Our budget was mid-range and we found this hotel via all things that are the internet. Gotta say - We loved it! From the first telephone contact with staff until when we said good-bye our stay was just delightful!
The staff were wonderful - with a big shout out to Jeremy who was FANTASTIC to us - making sure every thing in our room was right, our days in Cork and the surrounding area were exciting, our dinner and evening choices were wide and varied and even that our clothes were sent out and returned from the laundry. He always made us laugh and gave us ideas of places to go and see that we had not known of or thought to visit. The hotel had every bus line, train and coach information right on hand to include time tables, cost and where they would pick us up and how to get to the pick up spot, And loads of information, to include personal accounts, of all the surrounding sites to see and places to visit. Just stellar.
From the moment we walked up to this enchanting courtyard with the patio tables nestled under a cascading waterfall we were charmed. Then dinner at Green's restaurant came that first night - it was incredible. We were seated at the window over looking the waterfall. The food was some of the best we have had; the Chef is renowned as one of Cork's best. The lovely, elegant bar just off the lobby next to Greens was also a great place to unwind after all day site-seeing and before the pub crawls.
And then there is just that - the pub crawls, the locale. Right out the front door and just several steps in each direction were 5 pubs we loved! All of which had their different flavors and styles, all of which on one night or the other (and in one case every night!) had local musician's playing Irish music and singing Irish songs. An utter delight. Also just outside the doors of Isaacs and a half a block to the right is a car rental business, a market, a FANTASTIC coffee house, a phenomenal dinner bistro (Star Anise) and a killer art/craft and fabric store (3 floors of art supply delights!). We could have just never left this block ---- but we did!
We were two, single mid-aged women visiting Ireland and as such shared a room that had two twin beds. Our room was clean, looked down upon onto the waterfall courtyard, wifi available, in-room safe, hair dryer, coffee, TV/cable, ample drawers and closet and hangers, extra pillows and blankets. AND hotel clients have access to the large fitness center and indoor swimming pool across the street - (as a swimmer, I loved that!). All the comforts of a nice home base. Was it a 5 star Ritz hotel room? No, but we did not book a 5-star Ritz hotel room because our budget was not of that caliber. (It bugs me when reviewers complain about not getting 5-star accommodations when they didn’t bother to book or pay for 5 star – ugh!). We got great bang for our buck here. In fact we think it was a fabulous hotel and an exceptional value.
We WILL return to Hotel Isaac - no need for us to look for any other place to stay while in Cork City.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Isaacs & Apartments Cork, a unique gem of a hotel in Cork city Centre with an enviable location - recently refurbished (2016) only a short walk from the train and bus stations and the main shopping and financial centre of Cork. Hotel Isaacs is the perfect choice as a base when visiting Cork city, county and County Kerry. We have some fantastic special offers for you when you book direct also offering two and three bedroom apartments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Isaacs Hotel Cork
- Isaacs Cork