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Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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“Comfort & value ”
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a very pleasant stay for one night at the Ambassador. While a little rough around the edges this was more than made up for by the friendliness of the staff. We got a very comfortable room & enjoyed the freshly cooked breakfast. In terms of comfort & value this hotel met all our expectations.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 kindly for posting a review of the Ambassador Hotel following your recent visit to Cork.
The rough edges you mentioned are currently being smoothened out as I sit here today. We have a lot of works happening to enhance our guest experiences at the hotel. I am confident should you return you will be pleasantly surprised.

We look forward to your return,
Thank you again,

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
+353 21 4539000
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

This hotel felt a little stuffy to me-- not the style I had hoped for in Ireland. The staff didn't seem all that welcoming either. However the room was nice and large with a balcony and a fantastic view of Cork. We ate in the restaurant, and the food was pretty good. The fact that the hotel has parking was a major selling point for me. Most hotels we stayed at in Ireland didn't have their own lot.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 kindly for posting a review of the Ambassador Hotel following your recent visit to Cork.
I am disappointed to read our team did not make a positive impression on you, as they would usually receive high praise for their service and personalities. I would appreciate it if you would contact me directly to discuss our service during your visit.

Thank you again,

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
+353 21 4539000
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The Ambassador is a lovely old hotel but unfortunately it needs serious work done. The hotel certainly has it's own character but most of the place needs to be re-painted and have the carpet replaced. Great views from the forward facing rooms on 2nd Floor and the rooms are very spacious. Needs redecorated, new televisions in the rooms and wifi throughout the hotel. Also needs a better bar/restaurant area although the food itself was quite good.

Do not agree with the other reviews about the great customer service, lady on reception not very friendly and staff as a whole quite grumpy.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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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 kindly for posting a review of the Ambassador Hotel following your recent visit to Cork. I agree Needs Work is a fair and balanced statement. Thankfully a lot all of the items you mention are underway. We are currently refurbishing all of our bedrooms, which will include flat screen TV's, we have also reopened our Gym at the hotel.
We now have High Speed Complimentary Wi-Fi for all our guests. We are finalising plans for our bar and restaurant areas which will see our new Cookhouse Bar and Restaurant opening within the next few months. The hotel was recently acquired by an Irish Hotelier family and they are investing significantly to bring the Ambassador Hotel to new heights.
The comments in relation to our team is disappointing to read, and I would appreciate if you could contact me directly to discuss the service that warranted these comments, so as to improve and maintain the standards we have set.

Thank you again,

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
+353 21 4539000
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Ambassador hotel is the best for a quick holiday visit to Cork. Just up the hill from all the excitement and far away enough for peace and quiet when you want to sleep. Employees are very friendly and helpful - they printed out boarding passes when their "Customer Center" was down!!! Very comfortable, clean rooms!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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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 kindly for posting such a positive review of the Ambassador Hotel following your visit to Cork. It is always a pleasure to read our team has made a positive impression on our guests.

We look forward to your return.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Limerick
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

My wife and I stayed in this hotel on 22/23 November. From the moment that we arrived I could not fault our experience. When we checked in at reception we were welcomed and checked in quickly and efficiently. Our room was on the first floor to the front of the building, with a wonderful view of cork city. We walked into the city centre and this took 10-15 minutes. The walk back is uphill for much of the way but good exercise and on one occasion we took a taxi back which cost €6.15
We only ate breakfast in the hotel, which was very good. The cerials and fruits and juices were fine, there was cold meats and cheeses and mini croissants and danishes which were delicious. We ordered cooked breakfasts which were cooked to order, delivered promptly and were hot and tasty. All staff members were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We agreed that this was our best experience of accommodation in Cork for many years and we plan to book this hotel for our next visit in January. You could say that it needs some investment and I understand that its new owners are doing some renovations over the next couple of months. We also met the manager and spoke with him for a few minutes. He couldn't have been more friendly and was very keen to hear about our experience in the hotel and whether there was anything they could do better.

  • 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, 19 January 2014
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for posting such a positive review of the Ambassador Hotel Cork, following your visit in November. It is great to see the team made such a positive impression on you during your stay. We have been refurbishing our hotel with many more great things happening over the coming months. We have reopened gym at the hotel, and have installed high speed Broadband throughout the hotel.

We look forward to your return.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Just returned after my 7th successive stay at The Ambassador and it gets more amazing each year. Chris Crowley, the Manager is an outstanding asset to this hotel and Martha and Rhona are always there to greet us with such a special welcome. The individual attention they all give to their customers makes you feel so very special and nothing is too much trouble from extra towels or cups.All this attention to detail makes this the best hotel in Cork!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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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 posting such a positive review of our hotel following your visit to the Ambassador Hotel Cork. We value to return business, and look forward to welcoming you back to see us next November. We will be sure to have your cookies ready.

Kind regards,
Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I have used the Ambassador Hotel on several occasions for business trips to Cork. I find the service excellent, the surroundings peaceful, there is WiFi so I can work from the Hotel as well. It is near the City but not in the busy noisy centre of it which works for me.
I recently also used it as my base for the Cork City Marathon. They accommodated an earlier breakfast than usual for the Runners without any hassle. This is an example of the service levels in the Hotel. I will be back and recommend this Hotel with confidence.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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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 posting such a positive review of our hotel following you visit to Cork. I am delighted our services and staff made such a positive impression on you, and we look forward to your return.

Kind regards,

Chris Crowley
General Manager
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork

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
#13 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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