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Garnish House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a friendly welcome
  • a genuine Irish experience

    Cons

  • seriously unhip
  • located on a busy main road
  • rooms book up well in advance

Garnish House Review

A pair of large Victorian town houses near the university are run by owner-manager Johanna Lucey, who will be offering you tea and homemade chocolate cake before you have even crossed the threshold of her home—the kind of old-fashioned hospitality that is fast disappearing in modern Ireland. A short walk from the town center, Hansi (to her friends) offers impeccably clean, well-aired rooms with net curtains, a homey assortment of furniture, well-dressed beds, and fresh fruit and flowers. The annex (the second house) is more contemporary, with light wood, original Irish art, and leather sofas in the lounge. For longer stays, self-catering suites are available. Breakfast is a highlight: porridge comes smothered in fresh cream, honey, and either Irish whiskey or Bailey's Cream liqueur, while vegetarian rissoles and light-as-a-feather omelets offer a change from the ubiquitous "fry."

    Contact Information

  • Address: Western Rd., Washington Village, Cork City, Co. Cork | Map It
  • Phone: 021/427–5111
  • Website:
  • Location: Cork City

    Hotel Details

  • 21 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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