The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel

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#2 of 34 hotels in Cork
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One of Cork city's most popular hotels, The Montenotte Hotel is a vibrant, design-led 4-star destination hotel in Cork that offers an eclectic vibe and a strong sense of fun. From the elevated position, the hotel sports unrivaled views across Cork City. Close to central business districts, shopping, and theatres the hotel is ideal for business and leisure visitors to the city. The hotel’s unique facilities include luxury in-house private Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies, an award-winning Bellevue Spa, Motion Health Club with 20m indoor swimming pool and Gym, the picturesque Victorian Gardens and unrivaled views of Cork City and harbor. Hotel’s unique facilities include luxury in-house private Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies, an award-winning Bellevue Spa, Health Club with 20m swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room, Cameo Cinema showing nightly movies complimentary to the hotel guests, free car parking and 300MB Wi-Fi. Panorama Bistro & Terrace offering all-day dining menus is ideally set up for social distancing with built-in booths and extends onto heated botanical Panorama Terrace for outdoor dining, drinks, and spectacular views of Cork. Guests can now enjoy The Glasshouse, the hotel’s spectacular Rooftop Bar, where you can enjoy stylish cocktails and their very own botanical Montenotte Gin while watching the sun setting over Cork. In addition, our guests enjoy access to Press Reader to catch up on favorite daily papers and magazine guests, strolls through the Victorian Gardens, woodlands, and wildflower meadow with many unique photo opportunities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Boating
Canoeing
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Bicycle tours
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Art Deco Style
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 8 more

