Ah Christmas time- is it really all mistletoe and wine and chestnuts roasting on an open fire? We think not! In the midst of all this festive cheer (or madness), one would be forgiven for just wanting to throw the unwanted pair of Christmas socks at Auntie Jane and run off for some tender loving care. Let’s be real: Christmas can be exhausting. There’s the stress of finding the perfect gift for people we only see once a year, not to mention trying to fit a real life Christmas tree into our too-small a living room plus there’s the added burden of trying to manage children released from school high from endlessly sugary treats. Who said any of this would be easy? All we can say is that it’s amazing how even a night away can completely transform one’s perspective, leaving one feeling rested, recharged and ready to take on the world and maybe even some unwanted Christmas visitors too. We see it here at our boutique hotel: guests arrive feeling frazzled from the day-to-day grind only to leave a completely new person. Could it be our inviting deluxe rooms or the luxury of our newly refurbished superior rooms (with Netflix too)? Or the culinary delights of our multiple award-winning Greenes Restaurant beside Cork City’s only waterfall? Cask Bar like to think it’s their ever-changing seasonal cocktail menu. They are Ireland’s number one cocktail bar after all. Whatever the reason, giving yourself the time and space to unwind is always a great idea. And don’t worry- none of this has to be difficult. Allow us to explain the many benefits of booking direct with us.
1. Better rates:
Direct bookings are notorious for being cheaper than going through a third-party website where commission is charged. It is often the guest that foots this commission. By booking direct, you are guaranteed the best available rate at the time of booking.
2. Book now- pay later:
Want to book but all that Christmas shopping has taken its toll on your credit card? Fear not- regardless of whether you book over the phone, by email or on our website- no payment is required until you arrive.
3. Flexible cancellation policy:
We live in uncertain times. For almost two years now, we make plans never quite sure if they are going to see the light of day. Our flexible cancellation policy allows free cancellation up to 4pm the day before your arrival for that extra peace of mind.
4. Guest Loyalty Club:
By booking direct, you have access to our guest loyalty club enabling you to collect points as you stay. These points can be redeemed for future stays with us or any of our other Prem Properties scattered around Ireland, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. They can also be redeemed for Amazon Gift-cards, PerfectCard and one-for-all vouchers. That’s next Christmas’ presents sorted.
5. Personalised customer service:
Need to change dates or add an extra person to your booking? How about arranging an early check-in or surprising your partner with a bottle of prosecco in the room before dinner at our award-winning Greenes Restaurant? Booking direct gives you the power to make changes easily and swiftly to your booking. Our team are available 24 hours a day and all work in the actual property as opposed to a call centre in another country. You can simply drop us an email or give us a call and we can help you with all your enquiries/alterations.
6. Shandon Sweets:
Of course, if all of that weren’t a big enough incentive to you- prepare to be charmed by a free jar of traditional homemade sweets from Ireland’s oldest sweet shop- Shandon Sweetswhen you arrive. Who says kids are the only ones who need a sugar rush?