Each month we will feature one partner property from our hotel loyalty programme, Rewards From Us To You. We will profile the property, their standout features, special offers and our recommendations of what to check out in the local area.
This month were heading to the south of Ireland to Cork City, Ireland’s second largest city and for some, the ‘true’ capital of Ireland! Cork is home to Hotel Isaacs Cork, an independent boutique hotel situated in the heart of Cork City’s Victorian Quarter.
Deluxe Bedroom at Hotel Isaacs Cork
Property Name: Hotel Isaacs Cork
Location: MacCurtain St, Victorian Quarter of Cork City. The property is just 1km from Cork (Kent) Train Station and the Central Bus Station and 5 minutes’ walk into the centre of town.
Rooms: 47 rooms & 14 apartments (both newly refurbished).
Restaurant / Bar: You are spoiled for choice for this one. Critically acclaimed Greenes Restaurant is on the premises with guests of the hotel receiving a 15% discount. Sample the local fare with Greenes’ six course tasting menu and wine pairings. Be sure to make a reservation in advance as it’s a popular choice for many. Ireland’s no.1 cocktail bar, Cask is just across the courtyard. Set in a stunning old building, Cask’s cocktails are creatively crafted and focus on using locally sourced seasonal ingredients. They have just launched their Autumn menu ..YUM!
Cask Cocktail Bar
Rewards Points required for Free Night Stay? Rewards From Us To Your members can stay at Hotel Isaacs Corks for FREE in exchange of 23,300 points. Check your current points balance here.
Any current Special Offers? Yes, Hotel Isaacs Cork always have some great offers on. For those staying 3 nights or more, Hotel Isaacs cork are currently offering a 15% discount. See more of their special offers here and as always don’t forget to book direct!
What’s Special? The setting is simply beautiful. Set under a stone archway, you enter a private courtyard with ample seating and a waterfall! Sit and enjoy your complimentary glass of prosecco in this tranquil spot. Another great feature of this hotel are the staff. They are down to earth and incredibly helpful. Hotel Isaacs's blog is a useful resource, written by Isaacs’s knowledgeable front of house team member Colette. Their blog contains great tips on all things local to Cork. The hotel’s official website also features a local area section, detailing must see and do outdoor activities, galleries and restaurants in the local area.
Why Visit Cork?
Cork is a great to visit. From local food and drink to 17th century alleys and seaside villages such as charming Cobh, Cork is a gem of a place! Check out some suggestions from Hotel Isaacs’ recent blogs or see our top 5 picks of things to do in Cork.
This food market traces back to 1877 and is still in full swing today. Visit the traders who sell locally produced artisan fare and exotic goods.
Cork is a quirky, modern city with two amazing art galleries: the Crawford Art Gallery in the City Centre and the Glucksman Art Gallery in the lower grounds of University College Cork. Both of the wonderful galleries are free to enter but ask for donations.
Blarney Castle and Gardens
One of Ireland’s greatest treasures is located only 9 km from Hotel Isaacs. Is the perfect spot if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience all the glories of the Irish countryside. The Blarney Castle is a mere 15 minute drive from Hotel Isaac's (or alternatively take the 215 bus running on a half-hourly basis). Don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone, the legendary stone of eloquence.
Distilleries & Breweries
I am a big fan of breweries so would highly recommend a visit to the Franciscan Well Brewery and Brew Pub for a unique experience in Cork City. The Brewery located on the site of an old Franciscan monastery and has been recognized as Ireland No.1 Brewery. The Jameson Distillery Midleton offers guided tours, educational whiskey tastings, bar and a merch shop. Visitors will experience a 75-minute tour, a short film, a tour of Distillery buildings and a complimentary glass of Jameson. Currently they are running a 'buy one, get one free' staycation offer on their official website.
Visit Cobh Town
Cobh town is just 25 minute drive from our boutique hotel (or a leisurely train journey of just 24 minutes with trains conveniently running on the hour). Cobh is a lively, colourful town with numerous restaurants and shops with friendly locals always ready to offer a warm welcome to its many visitors. It is also famed for having one of the largest natural harbours in the world. See Isaacs' blog about Cobh for ideas and recommendations.