We are so proud to now reveal our panoramic rooftop bar, The Glasshouse. High on everyone’s bucket list when visiting Cork is to take in the breath-taking views from our Panorama Terrace. As we constantly evolve creating memorable experiences for our guests, we have now opened ‘The Glasshouse’, with uninterrupted views of Cork city and county.

The Glasshouse has been designed with creativity, delivering a distinctively eclectic vibe, full of fun and offers an experience like no other. Our aim is to elevate the experience for you our guests, offering an architecturally designed, art-deco inspired setting for you to enjoy the very best of Cork hospitality.


While taking in the views, guests can enjoy a range of exclusive botanical themed cocktails inspired by our Victorian sunken gardens that surround The Glasshouse.

Close attention has been given to every detail from the show-stopping glass exterior, custom-built bridge, central courtyard, to the bespoke art-deco inspired interiors and our enticing cocktail and drinks menus. Everything about this rooftop bar oozes high-end sophistication and will offer an exclusive appeal, the perfect location for pre or post dinner drinks as you enjoy the wonderful views of Cork. We do not take reservations for The Glasshouse. The Glasshouse operates on a first come, first served basis, however we do respectively wish to advise that due to the increasingly high demand on Friday & Saturday’s especially at the hotel, we do have to look after our hotel residents first and cannot guarantee our non-resident guests a table in The Glasshouse. We will do our very best to accommodate most requests and will be subject to availability.


To access The Glasshouse, guests are led from our Panorama Terrace, down a sweeping staircase and over a purpose-built glass bridge to the terrace of The Glasshouse which boosts stunning soft pink outdoor furnishings and uninterrupted views of Cork city and county.

Our signature cocktail “The Royale Rose” is made with our new bespoke Montenotte Gin, fresh strawberry purée, lemon juice and egg white foam, served with a simple shot of Prosecco on the side and is a treat just waiting to be enjoyed for when you visit us at The Glasshouse.


Give the gift of our specially commissioned Montenotte Gin. Our specially commissioned Montenotte Gin was created in early 2021, in a partnership with Blackwater Distillery. A joined project where the inspiration taken from our Sunken Victorian Garden was married with an expertise of the Head Distiller at Blackwater.

This specially commissioned gin has a unique character and flavour with an impressive depth of woody, fruity and floral flavours.
A combination of elements, amongst other botanicals - fragrant lavender, robust rhubarb, punchy pink peppercorn and wild cardamon are subtly infused to perfection.

Our gin bottle is presented in a beautiful, bespoke presentation box complete with its concept origin and some delicious pairing suggestions including our signature cocktail recipe from our Bar Manager Gaëtan.

Our Montenotte Gin Presentation Box retails at €60 and is available to purchase directly from the hotel reception.


The Glasshouse is open 7 days per week, Monday to Thursday from 16:00 until late, and Friday to Sunday from 12:30 until late. 

The Glasshouse is open to both residents of the hotel and non-residents, and reservations are not required, tables are available on first come, first served basis, subject to availability.

If you have any queries on The Glasshouse do call us on 021 453 0050.

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We are overjoyed to announce our new partnership with the prestigious, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). This is a huge honour for our team here at The Montenotte Hotel and allows us to further enhance our presence on the global stage as one of Ireland’s top luxury destination hotels in a truly urban setting.

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As we say goodbye to 2021, a year that has arguably been hugely challenging for our industry, we can’t help but be hopeful that 2022 will be a better one.

Even with all the challenges that faced us this year, what with us being in restrictions for the first five months of the year, here at The Montenotte Hotel, like so many others we pivoted, and this started by us opening our Vintage Van Café outside the front door of the hotel. The opening of the Vintage Van allowed us to bring some of our team members back to work. The locals here around the hotel in the Montenotte area, loved the Vintage Van Café as they went for walks within their 5KM radius. We are so appreciative of the support that the local community provided us with during those early days of 2021.

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We all love a gift card, they are so versatile and work for both the purchaser and those in receipt of the gift. However, this year, here at The Montenotte Hotel we wanted to do something a little extra and have been working on developing new enticing gift boxes, created in true Montenotte fashion - by staying unique.

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