Gorgeous hotel right in the middle of cork city, which is so convenient to shops, bars and restaurants. the room was beautiful and the buffet breakfast delicious. the only fly in the ointment was the parking facilities - parking is provided but it's a five minute walk away which can be a little awkward, and even at that, you have to pay €6 for the privilege. the spa there is heavenly, "escape" is an apt name for it as you feel you've really got away from it all. i'd definitely stay again and would recommend it.