Location

Middle Glanmire Road, Cork T23 E9DX Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Kerry County Airport
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The Montenotte Hotel garners acclaim for its exceptional staff and service, with many guests impressed by the attentive and professional team. The hotel's atmosphere is celebrated for its beautiful decor and comfort, and its cleanliness receives high marks for immaculate conditions. Amenities like the luxurious spa, well-equipped gym, and cinema are popular among guests. While the stylish rooms are generally appreciated, some do note noise issues. Opinions on value and pricing vary, though the location is praised for its views and proximity to the city center.
Location
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Atmosphere
Charming
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Comfortable
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Expensive
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ArubaAlan wrote a review Jun 2023
New Jersey
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 stars isn’t enough. Exceptional hotel experience. The hotel staff from the GM Fritz to the customer relations director, Danielle, to the entire staff were exceptional. Every need was attended to with dispatch and a smile. Every accommodation was made including getting us a dinner table, immediately, in a packed dining room on a holiday weekend.
The hotel and accommodations are first class. Elegant and immaculate. Breakfast is delicious with multiple options.
A special note about Martin, a great asset to this hotel. He was overboard in his assistance to our small group ( 4) from doorman service, baggage handling, suggestions for things to do, and concierge services. He is worth a star.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Frits Potgieter, General Manager at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jun 8, 2023
Dear Alan Wow, an amazing review, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at The Montenotte. I am thrilled that you and your friends had such a very special stay with us and delighted to read that our service and our people really stood out. Ken, Danielle and Martin are amazing ambassadors for our service ethos and I know they will be so very appreciative of your kind words when we share your review with the team here, thank you! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back, if I can ever personally assist, in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on fpotgieter@themontenottehotel.com. Warm regards Frits Frits Potgieter, General Manager
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Dublin_Rambler_11 wrote a review Jan 2020
Dublin, Ireland
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is such a hidden gem. I never even heard of this hotel until we went looking for a new years eve family booking. It was an amazing trip and we will definitely be back. The views are stunning, the location close to town is ideal and the whole decor is luxurious at a decent price. The leisure centre is one of the most cleanest I've come across and the gym is huge. Only issue was water could have been slightly warmer considering the season. The breakfast offering was absolutely amazing although the service on the new years day wasnt on par with the previous day. Long waits on orders and coffee and having to go find staff. That said though we had a lovely young guy do his beat to make everything perfect so well done! Couple of negatives...the cinema is a great idea but not for the kids which they were disappointed with. We could not get the temperature in our room warm no matter what we tried. Small fridges in family rooms would be ideal to keep some drinks and small items cool. Reception check in could have explained a little about amenities and times etc it was lacking information and when we got to our room there was a brochure on the pillow for the spa yet we knew it was booked out doe our entire stay as I had tried to book a treatment for my wife...bit of a red herring!! But these are only observations and would never stop me.from coming back our kids already want me to book for next new years. Also an idea for the hotel would be to maybe look at investing in an electric people carrier to shuttle guests into the city. It's super close.but at the end of the day shopping or night out the walk back is not for the faint hearted!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MontenotteAsstFOMgr, Assistant Front of House Manager at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Dear Dublin_Rambler_11, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of your New Years Eve stay at The Montenotte with other Trip Advisor users, we are ever so grateful, and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, that the kids are already talking about returning! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your family break with us, and that our location afforded you such incredible views over Cork City and the River Lee, and indeed the opportunity to explore our wonderful city. We were naturally disappointed to read you were let down in certain aspects of your stay at The Montenotte, however we greatly appreciate your constructive feedback, and will certainly take it on board, so thank you for this. It is only through our guests feedback that we can strive to be the very best, so we do really appreciate it. It would be our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your family back in the hopefully not too distant future, and if you could contact me directly to make any future bookings, my email is voshea@themontenottehotel.com. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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Johanna wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sisters and I stayed here for 1 night, we are actually from Cork but wanted to get out and about post lockdown. The deal the hotel was offering was amazing; early check-in and late check-out was ideal. From the minute we arrived to the hotel we were made feel so welcome. The reception staff in the hotel were so friendly and even phoned us when we were in the room to check that everything was to our standard. We had drinks & nibbles on the terrace which is just stunning, and there is great views of the city. With the flowery decor, fabulous cocktails and the music playing we all agreed we felt like we were on a proper girly holiday abroad...when in fact we were just 30mins up the road from home! We walked into town for dinner and it was about 15mins quick walking to get right in the middle of town. When we arrived back to the hotel they were showing a movie in the hotel’s Stella-like Cinema. We made a reservation for the pool the next morning and when we arrived down it was just us 3 and another couple in the pool so we felt very safe. Overall 5star experience, super staff and we will definitely be back to the terrace for cocktails in the future!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Vourneen O'Shea, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jul 14, 2020
Dear johanna_with_a_h, We cannot thank you enough for your amazing review of The Montenotte Hotel, and for taking the time to provide such amazing feedback. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you for your Girly Getaway! We are so delighted you experienced such true Cork hospitality in abundance during your time here with us, and were so well looked after by the team here from the moment you arrived. We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful team here, and I will be sure to pass on your thanks to them. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you. It is so nice to getaway, even within the same county, and with unrivalled views like the ones we have from The Terrace, you could indeed be anywhere in the world! We really appreciate you choosing The Montenotte Hotel for your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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JC Cork wrote a review Sep 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend and I stayed here on 11th Sept 2020, we booked in on a Friday evening, chilled out with 45 mins in the pool followed by dinner in the restaurant. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the food was amazing - as was breakfast the following day.

Saturday we wrapped up the weekend with Spa treatments - a great way to wrap up our stay. The therapist listened to my requests and tailored the package for me.

Regarding Covid - the hotel was spotless, all staff had visors or masks on them and the pool only had 6 people at a time in there so we felt very comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Vourneen O'Shea, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Sep 27, 2020
Dear Cronij1, Many thanks for taking the time review your recent stay at The Montenotte Hotel. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, especially with the new procedures we have put in place to ensure both guest and staff safety. Upon reopening, we worked extremely hard to ensure that we were able to deliver the luxurious service that we are so renowned for while being compliant with the procedures surrounding Covid-19. To see a review such as your really lets us know that all this work has paid off. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Montenotte Hotel. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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Patricia L wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here the past weekend with my husband, we booked it about 2 months ago thinking that Covid would be somewhat over but it wasn't to be but we need not have worried because this hotel its staff & management were really well organised.
Our room was really nice and the bed was a superking so lots of space and it was so comfortable too, the food was amazing we ate in the hotel Saturday night in the Panoramic Bar I think it was and everything from the starters to the dessert was delicous and so was the wine. The rooms are really clean as is the whole hotel and there was alway cleaning staff around doing the bathroom and other areas which was reassuring, the hotel booked a restaurant for us for the Friday and they were so helpful whenever we asked them any questions.

