The 10 BEST Hotels in Cork, according to reviews

County Cork is a stunning region in the Southwest of Ireland. Tracing the weatherworn coastline and offering endless green landscapes, nature blooms in abundance.

The locale is also a hotbed of activity, especially in the Summer months when vacationers come in search of towns like Kinsale, Bantry and Cobh.

It has a vibrant local culture, heritage sights, divine seafood and tonnes of entertainment on offer. Simply put: we can see why Cork is such a popular tourist destination.

Here are the ten best hotels in Cork, according to, a leading platform for reservations and price comparisons.

Note: only hotels with over 200 user-populated reviews were taken into consideration.

10. Hotel Isaacs – for character in the city

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This boutique four-star hotel is located in the heart of Cork and offers walking distance accessibility to major sights.

With a unique charm, this is certain to be one of the most characterful luxury hotels you’re likely to come across in Cork city.


Address: 48 MacCurtain Street, Centre, Cork, T23 F6EK

9. The Metropole Hotel – for riverside views

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This majestic Cork hotel was voted by users as the ninth most highly-rated hotel, according to

The Metropole Hotel has tonnes of original design elements and views over the River Lee. More so, this four-star hotel boasts a swimming pool and wellness centre, as well as affordable prices, too.


Address: MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork

8. Clayton Hotel Cork City – for functionality

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Just minutes walk from the centre of Cork city is the Clayton Hotel Cork City, a four-star contemporary hotel.

With water views, and the city on its doorstep, this hotel makes for a great place to enjoy all that Cork has to offer.

It also has fantastic spa facilities including a sauna, swimming pool and wellness centre.


Address: Lapp’s Quay, Centre, Cork, T12 RD6E

7. Castlemartyr Resort Hotel – for absolute luxury

This stunning, stately five-star hotel was voted seventh highest-rated hotel in Cork, according to reviews on

The impressive hotel is over 800 years old and boasts decadent décor and a regale atmosphere fit for royalty. Castlemartyr Resort Hotel offers perfectly manicured gardens and contemporary twists at every turn.

During your stay, you’re bound to feel like you’re living in the lap of luxury making it one of the ten best hotels in Cork, according to those on


Address: Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, P25 X300

6. Hayfield Manor – for utter enchantment

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This enchanting five-star property was voted as the sixth highest-rated hotel in Cork, based on user reviews, according to

The stunning hotel offers elegance to no end, with attention to detail in every touch. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, sauna, a spa and wellness centre and two restaurants.


Address: Perrott Ave, College Rd, The Lough, Cork, T12 HT97

5. The Kingsley Hotel – for a city retreat

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The Kingsley Hotel stole the fifth spot in the best hotels in Cork, based on customer reviews on

The four-star setting includes a spa and wellness centre, gym swimming pool and on-site restaurants.

With all it has to offer, The Kingsley Hotel is a welcome retreat from the bustle of the city, which is a short fifteen-minute walk away.


Address: Carrigrohane Rd, Sunday’s Well, Cork, T12 P680

4. Maldron Hotel South Mall – contemporary comfort

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The Maldron Hotel South Mall placed at fourth most highly rated hotel in Cork. And, with its bright and contemporary approach to city stays, we can see why this four-star hotel is so popular!

This hotel is also located in the centre of the city and is in walking distance to major tourist attractions, shopping areas and sites of cultural interest.


Address: 94-95 S Mall, Centre, Cork, T12 EE72

3. Cork International Hotel – for amenities

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The third most popular hotel in Cork according to is the Cork International Hotel. This four-star establishment offers free airport shuttles and is only ten minutes away from the city by car.

There are various restaurants and dining options on-site as well as free overnight parking, too!


Address: Lehenagh More, Cork Airport Business Park, Co. Cork, T12 H516

2. The Montenotte Hotel – for wellness

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The Montenotte Hotel is a super stylish four-star hotel in Cork, just fifteen minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of the city. The ultra-modern hotel offers style and substance in equal measure.

The Montenotte Hotel has a gym, sauna, hot tub and pool. It even has Aquarobics and swimming lessons on offer, as well as an in-house cinema, making it one of the best hotels in Cork!


Address: Middle Glanmire Rd, Montenotte, Cork, T23 EYW3

1. The River Lee Hotel – for a trendy stay

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This stunning riverside property won the top spot in the user-rated reviews of Cork hotels, according to

The River Lee Hotel is a four-star establishment just under one kilometre from the centre of the city and spares no expense in its pursuit for trendy, contemporary comfort.


Address: The River Lee Hotel, Western Rd, Cork, T12 X2AH

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Paris Donnatella is an avid writer and traveller. From a young age, nomadic parents placed a strong emphasis on education in real experience and the outdoors - a trait which has carried through her life and into her career. She has travelled Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia and still claims that wanderlust tempts her daily. Saying that she believes Ireland - her homeland - is the most enchanting place she has ever been and is passionate about documenting the Emerald Isle. Chances are, you can find her drinking coffee in some hidden gem cafe in Dublin, planning her next big trip.