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“A nice stay”
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Fota Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fota Island
Ireland
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“A nice stay”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed here for a weekend. We arrived into the hotel and the concierge guided us to the check in area. It was what I felt a rushed check in as there was a wedding in the hotel also and they were busy with the ongoings of the wedding I guess. We made two dinner reservations for the main restaurant in the hotel. We were asked did we want help with our bags but we didnt so that was grand.
Our room was basic with the usual things- double bed, tea/coffee facilities and mini bar. There was a large window which was lovely to look out at the grassland ahead and over the area where you enter the hotel but at night there was very little lighting around the entrance to the hotel which wasnt great. The bathroom was big but again just the usual things from any standard hotel.
We went to the restaurant the first night. The man who showed us to our table appeared to be good at his job. We ordered our food. It was lovely but the a la carte menu was very small. Basics like steak and fish were on the set menu and a la carte menu. The second night we ate we took in a little more of the goings on. We went to the restaurant and the same man showed us to our seats. He didnt tell us the fish of the day or say anything more. We noted that if couples entered that the female wore a dress, he went through the menu and spread our the napkins and treated them in a nice way where as is a woman was wearing trousers or any type albeit jeans or linen etc he didnt go through anything. On the second night we were given complimentary soup which was lovely but again the menu was the same as the previous night.I am aware that on the menu it says that it changes with the seasons but when you are staying two nights in a row the same food can be monotomous and repetitive. The food was cooked well and portions sizes were good. The menu was a little expensive but I guess that depends on people personally. Average for a main course was €25. The set menu was good value at €27.50 for 2 courses.
Both nights there were weddings in the hotel and people were very loud when going to their rooms at 2,3 and four in the morning. Especially when you have a couple outside your door having an intense discussion at 530am. Thank you to the man in the opposite room for asking them to move on.
On a major plus the breakfast was wonderful. The cooked breakfasts fantastic with lots of options and not hard like some hotels have. Also the fact that in the bedrooms you werent listening to alot of traffic was excellent and the rooms were very clean.
Overall a good stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We just stayed at the Court lodges on the Fota Island Resort for the Easter weekend. Our lodge was really lovely. Very modern and comfortable, immaculately clean. Everything you would need to stay home from home. The beds were really comfy just a tad small. The bathrooms could do with more shelves up high to keep toiletries away from small hands but on the positive side the showers were real powerful unlike some places you can stay.

The resort is also in a wonderful location. Just next door to the wildlife park, which is wonderful for kids. We also went for a lovely walk around the grounds of Fota house. We had a lovely lunch close by in Bramble lodge, which seemed to be a very popular spot.

The swimming pool was great. The changing area was well laid out. The shower cubicles were huge.

On the Sunday night my parents babysat and we enjoyed a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant.

Checkout time for the lodges is 10.30am, which is very early. Other than that we had a wonderful stay. I would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We arrived to be met by concierge and sat at reception where we were checked in by Hazel. Alan, the porter then took luggage to room (120). Rooms are fantastic. Bathrooms are huge, about 5m x 5m!!! Massive power rain shower and bath.

Food in restaurant is excellent. However, although chateaubriand was on the menu as the April special, we were told that chef was not able to prepare it so it was not available (10th April). This was disappointing as I wanted to see if Fota's was as nice as my own! We then chose the table d'hote instead and this was excellent value. Desert was unbelievable (Chocolate tart). Breakfast is huge. The choice is massive and goes from catering for the healthy to the obese!!

Spa treatments are very good and good value.

All other facilities, pool, steam room, hydrotherapy suite and gym are of a very high standard, but pool is a bit on the small side if one wanted to swim lengths etc.

Only flaw was that the window cills are covered in metal and the rain was dripping on the cill which kept us awake the first night.

However, as ever, the test is would I return and the answer must be YES.....................and sooner than later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Impressive and beautiful hotel, very friendly staff, nice and clean rooms with extra large beds, TV and tea/coffee facilities. Breakfast was amazing and most definetly THE BEST breakfast have had in any hotel so far (ireland or abroad). Didn't use spa but seeing hotels overall high quality I believe it should be nice. Although check the price list for spa before you go there. Very happy with experience and would definetely come back some time again. Highly recommended! I think this must be one of the greatest hotels in Ireland.

Room Tip: Ask for room with forest view, lots of hares to watch, real joy for kids.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Stayed 2 nights mid week during school holidays. Overall excellent hotel, very clean, best breakfast I've had in any hotel, spa was great. On the downside, 25 euro to use hydro therapy pool was very expensive and defiantly not worth it, also had to wait for staff to clear tables for breakfast.

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Additional Information about Fota Island Resort

Property: Fota Island Resort
Address: Fota Island, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Fota Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fota Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,949 - ₹ 17,753
Hotel Class:5 star — Fota Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fota Island Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s finest five star resort properties. Just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre, 20 minutes from Cork International Airport and 2 hours from Dublin, it offers 131 bedrooms and suites overlooking the surrounding 800 acres of woodland and championship-standard golf courses. Tennis, running trails and a world class spa - with 18 treatment rooms, swimming pool, hydrotherapy suite and 24-hour fitness room - are just some of the many leisure facilities available. ... more   less 
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Sheraton Fota Island Hotel
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