Hotel Isaacs Cork
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Vandaag gaan we richting Cork. Het is zo'n 140 kilometer, dus we hebben nog wel even tijd om ergens te stoppen en wat te bekijken. Het is echter voor de eerste keer bewolkt en ziet er naar uit dat het gaat regenen. Als we de bergen in rijden gebeurt dat ook. Het motregent. Het is niet ernstig, maar we zijn blij dat we gisteren de tour hebben …
Farewell dear friends of Dingle. It sure was difficult leaving Dingle and The Brownes Bed and Breakfast this morning. Camilla, John, and their son are the nicest of folks! They are so warm and friendly. They are hard-working and genuine, and they make us feel like family. Each morning we are welcomed by wonderful cooking aromas and deliciously hot …
I had a glorious time in Cork, Ireland, which is about the size of West Virginia. It took me a bit to get used to the 5 hour time difference. I enjoyed walking around on the lush green grass, while listening to the 380 species of birds. It was a nice cool 65 degree day, which made a "lucky" stay. Good thing I didn't come in the winter months where …
Started this morning with a big Irish brekky. It came with black and white pudding which Triona insisted that I try. I wasn't sure what it was…I assumed it was the insides of some animal but couldn’t be sure. Triona promised she would tell me what it was but only after I had tried it. So…I gave it a go! It wasn’t terrible …
... of vertigo and hoped it wouldn't kick in. I began to wonder how it would feel to tumble down the stone staircase, and how many people I would take out before someone stopped the human avalanche. Such thoughts were causing my heart to race as I finally crawled out onto the rooftop of the castle. The cold, damp wind hit me and I welcomed it! Looking out over the Blarney lands, one could easily imagine they had been transported back in time, There were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Isaacs Cork
A very nice Hotel
I stayed in this Hotel with my partner in February 2004, the staff there were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were of a good standard and very clean, and the breakfasts were delicious with a good variety. Would definately recommend this Hotel to travellers to Cork, and the prices for the Hotel are very good value too. An enjoyable stay.
It is noisey, but what do you expect in a city centre hotel?
I stayed in Isaacs for 3 nights and must say the staff on reception were marvelous, full of information down to what price the rugby tickets were for the game being held on the day I arrived. The food in Greenes was excellent and the room (newly refurbished apparently) was spotless, warm and had everything you would need. The waterfall is lovely at night and I agree that it can get noisy at night but it's a city centre hotel.
I have stayed at the Isaacs at least 8 times, as a visiting businessman. In style, it feels a little worn around the edges, clean, and perhaps in need of some modernization here and there. Reception can be cool, or friendly, depending on who you get.
I stayed at the Isaacs hotel for 5 nights in April. The hotel is great, the staff warm, friendly and professional. The food was very good indeed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends and family.
It's not actually bad, but...
We checked in for 4 nights but left after two. The initial impression was positive - eg really friendly staff - and the room, overlooking the waterfall, seemed nice. But the shower, although brand new, barely worked; the clanking of pipes in the night was so loud as to be comical, and closing our curtains was pointless because there was no blind over the skylight. The restaurant Greenes is perfectly adequate but definitely over-rated and the breakfasts disappointing - limited choice, warm orange juice etc.
The apartments were in a good location a few minutes walk from the City Centre. The staf in reception were very great and gave us lots of hints and tips on what to do over a wet weekend. The apartments were very clean and contained all you needed, apart from comfortable beds. I don't think I have ever slept on anything as hard in my life. I was very tempted to sleep on the beds in the lounge. The windows opened up into the alley, so the apartment was very dark and smelled of the food from the restaurant. I wouldn't stay there again. though Cork is graet, lots of usic, shops and pubs.
Ditto the review below
I was there in August 2003 and encountered the same thing as the below reviewer. The room we were given we had to go through an unsecured & desolate back alley filled with trash (I believe the alley of the restuarant); not very comforting for 5 girls travelling. After walking thru that, we then had to climb six flight of stairs with our luggage.
The apartment itself was OK; enough room for a large party travelling, but after the rudeness of the front desk, the incovenience of parking and unloading your car, and the actual having to get to the room, you already have a bad taste in your mouth.
I wouldn't if I were you....
Recently, four of us chose Isaac's Apartments for our stay in Cork. It started poorly with a very chilly receptionist treating us rudely.
Although it was 4:00 PM, we were advised that the parking facility wouldn't be available until 5:00 PM leaving us no choice but to drive around the block for an hour. Because of construction, this would continue for two addl. days (although it didn't). It was supposed to be a two night stay, but we left after one. They put us in a room that required you to walk through a trash laden alley that smelled terrible.
Once you entered the building, the smell changed but was equally pervasive. Although the rooms were clean, it was above the main drag in Cork and very loud. It was not a pleasant experience, but the town of Cork was wonderful.
Delightful Self Catering
Stayed in a three bedroom apartment at Isaac's and was quite satisfied. No elevators, so there were some steps, but these were clean and spacious accomodations after Dublin and a B&B. The kitchen was fully equipped with stove, microwave, and washer-dryer (no dishwasher) and this could be a nice base for a stay of several days or a week. Nice restaurant at the adjacent Isaac's hotel. Parking is three blocks away in a church's lot.