Where better to stay in Cork than this stunning modern hotel, as exciting and hip as the city itself? Part of The Doyle Collection and sister of The Westbury in Dublin and London’s The Kensington, The Bloomsbury and The Marylebone, it’s on a picturesque bend in the river just outside the centre, with compelling views. Cork is a popular destination for foodies and the hotel’s riverside all-day bistro, Terrace On The Weir, is a local favourite for everything from brunch to late-night cocktails. It’s a relaxed place, where you can enjoy good food and the view, with Donegal tweed blankets if it turns chilly and an extendable roof if it rains. Inside, the river is on show through floor-to-ceiling windows in the grown-up Weir Rooms, also open all day for deliciously simple dishes. Fabulously comfortable rooms, a pool, gym and friendly staff put the icing on the cake. Doubles from €160.
Name to Know: Business excellence manager Helena Haliniak, who has a wealth of local Cork knowledge. Ask her where to go for a classic Irish tipple.
See: Discover neighbouring historical sites such as University College Cork, The English Market and St Finbarr’s Cathedral. Marvel at the iconic panoramic views.
Eat: At the Weir Room Terrace at The River Lee, Cork’s best al fresco dining experience. Share an English Market Tasting Board.
Buy: Roam Opera Lane for local treasures and global brands.
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