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Ashley Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

Great small hotel in the very heart of Cork. Within walking distance of everything in the City Centre and, even though I was in a front room, surprisingly quiet. Staff where great and the proprietress was a great laugh. Good spot.

I have to say, this is the worst hotel I ever stayed in. The rooms were very out dated. The bar was minimal. The day staff were ok but nothing to write home about and at night, it was like a prison camp. Not a hotel. You couldn't get a drink after hours. The night porter was telling you to go to bed when you came back. No conversing with other guest. To have a shower. There is a notice to run the hot water in the sink to get hot water for the shower. You get better hostels than this.

Stayed here after spending 2 days with young family in the woolen mills in blarney. ,,, what a contrast. ,, the Ashley is not a hotel I have stayed in better youth hostels when I was a student , absolutely terrible. How on earth can this place be approved. By failte ireland would have demanded money back , only we would not have got anywhere to stay in city at the weekend. Horrible rooms , horrible uneditable breakfast, manky comes to mind ,and overpriced too. Avoid

I found the staff friendly.Hotel small but comfortable.Room and bathroom to renovate. The hotel is close to bus and train station. By train you can visit one of Cork's main attractions: the Fota wildlife park . 😉

Worst hotel experience since arriving in Ireland , unfriendly staff who are rude and sarcastic , when informing the receptionist that there were 3 people parked in a four space parking bay and politely asking for assistance with this so we could park our vehicle we were told " at least we are not across the road at a funeral home and if our only worry is no parking ( which is part of the hotel package) then we should be grateful . Appalling service ! Would not recommend this hotel at all!!

On every visit have found staff very obliging, helpful,and willing to make a stay of at least 7 days very enjoyable with there attentiveness.Location is a gem of this hotel, as so near shops, restaurants, plenty of pubs,and theatre all within minutes walking.Decor is always being updated and bar open untill very late.What more can you want. Childen also welcomed.Breakfast always enjoyable especially irish. Good value allround for the facilities on offer,Service at all times i found very good,Parking is limited but at least it is Free,not like some hotels. Recommended for 10 years is surely recommendation enough: I will be back. jimtrikeman

Went for a getaway weekend with my husband and with my volleyball mates to compete.. good value for central. Would recommend to all.. limited parking space but some spaces on the streets. However only free parking on a sunday.

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. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served 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. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

46.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 248 reviews