October 18, 2021
LET THE GOOD TIMES BE-GIN
With lockdowns a thing of the past (here’s hoping), it is time to let the good times be-gin. Whilst we were closed during the lockdown at the start of the year, our amazing Food & Beverage team worked tirelessly behind the scenes with Blackwater Distillery to create our very own Montenotte Gin inspired by our Victorian gardens.
Having our own gin was an idea our team has spoken about for a long time, but with the reopening of the hotel on the horizon as well as opening of our new stylish rooftop bar, The Glasshouse in August, it was possible to plan again and the Montenotte Gin was born…
August 05, 2021
WE ARE THRILLED TO INTRODUCE THE LATEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 'CHECKING IN' TO THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL
Continuing with our long-standing heritage and commitment to supporting the arts and creating memorable experiences for our guests, we are delighted to announce that the latest Artist in Residence ‘checking in’ at the hotel, is a collection by the renowned contemporary artist Peter Dee who is showcasing his first ever solo exhibition here at The Montenotte Hotel.
The exhibition will take place in the hotel until January 2022 as part of our Artist in Residence programme, in association with The Gallery Kinsale which is now in its fourth year running. The programme aims to support local Irish artists by offering a six month tenure to showcase at the hotel, where guests and visitors can peruse and enjoy at their leisure.
June 25, 2021
The Numbers That Matter to Us
Well hello 2021, 6 months in……………as we reflect back on a the first 6 months of a year like no other, which will in time be a “moment in history”… we had a look at the NUMBERS THAT MATTERED to us. As the old gameshow was 15 to 1, we have gone with 20,000 to 1 in our look back on the first 6 months of 2021 for all things The Montenotte Hotel as we prepared to reopen the hotel again to the our valued guests on the 2nd June.
We introduced new services..
We welcomed new team members..
We won awards..
We continued to innovate and engage..
We prepared and planned..
June 11, 2021
OUR 3 FAVOURITE COCKTAILS FOR A STYLISH SUMMER AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL
As the weather heats up, we tend to long for delicious, light and refreshing cocktails to cool us down and enjoy with friends on a summers evening and which will add a touch of glamour to your get-together
Our amazing beverage team led by the Bar Manager Gaëtan, created some amazing signature cocktails in advance of reopening to add to our new stylish cocktail menu for the guests to enjoy this summer.
May 21, 2021
Beautiful Energy at Bellevue Spa
This May, Bellevue Spa re-opened its doors for the third time in this past year, following the most anticipated government announcement. We are truly delighted to be able to welcome back new and existing customers once again.
We would like to congratulate Marta Wyrzykowska on her promotion to Head Therapist and In-house trainer. Marta has been working with Bellevue Spa for nearly 3 years and has an exceptional expertise from working in the world class establishments. She has grown from strength to strength in her time in Bellevue Spa and her enthusiasm is infectious. Marta spends her free time learning new ways to improve the mind, body and soul and is also our Reiki Master.
May 01, 2021
Girls on Tour in Cork City
Is there anything more exciting than planning a weekend away with the girls and your pals? To be surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in luxury surroundings in a great city with lots to see and do – what bliss!
We have everything you need for the perfect girly getaway in Cork; from luxury bedrooms, stylish cocktails, delightful dining, relaxing spa treatments and much more…
April 28, 2021
THE GIRLS CAN NOW GETAWAY TO CORK CITY..
Is there anything more exciting than planning a weekend away with the girls and your pals? To be surrounded by your best friends in a luxury hotel, in interesting surroundings, in a great city with lots to see and do – what bliss!
We have everything you need for the perfect girly getaway in Cork; from luxury bedrooms, stylish cocktails, delightful dining, relaxing treatments and much more…
April 16, 2021
BOTANICAL THEMED AFTERNOON TEA TO CALL & COLLECT
Have you been yearning for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts and treats? Fear not, this May Bank Holiday weekend, here at The Montenotte Hotel we have a unique and exciting way for you to treat yourself, your family or friends from the comfort of your own home as we finally welcome back summer.
“May Day” has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the feast of Bealtaine. Traditionally, bonfires were lit to mark the coming of summer and to grant luck to people and their livestock. We do not do bonfires anymore, but it is the start of summer and you can have cake, as you enjoy your weekend at home with some of our tasty delights and even catch up with some of the Cork International Choral Festival virtual hybrid concerts.
