Whether it’s shopping on St Patrick’s Street, visiting historic sites like Cork City Goal, or shopping for locally-produced foods at the famous English Market, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Ireland’s second city.
To make your stay in Cork not only a memorable one but an affordable one as well, we’ve compared all of Cork’s best hotel options. Below, you’ll find the hotels that offer the best quality accommodation at the lowest possible price.
Just a 5-minute walk from city centre attractions such as the English Market and Shandon Steeple lies the beautifully-decorated Hotel Isaacs Cork. It features spacious rooms, all of which come with cable TV, Wi-Fi access, and laptop safes.
While there are plenty of restaurants within a stone’s throw of the hotel, guests staying at the Hotel
Isaacs should also consider experiencing the critically-acclaimed Greene’s Restaurant. Greene’s Restaurant specialises in fish and seafood dishes and is beautifully decorated, overlooking looks onto a floodlit waterfall.
For those planning to venture outside of the city, Kent Railway Station and Cork Bus station are just a short, 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The Montenotte Hotel is located just 1km from Cork’s city centre. Nearby, the Beamish Brewery is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
The Montenotte Hotel features bright, airy rooms that come equipped with TVs, hairdryers, and irons. All rooms also come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel is ideal for those that want to keep fit and relax during their stay. It has excellent leisure facilities that include a gymnasium, hot tub, sauna, and 20-metre pool.
Free parking is available onsite, perfect for those arriving by car.
The Maldron Hotel is located in the heart of Cork’s City Centre, a 5-minute walk from St. Patrick’s Street and Opera Lane. The city tour bus stops just 100 metres from the front of the hotel, ideal for those that want to see the sights while they’re in town.
All of the hotel’s spacious rooms include comfortable double beds and satellite TV. A leisure centre is also available onsite that features a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Limited free parking is available onsite for those arriving by car.
The Shandon Bells Guest House is situated on the banks of the River Lee, roughly 1km from Cork’s city centre. University College Cork is just a 3-minute walk from the guest house. The English Market and St Patrick’s Street are just a little further, roughly 15 minutes’ away.
All the rooms come equipped with free WiFi access and a LCD TV. Rooms also include a private bathroom and hairdryer. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available and every guest is given a selection of welcome sweets to enjoy with their drinks.
Free parking is available on the property.
Garnish House is centrally situated just outside of Cork’s city centre. Located opposite University College Cork’s main gates, it is an easy 10-minute walk to the English Market, Grand Parade, and Saint Patrick’s Street.
All of the bedrooms at Garnish House have been individually decorated. Each room features a private bathroom and comes with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available in all of the bedrooms, ideal for researching nearby things to see and do in Cork.
Every morning Garnish House provides guests with an award-winning gourmet breakfast. The breakfast includes over 30 different menu options including porridge with Irish whisky, a full Irish breakfast, or a selection of grilled fish.