Hayfield Manor Hotel
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Tom and I spent two marvelous days at the Malton Hotel in Killarney. The Malton Hotel was built in 1854 as The Railway Hotel of Killarney, which was at the end of the line of the Dublin/Killarney rail. It was the first hotel to be owned by a railroad in either Ireland or Great Britain. In 1861, when Queen Victoria visited the area and stayed at …
Ash, what ash? Luckily, when Erin came to visit me last month, the entire volcanic ash problem kind of blew over, so to speak. . .
Okay, sorry about that. She was here for two weeks and was able to leave the day after the airports reopened - phew! We had a great visit - hanging out like old times, doing cheesy Dublin tours like the …
By the way, Waterville links were lots of fun, learned a new term, "dovetailing", the same as our "ham and egging". We played the same modified or some version of stapleford. Two IRIsh girls with two americans. LOTs of laughs, even though we were pulling our trolleys over hill and dale. The only problem with Waterville is that one has a view of the …
... going up to kiss the stone and hopefully receiving some luck. The stairs to get to the top of the castle was interesting to say the least. Very narrow and steep stairs that kept going for what felt like forever and a little scary, especially when they are wet from the rain. We get to the top and it was so pretty, everything was very green, definitely a different sight than the one I get every day here in the city. Then we ...
... the town, which has a bunch of stores like Penny's, almost like a awl-mart, and Tesco, which is like a ShopRite. This whole day it was pouring rain and hailing, it was freezing! I have been up for 36 hours, wifi in my room does not work so borrowing our neighbors and the heater would not work and took us forever get it warm in our room.
Today was a long day, very tiring but it was also exciting!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHayfield Manor Hotel Cork
The Hayfield Manor Hotel was amazing. The room was large and luxurious. The bathroom was equally large with a huge claw foot tub and separate shower. Robes were provided. The staff was perfect and the service was exquisite. The old manor house (central part of the hotel) was beautiful and filled with antiques. A lovely experience.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork
Wonderful hotel, difficult to get to
Cork is a difficult city for a tourist to navigate in - finding street names can be a challenge - I had to ask for directions 3 times. Fortunately, the staff at the hotel were experts at defusing a frustrated driver. Our room was very nice, especially the bathroom and there was wireless internet access so I could check email with my Palm.
Dinner in Perrotts was super, in particular, the duck appetizer. Breakfast was either a buffet or cooked to order in the Orchids restaurant. Inasmuch as being taken care of is a good thing in an unfamiliar country, we would stay there again. Louis, the doorman, is able to provide excellent driving directions for exiting Cork.
I agree with all the previous reviews - this is a FABULOUS hotel.
This was one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The rooms were large and the facilities excellent but by far the best thing was the service from the staff. All were extremely helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. They always knew who you were without you even having to say your name. On the Saturday we mentioned to the concierge that we would probably travel to the coast the following day, when we returned there were maps and articles pushed under our door for us to take with us.
I've stayed in top hotels all round the world but this had something special. All the staff and I mean all, made you feel extra specially welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The friendleness and relaxed manner was just right, great Irish hospitality. Food was superb both in the main dining room and bistro. I chose the wine for a large party and asked the maitre d for his recommendation. You would have expected him to start at the bottom, ie the most expensive on the wine list, not here. He recommended a stunning wine which was one of the cheapest. He apologised profussly when we reordered it the following night but they had run out -- because we had drunk so much the night before! He recommended another and charged us the cheaper price of the first wine -- how often do you get that!
Best hotel in Cork
Having stayed at many hotels in the Cork area during business trips, this is the best hotel in Cork. It lives up to its reputation for 5 star quality and service. It is an oasis within Cork. None of the other hotels live up to the Hayfield's standard.
Hayfield Manor is first class
We stayed at Hayfield Manor while on a luxury coach tour, so only had one night - we could have stayed for a week! Room, staff were first class, and the food in the Manor Room was superb. We will definitely be going back for a longer stay.
Even if I could find a single fault in this hotel, it is more than compensated by the best hotel staff I have ever encountered. They are extremely helpful, competent and accommodating while being warm, friendly and yet respectful. They are led by a fantastic General Manager, Aidan Fahy, who has an incredible can-do attitude second to none. No demand, no matter how great or small ever phases this hotel.
If I sound like an ad, so be it, but they hosted my wedding which was done with style and elan. I can't even count how many of my guests sought me out to specially praise something that the hotel did for them.
This is how all hotels should be.
Only five star hotel in Cork and deserves its rating. We stayed for the weekend (25-27 Feb 2005) as a birthday treat for my partner. How grateful we were when the Metropole had over booked and tranferred us free of charge. Incidently, after walking through the leisure facilities and trying to book into the the Metropole this was also a very well decorated hotel in a central location.
The Hayfield Manor Hotel is a wonderful find. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. We stayed in an excutive suite, which had it's own sitting room with a gas log effect fire. Both the bedroom and sitting room were enormous and beautifully decorated. We managed to look in a number of their "standard rooms" which were large but no sitting room and the Junior suites which were slightly larger with a nice comfy sofa. The hotel is very much like a large country house and the sitting room and library are delightful. We ate in Perrotts the "contemporary dining room" on our first night as the Manor room closes on Monday. We didn't ever find our way to the Manor room as the food and atmosphere in Perrotts captivated us! The special dishes of the day (one meat and one fish) plus the ordinary menu provided excellent fare and to be honest three courses plus coffee was as much as we could manage (the Manor room is a five course dinner). Breakfast was fabulous - a super buffet plus whatever you wanted cooked freshly from the kitchen. We didn't manage to try their full afternoon tea, but we saw other guests order this - it looked delicious but you would need to eat it early if you wanted to have dinner as well. We did try their selection of sandwiches for two and would thoroughly recommend these!
Having heard so much about this place before my arrival i was glad to see the reviews were spot on.
This place is indeed the best hotel i have been to in a long time. The service is superb, the rooms very large and the setting amazing.
If you are staying there you have to try the resturant for dinner as it was the best meal i have ever had...but be warned you need to leave plenty of room as the courses just keep coming.