Must see hotels in Cork City

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    Montenotte Hotel

    Built as a private residence for a wealthy merchant in the 1820s, the Montenotte has been reimagined as a boutique hotel that skilfully blends its 19th…

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    Garnish House

    Attention is lavished on guests at this award-winning B&B where the legendary breakfast menu (30 choices) ranges from grilled kippers to French toast…

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    River Lee Hotel

    This modern riverside hotel brings a touch of luxury to the city centre. It has gorgeous public areas with huge sofas, a designer fireplace, a stunning…

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    Auburn House

    There's a warm family welcome at this neat B&B, which has smallish but well-kept rooms brightened by window boxes. Try to bag one of the back rooms, which…

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    Hayfield Manor

    Roll out the red carpet and pour yourself a sherry for you have arrived. Just 1.5km southwest of the city centre but with all the ambience of a country…

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    Blarney Stone Guesthouse

    The white facade of this tall Victorian townhouse conceals a dazzling interior crammed with polished period furniture, glittering Waterford crystal…

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    Imperial Hotel

    Having celebrated its bicentenary in 2013 – Thackeray, Dickens and Sir Walter Scott have all stayed here – the Imperial knows how to age gracefully…

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    Isaac's Hotel

    The central location is the real selling point at this hotel housed in what was once a Victorian furniture warehouse (ask for a room away from the busy…

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    Crawford House

    Power showers and orthopaedic beds feature in the dozen bedrooms at this B&B along with understated wooden furnishings, though rooms at the front can be…

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    Emerson House

    Near the top of busy Summer Hill (a steep climb above the train station) is this gay-friendly B&B tucked away on a quiet terrace. The accommodation, in a…

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    Sheila's Hostel

    Sheila's heaves with young travellers, and no wonder given its excellent central location, but it's also a great choice for family travel. Facilities…

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    Anam Cara

    Although it's just a 10-minute walk west of the city centre, this cute little Georgian-style cottage has a homely, country-house feel. There's a busy road…

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    Blue Dolphin

    Bright and welcoming, with helpful hosts and excellent breakfasts; one of several quality B&Bs on this strip.

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    Brú Bar & Hostel

    This buzzing hostel has a fantastic bar, popular with backpackers and locals alike for its live music. The dorms (each with a bathroom) have four to six…

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    Kinlay House

    This labyrinthine hostel near St Anne's Church (a steep uphill walk with a backpack!) in Shandon has a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Services include laundry…

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    Basic B&B set in an 18th-century terraced house; convenient for the train station.