4 Star

Cork, Ballincollig

Hotel description

The beautiful courtyard offers a unique tranquil setting and the original Oriel House is a listed building dating back to 1805. It has lovingly restored and sits comfortably alongside the contemporary new development. Extensive facilities include, Powder Keg Bar, Exclusive Leisure Club and fully equipped Gymnasium.This is a Non Smoking Hotel.

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Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The hotel is situated in Cork's Ballincollig village on the west side of Cork City. The Oriel House Hotel is within close proximity of Cork Airport , Blarney, award winning golf courses and is a great gateway to Co Kerry.

Area Description

Just a 15 min drive to Cork City and a perfect base to explore Cork & Kerry

Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • Cycling
  • Boat trips
  • Golfing
  • Walking trails
  • River fishing
  • Concert venues
  • Horse riding
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cinema
  • Museums
  • Local restaurants
  • Visit castle
  • Shopping
  • Cafe
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Free car parking
  • Laundry facility
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Internet access
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Natural daylight
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Gymnasium
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool

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by Sean on Nov 24 2019 12:28

Excellent hotel and excellent staff, one of our favourite hotels

by Susan on Jul 29 2019 11:39

Oriel House in Ballincollig is in a perfect location. very near Kinsale, Charles Fort and Blarney Castle. Rooms were nice a spacious, clean but could maybe do with a little revamp. I was surprised how quiet the noise level was especially as there was a function on. Staff lovely and friendly. Food delicious, at breakfast we had the best rashers we ate in a long time. I would stay here again.

by Mary White on Mar 10 2019 19:22

Fabulous hotel with amazing staff, all friendly & hardworking. We had evening meal included in our rate & it was gorgeous, restaurant staff swopped my dessert choice for a cheese board instead without a quibble. Receptionist was lovely as well, I rang beforehand & explained I'd back surgery in November & didn't want a shower inside bath tub & she gave us a perfect room. I really liked this hotel & definately plan on returning.

by Sean on Feb 22 2019 08:41

Excellent hotel ,excellent staff

by sean on Jan 22 2019 22:43

excellent ,very cordial helpful and brilliant staff, sean

by Flavia Ferreira on Oct 2 2018 10:47

We went there for a weekend and couldn't have choosed better! The hotel is amazing , the food lovely and the breakfast with good options. Our room was spacious and comfortable. For sure we will return

by mdmartind on Apr 26 2017 15:24

I arrived at the Oriel hotel at 245 on the 19th of April as we were to early to check in we decided to get something to eat. So we got the carvery lunch while getting it we found the chef to be very unpleasant and when we asked for some extra mash he gave us a look that made us feel very uncomfortable. At any other time with getting this treatment I would refuse the food but we didn't cause a scene as my in laws were with us and I've only learned when we got back that he wasn't very nice to them either. This was a very bad start to our break. The other problem I found was that there a very noisey fan in our room and this came on at 645 each morning. Other than these 2 experiences I found the hotel and staff a very nice place to stay

by peter guinan on Mar 18 2017 10:52

great stay lovely hotel can not say enough good about it

by Anna Monika on Feb 1 2017 10:04

Staff is very friendly and attentive. The rooms are big, clean and nicely furnished. Good joice of breakfast. We would come back anytime again.

by Martin on Jul 15 2016 10:04

Really nice modern hotel, cheerful helpful staff & a lovely modern setting. Very happy with our stay here & would not hesitate to return if I'm in the area. Martin V

by fionnuala on Jan 26 2016 11:41

Lovely friendly staff to my family and I. Yummy food, comfy quiet rooms. Nice ambience. Good swimming pool with baby pool and lanes. Would visit again. Only issue would be cleanliness. Cutlery had stains on them and cup in room had stain too. But overall very happy

by Michael Sheahan on Dec 1 2015 10:48

Most of my stay was very enjoyable. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent. However on the Saturday night there were small children in the restaurant doing cart wheels around the floor at 10pm which spoilt the dinner for us. I did complain but received only a token apology. I am giving 3 stars because of my experience in the restaurant otherwise it would have been 4

by JOOLES on Oct 30 2015 15:25

Great hotel for family break, lovely pool and gym, class food. We loved it!

