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Military Hill, Saint Lukes Cross, Cork, Cork, Ireland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 395 reviews)

  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Location
    Great location
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast is average
  • Vibe
    Decent vibe
  • Amenities
    Bad amenities
  • Pool
    Bad pool
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A pleasing experience"
Well maintained vintage hotel. Staff was very welcoming, helpful and pleasant. Restaurant and bar was very comfortable and the food nicely prepared and presented.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 5, 2013
Tim
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"GREAT PEOPLE AND A GREAT PLACE TO STAY"
THE HOTEL IS CLOSE TO CENTRAL CUENCA..... THE CHIEF PATRICKAND SOME OF THE STAFF SPEAK VERY GOOD ENGLISH AND THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD.........I WILL BE BACK NEXT YR. PATRICK { SKILLEREEN, IRELAND }
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1 night trip May 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Price, Nice Hotel"
The hotel is very nice. Parking is included but breakfast is not. Has free WIFI but coverage is spotty. Location is great if you have a rental car but a bit of a walk from town.
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4 night trip with friends May 12, 2013
Chris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing value"
The price-to-quality ratio at this hotel was insane, by far the nicest place I've ever stayed at anywhere close to the price we paid. The location was a little outside the city center, but not a long walk, and as it's up atop a hill you get some nice views out over the city. We had a great time in Cork in general, found it to be a very nice town, but our opinion was based in no small part on the great value we got out of this wonderful hotel. The room might be the largest hotel room I've ever stayed in, with two large, comfortable beds and our own balcony. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we were able to leave our car in the parking lot for a few hours after we checked out while we explored the city a little more. Would definitely stay here again.
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1 night trip with friends Apr 18, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Don't stay here if you expect to get what you pay"
Shortly after arrive we were notified the internet had not worked for several weeks. In the description of the hotel FREE Wi-Fi is one of the room amenities. We had book several weeks earlier so they could and should have made it clear this was not available. The manager and reception clerk could not have been less interested about the work complications this had caused for both me and my wife. Also, good luck with the free parking. They host events at the restaurant and the parking fills with restaurant guests so hotel guest must drive around and wait for a spot to open
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 11, 2013
Jonathan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Had a great view of Cork from the hills"
Really nice "Grand Hotel" in the hills above Cork. Close enough to walk downtown. Very large room
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1 night family trip Mar 29, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very quiet comfortable hotel"
Very happy with room comfort and cleanliness. Reception staff very welcoming and helpful. Long walk to city centre but it was great to have ample parking there.
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1 night business trip Apr 4, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ireland vacation"
Awesome hotel. Super clean. Large room. Helpful, friendly staff. Great food, nicely decorated. April at the front desk was great. Suggestion: Alarm clock. Hotel is on a huge steep hill. Not an easy walk.
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3 night family trip Mar 22, 2013
Rachelle
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"OK"
This hotel was just OK. Its was far enough from the city that it was quiet but close enough to walk which was nice, other than that it wasn't great. Our phone was broken, no hair dryer as stated and no staff after 9pm.
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1 night trip with friends Mar 12, 2013
shelley
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good find"
Others have said it is up a hill, and they weren't kidding. Arriving at night when it was dark and raining was a tad difficult, but we were pleased upon arrival. It has an old world hotel charm to it with long corridors and a grand staircase. Our room was pleasant, clean and quiet. Only fault was the hard pillows which we are not used to, and could not swap out. The staff in the restaurant and hotel were great. We enjoyed our dinner in one night, and walked down the hill into Cork for the second. Some effort, but not for those not used to walking routinely. Others may want to hail a cab. Should not deter you. Not your standard hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2013
Janet
US

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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly helpful people"
This hotel was clean and in a good location, the food and staff were amazing, would go back there and def recommend it.
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5 night business trip Jan 24, 2016
Christopher
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Room with a view of a concrete wall."
