The Kingsley is a sophisticated, luxury 4-star hotel in Ireland’s second city, Cork. Located on the banks of the iconic River Lee, The Kingsley is just a 30 minute walk from the centre of this exciting, bustling city, brimming with culture and great things to see and do. The Kingsley features a luxury, organic Spa, modern Health Club and serene indoor pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, with free parking provided for all guests and visitors. Individually decorated, each luxurious room comes with air-conditioning, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. The Kingsley boasts two unique restaurants and a classic, stylish bar. You can also enjoy the ultimate luxury of Afternoon Tea by the river in the stylish K Lounge.
Bedrooms at The Kingsley are both spacious and cozy. Decorated in soothing shades of cream, caramel amber, and chocolate, every room is contemporary in décor, with many luxurious touches. All rooms boast clean lines and offer every comfort to insure you enjoy a satisfying & enjoyable stay.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Deluxe Kingsley Mattress
- Widescreen Television
- Tea and Coffee Hopsitality Tray
- Work Desk
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Newspaper on Request
- Room Service
- In-Room Safe
The Springboard Restaurant:
Our casual, relaxed bistro is called The Springboard, referencing the fact that the site of this Cork hotel was originally the home of the city’s renowned public baths, the Lee Baths, which opened in 1934 and closed in 1986. There are unique images on the walls taken from the years when this area was an enormously popular spot for meeting and spending time together for the locals of Cork. We hope The Springboard is as popular a meeting place as the Lee Baths were back in the day – this time however with our guests looking out at the water instead of in it! The Springboard offers a wonderful and varied menu – open daily from 12.30pm until 9.30pm.
The chic Fairbanks Restaurant at The Kingsley is so named in a nod to the famous Cork ballad ‘The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee’, a song beloved by Corkonians which celebrates the beauty of the city and its river. A sophisticated and elegant space in which to spend time over a leisurely and enjoyable meal nestled in the heart of this four star hotel in Cork, Fairbanks is where our Executive Chef Gary Burke gets to indulge his most creative side. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings and each morning for breakfast.
The intimate and attractive bar at The Kingsley Hotel in Cork is called Fishers, in tribute to the hotel’s appropriate and individual little emblem – the stylish and vibrant kingfisher, often to be seen along the riverbank. This is a snug and intimate bar with a traditional feel, serving a selection of local Cork stouts and beers, as well as craft ciders and traditional whiskeys.
The City of Cork:
On the Map: Cork City is located off the southern coast of Ireland. As Ireland’s second city, it is well served by good roads – The M8 northeast to Dublin, the N20 north to Limerick & the N25 east to Waterford.
In the bustling city of Cork (often referred to as ‘Ireland’s Second Capital’), stroll the river walk at the University and pop into the Glucksman Gallery. Relax in a café, and hit Shandon Street, just a short walk from the main shopping district. Climb the 120 foot steeple, and ring the bells of Shandon. Soak up the city views as they fade into the countryside. Award-winning restaurants line the streets, and nightlife choices include Irish Traditional, classy nightclubs, theater, opera, plays, and dance. (Take the haunted night tour of the city jail—it’s a great way to start your evening with a bang.) Of course, there’s the Jameson Old Middleton Distillery in east Cork. Learn how Irish whiskey is made, and finish with a tasting.