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Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota

5-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.
Fota IslandFotaCorkIreland

Luxury hotel in Fota with spa, indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 2,408 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota

from $157
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, Balcony
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Fota Island Spa has 18 treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.


Fota Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Spike Bar - This bar serves light fare only.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota’s small print

Also known as

  • Fota Hotel
  • Fota Island
  • Fota Island Hotel
  • Hotel Fota
  • Hotel Fota Island


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 25.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota


  • Barryscourt Castle - 42 min walk
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Fota Wildlife Park - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Cork City Hall - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Cobh Golf Club - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Cobh Cathedral - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Lusitania Memorial - 5.1 mi / 8.1 km
  • Titanic Experience Cobh - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

Getting around

  • Cork (ORK) - 23 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 10 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 14 min drive
  • Cobh Station - 16 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 265 reviews

Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota
Very Good8.0
Very nice place--enjoyed their breakfast. Staff was not very helpful and fire alarm went of twice while we were there--once in the middle of the night.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota
Very Good8.0
Kids everywhere...more of a great wolf lodge
I believe every screaming child in Cork was staying at this hotel. Our overall experience and certainly our dining experiences were RUINED by screaming, crying, overtired children. Why don't parents remove screaming children from restaurants anymore? This was an expensive resort. Too expensive to have every meal ruined by screeching kids. Spa was very expensive for a mediocre facial. Afternoon tea was delightful! AC was refreshing to find and enjoy during our particularly hot visit to Ireland.
Holly, us2 night romance trip
Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota
Very nice indeed.
If only I could afford to stay at this quality of hotel with every booking. From check-in to check out, everything was wonderful. Particularly the breakfast ... a truly terrific breakfast. If your budget affords The Fota, book it!
Mike, us1 night family trip
Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota
Off season stay
Beautiful hotel. The bathroom was exceptional. Very enjoyable stay.
Carolyn, us1 night romance trip
Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota
We had high hopes for fota, but unfortunately both of us stated we wouldn't return. We had an issue with our air conditioning from the moment we checked in at 6.30pm, it was only rectified by moving our room at after 10.30pm. Really not good enough. The staff were very helpful, however there was a huge lack of attention to detail. We waited for 40 minutes after finishing our meal to have our payment processed. The breakfast the morning after, was also a let down. I had wanted pancakes and so went to the pancake machine to make them. I waited quite some time to make them as the machine was not working, again the staff were very helpful and ensured it did work, but why have a pancake machine in the first place? It's clearly unreliable! We did enjoy ourselves, but to market the resort as 5 star is inaccurate.
maire, ie1 night trip

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