Our booking said a city view. But I don't think it means a concrete wall. The hotel was not busy so why give us that room ? Otherwise the room was brilliant
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1 night romance trip Jan 25, 2016
Teresa
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"relaxing"
Nice and cosy and helpful staff
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1 night family trip Dec 29, 2015
Michael
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Lovely room but very confusing to find the room i was in room 2-----// so i got the lift to the first floor then 2 flights of stairs and several corridors to manover but once found the room was lovely breakfast was the hottest and best ever staff lovely we will def stay again but will request a ground floor room
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1 night romance trip Dec 11, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Overall pretty good"
Staff were very friendly and helpful and meals at restaurant was great. Wifi is patchy in the rooms. I couldn't get on at all and had to go to the foyer to use the free wifi which was disappointing. Otherwise rooms were great and a good stay.
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1 night family trip Dec 9, 2015
Janice
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely hotel overlooking the city"
Reception friendly and efficient spacious room with lovely city view particularly at night with city lit up below . Appears to have been recently decorated but retains old world charm.
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1 night family trip Dec 2, 2015
Irene
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
it was the best two nights stay I have had great place to stay
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1 night business trip Nov 25, 2015
John
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
really enjoyed my time
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2 night family trip Nov 5, 2015
Not Provided
IE
1.0 / 5Poor
"Not impressed"
Nice from the outside but the hotel was very old inside, staff were helpful. Lifts were very old, i had to climb two seperate stairs to reach my room as it was at the back of the hotel.
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1 night romance trip Oct 22, 2015
A Traveler
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
The hotel is quite secluded for a town such as Cork, takes over 20 mins to get to the city centre. In my opinion, room size (bathroom was as small as it could be to cram all necessary elements), furniture (looked old and not well kept) and hotel facilities (lifts were scarily old and slow) do not correspond to a 4* hotel.
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1 night romance trip Oct 13, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
The hotel and room were very neat and tidy, and the staff was helpful, friendly and courteous. Complaint- somewhat limited parking and difficult to find.
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1 night romance trip Sep 3, 2015
Peter
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great hotel and location. The room was spacious and clean. Only one downside was the noisy lift at 1 a.m. woke us up
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1 night romance trip Sep 1, 2015
Norman
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel but hard to find and a bit of a walk ."
The hotel was fine but difficult to find and on top of a hill so a bit of a walk to the city center. So make sure you are in shape of cab it.
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Other trip Sep 4, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great overall hotel"
The hotel is beautiful from the outside and from the inside. Room was fantastic with very beautiful views of the city. It's also 10 minutes walk to the centre which puts the location perfect because you can park and walk and explore. The restaurant is also very cozy and service and food quality is good. In my opinion the only thing that lacked was the attitude of the reception worker but maybe she just had a couple of bad days.
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1 night romance trip Aug 17, 2015
Ryan
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Friendly Hotel"
Great Food, Great Room and friendly hotel staff made for a great stay for one night
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1 night romance trip Aug 19, 2015
Geoffrey
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely hotel friendly staff would stay again
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1 night trip with friends Aug 8, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"best nights sleep abroad."
Checked in late in the evening. Greeted by lovely friendly staff, who got us settled quickly. Breakfast really good and the bar/dinning room was nice. bathroom and Room clean. As for the bed.... in a 6 week trip around the Uk and Ireland this hotel had the most comfortable bed of the trip. Knowing we could have a late check out made it really difficult to get out of bed and get moving. Great hotel to recharge at.
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1 night romance trip Aug 4, 2015
jessica
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel, even lovelier staff"
We had two rooms, between 4. One room was in the back part of the hotel and it was not great. The room had a strong smell of must and damp. And a view of a wall as some pipes. The room decor was lovely but the smell was quite bad. I think it was perhaps the carpet. The other room was at the front of the hotel. This room was perfect, exactly what I was expecting having stayed here before 4 years ago. The entire hotel has obviously been refurbished and it looks fantastic. The bar and dining areas are great. We had breakfast and dinner and the food was delicious. The staff at this hotel is the jewel in it's crown. At breakfast and at dinner, they couldn't do enough for us. Very helpful and friendly. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to cork.
