Rochestown Park Hotel
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... A very informative and emotional memorial and museum there.. Highlighting the history of immigration..horrible stories of suffering but also promoting the hope they all held for their futures before boarding ships that left the Queenstown dock Definitely a good stop on the tour Off to Cork, we arrived about 4pm, everybody very ready to relax, as the last 3 days have been a lot of coaching around, ready to meet up at ...
Hello all! Hope you are having as much fun as we are. We are doing our best to have too much fun but it seems there is always more fun to be had. Here's what we did in Cork...
We had dinner with our new friend Mike at a little pub near the hostel. Over dinner we exchanged travel stories and plans. Mike is recently out of the Navy and has a few months before his new job starts so he's traveling. He's been to at least 8 countries, probably more like 10+, but it was a lot of ...
... was centered around drinking--in charming establishments, with a little bit of history tossed in here and there. Now, this was our kinda tour! Should you find yourself in Cork, or if you have any intentions of going there, I strongly encourage you to get in contact with Darragh, and book him for a pub tour of your very own. No, this one wasn't booked--but we have since convinced him he needs to do this as a side business, because he's absolutely phenomenal at it. He possesses ...
... unloaded with the locals and a somewhat pushy tourist group all sporting the exact same suitcases in different colors. They shoved to the front of the narrow sidewalk next to the luggage compartment on the bus and yanked off those little wheely suitcases with an enthusiasm that seemed sure the bus was going to squeal its tires and rush out of the parking lot in a cloud of burning rubber at any moment!
After escaping ...
Friday night we all went to the Old Oak Pub for a University College Cork social. It was a welcome back party for UCC students and a welcome to Ireland for International students.
fig rolls (fig newtons) are my downfall here. so much better than in America.
Saturday we went into the city center.
English market: indoor farmers market. it was full of breads, cakes, treats, meats, fresh veggies ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Rochestown Park Hotel Cork
Keep it up
We had our wedding reception in the Rochestown Park Hotel over 10 years ago and our friends still tell us it was one of the best weddings that they ever attended. We go back for a break most years, to "The Cork Hotel" as the kids call it, and our stay is always enjoyable. It's great to see how the place has developed over the years but it's refreshing to still receive the same quality of service that made us choose the Rochestown Park to begin with. Keep it up.
Rochestown Park Hotel - Superb
I have stayed several times in the Rochestown Park hotel - both for business and pleasure. I have always found my room to be of the highest standard. The staff are extremely pleasant and helpful.
The dining room offers top rate service and exquisite food.
To relax, the hotel offers a superb leisure centre and I have always found the Thalassotherapy centre to be a real treat. A walk in the beautiful landscaped gardens is also a good way to unwind.
I would highly recommend the Rochestown Park Hotel.
Stay as far away from here as possible
My advice to anyone who would even dare book or stay in this Hotel is simple. DON'T. It is an absolute joke for a four star hotel. The rooms are small and cramped and I found the staff to be just plain ignorant.
Be warned!!!! Stay well clear.
I am a little puzzled by the Irish Tourist Board allowing this Hotel to be 4 star when it really is a weakened 2 star.
A large industrial hotel
Having stayed in the Rochestown a number of times, I have held off writing a review until now. The hotel boasts great facilities, with an excellent leisure complex. However the hotel has grown out of all proportions and is now a large industrial complex. The rooms as noted in other reviews can be in poor condition. The rooms in the newer parts of the hotel are in mediocre/good condition. However the food is of limited quality, and high price. I have also found on my last three visits, that the noise during the night is the most disturbing, with staff moving items noisely around the corridors at 2-3 in the morning. I use the hotel for business purposes, and it is fine (there are better in Cork) but for a restful holiday I am not so sure
I stayed in the Rochestown Park Hotel and i must say it was excellent. The staff were very friendly. The accomadation staff were most helpful and attended to my every need. At the evening time when i requested more towels and had my laundry delivered the night staff was most cheerful, friendly and efficent,thank you Shauna. Reception staff were very welcoming esspecially Micheal and Karen. Thank you for a wonderful stay and i recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a night relaxing break away.
The room you are allocated in the Rochestown Park Hotel will very much influence your opinion of this hotel - I've given 3/5 based on our experience, but it would have been lower if we hadn't been allocated the room we were given.
Avoid if possible
Shabby rooms, unhelpful staff, average food. Very poor value for money
Waste of money.
Stayed for one night in dec 2003. The room was very shabby and not very clean. The bathroom was in particularly poor condition. Breakfast was mediocre. When leaving we expressed our dissatisfaction at front desk and their response was almost rude. They definitely couldn`t care less.
Enjoyed the stay
I really enjoyed one night at this well located 4 star hotel. The Spa is very relaxing and good for a break after work and before dinner.The stuff at the restaurant have been very friendly and chaty and the food was the best 4 course dinner I ever had in Ireland.Unfortunately the hotel do not have any internet access what has been very disappointing for a 4 star hotel.