Travel Blogs from Cork
... all the drive was uneventful and we were able to find the Adel Bed & Breakfast in one shot just on the outside of town. Anne is the innkeeper and welcomed us warmly as she showed us to our rooms. I stayed in the one person annex (this was a beautiful addition built onto the side of the house) and Mom & Erin made their way up to the third floor attic room. Everyone was so tired the pajamas came out early and no dinner was eaten. Sleep was on everyone's ...
... marking the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean from home. It was definitely an experience I will never forget.
I guess I'm at a sentimental point in this journey of mine because I can now definitely say that everything really does truly happen for a reason. I realize I griped about having to come back again for this third summer away. I now understand that I was meant to come this last summer. Ireland has truly been an ...
... Library in the town centre and find a seat so we can have our picnic lunch of baguette, cheese and tomato. I am so glad it was a sunny day so we could enjoy this simple but delicious lunch. Walk down Oliver Plunkett Street ( I just love that name) trying to find somewhere that sells a flash drive, really they are common at home but only electrical or computer stores seem to sell them here and they are not cheap, I knew ...
... Alex too, and that often he had a very difficult time finding a place that he could stay with his dog. I didn't really understand that because Alex was small, clean and very well behaved.
Our hearts broke as Carlos cried over the loss of his wife and because of the loneliness and isolation he felt daily as a homeless man and a foreigner with no connections in what must have still felt like a very strange ...
... meg: "The Patriots!" security: "Its neeaaarrly half time and they are up 21 to 7" (If i remember correctly). Our initial intentions were to go to a pub that would have the game on, but the city center closes shuts down completely around 2am. Thanks to the security, they at least got a quick check of the score.
Sunday, we went to the Cork City Gaol. It was a twenty minute walk to a side of town ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lancaster Lodge Cork
I suspect that this hotel offers pretty standard 'business-class' rooms, i.e. nice accommodation with a television, en-suite bathroom, and all the little extras such as bottled water, etc. What does set it apart from other hotels in this price-range and market, however, is the lovely service offered by the reception staff. They simply can't do enough for their guests. They made telephone calls, reservations, called restaurants, made enquiries, provided me with all extra amenities I asked for - always with a smile. This is perhaps due to the fact that the owners themselves work on reception and they're obviously keen that you come back and stay with them next time you're visiting Cork! The night porter is also an absolute angel - a true Irish gentleman who will assist you in any way he can. The breakfast - including home-made fruit salad, home-made bread and croissants, and such delicious extras as smoked salmon - is wonderful, and a marvellous way to start the day. I highly recommend this hotel. It's worth the extra money to book a suite as the room is much larger than the double.
Not on a cold nite..
Stayed in the Lancaster Guesthouse for 1 night while on business in Cork. I decided to stay on the recommendations I read on this site, However, I was very disappointed. It was a very cold night.I got a room on the ground floor. My room was freezing, had to get extra blankets. There was heating, but it made no difference. Hallway and rooms carpets were very shabby.
Just returned from a three night pre-Christmas city break in Cork. The hotel is absolutely great! It is spotlessly clean throughout, public areas are modern yet comfortable,the staff are friendly and helpful, the breakfast is superb and the bedrooms are spacious with quality furnishings. The hotel is about a 10 minute stroll from the main shopping area of the city, but it's an easy, flat walk. The city is great for shopping, lovely christmas decorations and atmosphere. Recommend Scotts for a good meal, The Vault opposite hotel for a traditional Irish hospitality and Ruby Tuesdays for live music. Bus from airport into centre is about 3 euros, then catch another bus which stops outside hotel if you are struggling with luggage! A taxi is about 16 euros. Recommend catching the bus down to Kinsale on the coast. It rained while we were there, but on a sunny day I am sure it's lovely!
Best Accomodation in Cork City
I have stayed in and I have used the Lancaster Lodge in Cork as a base for visiting clients, esp from Germany. This is a new concept in overnighting in Cork and long may it continue. This is a very clean, efficient and reasonably priced place. As a native of Cork city (but living in Dublin) I would have no difficulty in recommending Lancaster Lodge. When I have guests visiting I am comfortable in the knowledge that their stay in Cork will be a good experience. For far too long Cork has been serviced by the 'tired' face of so-called hotels. This is a market leader in overnight accomodation in Cork. Long may it continue.
Modern hotel, ideally located within 5 minutes walk of Cork's main shopping area. The walk from the bus station takes about 10-15 minutes, and about 20 minutes from the train station (which is difficult to find).
Just arrived back from a fantastic 3 night stay at the Lancaster. Large Room over looking front of hotel and river. Nice luxury toiletries in bathroom and all Spotlessly clean. The bed was so comfortable it was a joy to go to sleep at night! Staff welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Location of hotel perfect. 5 min stroll to the city centre (you need it after the fantastic buffet/cooked breakfast each morning). All streets and bars within a 10 walk of each other and wonderful boutiques and shops en-route!
To be recommended
I must admit i find this negative report about Lancaster Lodge quite puzzling. I am occupied in the tourism industry and i have stayed in hotels of all standards and i could not find fault Lancaster Lodge. Staff, service and overall impression were excellent.
Top Class Accomodation
I from Germany travel quite a lot and i am quite often in Cork on business and up until i stayed at Lancaster Lodge i changed hotels on every visit.
Now i would not dream of changing again and Lancaster Lodge has become my home away from home here in Germany when i am in Cork. I find the service, the staff to be excellent and can be measured with the best i have seen on my travels.
Thank you and i look forward to my next visit.
I hated Lancaster Lodge
I stayed in Lancaster Lodge for a couple of weeks and I found that the staff
were extremely poor and very unhelpful.When I complained to the manager
Mr.Robert White he refused to deal with my complaints and started to avoid me.This made my stay there quite uncomfortable.I could not possibly recommend staying there and suggest that the AA and RAC reconsider their
star rating on this awful place.I believe that it was a complete waste of my money.If your a tourist in Cork try and find somewhere else to stay.
I may be contacted - The General Manager - Susan Leahy.