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Clarion Hotel Cork

The hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • funky
  • high-luxe rooms
  • great value

    Cons

  • limited parking
  • neighborhood quiet after dark
  • some rooms overlook internal atrium/staircase

Clarion Hotel Cork 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. Oysters Restaurant has a good reputation for seafood, while the less formal Kudos bar—a popular after-work watering hole—spills out onto a riverside walkway and serves Asian food from an open wok station until 8pm nightly.

    Hotel Details

  • 196 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-09-2014

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