From the moment you enter the gates of Fota Island Resort Hotel in Ireland, you will be struck by the sheer elegance and natural beauty of a place where life runs at an altogether more leisurely pace. You will drive on tree-lined avenues where magnificent oaks and sycamores herald your approach. And when you reach your self catering in Cork destination and step from your car, you will find your greeting laid before you in the tranquil setting of your exclusive lodge.
Fota Island is situated in the Upper Harbour area of South Cork, just a ten minute drive from Cork City with it's international airport and passenger ferry terminal.
The resort is nestled in the heart of a 780 acre estate which is included in "The Inventory of Outstanding Landscapes in Ireland".
The island encompasses Golf Courses, a wildlife park, Residential Lodges and luxury Hotel and Spa along with a proposed Marina in one of Ireland's most idyllic settings.
Traditionally styled with high-pitched roofs and natural slate and windows of Nordic pine, the holiday home lodges are designed to not merely complement the wonderful landscape of the island, but to sit so comfortably within that very landscape it is as if they were always meant to be there. While existing trees and woodlands have been completely retained, an extensive tree and shrub planting scheme was undertaken to further enhance the natural appearance of the lodge environment within this beautiful part of Cork in the South of Ireland.
Please note that the Courtyard Lodges are a five minute walk away from the hotel.
This type of lodge is very popular with families as it has a small playground, recreational centre, tennis courts and pitches.
The Courtyard Lodges are closest to the new luxury Hotel & Spa development. Ranging in size from 738 sq.ft to 1550 sq.ft, these lodges are a wonderful mix of easy traditional styled exteriors with soft relaxing contemporary interiors, all encompassing the magic that is Fota.
The two bedroom Courtyard Lodges sleep up to 4 people in two double bedrooms.
Each has 2 bathrooms.
bedroom 1:double bedroom
bedroom 2:twin bedroom
bedroom 3:single bedroom
Ideal for short breaks to play golf in Cork and to have a self catering holiday with family and friends. Unfortunately dogs and other pets are not allowed in our lodges. We can provide additional items such as cots, high chairsand more upon request.
The Five Star Resort in Ireland does not provide stair gates in the lodges, but visitors are welcome to bring their own if required. All the lodges have extensively equipped kitchens and multi-channel televisions in the living area and in one bedroom. Furthermore, each lodge is internet enabled and the internal telephone system allows you all the comfort and access required to the Resort's amenities and services.
Please note, your lodge is supplied with one bath and one hand towel per person at the beginning of your stay at our self catering near cork city.
If required, additional towels are available from the spa at a cost of €2 per towel.
Please remember to bring your lodge towels with you for use whilst visiting the swimming pool.
Accessible lodges for guests with disabilities and impairments are available. Please ask the staff member when booking.
Check in Time is 5pm - 8pm
Check out time is 10.30am
A pre-authorisation of your credit card will be requested on check-in
We also offer a babysitting service which is €10 per hour. We book all of our babysitters from an agency in the city.
There is a minimum requirement for three hours and this would have to be booked prior to arrival.
We offer all of our guests reduced rates to play golf on the resort.
The Deerpark Course is the original 18 holes and hosted the Irish Open three times.
To golf on this course would be €50 per golfer per day from Monday to Friday and at weekends would be €60 per golfer per day.
We also have the Belvelly Course and the Barryscourt Course which would be €40 per golfer per day from Monday to Friday and it would be €50 per golfer per day Saturday and Sunday.
We would recommended that all golf bookings be made prior to arrival.
It is also has our kids camps which runs during school and summer holidays.
Our kids club is open to children from the ages of four to twelve years of age.
As guests of the resort you have complimentary access to our fully equipped fitness suite and also 18 metre indoor heated swimming pool.
Our swimming pool also has a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There are strict children’s swimming pool times of 9am to 11am and from 4pm to 6pm.
Fota Wildlife Park
The Fota Wildlife Park is located next door to our Resort.
Please note that the wildlife park is a separate company to the Resort.
However we offer all of our guests concession tickets to the park.
The rate for these would be €12.50 per adult and €8.50 per child. Children under the age of two are free of charge.
These tickets can be purchased from the hotel front desk.