Clarion Hotel Cork


  • Funky
  • High-luxe rooms
  • Great value


  • Limited parking
  • Neighborhood quiet after dark
  • Some rooms overlook internal atrium/staircase

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Occupying a corner block beside the River Lee, the Clarion is a pioneer of Cork's docklands development—as you enter you'll spot black-clad receptionists standing behind simple wooden desks at the far end of the vast, marble-floor lobby, the first indication that this place aspires to boutique-hotel chic. It's kitty-corner across the river from City Hall, and a short walk from the shopping district. Rooms are built around a central, top-lighted atrium, and have views either of the river or the hotel's swanky main staircase. The stark and hard-edged rooms have stylish pale-wood trim complemented by curtains and flooring in a khaki-olive color scheme. Kudos bar—a popular after-work watering hole, and the hotel's main restaurant—spills out onto a riverside walkway and serves Asian food from an open wok station (along with some European dishes) until 8 pm nightly. The Atrium Lounge is a quieter space with a daytime menu of light dishes.

Hotel Information


Lapp's Quay, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • 196 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 01/10/2017


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