Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork
Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork County Cork
stayed here last week, what a welcome greeted with a smiling face, beautiful room and what a mattress.
spent the morning golfing at Cork Golf Club, and finished the afternoon in the hotels aqua therapy pool.
Nice Hotel, Poor Location!
I spent 3 nights at the radisson sas in cork, overall the hotel has a nice modern feel to it, and the rooms were to a good standard.
I particularly enjoyed the hotel swimming pool, which had lots of little jucuzzi type areas. The hotel doesn't have a sauna or steam room though which would have been nice.
No complaints about the standard of food in the restaurant, and room service was also prompt. Although the bar and the restaurant did lack atmosphere.
My main issue with the hotel is its location is in little island 18 euro to the city centre, so you can imagine it can become expensive without transport. We did try and use little island train station which was like a ghost town no trains, no timetable, no people to ask..
Overall an average 4 * hotel , with an above average pool and a below average location.
I stayed here last weekend with my family. The rate was very reasonable and included breakfast. The hotel were more than happy to accommodate three adults in one room. They warned us that space might be tight with the extra bed, but we were happy with that if it meant saving money. The breakfast buffet was complementary, and we were pleased that there was no additional charge for the third person. The rooms were bright and modern, and the bathrooms were very clean, with great power showers. The staff were very polite and they dealt with our room heat problem very quickly and efficiently. We enjoyed using the swimming pool one morning, with its array of spas, jets and bubbles - very relaxing. The hotel is just outside of cork city, and would provide anyone with a good base for exploring more of the cork countryside. I would definitle recommend a stay here.
Worst Sleep ever!
Although the hotel is bright and modern this must be the most uncomfortable hotel I have ever stayed in. The kingsize bed is two beds pushed together, both are different heights and not even zipped in the middle. The room is extremely hot and night and we can not get the room to cool down. The pillows are useless and the walls are paper thin. As I sit here writing this review I can hear the man next door on his phone like he was in my room. I had originally planned to stay here again at the end of the week but will now cancel and find somewhere better.
Could be better
Stayed here on a week end away in January 2006. Hotel outside cork city. Overall disappointing. For sports fans there is no Sky sports in rooms or in hotel so no chance of catching rugby/premiership matches if you wanted. We wanted to catch the end of the Munster match Heinekin Cup but no luck. Foyer large and cold. As you walk into hotel can view the swimming pool and those in it. Bar very impersonal and not condusive to lingering. Staff lovely however. We ate in restaurant first night - not a place for a cosy dining experience but could not fault the food and service excellent. Stayed in business suite. King size bed and double mattress so beware the duvet hugger. Fine for a quick stop and stay but not for a romantic week-end stay.
The Radisson SAS hotel in cork is a nice hotel, but the personal touch was not there. At check in the staff were mechanical, they tried to be pleasant but it was not genuine. The restaurant was nice and the food was good Chris did a good job but could be a little more personal with the patrons; a smile goes a long way. The rooms were awesome but the heating system needs improvement. Great fitness center and the building is layed out wonderfully even tho it look like an elementry school from the outside. The location i did not care for either it's off the beaten path and away from down town Cork. I had to drive back into down town if i wanted to go there and i was just not up to it since there is limited parking.
Overall, Thank you for your hospitality but not sure if i would go back to that hotel.
Very Good Standard
Stayed for 1 night in November 2005.
Located close to an industrial estate outside the city, the immediate location is not very appealling. However very easy access if driving and plenty of parking available. Taxi to Cork city centre cost approx €15 depending on traffic and takes about 10 minutes.
Hotel seems fairly new with a modern feel. Rooms are spacious and bright.
Good value in the Hotel resturant, food also available in bar. Bar, like any hotel bar, lacks atmosphere.
Fantastic choice of breakfast served till 10.30.
Hotel staff friendly and informative about local attractions. Mahon Point shopping centre and Fota Wildlife Park are close to the hotel.
Very pleasant stay and would return again.
Stayed here for three nights on business last week. The location is not great if you are carless - taxi into town is about Euro 14 - and there is nothing really of interest, other than the hotel, within walking distance.
This is a very new hotel and has been built to a high standard. The bedroom I had (# 242)was very spacious and had an excellent bathroom. Unfortunately, there was no view from the large wall-length bedroom window as it looked out on a roof area, walled off; it seems to me a pity to design in this way when there is nice countryside around.
The hotel is somewhat lacking in character and warmth - but this may develop with time. The bar is good, and already seems to have established itself as popular with locals. A nice touch was handing out substantial portions of finger food on the Friday evening at the bar. Had dinner one evening - and it was of a good quality and not over-priced for a hotel of this standard in Ireland. There is an excellent breakfast buffet. The staff were friendly and helpful.
The spa and pool area is good - although I was disappointed and somewhat surprised that there was neither a steamroom or sauna.
The 21st century arrives in Cork
Okay, so Little Island is 5 miles out of Cork city but who cares? This place exudes calm sophistication and boasts exemplary standards so makes the perfect retreat after the bustle of the city proper.
Set in a couple of acres of grounds and based around a Georgian mansion, most of the hotel is an ultra-modern extension, with clean lines, open spaces and cool lighting. The rooms are generously proportioned and the beds big (the missus was under the quilt somewhere, but I couldn't find her).
Nice bar, great breakfast and a super spa, too. When they're not being busted for speeding, the taxi drivers can whizz you in to town in an instant. A top gaff which I'd highly recommend.
Brand new hotel in great location
I haven't stayed here yet but I have eaten at the Radisson and had a tour of the hotel. It is very bright and modern, close to the city yet with the benefits of a peaceful location.
TripAdvisor Reviews Radisson SAS Hotel & Spa Cork County Cork
Travel Blogs from County Cork
... Eventually finding the way out of Wicklow and the inland route to Waterford we wound our way through the mountain roads, very green a very pretty. We stopped where two rivers met near an old copper mine. Very pretty. Not far down the road we saw the sign to the woollen mills and pulled in after first passing the through where they filmed much of Ballykissangel. The woollen mill was a working mill with a shop on the side. They had beautiful woollen garments and ...
... buying us drinks, we knew it was time to leave. We were really not interested in staying there any longer. I think he got quite insulted, but that's ok, cos he was quite loaded. We looked for another possible pub avenue, and when we realized it was SUnday, and that it was dead everywhere, we returned to our hostel, where there was a live jazz band playing. We sat at the bar for an hour or so and listened to them go, and it was very impressive! People ...
... also got to attempt to milk a cow. We went up the road a little to see the sow and piglets and another small house. Then we saw a medium size house where we got to try another thread with butter. Then we headed to large farm house. We got to see how butter is homemade using the milk we got from the cow earlier in the day. First, the woman, separated the cream from the skim. She then pours the cream in the churner and uses a hand crank until it turns to butter. She puts it in ...
... following: homemade tomato soup, spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken nuggets, garlic mushrooms, broccoli and carrots, mashed potatoes, salad, and fries. We also got garlic bread. For dessert we got vanilla ice cream with fruit cocktail and raspberry sauce. It was fantastic and we are looking forward to breakfast already! After dinner, delegates got a chance to turn in laundry to be washed. Then we got a tour of the grounds and the students got to run on the different ...
... br> Harbourview is really nice and the hostess friendly and helpful. The only minuses were towels (helpfully embroidered with "Hand" and "Body") which smelled of cigarette smoke, and that we were close enough to St. Colman's Cathedral to hear the bells chiming very frequently. We had a twin and a single. Hairdryers in the rooms.
The day was overcast early, but bright and sunny later.