Rochestown Park Hotel
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... both hung upside down and kissed the stone! A slightly terrifying experience. We then decided to explore the grounds some more, this included visiting the Poison Gardens. A few more hours at the castle and a delicious bangers and mash lunch later and we took the bus back into the city.
We were lucky that the weather was much better and we were able to see everything else we wanted to such as the Red Abby and St. Fin Barr's Cathedral.
... to Cork. We finally got our rooms, they are very big! We were all surprised about them, I have a decent size single bedroom with my own handicapped bathroom, and then I have two roommates, Hannah, and a girl who is also from QU but was here last semester and decided to stay another one! It's good to have her has our other cause she will know where everything is and where the best places to eat and shop ...
... find the Redclyffe but did eventually. Basically just dropped our bags off and decided to go to the Blarney Stone. Navman got us there again in one piece and we took off. The Blarney Stone is set on about 62 acres and the gardens and surroundings are stunning. We walked up a small steep staircase to get to the Blarney Stone and I still don't exactly know which stone it is. I was a bit terrified I would fall but they have two men there holding you so it ...
... br> We then went to have a coffee at the stables and then went to the Rock Close. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Jefferyes family laid out a landscape garden known as the Rock Close with a remarkable collection of massive boulders and rocks arranged around what seemed to have been druid remains from pre-historic times. Certainly, many of the yew trees and evergreen oaks are extremely ancient. There were ancient caves incorporated into the garden. The garden was layed ...
... sat out on deck, where I brought my laptop and did some of this blog, whiling away the hours until it was time for lunch. We then made our way to the Crow’s Nest where, at 1.00pm, they were holding the Battle of the Sexes quiz final.
After meeting up with Charlie and Linda and enjoying a drink with them, it was time to get into our two teams. The ladies’ team ...
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.