We spent two nights here as a family, in two ground floor rooms. Both rooms were large and comfortable, with two large beds (small doubles rather than singles). We found the hotel comfortable, with friendly and very helpful staff.
The only small complaint would be that the rooms had no bath, only a shower. We had a problem with one of the showers when we were unable to turn it off again. On reporting this to reception, someone came immediately to deal with the problem, but mentioned that it was a fairly common occurrence in rooms throughout the hotel.
The hotel is not in a particularly scenic or attractive location, being on a busy dual carriageway, but it is very convenient for visiting Blarney Castle, just a couple of miles away, and is only a few minutes drive from Cork City and other places of interest. As well as Blarney Castle and Cork, we visited the Blarney Woollen Mill, Cobh (formerly Queenstown, last stop of the Titanic before it sailed for New York), Kinsale, Clonakilty, the Dromberg stone circle, and Macroom.
We had good breakfasts at the hotel, and ate in the restaurant on one evening. The quality was excellent, though a little pricey. To eat more casually, there is a McDonalds just a short walk from the hotel.
- 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