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... I got back to the hostel, it was clear EJC was nearing. Not much. But one German who juggled. I got talking to him and explained how I met two German girls last week and we followed each other two stops. Turns out there was no need to explain. When I walked into the kitchen, there they were. Two campsites and a hostel. I can't think who is following who! We spent the evening juggling, hand balancing and not using my sore leg. Need to find a massure. Lisa ...
... the city limits and on our way to Cashel in no time at all.
On the drive to Cashel we had our first views of the verdant countryside and the ubiquitous Medieval ruins that dot the landscape. Rufio soon had his first experience with the infamous narrow winding lanes and "walkers", as we started to call the locals in all parts of the country who stroll the dangerous roadways so nonchalantly. Upon arrival in Cashel, we had a grand tour of the tiny village as Rufio missed a few ...
... through the peaks and troughs. A bit of an uncomfortable night as we couldn’t stay still in our beds, but I suppose it makes it more authentic, considering what our voyage is commemorating. In addition, as I have previously mentioned, the Balmoral is a cruise ship and therefore not really built for transatlantic crossings; we have done this voyage before on proper ocean liners (the QE2 and the QM2) and the voyage is much more comfortable.
The weather has really deteriorated by now and raining so off we go to the Village of Blarney and check out the largest woollen mill shopping centre in Ireland. Beautiful Village in a beautiful country. Back to Cork and decided to have a night in and cook dinner ourselves i.e. cooked chook and stir fry vegies. Hoping to run into our neighbours. No luck the manager told us she was long gone in the morning and he had to be turfed out as was ...
Saturday took us to Cork, Cobh, and of course the Blarney Castle...with our friend from Railtours, Liam Mooney.
Cork is where we got off of the train. We took a tour around the city and then headed to Cobh (pronounced cove). This is where the Titanic last stopped. This area has ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Cork
Renewed Jurys Inn
Arrived on Friday to find inn had been totally renovated and updated. Now in very good and clean condition in all areas. Staff helpful and accomodating. Breakfast buffet was good and plentiful. Inn full with the weekend events and quite busy.Local area undergoing street renovations to upgrade the roadways.Lots of street reconstruction uncompleted, so watch your step in some side streets. Short walk to city center and all shopping, restaurants,pubs etc. One note: Fridays and Saturdays require a reservation for dinner at most good restaurants - plan ahead during the day. No complaints with the Inn in its current condition.
I stayed here between Christmas and New Year and this hotel was terrible. I can't believe the reviews on here were mostly positive just a few weeks back. The lobby area is OK and they have just renovated the bar/reception but the "restaurant" is still under development. Everything after you step into the lift takes a major turn for the worse though. The corridors are shabby and for about 36 hours, a hoover was parked in the middle of the floor. The rooms, we had two, were both very poor. They were probably due for refurbishment about 2 years ago. Light fittings were broken and others didn't work at all, the carpet was worn. More worryingly the bedding had holes in it and my pillow smelt of smoke! The bathrooms are very basic and one was in need of some repair to the "wood" work. The staff were of varying quality, front desk was generally OK but I did manage to spend a lift journey listening to the room cleaners moaning to their supervisor about having to do more "useless training". Given what I found while staying here, they could do with some! Overall - Do not stay here, you will be sorry. The bad news though is that the standard of other hotels in the city didn't look too much better.
This was a horrible hotel
This hotel is getting some upgrades but it was a horrible hotel to stay. It was central to our trip but the first room they put us in was filthy although the manager put us in the new rooms they did not seem to be much better.........we stayed in Galway and the Jurys Inn was quite pleasant....stay away from here
Don't go there
I recently had the displeasure of staying at Jurys Inn Cork on business for a week. Usually I am not one to quibble, but I feel obliged to write about it as it was so horrendous. First up - only getting the reduced rate by booking on the net was ridiculous, an unfriendly receptionist told me I had to walk a couple of blocks away to book it, couldn't believe it. So returned hungry, wet, cold to have a snack in the restaurant - staff were too busy chatting each other up to worry about my ham and cheese sandwich (stale, overpriced etc). Asked for a non-smoking room, got a smoking one.. key card thing failed several times meaning i had to traipse to lobby at all hours to have it fixed... Renovation work meant drills and banging from 8am which is especially annoying as I was working late into the night and needed sleep. Also woken early by housemaids demanding to know if I wanted my room made up or towels (despite 'do not disturb' sign). Woken several nights by screaming, drunk, giggling guests running up and down the hallway, room was shabby with one bed having pillowcases sewn on with dark dirty patches on them - eww. Worn blankets, frayed carpet that didnt even cover the floor exposing concrete patches. Only 22 car parks that were never available, drunk and homeless people sleeping and drinking on the footpath directly next to the hotel... Need I go on? Next time I'll be trying the Metropole down the road for the same price. Disgraceful!
