Georgina Campbell Business Hotel of the Year 2009
Here is what the people at Georgina Campbell had to say about The Kingsley Hotel.
"Possibly the most attractively located hotel in Cork City, The Kingsley is conveniently situated alongside the River Lee, just minutes from both Cork airport and the city centre and has always been especially appealing to business visitors, for whom it quickly becomes a home from home.
Major investment over the last two years has enlarged and upgraded the hotel yet, remarkably, it has retained the sense of intimacy and homely atmosphere that has been a special feature from the outset.
A large, comfortably furnished foyer has a welcoming feel to it, with staff always on hand to assist guests - and there is an attractive linear lounge/informal restaurant area a few steps up from it (and overlooking the weir) which, like the River Bar beside it, makes a good meeting place; the recent re-development has focused on maximising the benefit of the riverside location, and greatly enhanced the appeal of both the lounge and bar - and longer term guests especially appreciate the long riverside walk that runs along the banks.
A caring atmosphere is noticeable throughout the hotel, from the moment guests are greeted on arrival, and accommodation is personally decorated and well-planned to make a good home from home.
Spacious rooms offer traditional comfort with a contemporary edge, and are designed with care: air conditioning, work station with complimentary broadband, interactive TV, personal safe, trouser press with ironing board, same-day laundry and all of the small extras that make a difference.
Executive suites at the back of the hotel include a room suitable for private entertaining or meetings (and especially luxurious bathrooms) and have river views - and an impressive 750 square metre 2-bedroom Presidential Suite built over two floors; with its own hot tub balcony, and spacious living area on the penthouse level, it is Cork's premier suite.
The hotel's Business & Conference Centre is a top venue for small and medium sized meetings has also been upgraded.
Good health and fitness facilities include the Yauvana holistic lifestyle spa, with exclusive Indian treatments.
Conference/banqueting (230/200); business centre, broadband, secretarial services; video conferencing, on request; 24 hour room service. Leisure centre (recently refurbished & gym equipment renewed), swimming pool; treatment rooms, beauty salon. Children welcome (under 12's free in parents' room; cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). Garden. Riverside walks. Pets permitted by arrangement. Parking.
The first time a hotel has achieved winning this award for the second time…
Georgina Campbell Business Hotel of the year for 2009 is The Kingsley Hotel, Cork!"