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 …
... so it was a dream come true for me. Everyone was having a great time today - there were many great eyes and everyone played really well. It was a bit windy and there were some music flying about but the atmosphere was super. The basses were fun to watch as their music came flying off the stands several times, but they never missed a beat. The audience was appreciative and they cheered, clapped, danced and hummed along. There was a great ...
... tour. Then Marisa and I went shopping and ran into Rachel. We all found some great deals, I got way more for my 28€ Than I would ever get in Dublin or Chicago. The three of us had dinner at a Chinese restaurant I found online that has a dedicated vegan menu. I had spring rolls and fried tofu with some amazing peanut sauce (photo below). Then we decided to call it a night and all went to relax at the hotel. We leave for Kilkenny in the ...
... was no longer presumed innocent until proven guilty and a judge would probably have to agree and let him "walk"....Hi Pete.....what do you think??? The other day I walked from our cottage, down a winding Irish road surrounded by green hedges and fields to the Leap Inn.....on the way I discovered why "stinging Nettle" got its name...I had never come across it before and rubbed it between my fingers....stung for three bloody days. Today we went to ...
To keep busy during the week, I've been going to the gym (Mardyke Arena). It is a beautiful and huge facility. The view while on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike over looks the playing field. So it makes time go by faster while working out if there is a game going on! Another thing I have noticed is that pretty much all the Irish guys shorts are shorter than the Irish girls shorts.. takes a little ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.