February 24, 2021
ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION AT HOME
For the second time we will be celebrating our national holiday in a lockdown. The nation’s favourite bank holiday normally brings out young and old, flags of tricolour in hands, dressed in green, faces painted in green, white and orange, marching in parades big or small, loud music playing, oh the thrill of being Irish but this year we just need to all this at home and in our back gardens.
The national flag of Ireland is intended to symbolise the inclusion of and the aspirations for unity between people of different traditions of this island, in 2021 more then ever the unity to fight the pandemic is stronger than ever. It has been such a long road but let’s be hopeful that soon we will be able to hold friends and family close again and get back to doing what we love.
February 16, 2021
ANN DALY, THE HEAD GARDENER AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL, AWAITS SPRING'S ARRIVAL
Ann Daly, Head Gardener at The Montenotte Hotel, spoke to us about the her work on our Victorian Gardens and Woodlands.
Ann discusses the Beauty of Nature’s change, the Rebirth of the Garden, her top recommendations on what to do in your garden right now to prepare for Spring's long awaited arrival and where we buy our plants and seeds...
February 09, 2021
TIPS FROM OUR BELLEVUE SPA MANAGER JENNIFER TO CREATE A ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S AT HOME
Take the opportunity this year to connect with nature and try something new and really be present with your loved one this Valentine's Day.
Top 3 recommendations by Jennifer, the award-winning Bellevue Spa Manager, to help deepen our connections to our partners, with a focus on overall health and mental well-being.
February 01, 2021
VALENTINE'S AFTERNOON TEA TO CALL & COLLECT FROM THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL
Without doubt it is going to be a Valentines weekend like no other, we would love nothing more than to be welcoming amazing couples to the hotel to celebrate their Valentine’s weekend with us.
We all appreciate this is not possible, but we do suspect that during this lockdown you are indeed yearning for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts and treats? Fear not, this Valentines weekend, we have a unique and exciting way for you to treat your loved one from the comfort of your own home.
January 18, 2021
MY CAREER: MY DAYS ARE VERY VARIED AS A HOTEL MARKETING MANAGER
My Career Q&A with Zuzana Brosnan, Marketing Manager at The Montenotte Hotel.
Zuzana spoke to the Evening Echo about her education background, career to date, hobbies, her advice to those looking to go down a similar career path and more...
December 30, 2020
2020 AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR IN SO MANY WAYS…
It has been difficult for everyone, both personally and professionally, and we have all had to adapt and explore a new way of doing things and a new way of living in the grips of a pandemic.
I am incredibly proud of our wonderful team here at The Montenotte that have stuck with us through thick and thin, through lockdown and reopening. Every time our team has been allowed to do what they do best, which is look after our guests, they have done a wonderful job.
December 14, 2020
FESTIVE COCKTAILS INSPIRED BY THE SPARKLING LIGHTS OF CORK
This festive season, our Panorama Bar Team led by the Bar Manager Gaetan created three festive cocktails to spread some joy and happiness. We will all be celebrating Christmas differently this year and whether you will get join us at The Montenotte Hotel or wish to create your own Christmas magic at home, we hope we can inspire you.
November 15, 2020
GIFTING AT THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL
Who's dreaming about gift vouchers this festive season... Give your corporate clients or team the gift of an unforgettable experience at The Montenotte Hotel this Christmas!
I cannot emphasis enough the importance of Team Ireland, Team Cork and supporting Irish this Christmas. Support local, stay local and shop local will be one some of the biggest trends this year.
November 09, 2020
POWER OF BREATH
By Jennifer McCarthy, The Bellevue Spa Manager
Modern research is showing us that making even the slight adjustments to the way we inhale, and exhale can halt allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease and even rejuvenate internal organs and improve overall health.
What is considered as medically normal today is anywhere from twelve to twenty breaths a minute. The key to optimum breathing for our health, endurance and longevity benefits is to practice fewer inhales and exhales in smaller volumes. We need to practice slow breathing and aim for 5.5 breaths per minute.
August 27, 2020
Yes… the largest Sculpture Exhibition in Ireland is now open at The Montenotte Hotel
By Ray Kelleher – Director of Sales & Marketing
A stunning Sculpture Exhibition has been installed at our hotel this week, here at The Montenotte Hotel, in the sunken Victorian Gardens and will be on-site for the next four weeks, in association with the prestigious amazing The Kildare Gallery.
