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Fota Island Hotel & Spa - Cork

5 star Hotel Cork

Fota Island - Cork

Price starting from 99.00

Ireland’s second capital could be the setting for your vacation this year! Set amidst the magnificent scenery of County Cork, the Fota Island Hotel & Spa is set in the natural surroundings of golf courses and woodland, an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday in southern Ireland. Well-being and relaxation is at the heart of the Fota Island Hotel. The city of Cork is situated in the southern most province of Ireland. Built on the banks of the River Lee, this Munster county destination can boast of being the Sunniest County in all of Ireland, enjoying summer temperatures of up to 25 degrees.

A diverse landscape!

Cork has a mountainous and flat landscape with many beaches and cliffs along its Atlantic coast, making it the perfect location for waters sport enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The South Western area of Ireland, and in particular Cork, is known for its peninsulas. The Southernmost point in Ireland is Fastnet Rock, and is located of the coast of Cork in the Atlantic Ocean. With a coastline of 680 miles, there is plenty of Cork yet to be explored.

Seaside and shopping!

Cork's Fota Island hotel and Spa is ideally situated in close proximity to Cork city, which is a 25-minute drive away and 13 minutes from the seaside town of Cobh. Both great locations for a day trip or for a short shopping break in the city. Why not choose Fota Island hotel for a relaxing spa break? Situated in the tranquil surroundings of Fota Island Park, the hotel is the ideal spot to chill out and relax in after a busy day in the city or exploring all that Fota Island Wildlife park has to offer. Cork's Fota Island Spa and Hotel 5 star accommodation is suitable for couples looking for that romantic gateway or families looking for accommodation close to the natural park.

A hole in one!

The hotel Fota Island Golf Club was designed by Irish Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Jr and twice English Amateur Champion Peter Mc Evoy. Is just a few minutes’ drive from Cork's International Airport. This 18-hole golf course is laid out over three championship courses. Since its redesign, it has been the venue for a number of Irish PGA Championships and three Irish amateur opens.

First-class pampering!

Treat yourself to some time out in the sensual and relaxing spa at Cork's Fota Island Hotel and Spa, burn off some steam at the fully equipped fitness centre, or chill out in one of the amazing hydrotherapy suites. The Fota Island Spa has eighteen large treatment rooms, and with over sixty treatments to choose from, guests will be spoilt for choice during their stay.

No ordinary zoo!

Fota Island Wildlife Park is set on 70 acres of land in the fabulous area right in the center of Cork harbor. For guests wanting to have hands on experience of wildlife, they will not be disappointed. As you come face to face with free roaming animals and tropical birds from all parts of the world, you'll find an experience that you surely would not want to miss out on during your stay at the Fota Island Hotel and Spa complex.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 6 hotel reviews © 2015

Great hotel,super hydrotherapy and thermal suite.. Lovely room. Staff friendly.. Q...

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Breakfast at Fota Island Hotel & Spa

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Fota Island Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Snack bar
  • Children's mini club
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Massages
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Turkish bath
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 25 per stay

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

National rating

Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.

Fota Island Hotel & Spa is also known as

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Fota Island Resort
Fota Island Hotel Fota Island
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Fota Island Hotel reviews

6.3 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

We arrived after 3pm and our room was still not ready. The receptionist said she would ring us when the room was ready, she did not, we had to contact her. Service in the restaurant was very slow, despite the restaurant being less than half full. Our waitress argued with a junior member of staff within earshot. We waited over 20 minutes for our bill and when it arrived it was wrong. It took her another 20 minutes to sort it out.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

We had a great stay in the Fota for a week. It was a great base to explore East Cork and Cork City. The rooms and staff were excellent. At busy times e.g. in the bar (for food) evenings the staff did seem under pressure and there were delays. This was rare though and food and service was generally excellent. I did e-mail the in order to get details of what was in the price before hand but got no reply. This caused some embarrassment for us as breakfast wasnt included. The clientele the hotel appeals to seems to be all sorts - Golfers, spa users, families and couples like myself and my wife who wanted a pleasant base for the week. The hotel seems to be very well laid out for families and children but this didn't impact on our stay. Neither did the weddings which were taking place over our stay too.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Fantastic hotel, excellent service, fabulous breakfast, beautiful surroundings

7.0 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

We recently attended a wedding with about 250 people; the food and service at the meal and beforehand were top-class. Sign of a very good hotel to be able to cater well for this number of guests.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Fota Island Hotel & Spa, offering 131 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels and pay movies. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and phones during their Fota visit. For comfort and convenience, each guest room comes with a separate sitting area.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as shower/tub combinations, rainfall showerheads, bathrobes and slippers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include hair dryers.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Fota Island Hotel

Fota Island - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Fota House Arboretum and Gardens - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Fota Wildlife Park - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Barryscourt Castle - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Cobh Cathedral - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi
St. Colman's Cathedral - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Titanic Trail - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Cobh Museum - 5.7 km / 3.6 mi
Cobh Heritage Centre - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Queenstown Story - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Water Rock Golf Course - 7.2 km / 4.5 mi
Mahon Point Shopping Centre - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi
Blackrock Castle - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi
Port of Ringaskiddy - 8 km / 5 mi
Jameson Experience - 8.6 km / 5.3 mi
The preferred airport for Fota Island Hotel & Spa is Cork (ORK) - 14.8 km / 9.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Fota Island Hotel & Spa

  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking