Cork Jazz Festival
Ireland’s Premier Jazz event, Cork Jazz Festival is taking place from October 28th to 31st this year and Cork City will be buzzing! Acts including Bell X1, Brian Deedy, Rodrigo y Gabriella and Picture This, will all be making their way to Cork to perform at a range of venues across the city during the festival and it’s going to be awesome. We’ve picked out some fab hotels, all close to the city with little distance to travel to take in the entire Jazz experience.
With a superb location overlooking the beautiful city of Cork, the Montenotte hotel is the ideal base for your trip to the Cork Jazz Festival. The Montenotte hotel boasts a super trendy in house cinema, a state of the art gym, a rooftop bar and the restaurant has unrivalled views of Cork City. The City centre is just a walk away, so it’s ideal for parking up the car and strolling into the heart of the city. There’s something for all tastes when it comes to dining at the Montenotte Hotel, Afternoon Tea is a delight and the Panorama Bistro serves food daily with spectacular panoramic views of the city.
If you are looking for truly luxurious accommodation then look no further than Hayfield Manor. This 5 star family run, boutique hotel nestled within beautiful walled gardens is simply stunning. Location wise, the hotel ticks all the boxes; it’s just a 10 minute walk from the heart of the city where the events of the Jazz Festival will be taking place. Each room at Hayfield Manor is unique, spacious and individually designed, with beautiful antique furnishings and luxurious fabrics. You’ll be spoilt for choice of restaurants, with the Orchids Restaurant, Perrott’s Garden Bistro and The Manor Bar to choose from, all serving exquisite cuisine.
Set on 22 acres of woodlands, this 18th century country house is a mere 8km outside of the vibrant city centre of Cork. The location is simply fabulous where peace and tranquillity are guaranteed at this family run hotel. Conveniently located beside some of Cork’s premier golf courses, Trabolgan Holiday Village, Fota Wildlife Park, Source Leisure Centre & Mahon Point Shopping Centre for rainy day entertainment. The guest rooms are incredibly luxurious and super comfortable with expansive living space. The hotel prides itself on using the best local produce on its menus and they are well known for their All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Buffet and their award winning Mabel Crawford’s Bistro presenting the very best in upscale dining, offering delicate Irish dishes with a modern twist!
Overlooking the River Lee and just 3km outside of the city centre, the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs is another great choice of hotel for the Cork Jazz Festival. With elegant and modern décor, wide screen TV’s and a fully equipped gym plus swimming pool and hot tub, you can relax and unwind in comfort and style. Dining here is top notch too with something for everyone from splendid Afternoon Tea to stylish outdoor Barbeques to traditional bar food where the ‘Death by Chocolate’ brownie is a speciality!
Our final choice of hotels for the cork Jazz Festival is the Maryborough Hotel and Spa. Located in the suburb of Douglas and adjacent to the golf club, just less than 10km from the city centre, this 4 star hotel ticks all the boxes when it comes to dining, location and style. It boasts chic elegant bedrooms, some with their own whirlpool bath. Bellini’s Restaurant serves gourmet fayre with award winning service. In 2014 the restaurant was awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence and is regarded as one of the finest eateries in Cork. Afternoon tea is also a speciality at the Maryborough hotel and the perfect treat on an autumn afternoon.
This traditional 3 star hotel is located just outside of Cork City Centre, with free parking on site and a bus service passes the hotel every 30 minutes and goes right into the city centre, so it’s perfect place to park up the car, hop on the bus and explore Cork city and all of the events of the Jazz Festival. The rooms in the Commons Inn hotel are spacious and comfortable with traditional furnishings, top of the range facilities and Flat Screen TV’s. The Commons Inn is perfect for casual dining in Cork City, the Bar & Grill offers guest a lovely range of options from traditional roast dinners to freshly made paninis and tasty sandwiches made to order.
All of these hotels are available to book now on Irelandhotels.com