In keeping with our company’s commitment to support Irish art and culture, 38 sculptures by 18 Irish artists, including Bob Quinn, Stephanie Hess and Donnacha Cahill have now adorned the gardens. The works range in themes, scale and materials including ceramic, bronze, bog oak and copper steel.
May 13, 2020
ANOTHER WAY TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA
~ Launch of our call and collect ‘Pure Cork Afternoon Tea’ ~
~ This special treat is perfect for cocooning loved ones and will support local producers and charity Our Hospital Heroes ~
Does lockdown have you pining for dainty finger sandwiches, fluffy scones and mouth-watering desserts? If you have a special occasion coming up, want to treat cocooning loved ones, or host a small socially distanced garden gathering when restrictions are eased, fear not, as Cork’s we have put Afternoon Tea back on the menu with the launch of a new call and collect service - available from Saturday 16th May! Orders will be taken from Friday 14th May.
May 07, 2020
MY MONTENOTTE EXPERIENCE
This Saturday, on February 1st, I ventured down to Cork for a weekend break in the picturesque and beautifully modern, Montenotte Hotel.
As they say, January is the only month with twice as many days as the rest. Maybe it’s the post-Christmas, back to reality, dark at 4pm aspect, but January really does drag. The first day of Spring was the perfect time for a trip away. Matt drove and we arrived to check-in at 2pm, bringing the total journey time to just under 3 hours.
As always, if anyone has any questions regarding the stay, please do let me know. I am always happy to answer!
All my foodie love,
August 01, 2019
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.
July 25, 2019
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.
Irish Sculptures to Adorn the Victorian Sunken Gardens at Luxury Cork Hotel
In keeping with Montenotte’s Hotel commitment to supporting Irish artists, 35 works of art from Irish sculptors will be exhibited in the stunning gardens of the Cork city boutique hotel from 27 June 2019.
May 22, 2019
A brillant mix of mix of urban and country, there is an endless supply of things to do in Cork this Summer season, whether you prefer the outdoors, or would rather sit down and watch the world go by with your favourite aperitif.
May 20, 2019
One Year on at Cork’s Coolest, Calmest Spa
Last May, luxury boutique hotel, The Montenotte opened the stunning Bellevue Spa and Style Suite. Developed by the same spa designer as Adare Manor, the Bellevue Spa brought luxury to Cork in a unique way by creating an oasis of calm in the heart of the city centre.
May 06, 2019
CORK BEFORE YOU DIE
As Corkonians, we are very passionate about our city. We know we offer a selection of exciting and unique things to do and attractions for our visitors to enjoy. Yet, life is like a bungee jump-you have yet to know what it feels like or experience the thrill, but you know it is going to be exhilarating. We love to brag about how amazing our city the “real capital” is. Here we have taken the time to give you our list of “Cork Before You Die”
April 12, 2019
24 Hours @ The Montenotte Hotel
Have you ever wondered what it is like to immerse yourself in unique hotel luxury for 24 hours? Here at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel, we take our time to listen to you, our guest, to learn more about what you would like for a relaxing getaway in Cork City, recently voted the 3rd friendliest city in the world. However, we have so much to offer, you may never actually leave the hotel during your time with us. So park your car in our complimentary car-park, you may not move it again until you depart.
March 01, 2019
GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Did you know that the modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908! Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in West Virginia which now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905 as she wanted to tribute her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honour all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".
February 18, 2019
A Uniquely Cork Affair at the Montenotte Hotel
February 12, 2019
St Patrick's Break in Cork City
Come and join us in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel Cork, as the centre of the city is set to become transformed by a riot of colour and sound. There will be something for everyone with food markets, street performers, musicians and marching bands bringing high-octane entertainment and lots of laughs. There is so much to see and do this festival weekend which takes place from 15th-18th March. Catch The Lee Sessions in pubs around town, visit some of our top attractions, see an exhibition or discover the city on foot at your own pace with Cork City Walks . Cork is definitely the place to be for St. Patrick’s weekend with this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. To view the official festival programme, click here.
January 30, 2019
Easter Break in Cork City
12th-27th April 2019
Here in Ireland, Easter is considered an important holiday, as it is a celebration of new life in all its forms,. Many people therefore choose this time to travel for new adventures, or to be closer to family, both of which are a great opportunity to get outdoors and partake in some fun activities.
