Opposite the Everyman Palace Theatre and approached through a cobbled courtyard, this attractive Cork hotels got comfortable spacious rooms at a fairly reasonable price.
The hotel is on a very busy street, but well designed double glazed windows successfully reduce traffic noise and all rooms have air conditioning. Fourteen newer superior rooms are quietly impressive and they set the standard for refurbishment of all the existing bedrooms (now complete).
A few of the rooms at the back have a charming outlook onto the waterfall, which is a feature from the restaurant.
Small Conferences (50); broadband wi/fi; secretarial services available (from reception), video conferencing by arrangement; laptop sized safes in bedrooms. Children welcome (under 3 free in parents room, cot available free of charge, baby sitting arranged). All day room service. Car park nearby. No pets. Garden (courtyard). Self-catering apartments available (open all year).
Rooms 47 (14 executive, 4 shower-only, 37 no-smoking, 2 for disabled). Lift. Room service (all day). B&B €45-60 pps, ss €15. Closed 24-27 Dec.
Despite being next door to the well-known Isaacs restaurant (with the confusion of the hotel's similar name) Greenes is well-established as a successful stand-alone restaurant and has earned a following.
The approach from the street is attractive: the entrance under a limestone arch leads to a narrow courtyard with a waterfall - which is floodlit at night - making an unusual feature when seen from the restaurant.
Large windows and high ceilings make for a bright and airy feeling in the reception and restaurant areas – and, with stonework and brick walls, a pleasantly green outlook (complete with waterfall) and modern darkwood furniture all providing character, the atmosphere is definitely 'independent restaurant' rather than 'hotel dining room'.
A range of menus is offered at different times, including a Brasserie lunch menu, an early bird and the main evening à la carte.
Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful service - plus a lively atmosphere and quite reasonable prices - should ensure an enjoyable expereince.
The 3-course early dinner menu offers especially good value – and you can opt for a glass of wine in lieu of any course if you wish.