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Garnish House
Ranked #3 of 60 Cork B&B and Inns
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116 reviews
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“GREAT B&B!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed here for three nights on August bank holiday to attend a wedding in Cork, we booked it due to the reviews on this site and were certainly not disappointed. They gave a great welcome, ladened with lots of food, the breakfast was a large selection and the staff really helpful and polite. I would recommend that you pay extra for a larger room, as the standard was really very small and we slightly struggled for space! Would stay there again if I was visiting Cork.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

This was my first visit and it was wonderful. When I arrived I was immediately offered tea and scones and cake, which was very welcome after the long journey. The house is just across the road from UCC and I visited the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, and a short stroll into the centre of Cork city.
The breakfast was gargantuan, everything you could possible want was on the menu. The prop. and staff were very friendly and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Everything at the Garnish House was wonderful! A perfect home away from home for weary travelers and busy day-trippers. Breakfast was very impressive -- buffet of scones and fruit, plus porridge to start, plus hot items from the menu, plus pancakes to finish off -- some of the most delicious meals I've ever had. Service was wonderful -- the owner was always at breakfast to check on everyone, and the rooms were kept very clean and well serviced. The fully stocked tea trays in each room made it all even better. A wonderful place! Definitely skip

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Killarney, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Stayed recently. Room was comfortable, but certainly not very fancy.The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. The welcome was very warm and genuine, with scones, cakes and tea provided on arrival. The location is great as it's only a short stroll from the city centre. The real reason however for my stay was the breakfast, and it truly is a great breakfast. I had stewed prunes and apricots, then a cooked breakfast, then poached trout, then a little croissant, then pancakes with chocolate and bananas. You will not get a better breakfast. The service was very good and the staff (and management) were very pleasant. Recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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clare ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

I stayed here on the 8th March 2012, I received a very friendly welcome, the staff were very helpful and courteous. I had a single room, it was very clean and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast was delicious and good variety. It was very central to the city only 10 mins walk and across the road from the College.

The only problem, the walls are quite thin, I was woken at 2.30a.m. by a noisy couple next door, this continued until about 4.30a.m. Ya; you can hear everything.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Garnish House
Address: Garnish House Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our welcoming tea with home-made scones and cakes upon check-in and our by now famous gourmet breakfast, in Cork City premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE... AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork. Located on the Western Road, Garnish House's neighbors include the picturesque campus of University College Cork, the tranquil riverside walks of Fitzgerald's Park and the historic Cork Gaol -- with a city's worth of exciting dining, entertaining and shopping options only ten minutes' walk away.The ideal base for exploring Cork City's historic attractions such as the English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and the Shandon area, Garnish also provides easy access to Blarney Castle, fishing and foodie heaven Kinsale and Cobh (pronounced 'cove'), home to the Titanic Experience and famously the last stop of the doomed liner. Guests of Garnish enjoy amenities such as 24-hour reception, ample parking, a wide variety of room types (including self-catering apartments and a 3 to 7-bedroom townhouses), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary tea on arrival. ... more   less 
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