The bedrooms at castlemartyr are large, comfy and what you would expect from a 5 star but as with the rest of the resort they let themselves down with attention to detail, little things like no biscuits in the room with your coffee to a door knob broken in the bathroom.
The pool is nice but nothing special, having to pay 3 euro for a swimming hat is another thing I feel should be complimentary for the price of the rooms at this resort.
The bikes are fun bonus activity but be careful the breaks don't work and they are a bit old and wobbly
We had dinner in the Italian restaurant which is great value and good food but the service is not up to standard. Forgetting things like offering Parmesan and cutlery. Also no need for a jumper the place is roasting I would even think about wearing shorts the next time....
Breakfast was poor to average, from poor hostess and service to very small boring looking portion. We got the eggs Benedict you would need to order two for the one person.
All in all it's a four star hotel, we enjoyed our stay but we will explore other 5 star options on our next cork visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Castlemartyr Resort is a grand seventeenth century countrymanor house that sits adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old castle. Constructed by the first Earl of Cork and lovingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House opened in 2007 to serve as the centrepiece of Castlemartyr Resort. Nestled amid the picturesque woodlands of East Cork this breathtaking destination resort is steeped in history and tradition, while also offering luxurious first-class service tailored to each guest’s unique tastes and the finest in accommodations, dining and recreational activities. Its 103 guestrooms and suites offer contemporary design seamlessly blended with old world elegance. Attractions include The Spa at Castlemartyr, a renowned inland links-style golf course, a state of the art gym including a yoga and pilates studio, a private lake with swans and miles of unspoiled walking tracks, all graced by the mystery and power of the ancient ruins nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castlemartyr Hotel Castlemartyr