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The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel Middle Glanmire Road, Cork T23 E9DX Ireland
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#2 of 32 hotels in Cork
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
One of Cork city's most popular hotels, The Montenotte Hotel is a vibrant, design-led 4-star destination hotel in Cork that offers an eclectic vibe and a strong sense of fun. From the elevated position, the hotel sports unrivaled views across Cork City. Close to central business districts, shopping, and theatres the hotel is ideal for business and leisure visitors to the city. The hotel’s unique facilities include luxury in-house private Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies, an award-winning Bellevue Spa, Motion Health Club with 20m indoor swimming pool and Gym, the picturesque Victorian Gardens and unrivaled views of Cork City and harbor. Hotel’s unique facilities include luxury in-house private Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies, an award-winning Bellevue Spa, Health Club with 20m swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room, Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies complimentary to the hotel guests, free car parking and 300MB Wi-Fi. Panorama Bistro & Terrace offering all-day dining menus is ideally set up for social distancing with built-in booths and extends onto heated botanical Panorama Terrace for outdoor dining, drinks, and spectacular views of Cork. Guests can now enjoy The Glasshouse, the hotel’s spectacular Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy stylish cocktails and their very own botanical Montenotte Gin while watching the sun setting over Cork. In addition, our guests enjoy access to Press Reader to catch up on favorite daily papers and magazine guests, strolls through the Victorian Gardens, woodlands, and wildflower meadow with many unique photo opportunities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Boating
Canoeing
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Bicycle tours
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 8 more
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Christy B wrote a review 19 Apr
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Beautiful hotel and grounds! We enjoyed our two night stay Easter weekend at the Montenotte. We had a delicious meal in the restaurant, and delicious cocktails at the bar. The attention to detail at this hotel was spot on. The flower arrangements in the lobby were absolutely gorgeous!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Christy, Wow, a wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to share your Easter experience at The Montenotte with us. I am thrilled to read you had such an exceptional experience with us, your amazing feedback is incredibly rewarding and motivating for me and our team here. Thank you for choosing The Montenotte, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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ArubaAlan wrote a review Jun 2023
New Jersey182 contributions129 helpful votes
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5 stars isn’t enough. Exceptional hotel experience. The hotel staff from the GM Fritz to the customer relations director, Danielle, to the entire staff were exceptional. Every need was attended to with dispatch and a smile. Every accommodation was made including getting us a dinner table, immediately, in a packed dining room on a holiday weekend. The hotel and accommodations are first class. Elegant and immaculate. Breakfast is delicious with multiple options. A special note about Martin, a great asset to this hotel. He was overboard in his assistance to our small group ( 4) from doorman service, baggage handling, suggestions for things to do, and concierge services. He is worth a star.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Frits Potgieter, General Manager at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded 8 Jun 2023
Dear Alan Wow, an amazing review, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at The Montenotte. I am thrilled that you and your friends had such a very special stay with us and delighted to read that our service and our people really stood out. Ken, Danielle and Martin are amazing ambassadors for our service ethos and I know they will be so very appreciative of your kind words when we share your review with the team here, thank you! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back, if I can ever personally assist, in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on fpotgieter@themontenottehotel.com. Warm regards Frits Frits Potgieter, General Manager
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Sightsee610360 wrote a review 15 Apr
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This is my second stay at the Montenotte. A great experience. Both food and drink excellent. All of the staff are just so friendly and helpful. The cocktail bar is wonderful and the cocktails delicious. We also made use of the leisure facilities. A very comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Sightsee610360, It was a pleasure to welcome you back to The Montenotte, thank you for your continued, loyal support, it means the world to the entire team. Our aim is to build long term relationships with all our guests and ultimately become a true home away from home for our customers. Your continued patronage and positive feedback is therefore so very motivating for us all and I am so grateful that you took the time to share your experience with us and others. We look forward to welcoming you back again and if I can ever personally assist, in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Kind regards Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Michele F wrote a review 13 Apr
Thousand Oaks, California1 contribution
Incredible hotel and staff. Martin and Ken were the porters who made us feel like royalty. Their expertise and kindness is unmatched. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for beautiful grounds, a fantastic sleep, and excellent hospitality.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: We booked this because the airport hotel was sold out- we were winging it and it was a great fit....
