A Family Stay at the Clayton Hotel Cork City

As part of our 8-day tour, we traveled from West Cork through Cork City & onto Waterford. We had a lovely two-night stay at the elegant Clayton Hotel Cork City. The five of us shared a large family room & thoroughly enjoyed the comfort, cleanliness & style of the Clayton.


The Clayton is right in the heart of Cork City. It was only a short walk to the English Market, shops & restaurants. I love being able to park the car and walk places so the hotel’s location was ideal for us. There is a car park behind the hotel with elevator access into the lobby.

In terms of exploring outside Cork City, it was easy to exit the city & head off for the day. We visited the Jameson distillery during our stay. The Clayton is a short drive to Fota Wildlife Park & the gorgeous coastal town of Cobh.

Style, Cleanliness & Comfort

Walking into the lobby is exciting. It’s a busy place with restaurants, a little cafe, an information corner & plenty of places to sit & relax. It’s a really interesting design where you can look up past all of the floors to a skylight.

We checked into our room & were really delighted with it! There were windows on 2 full sides of the room with stunning views over Cork City. We had a double bed, a single bed & a pullout couch. The 5 of us were very comfortable. The 2 walls of windows made the room feel really cosmopolitan, like a fabulous city apartment.

The room was very clean, stylish & elegant. The carpets in our room & through the hotel were fresh & clean. There was a lovely smell of clean throughout the hotel which I love! A highlight was the pile of hand towels they left for us & the beautiful toiletries. Oh and the lovely chocolates & variety of tea bags in the room!!

We felt very comfortable in our room. It was quiet & there was plenty of room for the five of us to spread out.

Additional highlights include vending machines in the hall, a gorgeous pool & spa, plenty of fluffy fresh towels and no password on the wifi!!

Our Experience

Join me for a look around the Clayton hotel and our family room…

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Dining at the Clayton Hotel

Kudos. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, Kudos. The space was elegant & so well kept. The drinks were delicious as was the dinner & dessert. Everything was beautifully presented. The staff were all courteous & everything ran so smoothly. They cleaned the tables after guests left with proper cleaner – something I don’t see that often. The level of cleanliness was high throughout the hotel which is a big highlight for me.

Breakfast. The breakfast buffet was super fresh with lovely choices including pancakes, smoothies, fresh fruit & hot foods. They have a gluten-free section as well. There were so many choices! The restaurant that breakfast is held in is also very stylish & comfortable.

Our dining experience at the Clayton was delicious food in a  stylish space with excellent service.

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Everything in the hotel was so clean, fresh & well kept. All of the staff were kind, helpful & courteous. We were so well looked after. I’d highly recommend a stay at the Clayton Hotel Cork City. For more holiday inspiration, check out these trending travel destinations.

Our Travels

In case you missed it, my family & I were away on a lovely road trip for 8 days to the south of Ireland. We started our adventure at Top of the Rock, Drimoleague, in a luxury pod – glamping at its best. From there we headed along the coast to the Radisson Blu which is located east of Cork City. We enjoyed a great day out at Fota Wildlife Park & the scenic town of Cobh.

The rest of our road trip will be coming to the blog soon as we head to a private island in Waterford! So buckle your seat belt & enjoy the trip with us! For more, visit my travel with kids posts. Follow Cuddle Fairy on social media to keep up to date with the upcoming road trip posts. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. xx

We were very kindly guests at the Clayton Hotel, all opinions as always are my own.

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