An elegant and relaxing five-star retreat in Ireland’s second city, the Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork’s finest hotel. Superb service, a wonderful spa and award-winning dining make Hayfield Manor the ideal base to sample Cork’s rich history and culture.
Cork city’s finest luxury hotel
Inviting country house ambience yet just a short walk from the centre of Cork
A haven of tranquillity set amongst walled gardens
Wonderfully relaxing, with an excellent on-site spa
Although its red-brick facade lends it the appearance of a classic Irish country house, Hayfield Manor is just a ten-minute stroll from the vibrant centre of Ireland’s second city. Set at the end of a tree-lined path among mature walled gardens, Hayfield Manor is a tranquil urban haven of elegance and pampering, and boasts a fabulous spa, fine dining, and an authentically hospitable Irish welcome.
The 88 generously-proportioned en-suite rooms at Hayfield Manor are each individually styled, decorated in a restrained classical style with gorgeous antique furnishings and plush fabrics. Thoughtful touches such as complimentary chocolates along with marble bathrooms filled with Elemis spa products and all the amenities you might require make your stay here extremely comfortable.
The comforts continue downstairs, whether you opt for an indulgent afternoon tea in the drawing room or would prefer to sink into a deep armchair for a read or snooze by the library fireplace. Should you feel in the mood for some head-to-toe pampering, the Beautique Spa will awaken your senses with its range of massages, body rituals and facials. Spa facilities also include an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, outdoor Jacuzzi and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Award-winning contemporary Irish cuisine is served at Hayfield’s Orchids Fine Dining Restaurant, and private dining is offered in the hotel’s subterranean wine cellar, while more casual meals can be enjoyed in the garden bistro, or with a pint of Guinness at the bar.
A short stroll into town will take you into the lively centre of Cork with its smart boutiques and famous English Market, one of the finest covered markets in the British Isles, where you can find a wonderful range of local food purveyors – it’s a great place to meet the locals. In the evenings, Hayfield’s concierge will be able to advise on which bars have the best live Irish music. Not far from Cork, Kinsale is a charming harbour town that has become Ireland’s gastronomic epicentre, while Blarney Castle and the world-famous Jameson whiskey distillery are other nearby attractions.
When to visit
Don't have time or patience to sit down for breakfast? Grab a coffee and pastry from the entrance hall and head on your way to explore Cork!
Hayfield Manor is located just a ten-minute walk from the main sights of Cork city, in southern Ireland.
The nearest airport is Cork, around a 20-minute drive from Hayfield Manor.
Famed for its Blarney Stone, which by kissing will bestow the gift of eloquence, Blarney Castle was built over six hundred years ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. But don't forget to explore the castle and gardens too.
Cliffs of Moher
Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometre stretch of sea cliffs along the Atlantic coast of Clare. Wonderful views and fabulous seabird colonies make the Cliffs of Moher a must-see natural attraction in the west of Ireland.
Cooking Demonstration at Ballymaloe House
One of the highlights of a stay at Ballymaloe House, a culinary class at its famed cookery school is sure to inspire you. Under expert hands you will learn some of the secrets of the Slow Cooking movement, and have fabulous recipes to take back with you.
Cork Food Tour
County Cork’s fertile surrounds and Atlantic coastline have helped launched the county as Ireland’s food heartland and on this tour you’ll visit some of the bakeries, markets and delis that have earned it this culinary reputation.
Horse and carriage ride in Killarney National Park
Sit back and relax in a traditional Jaunting Car- a two-wheeled carriage pulled by a single horse.
Kayaking in Killarney National Park
Enjoy a magical Kayak trip as you explore one of the many beautiful lakes of Killarney National Park.
Kinsale Food and Foraging Tour
Meet the local food producers of Kinsale and explore the town, its people and their history as you taste your way through a number of dishes and forage for ingredients on the wild coastline.
Enjoy a sea kayaking adventure as you enjoy the beautiful Irish coastline , navigating sheltered waters to hidden coves. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as puffins or seals whilst listening to the calming lap of the ocean.
The Beara Peninsula
Located mostly in County Cork, the Beara Peninsula is the third major 'ring' in Ireland's southwest after Kerry and Dingle. Here you can escape the hordes and find in its tiny coastal communities captivating views and Ireland at its peaceful best.
The English Market
With its mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from overseas, along with some great banter at its mainly family-run stalls, the English Market in Cork will charm anyone with an interest in food.
The Ring of Kerry
Snaking more than 120 scenically captivating miles in a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, The Ring of Kerry takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes, lakes and mountains and charming seaside villages.
The Rock of Cashel
Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.
The Titanic Trail Historic Walking Tour
Travel back in time to an era of sea travel, emigration to a new life in America and the ill-fated journey of the Titanic. Explore the tales of the emigrants who passed through the port on their way to a new life, and those whose journey ended prematurely
Traditonal Irish Dining Experience
Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish hospitality and ‘craic’ as you’re welcomed into the home of a local family for dinner.