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Dear Navigate262986, Many thanks for taking the time to share such a wonderful, motivating review for myself and the Montenotte team. It was a pleasure to read that you had such an enjoyable stay and I am particularly pleased that our people and the service you experienced impressed throughout. Ken and Martin are incredible ambassadors for our service ethos and culture, and I know they will be over the moon when we share your kind words, thank you. Thank you for your personal recommendation, it's wonderful to hear our hospitality was so gratefully received and I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Lorna K wrote a review 12 Apr
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Went to the hotel today Had a lovely afternoon tea and our server Marta was incredible, she was extremely helpful in describing the foods and had extremely accommodating in all our requests :) a very nice touch was they gave a complimentary dessert for the two birthday girls would highly recommend
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Lorna, Thank you for choosing our Afternoon Tea experience for your friends' birthday celebration. It was pleasure to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I am delighted that our team’s attentive care stood out throughout your time with us. Thank you for mentioning Marta's service, I know she will be thrilled when we share your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming back. Warm regards Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Rachel wrote a review 10 Apr
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
We recently had a celebratory lunch with family in the Panarama Restaurant, followed by a night in the hotel. Each staff member we met, from the front desk to restaurant was so kind and accommodating. They took care of all our needs. When the staff heard we were celebrating we were upgraded to the Merchant Suite which really made our stay. The room included a sitting room area as well as large bedroom area, and had views over Cork City. Breakfast the next morning included a hot and cold buffet, and also a menu to order further hot food options from. The Montenotte is really such a charming hotel with beautiful decor. Little extras like art from local artists displayed on the walls, arrangements of fresh flowers in the reception area and the beautiful garden to walk in really add to its charm. We look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Rachel, Wow, a wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Montenotte with us. I am thrilled to read you had such an exceptional experience for your special day, your amazing feedback is incredibly rewarding and motivating for me and our team here. Thank you for choosing The Montenotte, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. May I take this opportunity to wish you both the very best for your future together. Best wishes Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themonteottehotel.com
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Antonia B wrote a review 8 Apr
Quarteira, Portugal6 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic from start to finish! Amazing helpful friendly professional staff. Hotel spotless throughout. Nothing to much effort for the staff to do to help enhance your stay. Misplaced my car keys but staff didn't give up until they found them. Cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, A fantastic review, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I am thrilled you had such an enjoyable stay and delighted that you will be back, your future patronage is incredibly important to me and our team and I hope we can be a home away from home for you in Cork, for many years to come. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Lisa W wrote a review 8 Apr
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From start to finish we had the best time. We stayed in a beautiful room that’s was so comfortable and clean. The staff couldn’t do enough for us, the aim to add a personal touch, adding to the great experience. Food at dinner and breakfast was gorgeous. The cinema was the cutest place, we relaxed with a glass of wine after dinner. Just Perfect. The hotel is perfect for all occasions. We also availed of the Easter Wine Hunt. It was great fun and amazing value. I hope it’s something they continue with. Looking forward to our next trip there already.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We didn’t use the pool on this occasion
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Dear Guest, A wonderful review, thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Montenotte with us. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your girls night away and the Easter wine hunt was a great success! Our aim is to build long term relationships with all our guests and we are delighted you look forward to returning. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back, if I can ever personally assist, in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on dbennett@themontenottehotel.com Best wishes Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Chris Dowling wrote a review 7 Apr
Cobh, Ireland56 contributions49 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 1 night and I have to say that it was amazing. All the staff were so helpful and polite. The service in the Glasshouse and the restaurant was first class and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Dear Chris, It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to The Montenotte. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a fantastic review. I am thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and our Food and Beverage department were a particular highlight of your visit. Hopefully you will back again in the not too distant future to experience the first class hospitality of The Montenotte. Best regards, Danielle Bennett House Manager Dbennett@themontenottehotel.com
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Mel wrote a review 4 Apr
18 contributions3 helpful votes
Good location first glance nice hotel but when you look closely its has a bad finish. Some staff friendly but some are robotic .They only accept cash in certain parts of hotel this is a big no from us hence why we wouldn't return. Alot of building work going on
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Pool is nice but cold sane with the changing area.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mel Thank you for your feedback and for allowing us to learn from your recent experience at The Montenotte. I am sorry to read that you felt there were inconsistencies in our service, we pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome and the friendliness of our people and whilst incredibly unusual for us to receive anything other than positive feedback regarding our team, I fully take your feedback on board. We do accept cash in most of the Hotel but there are some outlets we encourage residents to charge to their rooms quite simply to enhance security for our team, which will always be a key priority. I am genuinely sorry that you were disappointed and can only offer my unreserved apology, I very much remain at your disposal for any future assistance, simply reach out to me on fpotgieter@themontenottehotel.com. With apologies Frits Frits Potgieter, General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
£162 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Montenotte Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Shelbourne Bar Cork (0.7 miles), The Marina Market (0.4 miles), and The Everyman (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Montenotte Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tara's Tea Room, White Rabbit Bar & BBQ, and Isaac's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Montenotte Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Montenotte Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cork City Gaol (2.0 miles), Old Cork Waterworks Experience (2.5 miles), and Carrigadrohid Castle (1.5 miles).