Staff was pleasant, helpful and informative. Keys need to be left at reception but this isn't a big problem. Room was spacious (for one) and had a large bathtub which was great to relax in after a long month of travels!
ashley from montreal
Ashley Hotel is a family-run budget hotel in Cork, Ireland and it makes the ideal choice for all those staying in town on …More
We just came back from a 3 night stay at The Maldron Hotel & Leisure Centre in Cork city.
The family room was very spacious, modern & clean. The swimming pool & steam/sauna room were an added bonus given the inclement weather. The hotel is ideally located close to the city centre & Shandon.
Classic old hotel that is well maintained. Very nice staff. Only complaint is that twice the desk person was a new hire that had minimal knowledge of the town and had to refer me down the street and around the corner for info. It would be nice if the hotel wouldn't place a person on the desk until they've had sufficient training to answer common questions. The rooms are very clean and while a bit small, still nice. Overall great experience.
This is a lovely hotel which is well positioned for the local buses and trains. The staff, without exception, were very friendly and always helpful.
I recommend the Oysters restaurant in the hotel. Very well priced and to quote my wife, "the best meal she has had out for ages!"
Regarding the local transport, don't be tempted to hire a car as the local buses and trains take you cheaply to the local beauty spots of Blarney castle, Kinsale and Cobh, to mention a few.
We also took a coach tour recommended by the Tourist Office to Mizen Head. Brilliant, not to be missed.
Local food? Try the Market Lane, Oliver Plunkett and the Chinese Panda Mamma all to be recommended
Traditional Irish Music? - The Oliver Plunkett or the Sin E good ale and great atmosphere
Enjoy your trip and do go to the Tourist office at the bottom of the Oliver Plunkett Street
Plenty of car parking, excellent bedroom and dining room, very good food. The reception employee gave us very useful information about the town and took time to explain the variety of places to visit for different requirements. In general, a very pleasant stay and a hotel we would recommend to anyone.
Gorgeous hotel, bright and luxurious. Beds were especially comfortable. Impeccably clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Lovely swimming pool with steam room etc. Very central location. Nicest hotel i have stayed in.