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4.1 out of 5

"Everything about fota island is brilliant. The staff is so lovely all the time and the place is spotless.the food is brilliant..could not fault ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Fota Island Hotel & Spa. During your stay, you'll be close to Fota Wildlife Park. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a free area shuttle. This 5-star hotel has 131 rooms over 3 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and fridges
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Indulge with facials, manicures and pedicures or body treatments at Fota Island Spa
  • Services include supervised activities for kids, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes tennis courts, a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the beds
  • 11 minutes by car from Fota Wildlife Park and 8 minutes from Barryscourt Castle
  • Free local-area shuttle service

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€96* Per night/room 8 Mar - 9 Mar

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fota Island Hotel & Spa ratings based on 15 verified reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Fota Island Hotel & Spa

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5
Everything about fota island is brilliant. The staff is so lovely all the time and the place is spotless.the food is brilliant..could not fault it..the best breakfast ever to b served..only fault waz we didnt stay longer in fota island but will definitely be bsck again. Thank you do much to all of the staff. John McNulty

Posted by , from Sligo on 7 Aug 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff were exceptional, really went out of there way for us!

Posted by on 19 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5
Amazing will defo go again sooner rather than later

Posted by , from Ireland on 20 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct 2018

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5 out of 5

just perfect.

Try, you won’t be disappointed. Staff, rooms and resort are superb.

Posted by on 6 May 2018

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4 out of 5
We arrived late are were appointed a room which smelled strongly of chemicals. As an asthma sufferer and presently on steroids I couldn’t stay in same. At reception a very pleasant and helpful young man explained that the room was newly renovated, thus the chemical smell( paint or carpet adhesive) anyway, he went to extrordainary lengths to sort us out and restored our faith in this 5 star establishment. Well done Joe, ask for a raise you deserve it!!! Thank you for turning an unpleasant experience into a positive and happy one.

Posted by on 2 Apr 2018

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2 out of 5

A gem in the rough

We were so disappointed in the overall experience at Fota! It seemed criminal to be disappointed, as this was truly a beautiful facility! There were a few staff who really treated us spectacularly, however, there were more who just missed the mark. They could really use some training on enhancing the customer experience. The bar and restaurant, especially. We were initially assigned a room with a lovely layout, king bed, plush robes- just lovely. Then, 4 hours in, the toilet stopped working! They moved us a few doors down into a wheelchair assist room with a double bed. Bathroom facilities not conducive to relaxation, a shower that barely trickled, no tub, paper thin robes. Said they’d overbooked the hotel and had no other room for us, which we would understand, it was just the delivery of the information that was appalling. The experience overall left us cold. We were compensated with a small bottle of wine and some chocolates, and the next morning the gal who checked us out comp’d our bar bill and a small room service fee. That made us feel better. But we won’t return.

Posted by , from Des Moines, WA on 15 Mar 2018

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About the Fota Island Hotel & Spa

Location Fota Island, Fota, Cork

Property Features

Fota Island Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. There are 6 meeting rooms available. A kids' pool, a fitness centre, and a rooftop terrace are also featured at the luxury Fota Island Hotel & Spa. Self parking is free. This 5-star Fota hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 131 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cork (ORK) (21.5 km / 13.4 mi)
  • Train station: Glounthaune Station (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Fota Island Hotel & Spa offers 131 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily.

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

Spike Bar – This bar only serves light fare.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Fota Island Spa has 18 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 18
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.