Christmas has come and gone and we're bracing ourselves for the almighty task of taking down our decorations and facing into (what many deem) the dreariest month of the year. It does not have to be all doom and gloom though. In fact, January is one of our busiest months of the year for bookings. After all, they do say the best way to get over a holiday is to book another. Or maybe that’s just what we want to believe!  With this in mind, we have put together some of the top reasons why Hotel Isaacs and Cork should feature on any trip to Ireland.

City-centre boutique hotel

Locals call us “an oasis of calm” in the heart of Ireland’s second city. With a mixture of classic and deluxe bedrooms on offer as well as our newly refurbished, self-catering apartments, we are the ideal home away from home for your Ireland adventure. With Cork Airport just 8km away and our city bus and train stations a mere 10 minutes’ walk, say goodbye to stressful travel itineraries and check-in to ease, comfort and convenience.

Greenes Restaurant

Think hotel restaurant equals poor quality food? Think again! Our very own Greenes Restaurant, not only boasts an astonishing list of awards (Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Ireland no less) but lays claim to Cork City’s only waterfall. Afternoon prosecco by the waterfall - Who needs the South of France? Did I mention that all our residents receive a 15% food discount?


Ireland is not known for its great weather. However, we have mastered the art of great adaptability and nowhere is this more apparent than at our captivating cocktail bar, Cask. Serving food till 10pm daily, prepare to be vowed by their award-winning mixologists (recipients of Best Cocktail Bar in Ireland three years running) or take the party outside under our heated canopy. Fun guaranteed regardless of the weather!
Cork City Gaol

City sights

Being in the heart of the action, choose from an endless selection of sites. Indulge in a feast for the senses at one of Europe’s oldest food markets at the English Market, be inspired by an exhibition at the ever-changing Crawford Art Gallery, marvel at the beauty of University College Cork, feel the terror at Cork City Gaol, enjoy a romantic stroll along Cork’s many waterways, take in a show at the Everyman Palace Theatre or why not gain some perspective by seeing it all from a 360 panorama atop the Shandon Bell Tower?
Kinsale Harbour Cork

County Delight

City life left you jaded? Yearning for some peace and quiet? Perhaps some time by the sea? We have you covered. Climb the winding stairway and be rewarded with the gift of eloquence at nearby Blarney Castle. If maritime history is more your thing, Cobh will whet your appetite, being the last port of call for the doomed Titanic as well as the point of embarkation for 2.5 million Irish people. For those culinary curious, the charming fishing town of Kinsale will reward you with picturesque harbour views and some of Ireland’s finest restaurants, The Jameson Experience in Midleton washes it all down nicely.

Have we mentioned the beauty of West Cork? We are the gateway to Ireland’s 2500 coastal driving route: the Wild Atlantic Way.

Excited yet? Get booking and make Hotel Isaacs Cork a New Year’s resolution you won’t forget!

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About The Author

Colette is a hotel receptionist working at Hotel Isaacs Cork. Her favourite part of the job is meeting the many guests coming from all corners of the globe and sharing with them all the wonders that Cork City and County has to offer. One of her great passions is travelling and exploring new places especially museums, galleries and castles. "One of the things I feel very strongly about is how so many people in Ireland are completely unaware of some of the hidden treasures right on their door-steps. When people go abroad, they push themselves to see all the cultural delights on offer but too often, they have no idea how great what is right in front of them, readily available every day is. I came to Cork as a student in 2008 and I too limited myself and didn't push myself to explore. It took a friend to take me off and show me how truly amazing this city and county is and this is what I want to share with my guests and readers.

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