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Barley Cove Beach Hotel
West Cork (Map southwest - C20)

Located near Mizen Head, Ireland's most southwesterly point, Barley Cove Beach Hotel proudly boasts the highest sunshine and lowest rainfall averages in the country.

Accommodation: With newly refurbished ensuite rooms overlooking a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, the hotel is ideal for family holidays.

- restaurant
- sun deck & bar
- tennis court
- outdoor play area.

Location: In West Cork between Goleen and Mizen Head, near the charming villages of Schull and Ballydehob.

Nearby: Barley Cove is a Special Area of Conservation under the European Habitats Directive. Nearby, there's pony trekking, bird watching and sea angling and the spectacular local scenery includes the 400-foot cliffs of Mizen Head, only 4 km from the hotel.
Barleycove Beach Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore the dramatic coastline of West Cork.

Castle Hotel & Leisure Centre
Co. Cork (Map southwest - E18)

Castle Hotel in Main street, Macroom has been run by the Buckley family for over fifty years and the hotel is renowned for its friendly staff and attentive service. Recently renovated, the hotel now has improved bedrooms, health & leisure centre, award-winning restaurant & bar; reduced green fees. The perfect base for touring West Cork and Kerry.

Accommodation: Bedrooms are newly renovated and comfortable, ensuite, with direct-dial phone, tv, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities.

Facilities & Services: The Health & Leisure Club with swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym.
Dan Buckley's award-winning Bar; Award-winning restaurant; continental-style Cafe.
Private car park; Conference & banqueting facilities.

Location: On Main street in the market town of Macroom, 25 miles west of Cork city, 24 miles south-west of Blarney.

Nearby: River Fishing (salmon, trout, pike, perch) near Macroom
The Gearagh Nature reserve is 3 miles away.
Several Golf courses, including Macroom 18-hole course where guests can avail of reduced fees.
Hill Walking - the hotel has produced its own booklet on nearby walks.
Blarney Castle, 25 miles.
Killarney, 30 miles

Awards: The Black & White Munster Hotel Bar of The Year 02/03.

Celtic Ross Hotel, Conference & Leisure Centre
West Cork (Map southwest - E19)

A superb 3-star hotel in West Cork, combines an old-fashioned Irish welcome with striking decor and modern facilities.

Accommodation: There are 66 bedrooms, many with wonderful sea views; modern and relaxing decor. Facilities include bathroom ensuite, direct-dial phone, remote-control TV, tea-coffee facilities, trouser press. Room service.

Bar & Restaurant: Druids Restaurant with award-winning Chefs serves the best of West Cork food in a woderful setting with great sea views.
The Old Forge Pub & Eaterie - Bistro-style restaurant open all day and has Children's menu; live entertainment at weekends and through the summer months.

Facilities & Services: Leisure Centre has 15m. Swimming Pool and children's pool, fully-equipped Gym, modern changing rooms, sauna, steam room, lounge area.
Holistic suite with massage, reflexology and beauty treatments; aqua aerobics, swimming lessons, scuba diving.

Location: Located on the coast in Rosscarbery, 40 miles (64km) from Cork city, about 50 minutes drive. From Cork, take the N71 signposted for Bandon. In Bandon, follow signs for Clonakilty. In Clonakilty, follow sign for Skibbereen. As you drive into Rosscarbery, you will see the hotel entrance on the main road.

Cork Airport Travelodge
Blackash, Kinsale Roundabout
Frankfield Road
Cork (Map southwest - F18)

The Cork Airport Travelodge is ideally located for those looking for a base to explore Cork city and county. Offers great value for money with spotlessly clean, spacious, modern bedrooms.

Accommodation: Bedrooms have king size beds set with crisp duvets, complementary tea and coffee and TV with movies on demand. Each bedroom can accommodate up to four people: either two adults and two kids, or three adults and one child.
To accommodate individual guests needs there are smoking / non smoking rooms, family and disabled rooms.

Bars and Restaurants: Little Chef restaurant open daily 7am – 10pm.

Facilities and services: Complementary off street car parking available.

How to get there: The Travelodge is located just one mile from Cork Airport and one and a half miles from the city centre on the south ring road / Kinsale junction (R600). Entering Cork from all directions take the Jack Lynch Tunnel ( south ring road ) to by-pass the city centre follow signs for both the Airport and the South West, the Travelodge is located at the Kinsale roundabout.

Nearby: Cork Airport (1 mile).
Blarney Castle (7 miles). Kinsale (18 miles). Crosshaven Sailing (20 miles). Killarney (60 miles).

Great Southern Hotel, Cork Airport
Kinsale Road
Co. Cork (Map southwest - F18)

The Great Southern Hotel Group dates back to 1845 and its ten hotels are among the top hotels in Ireland.
The Great Southern Hotel at Cork Airport is a contemporary hotel with spacious rooms and bright colours. It is situated just 2 minutes from the terminal building, and is beside the new Cork Airport Business Park.

Accommodation: There are 80 spacious bedrooms, with designated non-smoking floors. Facilities include voicemail, fax/modem lines, minibar, desk, radio, interactive TV system where you can preview your bill, a pay movie channel, trouser press & iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee tray.

