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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 (231 reviews)

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

£98
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 (332 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 …

£69
Jurys Inn Cork
Jurys Inn Cork

Andersons Quay, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (851 reviews)

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

£58
Clayton Hotel & Health Club Cork City
Clayton Hotel & Health Club Cork City

Lapps Quay, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (695 reviews)

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

£93
Commodore Hotel
Commodore Hotel

Westbourne Place, Cobh

2.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (211 reviews)

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

£46
The River Lee Hotel
The River Lee Hotel

Western Road, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (982 reviews)

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

£94
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

Tivoli, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (513 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. …

£70
Rochestown Park Hotel
Rochestown Park Hotel

Rochestown Road, Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (387 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 …

£62
Robin Hill House
Robin Hill House

Lake Road, Rushbrooke, Cobh W8P-11-FD8

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cobh Museum, Cobh Heritage Centre, and Queenstown …

£81
Vienna Woods Hotel
Vienna Woods Hotel

Glanmire, Co Cork., Cork 00000

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (141 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 …

£65
Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel
Travelodge Cork Airport Hotel

Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (284 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 Sain …

£52
Hotel Isaacs Cork
Hotel Isaacs Cork

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (638 reviews)

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

£60
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel

South Mall A, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (465 reviews)

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

£94
Belvedere Lodge - B&B
Belvedere Lodge - B&B

Tivoli Lower Glanmire Road, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (399 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 …

£52
WatersEdge Hotel
WatersEdge Hotel

Yacht Club Quay, Cobh

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (70 reviews)

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

£58
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites
Bella Vista Hotel & Self Catering Suites

Bishop's Road, Spy Hill, Cobh

2.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (66 reviews)

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

£58
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 (741 reviews)

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

£73
The Metropole Hotel
The Metropole Hotel

MacCurtain Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (574 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 …

£62
Maldron Hotel Cork
Maldron Hotel Cork

John Redmond Street, Cork

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (609 reviews)

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

£69
The Maryborough Hotel and Spa
The Maryborough Hotel and Spa

Maryborough Hill, Douglas

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (100 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 (4. …

£136
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 (227 reviews)

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

£60
The Cork International Hotel
The Cork International Hotel

Cork Airport Business Park, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (723 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Will and Away and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Frankfield Golf Club. …

£84
Midleton Park Hotel
Midleton Park Hotel

Old Cork Road, Midleton 00000

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (160 reviews)

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

£54
Hayfield Manor
Hayfield Manor

Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork

5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (315 reviews)

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

£169
Lancaster Lodge
Lancaster Lodge

Lancaster Quay, Western Rd, Cork

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (370 reviews)

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

£68
Ashley Hotel
Ashley Hotel

Coburg Street, Cork T23 X9AK

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

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

£65
Dunraven Arms Hotel
Dunraven Arms Hotel

Main Street, Adare

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (269 reviews)

This family-friendly Adare hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Trinitarian Abbey and Adare Augustinian Friary. Adare Gol …

£95
Bunratty Castle Hotel
Bunratty Castle Hotel

Bunratty, Bunratty

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (935 reviews)

This family-friendly Bunratty hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Talbot Collection of Farm …

£70
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 (982 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 Skycour …

£55
Great National Commons Inn Hotel
Great National Commons Inn Hotel

New Mallow Road, Cork T23 PY53

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (118 reviews)

This family-friendly Cork hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of St. Anne's Shandon Church and Bells of Shandon. Cork City Hall and …

£47
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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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