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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 650 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 8.8 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 (8.9)

Breakfast Info

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

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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  • The staff speaks English
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Hosted by Kathleen, Valerie, Bernie

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Kathleen, Valerie, Bernie
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 *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Collins Barracks Military Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Cork Custom House
    0.3 miles
  • Cork City Hall
    0.5 miles
  • Heineken Brewery Ireland
    0.6 miles
  • Cork Opera House
    0.7 miles
  • Crawford Art Gallery
    0.7 miles
  • South Infirmary - Victoria Hospital
    0.7 miles
  • St. Mary's Church
    0.7 miles
  • Holy Trinity Church
    0.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Isaacs Restaurant
    0.4 miles
  • Restaurant Greenes Restaurant
    0.4 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Tara's Tearooms, Mc Curtain Street
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Cork Butter Museum
    0.8 miles
  • The Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne
    0.8 miles
  • Nano Nagle Place
    0.9 miles
  • Pairc Ui Chaoimh
    1 miles
  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral
    1.1 miles
  • University College Cork
    1.6 miles
  • Blarney Stone
    5 miles
  • Blarney Castle
    5 miles
  • Fota Wildlife Park
    6.5 miles
  • Cathedral of St. Colman
    7.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Crosshaven
    14.5 miles
  • Lake Ballhass Lakes
    29.2 miles
  • River Lee
    0.6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Kent Train Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cork Airport
    4.4 miles
  • Kerry Airport
    49.8 miles
  • Shannon Airport
    58.1 miles
How to get to Gabriel House Guesthouse from Cork Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Gabriel House Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/out
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
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
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Irish
  • Italian
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:00 AM - 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 are considered 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 by request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
€ 25 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed by request
€ 65 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa 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.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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.