The Address Cork

The Address Cork

Military Hill St Lukes, Cork T23 T292 Ireland
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#14 of 33 hotels in Cork
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The Address Cork is a luxury, four star hotel located in the historic area of St. Luke’s, a perfect location for business or leisure in the heart of Cork City. The hotel offers excellent service and a range of facilities. Let our Address become yours… Welcome to The Address Cork in the heart of Cork Centre. This Address is the perfect haven if you’re visiting Cork city for business or leisure. The guest experience has been re-imagined in The Address Cork and turned it into reality through significant enhancements to the hotel facilities and the guest experience. Location is key and the Address Cork locates you exactly where you want to be, this is not just any Address- this is “The Address” … an Address like no other. For anyone wishing to experience the true essence of the wonderful City of Cork, what better hotel to stay. Presiding with an air of grandness from the top of Military Hill in the historic area of St. Luke's, in the heart of Cork City. The impressive facade of this wonderful red brick Victorian building gives any visitor a sense of the rich history of the area and a clear example of 1870's Irish architecture at its best. McGettigans Cookhouse is the independently-branded bar and restaurant within the hotel. The Cookhouse provides a casual, diverse and relaxed dining environment serving international cuisine with an extensive cocktail list, craft beers and specially selected wines, where you can join a friend or business colleague for a meal. The food curation focuses on sustainability, seasonality and locality for its inspiration and is open for both lunch and dinner. A warm welcome awaits you to your new Address in Cork Centre. This is not just any Address…this is The Address Cork, an address like no other!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Patio
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Paid private parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Military Hill St Lukes, Cork T23 T292 Ireland
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Kerry County Airport
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DubTwosome wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent two nights in the Address Hotel (formerly The Ambassador) recently. We got a very good deal for our stay – two nights B&B and a 2-course meal and cocktails on one evening. This is a lovely hotel situated on a very steep hill. Nowhere does steep hills like Cork City does!! Check in was prompt and pleasant, and full marks to the Address for having such strict compliance Covid-19 requirements and for observing serious social distancing. It made us feel quite secure. Our room was very big and clean, well-stocked with everything – even hospitality tray, which is unusual as lots of hotels have dispensed with the hospitality tray in the aftermath of the virus. A very generous sized flat screen TV was on the wall, and the spacious bathroom was also well stocked. The hotel hairdryer was surprisingly strong, which again is unusual. One thing I loved was the amount of power sockets. They were everywhere and the ones each side of the headboard also had USB ports in them. Great altogether. Bed was comfy and sleep quality very good. Breakfast was also good, hot meals are cooked to order, and I ordered the pancakes on the first morning. I really l didn’t like them hot at all. They were dry and unpalatable, rather like blotting paper (which I have never eaten by the way!). Ordered a fry the second morning and it was very good. There is a small breakfast buffet with cereals, pastries, juices etc and only occupants from one table at a time were allowed to be up there helping themselves. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay here and would come again. There is a lot of history attached to this hotel and to this particular area of Cork city and is very worthwhile investigating it. It is about a 15 minute or so walk into the city, but remember it is all downhill. You won’t walk back in that time as you will be on a steep climb! We dined in the city on our second night and got a taxi back – it cost us €7.50 and was worth every penny. There are also buses, but the taxi took us straight to the main door, so that won out. Seriously, walking back up the hill is quite arduous so do take care. We loved the Address and gladly recommend it. Staff were cheerful and friendly at all times.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony, we will do that next time.
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Steve D wrote a review Feb 2020
Waterford, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the ambassador for a night away with my wife and we we so impressed we're planning the next visit already.
The hotel is situated 10 minutes walk (all downhill) from the city shopping area and is easy to find and get to, with on site free parking. The building itself was a hospital before and features well appointed rooms with high ceilings and lots of light.
We were greeted by a very friendly man on reception who couldn't have been more helpful, explaining where everything was and all about the facilities. Our room was very clean with an enormous bed and a balcony to look out at the city below, while the room wasn't ultra-modern everything looked new and or well maintained,.
After our shopping we had arranged to meal friends for a meal in the hotel restaurant that evening, the dining room was very comfortable with lots of bookcases and displays reminiscent of a club, the bar was well stocked with a good selection of wines and cocktails. Our servers were friendly and professional and while it was not ostentatious fine dining, the food served was delicious and good value. My only gripe is one I personally have, against slate, I like my roof tiles on the roof not under my starter. The desserts were huge so maybe share between two if you plan on further indulgence that night.
The same room also serves breakfast which was a mix of Continental, with cereal, cold meats,cheeses, Danish pastry, breads and juices, there was also a traditional option available. I also noticed another diner ordering omelette. As was the case the previous day all the hard working and diligent staff were friendly and a credit to the hotel and their City.
All in all we had an excellent visit and I'd recommend it highly, as I said at the start I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: try for a room at the front overlooking the city and leave plenty of room for dessert,...
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purpleiris26 wrote a review Feb 2020
Macroom, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the old style hotel last week. Friendly check in and was given an upgrade to a huge room with lovely views over the City.Good range of tea and coffees available in room with proper cups. It is a short walk from the Hotel to the City Centre. I would advise getting a taxi from City Centre if you are carrying bags etc.
Bar staff were helpful, I asked for a glass of water to bring to my room and was provided with a jug of water and an offer to carry it for me. Check out was again fast and friendly. I was impressed at how patient the ladies on check in were with a large group of people who need tickets printed out. The biscuits and orange water in reception was a nice touch
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kayla1999 wrote a review Sep 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a night in the hotel with a friend over the weekend. We had booked in via one of the deals on the website and we were very excited about the stay, purposefully choosing somewhere we could eat and drink for the night.

