Gabriel House is deceptively quiet for such a centrally located establishment. This is due in part to its setting, surrounded as it is by well-kept gardens and spacious private car parking facilities.
Given its position, overlooking the eastern section of Cork city and the harbour, it's not surprising that the view from most of the rooms is very impressive. From here you can gaze out over the docks and the spires of Cork's churches and cathedrals, and the vista continues right out over the new South Link Road, into the countryside and beyond the city towards Ringaskiddy.
The rooms are spacious and well appointed; all en-suite with a shower and TV .
Rate includes a continental breakfast with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a choice of juices, cereals, fruit, yogurt, toast, brown bread and jams.
Full Irish breakfast available at €10.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10am.
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There are two ways to walk to Gabriel House. The first, and shortest, way is as follows: come out of the train station onto the Lower Glanmire Road; cross the street and turn left. You will see a series of steps on your right hand side. Climb these steps and continue straight ahead to Summerhill North. Turn right and you will see Gabriel
House after 200m or so. If the steps seem a little daunting, just continue along the Lower Glanmire road until you see 'Munster Sounds' HiFi store. Turn right and go around the corner onto Summerhill North. Walk along Summerhill North for 500m and you will see Gabriel House on your right.
Directions from Cork Airport - by car
Exit onto to the Airport Roundabout taking the 1st exit onto the N27 (sign posted Cork). Continue down to the Kinsale Road Roundabout, taking the 3rd exit onto the N27 (sign posted City Centre). Proceed on until you see the river. Turn left at the City Hall, Turn right across Parnell Bridge then straight on to the river. Turn left onto Merchants Quay and then right across St Patrick's Bridge. Proceed up Bridge Street and then turn right onto MacCurtain Street. At the lights bear left onto Summer Hill. Gabriel House Guest House is up the hill - approximately 500m on the right.