The Best Hotels in Cork

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Cork. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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The Montenotte Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 2233 reviews

With fantastic city views, The Montenotte Hotel is just one mile from Cork city centre. In a tranquil location, it… See more

With fantastic city views, The Montenotte Hotel is just one mile from Cork city centre. In a tranquil location, it offers spacious modern rooms, a pool and free parking.

Bright rooms all have en suite bathrooms with baths and showers. They all feature TVs, hairdryers, irons and tea/coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel. Apartments are services fortnightly.

Perched high over the city, the Panorama Bistro & Terrace provides fantastic views and has a full a la carte menu available every day. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea whilst taking in the views of Cork city.

The Montenotte has superb leisure facilities include a gymnasium, sauna and hot tub. Aquarobics and swimming lessons can be taken in the 20-metre pool.

The hotel offers guests an in-house cinema, where films are shown nightly.

Cork’s shops, theatres and the Beamish Brewery are just a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The world famous Blarney Stone and Cork Airport are both within 5 miles of the Montenotte.

Rooms from $227

On the banks of Cork’s River Lee, this luxurious hotel is a 5-minute walk from central Cork. It boasts air-conditioned… See more

On the banks of Cork’s River Lee, this luxurious hotel is a 5-minute walk from central Cork. It boasts air-conditioned rooms, bistro, and secure, on-site car parking.

The spacious rooms at the River Lee Hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows and are decorated in fresh light colours and modern fabrics. They feature a flat-screen satellite TV, free internet access and bathrooms with a power shower and under-floor heating.

The River Club Bar, Terrace and The Grill room is an exciting addition to the Cork food and drinks scene. With glamorous décor and a relaxed atmosphere, it is the perfect place to eat, drink and be social.

At NRG Fitness, guests can enjoy the gym and regular fitness classes.

St. Finnbar’s Cathedral and the Beamish Brewery are both 300 metres away. Cork Opera House is a 10-minute walk away.

Rooms from $212

Imperial Hotel Cork City

Rated 8.7 in 4425 reviews

Located in the heart of Cork city, The Imperial Hotel is less than a minute’s walk from Cork’s main shopping district… See more

Located in the heart of Cork city, The Imperial Hotel is less than a minute’s walk from Cork’s main shopping district restaurants and nightlife. It boasts air-conditioned rooms and Escape Spa.

From classic rooms to the penthouse, the rooms feature smart TVs, free WiFi, Nespresso machines and toiletries.

Sketch restaurant offers Cork City’s best cocktails and food. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes and an extensive range of cocktails and wine in a vibrant and relaxed setting.
Guests can enjoy a coffee or light bite in Lafayette's, while No.76, the hotel's main bar, serves cocktails.

At the spa, guests can indulge in treatments including an aqua body polish, facials and massages. The spa also features an aroma and salt grotto, as well as tropical mist showers. Guests must pre-book at a cost of €20 per person for 60 Minutes at The Vitality Suite with Hydrotherapy and Steam Time.

Kent Train Station, Cork Bus Station, Cork Opera House, Nano Nagle Place, Crawford Art Gallery, Shandon Bells and St. Fin Barre's Cathedral are all under a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Cork Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the Imperial.

Rooms from $184

The Kingsley Hotel

Rated 8.9 in 2470 reviews

On the South Bank of the River Lee in Cork, The Kingsley Hotel features a luxury, organic Spa, a modern health club and… See more

On the South Bank of the River Lee in Cork, The Kingsley Hotel features a luxury, organic Spa, a modern health club and an indoor pool. The hotel also offers conference facilities with 8 business suites and one elegant function room. Free WiFi available throughout.

Individually decorated, each luxurious room comes with air-conditioning, a TV with satellite channels and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, bathtub and shower. Most rooms have stunning views over the river.

The hotel boasts 2 unique restaurants and a classic, stylish bar and guests can enjoy a classic afternoon tea by the river.

The Kingsley Hotel is just 280 metres away from Cork University and 15 minutes’ walk from Cork’s city centre. Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral is 2.2 km away, while Frankfield Golf Club is 5.38 km away. Cork Kent Railway Station is just 4 km away.

Rooms from $194

Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City

Rated 8.4 in 5109 reviews

Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City is located in the centre of Cork City Centre. The property is close to several… See more

Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City is located in the centre of Cork City Centre. The property is close to several well-known tourist attractions, shopping areas and the social hub of the city centre.

All rooms come with a seating area, desk and a flat-screen TV with Chromecast and air-conditioning featuring private en-suite bathrooms, with free toiletries.

Wholesome breakfast is served in the Grain & Grill Restaurant, which also offers international cuisine in the evenings. Light snacks can be enjoyed in a more informal setting of our Red Bean Roastery our outdoor courtyard. An extensive dinner menu is served in our Grain & Grill Bar and Restaurant.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide assistance with advice about the area. The property also contains five meeting and event spaces, with accompanying equipment available too.

