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Hayfield Manor, Cork

A secluded, red-brick country house surrounded by its own leafy grounds, the family-owned and operated Hayfield Manor arguably Cork’s finest hotel.

Located just opposite from the University College Cork, the Hayfield Manor exudes period-style elegance with its double-wing oak staircase, Georgian-style windows and mature walled gardens. A warm ambience can be felt throughout the property, from the classically-styled guestrooms to the antiquated library with its leather armchairs and blazing fireplace. Hayfield’s award-winning signature restaurant, Orchids, overlooks the lovely gardens and offers a charming candle-lit atmosphere in which to enjoy contemporary Irish cuisine – all expertly prepared from seasonal local ingredients. Don’t forget to sample the hotel’s indulgent afternoon tea in the drawing-room. 

Other facilities include an airy, light-filled fitness studio and a spa with multiple luxurious treatment rooms. Not forgetting the beautiful heated indoor swimming pool with magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that let in floods of natural light. The communal areas are full of cosy little nooks for hiding away with a good book. Otherwise, Hayfield Manor is a fine base for immersing yourself in Cork’s rich history and culture. You’ll find yourself within a short distance of the city centre where you can visit the 18th century English Market, as well as attractions like Blarney Castle, Kinsale and the famous old Jameson whiskey distillery. 

Hayfield Manor, at a glance

  • Family-owned boutique hotel with an inviting country house ambience on the edge of Cork 
  • Two acres of leafy grounds studded with centuries-old trees 
  • 88 individually decorated guestrooms (including three Grand Suites and one Master Suite) with unique upholstery, crisp white linens and rich furnishings 
  • Attentive team of loyal staff offering personal yet professional service 
  • Two distinct restaurants serving award-winning Irish cuisine, as well as a garden bistro and bar 
  • Member of Good Food Ireland, promoting local and artisan food producers in its menus 
  • A 15-minute drive from Cork Airport 

For leisure and pleasure

  • A short distance from the heart of Cork and attractions like Kinsale, Blarney Castle, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral and 17th century Elizabeth Fort 
  • Spa with an outdoor Jacuzzi, six treatment rooms, sauna and steam room 
  • 17 metre indoor heated swimming pool 
  • Fully equipped, bright and airy fitness studio 
  • Old-fashioned library connected to the pretty walled garden 
  • Sample the hotel’s popular Afternoon Tea in the drawing room 
  • Private dining in the hotel’s subterranean wine cellar

  • We have travelled with TUTC six times, the most recent was to New Zealand last year. The trip was very well organised as usual, with excellent accommodation and a wide variety of experiences. We had booked to go to Australia with them this year but due to Covid this was cancelled, Ultimate handled the situation very professionally and promptly refunded the whole of our deposit without any quibble.

    DN, August 2020