On arrival we were very happy with the location and we were pleasantly surprised to find that our room was ready at 2pm (an hour early). The city is less than a 10minute walk, and although it’s a steep uphill walk to get back to the hotel it was a lovely walk on quiet, clean streets. The train station was also only 5minutes away which makes the location even better again.

We were, however, disappointed that not all details of the deal were fulfilled in regards to the room.

The room was also not cleaned properly (stubble hairs on the side of the sink, black wool on the white bed covers, dusty surfaces etc.)

There were instant coffee sachets and tea bags but no kettle, and there was a coffee machine but no coffee pods. When I tried to get hot water out of the coffee machine to make the coffee with the sachets it was brown and clearly the machine hadn’t been cleaned or even rinsed through in a very long time.

The dinner was lovely, and the dinner staff were all fantastic, friendly, helpful and provided a great service, especially Dean and Angelbert.

Unfortunately, the cocktails were terrible and we decided to leave to drink somewhere else, despite purposefully booking this hotel with the intention of spending the entire evening there.

Breakfast was also disappointing, there were no pastries left by the time we arrived for our booking and I had to ask for bowls for the fruit/cereal as there were none provided at the buffet. The eggs were really tasty but we couldn’t eat the sausages or hash browns.

Overall quite disappointed with the stay and not what I would expect for the price we paid.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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John C wrote a review Sep 2021
County Dublin, Ireland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a nice hotel, close to town, very modern check in and bar area. Check in was seamless and girl on reception was so polite and chatty.

1. Location - About 1km to the town centre but it's on a very steep hill for anyone with walking issues etc Taxi's are quick and cost no more than €10 to town

2. Room - Very large room, comfortable bed and all the usual amenities in the shower. Lovely coffee machine etc. Lacked pods and had to request these. Room was very dusty and needed a good clean. Everywhere from the top of the bed, coffee machine, phone, window ledge and bathroom areas had thick dust on them and absolutely baffled as to how they were missed and for how long also as it didn't look a day or two worth

