Park Inn by Radisson Cork Airport
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... so that we could use our cards and get 10% off the price.... I forgot the cards though. This was the first hostel we were notin a mixed room so Nick and I slept in separate dorms. Strange. Luckily we just sleep there so it didn't make too much of a difference.
Our first night we went to the Greyhound Races at the stadium. We watched a total of 10 races. I loved watching the dogs run around the track ...
... and now I can check it off my bucket list!! What was even more impressive were the gardens around the castle! We walked through the woods to the Fern Gardens, Poison Gardens, and then walked around and just soaked in all the beauty! I seriously felt like I was in a fairy tale the entire time! We came back to Cork later in the afternoon and spent the rest of the day cuddled up on the couch with a cup of tea! The rain ...
... when it was in use, not how the caretakers believe it was. Like at Kilkenny castle, most parts of the structure have been restored immensely, to the point where one walks around and it does not even feel like a castle.
This was certainly not the case at Cahir Castle! There were stairs to the well and along the stairs were the smallest prison cells one can imagine. They were so tiny that I don't even think I could stand inside one; they ...
... our way around the previous day, we entrusted Daphne (our rented GPS unit) to lead us to the Blarney Castle. We were a little leery of her directions after having driven all over the Dingle area on unnamed roads instead of the motorway. After about an hour of driving Daphne lived up to her "scenic route" directions and we were again on 1 lane roads taking hair-pin turns with cars coming at us. Does the car rental office program these things on ...
This day, I have gone to visit "Cork City Gaol", a terrible prison of Ireland who has become a museum. There was 125 prisonners here. She have opened in 1824 and closed in 1923. The museum tell about the conditions of the prisonners.
The evening, we did Irish typical dances, the Ceilli. It was really funny. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Inn by Radisson Cork Airport
We stayed at the Great Southern Hotel for 3 nights in October 2005. We arrived on a very early morning flight. I rang for the free shuttle bus service at the airport and we were promptly picked up and taken to the Hotel. It is only about a five minute walk but the weather was horrendous! On arrival we were asked to go to the restaurant and take refreshments and they would see what they could do to get us into our rooms early. Check-in was at 2pm and we were at the hotel by 9am! At around 10am one of our rooms were ready so we were able to take all our bags into so we could go into Cork City for the day. On leaving the hotel we found that our 2nd room was available so we took the key and moved the other bags into that and were able to hang up clothes and relax. In the room was a hospitality tray so we were able to make a drink before going out, a hairdryer, an interactive tv, a trouser press, an iron and ironing board which was very handy and toiletries (shampoo, bath gel, soap etc). The beds were made up of pristine white duvet covers and sheets - very nice.
Stayed here for one night before we left from Cork Airport and for one night after returning to Cork Airport.
Convenient for motorists and great value
Not a spectacular hotel but we found it ideal as a very cheap base for touring South Cork whilst having a car. We had an Interenet rate of €79 per night for a double not incl b'fast.
Rooms and Gymnasium were solid and saticfactory.
Hotel is good for driving connections to Kinsale, West Cork, Cobh via car ferry and 5 miles to Cork City centre.
Solid brand name and value for money
Hotel is very convenient - just a short walk to the airport. The staff was friendly enough. Rooms were very clean. The hallways were not quite as clean but the rooms themselves were very nice. Decor was very modern. Restaurant gave large portions and the food was good. Bed was comfortable. I would definitely stay there again if I went back to Cork or recommend it to others.
A funky airport hotel - bedrooms with wooded floors, blue radiators and orange chairs. Rooms are simply but adequately furnished but beginning to show signs of wear particularly in the untilled section of the bathroom where the wall was marked and stained.
Restaurant closes at 2130 which is a bit early for an airport hotel. Mistake in our account at check out was dealt with by an apology but not until after some delay.
Availed of an internet room only rate of E69 which was good value but would not have wanted to pay much more.
Very nice hotel
Stayed for 2 nights 18th / 19th Jan 2005. Nice hotel, huge rooms, very nicely decorated. Feel of real quality. Very close to the terminal and quiet despite huge building works.
Small Gym / Jacuzzi and steam room but this wasnt working. Food was very good indeed. I got a good Internet rate but standard rate quite high. My rate did not include breakfast.
Staf really nice. Only 1 gripe. It states in literature that High Speed Wireless Internet available. I booked because of this and it isnt in rooms, you have to take your laptop to the lounge!
A welcome port in a storm (literally 9th Jan 05)
Stayed on the night of 8th Jan, flight out was on the 9th. Very comfortable and reasonably priced. Would definitely use this hotel again.
A Lovely Stay
We stayed at the Great Southern for 2 nights while we were in Ireland in July, 2004. The hotel is beautiful inside. Our room was plush and clean, and the staff was very friendly.
We arrived late in the evening...too late to eat in the in-house restaurant, but room service delivers certain items well into the evening. The egg-salad sandwich and cress soup with brown bread was actually very tasty, and the price wasn't bad either.
The hotel is walking distance from the airport, or there is a courtesy phone inside the airport that links you directly to the hotel to call for a shuttle.
A bus from the airport can take you into Cork City Centre, where you can explore on your own, or take another bus to other destinations.
I absolutely cannot say enough about this hotel. The workout area was great, the food was great, and the rooms were very clean. The location to the airport too is fantastic. Awesome!
Just What We Needed
We stayed here on September 13, 2001. It was a lovely hotel, nice, big, well-appointed rooms, great restaurant and bar. Easy access for driving to and to the airport (literally across the street.) We will never forget how courteous the staff was and the touching moment of silence in tribute to September 11 (just 3 days prior) the hotel staff held in their lobby on September 14. It was very comforting for us, 2 American women alone in Ireland during all the September 11 happenings and aftermath. We felt totally safe there and rested well.