by mickybeat on May 14 2015 12:20

Beautiful hotel in a really nice village, rooms spotlessly clean and staff friendly and helpful. Bar food delicious and hotel in close proximity to Ballincollig village. We had a lovely two day stay and would highly recommend the hotel.

by Nash on Mar 3 2015 22:16

Had a lovely stay at the Oriel House Hotel with my husband & 2 children. Staff were pleasant and very helpful. Enjoyed a lovely breakfast & bar food one evening. Great kids pool. We would definitely return to this hotel.

by Liz on Jan 14 2015 17:23

A great hotel to stay in. Stayed as part of a B&B package. We ate with friends in the Hotel restaurant. Dinner & breakfast was 100%. All hotel Staff very friendly & helpful. The Pool was the best for children, nice and warm and there was pool toys for the Children. Leisure Staff were so helpful.

by jade on Jul 11 2014 16:30

Only stayed one night which was too short! but the staff were very helpful and friendly the room was really comfortable the leisure facilities were very good a really great place to stay look forward to going back!!

by reviewer27780592 on Jul 1 2014 15:32

Really enjoyed our stay in the Oriel House Hotel. Could not recommended highly enough. Staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Food was fabulous and there was a great atmosphere in the hotel. Our room was spotless and bed was comfortable. I would definitely stay in this hotel again.

by tina curtin on Apr 11 2014 13:17

My mother and I really enjoyed our trip to Oriel House Hotel. We had a lovely room looking out onto the countryside, a lovely en-suite which contained a shower and bath. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was lovely and excellent music in the bar that night.

by Breda Breen on Mar 31 2014 09:36

lovely hotel. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Food was excellent. Excellent value for money and Ballincollig is a lovely village and Cork city is only a short drive away. Highly recommend.

by rita on Mar 23 2014 14:02

very poor service. Breakfast poor. Hot food served on a cold plate. Service very slow in bar /restaurant.

by Rita on Mar 21 2014 22:06

My friend & I stayed here for two nights & were very disappointed with the food and service. We stayed there last year & it was fine but not any more. The hot breakfast was served on cold plates. The kippers were served warm on top with cold spots on the bottom. Porridge was watery. Service for food in the bar was very poor left waiting for long periods. A glass of wine was served using a measure which I had never seen used anywhere. My friends room was cold & she was unable to have a shower. Definitely wont be back.

by Eoin on Mar 21 2014 13:48

Stayed for two nights. The staff could not do any more for us. Thank you. Very family friendly hotel.

by reviewer55114998 on Mar 19 2014 11:16

Stayed here sun 16th march-lovely hotel,receptionist very friendly. hotel just a 5 min walk to centre of ballincollig leisure centre very relaxing-jacuzzi,sauna etc would stay again young couple kilkenny

by Pat on Mar 4 2014 20:35

booked a double room for myself and fiancé, got a room with 2 single beds pushed together,which meant we could not sleep near to each other due to the ridge in the middle of the 2 single beds. Straight away our getaway became less romantic. that afternoon @ 4.30pm we went had food in the hotel bar and our waiter was in no way friendly, helpful or bothered about us or in fact any customer he served. The food was we received was tasteless of tiny portions, however the barman who took our bill payment very kindly offered to give us a reduction even though we hadn't complained, merely replied with honesty when asked if we enjoyed our food. We were so hungry after travelling and poor bar food that we had to go else where to eat. The worst part of all was the' Constant LOUD noise' from 10.30pm - 8am coming from an inspection point in the room. when we opened our window to have fresh air during the night, we were met with another constant LOUD noise the fans from the restaurant/bar. This gave us a bad headache and sleepless night, and put us in a foul mood with each other! regretfully we waited until check out to give our disappointed feed back. The excuse we were given was that the room we were given was in the old part of the hotel!!!!!!! Which quite frankly is a pathetic excuse! it seemed as though they gave us the most inadequate room available! We received an apology from the manager but that was the only gesture received, we paid in full and suggested they sort out that room for future guests if they really had to use it! We had a stressful stay @ this hotel and wasted journey as well as money wasted. Such a let down as we assumed the accommodation would match the beautiful lobby entrance. Maybe rooms in the new part of hotel would be better but don't forget to specify you would like an actual double bed if you and your partner are booking. very poor experience here. I hope other customers will not be treated in such a bad way!

