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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Wonderful welcome tea and scones. Lovely way to start a visit. Friendly staff. We stayed in the House next to the main house-- Willow Brook (?). It was lovely. Our room was two flights up, with a full sized bed, small private bathroom, and two sitting chairs. It was a tight fit for two people with a lot of luggage....

3Thank Dorothy K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at The Garnish Guesthouse over the weekend. The welcome was incredibly friendly and I was offered a complimentary tea and scones even though I arrived at 10.30pm. The room was very comfortable. Location is very convenient, being only a short walk from the centre of Cork. If I return to Cork again, I will definitely stay here.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night to save the long trip home over 2 days of College. Stayed before. Very welcoming staff and offer of tea and cakes on arrival. Room I had was small but comfortable and adequate for what I needed. And I had a great nights sleep. A handy place for quick access to Cork City and University College Cork...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had been traveling for over a week, and were tired to say the least. It was so nice to receive the warm greeting that we did when we arrived here. The were beyond friendly and had delicious tea, buttery scones and warm minced pies ready for us while we waited to get checked in. It didn't matter that we...

2Thank Julia D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My family and I stayed here on Christmas night when the entire country closes down for the day. We picked up "dinner" from a convenience store that was open. When we arrived the staff served us tea, scones, cake, etc to have with our food in front of a fire. It made our dinner nicer. The next morning we were...

3Thank airedaleluva
GarnishHouse, General Manager at Garnish House, responded to this review

Dear airedaleluva, Your wonderful review was an absolute delight to read, and I can’t express what a pleasure it is to know how much you enjoyed your stay especially during the Christmas period. Thank you very much indeed for your glowing recommendation of our guesthouse, it is very much appreciated. We work hard here at Garnish, so I am happy...

Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had a work party in the River Lee hotel on Western Road, so booked into Garnish for the night. It was a 3-minute walk to the hotel, location was just perfect! The room was lovely and comfortable, staff were friendly, and the breakfast was amazing, such a choice, the menu was endless, it was hard to decide what to...

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GarnishHouse, General Manager at Garnish House, responded to this review

Dear cheals, Thank so much for choosing to stay at Garnish House recently, and for taking the time to share your experience. I can’t express what a pleasure it was to read through your review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us. It’s such a pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed all...

Irvine, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Amazing staff! Super helpful and welcoming, comfortable beds, great shower, great location, fantastic breakfast huge selection (best breakfast in Ireland), tea in the afternoon when we checked in which was extremely welcoming. Located on busy street with parking which is a huge plus, wifi was fantastic, only downside was the house we were located in was across the street and...

2Thank 774staciea
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Was a great place to stay. All the staff were amazing and very accommodating to any special dietary requirements. Was met with tea and scones when I arrived at 9pm in the evening which set the tone for the whole week. I highly recommend staying here especially for the breakfast. There is enough food to feed you for the whole...

2Thank Joe F
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Arrived mid afternoon and were treated to tea/coffee with scones, bread, cakes etc, all home made. Absolutely lovely. Aoife met us as did Joanna and both made us feel very welcome indeed. The room was spotless, bright and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing. It would certainly set you up for the day. The menu for breakfast was great. If anything, there...

2Thank Breandan O
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was a fantastic place to stay with a very incredible breakfast! We only stayed one night but would have stayed more if we could - its a close walk into the town centre and still had parking out the front. The receptionists/hosts were lovely and very welcoming!

1Thank Grace M

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Enjoy our welcoming tea with home-made scones and cakes upon check-in and our by now famous gourmet breakfast, in Cork City premier guesthouse accommodation...GARNISH HOUSE... AA & RAC rated 4-star luxury guesthouse offering superb B&B accommodation in the heart of Cork. Located on the Western Road, Garnish House's neighbors include the picturesque campus of University College Cork, the tranquil riverside walks of Fitzgerald's Park and the historic Cork Gaol -- with a city's worth of exciting dining, entertaining and shopping options only ten minutes' walk away.The ideal base for exploring Cork City's historic attractions such as the English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and the Shandon area, Garnish also provides easy access to Blarney Castle, fishing and foodie heaven Kinsale and Cobh (pronounced 'cove'), home to the Titanic Experience and famously the last stop of the doomed liner. Guests of Garnish enjoy amenities such as 24-hour reception, ample parking, a wide variety of room types (including self-catering apartments and a 3 to 7-bedroom townhouses), complimentary WiFi & the very best of Irish B&B hospitality, starting with complimentary tea on arrival. ... more   less 

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Address: Garnish House Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Price Range: $109 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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