Hayfield Manor Hotel

, Cork, Ireland
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Hayfield Manor Hotel

, Cork
5 star

Rooms: 88

Perrott Avenue - Cork - . - Ireland 21 4845900
742 Traveller

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Gorgeous!

from hsj
Was lucky enough to stay here with work a couple of weeks ago. Only one night - but had a great room at the front - lovely view over the tree with fairy lights - and no noise - even though was just over reception.

Staff were a pleasure - first time for ages that I have really felt that they would do anything to help.

Didnt get to eat dinner there - as we went out into town - but they let us use the library for drinks until the early hours. And breakfast was fantastic - not sure I've ever had better.

Truly - a pleasure - and will try to use the facilities next time. Definately gets my vote.

An excellent 5 nights

from CormacMcCaughey
I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights, Sunday to Friday, in early October 2006. I was on a course – it was Wednesday night before I left the hotel.

As I stood by the open fire in reception early one morning, I conducted a short experiment, and it was only 60secs of looking lost in reception until there was a member of staff wanting to know if there was anything that they could do for me. Fantastic attitude and attention to their guests. I understand for the 88 rooms that there are over 90 staff employed.

If I where to try to influence the hotel, I’d tell them……
I really enjoyed myself at the hotel – because of the attitude of the staff that I experienced. Though, I didn’t enjoy the exercise that I needed to do to work of the great lunches, heavy dinners and yes the beer. I want them to continue to value their most important asset – no not the building – but the staff. In return, I’ll continue to tell people great things about this hotel.

Whilst I’m here;
Jennie in the bar had to be my favourite – she made me very welcome each night, a good host, always in the background ensuring that I was happy.
Nina on reception was very professional, as was Louis, Palmen - a night porter that I met on the last night was out of the same mould. There were also some other staff members worth a mention I didn’t get their names – but you’ll recognise them as the tall Restaurant Managers who were extremely professional – but not stuffy, the jockey sized restaurant manager – very approachable, and the partially bearded manager in Perrotts.

Talk in the bar with the locals and other guests was wide and varied but included the history of the hotel, discussions around the existence of a ghost in one of the rooms, the Beamish Red that was served – I never tried it.

This bit is best read out loud to others…
Close your eyes, take a breath and relax. Imagine a cold night, gravel crunching under your feet, fresh bitter wind whistling around your face that stirs the leaves fallen from the trees outside the front door. The door into reception is welcoming and you are warmed by the open fire, it relaxes you as the quiet efficiency of checking in is completed – bags are whisked of to the room as your eyes begin to explore the comfortable but formal reception. Light music from the piano under the stairs, conversation from the bar, and small groups of people within the library and the other formal – but comfortable rooms off reception. Its welcoming – the atmosphere cuddles you – brings out a smile – I’m home. Well the next best thing to it anyway – and yes it’s a bit bigger with 88 rooms.

I’ll be back – not soon – but sometime.

Hard to find? Nonsense - get a taxi, GPS or better directions – that’s part of the charm – its an Oasis of peacefulness.

Fantabulous

from JuniorJohnson
Quite simply the best hotel I've ever had the honour of crossing the door of. Having read of poor service in places like the Culloden, I was hoping for everything to run smooth but still teetering on expectations... This place has it all, total complete and infinite quality service. My girlfriend's birthday... I had arranged for champagne, a bouquet. Whilst they were getting it ready they sent us for lunch in the fantastic Perrott's restaurant. Amazing, I had plaice ( i normally hate fish, but what the hell...) with bruchetta for starters. Incredible food, just the right amount portions (unlike the you-could-build-a-house-with American portions). Fresh fruit delivered upon arrival to the room, a fantastic bouquet that we gave to the lady who organised our trip as half the lillies still hadn't opened. (the lillies in the lobby fragranced the whole reception, library and drawing room areas) The wholly understated knowledge of Bart the, seemingly, weekend porter was great and as a result we found exactly where we needed to go, he was on the phone to a lady who was talking from horseback... Anyway, the service is out of this world, your every single needed tended to, attentive and great room service. Definitely stay here, I definitely would again, it deserves a 6th star... and then I could bore you with the finer details of the outdoor jacuzzi and spa.

Research your options

from Ozblossom
As mentioned in other reviews, this manor is very difficult to find - leading to frustration even before we arrived. The staff is indeed pleasant, offering a short tour upon our arrival. Our room was spacious with a nice view of the gardens. However, the linens were slightly worn, the shower rod taped together, the VCR was not operable and our dinner at the hotel was well presented, but lukewarm upon arrival at our table - (the dining room is exquisitely decorated).

Cork is a large city, and as others have stated, I would not feel comfortable walking back from an evening promenade in this district in the dark. To sum up - although lovely attention from the staff, we would not return. Instead, we would look for upscale B&B accomodations between Blarney & Cobh - both day visits to these locations were lovely. Our advise - research your outlying options prior to booking in central Cork.

Loved the Hayfield

from Lindakh
We had a lovely stay at the Hayfield Manor Hotel. The rooms were very nice and the staff could not have been more helpful. The concierge, Bart, was a doll and even sang me an Irish song for my birthday, and then another just for good measure! It was a little hard to find, but when you got through that last roundabout it was clearly marked. The first night we walked into town for dinner (Clancy's...very good), but were not comforatable walking back after dark, so we took a cab for about 7 Euro. We only ate breakfast at the hotel, as we were out and about most of the time. Breakfast was nothing to brag about, but was hot when served. When I return to Ireland, I will definitely stay at the Hayfield!