January 04, 2019
The Cork International Choral Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City, Ireland
This year the festival will run from the 1st-5th May 2019
January 03, 2019
MID-TERM BREAK IN CORK CITY 18TH-22ND FEBRUARY 2019
Mid-term break is just around the corner and that means one thing – seven full days that need to be filled with fun tasks and activities. A little bit of organising and preparation will go a long way to ensure the holidays are enjoyed by all, and that is where we at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel can help. There is plenty to do and see in Cork city so be sure to take advantage of our stunning location during your stay in the beautiful city and county of Cork.
December 11, 2018
WINTER ROOM SALE
Add a bit of colour to your life this winter and spring, experience all that the award-winning Montenotte Hotel has to offer.
November 20, 2018
GIFT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
The most romantic day of the year will soon be upon us, Valentine’s Day. It is the time of year where you may spend forever choosing the perfect gift, something they will appreciate and truly enjoy, even brag about receiving! Regardless of how long you have been together, from young love to a well-burning flame, picking the perfect gift for February 14th can be tricky.
November 20, 2018
WINTER BREAKS IN CORK
Blow away those cobwebs with an air of freshness and spoil yourself with a well-deserved winter break, where Cork city sparkles in the frosty weather. Sometimes you just want to get a weekend away in a city that you’ve always been meaning to visit or you want to experience certain holidays in a new and interesting way. There is plenty to do and see so be sure to take advantage of our stunning location during your stay in the beautiful city and county of Cork.
November 08, 2018
Christmas at the Montenotte Hotel …
we have it all wrapped up for you!
Bellevue Spa, Cork's only boutique city spa at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel will be hosting an Exclusive Christmas Gifting Night on Wednesday 28th November 2018 & Thursday 6th December at 7pm.
On arrival, enjoy a drinks reception with festive canapés. This unique festive shopping event offers you the opportunity to experience our exclusive product range including Dermaviduals Skin Care and Bellevue Botanticals, as well our beautiful product range in The Style Suite of Kerastase, OPI Nails and Young Blood Mineral Cosmetics.
On the night, guests will hear from industry experts on the importance of skin care including Peigin Crowley, consultant of Bellevue Spa, Cliff at Lyons & Adare Manor to mention but a few. Ireland's leading expert in Dermaviduals Skin Care, Jennifer McCarthy.
The first 20 people to register for our exclusive event will receive a complimentary 15 minute express treatment*. All guests can avail of 10% off all products on the night of the event. Festive gift hampers and gift vouchers will be available also to purchase on the night.
For enquiries, please call us on 021 453 0050
*Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply..
For more information and to claim your ticket click here
November 05, 2018
Dermaviduals DMS Cleanser
A Correct Cleanser is the most important part of any skincare routine and is a vital that this is carried out correctly in order to maintain the long term health of your Skin.
October 30, 2018
CHRISTMAS IN CORK
With Santa’s countdown well and truly underway, let us take the stress out of your Christmas list! For shopping, shows and festive fun, nowhere beats Cork at Christmas. Nowhere does it better than the 'real capital'. We have put together a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us at the award-winning Montenotte Hotel.
October 25, 2018
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT
Unique gifting from The Montenotte Hotel
October 24, 2018
Dermaviduals Skincare at Bellevue Spa Cork
Winter Season is fast approaching therefore face the seasonal changes with the right Facial and Skincare at Bellevue Spa, The Montenotte Hotel.
Skin is like nature it changes seasonal based on humidity level and sunlight.
The beauty of Dermaviduals was that it changes with your skin demands in all seasons and all stresses.
October 18, 2018
MID TERM IN CORK CITY
Are you making plans for this mid-term? Cork comes alive with this October with festivals throughout Cork city & county. To help you plan your break in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel we have put together a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us.
October 18, 2018
CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018
The Cork Jazz Festival is an annual music festival held in Cork City, Ireland. This year the festival will run from the 25th-29th October 2018.
October 01, 2018
Cork, September 2018: Many of Cork’s landmark buildings including City Hall, County Hall, Port of Cork, University College Cork, CIT’s City Centre Hub on Grand Parade, The Capitol and One Albert Quay among others, will be turning red this week to mark the launch of a new brand to promote all that is great about Cork.
