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Fota Island Hotel & Spa
Fota Island Hotel & Spa

Fota Island, Fota

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (192 reviews)

This family-friendly Fota hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Barryscourt Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, and Fota House Arboretum and …

£97
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

Ditchley House Little Island, Cork CORK

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (312 reviews)

Located in Cork, this family-friendly hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Dunkathel House, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fota Wildlife …

£77
Jurys Inn Cork
Jurys Inn Cork

Andersons Quay, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (812 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Custom House and Cork City Hall. Bells of …

£80
Clarion Hotel Cork
Clarion Hotel Cork

Lapps Quay, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (676 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Custom House, Cork City Hall, and Bells of Shandon. St …

£104
Commodore Hotel
Commodore Hotel

Westbourne Place, Cobh

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (191 reviews)

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is steps from Titanic Trail, Titanic Experience Cobh, and Sirius Arts Centre …

£60
The River Lee Hotel
The River Lee Hotel

Western Road, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (905 reviews)

Located on the banks of the River Lee, this Cork hotel is near St Fin Barre's Cathedral, the English Market, and University …

£125
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Tivoli, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (488 reviews)

This family-friendly Cork hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Holy Family Church, Cork City Hall and St …

£62
Rochestown Park Hotel
Rochestown Park Hotel

Rochestown Road, Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (358 reviews)

Situated in Douglas, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Douglas Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cork City Hall and …

£84
Vienna Woods Hotel
Vienna Woods Hotel

Glanmire, Co Cork., Cork 00000

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Dunkathel House and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cork City Hall and …

£68
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel

South Mall A, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (436 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Crane Lane Theatre and Cork City Hall. Saint Fin …

£104
Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel
Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel

Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (263 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Musgrave Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cork City Hall and …

£55
Hotel Isaacs Cork
Hotel Isaacs Cork

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (614 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork City Hall, and Bells of …

£81
Belvedere Lodge - B&B
Belvedere Lodge - B&B

Tivoli Lower Glanmire Road, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (366 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Holy Family Church, Cork City Hall, and Bells of Shandon. St. Anne's …

£63
WatersEdge Hotel
WatersEdge Hotel

Yacht Club Quay, Cobh

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (63 reviews)

This family-friendly Cobh hotel is located by the sea, steps from Annie Moore Statue, Titanic Trail, and Cobh Heritage …

£101
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

Bishop's Road, Spy Hill, Cobh

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (60 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cobh, this hotel is steps from Titanic Trail, Lusitania Memorial, and Sirius Arts Centre. Cobh Museum …

£76
The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel

MacCurtain Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (520 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Everyman Palace Theatre and Cork City Hall. Bells of …

£74
Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork

Military Hill, Saint Lukes Cross, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (712 reviews)

Atop Military Hill overlooking the city in the historic area of St. Luke’s, this newly renovated Cork hotel is within 0.6 …

£92
Maldron Hotel Cork
Maldron Hotel Cork

John Redmond Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (576 reviews)

This family-friendly Cork hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Firkin Crane, Bells of Shandon, and St …

£81
The Maryborough Hotel and Spa
The Maryborough Hotel and Spa

Maryborough Hill, Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (92 reviews)

This family-friendly Douglas hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Douglas Golf Club and Pairc Ui Rinn. Cork City Hall is 2.8 mi …

£130
Carrigaline Court Hotel and Leisure Center
Carrigaline Court Hotel and Leisure Center

Carrigaline, Carrigaline

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (199 reviews)

This family-friendly Carrigaline hotel is located near the airport, 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hitchmough's Equestrian Centre, and …

£84
The Cork International Hotel
The Cork International Hotel

Cork Airport Business Park, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (669 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Frankfield Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of University …

£86
Hayfield Manor
Hayfield Manor

Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (296 reviews)

This hotel is in Cork, 350 meters from University College Cork, 600 meters from the Glucksman Gallery, 750 meters from St …

£181
Midleton Park Hotel
Midleton Park Hotel

Old Cork Road, Midleton 00000

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (139 reviews)

This family-friendly Midleton hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jameson Experience and Water Rock Golf Course. Fota Wildlife …

£83
Lancaster Lodge
Lancaster Lodge

Lancaster Quay, Western Rd, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (361 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Granary Theatre and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral …

£86
The Windsor Hotel
The Windsor Hotel

54/55 McCurtain Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
2.2 out of 5 (194 reviews)

Situated in Cork, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Everyman Palace Theatre and Cork City Hall. Bells of Shandon and St …

£43
Ashley Hotel
Ashley Hotel

Coburg Street, Cork

2.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (51 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cork Arts Theatre, Bells of Shandon, and St. Anne's …

£90
Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport
Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport

Shannon, Country Clare, Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (912 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Shannon Golf Club and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from …

£76
The Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel

Henry Street, Limerick 99999

5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (375 reviews)

Located in the heart of Limerick, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O'Connell Street and St. Mary's Cathedral …

£103
Gabriel House - Guest House
Gabriel House - Guest House

Summerhill North, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (311 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Holy Family Church and Cork City Hall. Bells …

£91
Garnish House Guesthouse
Garnish House Guesthouse

Western Road, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (402 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cork, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Donovan's Bridge and University College Cork …

£67
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Pocket Guide: Fota

Interested in visiting Ireland’s only wildlife park? Why of course you are, so make a booking for a hotel on Fota Island. Covering some 780 acres, Fota is supremely accessible from nearby Cork - only a 15-minute direct drive from the airport and seven miles by road from Cork itself, it can also be reached by both train and ferry. Accommodation on Fota or in the vicinity is suitable especially for families, since children will love visiting the wildlife park; golfers (there are three championship courses within a few miles) and anyone looking for a spot of pampering, as numerous prestigious hotels and guesthouses with well-appointed spa facilities and first-class restaurants dot the area.

Fota is deservedly one of the Top 10 visitor attractions in Ireland. There are dozens of animal species here, several rare or endangered, that have adapted to the changeable Irish climate. Many of them wander freely around the park’s extensive grounds, although not the cheetahs or Sumatran tigers, thankfully. Kids will adore meeting the monkeys, meerkats, penguins, kangaroos and lemurs, while adults may get a thrill from watching cheetahs pursue their meals.

Fota is ideal for family outings or longer holidays. Beyond the park, the other main draw to the island is the historic Fota House. Formerly a simple hunting lodge, it was later converted into a stunning 70-room regency mansion by Sir Richard Morrison and his son Vetruvius, two of Ireland’s most distinguished architects. Guided tours of the house run from April to the end of October, where you can see what is surely one of the foremost collections of 18th and 19th century art and furniture in the country, as well as the beautifully crafted and preserved period details of the building itself. An on-site cafe has outdoor seating for sunny days and sells sumptuous homemade cakes!

On a warm day, nothing can beat taking a peaceful stroll through Fota Gardens. An arboretum contains parkland, an orangery, walled gardens, and a truly impressive collection of plants and trees. There is also a colourful rose collection, a sunken Italian garden and a classical summerhouse to enjoy.

Naturally, being so close to Cork, anyone staying on Fota itself or in the many surrounding hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts is within reach of the city’s marvellous museums, galleries, restaurants and shops, not to mention the appealing countryside of County Cork, which is easily explored via a network of hiking and cycling trails. Must-visit attractions such as Cork City Gaol, Blarney Castle and the Titanic Exhibition in Cobh are only a short drive from Fota.

Book your Fota hotel through Expedia and you can take advantage of the best available rates, not to mention a series of verified and trustworthy reviews of each hotel from previous guests. Whatever your requirements for a holiday on Fota, be it a family-friendly hotel, a guesthouse that is happy to accommodate golfers or anyone interested in adventure sports or blissful isolation in a cosy bed and breakfast for a romantic couples’ retreat, you will find inspiration here.

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