My girlfriend Alex and I stayed at the Emerson House for a few nights this past October and we loved it. Cyril was a peach even before we arrived, sending emails to tell us all about Cork and the Bed and Breakfast. He greeted us, made sure we had everything we needed and answered the phone at all hours- which was wonderful because I needed an emergency hair dryer at ten at night, which he so sweetly found for me and brought to the room.
THE ROOM, was gorgeous and mostly decorated with warm colors. I couldn't believe how big it was. A very nice view of the city of Cork. Cork itself has a lot to offer. The English Market, on the main street, was a pleasure. Cute little shops and great coffee. Cyril directed us to some wonderful restaurants and clubs. Also, we took a side trip to Kinsale which turned out to be my favorite city in Ireland.
Breakfast was ready in the morning as soon as we got up. Teas, breads, eggs, sausage, bacon and all kinds of other things. We ate in beautiful living room and then spent some time in there, talking and waiting for the rain to pass on the red couches- loved it. Our whole experience at the Emerson house was charming. We highly recommend it.