by Chris on Feb 12 2014 12:04

Beautiful hotel. Rooms are lovely & spacious. Food in the restaurant is very good. Bar area is nice too. Staff at this hotel are really friendly & efficient. Children are very welcome. Leisure centre is excellent. Ballincollig itself is a lovely area, it has something for everyone & plenty to do for children. We will definitely return & highly recommend this hotel. Top class break for an affordable price.

by Jeannette on Feb 11 2014 14:28

Really beautiful hotel in the stunning town of Ballincollig. Rooms were really spacious, very clean and very modern. Bathrooms were beautiful and lovely bath with seperate shower. Room had all the mod cons including, lovely little choc chip cookies with the tea/coffee and a few bottles of water. The pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna were fantastic. We will definately be coming back with the kids. Hotel is in a great location to the town (within walking distance). The hotel also has a luxury spa, that offer special deals, unfortunately you will have to book in advance, but the treatments all look lovely and reasonably priced.

by Jennifer on Feb 10 2014 12:34

Very nice friendly and helpful staff. Food lovely. Room lovely and spacious and clean. Excellent power shower. Would definitely recommend.

by mickybeat on Feb 4 2014 10:44

Exceeded all expectations, spotlessly clean, staff were great, pool area excellent for kids and powder keg bar and restaurant plenty of room with great food. Overall we couldn't fault the hotel and staff, they even gave our two kids free cornflakes before bed. We will be back again soon.

by una on Jan 28 2014 19:33

really good price, good room and breakfast. staff lovely

by Eithne on Jan 8 2014 13:33

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA very enjoyable ,excellent staff, very helpfull.

by nigel on Nov 11 2013 16:53

the hotel we found was very nice, there was a couple of things with the room 1. my wife found the room a little chilly in the night, 2. we found it a little unusual that their was no phone in the room, we had dinner in the bar on Friday evening, my wife is not a big eater and asked for a half portion the lad that served us just said no that cant be done instead of going and asking the chef, i had the steak i was a little taken back when it was served as their was very little on the plate for the price we paid, other than that i would recommend this hotel the facilities were very good.it was ideal what we were looking for just a total chill out.

by Julie Bunworth on Nov 5 2013 11:14

Very family friendly hotel, our room was very spacious and comfortable. Staff friendly and very accommodating. Free kids club each evening was a huge bonus and our children loved it. Would definitely return.

by reviewer94160441 on Oct 30 2013 11:40

Great family room, and kids club, very friendly staff, would retrun for another stay and would recommend to a friend.

by Moll on Sep 25 2013 09:45

Stayed here for one night as a birthday treat. Great location, very convenient. Excellent swimming pool and leisure centre. Spacious room and bathroom. Although there was a wedding in the hotel that night, didn't experience any noise. Great variety at breakfast, self-service. I would return and highly recommend this hotel to couples or families. The only negative comment I have, is that the reception staff could be more friendly. Thanks for a great weekend.

by reviewer19577059 on Sep 17 2013 10:53

we stayed in hotel for one night we had food in the bar the first night and it was absolutely gorgeous. The room was excellent and the breakfast very good. all in all a great place and would recommend to others

by Martina on Aug 18 2013 16:03

beautiful clean hotel gorgeous food nice staff luxurious room great leisure club

by John on Aug 3 2013 21:07

Enjoyed our stay at the hotel, room was fine no issues clean with lots of space, would have preferred 2 single beds for the kids, but got one 5 foot, it was fine but could hear the comment move over to your side..pool was very good and food was enjoyable, kids really liked the food. Kids club worked well, man and dad got a walk and a pint and kids got some space..all in all good modern hotel in nice location...P.S. hotel should look at aircon it didnt work but fan was in room before we arrived. J&D, Limerick

