This is a wonderful B&B located in the old Buttermarket square of the Shandon district on the North side of the Lee, in Cork city. Narrow streets and lanes, timeless multicoloured buildings side by side, quiet, and a district hovering between conservation of the past and gentrification of the newly renovated. A great combination for a stay, and our first time in Cork. The view over Cork city from the rear parking space is panoramic and worth photographing.
We had two very restful nights. Conversations with our host were very friendly and informative. The place was immaculate. Breakfast was enough to last way beyond lunch.
Just a great place, which we will be back to when next in Cork.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Butter Market House is centrally located in the historic and cultural heart of Cork city.Just under the world famous Shandon steeple (built in 1722) and next to the Firken CraneArt’s & Dance Centre, adjacent to the Cork Butter Museum. To the rear, just across the river Lee (connected by 4 bridges) is the famous Cork Opera House. Cork’s vibrant shopping centre is in the same area, grandly supplying all the shopping needs of the most discerning customer. Also in this area are some of the finest restaurant’s and hostelries to be found anywhere in the world, giving a truly international flavour to this beautiful city. ... more less