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... from our cottage and Noel explained the best ones...the sun was shining...it was a great day. Today is Thursday....I am up early, sitting at the dinning table, looking at the most amazing view. Our cottage looks out over an inlet to the sea....two lush green hills roll down to the waters edge....a few small fishing boats sit on the mirrored water as the tide goes slowly out...the one lane bridge connects the two green hills and a ...
... Irish Stew, Smoked Salmon, Irish Lamb, and more. It is very common to see the U.S. fast food restaurants in Ireland. It isn't very common to tip the waiters unless it's a very fancy restaurant.
Ever since 2008 the economy in Ireland has been souring with numbers off the charts. Only about 7% of people work in agriculture the rest are mostly involved in some type of a technology job.
I really enjoyed my stay I hope I can bring back some luck to the ...
To keep busy during the week, I've been going to the gym (Mardyke Arena). It is a beautiful and huge facility. The view while on the treadmill, elliptical, or bike over looks the playing field. So it makes time go by faster while working out if there is a game going on! Another thing I have noticed is that pretty much all the Irish guys shorts are shorter than the Irish girls shorts.. look a little bit ...
... hole with a vertical drop of 25 metres in order to kiss the damn thing, and that you need someone to hold you as you do this. It's certainly the most effort I've ever put in to kiss anything, be it animate or otherwise, in my life. The post-kiss photograph shows me stiff as a board with a fake grin plastered on my face. It wasn't the urination story that put me so on edge but the seventy-something year old handler gripping me a little too enthusiastically, ...
... active population that likes to walk by the sea, and drink by the harbor as well. It happened to be a particularly sunny and beautiful weekend in Ireland while we were there, and everyone was out socializing. When we came into town to have dinner it seemed like everyone was out - you can see in the pictures.
We also toured the local Ardgillan castle the next day, and then headed down to Dublin to meet with a prominent economist and talk about regional monetary systems. ...
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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
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.