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 reas...


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: