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There are masses of high quality hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to choose from in the close vicinity of Cork Airport. And given that it’s only a few miles from Cork city centre, this represents an excellent area to base yourself in for the duration of your stay. Hotels near Cork Airport range from deluxe five star accommodation in beautiful converted manor houses to slick, modern enterprises based within minutes of the terminal and providing convenient access to some of the Cork area’s superb golf courses. If you would prefer a large hotel with all the amenities you could possibly conceive of, you’ll find it within our superior collection, and the same is true if you want a smaller, more cosy hotel that offers traditional Irish hospitality. When considering your requirements and budget, do remember to make use of our verified reviews, so you can be certain you’ve found the perfect place for your holiday in Cork.
In terms of what you can see in the area surrounding Cork Airport, you won’t be disappointed. While many airports are located far from a city’s attractions, nothing could be further from the truth in Cork. You’re less than 10 miles from city centre, so if you want to get in and make the most of Cork’s booming culinary, retail and entertainment establishments then it’s easily done. Of course, the second city of Ireland has much to offer the visitor in search of culture too - the Crawford Art Gallery, the Shandon Bells and the Cork Butter Museum (more interesting than it sounds) are similarly within a few minutes’ drive.
While out and about, be sure to stop by the small town of Blarney on your way. Medieval Blarney Castle is home to the legendary Blarney Stone, said to give eloquence, or “the gift of the gab”, to anyone who kisses it. The only problem is you need to be hung upside down over a steep ledge to get your lips within puckering distance of the stone, so visit with someone you trust! Blarney Castle also has an interesting, if slightly sinister, Poison Garden, with plants including opium, ricin and wolfsbane on display. Just down the road, Blarney Woollen Mills is a must-visit for tourists in search of a souvenir Aran sweater. With their origins in the fishing industry, several patterns have nautical significance, for instance the basket weave carries a message of hopes for a good catch.
Stay in Cork Airport hotels, then, and the city and its delightful environs is at your fingertips. Many of the hotels and guesthouses in these parts featured by Expedia will be happy to provide airport shuttles should they be required, and if you want a wake-up call, 24-hour concierge services can be relied upon. Convenience and quality go hand in hand here, and as if that weren’t enough, you can be assured of great value also, as when you book a hotel through Expedia you’re getting the best rates, guaranteed. Give the stone a kiss from us.