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Fernhill Golf and Country Club
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carrigaline
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We have just spent the weekend at this hotel.. We were given a voucher to use there ..We first arrived there a few months ago only to find the hotel empty and no chef so we decided to wait till later to use it.. We came from Carlow and when we arrived we asked if there was a chef,as our voucher included dinner..they assured us there was. When we came down for dinner at 7pm we were informed the chef had just left without any warning and so we had no dinner,the staff at the clubhouse were very nice and obviously not their fault they offered us a toasted sandwich which we declined. the next day we decided to have dinner early around 5pm only to find that all they had left was turkey with chips! no vegetables later they did come back to us and said they found some vegetables??? wasn't sure if that was leftovers from someone else's dinner so declined that. All in all it was an awful experience and we definitly will not be back. We were give €50 voucher as way of apology but to be honest I think we should have had at least half of the €300 back but as we were sick from drinking on an empty stomach,we couldn't be bothered to argue.. The hotel was full this weekend with lots of families and small children so I don't know how they managed to get any meals either..Really very shoddy management to allow this to happen. And why is the swimming pool not open in the height of the season?..Never again!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Lets be clear on this hotel: it is ranked 2 start, it is on the location of a golf course (and so there is a little bit of walking around), and it is in a fairly remote area though near a very dull commuter town. It is noticeable also that the swimming pool has been closed for some time and that the service is well, 2 star, and the bar basically closes early most nights due to a lack of customers. But Cork has become a very trendy place to visit and is full of overloaded, overpriced, overpacked hotels that often forget to do the basics well.

This hotel bucks that trend. It provides spacious, clean, simple and well resourced accomodation for less than you will pay for many grotesque city B&Bs in Cork. Breakfast is cooked and at no extra charge, and if you do like golf they do stupidly cheap rates for those who want a round as well. Rooms are quite large, airy and bright, there is plenty of parking. The bathrooms work well - plenty of hot water, good showers, reliable toilets. Furniture in the rooms is very good: a little dated perhaps, but more than enough space, coffee makers, tv, hair dryer, everything you need.

This really isn't a place to come on a celebration as its not that kind of hotel. However if you want a quiet break off the beaten track, or a quiet place to relax while on business, this is more than enough. The little leisure center is basic but enough to keep you occupied. It might be a pleasant place to bring children as there is a tennis court and there are good zied rooms suitable for families. Not sure if pets are allowed but the owner is a dog lover and might oblige.

A very pleasant stay, I will be returning here on future visits to Cork.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Stayed there with my two small dogs - very accommodating. Very welcoming in Club Bar and made me a snack out of hours. Breakfast buffet choice was small but quality made up for the lack of choice. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quite location on the outskirts of Cork City.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

The Fernhill Golf and County Club is not a bad place. True, the accommodation is very tired and dated and could do with a major refurb. But..... it is spotlessly clean,with a lovely club house, and has amazing friendly, warm and helpful staff.

It is strange that for a business which is essentially in the middle of no-where, that there are absolutely no signs directing a would be guest to it's location. It is in an isolated spot, located off a very minor road. Why on earth do the management not place some signage on the Shanbally road? Despite satnav, we had to ring to reception twice for more precise directions. Bizarre....

What I like most was that it was fantastic value for money, unpretentious and within easy driving distance off Cork. But it could be a much busier spot if it would let passing trade know exactly where it is!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

We booked this hotel as a surprise for family who were celebrating a Ruby anniversary. There were 6 adults in the party and although the hotel was great and in a beautiful location the whole experience of Fernhill was let down by the clubhouse not serving food until the advertised times and the bar only staying open til 21:45 on a Friday night!! Not only did it close nearly 3 hours early but the lights were turned off and docks locked while we were still drinking! When I questioned a rude arogant man, who I can only assume was the manager, I was advised that the bar closed early due to lack of guests in there. There were only about 10 people in there but surely you look after the guests you have!? Other cars did pull up but drove away when they saw the lights off. It ruined our last night and put a downer of the 3 day trip.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fernhill Golf and Country Club

Address: Fernhill, Carrigaline, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Carrigaline
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Carrigaline
Price Range: ₹ 3,720 - ₹ 7,593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fernhill Golf and Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the outskirts of the busy town Carrigaline, Cork Fernhills 3* hotel is only 5 minutes away from the Ringaskiddy, Ferry Port, 15 minutes away from Cork Airport and a mere 20 minutes away outside Cork City. It is a world away from Cork City’s hustle and bustle and is an ideal choice if you are looking for peace and tranquillity but still central enough to explore all the wonderful attractions Cork has to offer. The bedrooms in our hotel are en-suite and include tea/coffee making facilities, televisions offering local channels, writing desk and internet access, with many benefitting from glorious views across our parkland course. All are designed with the comfort and convenience of the guest in mind and offer all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. The hotel also benefits from a sun filled breakfast room overlooking our splendid golf course, complimentary parking, residents bar and complimentary fitness centre. Enjoy panoramic views of the Owenabue valley and golf course in our Clubhouse bar & Fairways restaurant. This is the perfect setting where you can expect to receive a warm and friendly welcome, good food, efficient and friendly staff all in a pleasant setting an ideal spot to meet friends or business clients. Our 18 hole parkland, Cork golf course, offers a challenge to golfers of all levels and abilities. Open for visitors and members, the course gives you the opportunity to test your skills to the fullest. Fernhill presents top quality playing conditions, on our well maintained course. Fernhill is renowned for its wonderful condition, lush fairways, excellent greens and a mature tree lined aspect. As a result of excellent design and course management Fernhill is often playable during inclement weather when many other courses are forced to close. We aim to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more   less 
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