Silver Springs Moran Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cork
... old stone ruins of cottages and towers. The owl flies around the tall perches in the arena before he asks the children if they'd like to hold it. Julian jumps up, his arm waving in the air. The presenter starts with the first girl in the row and moves down. At Kaeleb's turn, he accepts the leather glove and slides it onto his left arm, then raises his arm out. Barney, the Barn owl flies over and lands gracefully on Kaeleb's arm. Kaeleb ...
On Mother's Day our ship stopped on the southern shores of Ireland. Cork is to Dublin, what Barcelona is to Madrid. The rivalry is just as notorious between the capital and the "real capital", as locals jokingly refer to Ireland’s second largest city. In fact, the whole region is known as the rebel county. Supposedly, they got the rep during the War of the Roses, in 1491, when ...
... pretty chilly and after spending so much time in Spain and Portugal we aren't used to the cold anymore! We woke up this morning and packs up, and are now on our way to Killarney! And no.. not Killarney, Manitoba. We will be spending the next three nights here and then are heading to Galway! (Cassie, I hope I didn't use too many exclamation points this time! I'm just so excited when I write, I have no other way to express ...
... a brand here and it is not the same at all, not even edible. But I have been eating nutella, so that needs to stop.
Tomorrow's schedule for the day is to go to Kinsale, which is in County Cork, so it's a short bus ride. Then come back, possibly have Chinese food because I have been craving it and it is the Chinese New Year today, and then go to a sports bar to watch the SuperBowl. Its on at 11 pm here so its going to be a long night.
... that boarded from Queenstown. You go through the experience like you were an actual passenger, we were able to see the remnants of the actual port, rooms that were identical to those of the passengers and then watched a reenactment of the Titanic sinking. At the end you are able to go through the museum, where they have a model of the Titanic and where you also find out if the person you got in the beginning survived ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent
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.
Hotel Very Good- But Cork City not so good!
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.
The food in the resteraunt is excellent and the drinks and bar snacks are reasonably priced.
The staff were helpful. We arrived at 10 am as we had an early flight and were given a room straight away.
There are a couple of drawbacks - The city centre is over 2 miles away (not 1 mile as the other review states) the taxi driver who took us to the airport clocked it.
The cost of a taxi from the airport to hotel is 20 euros.
and WHY ON EARTH IS CORK THE EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE 2005? There's no culture there and in fact to be frank, its a bit of a dive.
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.
Could do better
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.