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2 night trip with friends Aug 1, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel on top of hill with view of Cork"
The hotel is located in a maze of narrow roads up a hill overlooking Cork. There is a large free car park and the hotel has free internet. The hotel design is of an old Victorian Grand style so it has rooms with high ceilings but have all the modern things you need in a room. Despite the name health club it does not have a pool.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 5, 2015
Simon
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
We had a good 4 days at the Ambassador. The gym was a bonus. After travelling for a few weeks, it was really good to get in and work off some of the extra kilo's that had mysteriously been added - no idea how that happened! The only quirk about the gym is that it was only available 8am-8pm - other places that we have stayed in previously that had gym's, the access was usually 24 hours. There were only 2 downsides to the stay. One was the elevator - there is only one, and it does not go to the third floor! It starts and stops with a very startling jerk - and you can't select your floor until after the door closes. It has character, to say the least. The second downside is that this is an old building - it has big, heavy, wooden doors - and they slam. A lot. All through the night you can hear the odd door slamming (and echoing through the structure) somewhere within the building. And because the hotel is on a hillside, and it is windy a lot in Cork, there are a lot of slamming doors, at times. Depends on how many clients are in residence too, I expect. But the view, from the said hillside, is quite nice. So it is swings and roundabouts, the good balanced with the not so good. It is all down to personal taste. The food and the staff were excellent.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 8, 2015
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Food and ambience."
Stopover at competitive rate
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1 night romance trip Jun 29, 2015
Frank
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Overlooking Cork City"
We have always booked a balcony room as we are both smokers and the balcony allowed us to have a cigarette before going to breakfast without getting dressed. This year (2015) smoking on balconies was banned - even though the room we had was on the second floor, at the end, and nowhere near any other rooms.
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Other trip Jul 4, 2015
Jim
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great sport, highly recommended."
Great staff and amazing service. Only strange thing was the manager telling the absolutely excellent barman (Tom) that he was not being paid overtime after him working so hard to serve a number of customers late drinks. That should never be done and especially in front of customers. The night porter Don is a legend. Great food in the restaurant also,place is very clean and very well maintained. Will def go back again if in the area.
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2 night romance trip Jun 21, 2015
Mark
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Will be returning"
Staff were brilliant. Tom B and Don are legends. Hotel was lovely. Room was small and ensuite was very compact. Definitely would go back.
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1 night romance trip Jun 13, 2015
Anne Marie
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Interesting history - fine for a few nights"
Insufficient on-site parking - we were quite a way away in the local streets one night. A little far away from the city centre up a hill - this is as described. The lift is a bone-shaker - needs maintenance or replacement?
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3 night romance trip Jun 8, 2015
Leslie
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic stay"
Had a lovely stay here service and everything was excellent would definitely return
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4 night romance trip Jun 7, 2015
Lynn
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"weekender in cork"
very happy overall
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1 night romance trip May 16, 2015
eugene
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
Great location and comfortable stay. Lift is alarming as it bumps and so old. Can't believe this hasn't been replaced after all these years.
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1 night business trip Jun 2, 2015
Mark
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Recently renovated but......"
