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Garnish House
Ranked #3 of 58 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
2 reviews
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“Unparalleled hospitality”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

A number of us stayed here for a conference at the university. We were welcomed with tea and scones and the warm, genuine greetings and hospitality continued throughout our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. While the accomodation in Garnish house is modest, as you would expect in a B&B, the hospitality is better than any five star hotel . Even when we had checked out and returned to collect our bags, we were able to sit by the fire in the living room and were offered more tea and scones, fruit cake and bread. Thank you for making a stay away from home feel so comfortable.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

The Garnish House was recommended to me by friends who stayed here a couple years ago. We spend one night here before picking up our friends who were flying into the Cork Airport. We arrived a little after 6pm and were greeted by a very friendly staff member who provided us with a delicious spread of baked goods and hot tea. My husband loved the fruit cake and I enjoyed the warm tea since the weather was a bit chilly. We had a nice chat with some other guests in the sitting room before being shown to our room. We ended up in a family room, even though there was just the two of us, so we had a double bed and a single bed and a couch with a fairly large bathroom. The room was on the third floor with a view of the main road. The furniture in the room was pretty old. The WiFi was not very good and was barely able to browse normal websites or check email. The phone line to our room did not work properly and we were not able to receive a call from the friends we were meeting the next morning. The phone line appeared to be dead, and the person who spoke with my friends did not seem at all concerned about addressing this issue or putting us in contact with our friends. The toilet took a very long time to refill the tank which was annoying when trying to sleep. The breakfast was exceptional and I can see why this place gets so many good reviews! The service at breakfast was great! We started with porridge with whiskey and porridge with cream and honey which were very tasty! My husband got the traditional Irish breakfast (half size) and it was still a very large portion. Especially with the amount of fresh pastries and fruits. I got eggs with cottage cheese and chocolate banana pancakes and both were fabulous! Even though I did not think the room was super great, the breakfast evened things out. I'm not sure how this place compares to others in Cork, so perhaps it is as good as it is rated.

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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Book your next stary at Garnish House when you are in Cork. It is conveinately located with a ten minute walk to the City Center and the English Market. The owner and her staff are professional and will take care of your every need. Breakfast is a lavish display and will make the most discerning palate very happy. The rooms are so cozy and mine had a little kitchenette which I put to good use with frest cheese and seafood from the English Market. I loved this stop and will stay again when I am in Cork. I am definately going back to Cork for it's shopping, great food and awesome hospitality.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

The things that I value like great food and friendly and caring staff make Garnish hard to beat. The bed was extremely comfortable also. The food was top quality and we were encouraged to eat more which I found impressive. The staff even knew the wi-fi code! You will not find better.

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We were greeted on arrival with afternoon tea, which was delicious. The staff were very friendly and only too happy to help. My husband is coeliac and the owner Johanna made him gluten free scones, bread and pancakes, she could not do enough for us. I have never seen a breakfast menu with such variety it was amazing. I booked a superior room and it had a super king sized bed and plenty of room. Would be more than happy to return when next in Cork.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garnish House

Property: Garnish House
Address: Garnish House Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,687 - ₹ 10,017
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our welcoming tea with home-made scones and cakes upon check-in and our by now famous gourmet breakfast, in Cork City premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE... AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork. Located on the Western Road, Garnish House's neighbors include the picturesque campus of University College Cork, the tranquil riverside walks of Fitzgerald's Park and the historic Cork Gaol -- with a city's worth of exciting dining, entertaining and shopping options only ten minutes' walk away.The ideal base for exploring Cork City's historic attractions such as the English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and the Shandon area, Garnish also provides easy access to Blarney Castle, fishing and foodie heaven Kinsale and Cobh (pronounced 'cove'), home to the Titanic Experience and famously the last stop of the doomed liner. Guests of Garnish enjoy amenities such as 24-hour reception, ample parking, a wide variety of room types (including self-catering apartments and a 3 to 7-bedroom townhouses), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary tea on arrival. ... more   less 
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