reception as most times it is unattended (receptionist either running to the bar or talking on her mobile)

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Ireland
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

I've been coming to the Commons for few years now and it suits me fine. Rooms are spacious & clean & food is more than good (very generous portions).Staff - especially ladies at reception are very friendly and most helpful. Rates are very reasonable & car park is never a problem.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Alex P
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2012

I do not understand what other people are complaining about - if you want to spent twice more go to other places. Commons has all I am looking for - spacious rooms, plenty of car parking spaces & good freshly cooked breakfast included in the room price. I've been coming to the Commons for few years, never had any complaint.In fact it is the most friendly, no fuss hotel I've ever stayed in. Everyone including managers knows your name & you feel really welcomed. They also have great bar food available - you can get roast beef or lamb dinner that tastes like your grandma made it.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Karol x
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Clare, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Firstly there is no way this hotel should be thought of as a three star! It is a two star maybe at best. I needed to stay in the area of the hotel last Saturday night and wasn't requiring much more than a bed and shower. The hotel provided just what I needed. It is an old looking place inside, smells a bit damp but appeared pretty clean. The bedroom was a good size but there was quite a loud humming sound from a generator or similar!! I got used to it pretty fast and it didn't bother me. The bed was quite comfortable and overall my nights sleep was good. Nice warm shower in the morning but don't be expecting anything in the line of complimentary bathroom products! Breakfast was cooked to order and was better than expected.
I wouldn't choose this hotel at all if it wasn't necessary to stay in the area but it wasn't as bad as some are making it out to be!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank IrelandLaura
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Additional Information about Commons Inn

Property: Commons Inn
Address: New Mallow Rd, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Cork
#15 Business Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Commons Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering convenience at affordable prices, the Commons Express Inn is an ideal place to spend your relaxing vacation, or makes as a home away from home during business trips. The Commons Express Inn is located on the New Mallow Road (formerly Commons Road), just two miles from the centre of Cork city and 4 miles from the popular Blarney castle. The nearby Blackpool Shopping Centre & cinema are a simple 10 minute stroll away. A bus stop for both the City, Blarney and Mahon Point Shopping Centre is conveniently located right outside the Commons Inn. Ample free parking is available at the rear of the hotel. ... more   less 
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