Rochestown Park Hotel
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... walk to the castle and it was still pouring rain when we got there. I already had our tickets to the castle estate, but we still had a short wait to get into the grounds. We decided to skip the 100+ steps to kiss the stone and went instead on a tour of the Blarney House where we could get out of the rain. The house, still inhabited by the owners of the estate, was interesting and is only open for tours when they are traveling. There was ...
... her senior year and met her husband and decided to get married and come back to Ireland to live. On their direct property they have cows, but they were the husband's father's cows. She picked us up from the bus stop and took us on a scenic route around the town and by the sea. Everything was so pretty and you just could not stop staring at it. We fed their friends horses a few carrots and then we went back and had a traditional Irish dinner. It was ...
... scene, with a number of small breweries, such as Franciscan Well, offering something a little different to the mainstream. The sheer number of different beers available was, in part, the reason my first night in Cork turned into a relatively heavy one, but ultimately it was the atmosphere within the establishments visited that contributed the most. I walked into the first pub I came across and, on first impression, thought it must be ...
... to Blarney, where we visited Blarney Castle. I know when most people come to visit Ireland they often say that they cannot leave the country without kissing the Blarney stone. However, I am not one of those people! There are many stories about how the stone cam to be so famous. One of the stories dates back to a time when people still believed in witchcraft and it is said that Cormac McCarthy, the Lord of Blarney at the time, was the first ...
... do with it and headed toward the cafe. Erin and I entered the castle on the ground floor (the cattle barn) and slowly made our way up the narrow, windy stair case that lead up four floors to the top. My claustrophobia kicked in as the 16th century stairway began to narrow. There was no railing, just a thick rope running down the center. We would move up a couple steps then wait a few minutes. Move then wait. Whew. I heard people above and ...
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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.