I was impressed by the reviews on TripAdvisor before visiting Fernroyd House, but my experience there has validated all of them... and then some! The owners, Avril and Tony, are two of the kindest and most helpful people you will ever meet. As the sign on their front door says, you'll enter as strangers and leave as friends.
My room was perfectly clean, well appointed, cozy, and made me feel like I could just relax after a long week of traveling. I timed my train a bit wrong and showed up a little before check-in, but Avril had my room all ready, greeted me with tea and cookies, and Tony jumped right in to tell me all about Cork and give me some tailored recommendations for my time there.
Breakfast each morning was absolutely great; nice selection of options, freshly prepared, and Avril and Tony were always nearby to check on me or just make friendly conversation. You can tell that they make a genuine effort to get to know everyone who stays with them.
Fernroyd House is also conveniently located right next to the University campus (which is a beautiful walk) and a leisurely ~15 minute walk to the center of town. If you're interested in going to nearby areas (Blarney Castle, Cobh, Kinsale) they'll make it a breeze by pointing you in the right direction and giving you all of the contacts and details you'll need to catch local transport or a tour if you choose.
In my short time, I grew to love Cork and can't wait to go back, but I must say that so much of my experience was informed by my stay at Fernroyd House. I've told my boyfriend that our honeymoon travels will have to include another stay at Fernroyd House. :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fernroyd House is a Family Run B and B offering top class accommodation and personal service. Situated next to the University and just a 12 minute walk to the City Centre. Separate newly built house next door to main B and B suitable to groups and couples with four rooms all en-suite and Resisdents lounge and garden area for Guest use. Choice of freshly cooked breakfast each morning. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fernroyd House Hotel Cork
- Fernroyd House Bed And Breakfast