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Fota Island Hotel & Spa

Luxury hotel with golf course, near Fota House Arboretum and Gardens

  • Free WiFi

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  • Junior Suite - Bathroom
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Fota Island, Fota, Cork, Ireland
  • Another fabulous stay at Fota. It is easily my favourite hotel in Cork. The staff were…

    Dec 19, 2020

  • Hotel is lovely. Staff are all very friendly, especially Pat in the bar. We also had a…

    Oct 3, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 131 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool

What’s around

  • Fota Wildlife Park - 39 min walk
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens - 45 min walk
  • Titanic Experience Cobh - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Cork Harbour - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Jameson Experience - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Cork Opera House - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, Balcony

What’s around


  • Fota Wildlife Park - 39 min walk
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens - 45 min walk
  • Titanic Experience Cobh - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Cork Harbour - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Jameson Experience - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Cork Opera House - 9.8 mi / 15.8 km
  • English Market - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • University College Cork - 13.9 mi / 22.4 km
  • Ballymaloe Gardens - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 26 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 12 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 16 min drive
  • Cobh Station - 18 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
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Fota Island, Fota, Cork, Ireland

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Sailing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Fota Island Spa has 18 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.


Fota Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Spike Bar - This bar serves light fare only.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Sailing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Fota Hotel
  • Fota Island Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Fota Island Hotel & Spa Hotel Fota
  • Fota Island
  • Fota Island Hotel
  • Hotel Fota
  • Hotel Fota Island
  • Fota Island Hotel Spa
  • Fota Island Hotel & Spa Fota

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16.50 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Fota Island Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Fota Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Thairish (2.6 mi), Jack Doyles (4.8 mi), and The Quarry Cock (4.9 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like archery and ziplining, and practice your swing on the golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes Pilates and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the indoor pool. Fota Island Hotel & Spa also has a sauna, a steam room, and an arcade, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel and area

    From check in to check out you are greeted with friendly service. They told us our room wasn’t ready but told us that they would call us when the room was ready so we went off for a bit. Bags were brought up to our room all we had to do was collect our key cards when we got back to the hotel. Breakfast is lovely, still buffet just not self service, you go up and get served or you can order off a menu. The walks are lovely, go the fairy trail and keep going, lovely walk. Only 15 mins from cork, Cobh and Midleton. The clubhouse books out fast so book in advance and closes early enough considering closing times are now 11:30, think they stop at 7:30.

    Conor, 1 night trip, Sep 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overall review

    Our overall stay was amazing the room was great and very spacious, the bed was very comfortable and the facilities where great also. The only thing I would have a look into is there was a smell coming from the shower drain when we got into the room and also on the second night. While using the shower it went away for a period of time but after so long it came back maybe look into this. But overall great location, great room, and the dinner and breakfast where great.

    Dean, 2 night trip, Sep 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel

    This hotel was fabulous. We were a honeymoon couple and they upgraded us to a suite and had chocolates brought to the room. We ate in the Amber bar and the food was top class, the best we had in cork

    Timothy, 1 night trip, Aug 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    comfy and airy

    Gorgeous place and so handy when visiting Fota Wildlife Park. We got a beautiful big and airy room with a very comfy bed. The only downside to it was the balconies a floor below us and The guests smoking outside there, which caused cigarette smell/smoke coming into our room late at night and early in the morning. Apart from that though, it was a great stay.

    Samanta, 2 night trip, Aug 10, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Away for a family Birthday and chose Fota as even though the room rate is expensive (especially when you require two rooms) the facilities are reported to be excellent but unfortunately we wouldn't know as you cant use any of them. So in the end I ended up paying €585 to have dinner and sleep for 3 people (1 teen). My advice - cancel until all of this has blown over (before its too late to cancel) as you won't get value for money and you won't be offered anything in its place either.

    Lorraine, 1 night family trip, Mar 14, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Various issues raised with property, no response from phones, irregular housekeeping, generally poor communication and preparations

    4 night trip, Feb 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Just a great location felt like an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and had nothing peace and quiet, comfort and relaxation

    2 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful resort!

    A great hotel and spa . Enjoyed the fantastic Breakfasts and most comfortable bed! I was pampered in the spa also. Will be back again. Caroline

    Caroline, 2 night trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Thanks to all staff for lovely weekend. We will return.

    2 night romance trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Could do better

    We were disappointed with the food. Plates always cold both at breakfast and at dinner. Dinner menu lacked imagination and small wine list. Staff friendly and helpful.

    Fionnuala, 3 night trip, Jan 23, 2020

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