I was on business in Cork recently and decided to try somewhere new and I wasn't disappointed. I received an excellent deal on their website b&b and 2 course evening meal for E75. The hotel is very easy to find on the N20 on the way into Cork. While it is not city centre, I wouldn't fault it for that and I think some reviewers have been a bit harsh in that respect. I was on business so had a car and there was plenty of secure parking. Checkin was friendly and efficient. The rooms are in need of a revamp but I certainly wouldn't fault them on that. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. There is a little noise from traffic which didn't effect me, but if you are a light sleeper, perhaps ask for a room at the rear of the hotel.
The meal was delicious and there was a waiter there who could not do enough for the customers. He was very popular and knew a lot of the customers by name. The restaurant was busy but the service was prompt. I would highly recommend the food here.
Breakfast in the morning was fine - full Irish - can't go wrong. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it. If you are a tourist who wants to stay in a city centre location with everything a 5 minute walk away from you this is not the hotel for you. If you are staying in Cork and have transport or don't mind getting a bus, then this is a hotel for you. The food is exceptional and it represents excellent value for money. I will recommend and definitely stay again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Commons Hotel Cork