Where has the year gone?  One moment, we were talking New Year’s Resolutions and the next; we are dusting off the tinsel in preparation for Christmas.  Here at Hotel Isaacs, Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year.  Whether it’s our cosy fire at reception adorned with our glittering Christmas wreath, our splendidly lit courtyard complete with our giant Christmas tree by Cork City’s only waterfall or all the festive treats on offer in Greenes Restaurant and Cask...


Sometimes, it’s hard not to feel a little glum at this time of year.  The kids are back in school (although perhaps that’s a good thing), the nights are getting longer and we have already “survived” our first storm of the season.  However, it’s not all doom and gloom and what better way to beat the post-summer blues than with a mini break to Ireland’s second city of Cork and of course, a stay in our boutique hotel featuring an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar. With every...


“All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry” or so G.K. Chesterton says. One of the many questions we get asked at Hotel Isaacs is if there are any colloquialisms that are typical of the Cork region that visitors should be aware of.  With this question in mind, we have put our creative heads together to create an insider’s guide to some of Cork’s best slang with the English translations beside it.  As you explore our great city, have a listen out for some of the follo...


Coming to Cork City but only have a day to see it all?  What to see?  What to do?  A somewhat challenging question given the wide variety of great attractions that all lie within easy walking distance of our boutique Cork City hotel but nonetheless, a question that we are frequently asked at the Hotel Isaacs reception desk.  With this in mind, we have put together our perfect day in Cork City for you. Morning 8 am: 


 “Familiarity breeds contempt” or so Chaucer believed.  Personally, I would argue that familiarity leads to a lack of appreciation.  As we bask in these long summer days (well, attempt to bask when the weather cooperates), it is so easy to forget and take for granted the wide variety of things that are simply begging to be explored on our doorstep here in our little boutique hotel in the heart of Cork City.    We have therefore put together a list of some of the top t...