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St. leonards on sea
Reviewed 5 December 2012

I was literally starving for a good breakfast when I came Garnish House two days ago and what a feast it has been. Check out the menu http://www.garnish.ie/breakfast They cannot do enough to accommodate me, no request is too small even to getting a lovely cake recipe. The afternoon welcome tea was on offer upon checking in which came with...

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank YOU for choosing Garnish House and for this lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the opportunity to experience our welcoming afternoon tea and our famous breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back to Garnish House and to Cork in the near future. Best wishes, Johanna Lucey Owner, Garnish House

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 4 December 2012

To be certain, the room rate is a bargain. The room was small, but clean. Heat comes on at 5 p.m. WiFi is free, but intermittent. Places that cannot figure out wifi have about another five years left in this century. Just saying. By the by - finding this place can be a struggle. What is not mentioned on the...

2Thank Ed R
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Hands down the best breakfast in Ireland! An amazing quantity and quality! I would stay there again just for the scones. This was the nicest room that we stayed in while visiting Ireland- a king-sized bed, a rare luxury. Clean and modern. The hostess was so welcoming and friendly, just perfect. Would stay here again and again.

1Thank OKRN
Reviewed 30 November 2012

We booked a family room for 1 night. It was by far the smallest room of the other places we stayed while in Ireland. The full size bed for my husband and I couldn't even fit the 2 standard pillows. Our room was located down the street from the main house, involving crossing a street. The person who greeted us,...

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Garnish House but thank you for choosing us and for sharing your thoughts with your fellow travellers. Garnish House is pleased to offer our guest a number of different room types and in some cases, matching our guests' requests to our available rooms requires allocating them...

Kent (Garden of England)
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We booked a superior room for one night in October- it was quite large and had a large bed but beyond that nothing exceptional with a smallish bathroom. The main thing here is the hospitality and the breakfast, both of which are exceptional. We would stay there again.

2Thank JWR_EG
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Greeted by Marcel who assisited with our luggage to a spotless room with a jacuzzi bath and a separate shower with toiletries within the en suite. We were given a family room for the two of us with 4 lovely windows overlooking the main road, but it was not noisy. Home made breads, scones,cakes,jam with tea was then served to...

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GarnishHouse, Owner at Garnish House, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of Garnish House and for choosing us as your home-from-home while you were here in Cork. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the famous Garnish breakfast and your compliments have been passed onto our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back to Garnish in the future -- your scones are in...

Woodbridge, Virginia
Reviewed 18 November 2012

My husband and I stayed at Garnish House for two nights in November 2012. We did a week long trip in Ireland and split our time between Dublin, Cork and Galway. All of our accommodations on our trip included breakfast, but by far the best breakfasts we had were at Garnish House. The room was standard by European standards -...

2Thank thelostmeggie
Reviewed 16 November 2012

The hotel was well located, quite near the centre of Cork and close to the university, a fast-food restaurant and local pubs. The room and the bathroom were excellent and the staff and service were very good indeed. The beds were very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would very happily stay there again. Cork is a remarkably...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We have been staying at Garnish House, at the end of October for the Cork Jazz Festival, for the past 7 years. The welcome has always been amazingly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Yes it is a little expensive but, in our view, worth it. The breakfast is phenomenal – the best I have had anywhere, including Ireland....

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Garnish House is the LP pick for Cork (at least in the 2010 version we had) and it didn’t disappoint. It’s in a nice looking townhouse on one of the main streets from town center (an easy 10-15 min walk) next to a few other B&Bs. We parked right in front although there seemed to be more in the back....

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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 

Additional Information about Garnish House

Address: Garnish House Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Price Range: $110 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garnish House 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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