There is beautiful gardens to walk in and the pool is nice too, spotless changing room and really clean over all.
This hotel is one of my favourites now and I will definately be back, the staff are the reason I think this hotel is so enjoyable everyone is really friendly, mannerly and professional & they know how to do 5 star customer service.
Maybe when Covid is over the management should throw some sort of party to thank their staff for working so hard and making it a hotel where people will want to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you want a view of the city request it when booking.
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Response from Vourneen O'Shea, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Dear Patricia L, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Montenotte Hotel, and indeed for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to the Rebel County, your first visit after lockdown. It was our absolute pleasure to look after you both, and we are delighted you felt so welcome and comfortable during your time here with us. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay so thoroughly, and that you appreciated the work that has gone into making the hotel safe for the wellbeing of our guests and indeed the team here. It is wonderful to hear that you felt so comfortable, and confident in the knowledge that we are ensuring everyone's safety, whilst maintaining the uniqueness the hotel is so renowned for. I know the team will be truly delighted by your wonderful feedback, and indeed we are in agreement...a Post Covid party would be a fabulous idea! We endeavour to go above and beyond for our guests, and it is such a joy to read that you felt the team went that extra mile to look after you. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again in the not too distant future, and if I can be of any assistance with booking or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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Fiona B wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Originally I had booked to stay 1 night but decided before the trip to book-in for a 2nd! I had been here before for drinks so was very excited to stay as I’d heard only good things! The front car park was full when we arrived so we had to park in one of the others which was a small bit away from reception and found the signs not very clear where to go! This seemed to be the same inside the hotel as we struggled to navigate the way to our room. The rooms were very warm however, we had a fan in it to cool it down which did the trick! The only fault with the room was the bathroom was very small, there was barely space to put your toothbrush! The complimentary toiletries were left on the back of the toilet, there was no space around the sink which made doing make up a chore! You’d never manage if there were a few girls sharing a room! The hotel itself is about a 20minute walk to town, as the weather was sunny this was a pleasant jaunt. We never ate in the hotel as we found the breakfast was very overpriced (€18.50 per person per night too expensive!) but we did enjoy a drink on the fabulous balcony which had lovely views of the city! All in all it was an enjoyable stay and I’d recommend to others but would suggest eating out as cork has ample amount of fabulous restaurants and cafes for a fraction of the price!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MontenotteAsstFOMgr, Assistant Front of House Manager at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear fionabD5504EC, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review The Montenotte Hotel, and indeed for your constructive feedback. We were disappointed that you felt certain aspects of your stay with us did not meet your expectations, but we are delighted that you were able to enjoy the incredible views which we are so lucky to be afforded from up here on the hill! We do take all feedback on board, as it is is so valuable to us, to help us provide the high level of service and product for which we are renowned for, so we greatly appreciate it. The amazing feedback we get on our breakfast offering is incredible, from our fresh pastries & scones on a daily basis, our fresh honeycomb, smoothies, granola pots, freshly cooked hot breakfast, to name but a few, so we do believe it is priced quite competively for what is on offer, so we do hope on your next visit, you take the time to enjoy breakfast with us. It would be our pleasure to offer you a reduced rate of €15 for breakfast, being an inhouse guest with us. Thank you once again for sharing your experience, and I would ask if you are visiting us again, we would be only too delighted to welcome you back, and offer you a preferential rate when booked direct. If you contact me on voshea@themontenottehotel.com, I will ensure you are looked after, as we would love the opportunity provide you with the WOW experience which we are so well known for here at the Montenotte. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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maurice350 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very positive, professional welcoming booking experience. It gets even better as soon as you step into the lobby, A warm welcome radiates from the professional, friendly and up beat front of house team. The welcome is very real and heartfelt.

