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Ashley Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very good location and the staff are very friendly, but the hotel itself is very old and could do with a makeover. The pictures they show on the website are definitely not from this hotel...area perfect, hotel not so..

We booked the triple room for a weekend in Cork. The Ashley Hotel was reasonably priced and in a great location. The fab Sin e pub is just across the road. We arrived early on a Friday, the staff were quick to let us store our luggage so we could explore Cork. The receptionist was really helpful, she helped us plan our day as we couldn’t check in till 3pm. The room was a good size, really comfy beds, big bathroom but the hotel is dated and needs some love. The shower desperately needs updating. Other than that, we had a great stay and couldn’t fault the welcome staff, thank you!!

Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights to visit family in Cork and I can't speak highly enough of the hotel and it's staff and the manager . The hotel is nice and tidy with a comfortable bed and staff are excellent and very helpful making sure my stay hear is good. For the price i paid with breakfast included was good value for money. If I was stay in Cork on my own again I would stay hear again.

Rooms are tiny and dated. Not enough room for two people. Very basic. Bed was hard and uncomfortable Staff not very friendly. Only 6 car parking spaces. Not disability friendly. Not worth £155. Horrible

In spite of all our complaints, we have to say the staff is very friendly and very helpfull to get things solved. We stayed here for 5 days. We asked for a quiet room, but got the most noisy room there was: room 6! (according to us) It was just in front of a pub! And we were looking out on a funeral house... Besides, there was lots of traffic and every morning there were many cars standing still for a traffic light, right under our window! We managed to stay in that room for 3 days, because we didn't want to complain at first day... But when we told our problems to the staff, they gave us an other room, which was much more quiet! Also we found the matrass very hard, so they were topping it with something soft for us, which we appreciated. Then there was no heating at all in the bathroom in room 6, so we complained and got an electric heater. The central heating was from about 3 hrs in the afternoon till 10 hrs in the evening, and they told me that the staff couldn't do anything about that. This was i think an economic thing, to save money. So our room was very cold! But when we moved over to room 15 many things were solved. The breakfast was good, especially because of the personal serving and kind words every morning from the staff. This was always a good start of the day! The floor is a little bit slanted but that is because the hotel is over 150 years old. That's why it was not very quiet at night also; we could hear the other guests in their room when they were looking at the television or even talking loud. You have to consider this is an old hotel and therefor you should not have too many expectations. After all our experiences we think this is a better hotel for younger persons/couples , which there were many, because it is right in the middle of the town.

I don't want to be too hard on the Ashley hotel because the staff were very nice but the decor of the hotel reminded me of my grandmothers house. I stayed there for four nights and the decor was like that of Fawlty towers. I ordered the breakfast but I only had breakfast once as it wasn't great. the hotel is centrally located which was great and that and the nice staff where the only nice thinks about this hotel.

Staff is friendly as everyone around Cork. The hotel is a bit rundown and slightly small. The location is good as there’s many pubs and even halal food nearby. Not far from the main city centre. Cleanliness is a bit questionable. If you’re cheap then you’ll probably don’t mind but if you have the extra €30, better off to another hotel

This hotel in the 60's may have been fairly classy. But it's clear it hasn't been updated in decades. My room was a tiny box room. I did ask for a single, but the room was poor. It was very small with an uncomfortable bed that appeared to be on a big block of wood? It was very warm so I opened the window when I got in, but it led directly on to some decking that was a smoking area. I was frightened of someone crawling in during the night, so I kept it closed and boiled a little. Sunday morning I woke up to this buzzing noise. They apparently had a motion sensor to know when people walked into the breakfast room. I feel there could be a better way to do this, as it woke me up constantly. Furthermore when you left the hotel you were expected to leave in your key for a number on a piece of card? Seems very unsafe. The saving grace was the service, the service. The staff were genuinely trying. Breakfast was okay. Nothing to write home about. I worked in a guest house in Dublin for two years with a far higher standard with the same rustic decor. Frankly they seem very angry in these responses . The owners might think of putting down a new carpet and downgrading this 'hotel'.

Stayed there last night the 15th February. First and last time. Was ripped off. Will post all details later. Took extra money off my card when I had left.accused me of smoking in room when I phoned up to see why they had taken money.

Firstly, may I get one thing off my chest regarding some of the poor reviews... this is a budget B&B... so I don't know why some seem to expect the grand opulence of the more expensive hotels. Some people seem to be far too critical. This was everything we wanted, needed, and expected as part of our Valentine's break in Cork. The hotel is just a short walk from the town centre, with its restaurants, bars etc and just along the road from the Victorian quarter, and there is a great Irish bar, the Sin E, directly opposite, and a comedy club next door. First impressions give it a quaint, homely feel, the room was a little small, mainly due to it's slightly odd shape with it's alcove and bay window etc, but the bed was comfortable, the room was clean, and had a large ensuite bathroom with shower, tv, hair dryer and tea/coffee facilities, with an ironing station just across the hall, and the secondary glazing kept the noise out... really, what more do you want with a City that has so much to offer? The staff were excellent, very friendly talkative, and happy to help with whatever was needed, be it recommendations, or a handful of extra packets of coffee's and milk. They made us feel welcome and at home throughout our stay. The bar, although minimal had beers, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks, with coffees etc to order... and several hundred bars within walking distance should you wish to be adventurous and step out the hotel. Breakfast had a nice range of cereals, fruit etc, along with juices and tea & coffee to order along with a great cooked breakfast containing white & black pudding, egg, sausage, tomatoes, beans, toast etc (although we did find spicy wedges a strange addition) Whilst we were there there were some redecoration works being carried out, with some painting and new carpets etc, though this did not have any negative impact on our stay. They were also very happy to store our luggage for us between checkout and our flight (several hours) in a secure, locked cupboard, without extra charge. I'd like to say a huge thank you, and we'll certainly be happy to stay again when we return to Cork

Coburg Street Cork Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Victorian Quarter, Ashley Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church. This 27-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cork and also close to Cork City Hall and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Ashley Hotel's 27 individually decorated rooms provide electric kettles, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Ashley Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. You'll find limited parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 256 reviews