by Ger on Jul 1 2013 12:12

We stayed for one night as part of a Rowing Team attending an event in the National Rowing centre, staff were very pleasant and accommodating to us. They arranged for a very early breakfast in the lobby for some of the rowers. Clean and bright rooms. Excellent stay would return, very convenient for Rowing centre. G, Dublin

by helen on Jun 5 2013 10:43

We stayed one night in the Oriel and could not really fault it. The breakfast was nice. Dinner was lovely.The staff were very accomodating and pool was well kept. The only complaint was the heat in the room was intensive. The weather was hot though but with underfloor heating in the bathroom it was stifling. We would return tho. Good value break/

by sandra raggett on May 27 2013 12:43

Stayed here last weekend in a family room, 2adults plus 2 children. Beautiful room, plenty of space and spotless. This was my 3rd stay at this hotel and as with previous visits, flawless. From check in to check out every member of staff were so friendly, have recommended this hotel to work colleagues who were also very impressed. Top marks to the Oriel House Hotel!

by Monica G on May 7 2013 16:54

I stayed here on May Bank Holiday weekend with my husband and 2 children aged 5 &7. I have to say this is probably the best hotel we have been at in Cork. Staff very friendly, great food and lovely leisure centre. We are regular visitors to Cork and have stayed in many different hotels and I would highly recommend this hotel. Will definitely be back.

by Mary on Apr 23 2013 20:39

Excellent. We stayed one night. The room was so comfortable, and warm. Very quiet, and peaceful. Evening meal and breakfast were lovely. Absolutely no complaints. Would recommend hotel to friends. Staff very welcoming and helpful.

by Family of 4 on Mar 20 2013 10:43

We had a nice visit to cork, 2 adults & 2 children over St Patricks weekend. Room was nice size and well laid out. Pool was great and kids really enjoyed time spent there. Breakfast was good with nice selection. Dinner was not served in main restaurant but in annex beside lounge area. Was a bit dissapointed with that(setting), but food was excellant, and staff were very friendly. I think they did this to cater for crowd on St Patricks. Nice location for visit into city center and also surronding area. We did trip to Bunrathy which was great. Some nice places to eat in local town, 'Banna' Thai restuarant was great.

by Siobhan Berry on Mar 19 2013 11:39

My daughter and I recently stayed at the Oriel House Hotel and on arrival found the room to be comfortable. However, on closer inspection over the course of the evening we found the menu offered to be very limited and so had to eat out in Ballincollig instead. The carpets in the hotel were patched with tape in various common areas and breakfast the next morning saw a shortage of bacon and egg. All in all I would not be staying at this hotel again and was very disappointed in our stay at the FOUR STAR?? hotel I would rate this hotel as a 2 star.

by jane on Mar 6 2013 10:03

Excellent, lovely hotel, staff very helpful.

by Liz on Mar 5 2013 18:14

Had a wonderful stay with family here. All requests were met and had no issues from check in to check out. Photos are a true reflection of the hotel. Lovely building, staff were friendly and hotel was very clean. Food was great and overall it was great value. Will highly recommend. Ballincollig is a lovely area and just a short walk to shops and cafes. Pool was nice. The travel cot in the changing rooms was a great idea for when you have a little one with you. Kid's pool was perfect temperature. Had dinner in restaurant and breakfast. Portions were good size.

by Angela on Feb 19 2013 12:21

Absolutely fantastic time had in the Oriel - really good value for money - spacious, clean rooms with comfortable mattresses - we all slept well. Restaurant food and service absolutely top notch - all smiles and food delicious - even music great. Everywhere reallhy clean - pool great - will definately return again soon. Well done to all the staff for making our stay such an enjoyable one - we have passed the message around so expect more bookings!

by LIZ on Feb 18 2013 13:53


by Peter on Feb 6 2013 22:29

By Peter, We stayed one night and we had a excellent meal in the bar. I would recommend this hotel without hesitation following our experience to any one.
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