The hotel is spotlessly clean, the gardens front and back have been manicured to perfection. Bedrooms are also spotlessly clean, very tastefully decorated with great care is taken to continually refresh the rooms and public spaces. Within the hotel I felt safe and safeguarded in these pandemic times with multiples of precautions, including noticeably more members added to the hotel's cleaning teams.

This is very definitely a family friendly hotel. I observed staff making additional efforts to help families with young children.

I am a frequent visitor to the hotel. My experience has been that nothing stands still here. There is a very strong program of continuing to change and improve multiple aspects of the visitor experience.

The hotel is wonderfully situated with superb views from the restaurant out over Cork. The restaurant staff are very welcoming and obviously aware of the need to make sure all guests are safeguarded. Service is professional and attentive.
When I stayed the Covid-19 restrictions were still in place but have since been lifted. A brand new terrace bar was being finalised when I stayed. Even unfinished it looks stunning. I can't wait to try it!

Thank You Team Montenotte.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All rooms are well maintained. Rooms at the front ofen have a bettwer view but I finf those at...
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Response from Danielle Bennett, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jul 27, 2021
Dear maurice350, It's always our absolute pleasure to welcome you back to The Montenotte Hotel. I really want to thank you for all of your feedback from your most recent stay and for spreading the word on your experience with us. Upon reopening we really tried extremely hard to implement new safety procedures without compromising on the luxury our return guests have come to expect and love about the hotel. So I am delighted to see your appreciation for this and also for the friendly and professional service delivered by all of the team. The final touches to our new rooftop bar The Glasshouse are now in operation so I look forward to welcoming you back to try it once it opens in the coming week. Thank you once again for always choosing The Montenotte Hotel and taking the time to share your experience. Kind Regards, Danielle Bennett Assistant Guest Relations Manager Guestrelations@themontenottehotel.com
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Parker1483 wrote a review Jan 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights last weekend as a group of 2 couples for my husbands birthday. Check in was easy and the receptionist was informative and made some suggestions of places to go.

We arrived late so decided to stay and eat in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and was decorated in a contemporary yet traditional style and menu although a tad on the expensive side had a wide choice.

Unfortunately the service lacked somewhat, we had to ask for the drinks menu twice and it took half an hour before we got to sip a glass of wine. We were told that there was only one copy of the drinks menu in the entire restaurant because they were in the process of changing it... Sorry but this is just ridiculous... At least photocopy it if you realise this is the last one!

When we had ordered the lovely waiter informed us that there wasn't enough for a full bottle and gave us a taster of 2 others. This was then followed by some confusion/language barrier when we asked for the difference of the 2 wines (5euro) to be waived as the one we orignally ordered was less expensive, this resulted in a female manager coming over to resolve. Whilst polite there was a lack of hospitality and customer service here, considering how long we were waiting and the let downs in service with the menu and the wine she refused to waive the difference stating that she couldn't amend the bill.

The food arrived and all dishes were lovely. We also ordered coffees and deserts, again one of the deserts wasn't available so we had to choose another-a simple communication breakdown between the kitchen and waiting staff but one which let the overall experience down.

To the managers credit she did then remove the cost of the desert and coffees from the bill which was appreciated however lesson's should be taken from this to improve customer experience and avoid this niggles in service.

The roof terrace is lovely and it's great that they have heaters and blankets so it can be enjoyed in the winter. Would love to return in the summer as it has a great view over Cork.

Didn't use the spa and pool as we were short on time however would like to if we return,although spa prices seemed expensive and I didn't see any discount offered for staying guests which is a bit of a shame.

Rooms were lovely and beds very comfy. Had a good sleep both nights although got a rude awakening when the fire alarm went off twice on the Sunday morning due to a fault. Luckily we didn't have to vacate but it did wake us up earlier than we would have liked. Management did drop a message through the door to explain it was a technical issue and apologised which was appreciated. The black out curtains were great and ensured a good sleep.

Breakfast was fantastic and there was lots to choose from including fruit, cereals, pastries, full English and fresh juices. Really nice although again a bit pricy in my opinion. Suggestion would be to include baked beans which seemed to be the only thing missing from the hot selection.

