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3.9 out of 5

"When we arrived we were served a lovely afternoon tea. Breakfast was great. Continental breakfast and cooked . Very nice. Staff were very helpful Our ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

Garnish House Guesthouse places you in the centre of Cork, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like University College Cork and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral. Highlights at this Victorian guest house include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers, featured in all 30 rooms. Room service, phones and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Additionally, you'll find coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 20-minute walk of this 3-star Cork guest house, attractions include Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$101* Per night/room 16 Dec. - 17 Dec.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Garnish House Guesthouse ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Garnish House Guesthouse

Everyone (7)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Sep. 2019

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3 out of 5


Pros: The hotel is nice. Not far from the city centre. Walking distance.
Cons: The shower recess. Took awhile to workout.
Location: Location is good. Close to everything. You can park your car at the B&B and leave it there until you leave.
When we arrived we were served a lovely afternoon tea. Breakfast was great. Continental breakfast and cooked . Very nice. Staff were very helpful Our room was comfortable. We had a king size bed but really I think a queen or even double would have been sufficient. It would leave more room in the room. There were late night arrivals so the doorbell rang out through the building. There is a bit of noise so if you are a light sleeper i would suggest you wear ear plugs.

Posted by on 24 Oct. 2017

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3 out of 5

Great staff, basic accomodation

Happy to report that all staff were very friendly especially the male owner on our arrival. You are welcomed with scones and tea on the house which is a good touch. The room itself for our triple room was very basic and quite squashy, but reasonable for the price. Probably my biggest gripe would be the electric shower was terrible at best, either freezing cold or boiling hot nothing in between. On our first night the fire alarm went off at a wonderful 1am as loud as could be and went on and off for a good 5-10 minutes. As much as I realise this wasn't the hotels fault, I think it would have been nice to acknowledge the disruption to guests and offer some sort of apology but there was no mention. This certainly affected our next day all 3 of us tired as anything!! I think there could be clearer indication also around the distance to town as its a good 15 minute walk, probably half hour to far side of town, I personally didn't mind that but I think it could throw others.

Posted by , from Aus on 18 Jun. 2016

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3 out of 5

Not quite a bnb

Good location, although a bit tricky to get to. Thought it was a bnb which we thought included a breakfast in the tariff however had to pay for breakfast after we had had it! Slight confusion perhaps

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2016

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4 out of 5

A Pleasure!

A lovely little place to stay in a very lovely location. Beautiful, friendly staff and lovely big rooms.

Posted by on 17 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5

Helpful staff, comfortable room

Staff were friendly and helpful. Great location and lovely room.

Posted by , from Australia on 2 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful guesthouse in Cork

We were greeted with afternoon tea on arrival. The guesthouse is within walking distance to everything. Breakfast options were amazing, delicious and beautifully presented.

Posted by , from Australia on 4 Jul. 2015

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About the Garnish House Guesthouse

Location Western Road, Cork, Cork

Property Features

As a guest of Garnish House Guesthouse, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and coffee/tea in common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Garnish House Guesthouse also features a fireplace in the lobby, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Free self parking is available. This Victorian Cork guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cork (ORK) (7.4 km / 4.6 mi)
  • Train station: CORK (Station) (2.9 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Garnish House Guesthouse offers 30 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Garnish House Guesthouse


This hotel will place an authorization on credit cards prior to arrival for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 14 for adults and EUR 8 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Garnish Guesthouse
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  • Garnish House Guesthouse Cork
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Garnish House Guesthouse.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Guest house property is rated 3 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.