Lovely stay

from Ibbie
The Hayfield Manor, in Cork City, was a bit difficult to find at first. We got a bit confused at the Jack Lynch Tunnel, which, by way of warning, is not marked "Jack Lynch Tunnel" so you'll have to be keeping your eyes glued to the road signs when approaching Cork City. When you do get to Hayfield Manor, it's hard to believe this hotel is in the middle of Cork City. As soon as you turn up the dirve way it's like driving into a hotel in the middle of the countryside. It really is a beautiful hotel both inside and outside. Our room was lovely. We paid exta for a larger room and it was worth it. It was missing tea and coffee making faciliites but I am sure the staff would be only too happy to deliver some to your room if you required it. The menu in the restaurant did get a bit tiresome after 2 nights, so they could do with changing it or having a second menu to choose from. I didn't think much of of the lunch menu either and it was pretty expensive. On the second day we were there, we asked in the bar if we could get a sandwich for lunch and we were informed that we had to lunch in the bistro. Fair enough, except we didn't expect to pay so much for a lunch and to be quite honest, we didn't think much of what we had for lunch either. I had a salad and in fairness, it should be hard to get a salad wrong. It was very dry and the chicken was very burnt tasting, the cherry tomatoes were left in whole (which meant that because the salad was served in a bowl, it was hard to chop the cherry tomatoes which ended up squirting all over me and the table and floor! Very annoying!) We also ordered a side order of chips. Don't do it! I have absolutely no idea what kind of lard/oil/butter they are frying their chips in but they are the most disgusting things I have ever tasted. If you can't get chips and a salad right, something is wrong. Never mind, all in all, the staff are very nice. Which brings me to the best part of this hotel. The concierge Bart. He is an absolute gentleman and a gem and he just cannot do enough for you. Whether it be directions into town, a bit of historical background or a bit of insight into where to waste a couple of hours during the day, Bart will be able to help. He is the best asset this hotel has and I hope they realise it. (Incidentally, he only works on the weekends). Overall though, I would recommend this hotel but I wouldn't recommend the menu in the restaurants 3 nights running.

Felt Like A Home

from ptricia
We spent two nights at the Hayfield and it was by far our most luxurious stop. It sounds repetitive to repeat what other reviewers have posted but the staff is five star attentive, warm, and anticipates the type of attention needed and gives service not seen in other hotels, regardless of cost.

Yes, it is difficult to find. We arrived without a dinner reservation. The young lady who checked us in, then escorted us to the dining captain and stood by us until we had made a dinner plan. This act of handholding meant a great deal to two tired and frazzled travelers.

The room was lovely, had all the goodies (slippers, robes, bottled water by the bed, and a wonderful hairdryer plugged into the dresser drawer in the room). We had room # 223 - a little larger than the ones on either side and had a large picture window overlooking the front entraceway.

When we mentioned the Hayfield to the owners of guesthouses we stayed at in other towns, they would always say what a lovely place it is. You can depend on Irish word of mouth - it's a small country. We hope to return again soon!

As Advertised

from Escritor
Everything about the hotel is first class. You pay for what you get and the restaurant food was as good as you'll get in Ireland. The breakfast was also great. One minor negative is the location. It's a good 15 minute walk to town and not a particulary pretty walk. By cab it's about 9 eruos to main shopping area or the bus station.

Superb!

from annt328
Like the others before me stated, Hayfield Manor was superb! The staff was very accomodating and the rooms, were just beautiful. You will not be disappointed.

Happy At the Hayfield

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I have just returned from a weekend in the Hayfield Manor. We were happy with our stay but perhaps happiest because we got a great deal and cheap price on the internet, I don't think we would have been so happy had we paid full price for our stay. The staff were friendly and helpful and the oversized room was comfortable and well decorated. We enjoyed the putter and putting machine in the bedroom, my husband particularly made use out of this thoughtful addition. We dined in Orchids restaurant on our first night and I am sorry to have to say that I was disappointed by the food and the ambiance. Despite having made our reservation and the restaurant not being very busy, with just ourselves two other couples and a party of thirteen, we were placed at a table beside the party which both annoying and awkward; the party were loud at times and made a number of toasts and speeches throughout the evening so I felt a bit like we were gatecrashing their party. The food was nothing to write home about so I won't post about it here. Breakfast was disappointing both days, the staff though many and charming were very inefficient and we had to wait on both occassions for a table in a half full dining room which was poor. The foodwas a hot and cold buffet and we were advised to help ourselves but if we wanted eggs "or anything" we could order it from the kitchen - we were not impressed with this. The pastries were tiny and dry and the toast when it arrived was cold and gritty. Sevice was poor and the food was worse. In good news, the leisure centre was good, the pool was nice and the oudoor hottub was fun.

Top Local Tips for Cork

Just as Louis Or bart The door men in the hotel know all there is about the area and how to get around

Irish music For Irish jigging music and Guiness try the Sin 'e pub in the city, the more Guiness the better the jigging

Finding your way around Cork Give yourself plenty of time and expect to get lost at least once on the way. We don't do signage in Ireland, and leading tourists along only to leave them bewildered at an un-marked T-junction is our speciality. Bring a good map, a GPS, and a good sense of direction and humour, you'll need them all.

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  • Address: Perrott Avenue - Cork - . - Ireland
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