Cork which is the second largest city in South West Ireland is a popular location for holiday makers visiting the country. Steeped in history Cork is a beautiful city of culture and elegance that has traditional cuisine unique to this area and is well worth visiting if travellers have the opportunity. Here we are going to take a look at four star hotels in Cork selecting five of the best for your consideration.
The River Lee Hotel
This four star hotel stands on the banks of the River Lee in Cork hence its name. It is literally a five minute walk to reach the centre of Cork making it a great location to stay in as a base for your holiday. The hotel has been recently totally refurbished and offers spectacular four star accomodation for guests.
All the River Lee rooms are air conditioned, have wide screen tv’s, broadband plus are decorated to a really high standard, while further features of this hotel include free parking, secretarial services, currency exchange plus unique room facilities for disabled guests.
Leisure facilities here are amazing with a swimming pool, whirl pool, gym, sauna, steam room plus two exercise rooms, while guests who wish a little pampering can book one of the many treatments that are available in the hotel spa. River Lee Hotel has a superb bistro overlooking the river, while the bar that features an outdoor terrace offers drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Clarion Hotel Cork
Centrally located the Clarion Hotel offers superb acomodation for the discerning visitor to Cork. All rooms are delightfully decorated with many having full length windows from floor to ceiling with views over the river. Air conditioning is standard in all rooms as are all the usual amenities you will expect from a four star hotel. Guests can secure superior, executive and family rooms as well as apartments or the luxurious penthouse.
Clarion Hotel has a gym, sauna and spa with treatments available for those who wish to relax and be looked after. Diners here can expect the best in Italian and French cuisine, while a taste of the orient is also catered for with their superb asian menu.
The hotel offers many special packages via their website, while booking a conference or a wedding is also facilitated with experienced events people here to assist. The Clarion oozes class and style and will surely please the most particular of visitors.
Maryborough Hotel and Spa
This beautiful hotel and spa sits in fourteen acres of wonderful countryside and gardens being only ten minutes drive from the bustling centre of Cork. Rooms and suites here are certainly top notch offering amazing views via their balconies, while types of accomodation on offer include family rooms, spa guest rooms, executive rooms, deluxe rooms and junior or master suites.
Opulence is visible throughout the hotel none more so than in the recently refurbished restaurant with its award winning cuisine that is cooked by talented chefs. The Marlborough also has many special offers including unique breaks or weekends away.
Meetings and events including weddings and civil ceremonies are catered for at the Marlborough, while the spa and fitness centre has everything guests desire in terms of treatments and facilities.
Hotel Isaacs Cork
Visitors who wish to be right in the heart of Cork city centre will be pleased to book their stay at the four star Hotel Isaacs. The hotel set in a Victorian building has many features harping back to this wonderful era when style and opulence were much appreciated by those who could pay for it.
Visitors have the choice of a standard room, corporate room or an apartment, while standard rooms come with all the facilities guests expect to be provided in a four star hotel. Added extras are available to order at an extra charge including a champagne breakfast in bed or a kids night in with a DVD player, DVD’s and food provided.
Hotel Isaacs restaurant opens all day everyday from breakfast until late serving snacks, drinks and great meals, while guests who wish to dine outdoors can so beside the floodlit waterfall in the evening.
Hayfield Manor is a luxury hotel and spa set in beautiful grounds plus is a short walk from the centre of Cork offering a peaceful stay while not being located too far from the action. Rooms at this hotel scream luxury with superb antique furnishings and fittings, while guests who wish may have flowers, chocolates or champagne placed in their room anticipating their arrival.
There are many types of room culminating in the Master Suite with its own Drawing Room! Dining at Hayfield Manor is an experience in itself with many different types of cuisine available, while the hotel spa offers many treatments and packages for guests who enjoy that added bit of pampering.
Hayfield Manor has many special offers available such as romantic breaks or New Year Celebration breaks.