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“Weekend break 25-28 July”
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Commons Inn
Ranked #19 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for a brilliant stay
Staff very friendly, room excellent, (except for room entry system) lovely food, great menu, at very good prices.
Bar friendly and relaxed with enjoyable entertainment
Overall excellent 3 night stay, hope to visit again

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2014

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Having booked this online the only thing that disapponted me was the position directly on a busy road. We have been travelling all over Ireland and staying in both B&B's and hotels with 2 children. So we always need a family room and of course we are having breakfast for 4 people. The hotel is simple but I found the rooms to be clean and in good order. It is not not new but the staff were incredibly helpful. After the first night of sleeping in a room at the front which was very noisy I asked the next morning if we could change to one at the back and within an hour we were able to do so. I can undertand people feeling perhaps disappointed but it all comes down to what you pay for something. I have to say that I think for the 108 euros which the 4 of paid for room and breakfast it was more than adequate if not somewhere you would want to spend all your holidays but for a night or two really not bad. Again I have to stress how kind the receptionist Grace was and how helpful at all times.

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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2014

Many thanks for your review. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the location of the road but as you can imagine there are also benefits for most of our customers who are driving. We are very easy to find, you don't have to negotiate Cork's traffic system, we are the main bus route and there is free parking.I have passed on your very kind comments to Grace and we hope that we might see you back in the future.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Spent one night here in July. The price is low but frankly so is the quality. The room was big but musty. The hallway carpets desperately need to be cleaned. The staff serving the breakfast were surly. But to be fair, the beds were good and the bathrooms were modern and clean. The location is far from downtown, but getting there is easy by car. If all you need is a cheap place to crash, this is a good spot. If you are looking for something nicer within walking distance of the town centre, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with friends as we were in Cork to see Paolo Nutini recently. Rooms were very impressive for the price we paid, clean and well maintained. Prior to going to the gig, we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant/bar. Food we received wasn't too bad but we had to wait 40 minutes to be served. I understand that freshly prepared food takes longer but still, we felt it could have been quicker. All in all, we were happy with our stay and would definitely consider the Commons again.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay (and Paulo Nutini!) and hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed at this hotel by default and I am so pleased we stayed.I had booked 2 rooms- one with disabled facilities atThe Blarney Wollen Mills hotel and was told on arrival that the lift to the room was out of order since that morning. My parents had a lovely spacious room on theground floor in The Commons Inn. The receptionist who had started that day was very pleasant and offered to help us in with our bags. I was given a spacious room also across from my parents. The night porter told us to contact him if we needed anything. I had not known of this hotel and I was very pleasantly surprised to find very modern bright rooms with tea and coffee making facilities and flatscreen television. The carpets perhaps could do with being replaced. The hotel is really convenient to Cork(10 mins) and also to Blarney. We would certainly stay again. Thank you.

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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thanks for your very kind review. I have passed on your comments to our colleagues. We are nearly finished refurbishing our bedrooms and your rooms have yet to be completed. We look forward to welcoming you back some time soon.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved our stay at the commons inn, great staff who were really friendly and welcoming. Went for dinner and drinks in the bar on Saturday night, food was fantastic and good value. Our room was big and comfortable, will definitely stay again .

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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thanks for your review Marcus. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Commons and you were able to enjoy some of the hospitality that we are know for.We hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We booked two nights here as we were going to a gig in The Marquee and decided to make a trip of it. We weren't looking for luxury, just a good base close to the city. We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel was quite modern (I think our room had been recently updated) and very comfortable. We were given a large room with two double beds, even though we had only booked a one double, so had loads of space which was great. Ate in the bar on one night and were very happy. Portions were generous and the staff were very attentive. Overall, the staff were very helpful and ensured our stay was enjoyable. I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere comfortable and close to the city.

Stayed: July 2014
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Cork12324, Front Office Manager at Commons Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thanks for your great review Emma. We are delighted that you like our newly refurbished rooms. We hope to see you back at The Commons some time in the future.

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Additional Information about 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: $65 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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