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Clayton Hotel Cork City

Lapps Quay, Cork Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-07-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 36 hotels in Cork
Travellers' Choice
Clayton Hotel Cork City is Cork’s premier 4 star city centre hotel and is superbly located overlooking Cork’s famous river Lee, facing the inspired architecture of City Hall. The hotel is just a 5 minute stroll from the city’s shopping and entertainment hot spots and the premier business district.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
River View
Languages Spoken
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Allan B wrote a review Mar. 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is great and in a great location within the city. The Staff make this place! So welcoming every day and accommodating. Nothing is a problem and they go out of their way to help you. A credit to their company and I hope their management know. All the staff, the reception, gym, catering, housekeeping are a well oiled team.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Fiona G wrote a review Feb. 2021
1 contribution
Room was tidy and bed really comfy. Breakfast was definitely worth getting up for. Staff so friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for you. They have managed the restrictions brilliantly. Would definitely stay here again, hopefully when restrictions are lifted as i think this is a great location and would love to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
LoveTravel588666 wrote a review Dec. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very disappointed with our stay here over the weekend. We chose to stay here for several reasons; 1) I’d stayed here before a few years ago and had a lovely time, especially in their large foyer area with a few drinks which is one of my favourite things to do when I go to hotels. 2) Our friends had stayed the week previous and said that they had had cocktails in the foyer for 2-3 hours prior to their dinner reservation, and that it had a lovely atmosphere. We were really looking forward to our stay; we’re both frontline workers, working in the hospital and have not been away for a single night since our engagement last year and as were due to get married in several weeks now; we really wanted a night away to at least mark the engagement. We didn’t really have much planned for the night, all we really wanted was to watch the all Ireland final and then go out for dinner which we booked in the city. On arrival we were very happy how the hotel was regarding the covid restrictions; appropriate signage, stickers on the floor etc. We were asked if we wanted to book in for lunch /dinner, when we said we wanted lunch they told us to simply ring the bar and reserve a table (they made no indication that it was entirely booked up already) We rang the bar as soon as we had arrived to the room to be told quite snarkily that the restaurant was booked for the entire night. We decided to order food via the click and collect (a stone cold pizza). When we went downstairs to collect it, we saw that the large foyer was completely empty and did have a small tv. We asked at reception if it was possible to watch the game there with a drink or two. The conversation that followed was so frustrating and entirely full of contradictions; we could have tea and coffee and sandwiches etc in the foyer but couldn’t have alcohol (due to covid). We could have alcohol if we had a dinner reservation. We weren’t allowed to have a drink as the were expecting the pre dinner drinks ‘rush”. She then said that patrons with dinner reservations were firstly allowed to drink both before and after the meal but then she corrected herself to say that they were only allowed to drink in the foyer after the meal. Then we were told that no alcohol was allowed to be consumed in the foyer as it was a public area. We thought that this might have been for the 'substantial meal’ policy, so we asked could we not have a drink given that we have in fact just purchased a ‘substantial meal’. We were told no. We were also informed this information was sent out to us in an email prior to our arrival, but after reviewing the email sent there was no such mention of anything about needing to prebook tables at the bar or any information around restrictions in the foyer. We spent the remainder of the evening watching the match in our room, and only left to get drinks as part of the ‘click and collect service’ which I will say is well run. I will also say that the rooms were very tidy and comfortable. The situation was extremely frustrating and it put a dampener on the entire night. The foyer restrictions had absolutely no logic to them and seem entirely arbitrary. It was bureaucracy for the sake of it. When we returned from dinner there were a large number of guests in the foyer drinking (presumably they had dinner reservations before). We felt we were essentially confined to our hotel room for the evening and were made to feel like our request to watch a match in the foyer with a drink was entirely ridiculous. We will not be staying again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Una H wrote a review Dec. 2020
Cork1 contribution
I recently visited the Essence Spa at the Clayton Hotel Cork and availed of their ‘Head to Toe’ package. From the time of making my booking just the day before through to leaving reception, everyone was friendly, Covid-aware and very welcoming. The warm oil back, neck & shoulder massage given by Eimear was the best I’ve ever had. Well worth the visit just for that! The mini-facial & hydrotherapy bath were also super. I was fortunate that the gym & pool were not heavily in use during my visit so the common changing room after my treatment was quite & relaxing.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Danielle O wrote a review Dec. 2020
Killarney, Ireland4 contributions2 helpful votes
A super over night stay in the heart of Cork City. The friendly and helpful staff made it such a pleasant stay. Could not do enough for us. The bar staff were lovely and Kerry was the nicest waitress I have met. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$103 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clayton Hotel Cork City
Which popular attractions are close to Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Nearby attractions include The Shelbourne Bar (0.4 km), St Patrick Street (0.4 km), and The Everyman (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse, Cafe Spresso, and Market Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Clayton Hotel Cork City offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Clayton Hotel Cork City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Blarney Castle & Gardens (8.0 km), Cork City Gaol (2.3 km), and Old Cork Waterworks Experience (3.0 km).