The nearest airport is Cork Airport, 6 km from Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City.

Rooms from $146

Hayfield Manor

Rated 8.9 in 173 reviews

Set in leafy grounds just 15 minutes’ walk from Cork centre, Hayfield Manor is a luxury hotel with a beauty spa and an… See more

Set in leafy grounds just 15 minutes’ walk from Cork centre, Hayfield Manor is a luxury hotel with a beauty spa and an elegant restaurant. Cork International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

The sumptuous rooms feature a luxurious orthopaedic bed and a marble bathroom with designer toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV/DVD player, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

Guests can relax in the pretty gardens, or try indulgent beauty treatments in the spa. Hayfield Manor Hotel also features an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, and an outdoor hot tub.

Perrotts Garden Bistro offers Mediterranean cuisine, and the stylish Orchids Restaurant serves a classic Irish menu using local produce. Hayfield's Bar has a range of fine spirits and wines. In the mornings, guests can request full Irish breakfast at an additional charge.

Hayfield Manor is just a 20-minute walk from lively St Patrick’s Street and Cork’s main shopping area. Free on-site parking is available, and the famous Cork English Market is just 1.5 km away.

Rooms from $383

The Dean Cork

Rated 8.7 in 4066 reviews

Set in Cork, 400 metres from Cork Custom House, The Dean Cork features views of the city. Featuring a bar, the 4-star… See more

Set in Cork, 400 metres from Cork Custom House, The Dean Cork features views of the city. Featuring a bar, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Guests also enjoy access to the indoor pool and fitness centre, as well as the sauna and hot tub.

All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. At The Dean Cork the rooms come with bed linen and towels.

A Full English/Irish breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation. At The Dean Cork you will find a restaurant serving Irish, Italian and local cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Staff at the hotel are always available to provide information at the reception.

Popular points of interest near The Dean Cork include Cork City Hall, Kent Railway Station and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. The nearest airport is Cork Airport, 7 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $178

Hotel Isaacs Cork City

Rated 8.6 in 3126 reviews

The boutique Hotel Isaacs Cork City is just a 5-minute walk from the city centre, including the English Market and… See more

The boutique Hotel Isaacs Cork City is just a 5-minute walk from the city centre, including the English Market and Shandon Steeple. It offers spacious rooms, Greenes Restaurant, Cask Cocktail Bar and a courtyard with a floodlit waterfall.

Kent Railway Station and Cork Bus station, with buses to Cork Airport, are only a 10-minute walk from Hotel Isaacs.

The hotel offers spacious rooms, cable TV, laptop safes and Wi-Fi Access. Isaacs Apartments, which are part of the hotel complex, offer a fully fitted kitchen, sitting room/dining room and 2 or 3 bedrooms.

The critically-acclaimed Greenes Restaurant looks onto its own floodlit waterfall. Located under a stone archway and featuring a courtyard garden, the restaurant offers a unique setting in Cork with specialty fish and seafood dishes.

The hotel is well-situated for access to various golf courses, including Fota Island and Douglas.

Rooms from $129

Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas

Rated 8.5 in 1340 reviews

Located in the Glanmire Valley, Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas is a 10-minute drive from Cork city centre. It offers… See more

Located in the Glanmire Valley, Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas is a 10-minute drive from Cork city centre. It offers large rooms with baths, showers and free WiFi, a restaurant and free parking.

Rooms at the Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas Hotel feature a trouser press, TV and a hairdryer. They also include tea/coffee making facilities.

Crawford’s restaurant serves Irish and international cuisine. Buffet breakfasts are served daily and there is also a bar menu available.

Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas is an 18th-century country house and its conservatory overlooks the gardens. There is a patio where drinks can be taken.

Douglas and Frankfield golf courses are both within a 10-minute drive of the hotel. The Páirc Uí Chaoimh is just 2 miles from the Hotel Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas.

Rooms from $124

Gabriel House Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 8.7 in 4421 reviews

With its elevated position, Gabriel House looks out over Cork’s cathedral spires and the harbour. A 5-minute walk from… See more

With its elevated position, Gabriel House looks out over Cork’s cathedral spires and the harbour. A 5-minute walk from the centre, the house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, offering en suite rooms and free WiFi.

Most rooms at Gabriel House Guesthouse boast stunning views of the garden and countryside. Rooms all feature TVs. All guests have access to filtered water and fresh ice available from reception.

Dating from the early 1900s, Gabriel House features 10-feet-high ceilings, a characteristic staircase and many original features. Guests can relax in the garden and patio to the rear of the property, while helpful staff can provide city maps and recommendations for trips or restaurants.

Guests can pick out freshly laid eggs for breakfast each morning from the house’s own resident hens. A traditional Irish breakfast is served daily and made from local ingredients, while breads, biscuits scones are freshly home-baked every day.

Kent Train Station is 200 metres from the bed and breakfast and Cork Airport is a 15-minute drive. The Blarney Stone is just 5 miles away, and Kinsale is 30 minutes’ drive away.

