Isaacs  3 stars

48 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Cork, Ireland, 00000  show mapSave
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The excellent 3-star Isaacs Cork is set in the center of Cork. The hotel opened in 1870 and since then remains an example of Victorian architecture in Cork.

Many Cork sights, including Fitzgerald Park, University College Cork and Royal Gunpowder Mills are 20 minutes away from the hotel. The property is 100m away from St. Mary's Dominican Church, Victorian Everyman Theatre and General Post Office.

The vicinity of gardens and waterfalls as well as quick access to restaurants, boutiques and markets set the hotel apart.

10 minutes' drive from Cork airport and 10 minutes' walk to Kent train station.


The spacious hotel rooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities, a patio and a laptop-size safe as well as a dishwasher, kitchenware and a microwave. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower available in all guestrooms.


Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The unique restaurant serves Asian meals in a warm atmosphere.


Isaacs Cork boasts a photocopier, a business center and conference facilities for business needs and provides room service, 24-hour reception and a wake up service.


Guests will take advantage of sailing, fishing and golf available on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is EUR 5 per day

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) and the rate is EUR 6.50 per day.

Number of rooms   47.

City Center Cork - 1700 ft
Airports Cork (ORK) - 4.3 mi, Kerry (KIR) - 48.9 mi
Train Stations Kent Station - 2700 ft
Restaurants Greene's Restaurant (cuisine: Continental, European, Irish) - 100 ft, Isaac's Restaurant - 100 ft
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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  2.30 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 

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    Isaacs LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Underground stations
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    • Parks
    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
      1000 ft
    • Open Top Bus Tour
      2000 ft
    Popular areas
    • The English Market
      1700 ft
    Places of interest
    • Elizabeth Fort
      1400 ft
    • Aghabullogue Parish
      1400 ft
    • Aghada Parish
      1400 ft
    • Saint Finbarre's Cathedral
      1400 ft
    • Church of St Anne (Shandon)
      2000 ft
    • 2700 ft
    Train stations
    • Kent Station
      2300 ft
    • Coillte - Irish Forestry Board
      1400 ft
    • Capitol Cinema
      2000 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Shandon Steeple
      2300 ft
    • Barryscourt Castle
      1400 ft
    • The Opera House
      1000 ft
    • Alpha Enviromental System
      1400 ft
    • the Institute for Choreography & Dance (icd)
      1400 ft
    • Lavitt's Quay Gallery
      1700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Royal Gunpowder Mills
      1.2 mi
      Ballincollig, Cork
    • Fitzgerald Park
      1.2 mi
      Mardyke, Cork
    • Cork City Gaol
      1.3 mi
      Convent Ave., Cork
    • Church of Christ the King
      1.6 mi
      Turner's Cross, Cork
    • Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks
      1.7 mi
      Lee Road, Cork

    Near the hotel

    • Firkin Crane Centre (aka the Institute for Choreography and Dance)
      1100 ft
      Shandon, Cork
    • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
      1200 ft
      Emmet Pl., Cork
    • Donovan's Bridge
      1600 ft
      University Gates, Western Road, Cork
    • Collins Barracks Museum
      1600 ft
      Old Youghal Road, Cork
    • General Post Office
      1600 ft
      Oliver Plunkett St., Cork
    • St. Peter and Paul's Church
      1700 ft
      Paul St., Cork
    • St. Anne's Shandon Church
      2100 ft
      Church St., Cork

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Greene's Restaurant

      61% likes this, based on 234 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental, European, Irish
      Price Range: USD 20 - USD 65

      100 ft
      48 MacCurtain Street

      Phone: (0)21 450 0011

    • Isaac's Restaurant

      76% likes this, based on 206 reviews
      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 49

      100 ft
      48 MacCurtain Street

      Phone: (0)21 450 3805

    • Dan Lowreys Tavern

      63% likes this, based on 47 reviews
      Cuisine: Irish

      0 ft
      13 Maccurtain Street
    • Cafespresso

      91% likes this, based on 19 reviews
      Cuisine: European

      100 ft
      McCurtain Street
    • The Fish Wife

      79% likes this, based on 60 reviews
      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips, Irish
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 16

      200 ft
      45A McCurtain Street

    Isaacs Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Isaacs

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Based on 478 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends

      The room was big and very quiet, staff were polite and the position of the hotel was great for the city

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Friendly staff, rooms were very clean and location was excellent. All in all a very good, non-expensive stay.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The rooms are very good, spacious, comfortable and modern furnishings. Very good breakfast and great dining space with the waterfall outside. Great central location for exploring Cork City

      The room was a bit warm the first night with no obvious means of controlling temperature.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Friendly staff, convenient restaurants below hotel, decent location near train station, great fountain in the center courtyard, good value for the city

      inconvenient parking arrangements, charges for internet, smokers in courtyard at night

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Found the hotel clean and friendly, really enjoyed our stay as it was close to all amenities, would definitely come back for another visit.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The room was very spacious and comfortable. Also the waterfall outside the lobby is a lovely feature.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The hotel had great charm and character, it was a nice change to be in a small intimate setting rather than the large impersonal hotels I normally go to. The hotel is so easy to get to and the car park the hotel uses is close to the hotel. The location is close to the shops and night life. Breakfast was lovely and the restaurant is a popular place to eat even if you don't stay in it. I would definitely go back.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Very noisy due to its proximity to the road

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      staff were very helpful and kind. food was fantastic with amazing view of waterfall and perfectly located

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The car park is down the street and up a steep hill. It's hard work taking luggage from the car to the hotel room.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Room was very comfortable and staff extremly welcoming and friendly,loved the waterfall feature outside . Location very central.

      Swimming pool and leisure facilities away from hotel

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The best hotel we ever stayed in, the staff are very very friendly and the hotel is so close to the train station and to the shopping center and to the city center

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      All the staff I met while I was staying there were very friendly and helpful. I thought it was very quiet for a hotel that was located so near to the city centre. The room was very comfortable, well heated and the beds were comfortable.

      It is only a very minor fault but it would have been nice to have some small bars of soap left in the bathroom.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Great city location, surrounded by restaurants of all budgets, 5mins walk to main avenue, great standing: was actually surprised how well the rooms were: 4/5stars standing in my view, very comfortable, wifi, huge bed, toileteries, option of room service,ect...Would definitly go back!

      Breakfast finishes too early in my view: 10am for a check out at 12pm. Should be 11am

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Good position for the town, good food

      Our room was at the front of the hotel and I got no sleep as a bar over the road was open into the early hours and people were outside smoking and very loud, we also had some women in the adjoining room coming and going all night loud and drunk and being sick, the soundproofing between . You cant blame a hotel for ignorant guests but they do need to sort the sound proofing. I would suggest you book a room at the sides of the hotel which were away from the road.

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