Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Isaacs Cork

48 MacCurtain St., Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

A stylish renovation transformed an old, city-center warehouse into a contemporary boutique hotel, which is accessed via a cobblestone arch and includes original features like exposed stone walls as well as a courtyard patio with a waterfall. Guest rooms vary greatly in shape and size; the most coveted ones overlook the restaurant's tiny courtyard patio, with a waterfall cascading down one side. Rooms were updated in 2016 so bathrooms are modern and spaces are well maintained. Corporate rooms provide good work space, while 11 apartments are available for longer stays. Decoration is unfussy, with muted earth colors, black leatherette reclining chairs, and plain cream walls. Double-glazed windows on the street side guard against traffic noise. The restaurant, Greenes, is renowned for its superb cuisine: hotel guests get a 15% discount.

PROS

  • convenient location
  • courtyard dining
  • historic hotel

CONS

  • heavy through-traffic outside
  • parking is not on-site
  • breakfast not included

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business
Casual
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-450–0011

HOTEL DETAILS

47 rooms, 11 apartments
Rate Includes: No meals

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