3. Bar - Really modern are, great staff and lovely selection of drinks. Food was fantastic and staff were so attentive

Our other issues were with key cards which deactivated after one day and had to go and get them fixed. And our room was never cleaned. We were advised to put the "Tag" for wanting the room cleaned on the front of the door if we required it but it was ignored and again had to go and get toilet roll and fresh towels from the housekeeper.
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GazaMcC wrote a review Jan 2020
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful hotel in a unique city. The quality of reception and hospitality in this hotel is exceptional, especially for the surprising value for money.
The hotel is a beautiful building with modern yet classy interior.
The location is within a dark urban area but only a short walk or car journey to the city centre.
5 star stay and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jo Peacock wrote a review Sep 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 7 nights b&b & were not told in advance that rooms would only be serviced every 3 days - clean towels on request but waited 8 hours for delivery - food in restaurant good but staff not trained to 4 star level - presentation of food at breakfast very poor. Had to ask for butter, marmalade etc. Definitely not worth 950 Euro & would not return
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Susan M wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful building with an interesting history dating back to the 1800s. We had a one night stay here at the end of August.
When we booked it the Hotel was called the Ambassador but by the time we arrived it had had a brand name, now known as The Address.
We had rather a cool welcome by a chap who was standing in momentarily for Anthony, who went on to check us in warmly, and give us all the guidelines for the hotel during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Our room was large with not such a nice view over Cork City but we were only there for one night and it was very comfortable.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t have a drink on the terrace on arrival (even though we were residents) because we weren’t dining until later. We did sit on the lovely large terrace which had very comfortable sofas and chairs and other tables for dining at under large parasols.
McGettigan’s Brasserie has a sizeable menu and service was good. The staff were very friendly and efficient but the food was only mediocre.
We were allowed sit in the lobby to finish our wine, which was very pleasant and comfortable. The only other place one could have a coffee or a drink after dinner was in their room or on the terrace, but some patio heaters are needed!!
The next morning, much to my horror and against all Health Executive Guidelines there was a buffet table for juices, cereals breads/jams etc. There were people moving around this table with out any face coverings, this I have to say nearly made me sick. A cooked breakfast could be ordered and served at your table.
The wiping down of tables when people left was insufficient, just the surface, not the perimeter or a little underneath were people place their hands to pull tables in and out. Neither were the arms or seats of the chairs on the terrace wiped on any occasion while I was there. However, I did mention this to Anthony in Reception and he said that he would look into that immediately.
Overall, our brief stay was friendly and comfortable. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk to the city centre but unless you are super-fit a taxi ride back up the hills.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Crispness wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ambassador was new to me when I stayed recently for a family birthday celebration. I used to live around the corner from it 40 years ago and I don’t think it was a hotel back then. It’s in a converted hospital of sorts, but it’s difficult to see that. It’s not exclusive but aimed in that general direction.

From the moment we walked in the front door, the service throughout was first class. The receptionist apologised for the short delay as she was dealing with another customer. My partner then discussed with her that we had paid full price via the hotel website and hadn’t received the event discounted rate that others in our party received. The receptionist immediately apologised and, when pushed gently, offered us an upgrade and breakfast voucher which smashed our expectations.

The room upgrade was to a beautiful luxurious suite, with excellent views over the Cork city skyline. Once we’d settled in I went downstairs to get some drinks. A member of staff opened and held open a door for me in the stairwells without being asked. This was not the last time this happened during our stay. It seems like a little inconsequential action, but for me it had the imprint of high quality embedded service training. I’d hazard a guess that not many staff were newbie hires.

The food at our evening event was delightful and all the service staff were very competent, professional and above all helpful. Bar prices would have been slightly above average, so not unusual for a hotel like this.

We slept well that night and the shower and facilities we used in the morning were fine. One small point was that the lock on the bathroom door wasn’t working but that shouldn’t usually be a problem for a couple sharing.

Breakfast next morning was first class. The cooked breakfast offerings were prepared to order and were high quality. Coffee was excellent. Staff were busy but friendly and helpful throughout.

