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Irish Phrasebook For Your Trip To Cork

After two years of no international travel, there has never been such an intense demand to travel again. We are certainly gearing up for a busy season as we welcome back our international visitors to our city-centre boutique hotel in the heart of Cork City; for many the real capital of the Emerald Isle. Of course, getting back into the swing of travelling again involves a little bit of preparation. There’s packing to be done, itineraries to be drawn up, …

Cork

Springtime In Cork City – Top 7 Reasons To Visit

Spring is in the air and with only 3 weeks until the clocks spring forward, never has it been a more apt time to utter that well-worn phrase: ‘Sure, there’s a grand old stretch to the evenings’.  Spring is definitely making itself known here in our city-centre hotel.  The longer days and abundance of early-blooming daffodils, combined with the further lifting of restrictions has certainly (forgive the pun) put a spring in all of our steps as we eagerly await …

Book on history of Cork at Hotel Isaacs Cork
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Introducing Clement Gleeson – Our New General Manager

New Year ~ New You! Out with the old and in with the new! Yes, January is typically a time of new beginnings, a time to strategise, to do better and be more. The same is true in our Cork city-centre hotel except we could say it’s very much a case of “New Year, New General Manager” with the appointment of Clement Gleeson arriving in the Rebel City. Welcome Clement Normally, we would be bemoaning the end of the festive …

Hotel Isaacs Cork Deluxe double bedroom with window
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Perks of Booking Direct

Ah Christmas time- is it really all mistletoe and wine and chestnuts roasting on an open fire? We think not! In the midst of all this festive cheer (or madness), one would be forgiven for just wanting to throw the unwanted pair of Christmas socks at Auntie Jane and run off for some tender loving care. Let’s be real: Christmas can be exhausting. There’s the stress of finding the perfect gift for people we only see once a year, not …

Hotel Isaacs Cork outdoor eating with view oof waterfall
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Cork City

The Toy Show is over! The madness that is Black Friday has passed (phew). It’s finally December! We can don our Christmas jumpers, go carol-singing, attack the 12 Pubs and start stocking up on endless supplies of socks for Dad (yes, we know we said we’d be more creative with our gift ideas, but maybe next year). Tis’ the season to be jolly here at Hotel Isaacs as we busily put the finishing touches to our festive decorations. Definitely come and check …

Large Cask Bar in the heart of Cork City
Cork

Christmas Gifts Guide In Cork City

Christmas Gifts November is here… is it safe to say Christmas yet? We think so anyway! And after the year we’ve had, all we can say is BRING IT ON! We can’t wait to get our tinsel on and some cringe-worthy Christmas jingles a-playing as we rock and bop ourselves around our attention-grabbing Christmas tree as we eagerly await the madness to begin. Of course, let’s be honest… Christmas can be stressful. Whether that’s the hunt for the perfect mince …