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... Irish band playing the violin while drinking a few Irish beers. Hearing our familiar accent, a fellow Canadian joins us for our last beer. We have a few laughs and even if last call was at 12:30, I manage to get my new friend and I one last Guinness. I explain to the barman that in Montreal, bars close at 3am. I think my accent and its charm worked again. I often get made fun of with my dialect, but sometimes it pays off! P.S. Countdown at 22 ...
... I loved that musical.
Then, on Wednesday, I went to Fota Wildlife Park. I had a great time. I saw a lot of animals including kangaroos, peacocks, monkeys, giraffes, cheetahs... and many others! What is special about that zoo is that a lot of animals are just wandering around and there is no fence. Obviously, the more dangerous animals were placed in fences but I could see a lot of birds, peacocks and kangaroos from a ...
... soda bread, and salad, and cake. I love soda bread. One of my New years resolutions will be to make a loaf once a week. It is easy. No yeast no kneading, just mix and in the oven. Nothing like a thick slice of warm sode bread, so,e home made soup, and a generous swipe of real butter on top. For the next several hours guests arrived, drank whiskey and brandy, and ate christmas cake, sandwiches and mince pies, and discussed who came from which piece of ...
... just ahead of us because the line to get into the castle was the longest I have ever seen, and of course it was crawling soooo very slowly. We thought it might be because they were stopping people inside the door just before you begin the long climb to the top, but when we finally got inside the door we could see that the entire staircase was clogged with people going up, and one of the castle workers told us that it would take us another ...
... who we recognised from the Battle of the Sexes quiz. The guy had been the men’s team captain and he brought the bottle of red wine they’d won to share out. More free booze. :-) We didn’t win the quiz, only losing by a single point.
Then it was back to cabin B117 for a nightcap before turning in; tomorrow we were due to arrive in St. Helier, in the Channel Island of ...
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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.