Clayton Hotel Cork City

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Excellent location - 10 minutes’ walk to the city centre & train station
  • Kudos Bar & Restaurant serves Asian food and local craft beers
  • Good-sized rooms with free Wi-Fi & mineral water
  • On-site swimming pool, gym & spa


Whether you’re in the Republic of Ireland’s second-biggest city for business or pleasure (or both), the Clarion Hotel Cork is in an excellent location -- overlooking the River Lee and just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

There’s plenty to see in Cork -- walk along the quay and into town for the Merchant’s Quay Shopping Centre, the foodie heaven of the English Market and the Opera House. Stroll a little further for St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, with its unexpectedly whimsical architecture, and further still -- actually around 15 minutes’ drive west -- for the imposing Cork City Gaol, now a museum.

Back at the hotel, Kudos Bar & Restaurant serves wine, local craft beers and fresh Asian food -- look for duck hoi sin, king prawn stir fry and chicken laksa. Food is also served all day at the Atrium Café, with tapas available Tuesday-Friday evenings. In the morning, there’s a plentiful breakfast buffet, with everything from cereals and yoghurts to bacon and eggs.

The hotel’s SanoVitae Health and Fitness Club has a gym and 18-metre pool -- swimming caps are mandatory but these can be bought from SanoVitae reception. The spa offers a range of treatments (charges apply), plus a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

The good-sized bedrooms have been simply finished and have king-size beds, free mineral water and WiFi and baths and showers in the bathroom. Family rooms are also available with an extra single bed or pull-out sofa. Some rooms overlook the internal atrium. 

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15.95 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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