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“Great location, clean modern room, courtyard is a lovely bonus” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Isaacs Cork
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location, clean modern room, courtyard is a lovely bonus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

we have stayed in Cork previously and really like the compact size of the city. We chose this hotel as we noticed the waterfall last time we were over. the hotel is ideally placed for sampling the bars on McCurtain Street, walking into town for shopping or sampling the pubs on Oliver Plunkett Street or its a really easy walk to the train station where you can head further afield. We caught the train to Cobh which was really pretty. We didnt have breakfast at the hotel but we did eat in Greenes one evening which was delicious. All in all i would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

If you are not expecting luxury and just want a well-located, value conscious hotel, this is a good choice. The rooms are clean and reasonably comfortable. The staff is friendly and the small courtyard in front of the hotel is charming. Cooked breakfast (not included) is good; the continental buffet is a little sparse. The restaurant for lunch outside was nice; dinner was a bit disappointing. You get what you pay for - and the price was very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank artprof13
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

The Hotel has an amazing courtyard with a waterfall-a nice relaxation after exciting diverse Cork. We heard the Greenes Restaurant at the Hotel is already really good though unfortunately we didn't get a chance to check it out. The rooms are pleasantly spacious, the hotel staff is friendly and helpful and there is plenty to do around the Hotel. The tourist info is also not too far away and the main bus terminal is a 5 minute walk. The only downside to this hotel was that for a queen bed, we received two double beds pushed together which was slightly inconvenient I am not sure if other rooms were different, we were simply too tired from exploring to try to mitigate the situation. Otherwise, would suggest the hotel for it's good location, pleasant ambiance, spacious rooms and helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

The entrance is under an arch and the waterfall is very unexpected but beautiful. Our room was spacious and quiet for such a central location - five minutes walk to Patrick St. Clever parking arrangement with a nearby church. We left the car there all day for €5. The restaurant was full - you would need to book at the weekend - but we had a lovely meal at Isaac's Restaurant which is attached to the hotel but bizarrely has no connection to it. Lovely breakfast, the coffee was plentiful and very good. I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GobnaitOh
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

As a stopping spot before heading south to visit family, this property was a pleasant surprise. Our accommodation was in the hotel. Knowing that the property is Victorian-era, we expected the tiny lift, and "older" bathroom. Check-in was very smooth, and our room spacious, with a small foyer separate from the sleeping space. The bathroom, while quaint, was large and bright. Bath surround needs an update, and had we planned a longer stay, would have mentioned something to the housekeeping staff. Close to city center. The bus and train stations are 10min. walk away, but we had "a few" bags, and taxi fare was only 5E more than two bus fares.
A very lovely dinner at Green's, the attached restaurant, was a highlight of our stay. We had breakfast next day at a nearby pub.
Would definitely stay again. For a rate of <70E per night, this was good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KarenDW
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Wylam, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Decided to visit Cork as an alternative to Belfast / Dublin and so pleased I did. The Hotel is close to both bus and rail station and just a short walk to city centre. I entered the hotel through a small courtyard which was dwarfed by a huge waterfall - an impressive introduction. Reception was a pleasant experience with the receptionist being most welcoming and informative. Two other receptionists displayed the same enthusiasm and helpfulness during my stay. My single room was large (a double and a single bed), clean and tidy and most comfortable - sadly no view but this in no way detracted from the comfort.
Meals were a delight - Greene's providing both breakfast and dinner.
Evening meals were served with a professionalism which was a credit to Ursula and her dedicated and knowledgeable team.
One final thought - I was fortunate to experience the debut of the new senior Chef and his first offering - a beef dish - was to die for.
Final impression - a small to medium size hotel fighting way over its weight and succeeding admirably.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank brendavid516
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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here for two nights last week. Chose it because we were travelling by train & it was convenient to the station & close to the city centre. It was a real find ! Quaint exterior & layout downstairs, good bedrooms upstairs with very mod bathroom. Ate dinner in Greene's rest attached
to the hotel,excellent food . Sadly it was not so good for breakfast, asked for brown toast , which was warmed through & partially toasted on one side only. Excellent girl on reception. Would definitely return again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JRDP
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Property: Hotel Isaacs Cork
Address: 48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Isaacs Cork 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel Isaacs & Apartments Cork, a unique gem of a hotel in Cork city Centre with an enviable location - recently refurbished (2016) only a short walk from the train and bus stations and the main shopping and financial centre of Cork. Hotel Isaacs is the perfect choice as a base when visiting Cork city, county and County Kerry. We have some fantastic special offers for you when you book direct also offering two and three bedroom apartments. ... more   less 
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