Overall we had a good stay and would probably stay here again, although would be tempted to look for a hotel in the city centre. Only little things let this experience down which is why we rated our stay as a 4 not a 5.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MontenotteAsstFOMgr, Assistant Front of House Manager at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Parker1483, Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review The Montenotte Hotel, and indeed for your feedback. We were disappointed that some aspects of your stay with us did not meet your expectations, and we apologise for these shortcomings, most of which seem to have been resolved during your stay. We do take all feedback, be it constructive or otherwise on board, as it is is so valuable to us, to help us provide the high level of service and product for which we are renowned for, so we greatly appreciate you bringing these to our attention. Thank you once again for sharing your experience, and I would ask if you are visiting us again, we would be only too delighted to welcome you back, and offer you a preferential rate. If you contact me directly on voshea@themontenottehotel.com, I will ensure you are looked after, as we would love the opportunity to restore your faith in us, and provide you with the WOW experience from start to finish, which we strive for here at the Montenotte. Warmest Regards Vourneen O'Shea Assistant Front of House Manager
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Ophelia wrote a review Jun 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
While there were many excellent parts of our stay at the Montenotte, the friendly staff and excellent food, we found that there were quite a few areas that let the hotel down. For a start we were not informed that the gardens were technically closed due to a massive building site in the middle of the hotel grounds. While we understand that the building work has to be done, we would have preferred to have been told that these works were being carried out. The main attraction of the Montenotte for us was the large gardens that overlooked the city that you could look out on. Having them closed off and building works going on instead was a huge let down that we would have preferred to have been notified of. Secondly we were given robes that were not disposable, they were reused robes that were clearly washed well past their due date as they were like sandpaper on the skin. The straps of my robe were ripped which was such a minor yet important detail that really let down the hotel. It’s small details like this that make the whole experience and when you pull out a ripped robe that feels like sandpaper it does not set a good image for the hotel. Thirdly, the TV in the room was placed in the corner so that it was not visible from the bed unless you literally hanged off the side. Again it’s these small details that make an experience. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful however there were certain things during our stay that just weren’t up to the perfection standard that the montenotte claims. There was dust around the room and the top of the radiator was bent out of shape, an easy thing to fix or replace. I would not return to this hotel given its price compared to the services and amenities provided.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Danielle Bennett, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Jun 26, 2021
Dear 6615ghtp, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Montenotte Hotel. I’m delighted to see that you enjoyed certain aspects of your stay such food and service provided by the staff. However, I did want to touch base with you and apologies for the short-comings you did encounter during your stay. With regards to our Victorian Gardens, they are indeed open for guest of the hotel to visit during their stay. We did have to arrange an alternative entrance for this as we are currently in the process of building g a new rooftop bar to further enhance guest experience. I am sorry that this was not made clear to your during your stay. I will be sure to speak with the Front of House Team and ensure that they pass this knowledge on to our residents to avoid future incidents. I was surprised to read your feedback regarding the bathrobes as we order the highest quality of bathrobe available. I have personally spoke to our supplier to relay this information and can only hope that this was an isolated incident. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention as any issues such as this must be monitored and resolved immediately and should we not know, we may not have addressed this. We have a lot of exciting plans scheduled over the next few months, with the addition of our new rooftop bar and many other projects which are due to take place and I would love for you to reconsider the possibility of returning to the hotel at some point in the future for your too see this first hand. Should you ever wish to return, I would love for you to contact me directly and I will personally oversee your reservation and ensure we go about making up for the shortcomings you did encounter. Kind Regards Danielle Bennett Assistant Guest Relations Manager Guestrelations@themontenottehotel.com
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DrG29 wrote a review Apr 2022
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed as a family (two children 5&7) for a short break. The hotel is about 15mins drive from the airport and only about 20mins gentle walk down hill into the city centre. There is ample free parking and we had a lovely 2 bedroom apartment which was well equipped with washer drier, 2 bathrooms, well equipped kitchen (enough to cook up a full Sunday roast!)/ large sitting room with digital tv you could log in to Netflix etc. (remember to logout after as our predecessors hadn’t)

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with large windows on to the terrace, overlooking the city and river. The terrace has heaters and was lovely for cocktails or a post breakfast coffee. There are also gardens below with steps to a fountain and interesting areas and sculptures to explore.

