Chose this hotel without realising that it is some way from the centre of Cork itself - my mistake. However, in the event it didn't really matter. Ballincollig is a perfectly nice place to stay and there is a bus stop only a couple of minutes walk from the hotel with regular buses into the city centre.
The hotel itself was fine - the room was very spacious with a king-sized bed, a decent Wi-Fi signal was available in the room and everything was modern and in a good state of repair. No issues with cleanliness either - the room was spotless. The check-in staff were friendly and helpful and there was plenty of car parking space.
Didn't use the restaurant during my stay, but did have a couple of meals in the bar. The food was fairly typical bar-type fayre, but very enjoyable nonetheless. It was sometimes difficult to get the attention of the bar staff (I felt like I was invisible on a couple of occasions) but once engaged, the staff were polite and helpful. The bar had a small outside area which was just the ticket for a quiet pint on a warm day. The bar seemed to attract quite a lively crowd in the evenings, but not so lively that I could hear them from my room.
Would I stay here again? Yes, and based on my experience I'd be happy recommend it to a friend
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