I would definitely return to the Ambassador given the opportunity and I have to commend all the staff and managers for the extremely high and faultless service offering we experienced. I don’t think that ever happens by accident. I left a tip at the front desk that hopefully will be shared amongst all concerned.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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wexfordtourist wrote a review Jun 2021
Wexford, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a room here last minute as we had to travel due to a family bereavement.

From the moment we arrived at the property we were so impressed the location, layout and design of building.
Upon entering at reception the receptionist Donna was very welcoming and helpful when booking in and gave us a lovely room overlooking cork city.

Room was spotless with lovely high ceilings and a huge comfy bed and lovely furnishings.

We opted for the three course meal in the bar which had so much choice and was very reasonably priced with good hearty portions on all courses.

Breakfast was very smooth and prompt with a selection of continental and hot selection available and again very hearty And tasty.

We got to speak to the general manager at meal service and he was a complete gentleman who gave a really nice story about the origins of the building and the history of the area. We could see that this man took great pride in his hotel and from his rapport with his staff you can see he is a person that looks after his staff who in turn look after the customer with top class care.

Overall we thoroughly enjoyed everything about the address and will most certainly be back in the near future.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Eoin Daly, General Manager at The Address Cork
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Dear selskar86, Thank you for taking the time to review The Address Cork on Trip Advisor and I hope you are keeping well. Thank you so much for your kind words about the hotel, our team and everything throughout your stay. Our team both in the kitchen and on the floor, especially Donna, will be thrilled to hear such great feedback. I do hope we can look forward to welcoming you again very soon but if there is anything else I can do please be sure to let me know when booking again. Kindest Regards Eoin Daly General Manager.
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Agnes Carr asked a question Aug 2020
Dunshaughlin, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
Could anyone tell me if the rooms at this hotel supply a kettle and a fridge in the room. Thank you
Answer from paul m
Lurgan, United Kingdom126 contributions39 helpful votes
Kettle yes our room didn’t have a fridge
Margaret B asked a question Jul 2019
Derry, United Kingdom165 contributions101 helpful votes
Does this hotel have a swimming pool?
Answer from Alwyn B
Dún Laoghaire, Ireland31 contributions
No it doesn't have a swimming pool. It had a gym. Also you are very well looked after in this hotel and it had lovely view of city by day and night
Emma C asked a question Jul 2018
Galway, Ireland30 contributions30 helpful votes
Hi, can you tell me are dogs allowed? Thanks E
Emma C asked a question Jul 2018
Galway, Ireland30 contributions30 helpful votes
Hi, can you tell me are dogs allowed? Thanks E
Answer from Shayden4101
Rayne, United Kingdom43 contributions5 helpful votes
I’m not sure
Paul E wrote a tip Jun 7
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Its on a hill, so beware. Taxis are ample available."
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Bob F wrote a tip Jun 5
Ballymena, United Kingdom153 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re thinking of walking from the railway station, be aware that there’s a steep climb to the hotel, especially with bags."
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Sam D wrote a tip May 2024
Clermont, Florida25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The outside is very nice, but the inside is incredible."
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Sc0ttie30 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dunmanway, Ireland144 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Handy walk into town be prepared for walking up hills on way back "
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D murph wrote a tip Mar 2024
County Cork, Ireland341 contributions146 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is free"
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PRICE RANGE
₱9,944 - ₱14,121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ambassador hotel and health club, best western cork, cork best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCorkMontenotte
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Address Cork
Which popular attractions are close to The Address Cork?
Nearby attractions include Hysterical Histories Cork (1.2 km), City Limits Comedy Club and Late NIght Venue (0.9 km), and Sin E (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Address Cork?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Address Cork?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Address Cork?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Address Cork?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Address Cork?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse, Cafe Spresso, and Strasbourg Goose Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Address Cork?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Address Cork?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Address Cork offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Address Cork?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cork City Gaol (2.8 km), Old Cork Waterworks Experience (3.6 km), and Carrigadrohid Castle (2.0 km).
Does The Address Cork have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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