The food is superb- breakfast is a lovely buffet with a la carte options too. The restaurant has a childrens menu and a very good ‘adult’ menu with steaks and more interesting other options such as duck and monk fish.

Most importantly the staff are delightful. Dagmara remembered my tea preference each morning, one the of the lovely waiters helped our 5year old get some apple juice and then walked behind him wiping up the drips as he tried to carry it back to the table! Vorneen on reception very kindly gave us recommendations for outings and eateries and printed out some tourist info and then delivered it to our room.

The only tiny negative is the pool is a bit chilly for families as it’s more of a ‘swimmers’ pool and of course the boys were too young to be allowed to warm up in the jacuzzi.

Would definitely stay again and whole heartedly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Danielle Bennett, Guest Services / Front Office at The Montenotte Hotel
Responded Apr 8, 2022
Dear DrG29, Thank you ever so much for your wonderfully detailed review of your recent stay. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable experience and found the accommodation perfectly equipped for your family break away. Your appreciation of our beautiful grounds and facilities is a pleasure to read and I can't thank you enough for sharing your fantastic review and recommending us to the TripAdvisor community. I speak on behalf of the entire Montenotte team in looking forward to welcoming you all back to stay again very soon. Thank you once again, Danielle Bennett Guest Relations Manager Guestrelations@themontenottehotel.com
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Babydeer asked a question Oct 2023
229 contributions25 helpful votes
Hi is the car park enough to accommodate guests
Answer from stsk1
Boulder, Colorado5 contributions16 helpful votes
We never had a problem with parking the week we stayed there.
Answer from Fiona C
1 contribution
Montenotte Hotel is directly uphill from the bus / train station... definitely walkable for the able-bodied, or a short taxi trip.
DontASk33 asked a question Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
Hi the cinema sounds a fab touch but do you have in room movies?
Answer from bb0wler
Cork, Ireland
Hi DontASk33, Many thanks for your question and your interest in The Montenotte. We don’t have an in room movie system however we do have over 30 Tv Channels available via our in room TV’s. We also have very fast Free Wifi throughout the hotel so platforms such as Netflix work seamlessly and of course there is also the option of our in house Cinema. I hope this helps, please let me know if we can be of any further assistance. Warm regards, Brian. Brian Bowler General Manager
Heather - Barlborough asked a question Oct 2018
Chesterfield, United Kingdom34 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi can we bring a small dog?
Answer from hol4U
County Cork, Ireland133 contributions81 helpful votes
I do not think so. I have never seen an animal in the public areas and when I stay to be hinest because of allergies I always ask if a room is both pet and smoke free.Sorry
Answer from sseymour2018
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
I have no idea, i only stay mid-week
Croggie wrote a tip Jul 12
Wales83 contributions59 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is parking but it is used by restaurant diners, spa etc visitors so is often difficult for residents to find a space."
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Margit O wrote a tip Jul 11
Cork, Ireland44 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your time in the gardens and go to the cinema "
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im_peanuts wrote a tip Jun 2024
Ottawa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 2 ways to reach the hotel, be careful not to take the narrow road up."
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KarenB wrote a tip Jun 2024
San Jose, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You may need a car or driver to get around. We walked but it’s hilly."
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Catherine M wrote a tip Jun 2024
Dublin, Ireland54 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Hotel is beautifully situated on hill overlooking and very close to the city. However, the steep hills up are challenging. "
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PRICE RANGE
C$319 - C$402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Montenotte Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Shelbourne Bar Cork (1.2 km), The Marina Market (0.7 km), and Military Museum Collins Barracks (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Montenotte Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tara's Tea Room, Isaac's Restaurant, and Greenes Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Montenotte Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Montenotte Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Montenotte Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Montenotte Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cork City Gaol (3.3 km), Old Cork Waterworks Experience (4.1 km), and Carrigadrohid Castle (2.4 km).
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