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Autumn Breaks in Cork

Eat, sleep, relax & repeat

Autumn is here, the leaves are falling and the crisp mornings are setting in. This is a great opportunity to escape for a few days and enjoy all that Cork has to offer. We have great options available for all types of families and couples. We offer flexible booking options this autumn with free cancellation. We are Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter approved, so you can book with peace of mind, knowing that your health and wellbeing is a priority.

We are ideally located for your Autumn break, just 20 minutes from Kinsale, 10 minutes from Cork city centre and near to all Cork’s best tourist attractions.

This year, the children finish up school on Friday 22nd October. Make the most of the October midterm and book your October Family staycation now. Our great value autumn staycation offers can be booked for as little as one night and we even have amazing 5-night autumn Halloween midterm deals! We are the perfect location for your family autumn staycation in Ireland and family midterm break.

Spooktacular Family Midterm Breaks

We have spellbinding family offers available for the October midterm. Clock out on Friday 22nd, pack the bags and the children into the car and come join us in Cork for an epic Halloween break up to Oct 31st.
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Couples Autumn Breaks

Eat, sleep, relax & repeat

Autumn is a wonderful time to hit reset before hibernation season is upon us. As the crisp mornings start to set in, indulge in a little self care and spend time with your partner or friends as you discover all that this changing season has to offer.

There is nothing quite like spending a few days rejuvenating with autumn hikes, some local shopping and beach swims, followed by cosy evenings in our inviting bar and restaurant.

Hotel Facilities

Relax in the comfort of our hotel

With uncertain weather, you want to be sure that there are options for all eventualities. We have everything you need here at Cork International Hotel to make the most of your Autumn break in Cork.

What to do in our hotel?

Cinema Room

Family Concierge

In-room yoga

Board Game Night

Beauty Salon

Adult-only Gym

Bar & Restaurant

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Cinema Room

Our Cinema Room can be privately booked for a family movie night with munch boxes or rom-com and cocktail evening for adults.

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Family Concierge

Book direct with us and our Family Concierge will help you plan your visit, make bookings and reservations where needed and share their tips on the best family attractions.

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In-room yoga

Borrow a mat from our Yoga Library and enjoy a complimentary virtual yoga class in your room with Mary Kelly Yoga (logins at reception)

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Board Game Night

Have the ultimate family head-to-head challenge with a family board game night in our lobby. Choose from our range of board games and digital family games links.

Beauty Salon

Our salon is open with reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to a curly blow dry, or manicure?

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Adult-only Gym

Keep up your fitness regime and enjoy some mindfulness at our adult only gym. Enhance cleaning procedures and social distancing are in effect.

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Gym equipment in the Cork International Hotel

Bar & Restaurant

We offer a fantastic food & drinks menu suitable for the entire family as well as a dedicated children’s menu for even the fussiest of eaters.

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Group Getaways

Autumn is the perfect time to gather and reconnect with family and friends. Planning a group getaway is the perfect way to spend time together without the worry or stress of cleaning and sleeping arrangements at home. Book a group getaway at Cork international Hotel and our Concierge team will help you plan from start to finish. We have everything you need to make the trip stress-free, including interconnecting rooms and suites and even give you access to discounted rates for some exciting group activities so you can spend your time together doing what matters most – making memories!

reasons to getaway:

Girls getaway – reunite with friends for rom-coms, wine and shopping

Multi-generation breaks – Gather the children, aunties, uncles, cousins and grandparents and enjoy some true family time together to make up for all the missed celebrations and occasions this past 2 years.

Couples breaks: Reunite with friends and enjoy some adventure with friends you haven’t seen in awhile!

Contact our reservation team to create a bespoke booking with any combination of rooms, interconnecting rooms, suites and reservations to completely customise your stay.

Group Break Offer

See our exclusive offer for big groups which includes a 2 night break, breakfast on all mornings, dinner on one evening and a private movie screening in our Cinema Room with wine or Prosecco for the adults.
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Multigeneration family breaks

We’ve spent too long apart, plan an amazing memory-making trip to make up for lost time with extended family at Cork International Hotel. We have everything you need to celebrate together.
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Cork Insider

We are located just 10 minutes drive from Cork City

There are no shortage of things to see and do in Cork City centre. Autumn is a great time to explore the culture and history of Cork city and county. We are conveniently located just outside the city centre. You are within driving distance of Cork’s main attractions including the English Market, the iconic Shandon bells, one of Europe’s oldest working bell towers and the heritage quarter of the city where you will find many must-see historical buildings such as St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the picturesque UCC Quad, Nano Nagle Place and Elizabeth Fort. Many of these attractions are indoors so that you can still enjoy the city, even in the unpredictable rainy Autumn weather!

Things to do indoors in Cork city

English Market

Cork Playful Trail

Crawford Art Gallery

University College Cork

Cork City Gaol

Nano Nagle Place

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English Market

Visit the English Market and enjoy a taste of Pure Cork, from meats and cheeses to chocolate and fresh baked goods, local Cork hotdogs and tasty doorstep toasties. A hearty food experience is all your senses need this Autumn

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Cork Playful Trail

Explore the best of Cork’s museums, attractions and galleries with 30 fun interactive activities on the Playful Culture Trail, of which, quite a number are indoors. Ask our Family Concierge for your map and to highlight indoor activities.

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Crawford Art Gallery

Escape the rain and take a tour around Crawford Art Gallery in Cork City with some fascinating exhibitions scheduled, a great onsite cafe and restaurant and plenty activities for little ones too.

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University College Cork

Visit the University College Cork campus and explore its ancient history and ogham stones, as well as snapping a photo at the iconic postcard pretty quad.

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Cork City Gaol

Particularly eerie on a crisp and wet Autumn day, we highly recommend a trip back in time to the Cork City Gaol.

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People viewing Cork City Gaol at sunset

Nano Nagle Place

An unexpected oasis in the centre of bustling Cork City, visit the museum and exhibition and enjoy fascinating insights into 1920’s revolutionary life in Ireland, followed by lunch in Good Day Deli and a trip to the wonderful design shop onsite.

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Cork Explorers & Adventurers

Get Outdoors this Autumn

There is no shortage of scenery, wildlife, history, seascapes and culinary experiences for you to enjoy on your visit to Cork. If you plan on exploring and adventuring no matter the weather, we are ideally located 10 minutes from Cork city and just 20 minutes from Kinsale, the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Outdoor Activities for Adventurers

Top Adventures

Kinsale Foraging & Picnic Tour

Cork Playful Trail

Food Experiences & Markets

Explore Kinsale

Ocean Escapes

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Top Adventures

Cork is filled with exciting adventure activities for everyone to enjoy. Friends and family alike can enjoy exciting & thrilling adventures when staying at Cork International Hotel.

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Kinsale Foraging & Picnic Tour

Enjoy an afternoon foraging with your guide and wildlife expert suzanne as well as a delicious gourmet picnic with locally sourced Kinsale sweet and savoury treats.

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Cork Playful Trail

Explore the best of Cork’s museums, attractions and galleries with 30 fun interactive activities on the Playful Culture Trail, of which, quite a number are outdoors. Ask our Family Concierge for your map and to highlight indoor activities.

Explore the Trail

Food Experiences & Markets

Enjoy exceptional food experience when you visit Cork. From markets to distilleries and food trucks to afternoon tea, here are some of our favourites:

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Explore Kinsale

Kinsale is widely regarded as the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy the best of what Kinsale has to offer when you stay at Cork International Hotel just 20 minutes drive from Kinsale.

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Ocean Escapes

Get out in the fresh Autumn air with a boat tour of Cork Harbour.

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