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Stunning luxury hotel close to Cork – 4 Star

This stunning luxury hotel close to Cork is the ultimate place to relax and rejuvenate with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and onsite beauty salon in the health club and spa. The hotel prides itself on exceptional customer care and there is even a bar and restaurant onsite so if you feel like staying in you don’t have to go to far from your room! Families are well catered for, with the hotel offering up a children’s menu in their restaurant, a kid’s swimming pool and even babysitting services. Business facilities such as audio/visual equipment, high speed internet access and conference rooms are available for guest use, whilst the free parking ensures you can explore nearby Cork with ease!

The seaside village of Cobh is just 15km from this Secret Hotel, famous for its connections to the Titanic and Lusitania. Take the Titanic walking tour to discover more about the tragedy that rocked the world, poke your head in at the stunning St Colman’s Cathedral and discover more about the mass emigration that took place here after famine swept the country.

In Cork, there is a wealth of sights and attractions waiting to be discovered. Art enthusiasts should make time for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery situated on the grounds of Cork University, whilst the Cork City Gaol is an interesting insight into the life of prisoners and the criminal justice system of the 19th century. Cork was once the centre of butter exportation, shipping as far as Australia and South America, so a trip to the Butter Museum is an informative day out to find out just what makes Irish butter so special and how it helped the economy during tough times. Look out for the now closed Old Butter Market in the city too! Perhaps the most famous sight of Cork is St Finbarre’s Cathedral, a protestant cathedral from the 19th century with decadent marble floors, gargoyles and elaborate sculptures. Tours are available, but if you’re visiting during the festive season try and catch one of the choral services.

In the evenings, try some of the Irish pubs such as The Franciscan Well, famous for its home-brewed beer, and The Castle Inn where you’ll feel you’ve stepped back in time! For eating out, try Market lane for affordable and delicious food in a relaxed ambiance or Star Anise for French cuisine in a romantic setting.

Enjoy your time in the exciting city of Cork!