County Cork Hotels

Ambassador Hotel

  • Military Hill, St. Luke's Map It
  • City Center North
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Strong local atmosphere
  • Amazing views

Cons

  • Steep hike up from city

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

An imposing redbrick and cut-limestone Victorian-era nursing home is now a comfortable hotel, which might not be the fanciest or hippest in Cork, but it has the most character and the best view, encompassing the city and surrounding hills. In an area made famous by Frank O'Connor's short stories (now favored by style-conscious academics and bohos), it has massive guest rooms with large bathrooms and small sitting areas furnished with antiques, and color-coordinated wallpaper and drapes. The higher you go, the better the view, and some rooms even have a splendid balcony. The gastropub-style restaurant, McGettigan's, is a cheerful spot with an all-day menu, and daily specials on the blackboard, and large bay windows overlooking the city. There is a quieter, book-filled corner away from the windows, and a separate lounge bar.

Hotel Information

Address:

Military Hill, St. Luke's, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

Map It

Phone:

021-453–9000

Hotel Details:

  • 70 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/11/2015

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