Silver Springs Moran Hotel
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... the very first immigrants to step foot on Ellis Island.
Cork County is the historical home of the Murphy family and I managed to find a keychain (destined to become a Christmas ornament) with the Murphy family crest and a bit of the family history. Although we were “home” in Cork, it was great to get back to the ship, get out of our wet clothing and get warm!
Tomorrow: Dublin – hopefully drier than Cork ...
... fleece sheets, and a fuzzy blanket. Best night sleep I've gotten this whole trip so far.
The next day was a busy one. We had breakfast and then went off to the first farm visit. It was their friend's dairy farm, he had a lot of cows and he even had a few calf that were born just a couple days before we got there. They were so cute, but the cows were ginormous and a little scary up close. Then he let us milk the cows! It was so weird at first, a ...
... of the week, every pub I visited had live music...and I visited a lot of pubs in Cork...oh, wait... Not wanting to give you the impression that all I did in Ireland was drink, especially considering that my blog from Dublin from more than two years ago painted a very similar picture, I should point out that I managed to cover a fair bit of ground in my four days there. A short distance from Cork city is a small town called Blarney and, so ...
... Oh! He's giving me a lot more blarney!", which is how the stone came to be known as the Blarney Stone. Since then, the stone is known for giving those who kiss it the gift of gab, and every year tourists from far and away visit the Blarney grounds and kiss the stone, just as Lord McCarthy did.
I would like to say that when I came to Ireland I was determined to kiss the stone, but the problem is that the stone is very high up in the ...
... Irish people poo-pooed when I asked about its validity. I sat down on the roof and grabbed two metal bars on each side of the stone. The friendly man leaned me back and pushed me forward over the four-story drop to reach the stone and kiss it. It was cold and smooth, thank God. If it was slimy and gritty I would have caused a scene! :) Fortunately Erin was able to take video of me and they had a camera set up to take pictures of everyone kissing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Silver Springs Moran Hotel Cork
I had stayed here a couple of months ago was was really impressed with the hotel and staff and thought that when I came back they could not possibly improve on my opnion but they did!! Reception remembered us on check-in, great welcome back. Everything was as good as last time and the staff really are outstandingly helpful and friendly.
Would recommend it to anyone travelling to Cork
Very Nice Hotel
Myself and a friend were in Cork for a concert lately and stayed at the Silversprings. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them, the bar, restaurant and lobby are beautiful and we had a lovely meal there on one of the nights. Our twin room was great as it had (2) double beds and we had loads of room.
We had a great time in the leisure centre and found the hotel very handy as it was close to the train station
All in all very good value for money
Wow, Wow, Wow, - I have not stopped talking about the Silver Springs since we came home. A friend told me about trip adviser, I just have to spread the word. The best place I have ever stayed and I have been to some of the best! Well this one just blew me away, it was fantastic. I have just come through an illness and my husbands wanted to cheer me up after completion of my treatment. He suggested a weekend away - I was not keen at all. We went from Waterford to Cork - not too far, as I didn't want to travel for long. My husband's friend had told him about the Hotel and was also praising it. But nothing prepared me for the wonderful time we had. I feel like I have been away for a month. From the moment we stepped inside the door, we where swept away with the service and the attention. The Hotel is beautiful, marble entrance, really luxurious. If you ever go to Cork, you have to stay here - we ended up staying four nights in the end!! They have a fabulous restaurant too, I am still dreaming of the chowder. Brian, the restaurant manager also makes the best cocktails ever! We ordered a bottle of water and they give you a free bottle of wine, is a promotion they run every now and then, really was brilliant, we haven't stopped laughing, we keep saying where would you get it. The only way I can think to thank them is to tell everyone they should defiantly go to this wonderful hotel and experience what a break away should be with people who know how to go the extra mile - hospitality at its best! Cannot recommend this highly enough.
Stayed here for two nights found the staff to be helpful until check out when we were being charged for 3 bottles of wine instead of one, would not believe us when we advised them of their mistake and still would not believe us when they could only produce one signed receipt they then reluctantly adjusted our bill. Our room was very dated and the bathroom was very small. On the bright side the food at the hotel was very good.
Over all was disappointed with our stay and will not be returning here.
Excellent Hotel and outstanding service
We recently returned from a very memorable and enjoyable stay in the wonderful Silver Springs Moran Hotel. Where we celebrated our first year wedding anniversary. This truly is a wonderful hotel that pulled out all the stops for our stay. The service we received from the minute we checked in to when we left was truly incredible. The staff were very courteous and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel has an excellent restaurant which has an extensive menu at very reasonable prices, which we sampled alot of delights from!
Our bedroom was located on the 4th floor of the hotel, with magnificient panaromaic views accross the harbour.
We highly recommend this hotel and will be back very soon.
We recently stayed here and were slightly concerned by the poor review dated May 2005. Fortunately we found that review to be completely innacurate and found the hotel to be very good indeed. Admittedly the rooms are slightly 'tired' but they are very clean and the cleaners work is regularly inspected by a supervisor who ensures the job is done properly.
Very nice hotel
Stayed here with my husband durning the bank holiday weekend in June; the hotel is located about 1 mile from city centre.
We really enjoyed our stay - staff were very friendly and efficient. Rooms were good size and clean; we were staying on the fifth floor and had great view of city. Food was good.
Only drawback is the leisure centre is about 7 mins walk from hotel (uphill).
I would stay here again.
I decided to stay at the Silversprings after having stayed there a number of years ago (when the hotel belonged to a different hotel group). The common areas recently had a refreshing facelift and are very functional. The bedrooms however seemed to have escaped the renovation programme and do look dated (scrapped furniture, cracked ceilings, doors that have gaps). However my real gripe was with the service: Upon returning to the hotel at 10.15 pm and inquiring about the advertised 24 hour room service I was told that there was no food at all to be had anylonger. As the hotel is not in city centre the only alternative I had was to order food into the hotel from outside. When this arrived I was clearly and unmistakingly told off by the reception staff. Apparently this was against hotel rules (nowhere advertised). The guest must go hungry after 10 pm at the Silversprings. The management the next morning reiterated their policy but claimed that there was a misunderstanding about the availability of room service. No attempt at all was made to compensate for the unpleasant experience. In summary: middle of the road hotel, bad service.
Great Hotel. Well Worth a Visit.
Great Hotel. Lovely Staff. The Hotel was very clean and hygienic and the bedroom was nice and big. Food was excellent, especially the evening meals. Chef was charming.This hotel is away from the hustle and bustle of Cork City but yet within walking distance of same.I would thoroughly recommend staying here to friends and family.We had a wonderful midweek break and it didn't break the Bank!
Sigerson Weekend 2003
I had a wonderful stay at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. The room was very comfortable and spacious, the food was excellent and the staff were very attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend this hotel. The one and only drawback to me was the walk up to the leisure facilities.