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Garnish House Guesthouse

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is right across the street from UCC and about a 10 to 15 minute walk to Cork City Center. The staff was wonderful. On the morning we arrived, we walked in at 10 in the morning and they quickly brought us a tray of scones and breads with coffee and tea. It was delicious. We are a family of four and our room was small but adequate. There was a couch in the room with all of the beds. And the bathroom was small but very modern. We knew it wouldn't be very big since we were staying in the city. We did not pay for breakfast with our room but we did order breakfast one morning and it was outstanding and well worth it. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Cork.

Easy walk to all of the sights we wanted to see in Cork. Exceptionally welcoming staff. We enjoyed our 2-night stay

Everything was more than we anticipated. The rooms were equal to hotels and the breakfast surpassed our expectations.

The staff and owner did everything to make our time there wonderful. Thanks

My wife and I recently stayed at Garnish House after getting a great deal on this site. When we arrived, we received the afternoon tea, which was quite good. I asked about recommendations and how far we were from some things listed on the website and Joanna looked puzzled and couldn't really give any. We were told our room was "a step away" and that it was ready. We were surprised when we were taken down the street (more than just a step away) to a different building. The room was decent and had plenty of room for the two of us and two suitcases. While drying my hands, I noticed that there was a long hair on the towel. I thought thought nothing of it and placed the towel on the floor as I didn't want to use a towel with someone else's hair on it. The next day after my shower, I took a towel off of the rack and a large clump of hair fell from the towel. I found several more hairs in our other towels during my two day stay. The breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed it until the last day when we checked out. When we checked out, I was told we owed €40. I explained that we had prepaid and there shouldn't be any additional charges. I was told that the charge was for breakfast and Joanna told me that "we got a very good rate and sometimes breakfast is extra." I told her that she had a B&B and that breakfast is included in the rate, otherwise we were at a hotel, not a B&B. I was forced to pay so that I could leave and continue on with my journey. I felt as though she thought we got a rate that was too low and tacked on the extra for breakfast. At no point did she say or was it posted that breakfast is €10/pp/pd. if you stay here, know that the breakfast and afternoon tea are good, but that you might get charged extra, stay down the road from the main house, and dry off with a stranger's body hair.

Nicely maintained guest house in a quiet, convenient location - a five minute walk to city center. Very clean room, a little on the small side but comfortable. Great breakfast with lots of options. Friendly, helpful staff.

We loved the hotel and the location to the town center. Our food was very good there. The staff was super. Would recommend it to anyone. In fact I already have told people how nice it is.

Great place to stay! The staff is lovely and we really enjoyed our stay here. You can get an amazing breakfast or 10 euros each in the morning, they cook it fresh and feed you til you're full. The room was comfy and nice sized. The only down side was the tiny bathroom. All in all I would definitely stay here again!

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1394 reviews