Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Kingsley Hotel

Eat & Stay

Hotel / Restaurant

2 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Address:
Kingsley Hotel
Carrigrohane Road, Victoria Cross , Cork Cork City
Contact Kingsley Hotel
Dislike Like
0%
1 votes
Tel: +353 21 480 0500

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Other)
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary International
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Business Meal
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • No Music Restaurant
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Kingsley Hotel

Having been closed since 2009 following extensive flood damage, this handsome riverside property re-opened as a luxury 4 star hotel in 2014 following refurbishment that included complete restoration of the ground floor and underground carpark..


Now part of the Fota Collection, it is in the ownership of the Kang family of Beijing, who also own Fota Island Resort. 


One of the city's most attractively located hotels, the Kingsley is situated alongside the River Lee, just minutes from both Cork airport and the city centre and has always been especially appealing to business visitors.


A large, comfortably furnished lobby has welcoming Irish staff on hand to assist guests - and there is an attractive meeting/informal restaurant area,The K Lounge, a few steps up from it (and overlooking the weir). Like the adjacent restaurants, The Springboard (informal) and Fairbanks (fine dining), it takes full advantage of the riverside location and is a pleasant spot to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea..


Spacious rooms offer traditional comfort with a slightly contemporary edge. Standard features include air conditioning, interactive TV, personal safe, trouser press with ironing board, beverage trays and bathrooms with twin basins and separate bath and shower.


Executive suites at the back of the hotel include a room suitable for private entertaining or meetings (and especially luxurious bathrooms) and have river views - and an impressive 750 square metre 2-bedroom Presidential Suite built over two floors; with its own hot tub balcony, and spacious living area on the penthouse level, it is Cork's premier suite.


This Cork hotels Business & Conference Centre is an attractive venue for small and medium sized meetings, and it offers good health and fitness facilities including a spa and health club.


However, the long Lee Fields walk that runs along the river banks is perhaps the hotel's most appealing feature, especially for guests travelling with dogs. Previously a dog friendly hotel, this is unfortunately no longer the case and the 'no pets' policy extends to self catering apartments The Residencies (see below) which is a blow for longterm residents who are dog owners - but, even so, few city hotels can offer such extensive and pleasant exercising opportunities on the doorstep..


The Residencies, beside the hotel, offers 18 serviced two-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom penthouse.


Conference/banqueting (250/200); business centre, broadband, secretarial services; video conferencing, on request; 24 hour room service. Leisure centre, swimming pool; treatment rooms, beauty salon. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room; cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). Garden. Riverside walks. No pets. Parking.


Rooms 131 (4 suites, 6 for disabled, all no smoking). Air conditioning. Lift. B&B opening offer €99 per room (see website for other offers). Open all year.


The Fairbanks Restaurant:


A buffet-style breakfast is served here (nice to see G's jams and Bandon butter on the tables) and, on certain evenings, it is the hotel's fine dining restaurant. It is designed on two levels so different that it almost seems like two restaurants: the upper level is bright and airy and, overlooking the river and linear park with fishermen and joggers out on a summer's day, it has a wonderful ambience; the lower, which is darker, with more closely spaced tables, might be cosier in winter.


This is where  Executive Chef Paul Lane (previously at Fota Resort) 'gets to indulge his most creative side', with menus offering a wide range of contemporary dishes including some with their origins in traditional Irish cooking - a starter of handmade black pudding, with brambly purée, roasted parsnip and ham crisp, for example.


The Springboard Restaurant:


Billed as a bistro, the all day menu at this large and informal restaurant extends into the evening, making it most suitable for families and early diners.


Friendly and helpful Irish staff give The Kingsley a warm and welcoming feeling, although further training would be beneficial.

Seats 140 (private room 20). Springboard 12-9.30 daily, à la carte; Fairbanks, breakfast daily & D some nights (check with hotel); Springboard 12-9.30 daily, à la carte. House wine from around €23.50, by the glass from €5.80. SC discretionary. *Lounge and bar food also available through the day; Afternoon Tea is served daily in The K Lounge, 3-5pm (booking required). Open all year. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 17-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Hayfield Manor Hotel

Cork City, Co. Cork
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 1.3km
Hayfield Manor Hotel - Cork City Ireland
100%
8 votes
4 euro Deluxe Accommodation For cooking and service well above average Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Set in two acres of gardens near University College Cork, the city's premier hotel provides every comfort and a remarkable level of privacy and seclusion, just a mile from the city centre. Hayfield Manor has the feel of a large period house, and is managed with warmth a ...

The River Lee Hotel

Cork City, Co. Cork
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 1.7km
Swimming pool best shot.JPG
100%
9 votes
3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Following complete redevelopment of their original riverside site on Western Road, The River Lee Hotel regained its place as one of the most popular Cork hotels, especially perhaps for business guests. Well-located, it is beside the university and within comfortable w ...

Gilberts Restaurant & Townhouse

Cobh, Co. Cork
Restaurant with Rooms
Distance: 15.5km
Gilberts Restaurant & Townhouse - Cobh County Cork Ireland - Restaurant
100%
3 votes
2 euro

Situated at the top of Pearse Square and named after the laneway that links it with nearby Casement Square, this restaurant with rooms is housed in a corner property recently renovated by proprietors David Bird and Charlie Daly and their families. It’s an old buil ...

Trident Hotel

Kinsale, Co. Cork
Hotel
Distance: 21.4km
Trident Hotel - Kinsale County Cork
100%
4 votes
3 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere

This blocky, zinc-and-wood fronted waterside hotel enjoys the best location in Kinsale town and, under the watchful management of Hal McElroy, has long been a well-run, hospitable and comfortable place to stay. Recent development has now seen major changes including - m ...

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry, Co. Cork
Country House / Guesthouse / Restaurant
Distance: 33.0km
Ballymaloe House - Shanagarry County Cork Ireland
76%
21 votes
4 euro Restaurants Offering Consistent Excellence Overall A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Ireland’s most famous country house, Ballymaloe was one of the first to open its doors to guests when Myrtle and her husband, the late Ivan Allen, opened The Yeats Room restaurant in 1964. Accommodation followed in 1967 and since then a unique network of family en ...

Directions

On main N25 Killarney road by Victoria Cross.

Sample Menu(s)

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books