This hotel does exactly what it's meant to: provide accommodation for those on extremely early or late flights. It's only 600 m from the terminal (uphill, mind) and you cannot hear aircraft noise. It's definitely the closest accommodation to the airport. If you're here for a city break to Cork, you should stay somewhere more central as it's about a 35 minute bus ride away (every half hour, about €6.60 return at the time of writing).
We opted for this hotel as we were on a 6:10 a.m. flight. Every member of staff we encountered (including all receptionists) was incredibly friendly and extremely helpful, even the guy who checked us out at 4 a.m. and drove the shuttle to the terminal.
The room itself was huge and clearly designed for business as there was a huge desk area at one end, even with European sockets. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. The wi-fi was speedy with a good connection. There were signs of wear and tear, including a small dent in the wall and a rather odd, large black mark on the ceiling (there must have been quite a party). The bathroom looked a little dated but it was clean. The only things that really let the room down were the ancient TV (analogue) and there only being one bin in the room (not much of a complaint, really). In addition, the maids had left a welcome message on the pillow for the previous tenant. It was a good thing it had a date on it, otherwise we'd have thought we'd been given someone else's room!
That aside, the stay was pleasant albeit brief. We didn't try the restaurant and left too early to try the breakfast. They lay on a grab-and-go breakfast from 4 a.m., which is apparently included in the room price. Sadly, we left too early to try this as well! Despite the proximity to the terminal, the receptionist drove us there as the weather was foul.
One last thing: if you book using the Radisson website, you should note that the price you end up with is an estimate and not the final price. This worked in our favour this time, but it's just something to be aware of. I would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at Cork International Airport, we make travel easy for both business and leisure travelers. Experience the convenience of our 24-hr courtesy shuttle that connects the hotel to the Airport. Enjoy free high-speed Wifi in our 80 modern bedrooms. Riverstix Restaurant & Bar welcomes guests with all day casual dining. Guests who stay at the hotel enjoy free parking. Up-to-date technology and spacious meeting rooms combine to make the perfect environment for business conferences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork Airport Hotel Cork
- Radisson Cork
- Cork Radisson