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    What wonderful hospitality and kindness shown from all staff during our stay. Excellent Covid compliance and management. Can’t wait to return in the near future. Thanks a million!

  • Hotel guest


    Really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Beautiful spot, love the terrace overlooking the gardens. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Felt very safe as everything was well organised.

  • Michael Brady


    I booked the Montenotte Hotel for one night to celebrate our 8th wedding Anniversary, the best decision I ever made. From check in to check out we had a magical stay. Considering this was just over a week after restrictions were lifted re. Covid 19 the staff were so well trained and retained the most incredible professionalism throughout the hotel. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel welcome, the girl who checked us in was a joy, any questions we had she had the answer to. The room was glorious but the dining experience was even better. Again the staff were fantastic, the food was so good my Wife wants to Marry the Chef and said so to our server. Breakfast was so well organised and so tasty, I need say no more except 10 out of 10. I didn't even get to mention the gardens, Wow just go for lunch and walk around this idyllic setting. Beautiful Hotel, Fantastic Staff, Incredible Food and Stunning surrounds.

  • Paul O'Malley


    Hotel is close enough to city centre to walk (downhill) to the city, but yet far enough away to be very peaceful with great views. Staff are super friendly. Stayed in a suite (self catering apartment). Excellent as flexibility to have breakfast in suite (nice shop 5 mins walk away at St. Luke’s) and then lunch or dinner in hotel. Suite very cosy and comfortable. Great alternative to city centre hotel and much better experience. Imagine would be great if you have children as extensive gardens with spectacular views.

  • Virginia Giglio


    My husband and I live in Cork and slipped away up the hill to the Montenotte for a Valentine treat. And what a treat! The food was superb at dinner, with a splendid view and exemplary service. Our rose-petaled bed, chocolates in the room, and Prosecco on arrival in front of the lobby fireplace were icing on the cake. And the cake was a superior, quiet room with walk-in shower and lovely decor. To top it off, breakfast in bed the next day was sublime! All staff were friendly and helpful and entered into the celebratory mood. The Montenotte’s reputation is well-deserved. Hoping to make this a yearly romantic tradition!

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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.

With so many events, including showcase events like Bloom, cancelled, our exhibition is now the largest outdoor exhibition of its kind in Ireland this year!

We now encourage as many locals and visitors as possible to visit the Sculpture Exhibition and wander around the wonder of these secret gardens, which were only recently rediscovered and restored to their former glory of 100 years ago.  Your body and mind will truly relax as you peruse the art, breathe in the aromatic scents of lavender, myrtle and rosemary, and listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain.

You can also take in the spectacular views of the exhibition, Victorian Gardens and Cork city from a high from the recently refurbished Panorama Terrace. We just ask that you pop to the hotel reception and register your details to gain access.

For myself, I am only just with the hotel less than 2 weeks and there is no doubt that this is one of Ireland’s most instragrammable hotels and the sculpture exhibition enhances this.

We hosted a press call to launch the exhibition with the Lord Mayor Cllr Joe Kavanagh and the Lady Mayoress Stephanie this week and our General Manager Brian Bowler commented , “We are delighted to host such a magnificent Sculpture Exhibition in association with the Kildare Gallery, after a hugely successful inaugural event in 2019.  It’s part of our ongoing ethos to support Irish artists, and it has never been more important to do, as the arts community has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. To see these incredible sculptures against the backdrop of our re-discovered sunken Victorian gardens is a stunning sight to behold”.

It was also great to meet Ruth Liddle from the Kildare Gallery who is the curator of the exhibition. I feel my artistic knowledge has grown since I arrived at The Montenotte Hotel.

The Sculpture Exhibition will run until September 26th.  All of the pieces are available to purchase with The Kildare Gallery and for more information about visiting the exhibition see here

Ray Kelleher
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Montenotte Hotel

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~ 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. 

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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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