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21A Western Road Lancaster Quay, Cork Ireland
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#13 of 34 hotels in Cork
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Welcome to Lancaster Lodge, a purpose built 4 Star Guesthouse with 48 hotel style contemporary bedrooms in a superb location with free car parking in Cork city. Lancaster Lodge offers good value for money, free high speed Wi-Fi, comfortable spacious bedrooms with all the modern conveniences of a Cork city hotel but with a personal touch. From the moment you arrive our friendly staff will make your stay a pleasant one. You will be immediately struck by our unique design and our attention to detail. We are ideally located in Cork city centre overlooking the river Lee, and just a few minutes' walk from The English Market, The Opera House, University College Cork, Fitzgerald's Park and St Finbarre's Cathedral. So whether your stay is for business or leisure, few Cork city hotels can match our ideal location and we will make your stay in Cork a memorable one.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
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Hair dryer
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Rory F wrote a review Yesterday
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions16 helpful votes
I am staying in Cork for four nights a week in order to receive radiotherapy treatment at Bon Secours Hospital. I am staying at the Lancaster Lodge, a delightful hotel alongside the River Lee. The room is comfortable, there is a shallow bath and a powerful shower; the hot water is almost good enough to make tea and the beds are very comfortable. The staff are all lovely, pleasant and helpful, and the breakfast menu is extensive and delicious, everything cooked to order. If I have one summary of how wonderful the service is, and the eye to creature comforts for us guests, it is the way they serve butter. None of those nasty little foil wrapped chunks that are hardly enough to cover half a slice of toast. Oh no, they serve butter like this:
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Snaphappy_Irishman wrote a review Dec 2022
Cork, Ireland16 contributions14 helpful votes
I have stayed at Lancaster lodge on a regular basis since 2015. Despite this loyalty means very little. The front desk staff and their manager can be cold and the night porters rude. I am truly surprised to see it now with a four star rating as the bedrooms are beyond basic with zero frills. Lancaster Lodge appears to have got notions since 2015 when I never once paid more than €89 a night. Rates have almost doubled despite the lodge and it's rooms having not been upgraded or refreshed. The best part about Lancaster Lodge is its location with parking, however if you are looking for a nice room and experience, then best to spend an extra €20 and book a proper hotel where your custom will be appreciated.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Susan Leahy, General Manager at Lancaster Lodge
Responded 1 Jan 2023
Dear Snappyhappy_irishman, Many thanks for your feedback and for staying with us at Lancaster Lodge. I am sorry to hear that you were unhappy with some aspects of your stay. In 2018 we closed for a month to complete a reception/lounge/dining room ground floor refurbishment and in January 2022 all of our bedrooms were refurbished with new beds and new mattresses and new carpets. We are proud of Lancaster Lodge and we have probably had more than our fair share of mad unusual or brilliant notions since we opened in 1999! We hope to welcome you again sometime. Best rates are always direct. Kind regards, Susan Leahy, General Manager.
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hermosamary wrote a review Dec 2022
Los Angeles, California183 contributions66 helpful votes
A great location along the river in Cork. Another plus is the free parking. We had an issue with heat not working in our room. The receptionist did her best to resolve the problem including portable heaters. Eventually we were moved to another (warm) room. Breakfast was good with some items cooked to order. Nice coffee machine too.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid scrambled eggs seem to be instant eggs, fried and poached much better.
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ollie p wrote a review Oct 2022
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I stayed for two nights with family on a bed & breakfast basis. From the time of booking in to leaving the staff were brilliant, polite, professional and genuine. Rooms were to a very high standard and the breakfast freshly cooked as ordered. I will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Susan Leahy, General Manager at Lancaster Lodge
Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear ollie p, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and thanks for the positive feedback which we will share with all the team. Kind regards, Susan Leahy, General Manager.
