Rita and Simon, May 28th 2011

 
We recommend that guests stay near the reception venue, Longueville House, on the night of the wedding, to allow for an easy return by taxi at the end of the reception.  Accommodation near to Longueville House consists of some hotels in the nearby town of Mallow as well as bed and breakfast accommodation that is both in the town and the surrounding countryside.

We recommend that you book accommodation as early as possible!

On the wedding day, private coaches will be available to transport guests from the Longueville House and Springfort Hall to the ceremony in Cork city, and back to Longueville House for the reception. Please check the wedding day page for more details of coach pick-up arrangements.  To return to your accommodation after the reception, please ask the staff at Longueville House who will be happy to arrange a taxi for you at any time.

Bed and Breakfast houses are usually small and independently owned.  Most often the owner and family live in part of the house. They will all serve breakfast that at the least will include the option of cereal, some fruit, tea/coffee and the "full Irish breakfast" which consists of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, white pudding, tomatoes, perhaps mushrooms....in short, a meal that will keep you going for most of the day.

If you have a car and designated driver, it is also possible to stay in the city of Cork where the wedding ceremony will be held, and drive to and from Longueville House for the reception (a 40 minute drive).  This has the advantage of allowing you to spend Saturday in Cork city before the wedding at 4pm.  Directions from Cork city to Longueville House are here.



Recommended Bed and Breakfast Houses near Longueville House

Longueville House recommend the following nearby bed and breakfast houses. They are all within 5 miles of Longueville House and charge from €25 - €40 (US$40 - US$60) per person per night, depending on the size of the room and the number of people sharing.  Note: below we refer to a "single bed", which is a twin bed size in the US, suitable for 1 person only!
A taxi to or from Longueville House from these B&Bs should be about €15/US$20.
  • Hill Top View B&B. Phone: 022 21491 (or 011 353 22 21491 from the US, 00353 22 21491 from the UK).  This B&B has 4 rooms in total:  2 rooms with a double and single bed, and 2 rooms with a double bed.  It is the closest B&B to Longueville House (about 2 miles away).  The cost is €30 (US$40) per person per night.
  • Rivervale Lodge B&B. Phone: 022 22218 (or 011 353 22 22218 from the US, 00353 22 22218 from the UK).  This B&B has 4 rooms in total:  2 rooms each with a double and single bed, and 2 rooms with a double bed.  The cost is €65 (US$85) per room per night.
These bed and breakfast houses are also close to Longueville House:
  • Park South B&B.  Phone 022 25296 (or 011 353 22 25296 from the US, 00353 22 25296 from the UK).  This B&B has 3 rooms.   It is in the middle of pleasant rolling and peaceful Irish countryside but be aware that it is further from Longueville House than other accommodation (25 minutes by car and about €35 by taxi).  Because of its distance from Mallow, we recommend that you consider this only if you have a car.  It comes recommended on Tripadvisor. The cost is €34-€50 ($45-$65) per person per night.  
  • Ashfield B&B.  Phone: 022 47979 (or 011 353 22 47979 from the US, 00353 22 47979 from the UK). This is 5 miles outside of Mallow and, like Park South, in pleasant and peaceful countryside so to have a car is an advantage.  However it is only 2 miles from Longueville House.  It comes recommended on TripAdvisor

Recommended Hotel near Longueville House


Springfort Hall Phone: 022 21278 (or 011 353 22 21278 from the US, 00353 22 21278 from the UK). This is about 10 miles from Longueville House.  It charges from €50 - €90 (US$65 - US$115) per person per night, depending on the room class.  A taxi to or from Longueville House should be about €25/US$32.

Tripadvisor page for Mallow.



Recommended Bed and Breakfast Houses near Honan Chapel (wedding ceremony)
  • Garnish House   Phone 021 427 5111 (or 011 353 21 427 5111 from the US, 00353 21 427 5111 from the UK).  This bed and breakfast is clean and modern and is only 200 yards from Honan Chapel in Cork city.  It has numerous breakfast options and the owner is more than happy to help you find your way around Cork city and to provide local recommendations. The rate is about €55/US$70 per person per night.
  • Fernroyd House  Phone 021 427 1460 (or 011 353 21 427 1460, 00353 21 427 1460 from the UK) or e-mail info@fernroydhouse.com.  This is also very close to the Honan Chapel.  The rate is €35-€40 (US$45-US$55) per person per night.  There is also a family room available.
  • Avondale House   Phone 021 490 5874 (or 011 353 490 5874 from the US, 00353 21 490 5874 from the UK) or e-mail info@avondalebb.com.  This is about 1/2 mile from the Honan Chapel.  The rate is €40-€55 (US$55-US$70) per person per night.  There is a family room available at €95 (US$125) per night.

Recommended Hotels near Honan Chapel (wedding ceremony)
  • Hayfield Manor  Phone 021 484 5900 (or 011 353 21 484 5900 from the US, 00353 21 484 5900 from the UK) or e-mail reservations@hayfieldmanor.ie.  This is very near the Honan Chapel and is consistently rated as the best hotel in Cork city.  Rates are from €150-€200 (US$200-US$260) per night for a room, which includes breakfast.
  • Imperial Hotel  Phone 021 427 4040 (or 011 353 21 427 4040 from the US, 00353 21 427 4040 from the UK) or e-mail reservations@imperialhotelcork.ie.  This historical hotel is in the centre of Cork, about 1 mile from the Honan Chapel, and famous for being where Michael Collins spent his last night (in Room 115 in case you end up there!).  Rates are €130-€180 (US$170-US$235) per night for a room, which includes breakfast.

Tripadvisor page for Cork


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