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4.4 out of 5

"This is a very nice guest house. This means it is not a fancy hotel, but a quaint well kept guest house. It is conveniently located in the center core ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 24 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

3-star Victorian guest house near University College Cork

Heart of Cork

Within a 10-minute walk of the guesthouse, you'll find University College Cork and English Market. Cork University Hospital and Pairc Ui Chaoimh are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Round-the-clock service

This guesthouse doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A garden, a lobby fireplace, and express check-in are also on offer.

Free WiFi

Along with free WiFi, the 30 guestrooms offer room service and TVs. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Garnish House Guesthouse ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Garnish House Guesthouse

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (5)
5 out of 5
This is a very nice guest house. This means it is not a fancy hotel, but a quaint well kept guest house. It is conveniently located in the center core and best of all house parking. The rooms are clean, the bed is GREAT, however the shower is a wee small but plenty of hot water. The breakfast was great too. The was the usual continental buffet then a main course pate from the menu. For a guest house, B&B type stay this is excellent. If stairs are an issue this may be something inquire about.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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5 out of 5
We had 4 people in a family room and it was a perfect size. Bathroom was also very nice

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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4 out of 5
Great hosts, loved the afternoon tea offered at checking as well as the walkable location. The house is older and had no interior insulation, so you had little privacy and could hear guests in the other rooms. This was in the annex house, across the street from the main house, so I don’t know if it’s quieter in the main house. Barely slept the first night as another guest downstairs came in quite late and made lots of noise for quite a long time.

Posted by , from Oregon on Jun 24, 2019

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5 out of 5
The host was extremely helpful and pleasant. Our room was spacious and clean.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
The Garnish House was conveniently located to the city center, just a short walk away. The home had beautiful pieces of antique furniture throughout. My family and I very much enjoyed breakfast; the coffee was the best I had had since being in Ireland. The host was kind enough to allow us to leave our car on the premises after we had checked out so we could walk back to the city center. When we returned, an electric converter that we had left in one of our rooms was on our windshield, well wrapped. We very much appreciated their efforts to be sure we had it! We enjoyed our stay at the Garnish.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

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3 out of 5

Mediocre Stay--not sure how to feel

Location was fine--about a 15 minute walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. On site parking also great, if you've ever been in Cork, parking is a nightmare. I was greeted friendly enough and I was placed in a ground level room. The view from the room window was to an enclosed back patio area that looked straight into what I think was the housekeeping laundry facility and also their kitchen area. There were a couple large trash cans right near the window as well. Because of this, not only could I really not keep the drapes open, but I did not like keeping the window open for air either because it was noisy and there were always people walking by. What really confused me was the condition of the room. This place seems to want to have the old-school charm on the outside but the modern updates on the inside. Unfortunately, in my room, the updates seemed to be rather shoddy. There were craftsmanship things about the room that made me question its cleanliness. In the bathroom, both the toilet paper holder and the hand towel holder came off the wall at different points. There were also little personal wall sconces on either side of the bed which had mismatched parts and one was nearly falling off the wall. It seems the carpet was not updated when the rest of the room was and I could visibly see where it was dirty when I closed my drapes every evening. Things could have been much worse, but I still think if I go back to Cork, I will be staying elsewhere.

Posted by , from H on Sep 5, 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place

When we arrived we were Immediately offered refreshments. Then we received a larger room for the same price. The place is walking distance from everything but far enough out for a good nights sleep. Only request would be for them to have washcloths (obviously an American thing).

Posted by , from alabama on Sep 19, 2015

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3 out of 5

Old Style B&B

Pros: The breakfast was amazing, the food was quickly cooked to order so you could get on the road to do sight seeing in the area. And free parking!
Cons: The TV in the lounge did not work. We reported this on the first night as did other guests. It was not repaired during our visit.
Location: Cork is a great jumping off point to see the sights on the coast of Ireland.
The Garnish House is all about the staff. They are willing to do anything to make you comfortable and happy during your stay. My reservation was mixed up by travelocity but it was quickly resolved with no lingering problems. If you are sensitive to noise then ask for a room that is not on the street as you may hear students as they make their way home from the local pubs (I found it to be part of the charm of being close to Cork).

Posted by , from Boston, MA, USA on Jul 17, 2015

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About the Garnish House Guesthouse

Location Western Road, Cork, Cork

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 20 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

As a guest of Garnish House Guesthouse, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Garnish House Guesthouse also features a fireplace in the lobby, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool at a partner property. This 3-star Cork guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cork Airport (ORK) (7.3 km / 4.5 mi)
  • Train station: Cork Kent Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Garnish House Guesthouse offers 30 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 1:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 1:00 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Garnish House Guesthouse

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 14 for adults and EUR 8 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Garnish Guesthouse
  • Garnish House Guesthouse
  • Garnish House Guesthouse Cork
  • Garnish House Cork
  • Garnish House
  • Garnish House Guesthouse Cork
  • Garnish House Guesthouse Guesthouse
  • Garnish House Guesthouse Guesthouse Cork

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Garnish House Guesthouse.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Guest house property is rated 3 stars.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.