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Sightseer617281 wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by a smart modern lobby and the friendly staff. Checked in and went to our rooms. Based on that the hotel deserved 4 stars. The room was nice in size and what we expected. The room was very warm and humid and although the window opens not really possible to cool down. The bed was so hard and uncomfortable that I had a hard time falling asleep and woke up with sore back. So be aware of that. Also there is currently construction going on in the area don’t know for how long.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Johnny O wrote a review Aug 2022
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After a problem on the booking site which was not positive, I contacted the hotel directly with a view to cancelling but I decided to keep the booking and glad I did. Excellent location, lovely room, great smooth friendly professional check in, top notch breakfast, loads of parking spaces, no problems, highly recommended and we will return. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Istvan Tibor Toth wrote a review Jul 2022
Bastogne, Belgium419 contributions65 helpful votes
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The service and the confort is more than 5 star compare with price. I booked on Booking. com but my bank decline transaction, we arrive in location and the receptionist with more emphaty resolve all problem. The sleeping quality in this beds for me was equal with price. Another unbeatable service is the breakfast quality and without quantity the hygiene and the staff operate very fast without stress with a big serious laugh💚💚💚
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Susan Leahy, General Manager at Lancaster Lodge
Responded 31 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and I have shared your lovely comments with our hardworking team! Kind Regards, Susan Leahy, General Manager, Lancaster Lodge.
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Trevor S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Noisy neighbourhood. Not in the best part of the city. Very soft uncomfortable bouncy bed Weak wifi No plug for bathroom basin Very rude receptionist upon our arrival Water does not drain properly from bath when showering so water level rises to halfway up your leg. Poor ventilation in the bathroom which resulted in excessive steam and heat building up in the bedroom. Toilet flushed intermittently . We were sight seeing from 7.30am to 2.30pm and the room was not tidied during that time. Spare towels not provided despite our request which was noted by the receptionist We discussed these issues with the General Manager who continued to make excuses for the poor service. Judging by her comments it is clear that they care more about new arrivals who have still to pay than actual paying guests . Once they have your money they don't care. According to her the policy of the hotel is that the rooms are cleaned at anytime up to check in at 4pm however we were already resident so logic says that this does not apply. A perusal of their policies on booking.com does not show this aspect and you are not made aware of this when checking in. She is adamant that WE the guests should ask rather than being told which is hardly good customer service. She claimed  that the establishment is a guesthouse. Unfortunately they are very poor hosts. The reality is very different to the picture that is painted. One of the worst accommodations we have encountered in our many years of travel around the world.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fsdwefw wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Builders noise 8am 8pm. Its like carry on abroad. Asked to speak to manager all missing. Breakfast farce. But the biggest no no is cleaning the room while I'm at breakfast that's an unheard of in the hotel trade. Absolute no. Nobody speaks English. Noise service cleaning......... back to the metropole we go.......... ..... ..........
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Susan Leahy, General Manager at Lancaster Lodge
Responded 28 Jul 2022
Good Morning, I am the General Manager here at the Lodge, and I personally spoke to you yesterday about the issue you had....sorry if you had difficulty in understanding me when we spoke, maybe my Irish accent is strong as a Tipperary woman, however I can assure you I was speaking English with you at the time!! I can see from your other contributions unfortunately you have had a bad run of luck in your customer service experiences. Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat! Susan Leahy, General Manager, Lancaster Lodge.
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foidue2684 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly, the hotel is in an excellent location - close to all of the central shops, pubs and restaurants. It also boasts free parking which was very handy. The room itself was spacious and clean, but quite outdated. The furniture looked extremely old and a quick look at some online photos from 2008 shows the same furniture so I do think the rooms could do with a refresh and refurb to bring them up to date. Lancaster lodge does feel more like a hotel rather than a guesthouse, but there is no onsite bar or any other facilities, so I feel the 200 euro a night rate we paid was extremely overpriced as it has more of a 3 star feel rather than 4 star as advertised. Due to the price we paid we wouldn't stay again, but the rooms were clean and location is good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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US$117 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lancaster Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lancaster Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Costigan's Pub (0.2 km), Elizabeth Fort (0.4 km), and Pulses of Tradition (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lancaster Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Lancaster Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lancaster Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lancaster Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The River Club, Paradiso, and The SpitJack.
Is Lancaster Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Cork.
Are there any historical sites close to Lancaster Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cork City Gaol (1.2 km), Blarney Castle & Gardens (7.0 km), and Old Cork Waterworks Experience (1.9 km).
Does Lancaster Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Lancaster Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.