Rochestown Park Hotel
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... were verbal. Besides some mumbles and hand signals there was no communication. I helped one of the students, Shane color in a picture of a daffodil and the main goal was to try and get him to color inside the lines rather than scribble all over the page. I also played on the iPad with him and some of the other boys and girls in the classroom. There were only 5 students in the classroom, with 3 Special Needs Aid's and 1 teacher. You can imagine how severe ...
... really cheesy and yum. We were leaving Killarney at about the time I was supposed to be at Jeremiah's originally which didn't bother olive but had Jeremiah a bit flustered. I ended up getting out to jerry and Mary Murphy's house at about five. Grandad's other brother joe who had passed away just last year his wife Eilee was there too. We had a really nice time and they tried to feed me as well, but I was still so full from lunch (or course there was room for ...
... the streets for a while, had supper at some Italian pizza place (I had a salad, goats cheese, which is VERY popular here..I wonder why:). The streets of Cork were again, quiet and dead. We wanted some live music so asked some people in the street and they directed us to the "Old Dog". We thought, perfect, let's go.
We walked a few blocks int he direction we were given and could not find the Old Dog. We suddenly fell onto ...
Blarney Stone kissing then off back to Dublin. Saw where some of Braveheart scenes filmed.
Guinness Brewery where we learned to pour a pint of Guinness.
Great view from top of brewery.
Oshea's for dinner - beef & Guinness pie.
said goodbye to tour group.
... for hours. The poison garden was interesting. We headed over to Blarney House, found a fun tree to climb and spent maybe 30 minutes climbing and hanging from it. Mike and Michelle climbed another by the Blarney House and then another somewhere else on the grounds. We also explored the Lime Kiln and tried to figure out what exactly it was used for and how it was used. From there we wandered around some old ruins, waterfalls and witch's dwelling. After much longer than we ...
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.