Celebrating Ten of the Best

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In November 2018, The Montenotte Hotel team, one of Cork’s freshest boutique hotels, celebrated our tenth industry award win, firmly putting us on the map as one of the best boutique hotels in Ireland. The accolades range from Cork Hotel of the Year at The Business Cork Awards, to the most recent award win, The Most Stylish Hotel 2018 at the Hi Style Awards.

The full list of recent wins includes;
Hotel Bar of the Year 2017 @ The Bar of the Year Awards
Ireland’s Best City Hotel 2017 @ The Gold Medal Awards
Best Cork Hotel 2017 @ Cork Business Association Awards
Better Building Award in Art, Tourism & Accommodation 2017 @ Cork Business Association Better Building Awards
The Irish Accommodation Service Institute Award 2017 & 2018
Cork Hotel of the Year 2018 @ The Business Cork Awards #BestinCork18
The AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence 2018
The National Hospitality Award for Business Hotel 2018
4* Boutique Hotel of the Year 2018 – European Luxury Travel Awards
Hi’s Most Stylist Hotel 2018 @ Hi 2018 Style Awards

Hotel Bar of the Year 2019 @ The Bar of the Year Awards


In January 2018, The Montenotte collected an award for 4 Star Boutique Hotel of the Year 2018 at the European Luxury Travel Awards. This was followed by an accreditation and honour from the Irish Accommodation Service Institute, and the award for Best Cork Hotel 2017 presented by the Cork Business Association.
In the latter half of the year, the hotel won AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence 2018, Cork Hotel of the Year 2018 at The Business Cork Awards #BestInCork18, and Hi’s Most Stylish Hotel at the 2018 Hi Awards. The Montenotte was also shortlisted to the final three for the Conde Nast Johansens Hotel Newcomer for Ireland & the UK 2018
The team at The Montenotte have also been acknowledged for their work in the industry with the Hotel General Manager, Brian Bowler, inducted as a member of the Irish Hospitality Institute College of Fellows, Helena O’Brien, Hotel Sales and Marketing manager, was the recipient of the Sales & Marketing Manager of the Year 2018 at the Irish Hospitality Institute Awards 2018, and her colleague, Amanda Connolly, was a finalist for the Revenue Manager of the Year at the Irish Hospitality Institute Awards 2018.

General Manager of The Montenotte, Brian Bowler, said: “Our focus at The Montenotte is to offer customers a personal, professional and welcoming experience, and these awards recognise the great work and dedication that the team puts in to making this boutique hotel what it is. Being acknowledged as best in class, alongside our peers, at national and international industry awards is certainly something to be proud of.
Having recently undergone a renovation, The Montenotte Hotel has been enhanced in size, but it remains boutique in style and décor. Beyond the classic Georgian architecture of the exterior, there is a colourful and playful style can be seen throughout the property.There are 107 beautifully designed rooms at The Montenotte Hotel, which have a strong contemporary look and feel. The stunning Panorama Bistro and Terrace offer spectacular views of the cultured City of Cork below, and non-residents are welcome for lunch and dinner. The Montenotte Hotel offers a state-of-the-art health club, chic cameo cinema, gymnasium and Jacuzzi, along with the award-winning Bellevue Spa, which comes complete with tastefully decorated treatments rooms and a Style Suite, which is also open to non-residents.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Montenotte Hotel in 2019 and continuing with our promise to #STAYUNIQUE

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Dermaviduals Oleogel 


Oleogel plus from Dermaviduals is a must have for every household . This pot of goodness has healing powers and can be used as a spot treatment, mask or multi-purpose moisturiser. Oleogel is free from water and can be bottled free from any preservatives and contains high quality skin care oils of plant origin, this versatile balm only requires the tiniest amount and penetrates very quickly. It’s a product that the whole family can benefit from and is a first aid essential for any home and fantastic for busy mothers on the go.

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Lee View House


In 2017 the management team of the Montenotte hotel decided to embark on uncovering the history of our unique hotel. Having limited knowledge on its previous residence we commissioned a local historian, Margaret Lantry, recommended by UCC for her knowledge of Cork’s Merchant princes. The research project took over 12 months but the history uncovered and the stories told were remarkable.

The research documents, the background history, to the houses and the hotels on the site preliminary research was conducted involving the examination of the land records including ordinance survey, name books and letters, the tithe allotment books and valuation office records. The 1901 and 1911 censuses and Cork city street directories were also examined as were street directories since 1867. Other sources used where newspapers for mentions of the Lee view hotel and country club hotel in order to find out more about their history.

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Girls on Tour in Cork City


There are times when nothing else will do, but being surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in a great city with lots to see, shop and do!  For those times, the Montenotte ‘Girls on Tour’ is the perfect treat for a unique girl’s weekend away.

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