Silver Springs Moran Hotel

, Cork, Ireland
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Silver Springs Moran Hotel

, Cork
4 star

Rooms: 109

Glanmire Road - Cork - LM64903 - Ireland | +353 21 4507533
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9/10
Great hotel with great staff
Submitted by: Orla in 11/09/07
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The staff at this hotel were incredibly friendly and were always there with a smile to help you whenever we needed it. The room was very very clean and there were really nice added touches such as shoe shine, complimentary bottles of water and a wide flat screen television. The bathroom and room itself were very big. Dinner and breakfast were lovely.
9/10
Great hotel
Submitted by: Helena in 10/07/07
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
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  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The staff were very friendly and the room was very clean, and breakfast was great. Would stay again.
10/10
Excellent hotel!
Submitted by: Lisa in 25/04/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Very friendly staff! Restaurant was fantastic, lovely food and a great atmosphere.
5/10
Wouldn't recommend for a weekend break
Submitted by: Natasha in 05/09/05
  • Age Group: 18 - 25
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
The actual hotel is nice but don't be taken in by the apparent on site Pool/leisure facilities, they are located in a leisure centre which is a good 10 minute walk up a big hill away from the hotel. The hotel also states that they are 15 minute walk from the town centre, they are not, they are at least 45 minute walk (walking fast) and down what must be one of the busiest and post polluted roads in Cork. This hotel is good for business users not for a short break. It is too far from town to walk and the cab's and everything really, are quite expensive compared to the UK. The hotel rooms, reception, bar & restaurant are all really nice and the staff are very friendly. But the hotel overall is not very convenient for a short break. I would not return.
3/10
Basic
Submitted by: Bernard Gilmartin in 29/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Pretty basic for the prices they charge. Nothing special.
2/10
Would never recommend it
Submitted by: Martina Crowley-Hayes in 14/03/05
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  • From: Ireland
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I stayed at this hotel on Saturday the 24th of January and in order to hear each other speaking we had to leave straight away to avoid drilling and major works. We were not informed that these works were going on and the receptionist had to roar at us so we could hear her. I really nearly laughed in her face when she asked us if we would like to book a table for a meal. We left and went out for a meal and came back to the hotel with a hope of having a nice restful Sunday maybe even getting a chance to read the newspapers but not a chance. The drilling started again at 11.30 . On the principal I would never recommend anyone stay in this hotel, as the company obviously do not have any respect for their customers.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Silver Springs Moran Hotel

Silver Springs Moran Hotel

from snilop1s
After staying in rented houses for 2 weeks prior to our arrival, we were disappointed in the size of the rooms. Very much a business travellers hotel. After paying for a minor room upgrade we landed in the Presidential Suite which was grand except for the tacky furniture. Huge bathroom and bedroom with 2 king size beds, separate living room which made our 4 day stay much more tolerable. It is noisy being beside a highway, but it's also well located for exploring the countryside for the same reason. Breakfast was included and was large enough to kill a cow.It's about a 10 Euro cab to the city centre which is fine because I don't think you want to be driving and parking in the core anyways. Get off at St. Patrick St. and you're within walking distance of just about everything. Jacobs on the Mall had the best menu we saw in Ireland and was worth a visit as was Rossini's Italian nearby for good Italian after all that cabbage and mash. Final tip, visit Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland.

Romantic Break

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in the Silver Spings hotel last week and we had a brilliant time. My husband and myself decided we'd treat ourselves to a nice romantic weekend away so we decided to travel to Cork. Staying in Silver Springs was a lovely experience.

We had dinner in the Watermarq restaunrant the night we arrived and it was absolutely divine. Warm atmosphere especially now with Christmas just around the corner... The food was absolutely gorgeous that we decided to eat there both nights.
The bedrooms are lovely and spacious, fantastic really for a comfortable stay.
I must say that all the hotel were very friendly and helpful to us as well.

We are already planning our next stay at Silver Springs in the New Year, and I cannot wait!

Take your walking boots!

from Peegee
This rating is based on the hotel, definitely not on the position! Be very careful if you have difficulty with steps - there are a lot if you park in the wrong place. If you're looking for a quiet stroll into Cork, go elsewhere! Even the receptionist said it would take 45 minutes to walk into the city, plus it's along a busy main road. I suggest you take a taxi into Cork (around 10 Euro each way in the evening). Otherwise, have a few Beamish in the friendly bar and enjoy an excellent bar snack (great chips - fries to our US friends)

The lounge has a nice(?) view of the petrol refinery across the road (see picture), but worth sitting there for the superb Danish pastries, with cream! The staff are generally good and friendly, but why don't they teach their receptionists to take notice of you and smile? Our room was good, if a bit 80's business class. We ate in the restaurant once - the atmosphere is nil, the food is OK.

Excellent!!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have just one word for the SilverSprings Moran Hotel in Cork and that is FANTASTIC!!
We stayed there on my honeymoon and had a wonderful time altogether. I really couldn't of wished for a nicer place in Cork to stay.
Emer at Reservations was of great help as she complimentary upgraded us to a beautiful suite.
The atmosphere is very pleasant there and the hotel is very clean.
The food in the WatermarQ Restaurant was absolutely divine. And the speed of service was very good as well.
All the hotel staff provided excellent service during our stay.
The Leisure centre, which is free of charge while staying at the hotel is a great place to work out or simply to relax.

I would definitely reccommned this hotel to anyone thinking of going to Cork in the near future. We absolutely had a lovely stay we came home feeling that we would definitely return.