Facilities & Services: The hotel provides a small gym, with jacuzzi and steam room. There is excellent room service, with extensive banqueting facilities.
Located within the airport complex, the hotel provides a shuttle bus to/from the terminal building. There is a conference centre and a business centre with full secretarial services, and ample free car parking.

Gresham Metropole Hotel
MacCurtain Street
Cork (Map southwest - F18)

Located in Cork city centre, just a short walk from the city's shopping and business districts and a 10-minute drive from Cork airport, the Metropole has been one of the city's landmarks for over 100 years and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.

The hotel's opulent interior is designed to cater for the modern traveller's every need, with extensive leisure and conference facilities, high class eateries, and of course our friendly and professional people.

Accommodation: There are 113 rooms which feature the following amenities as standard:
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Electronic Safety Locks
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Specially adapted rooms for Disabled guests
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Remote Control Television
- Radio
- Tea & Coffee Facilities
- Garment Press and Hairdryer
- Same Day Laundry Service

Facilities & Services:
- Leisure Centre with Swimming pool
- Bar & Restaurant
- Free Parking available - Please request when making your booking.
- Conference facilities

How to get there: Hotel is situated in the heart of Cork City Centre, directly opposite Merchants Quay on MacCurtain Street.

Rochestown Park Hotel
Rochestown Road
Cork (Map southwest - F18)

A 4-star manor-style hotel set in mature gardens, with award-winning Health and Leisure centre, Ireland's first Thalasso Therapy Clinic.

Accommodation: There are 160 bedrooms, decorated to a high standard, all with private bath, shower, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, multi-channel TV, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bar & Restaurant:
Gallery Restaurant
Douglas Tavern

Facilities & Services: Award-Winning Leisure Centre & Thalasso Centre includes 20-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and computerised gymnasium.
Childrens paddling pool, Hydro Massage pools, Solarium, aerobics room.
Thalasso Therapy centre provides seaweed baths, seaweed wraps, hydrojets therapeutic pools and massage.
Further facilities include Reflexology, Chiropody and Beauty Treatments.
International Conference Centre

How to get there: Located south of the city centre in the village of Douglas, adjacent to the South Link Road which connects all main routes into Cork City.

Nearby: Cork city, Douglas Village, with several contemporary bars, bistros and boutiques.
Several Championship Golf Courses in the area
Hop Island Equestrian Centre.
Oyster Haven Activity Centre (Watersports) is 15km from the hotel
Kinsale fishing village, 25km away, the Gourmet Capital of the South.

Awards: Bord Failte 4-star approved.
Yonka Destination Spa of the Year 2003

Rushbrooke Hotel
Co. Cork (Map southwest - G18)

A family-run Hotel in a tranquil location overlooking the River Lee at Cobh harbour, the newly refurbished Rushbrooke hotel has a relaxed warm atmosphere and a modern contemporary interior. Massage Clinic & Beauty Spa, Restaurant, Bar, live music.

Accommodation: There are 42 ensuite bedrooms, decorated in Marine style, with satellite tv and panoramic views.

Bar & Restaurant: A Bistro restaurant overlooking the river, two Bars, regular live music.
Restaurant is open from noon; fish a speciality. Candlelit evening meals - dishes include classic favourites such as Roast fillet of Beef with yorkshire puddings, Baked Salmon, Stuffed breast of Chicken, Baileys cheesecake.

Facilities: The hotel hosts a Massage Clinic & Beauty Spa - a range of treatments including full Body massage, Thalasso body wrap, cellulite massage, body scrub/facial.

Location: Rushbrooke Hotel is located in Cobh, just a short drive from the Cork city centre, Cork Airport and Sea Terminal.
Cobh was a busy trans-atlantic port and is renowned for its historical attributes including St. Colemans Cathedral, its links with the Titanic and Lusitania and was the last sight for many of Irelands emigrants.

How to get there: Rushbrooke Hotel is located in Cobh, just a short drive from the Cork city centre, Cork Airport and Sea Terminal. Coming out of Cork take the road for Rosslare/Waterford (N25). Take the exit for Fota/Cobh. Pass entrance to Fota and proceed over bridge. Turn right after bridge, proceed towards Cobh following water. The Rushbrooke Hotel located 200 metres after Ferry on riverside.

Nearby: Several excellent Golf courses nearby including Fota, Home of the Irish Open, the Old Head of Kinsale, Little Island and Monkstown. 
Rushbrooke is ideally located for touring East & West Cork and Kerry. Local attractions in or near Cobh include:
Fota Wildlife Park, Fota House and Gardens
Heritage Centre, Queenstown Tour
Cobh Harbour cruises
Geary Angling services
Riding schools
Philip Gray Fine Art Gallery

Memberships: Rushbrooke Hotel is a member of the Irish Court Hotel Group.

Belvedere Lodge
Cork (Map southwest - G18)

A Victorian 4-star Guesthouse just outside Cork city centre, Belvedere Lodge is set in its own grounds with private walled garden with guest pergola, ponds and cascades.

