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Oriel House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ballincollig
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 26, 2006

I stayed at this hotel on a Friday and Saturday night as I was attending an event at the hotel. Everything about the hotel was first class. The reception staff were very pleasant, the room quality was excellent and the food was fabulous. The room itself was presented impeccably and amongst the usual stuff had a 6ft wide bed, and a plasma tv. The bathroom had a heated floor, seperate bath and shower cubicle with power shower. It felt like a bit of a maze to get from the lift to my room as the rooms don't all lead off easily from that area. The floor numbering system was a little strange. Rooms beginning with 2 are found on floor 1, beginning 3 on floor 2 etc.

I had breakfast and dinner at this hotel. The breakfast was fine and the dinner was excellent.

The only real downside to this hotel is its location in Cork - it is about 6 miles away from the centre. There is a small shopping centre nearby though. I did find the traffic in Cork to be extremely busy and not that different to London traffic when I was there - however that could be due to the usual Christmas holiday shoppers.

At some point in the next year I will be keen to stay here again and would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 19, 2006

Stayed in the Oriel on the Thursday and Friday night of the jazz weekend.
The hotel has a very impressive entrance and excellent parking facilities. My room was very large and had a plasma TV, mini bar and provided a bath robe and slippers.
I ate in the restaurant both nights and the food was very good. However there was a very long delay on the Friday night between courses. This was not explained and whilst there was a large group in the restaurant it was not full.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I loved the chocolates and cookies brought to the room. A very nice touch.
Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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2  Thank Witch25
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Reviewed October 14, 2006

Just returned from a 3 day break at the Oriel House Hotel near Cork. Beautiful Hotel, fabulous rooms and an enormous pool and leisure club. Don't forget that swim hats are compulsory in Ireland! However, location was a bit remote. Although situated in the village of Balincollig, about 5 miles from Cork, it is not within walking distance of any restaurants or bars. The Hotel restaurant and bar food is very nice but quite pricey. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay but beware of location.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2006

My Wife and I chose this fabulous hotel for our Evening Wedding Reception / Party recently. We had over 100 guests both from England and Ireland arriving for the night and many like us staying for several nights in this modern and extremely well managed Hotel. The leisure facilities, the Restaurant and the Bar where all first class. The Duty manger (Chris) looked after us, our family and our friends with impeccable care and attention both on the night of the Party and throughout their various stays. Without exception everyone who attended commented on the high level or service and our choice of stylish location. We are fortunate to travel for business all over the world and I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone as one of the finest. If you’re lucky enough to stay when Chris is on duty or have him look after your event, then all I can say is ‘relax’ - It will be extremely well managed and you should just enjoy your stay.
Mr & Mrs P

  • Stayed: September 2006
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Reviewed September 23, 2006

Quality hotel in Cork suburb on th up. Recent upgrade and not finished yet. Request quiet room to avoid work areas. Great leisure facility, swim, gym and steam/sauna. Accomodation good and no fault. One oddity. Ignored at breakfast on first day - bad news for business clients so breakfast fore shortened! Nice touches of chocs on pillow and cookie in the early evening. Staff helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 16, 2006

We stayed in a family room for two nights this weekend and attended a family party at the hotel. Everything was spot-on, nothing too much truble for the vey helpful staff. We had a fine, spacious room, everything fresh and clean. Breakfast was freshly cooked and served at table and there was plenty of healthy options for those who did not want the full Irish. Dinner for our party of 40 was delicious, piping hot and well presented. The leisure facilities are excellent- 25m pool, resistance pool, range of jacuzzis,sauna,steamroom, gym,etc. Did not have time to try their beauty treatments.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2006

My partner and I stayed for one night at this lovely modern hotel best suited for short stays. The reception was good and staff were friendly and helpful. The bedroom was large and very comfortable with every modern convenience. The dining room had a pleasant atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. WHowever, we did experience a very long delay between courses which went unexplained. The menu provided good choice and the meal was enjoyable and the wine list gave adequate choice. We are sure to return and to sample the good leisure facilities and to make use of the convenient location to Cork city (but one does need to have a car to reach the city). Overall very enjoyable stay at this newly renovated hotel some kilometers on the west side of Cork city as one travels to/from Killarney and Kenmare.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Address: Main Street, Ballincollig, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Ballincollig
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ballincollig
Price Range: $121 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oriel House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 78
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