The “We are Cork” brand will enhance marketing of the city and county nationally and internationally as a great place to live, work, invest, study, play, visit and succeed.
September 06, 2018
Cork, September 2018: The latest exciting development at the Montenotte Hotel, Cork City is the appointment of Liam Kirwan to the role of Executive Head Chef.
August 06, 2018
BELLEVUE Botanicals Massage
WHAT IS BELLEVUE BOTANICALS?
A product line created for us and inspired by our Sunken Victorian Garden. Our botanicals contain rose, lavender , rosemary, peat from Laois, Carrageen Moss and Beeswax from West Cork. These botanical treatments have been carefully curated for the customer and aim to relax and rejuvenate. Bellevue Botanicals is 100% natural and made in Ireland.
July 18, 2018
In July 2018: An innovative programme to support Irish artists has been launched by boutique hotel, The Montenotte.
VIP Launch of Bellevue Spa & Style Suite
In glorious sunshine, on the magnificent Panorama Terrace on Thursday 28th June 2018, a gathering of style icons convened for the exclusive VIP launch of the Bellevue Spa & Style Suite.
June 04, 2018
JUNE IN CORK CITY
This June sees Cork alive with festivals throughout the city and county. To help you plan your break in the award-winning Montenotte Hotel we have compiled a list of wonderful experiences for you to enjoy during your time with us.
May 01, 2018
Corneotherapy-The science of maintaining and restoring healthy skin
Corneotherapy takes the science of cosmeceuticals one step further. It could be argued that corneotherapy is the skin care concept of the future. It’s where science meets beauty. Another way of thinking of it is that it provides the link between dermatology and cosmetics.
December 15, 2017
Selling out within minutes, tickets for the prestigious Cork Chamber Annual Dinner.
Announced on Friday, 15 December 2017 by Cork Chamber, the headline sponsor is the recently awarded Ireland’s ‘Best City Hotel’ Montenotte Hotel.
The Cork Chamber Annual Dinner is largest corporate gathering in Munster, attracting over 1,000 business guests, decision makers and political dignitaries.
“Every year, the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner is undoubtedly the best business networking event in the corporate calendar. Like Cork Chamber, we, at the Montenotte Hotel, are keen to provide businesses in the Region, large and small, with the best environment in which to do business. We feel very positively about Cork’s business opportunities and development in 2018, and look forward to being involved as headline sponsor at this year’s Annual Dinner on 2nd February at Cork City Hall,” said Frankie Whelehan, Proprietor of the Montenotte Hotel.
Speaking at the announcement, Cork Chamber Chief Executive Conor Healy said, “As the iconic business event of the year, the Annual Dinner attracts the largest business audience to any single event outside Dublin offering a diverse range of businesses an opportunity to connect and network. We are delighted to be working with the award winning Montenotte Hotel for the second year as headline sponsors, along with all of the supporters and supplier who help to make this event so special”.
Recently awarded Ireland’s ‘Best City Hotel’, the Montenotte Hotel has been announced as this year's headline sponsor of the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner 2018. Attracting almost 1,000 guests.
The event was held at City Hall Cork on 2nd Feb 2018. Pictured at the announcement are Brian Bowler, General Manager Montenotte Hotel, Leigh Gillen, Events Manager and Barbara Anne Richardson, Director at Cork Chamber and Frankie Whelehan, Montenotte Hotel Proprietor. "
October 02, 2017
The Montenotte Hotel Wins Best City Hotel at Ireland’s Gold Medal Awards
Monday, 2 October 2017: It’s three in a row for the Montenotte Hotel! The luxury four-star boutique hotel in Cork city has added the Hotel & Catering industry’s highest award, the Gold Medal Award 2017 for Best City Hotel, to its list of recent accolades.
August 23, 2017
THE MONTENOTTE HOTEL PANORAMA BISTRO & TERRACE SCOOPS BEST HOTEL BAR AWARD
Cork, 23 August 2017: Anyone who has enjoyed the views of Cork city from the Panorama Terrace at the Montenotte Hotel will appreciate why it was awarded the Hotel Bar of the Year 2017 at the Sky Bar Awards in Dublin this week. Beating off stiff competition from luxury hotels in the capital and across Ireland, the Montenotte Hotel team picked up the highest accolade in the Irish hotel and licensing trade for their unique panoramic bar and bistro overlooking Cork.