Its private island location and the world-class golfing on offer are among the compelling reasons guests keep coming to the 5-star Fota Island resort. Located just 20 minutes from Cork city by car, the hotel is set within the grounds of a former aristocratic home.
A 5-minute drive away is Fota Island Wildlife Park (the only one in Ireland), featuring more than 80 species of animals, and the restored Fota House & gardens. Further afield, the Midleton Distillery and Shangerry Pottery are worth a visit and there are regular boat tours leaving for Spike Island, which is home to a historic fort.
There are three championship golf courses on the island and Fota Island Resort itself hosted the 2014 Irish Open (as well as in 2001 and 2002). There's also one of Ireland’s most acclaimed spas on site, which (among its list of 60 treatments) has a unique “walking river” that is recommended for golfers to improve their swings. There is also a full fitness suite, an indoor swimming pool and a hypotherapy suite.
The bedrooms are spacious and decorated in subtle shades, with rainforest showers in the bathrooms. Expect free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and views of the surrounding woodland or golf courses.
When hungry, the fine-dining Fota Restaurant is open all day, with a breakfast buffet until 11am and dinner until 9:30pm. The menu features dishes such as local cheese, meat and fish, such as quail kiev with white truffle butter, duo of Kerry Hill lamb, and Ardsallagh goat’s cheese with beetroot panna cotta. There is also the Amber Lounge with a good range of local whiskeys, and the Spike Bar & Clubhouse on the golf course.
by Amy Lindsay
Extra beds / roll away beds
Golf course (on-site)
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Public car park
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Children up to age 3 stay stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children age 4 years and older at 25.00€ per stay,
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 4.
Extra bed available on request and in the Deluxe King rooms: 25€ per night for children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Resort closed December 25 & 26.
Island is served by the Cork to Cobh rail line. It is also accessible by road
on the N25 from Cork to Rosslare, which will take 30 minutes and there is free
parking on site. Alternatively, Cork Airport is only a 25-minute drive.
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