About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
A lodge that sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms
From the moment you enter the gates of Fota Island Resort Hotel in Ireland, you will be struck by the sheer elegance and natural beauty of a place where life runs at an altogether more leisurely pace. You will drive on tree-lined avenues where magnificent oaks and sycamores herald your approach. And when you reach your self catering in Cork destination and step from your car, you will find your greeting laid before you in the tranquil setting of your exclusive lodge.OutsideFota Island is situated in the Upper Harbour area of South Cork, just a ten minute drive from Cork City with it's international airport and passenger ferry terminal. The resort is nestled in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in "The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland".The island encompasses Golf Courses, a wildlife park, Residential Lodges and luxury Hotel and Spa along with a proposed Marina in one of Ireland's most idyllic settings.Traditionally styled with high-pitched roofs and natural slate and windows of Nordic pine, the holiday home lodges are designed to not merely complement the wonderful landscape of the island, but to sit so comfortably within that very landscape it is as if they were always meant to be there. While existing trees and woodlands have been completely retained, an extensive tree and shrub planting scheme was undertaken to further enhance the natural appearance of the lodge environment within this beautiful part of Cork in the South of Ireland.The holiday home lodges are available with 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms and sleep from 4 to 7 people.The Courtyard Lodges are closest to the new luxury Hotel & Spa development. Ranging in size from 738 sq.ft to 1550 sq.ft, these lodges are a wonderful mix of easy traditional styled exteriors with soft relaxing contemporary interiors, all encompassing the magic that is Fota.The two bedroom Courtyard Lodges sleep up to 4 people in two double bedrooms.Each has 2 bathrooms.House layoutThree bedrooms:bedroom 1:double bedroombedroom 2:twin bedroombedroom 3:single bedroomIdeal for short breaks to play golf in Cork and to have a self catering holiday with family and friends. Unfortunately dogs and other pets are not allowed in our lodges. We can provide additional items such as cots, high chairsand more upon request.The Five Star Resort in Ireland does not provide stair gates in the lodges, but visitors are welcome to bring their own if required. All the lodges have extensively equipped kitchens and multi-channel televisions in the living area and in one bedroom. Furthermore, each lodge is internet enabled and the internal telephone system allows you all the comfort and access required to the Resort's amenities and services.NotesPlease note, your lodge is supplied with one bath and one hand towel per person at the beginning of your stay at our self catering near cork city.
If required, additional towels are available from the spa at a cost of €2 per towel.
Please remember to bring your lodge towels with you for use whilst visiting the swimming pool.
Accessible lodges for guests with disabilities and impairments are available. Please ask the staff member when booking.
Check in Time is 5pm - 8pm
Check out time is 10.30am
A pre-authorisation of your credit card will be requested on check-in
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Overall holiday was good
No towels at our lodge when we arrived and the TV didn't work but with a phone call we got both of them sorted.
Good afternoon Suzie Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Fota Island Resort. We are happy to hear that the towels and TV were sorted for you promptly once staff were informed of the issue. The customer service is brilliant at Fota Island Resort. Thank you again for your feedback. Kindest regards Maura
Went away with a group of ladies for an r & r weekend. We had a lovely time.. The house was clean warm and had everything we needed. We will book aha.
Great People, Horrible Heat and Internet
Very nice staff
Very nice building and rooms
Very nice pool and spa facilities
Very nice kitchen
Uncontrolled heat (really affected our sleeping)
Very poor internet
Clothes dryer takes forever
We were initially happy with the look and feel of the place - very modern and comfy.
Greatly enjoyed the pools in the main hotel (2 minute drive away)
We bought food and made good use of the fridge and stove (as well as the clothes washer/dryer).
We were expecting to have good internet and planned on using it to research the next stages of our trip, pay for tolls on line ... plus I'm a photographer and wanted to post photos each day for the various guests we were visiting as well as our family back home. But the internet barely worked, and we didn't feel like getting into our car to drive somewhere to find access. That was a HUGE downer. By the time we discovered the internet was unusable, it was pretty late and there was nothing the staff could do.
The deal killer for us was the excessive heat - we woke up day one with the heat blasting out so strong we had to open up all the windows and doors to cool the place down. I called for help to try and figure out the heating controls, and someone came down very quickly to work on it. The lady was very nice and polite, and she set all the controls for 20 celsius. I specifically asked if the settings would last or if a preset schedule would over ride what she had done, but we were assured the new settings would stay in place. Unfortunately, sometime in the night they reset back to 40+Celsius and once again our sleep was ruined.
I always try to find the positives and I rarely complain - but I have never experienced a place with uncontrolled heat before. Ever. So this was a first for us.
We were only there for two days, and the few staff we met were extremely nice and courteous - they were just unable to help us.
We were so spooked by the heat problem I don't think we could have stayed a third night.
If they can fix the heat, and get a proper router in the place, this could be a decent place. It was a lot of money for a poor experience.
The two stars are for the nice people who attempted to help.
Hope this helps the place improve.
