Figure out where to stay during your break in Cork with our guide to the city's hotels...
The central area of Cork is on an island formed by two channels of the River Lee. Staying in Cork hotels on the island is the best way to ensure you are only minutes away from the heart of the action.
There's a buzzing nightlife scene in Cork, with bars, pubs and clubs offering food, warm fires, local hospitality and everything from traditional live music to the latest dance tunes. Check carefully when booking your hotel to be sure you're in a street that suits your night-time preferences.
In the city centre there's a mix of modern hotels with dull facades but good facilities, and new, slick-looking buildings that offer more in the way of amenities and views. These high-end hotels are mostly located in South Mall. Don't expect many international names, they are in short supply and only represented by Radisson, Travelodge and Best Western. However, the many individual and locally run properties offer a huge range of choice in both style and price range.
Still within walking distance of the central island area are the hotels of North Mall, which is just across the northern river channel. For charm and tradition, consider hotels in the Shandon area, which is close to North Mall. It's an historic district with many old buildings still standing and a number of appealing hotels. Or if you fancy a drive and getting around then hire a car and explore Kerry and Wexford, which can be reached by road.