About this listing
Situated in a leafy suburb overlooking Cork's inner harbour 2 Clarence Terrace is a fine example of a late Georgian townhouse only 10 mins walk from the city center.. While built in early 1800s and retaining period features from window panes through to floors doors and fireplaces we also offer modern comforts and conveniences including free wifi and private car parking. We have 2 large south facing rooms rooms each containing a king sized bed(suitable for 1 or 2 person), comfortable armchairs and large writing desks . The rooms also offer commanding views out over the city for a distance of 10 miles as befitting a former resident of the 1880s Maj. General A. Stubbs. Breakfast encompasses the range from fresh fruit salad, yogurt and museli through to the full Irish.
Cyril is extremely knowledgable about all of Ireland and its history. He gave us some great suggestions that enhanced our trip like the alternative route he recommended to our next destination in Kerry that turned out be excellent advice. Wonderful accommodations in a beautiful location with a gracious host is always a good thing and we highly recommend staying here if you ever get the opportunity.
Fab location 10 min from city center. Lovely clean house. Cyril was a great host with a lot of local knowledge. Would go back.
Myself and my partner had an amazing stay with Cyril. For the price you couldn't get a better location and room - furnishings were like something out of a 5 star manor hotel. Very comfy too. Cyril was a very entertaining and helpful host and the breakfast was gorgeous with fresh homemade bread and a massive assortment of cereals, jams, fresh fruit etc. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to visit Cork.
Cyril was amazing! The room was incredible, and the food was amazing. Definitely the best bed and breakfast we stayed at during our three weeks in Ireland. He went above and beyond what most hosts would do, helping us plan our time, giving us rides to buses and trains, and making sure breakfast was different each morning to give us different tastes of Ireland (as well as trying to make sure we had a packed lunch if we were going to be out all day). He could probably open his own restaurant and become famous, for how grand his breakfasts were. My mouth is watering as I write this. We felt at home and really well cared for, as every day he even tidied up our room and brought fresh towels and things. He was very knowledgeable about the history and background of different things throughout Cork and even all of Ireland. If you are planning a trip to Ireland/Cork, you MUST stay with Cyril. We will definitely be staying at Clarence Terrace again if we come back.
My girlfriend and I loved our stay with Cyril at the Clarence Terrace B&B this spring. We found our room to be a comfortable and pleasant space, from the lovely furnishings to the bright windows with a view across the river that flows through downtown Cork City. Cyril's B&B has a great location, perched on a hill and slightly removed from the city center, but within perfect walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Above all, Cyril is a great host. We especially enjoyed talking to him about Cork's (and all of Ireland's) history over the delicious breakfasts he prepared for us. We strongly recommend a stay with him at Clarence Terrace B&B.
Superlative beyond imagine! Cyril is the quintessential hotelier/concierge at heart. The bedroom was far more grand than the picture could convey-like sleeping in period palace room. Spacious, with three wingback chairs, a fireplace and a stunning view of the river. His detailed history and knowledge of the Cork/Kinsale area were exquisite as were his directions to each, rivaling the bounty of his sumptuous hot home-cooked Irish feast for breakfast. Don't miss this!
Cyril was a fantastic host who will surprise you with extensive details about Cork. Amazing breakfast and beautiful rooms.
About the Host, Cyril
Having graduated from University College Cork with a Commerce degree I worked in our family hotel outside Cork city for over 20 yrs. I now run a small bed and breakfast close to the city center of Cork. With a strong mixture of Gaelic and Norman blood running through my veins I am very interested in Irish and European history. Having studied Gaelic, Latin, French,Italian and Spanish I would like to have the time to master some of them.I tend more towards classical music with a strong bias to Italian Opera.