Park Inn by Radisson Cork Airport
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
Historical Traveler Reviews Park Inn by Radisson Cork Airport
Great Hotel, Good Location
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.
The hotel had a lovely bar and restaurant. Breakfast was a bit pricey so we went into Cork City everyday for this. But the bar did lovely, reasonably priced food throughout the evening. I highly recommend this food and they are quite large portions. In the bar was a huge TV screen. We asked if we could watch EastEnders etc and they assisted - no problem! Drinks were also reasonably priced. There is an internet terminal in the reception area.
There is a bus service from the airport into Cork City which runs at regular intervals. It cost about 5.70 Euros return each adult, children were about 3.90 Euros. The journey varied from 15 minutes to 25 minutes at busy intervals. From Cork City Bus Terminal you can get another bus to Blarney Castle which was a little cheaper than the above prices. I highly recommend this trip. Don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone while you are there! The gardens are amazing too. We hired a car from the Airport on our last day - very reasonable - about 80 Euros for a Focus with extra insurances. We went to a fishing village - Kinsale - again highly recommended. We went into Cork City on our last evening. The shopping is really good and I recommend Scott's Bar - a free drink on entry and a mixture of all ages and great atmosphere.
I was really worried about staying so close to the airport but I can honestly say that there was no noise from the airport whatsoever. The windows are double glazed but it was so warm at night that we opened the windows and it was still very quiet!
The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The only downside was that the Jacuzzi wasn't working and we were looking forward to this. We also found that although a lot of the literature I read on the hotel from other websites said that there was a swimming pool there wasn't. And it also said complementary breakfast but that was for Corporate rates only so beware when booking this. Not a cheap hotel but well worth the extra expense. I would go back.
Great Reasonable and Convenient
Stayed here for one night before we left from Cork Airport and for one night after returning to Cork Airport.
Extremely convenient to the airport - roughly 2 minutes walk to the terminal. Long term car park is at the back of the hotel.
Hotel itself is very pleasant - rooms are spotless and comfortable, with minibar, tea coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, tv,and small office space. Breakfast is anything you want it to be, continental or/and full Irish breakfast. Very good choice.
Pub/restaurant serves great food. The pub itself is quite large, but there are nice little corners with couches by the window to make it more cosy. I have just one thing to say if you do decide to eat there - GET THE SEAFOOD CHOWDER - I can honestly say it is the nicest I have every tasted in this country, without a doubt. They have every kind of fish in there and it is a meal in itself - not to be missed.
Overall a great hotel, with very very reasonable rates, completley convenient to the airport and would highly recommend it to travellers going abroad.
They do operate a shuttle bus also to collect you and bring you to the 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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Park Inn by Radisson Cork Airport
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