Never stay here - torture!
Stay away from this hotel for your own sanity. It is right next door to a 'dry house' for the homeless. By a dry house, I mean its for people who are both homeless and alcoholics. Which is fine if they are sober when they turn up, but more often than not, they turn up drunk and are not left in. Thus you are left with gangs of roaring drunks outside your windown all night. They play music, set up tents, and generally create a right racket all night. Can't keep window shut to try and drown out noise or you'll suffocate due to the heating being switched to 'boiling point' at all times. Asked for it to be turned down only to be told by a surly receptionist to 'open my window if I was too warm'. I'll never ever go back there, and have warned all my friends off. I can't believe it got #29 on this site, it concerns me as I was going to book a hotel in London based on the reviews here but now I'm not so sure.
Average hotel with worlds longest hallway
Great location with FREE parking, however this hotel is average at best. Interestingly enough, this hotel has the worlds longest hallway. Our room number was 187, a mere 500 yards down the hall to the left. The room was clean and had a decent bathroom. The hotels gym equipment is aging, but is above average for Ireland. Don't plan on running on the treadmill unless your under 5 feet in height. You can remove a panel from the drop ceiling and run with your head in the drop ceiling area facing some sprinkler pipes.
Bank Holiday Weekend
We stayed for one night on the recent bank holiday weekend. The rates were a bit higher than usual, and I felt that it was a bit expensive for what was offered (which was exactly the same room down to almost every detail as the Jury's Inn in Limerick although I realize Cork is a bigger city than Limerick). I liked the location which made walking to the main shopping and eating area very easy. We had to park a long way away from the hotel, and parking was expensive. The breakfast at 9 Euro each was terrible, and I would strongly recommend finding an alternative. All in all, I was glad I stayed here as opposed to the other hotel I had considered because of the location.
Good value and location
Stayed here recently with my wife and daughter. We were given a room that was plenty big enough for the 3 of us and at a very reasonable rate. OK it lacks a bit of character but having stayed in some of the more 'characterful' and more expensive B&Bs on Western Rd in rooms no bigger than a shoe box I know which I would prefer. The buffet breakfast is fine too although you pay extra for this. As for the location it was very handy and I certainly didn't feel threatened when I made the very short walk (5 mins max.) to/from the city centre, unlike one of the other reviewers.
Very handy, always available
I've stayed here a number of times, and although I prefer to stay in non-chain hotels that have a bit of character and a welcoming staff, I find this place satisfies an all accounts. Granted, if you stay here on a weekend you're probably sharing with stag and hen parties and other sundry drunkards, but there's a general quiet about its expansive corridors and spacious rooms. I use the internet for long periods when I stay here because the hotel's charge is very reasonable. On three or four occasions I've checked out and not even been charged for my internet time. The location is very handy, too. Cork is compact, and Jury's is right next to the bus station and Patrick Street and just a 5 minute walk from the train station., while it's relative distance from shops and pube means that there's very little street noise. I've never had the breakfast there so I can't vouch for it. Being able to check in very early and very late at night makes this a handy choice, too. And it's always got rooms free.
this hotel is a good option if you are looking for good value. The location isn't fantastic - I wouldn't walk around there on my own after dark. It is, however, close to the city centre and is safe during the day (I would just get a taxi at night). The hotel itself is fine - clean, warm, and the staff are generally pleasant and friendly.