Clarion Hotel Cork
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TravelPod Member ReviewsClarion Hotel Cork
Very nice hotel. Very clean and the room was welcoming and bright. Comfortable beds with a central location, close to cool restaurants and the bus station. Staff was very kind and helpful as well. One thing I did not like was the fact that there were a bunch of homeless people that hung around outside of it at night and were quite loud, even with the windows closed, but if your resolve is strong you can by with these types of things without a grain of salt.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Cork
We, (myself, my partner & two year old son), booked two nights at the Clarion, in Cork, via the internet, and we are happy with our choice. The taxi driver's I spoke to during our stay mentioned the hotel only opened a few weeks ago.
I am currently using the the free broadband internet access, in my large modern room. The decor is sharp, clean & modern. The beds are extremely comfortable. The hotel has a large gym and great pool area, (including Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi Etc). It seems that it is Irish law that anyone swimming, must wear a swimming hat, provided, (or 2.50 Euros to buy).
There is a great bar downstairs which is modern and cool, which I believe also does food. I enjoyed the odd pint of Guinness here in the comfortable surroundings.
The Clarion is a 4-star modern business hotel, which looks out over the River Lee. I would have no problems reccomending this to anyone
A little slice of heaven
Beautiful hotel, excellent staff!
Got a fabulous suite room 639 on 6th floor fabulous view overlooking the city, the food was delicious typical of the usual clarion standards
Beautiful, stylish hotel
Stayed at The Clarion for 3 nights as a midweek, get away from it all break and certainly got what we asked for. As soon as you pull up outside the hotel, you can tell this place is a different class. As you walk in, it is spacious, airy, clean but so welcoming and you are directed to your hotel room within minutes.
Our bedroom was overlooking the river (as recommended by another TripAdvisor review) and again was spacious, clean and the bed was the most comfortable yet! An added bonus was the facilities within the room, ie iron, board and hairdryer meaning you didnt really need to worry about anything.
Everywhere feels very sophisticated without being pretentious and the spa/ leisure centre adds that relaxed feeling even more. We came back late most nights after enjoying the 'local produce' and one night 'attempted' to order room service- food was delivered quickly and was quite reasonably priced.
Only things to mention are you need a swimming hat to use the pool and there are no gowns/ robes in the hotel room.
Make sure you go to The Raven Bar, Wagamama noodle bar (opposite the raven) and Bodega. The hotels Kudos bar is also good with some excellent food being served.
Myself, and a group of work colleagues have just returned from a week-end trip at The Clarion Hotel, Cork, Ireland.
I cannot fault this hotel, its location, or staff, all are excellent.
The hotel seems brand new, with quality fittings. The bathrooms, aswell as the surfaces in the room where the tea & coffee making facilities are, are all granite surfaces, the beds are extremely comfortable, and the air-con works a treat.
The pool & spa area is very clean and the water a pleasing temperature.
The location is bang in the middle of Cork, only 20 mins away from the airport.
The only down side to my trip was that I was made to wear a Bride's Dress (I'm male) oh well it was my Stag night after all.
Having just returned we feel it's our duty to let the world into a secret.There cannot be many better hotels in Cork than this one.Virtually brand new with excellent faclities,great staff,brilliant rooms,a very short walk to the City's Bars and a great one on site called Kudos.When in Cork we will stay nowhere else.
An Outstanding Hotel
As part of a Globus tour of Ireland, we have stayed at a great many hotels throughout the country. This hotel was fabulous in every respect - right downtown near all the sights, and on the waterfront for amazing views. It was extremely well soundproofed as we heard no noise from other rooms or from outside. The rooms were fabulous and extremely well appointed. The inner lobby/courtyard is 10-12 stories tall and gives a feeling of grandeur. It is a very new property and all of the fittings and decor are excellent. Dinner and breakfast in the hotel dining room were both outstanding and everyone in our group thought this was one of our very best hotels. An up to date property close to everything in Cork with great service. Highly recommended!
Have not stayed in the hotel but have had lunch during the day in the bar & coffees & snacks in the atrium at night on two recent visits. This is a bramd new, very stylish modern hotel with clean Scandinavian lines. As such it is very different to any other hotels in Cork. However the most impressive aspect of the hotel is the genuine friendliness of the staff - an increasing rarity in Ireland. The first time we visited we had a very energetic three year old boy (our son) with us who was welcomed & indulged even, rather than being tolerated as in other establishments. The staff are genuinely friendly, interested & helpful & seem happy in their jobs. The second time we visited they remembered us from our previous visit (for all the right reasons I hope).
Lovely hotel. Ask for a room with a river view. Better than rooms with viewing the atrium. Food was lovely. Thai cuisine in Kudos delicious as was breakfast.
Clarion is cool
We stayed at the Clarion for weekend in March and it was fab .. The cool contemporary decor of the hotel was so clean and fresh. We had a package deal through rugby club so we got a bargain also. My favourite thing was the bed, it was so big!! Loved the way the whole hotel revolves around the stylish lobby. No matter what room you are in you can look down on lobby and loads of natural light from glass ceiling. The pool, jacussi etc. were just right. However the best thing about this hotel was the staff, they were all so helpful and friendly. We never met so many happy people before. It is also so close to bars, restaurants and shops-no driving required. We will be going back again with children this time. Another great thing, all children under 12 stay FREE with their parents. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Stayed at the Clarion on 13th March on a room only rate of 99 eur
Its is a superb contemporary design hotel -rooms are spacious well
designed-nice pool and health club.The hotel is not complete and there
is still building work on going but this did not cause a problem for our stay
If you go in the next 2 months you should be willing to put up
with a few teething problems-but for 99 euros its a genuine bargin.
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