Where To Stay on your Visit to Cork

2 June, 2017

Going to Cork for City Spectacular this July? We've made a list of places to stay to make planning your trip to Cork City a little easier!

Cork and the surrounding areas are packed full of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. There’s a huge choice in the city centre and close to Fitzgerald Park where all the City Spectacular action will be taking place. Here’s a list of places to stay on your visit to Cork.


  1. With views of Cork city and the harbour, enjoy the newly refurbished luxury 4 star  Ambassador Hotel and Health Club. Located in a tranquil yet central location with the main shopping districts & tourist attractions just a stone’s throw away. Whether you choose the Fota Wildlife Park, The English Market or The Blarney Castle, there’s something for all the family to see and do.

  2.  Located just 10 minutes from Cork city centre and 15 minutes from the airport is the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork's most luxurious hotel which offers new standards of style and service to all their guests. With their excellent restaurant, location and family facilities, the radisson team are their to help you and your family feel at home away from home!

  3. The Cork International Hotel are passionate in the pursuit of perfection. Located minutes from the airport it combines style, service, luxurious bedrooms and modern facilities making it one of the most highly rated and stylish hotels in Cork City and Ireland. 

  4. The beautifully appointed and luxury  River Lee Hotel on Western Road. With a leisure centre, bars and restaurants at your fingertips this is a prime spot to stay.

  5. The long established and elegant Imperial Hotel is simply perfect; right on the doorstep of Corks shopping and commercial district; making it the perfect retreat for the city explorer or weekend holiday maker.

  6. The Gresham Metropole is a short stroll from the many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres, galleries and of course the business district of Cork, making it the ideal location for your Cork City Hotel break.

  7. With fantastic city views, The Montenotte Hotel is just one mile from Cork city centre. In a tranquil location, it offers spacious modern rooms and a wonderful spa experience.

  8. Facing Cork City Hall, the Clayton Hotel Cork overlooks the River Lee. A luxury hotel with all the trimmings such as health and spa centre with pool, and 2 fine restaurants.

  9. Want to splash out just the two of you, then outside of Cork City is The 5-star Fota Island Hotel boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, a swimming pool and beautifully designed rooms with countryside views and luxury bathrooms.

  10. Hayfield Manor is a quiet retreat that is tucked away amidst 2 acres of mature, leafy gardens, just one mile from Cork city centre. Guests can luxuriate and relax in the atmosphere of a grand country house whilst enjoying the contemporary facilities and services of a first class hotel.

  11. If you're looking for budget accommodation with a difference try UCC Campus Accommodation offers  great value accommodation close to Cork City.  UCC Campus Accommodation has 4 separate residences – University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Victoria Mills and Castlewhite. All four residences are located close to the River Lee and only walking distance to University College Cork and Cork City Centre. An ideal base to explore everything Cork has to offer.

  12. Also check out Stay Cork, the self catered apartment which offers city slickers a unique place to stay while exploring the various attractions that the city has to offer.


For more insider tips of where to stay and what to do around Cork, check out  Irelands Ancient East  and to plan your amazing trip to Cork and it’s fabulous City.