Blarney Castle Situated 8 km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its stone, it is said it has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it, one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk. In the grounds of the castle the Rock Close and its surroundings is a curious place of ancient trees and far more ancient stones, by legend a garden of druidic origin and a centre of worship in pre-Christian days. The place has an aura of magic and mystique with Wishing Steps, Witch's Kitchen, Druids Cave and many other delights such as Lake Walk, Waterfall, Fern Garden, Ice-house and Lime Kiln, all telling a story of centuries past. Facilities Three souvenir shops, Bureau de Change, refreshments, restored stable yard and old farm machinery, Blarney Lake and wildlife, arboretum and gardens, garden walk and woodland walks. Opening Hours May (9-6.30pm) Jun-Jul-Aug (9am to 7pm) Sept (9am to 6.30pm) Oct-Apr (9am to 5.30pm or sundown), Sundays- Summers 9am to 5.30pm and winters 9am to sundown. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing Admission Prices Adult Admission: €12 Student/Seniors (over 60): €10 Children (8-14 years): €5 Family: €30 Directions: Cork City Centre follow signs for Limerick (N20). Travel for 7 km; exit left (sign-posted Blarney). Arrive at Blarney Fota Wildlife Park Voted one of the top ten attractions in Ireland. At Fota wildlife park you get to walk amongst the animals from all over the world. A fun day out for all the family, learn about the animals and their habitats. You can take a guided tour or stroll around the grounds at your own pace. There are lots to see and do here. There are two cafes which sell hot and cold meals and refreshments. Ice-cream boots are dotted around the grounds. There are play area for kids and a lovely gift shop. Opening Times Monday to Saturday 10.00 am last entry at 5.00 pm and gates close at 6.00 pm Sunday 10..30 am last entry at 5.00pm and gates close at 6.00 pm. Prices Adults €14.50 Children under 16 €9.50 Students with a valid card €9.50 Toddlers under 3 Free 2 Adults + 2 Kids €44.00 2 Adults + 3 Kids €50.00 2 Adults + 4 Kids €56.00 €3 for parking at Fota Wildlife Park Kinsale Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. It has been hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, with no shortage of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. It is just 18 miles from Cork city. Why not visit Kinsale and take a tour of this lovely town. There are many activities' to choose from for everyone in the family. Try whale watching, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, fishing, or horse riding. Visit Charles Fort or maybe the International Museum of Wine. There is so much to discover and do in this beautiful little town. Cork City Goal and Radio Museum Two of Cork City's leading tourist attractions are housed in this amazing building, found just a stroll away from Cork city centre and the famous Shandon church bells. Step back in time to see what 19th and early 20th century life was like in Cork, both inside and outside prison walls. The exhibition shows amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells and sound effects that allow the visitor to experience the day-to-day life of prisoners and gaolers. Situated in the former Governor's House, the Radio Museum Experience incorporates the restored 6CK Radio Broadcasting Studio. There is an audio-visual presentation on Marconi, particularly his Irish connections, and a wonderfully nostalgic collection of artefacts from the early days of radio, including the RTE Collection. Prices Adults €7 Student/Seniors €6 Child €4 2 Adults and up to 4 kids €20.00 Opening Times Open daily from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm March - October Open daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm November to February The Titanic Experience Cobh Titanic Experience Cobh is a new permanent visitor attraction which opened on February 1st 2012 in Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland. Situated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America. They use audio visual technology to bring the story to life using cinematic shows, scene sets, holographic imagery and touch screen technology. It is a must see if you go to Cork. Opening Times Open 7 days a week 9am - 6 pm with last admission at 5 pm. Prices Adults € 9.50 Kids € 4.75 Students/Seniors € 7.50 Familys (2 Adults & 4 Kids) € 24.00 Enjoy a traditional Irish music session The traditional Irish music session is the quintessential "Irish experience" and has rightly earned its place on the "must dos" when visiting Ireland. Duck into a pub any evening and chances are a small group of musicians will have taken over a corner.
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Notes<br /> Please note, your lodge is supplied with one bath and one hand towel per person at the beginning of your stay at our self catering near cork city.<br /> If required, additional towels are available from the spa at a cost of €2 per towel.<br /> Please remember to bring your lodge towels with you for use whilst visiting the swimming pool.<br /> Accessible lodges for guests with disabilities and impairments are available. Please ask the staff member when booking.<br /> Check in Time is 5pm - 8pm<br /> Check out time is 10.30am<br /> A pre-authorisation of your credit card will be requested on check-in<br /> Baby Sitting<br /> We also offer a babysitting service which is €10 per hour. We book all of our babysitters from an agency in the city.<br /> There is a minimum requirement for three hours and this would have to be booked prior to arrival.<br /> Golf<br /> We offer all of our guests reduced rates to play golf on the resort.<br /> The Deerpark Course is the original 18 holes and hosted the Irish Open three times.<br /> To golf on this course would be €50 per golfer per day from Monday to Friday and at weekends would be €60 per golfer per day.<br /> We also have the Belvelly Course and the Barryscourt Course which would be €40 per golfer per day from Monday to Friday and it would be €50 per golfer per day Saturday and Sunday.<br /> We would recommended that all golf bookings be made prior to arrival.<br /> KIds Camp<br /> It is also has our kids camps which runs during school and summer holidays.<br /> Our kids club is open to children from the ages of four to twelve years of age.<br /> Fitness Centre<br /> As guests of the resort you have complimentary access to our fully equipped fitness suite and also 18 metre indoor heated swimming pool.<br /> Our swimming pool also has a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There are strict children's swimming pool times of 9am to 11am and from 4pm to 6pm.<br /> Fota Wildlife Park<br /> The Fota Wildlife Park is located next door to our Resort.<br /> Please note that the wildlife park is a separate company to the Resort.<br /> However we offer all of our guests concession tickets to the park.<br /> The rate for these would be €12.50 per adult and €8.50 per child. Children under the age of two are free of charge.<br /> These tickets can be purchased from the hotel front desk.