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Montenotte - Room Good, Food not so Hot!
Myself and my partner stayed at the Montenotte Hotel in Cork on a 3 night midweek break. All in all, we were glad we did.
Upon arrival, we were watrmly greeted by the receptionist. even though check in was not until 3 or after, arriving at 1.30, we were told that our room was ready anyway. Also, just to note that the hotel is smoke free hotel, and does not provide smoking rooms.
We were in room 234, on the second level, a short stroll from reception. There accomodation girls were friendly toward us as we passed by to the room.
Upon entering the room, we were surprised at the size of the room. It was big, but not so big that it lacked character. The room as painted a cream colour, with one wall a rich brown, which was enhanced by the brown run on the bed. The bed was a king size, which we did not expect, and was possibly the most comfirtable bed we have ever slept on in any hotel! There was splenty of wardrobe space, and these were big enough to fit our suitcases in and out of view. The TV was a flatscreen tv, and again we did not expect this. The bathroom was spotless and towels were fluffy and white and very big! There was shampoo, showergel, shower caps and soaps all provided and replenished each day when we arrived back.
We decided to have something to eat in the bar. There was a cavery lunch provided, along with a sandwich bar. The evening menu in the bar was limited and as we were not spoiled for choice in eatery's in the surrounding area, we were disappointed. This was the same in the restaurant menu in the evening. It might have been better if there was a few more dishes to choose from and the food could have been a bit tastier, and arrived a bit faster than it did.
Besides the poor choice and quality of food, we loved the Montesnotte and would not hesitate in returning or recommending the hotel to anyone.
Stayed at Montenotte Hotel in Aug 08. Room was nice size and very clean. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Bar staff could not have been friendlier and staff at breakfast were also very nice.
Reception also assisted with whatever questions or needs that we had. I wouldn't consider this to be a 4 star hotel but it is certainly a good 3 star and the rates are very reasonable.
Bar was very nice with very good views of the city.
I certainly would recommend this hotel.
Decent hotel in Cork
Spent 2 nights in the Montenotte Hotel. The bar, restaurant and the room itself was nicely decorated and comfortable. It does not however feel like a 4 star hotel, for example, we arrived at 10pm and found that we could only order cold ham sandwiches from room service. It is quite a walk from Cork centre up a steep hill. The breakfast buffet was ok - but not that great when you compare it to the breakfasts we were served everywhere else we went in Ireland. At the discount internet price it was perfectly adequate but I wouldn't pay the rack rates for this hotel.
A lovely hotel
Stayed at this hotel for two nights. I was in a party of ten. We all agreed at was a lovely hotel, well~decorated and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The beds, pillows and duvet were especially comfotable and snug. We heard no noise from traffic.
As in other reviews the only downside was the distance away from Cork centre. We used taxis quite a lot which ate into our spending money a little bit. We only used taxis more regularly as we were only there two days and didn't want to waste any time.
The breakfast was usual hotel fare but good.
I would definitely recommend the Montenotte Hotel to anyone visiting Cork.
Well worth a stay...
Well I'm just back from a three night stay in the Montenotte Hotel and have to say it was fantastic.
My girlfriend and I paid £55 a night for a room that included breakfast and to be honest it felt like a right bargin.
Like others have said the hotel is slightly outside of the city centre which for us took about 15 mins downhill and about 30 mins up a pretty steep hill. I found the walk to be pretty plesant and didn't mind it one bit. In fact it helped save a hangover after a night on the town becase the short walk back to the hotel seemed to do me the world of good.
The rooms were clean and pretty well sized... My one negative about our room was that is was on the ground floor which sat below the level of the car park so we didn't have any view outside. Other than that the room was great. If you can get a room on as high a floor as possible facing the river.
The breakfast was nice and contained a slection of cereal, fruit, bacon, eggs, sausages, black pudding, white pudding, toast, tea coffee and lovely local yogurts. The breakfast area also doubled as the hotel returant and had a great view over Cork and the River Lee.
The hotell bar was as good as they get for me, nice slection of drinks, good staff, good company and great views.
The leisure club was a great way for us to start each day. It was clean, a nice 20 metre pool, sauna, steam room and general gym equipment... I great little bonus.
Well worth a stay.
Oh yeah, I've not posted pictures of the room because the ones already pretty mucg cover it.
St. Pats Weekend!
Stayed here for 2nd time over the St. Patrick's Weekend 2007.
I find this hotel wonderful and can usually find 2nights B&B + 1 dinner at a good rate for this hotel.
Hotel is new, staff are friendly, rooms are tasteful.
Dinner is fine, I've had better but for the price it's up to scratch.
It's in a quiet location and approx. 15-20 minutes walk to Cork city center. A good walk back up the hill helps after a meal out.
The queue for food at breakfast can be slightly annoying but you don't go away hungry in the end.
Love the bar , with a great view of Cork city.
I'm certain to be back again.
Friendly and Helpful Staff but who gave it 4 Stars?
My wife and I had a 3 night break at the hotel in July 2007. It included 3 nights bed and breakfast and one dinner and was very good value for money. The staff were very helpful and friendly and our room was clean and comfortable with a good, if compact, bathroom. Food was just OK. Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet which the staff seemed to have difficulty keeping replenished at busy times. Toast was made from thin-sliced sandwich pans and was usually soggy. Butter and jam came in tiny packets and it was very difficult to find any marmalade. The evening menu in the Merchants' Bistro was quite limited but helpings were generous and service was excellent.
We wonder about the 4-star rating. Although the hotel has been attractively refurbished, the bedrooms do not have air conditioning or thermostatically controlled heating. Nor do they have a fridge or mini bar - not even an ice bucket! When we arrived, three of the lights in our room were not working although this was attended to promptly when we reported it to Reception.
The Leisure Centre is very attractive and we enjoyed a swim in the pool (bring your own towel or a towel from your bathroom) but it is not suitable for small children due to the uniform 1.4 metre depth of the water.
Overall, we had a pleasant time in Cork. The hotel is in a good location and the views over the city are very attractive.
Stayed here for two nights with toddler. Staff were friendly & helpful and very attentive to the toddler which was nice. Hotel busy with weddings each night of our stay but this did not interfere with our stay. Room was clean and had a great bed. Cot was not in room when we arrived but this was resolved within minutes. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk into town but would recommend a taxi back as return trip is all up hill! Sauna, Fitness centre, pool & Jacuzzi in hotel very few people using them so pool may be empty if you decide to use it. Breakfast was good and had dinner there one night also. Great views from the bar & restaurant over the city at night.
Almost very very good.....
This hotel is generally nice, but it is quite far from downtown (20 minutes on foot for me, and I move along smartly). If you're driving, the website directions are awful. The staff is very nice and accommodating: mostly eastern Europeans with a sprinkling of very helpful Irish. The hotel touts its view of downtown Cork, but it's quite off center, so the view is not exceptional. The room I had was fine, but not unusual. One advantage is that Henchy's pub is just down the hill: the quintessential neighborhood pub, with families on Sunday after church watching hurling and Gaelic football. Very nice.
Beautiful hotel, lovely room, very clean, amazing service, fantastic food, free use of gorgeous leisure centre. Couldn't have been better.
And great value.