CORK CITY COUNCIL

Accommodation

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The River Lee Hotel

Our wonderful partner hotel, the River Lee Hotel, is just 10mins walk from the marathon start line. They’re always busy for the Bank Holiday weekend, but check them out to see it they have availability for your nights of choice.

Accommodation is busy throughout the city, but you’ll find options online for hotels and B&Bs at the usual providers. Remember, hotels in the city suburbs, in areas like Douglas, Rochestown and Ballincollig, are only a 15/20-min taxi drive from the centre. While there will be traffic restrictions throughout the city on race day, if you’re coming in early you’ll miss them.

Our partner hotel is the River Lee Hotel, just 10mins walk from the marathon start line on St Patrick’s Street. It’s a gorgeous hotel and tends to book out for marathon weekend. They normally do a pasta party on the Saturday night and do early breakfast/late checkout on race day.

Below are some other city-centre hotels and their approx. distance from the marathon start/finish line on St Patrick’s Street. For other hotels and B&Bs, check out the Irish Hotels Federation websites at www.ihf.ie and irelandhotels.com, or www.hotel-in-cork.com is another good starting point.

Imperial Hotel, South Mall – a few min’s walk for the start/finish area.
+353 (0)21 4274040

Gresham-Metropole Hotel , MacCurtain St – a few min’s walk.
+353 (0)21 4643700

Iaasac’s Hotel, MacCurtain St – a few min’s walk.
+353 (0)21 450 0011

The Clarion, Lapp’s Quay – a few min’s walk.
+353 (0)21 4224900 

Jury’s Inn, Anderson’s Quay – 5 min’s walk.

Maldron Hotel, South Mall – a few min’s walk from St Patrick’s Street.
+353 (0)21 2037000

Maldron, Shandon – about 8 min’s walk from St Patrick’s Street. 
+353 (0)21 4529200

The River Lee Hotel – 10 min’s walk from the start line.

The Montenotte Hotel, Middle Glanmire Road, 4* – about 15-20 min’s walk – uphill on the way back!

Lancaster Lodge, Western Road – about 8 min’s walk from start line.
+353 (0)21 4251125

Garnish House B&B , Western Road – about 10 min’s walk from start line.
+353 (0)21 4275111

Some other useful links are given below:

A good source of information on accommodation, tours, etc. is at http://www.discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Cork or by email at corkkerryinfo@failteireland.ie.