Disappointing hotel and location

from A TripAdvisor Member
To say I was disappointed with the hotel is an understatement!

40-45 mins by foot from city centre , if its a mile I would hate to run one of there marathons! Situated bang next to a noisy road which was noisy most of the day. The fitness centre is located within another parish! 10 mins away up a very steep hill , in fact we thought that was the workout.

The restaurant was very average and the service very poor. Food was of a very basic and unaccomplished standard.

Overall loved Cork but hated the silver springs

A great place to stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from Cork, the occasion was my birthday & to visit family.

We had a most enjoyable time at the Silver Springs. The evening meal was excellant. We all choose different items and none of us were disappointed. the service was great & attentive. The breakfast was good and there were many things to suit all diets and tastes. I loved the fact that the decor was done in a contemporary design. We got a taxi into the town in the evening and it was not expensive (about 8-10 euro's) & only 15-20 mins away.

We would of used the gym but did not have time, however my husbands family are members there and praised it. In a previous review a TripAdvisor member commented about having to use a swimming hat in the pool, apparantly this is the rule in Ireland for people using a public swimming pool.

Our stay was made more enjoyable by having a nice hotel to return to in the evenings.

Great Upgrade!

from Teacake_Taster
Stayed overnight at the Silver Springs. Arrived late and left early but managed to spend time in the bar and the restaurant. Check in was excellent - we had booked standard rooms but they said we were full so we got upgraded to suites. Massive jacuzzi in the palatial bathroom. Only problem was the telly was too far away to see from the bed! Not a great location unless you ignore the petrol tanks and builders yard and just look at the river and the nearby trees. Restaurant excellent and reasonable value but the staff were a bit starchy. Bar served a good range of beers and whiskies - we stuck to Murphys and Irsih whiskey. Check out was excellent although I had to query the bill as I was overcharged. Would stay there again.

Excellent Hotel. Top Class

from A TripAdvisor Member
This Hotel is Excellent. Stafff/Rooms/Service/Facilities/Entertainment/Location all top class. We stayed Saturday and Sunday for a romantic break, it was faboulous. We had it all under one roof - we said we would go into the city on Sunday night, but after dining in the Restaurant on Saturday as part of Weekend rate - we had to go back. We can't wait to rebook - we think we have found what Ireland is all about - great food, great staff and first class accommodation.

Will def be coming back

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Silversprings hotel in August of this year. My husband and I were treated like royalty, as it was our 40th-wedding anniversary. At arrival the lobby was full of people and the reception staff were very busy. Despite the amount of people they got to us very quickly and we were congratulated on our wedding anniversary, which I thought was a lovely touch.

The lovely lady (Jackie) got us our room and even though I asked about 20 questions she had everything for me in an instance. She was very professional and well trained. The porter took our bags up to our room for us. After 4 days we had to unfortunately leave.

I will def be returning to the Silversprings. I can only highly recommend it to others especially for a special occasion.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

from Punchinello
There was a bit of confusion at the check-in but on the whole a good hotel ruined by the odd annoying practice.

Rooms were good, clean and comfortable and there was a nice comfortable ambience in the public areas of the hotel. I think there are no real complaints from other reviewers concerning these aspects.

There were five of us, 2 adults and three teenagers, and we only had one night in the restaurant out of three. It was OK but we made the mistake of ordering two Irish Coffees; more like Swamp Coffees - the cream had already mixed with the coffee producing a brown murk. We sort of played around with them and then sent them back and got two more exactly the same. We gave up and got them taken off our bill. Incidentally, the bar meals are good and much better value and in a much more relaxed atmosphere.

Two of the 17 year olds (boyfriend/girlfriend) decided to use the great 25 metre pool one evening and were told they would have to wear swimming caps which they could purchase. It is impossible to get persons of that age to wear such naff headwear - so that was the end of that. They also tried to play tennis but were told they should have booked a court. This is where the hotel falls down. Its information is poor because we had already enquired about the swimming pool at check-in and no information was given about the caps except that we had to go through the reception first if we wanted to use the pool. No information was given on the other facilities. I think that was main impression of Silversprings i.e. it was a 4 star hotel but it forgot that it is a status that you have to continually work at to maintain.

As has been said by another reviewer, this hotel is more like two miles from Cork not one mile, so you cannot dump the car and walk into Cork for dinner if you want a few glasses of Dom Perignon or Stout.

Cork is ruined by roadworks. No matter where you turn there is a roadwork and of course just like the UK there is nobody working there. Maybe there is a Irish connection here!? The result is constant traffic jams any road, any time of day.

I cannot blame Cork roadworks on the hotel so all in all Silversprings is a good bet as long as you are coming in from the east. I suspect if we had better knowledge of the area and the hotel these problems could be easily ironed out.

On a note of desperation, if you come out of the hotel and turn right there is a garage about 6 minutes walk away with a mini-mart and off-licence. It also sells sandwiches and hot snacks. Apart from that you are in Hotel California.

Top Local Tips for Cork

Rock week We were there during rock week, loads of bands playing in different pubs all over the city every night...ace! go if your a rock lover

St. Paul's Shopping Centre Don't get too excited about this centre, it has nothing to show for it's nice exrterior. St. Patrick's Street was the only street any good for shopping.Try the Merchant's Quay; and also also Mahon Point, which is a drive outside the city but well worth the visit! Class

places to visit and eat Visit Kinsale and Cobh. Great Thai called Bangkok 93 a taste of Thailand worth a visit if you like Thai food.

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  • Address: Glanmire Road - Cork - LM64903 - Ireland
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