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We recognize that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long term sustainability of the Hotel Industry”. To this end The Montenotte Hotel is committed to the following actions:

  • To achieve sound environmental practices across our entire operation.
  •  To produce an annual Environmental Plan setting out our Objectives, Targets and Action Plan.
  • To comply fully with all relevant legislation.
  • To minimize our waste and reduce our water consumption where possible.
  • To Reduce, Re-use and Recycle the resources consumed by our business wherever practical.
  • To invite our suppliers and contractors to participate in our efforts to protect the environment.
  • To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet our objectives.
  • To monitor and record our environmental impacts on a regular basis and compare our performance with our policies, objectives and targets.
  • Our customers and guests will be made aware of our initiatives and we will encourage them to help us achieve our environmental goals.


In order to make your meeting or event as sustainable as possible and inline with our Environmental Policy we are committed to the below:


  • Our air-handling units are eco-friendly and only used when required to reduce electricity consumption
  • The lighting in our meeting rooms is produced by energy-efficient bulbs
  • All paper and plastic products used during your meeting or event are recycled including menus, conference papers water bottles etc.
  • We offer tap water instead of bottled water on request to reduce the use of single use plastic bottles
  • We ensure lights are turned off in our meeting rooms when they are not in use
  • We e-mail quotations and contracts instead of printing
  • We use local food suppliers with all of our food sourced within Ireland in order to support the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint
  • All glass beverage bottles are returned or recycled
  • All food waste generated within the premises is disposed of as compostable waste



  • Separate any waste which requires recycling when your meeting is finished.
  • Consider the environment when reviewing the details of your meeting and communicating your agenda by using e-mail where possible instead of printing.
  • Request tap water should you wish to minimise your use of single use plastics.
  • Consider using public transport or car-pooling amongst attendees when travelling to the Hotel.
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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,

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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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