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Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Cork, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Nice place”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Bit dated in parts, and quite a walk from the city centre, but very friendly helpful place.
Pity there's no pool. We had our wedding reception here a few years back and they were really lovely and it was reasonable priced.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Amy V
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Ambassador Hotel Cork, you valued feedback is greatly appreciated. I am delighted our staff made a positive impression on you. The work needed that you mentioned is thankfully underway. Our bedroom refurbishment has begun, with more positive works planned for this month and beyond into 2014.

We hope you will visit us again soon.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Rooms very high standard.
Breakfast also excellent. and we had a choice in menu.
Curtious service. Was there on business and was well looked after. Location can be tricky to find but once you're there fab views of the city.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our hotel following your recent visit. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you will choose the Ambassador Hotel Cork on your next visit to our City.

Thank you again,

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Just home from cork but wouldn't have made it only for the helpful manager Alan and Martha on reception, I left my lights on my car & they both went above & beyond their duty to insure I was not stranded! I owe them big time! Thank you so much, I Ate in the hotel for lunch & dinner and the food was very tasty & plentyful, my room was massive & very snug bed! Looking forward to heading back! Thanks again!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you kindly for posting such a positive review of our hotel following your recent visit. I am delighted to read Alan and Martha were able to help you in your time of need. I will be sure to thank them both on your behalf.
Thank you also for your kind comments on our food and comfort of stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Quaint grand hotel! Delicious breakfast. Lovely helpful staff particularly the receptionist. We stayed two nights and loved the quiet room and comfortable bed. Dinners there are good too. Taxi is only 7 euro to city centre or nice 15min walk.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank holidayer21
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear reviewer,


Thank you kindly for posting such a positive review of our hotel, following your recent visit to Cork. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay. Our staff are one of our main assets here at the hotel. I will be sure to thank the reception team for ensuring you enjoyed your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Co. Dublin
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013

For some reason, my Garmin satnav brought me to the Ambassador Hotel via a route through Cork city more fitted for a mountain goat than a saloon car.
The hotel is perched on a hill overlooking the city. So if you are a walker, you will get plenty of exercise if you intend to visit the city centre frequently.
The hotel has a slightly dated and institutional look, with a clunky lift, but we found it spotlessly clean and great value for money. The food is good and well presented.
The staff are particularly friendly and very helpful.

Verdict: Take the walking exercise to and from the city and save yourself some serious money.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel following your recent visit to Cork. I know the road well that your satnav brought you. This road is called Lovers Walk, which is a very historic part of Cork, with an interesting story. Most satnavs are set to bring you the quickest route, which would bypass the city centre.
I am delighted to read you feel you received value for money, and our staff made a positive impression on you. I agree the hill from the hotel to the City is steep, but as you say the panoramic views make it worth while.
We hope you will visit us again when you travel to Cork.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed at the Ambassador Hotel over the jazz weekend and had a great experience. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them- the cleaners were fantastic and kept us entertained throughout our stay!! Despite the hotel being very busy the staff were really great and made us very welcome.
The food at the hotel was lovely, especially the breakfast.
Although the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the city centre it's quite a nice walk, however it is up a relatively steep hill so high heels would make it a little difficult. A taxi from the city centre costs no more than 7 euro.
The rooms were a little old fashioned but very spacious and cleaned to a high standard.
I would definitely stay at the Ambassador again and would recommend it to anyone that might be considering staying there.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Sophie G
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Chris C, General Manager at Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork, responded to this review, 16 November 2013
Dear reviewer,

I thank you kindly for posting such a favourable review of the Ambassador Hotel Cork, following your recent visit to our City for the Jazz Festival. I am delighted the team at our hotel made such a positive impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thank you again,

Kind regards.

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Property: Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Address: The Ambassador Hotel Military Hill | St Lukes, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cork
#10 Business Hotel in Cork
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The impressive facade of this wonderful red brick Victorian building gives any visitor a sense of the rich history of the area and a clear example of 1870’s Irish architecture at its best. It is not surprising therefore to find that The Ambassador Hotel offers quality service, professionalism and the comfort of our guests are at the forefront of our minds at all times. Experience all that Cork has to offer from the luxury of one of the City’s best loved hotels where we feel certain you will want to return again and again. ... more   less 
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