Rooms from $125

Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.5 in 1172 reviews

Set in 14 acres of 300-year-old listed gardens, Maryborough Hotel & Spa boasts elegant rooms with bathrobes, a luxurious… See more

Set in 14 acres of 300-year-old listed gardens, Maryborough Hotel & Spa boasts elegant rooms with bathrobes, a luxurious spa, and an AA Rosette restaurant. Cork is just 10 minutes’ drive from this 18th-century house, free WiFi and free parking are available.

With cotton duvets and slippers, guests can relax in each modern room. Guests can enjoy free bottled water and a 42-inch LED TV. Some rooms feature scenic garden views.

The Maryborough Hotel & Spa offer free access to the Thermal Suite, with its luxurious range of heat and cooling experiences including a rock sauna, vitality pool, heated lounges, lifestyle showers and an ice fountain.

Guests can enjoy the leisure club, with its 18-metre pool, relaxing hot tub bath, and steam room. Guests can exercise in the modern gym with fitness classes, or enjoy the sauna.

The newly launched Bellini's restaurant provides classical gourmet cuisine with an extensive range of fine wines. Surrounded by the vast gardens, The Garden Room serves afternoon teas, lunches, and snacks.

Rooms from $205

Clayton Hotel Cork City

Rated 8.1 in 4608 reviews

Overlooking the River Lee and in the heart of Cork City, the Clayton Hotel offers beautifully designed guest rooms… See more

Overlooking the River Lee and in the heart of Cork City, the Clayton Hotel offers beautifully designed guest rooms, excellent food and the Club Vitae health club with pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Decorated in light modern colours, many rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV or a 43-inch flat-screen TV.

ClubVitae Health & Fitness Club has fantastic facilities including a gym, sauna and steam room.

Lapps Quay public car park is beneath the Clayton Hotel guests receive a special overnight rate. Cork’s shops, Kent Station and the Opera House are all within a 5-minute walk.

Rooms from $150

Leonardo Hotel Cork

Rated 8.3 in 1272 reviews

Leonardo Hotel Cork - Formerly Jurys Inn, is located on Anderson’s Quay overlooking the River Lee. Leonardo Hotel Cork… See more

Leonardo Hotel Cork - Formerly Jurys Inn, is located on Anderson’s Quay overlooking the River Lee. Leonardo Hotel Cork is a 5-minute walk from Kent Station and offers a bar, restaurant, and 24-hour reception.

The rooms at Leonardo Hotel Cork are modern and spacious with a DREAM bed, a flats-screen TV with freeview, spa toiletries, and spacious bathrooms. There is a workspace area and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Buffet breakfast is available at the property. The contemporary restaurant offers an international dinner menu. The bar serves lunch, snacks and coffee.

Leonardo Hotel Cork - Formerly Jurys Inn is a 5-minute walk from the Merchants Quay Shopping Centre and the main shopping area of St. Patrick’s Street. The English Market, The Boardwalk, and Shandon Steeple are both within a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Rooms from $122

The Metropole Hotel Cork

Rated 8.3 in 3481 reviews

In the heart of Cork City Centre, the Metropole Hotel Cork is just a short stroll from the city’s business district and… See more

In the heart of Cork City Centre, the Metropole Hotel Cork is just a short stroll from the city’s business district and many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres and galleries.

During your stay at the Metropole Hotel Cork, you can relax in one of 98 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with everything for a comfortable stay.

At the rear of the hotel is the Riverview Restaurant, with some unique views overlooking Cork’s famous River Lee and city centre.

The Riverview Restaurant is opened each morning for an a la carte breakfast, with a wide variety of hot and cold options. The Riverview Restaurant is also available for private functions.

Rooms from $141

With views of Cork city and the harbour, the The Address Cork is situated 1 km from central Cork on Military Hill in the… See more

With views of Cork city and the harbour, the The Address Cork is situated 1 km from central Cork on Military Hill in the historic area of St Lukes. It has a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy satellite TV in the spacious bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and there is free onsite parking subject to availability.

The Address Cork's classic rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Many feature high ceilings and many original 19th century features. Some rooms boast impressive balconies with views over Cork.

At NORTH we offer elevated casual dining using the best of Ireland’s local produce, with signature contemporary dishes and bold flavours with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and locality. Featuring vibrant seating, soft ambient lighting and a striking bar to expertly serve up classic cocktails and innovative drink creations. Whether it is an intimate gathering, lunch or dinner with family and friends. We’re here to make each and every visit a memorable experience from the delicious food you eat and drinks you sip, to the friendly atmosphere.

The Address Cork is ideal for exploring Cork's many tourist attractions, including Blarney Castle, Cork City Opera House, and the shopping district of Market Lane. Cork centre’s bustling shops are a 15-minute walk away. The famous English Market is 20 minutes away on foot and University College Cork is a 10-minute drive. Cork Airport is just 7 km away.

Rooms from $146