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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 it..th ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 07 Aug 2019

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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 House Arboretum and Gardens. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle, plus a full-service spa. 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
  • 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 deep-tissue massages, body scrubs or body wraps at Fota Island Spa
  • Services include babysitting, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, tennis courts and a fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the beds
  • Just a 4-minute drive from Fota Wildlife Park and 9 minutes from Fota House Arboretum and Gardens
  • Free local-area shuttle service

Classic Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€156* Per night/room 1 Dec - 2 Dec

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 Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fota Island Hotel & Spa ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
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

Everyone (13) Couples (2)
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

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 23 October 2020 to 30 November 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Fota Island Hotel & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and an indoor pool. 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 sauna are also featured at the luxury Fota Island Hotel & Spa. 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)
  • Childcare (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
  • Games room or arcade
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Cork (ORK) (21.5 km / 13.4 mi)
  • Train station: Glounthaune Station (7.6 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle

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 espresso 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. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

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

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. 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
  • Ziplining on site
  • Playground on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Archery on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 18
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

No on-site parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 may be 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 on-site parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-out is available.Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 16.50 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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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