Whether you’re exploring the local sights, visiting for business or catching a ferry from the port, Jurys Inn Cork is ideally located for your stay in this beautiful coastal city. We know the little details matter, and that’s why we have everything from stylish yet comfortable rooms, on-site restaurants, events spaces and more at our hotel in Cork.
Our Cork hotel is located alongside the River Lee, just a short walk away from Merchant’s Quay and Paul St shopping centres, Cork train station and a Cork Opera House. Fitzgerald Park and Cork Museum are also close by, so there’s plenty to explore in the areas surrounding our conveniently-situated hotel.
Our Cork hotel has 133 rooms, and can accommodate up to three adults, or two adults and two children under twelve, including:
If you need a wheelchair-friendly room, our accessible bedrooms are designed to the highest specifications and include:
Whether you want a full meal, a small snack or a refreshing drink after a day exploring the town, our Cork hotel has everything from a stylish in-house bar to a contemporary family-friendly restaurant and an all-day coffee bar.
If you prefer to relax in your bedroom we offer room service from 12 noon until 6am, with a smaller night menu running from 10pm, so you won’t ever go hungry. You can find out more about our room service on the menu cards in your hotel room.
If you’re visiting Cork on business, our hotel has its own fully-equipped meeting room to host up to 35 people, ideal for meetings, training sessions and presentations. To make sure your business event runs smoothly, our professional staff are always on hand to help from the moment you book our space to the day of your event.
If you need some inspiration for things to see and do during your stay in Cork, here’s our pick of the very best sights and attractions in the city.
Blackrock Castle Observatory
Dating back to the 16th century, Blackrock Castle has been adopted by the Cork Institute of Technology as an observatory for science and astronomy. The observatory is just a short bus ride away from Jurys Inn Cork, or an hour on foot, and perfect if you love discovering more about space.
We recommend: taking the castle and dungeon tour to learn about the history of the observatory through the ages. Elizabeth Fort
Over the centuries, Elizabeth Fort has been used as everything from a female prison to a military base and police barracks. Today Elizabeth Fort is a fascinating historical attraction, with the added bonus of amazing views from the fort walls.
We recommend: taking a camera to snap photos in the stocks and with the soldiers.
Cork City Hall
While in Cork, a trip to see the Georgian architecture of the City Hall is a must. With limestone pillars and a copper-domed clock tower, it’s undoubtedly one of the finest buildings in the city and just a five minute walk away from our centrally-located hotel.
We recommend: visiting at night when the hall is illuminated to truly appreciate the architecture.
Old English Market
Cork’s Old English Market is described as ‘the best covered market in the UK and Ireland’ by celebrity chef Rick Stein, and it’s easy to see why. With a huge variety of small-scale producers selling fresh food, this is a must-visit for any food lover.
We recommend: going for a delicious, freshly-cooked lunch at Farmgate Cafe on the second floor
St Fin Barre’s Cathedral
Located right at the heart of the city, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral dates back to the 19th century, with its impressive Gothic architecture making it an unmissable sight in Cork. Make sure you have a camera to take pictures of the impressive facade.
We recommend: hiring a guide for an informative, personalised tour of the cathedral.
Located on the banks of the River Lee and spanning an impressive 18 acres, Fitzgerald Park is a great place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. If you’re visiting Cork with children, there are some great play areas alongside the landscaped gardens and sculptures to let them run wild and burn off some energy.
We recommend: visiting Cork Public Museum, which is located right at the heart of the park.
Cork City Gaol
To discover more about Ireland through the ages, including the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, a visit to Cork City Gaol is a must. At the castle-like former prison you’ll learn about Cork life through the ages, with guided tours included in the price of admission.
We recommend: choosing the audio set if you don’t want to wait for the next guided tour
Crawford Art Gallery
Whether you’re an art aficionado or simply enjoy wandering through peaceful galleries and exhibitions, Crawford Art Gallery is a great place to learn more about local artists spanning paint, print and sculpture.
We recommend: checking out the Roman sculptures that came to the gallery from the Vatican in the early 19th century
If you want to travel a little further afield, here’s a rundown of our favourite things to do beyond Cork, both near and far.
If you need some extra ideas and inspiration, our hotel staff are always on hand to help. Just visit the front desk for a chat and some honest advice and recommendations.
If you’re planning on exploring the rest of Ireland after your stay in our Cork hotel, here are some of the most popular destinations from Jurys Inn Cork, including journey times so you can perfectly plan your trip.
Dublin: two hours 40 minutes by car
Belfast: four hours 10 minutes by car
Galway: two hours 30 minutes by car
Tralee: one hour 40 minutes by car
Limerick: one hour 30 minutes by car
From the whole team here at Jurys Inn Cork, we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel very soon.