Booked this hotel as it looked fantastic & had good reviews. Paid for a classic twin, which looked lovely on photos & poster in lift told me they were recently renovated/refurbished so was extremely disappointed when we walked in our room. It was pokey with a lovely view of the brick wall & electric cabling for the hotel. No modernising done to this room & certainly not in the bathroom which was also a disabled shower room. Couldn't swap as hotel was full so ended my week in Ireland on a bit if a low. On the plus side the public areas of the hotel are beautifully decorated, the restaurant was great, food lovely & the staff in there were very friendly. Hotel is quite a walk up a hill from Cork centre so be prepared for a trek! Will be worth it's rating when all rooms are modernised.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 6, 2015
helen
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Best hotel In cork"
I come to Ireland every three months and this was first stay at this hotel, was the best hotel we have come across yet, clean friendly, quiet, and very accomadating, room and especially the shower was fantastic, would recommend and will be going back again, great stay
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2 night romance trip May 16, 2015
sarah jane
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"weekend in cork"
all staff very kind and friendly most of all dave from mcgettigans who made sure we got our biscuits and milk every night room was clean and comfortable had a nice stay
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2 night family trip May 1, 2015
Albert
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel"
Very pleasant stay in Cork. The hotel is being done up at the minute but I have to say we weren't disturbed by this at all. Room very comfortable, if a little difficult to find, but the signs were very good. I can see that the decor in the not-yet-refurbed parts is a little dated, but they're correcting that. Staff were excellent - the little we had to do with them anyway - and the bar was very pleasant to sit into for a quick drink at the end of the night.
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1 night romance trip Mar 28, 2015
Orlagh
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cork business trip"
Lovely hotel with very friendly and efficient staff. Ordinary food but sufficient for purpose of trip.
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1 night business trip Apr 29, 2015
Colin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"a beautiful stay"
All provision for Mum Dad and one year old twin boys. Perfect location to take in Cork. We probably had the best hotel room in the city. Lovely food great value.
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3 night family trip Mar 14, 2015
Neil
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Would Stay Again!"
We stayed in this hotel for only one night but would definitely stay again. Some people were not happy with the construction that is currently going on in the hotel but personally, we found it did not impact on our stay whatsoever. The breakfast was lovely. The room which breakfast is served in is beautiful, the bookshelves are a great feature of the hotel. The staff were so helpful and gave us lots of tips to make our experience in Cork as good as it could be. I would definitely recommend this hotel. That being said, we had a car with us, but if you were to book this hotel and not bring a car with you, there could be some difficulty in getting around Cork easily.
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1 night family trip Feb 20, 2015
A Traveler
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Mid Term Break"
Renovations in full swing when we arrived so didn't see the best of the hotel but all staff very helpful. Food, especially in the evening was excellent - we enjoyed the fish dishes. We hadn't been to Cork before and had hoped to find literature about the city in our room but there was none - we had to go to reception for this. Manager took the time to chat with the guests and apologised for the disruption caused by the renovations. We will go back and next time I hope there will be some biscuits to have with the tea and coffee in the room!
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2 night romance trip Feb 18, 2015
Thelma
GB
3.0 / 5Good
location was good. this hotel is not four star I've stayed in 3 stars that were much better. no towls in room no toilet paper in room. very expensive for a small room with no breakfast. staff very friendly. went for dinner was left sitting 50 minutes for food others came in were served after us. food was good but we had to hurry because of going somewhere didn't think we would be waiting that long when it wasnt busy. overall experience not good value for money.
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2 night romance trip Feb 13, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Long Weekend"
it was a fantastic few days. The hotel was superb the staff was friendly and professional with a can do attitude.
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3 night romance trip Feb 5, 2015
Matt
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Major Construction Work Underway !"
Be advised Major Construction Work is going on in the Hotel with consequential banging, drilling going on etc. The work is screened off but the sound of the works reverberates throughout. I was awoken early on the Saturday morning by drilling and banging. I had stayed overnight to attend a function late on the Friday night and so I went to bed late to be awoken early by the incessant construction works !! Great room but experience ruined by construction noise, which should have been pre-notified to incoming guests and on the website(s).
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1 night trip Feb 6, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Cork Hotel"
Always a good stay here, the Hotel is being refurbished at present but it did now effect my stay.
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Response by Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
Good Morning David Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Ambassador Hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Indeed we are under going an extensive refurbishment of the Reception/Lobby area, which we are all so excited about. I hope you will have the chance to return to the hotel when it is completely finished.
1 night business trip Jan 13, 2015
David
GB
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