The 20 Bedrooms include Deluxe Single or Double; large comfortable Family or Triple rooms. Rooms have full bathroom, sofa, TV, direct dial phone, tea/coffe tray.

Belvedere offers an extensive Breakfast menu, Library with original Adams Fireplace, ISDN access, secure parking, haridryers, trouser press. A 9-hole golf course is nearby.

Hotel Isaacs Cork
48 Mac Curtain Street
Cork (Map corkcityp8s10 - Q10)

Centrally located in Cork city, close to central bus and railway stations, Hotel Isaacs Cork is in a unique Victorian building, a comfortable and charming hotel.

Accommodation: All rooms ensuite, comfortably furnished, with bath/shower, direct-dial phone, TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, iron, trouser press. Extra facilities in Superior rooms include safe, mini-bar, modem, ISDN, air-conditioning.

Bar & Restaurant: Greenes Restaurant has a substantial menu specialising in seafood and is very popular with the locals.Weather permitting, customers can dine al fresco in the courtyard garden. Afternoon bar menu and Early Bird menus also available.

Facilities & Services: Lounge area; Elevator; Limited free parking; babysitting services.

Location: On MacCurtain Street in Cork city, close to the train station.

Please Note:Hotel Isaacs Cork does NOT accept bookings for Stag or Hen party groups.

Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Clonakilty
Co. Cork (Map southwest - E19)

Member of Choice Hotels Ireland and Quality Hotels, the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Clonakilty is ideally located in Clonakilty in the heart of West Cork, with spectacular beaches nearby.

This is the ultimate hotel complex, custom-built for families, with superb Leisure facilities including 20-metre swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi. Children's facilities include kids swimming pool, a supervised play room (summer months) and a 3-screen cinema.

Accommodation: There are 81 ensuite bedrooms and 12 2-bedroom suites.

Child Rates:Up to 3 children up to age 12 can be accommodated in most rooms.
The Child rate is Euro30 per child (aged 4-12) per night, including Breakfast, and Kids camp when available. Please specify number and ages of children when making your booking.

You can dine in the hotel at Lannigans Restaurant and entertainment is provided in season at Oscar's Bar.

Nearby attractions include charming Clonakilty village; nearby beaches of Inchydoney and Owenahincha; Kinsale fishing village (Ireland's gourmet capital) and Cork city to the east; and the villages Rosscarbery and Castletownshend to the west.

Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Cork
John Redmond Street
Cork (Map corkcityl8o10 - 09)

A member of Choice Hotels Ireland and Quality Hotels, the Quality Hotel Cork (Shandon Court) is located in Cork city centre, near the famous Shandon Bells.

Re-opened in June 2003 following an Euro 8million refurbishment, the hotel offers spacious and comfortable bedrooms; Lannigans Steakhouse restaurant, Bells Bar, extensive meeting room facilities. Bedrooms have multi-channel TV, phone, hairdryer, tea/coffe tray.

The new Leisure centre, Club Vitae, has 18m swimming pool,steamroom, sauna, jet spa pool,treatment room, children's pool, gymnasium.

Kids Stay FreeUp to 2 children under the age of 12 can stay free in the room, but must pay for all meals. This is dependent on the availability of Family rooms. When you make your booking, specify number and ages of children and the hotel will reply to you to confirm all details.

Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre Youghal
Youghal Co. Cork (Map southwest - H18)

Member of Choice Hotels Ireland, this new hotel (opened 1 June) is located on a beautiful stretch of coastline just outside Youghal town in East Cork.
Totally self-contained with great dining & leisure facilities, you can choose to stay in the hotel guestrooms or the spacious self-catering Suites.

Accommodation: There are 24 Guestrooms, including 6 large family rooms, all with sea views. 1 child under the age of 12 can stay free in the room, but must pay for all meals (breakfast & dinner).
There are 48 2-Bedroom Self-catering Suites, consisting of a double room ensuite, a twin room, a bathroom, a living room and a fully fitted Kitchen, generously catering for a family.

Bar & Restaurant: Beachfront Restaurant; Beachfront Bar with wall to ceiling windows to maximize the coastal views; seasonal entertainment.

Facilities & Services: A 15,000 sq ft Leisure Centre with a 20m Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna, Steam room, Spa Pool & Kiddies Pool. Creche available in Leisure Centre; 4 Treatment Rooms.
- Outdoor Football Pitch
- Outdoor Tennis Court
- 2 Childrens Games Room
- Meeting Room to accommodate up to 100 delegates

Location: This hotel enjoys a spectacular location on one of Ireland's most beautiful sandy Blue Flag beaches, just 2 miles from Youghal town centre. You can walk from outside the door of the hotel, along the beach to the centre of Youghal.
Youghal is a colorful seaside town, offering excellent shopping and leisure facilities, and designated a Heritage town because of the wealth of historical remains with the old town walls.

How to get there: Youghal town is a 30-minute drive east from Cork City. From Cork city, take the N25 to Youghal. The hotel is 1km before Youghal, signposted on right side for Redbarn.


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