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With its elevated position, Gabriel House looks out over Cork’s cathedral spires and the harbor. A 5-minute walk from the center, the house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, offering rooms with attached bathroom and free WiFi. Most rooms at Gabriel House Guest house boast stunning views of the garden and countryside. Rooms all feature TVs. All guests have access to filtered water and fresh ice available from reception. Dating from the early 1900s, Gabriel House features 10-feet-high ceilings, a characteristic staircase and many original features. Guests can relax in the garden and patio to the rear of the property, while helpful staff can provide city maps and recommendations for trips or restaurants. Guests can pick out freshly laid eggs for breakfast each morning from the house’s own resident hens. A traditional Irish breakfast is served daily and made from local ingredients, while breads, biscuits scones are freshly home-baked every day. Kent Train Station is 656 feet from the bed and breakfast and Cork Airport is a 15-minute drive. The Blarney Stone is just 5 miles away, and Kinsale is 30 minutes’ drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Gabriel House Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since May 7, 2008

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Cork
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  • Josh
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Kathleen. She was incredibly friendly and helpful. I would stay here again, JUST to be greeted by Kathleen every morning. We did not partake in the breakfast, so we cannot speak on that. The location is pretty good. Not a long walk from the city...
  • Brady
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We loved that it was quite hidden and clean. This was the first place in our 10 day itinerary that had a shower door, the others had a half wall. It also had a fan in the bathroom. Wonderful staff, great breakfast.
  • Rebecca
    Beautiful property. Friendly staff. Delicious breakfast. Cute pups.
  • Katy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    What a wonderful stay! Kathleen greeted us very kindly upon arrival, the house was so cute, rooms were nice and clean, the breakfast was phenomenal with great selection, the location was phenomenal and situated within walking distance of the town....
  • Karen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Valerie is the consummate hostess for this lovely B&B—a safe haven close to Cork Kent train station.
  • Paula
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Valorie was a lovely host and very helpful in suggesting a tapas restaurant nearby. The breakfast was very good and made to order. On-site parking was a nice bonus because it was raining heavily when we arrived.
  • Dana
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location was excellent and very nice rooms and good breakfast.
  • Tammy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was amazing...The entire staff!!!Including the dogs, chickens, ducks and all the birds!!! I would highly recomend this place to everyone! We look forward to our next visit!
  • Teresa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly staff. Outdoor garden are and view from the room were lively. Walk to coffee/food was relatively short.
  • Margaret
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was great and the wait staff was great. Bed comfortable

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there an elevator?

    WE don't I'm afraid have an elevator. We do have rooms on the Ground Floor if this is of any help to you.
    Answered on 26 September 2019
  • Hi I cancelled my booking in April due to the world virus...but I loose money. I rebooked my flight to August. I could switch with them. advise?

    absolutely no problem. let me know the booking name and your new date. Delighted to do that for you. Kathleen Manager
    Answered on 17 March 2020
  • Has the room got an en-suite?

    Each and every room is en-suite. I hope this helps with your plans. If there's anything else we can help you with, please ask. Warmest regards, Kathl..
    Answered on 10 June 2021
  • Hi, keen to book but flights wouldn’t get us there until just after midnight. Would we be able to check in then? Many thanks Kitty

    we have night security on duty from 22.30 when reception closes so once we are aware of the late arrival it should be fine regards Valerie
    Answered on 13 June 2022
  • Hi there, am just enquiring as to what pets are permitted? I have a well behaved quiet collie cross, medium sized. Is he welcome to stay also?

    Hi, We welcome pets, however there is a nightly fee of €18 for the dog. They also mustn't be left alone in the room
    Answered on 22 December 2019
  • Do you have car parking

    Yes we have free car parking & we also have an EV charging point. I hope this helps regards Valerie
    Answered on 23 March 2022
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Hosted by Kathleen, Valerie, Bernie & Barry

Host Review Score

Kathleen, Valerie, Bernie & Barry
This beautiful elegant property was built in the 19th Century as a private residence by a wealthy merchant family. From the 1920's some Christian Brothers resided here for more than 40 years. Since the brothers departed in the 1960's it has been used exclusively as a Guest House / Bed & Breakfast.
We pride ourselves in selecting staff who will enhance our business by providing a friendly welcoming service, good guest relations, quality food preparation/ presentation, clean well presented guest rooms, welcoming gardens and surroundings.
We are located on an elevated position in a residential area overlooking the River Lee and we are within walking distance of the heart of the city. We are lucky to have a selection of small local businesses all within walking distance. These include bars, restaurants, a pharmacy , café, a hairdresser, a post office and convenience store .
Languages spoken: English,French,Irish,Italian

Area info *

Amenities of Gabriel House Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Irish
  • Italian

House rules

Gabriel House Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 25 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 75 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Gabriel House Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note that parking is subject to availability, as parking spaces are limited.

Pets are accommodated in kennels adjacent to the guest house.

Please note this hotel does not accept American Express.

The property is not wheelchair friendly as it is located on a steep slope and there are numerous steps from the car park to the main entrance.

Please note that for group bookings of 10 guests or more, different conditions and policies apply. Please contact the property directly prior to booking.

Restrictions on number of Domestic Pets apply .

Please inform Gabriel House Guesthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Gabriel House Guesthouse

  • Guests staying at Gabriel House Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Gabriel House Guesthouse is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Gabriel House Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Gabriel House Guesthouse is 0.7 miles from the center of Cork. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Gabriel House Guesthouse include:

    • Triple
    • Family
    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • Gabriel House Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):