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County Cork Hotels

Garnish House

  • Western Rd. Map It
  • Washington Village
  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Friendly welcome
  • Genuine Irish experience
  • Short walk from town center

Cons

  • Seriously unhip
  • On a busy road
  • Rooms book up well in advance

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

At this pair of large Victorian townhouses near the university owner-manager Johanna Lucey will be offering you tea and homemade cake before you have even crossed the threshold—the kind of old-fashioned hospitality that's fast disappearing in modern Ireland. Rooms are impeccably clean, with a homey assortment of furniture 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 (oatmeal) comes smothered in fresh cream, honey, and either Irish whiskey or Bailey's Cream liqueur, while eggs benedict with smoked salmon and light-as-a-feather omelets offer a change from the ubiquitous "fry."

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Hotel Information

Address:

Western Rd., Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

Map It

Phone:

021-427–5111

Website: www.garnish.ie

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 21 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2014

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