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Hayfield Manor Wins Ireland's Best Hotel Breakfast

Cork hotel wins award at the prestigious Gold Medal Awards

02 Feb 2024 By Hayfield Manor

The team at Hayfield Manor are celebrating recognition of Ireland’s Best Hotel Breakfast which was announced at the prestigious annual Gold Medal Awards on Tuesday 30th January.

Hayfield Manor is Ireland’s Best Guest Experience-

Cork hotel wins award at the prestigious Gold Medal Awards

31 Jan 2023

The team atHayfield Manor are celebrating recognition as Ireland’s Guest Experience which was announced atthe prestigious annual Gold Medal Awards on Tuesday 31st January. 

Hayfield Manor wins Prestigious Hospitality Excellence Award

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

22 Oct 2022 By Hayfield Manor

We are celebrating a milestone achievement at Hayfield Manor as we are the proud winners of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Quality Assurance Award this week in London at the annual Hospitality Leadership Awards hosted by the world’s largest independent hotel brand. Other premium hotels shortlisted in the category were The Beaumont Hotel and L’Oscar Hotel, both of which are in London. The award is judged on guest satisfaction scores as well as a Preferred Quality Audit carried out by Deloitte. 

Hayfield Manor Wins Irelands Best Five-Star Hotel

24 Mar 2022

Hayfield Manor is the Best Five Star Hotel in Ireland-Cork hotel wins top award at the prestigious Gold Medal Awards

Hayfield Family Collection Welcomes New Managing Director

11 Nov 2021

Hayfield Family Collection, comprising of Hayfield Manor in Cork, Killarney Royal and Great Southern Killarney, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Jacobi to the position of Managing Director.

Hayfield Manor joins the prestigious American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts Program

17 Aug 2020

Hayfield Manor has been accepted as member of the exclusive travel program American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts. Acceptance into the Fine Hotels & Resorts Program is notoriously difficult as the program is kept to a limited elite and features the finest hand-picked luxury properties across the globe. Hayfield Manor is the only Irish property to be accepted into the program for 2021, along with a handpicked selection of hotels worldwide that have been added in demand destinations for 2021. Hayfield Manor joins an elite collection of other Irish iconic hotels already in the program such as Dromoland & Ashford Castle. Hayfield Manor was accepted based on an extensive secret inspection during which the hotel excelled on the meticulous assessment of the hotel’s services and accommodation.

Honeymoon in Ireland

Honeymoon in Ireland at These Romantic Luxury Hotels

05 Aug 2019 By Andrew Dobson

Hayfield Manor features in this wonderful feature on Honeymoons in Ireland by Toronto-based writer and photographer Andrew Dobson.

Hayfield Manor is featured on the cover of Premium Travel Magazine

Chinese Travel

05 Jul 2018

Hayfield Manor features on the cover of issue 16 of Premium Travel with an article on pages 40-41. Thanks for journalist Jasper Leong for visiting and including Hayfield Manor. To view the article please click here.

Cork's Top 10 Local Restaurants & Pubs: Real Irish Dining

The Culture Trip

18 Sep 2017 By Julie Daunt

A little more upmarket, but definitely worth the extra expense is Perrott’s Garden Bistro at Hayfield Manor Hotel. This bistro is located in the conservatory area of the hotel, with airy interiors brightened by luxurious décor and exotic plants. The atmosphere is serene and relaxed, as food is served by impeccable staff. The bistro became a part of the hotel in 2005, and serves a critically acclaimed menu of Mediterranean and international speciality dishes. Starters can include dishes such as a rarebit salad with marinated grapes, pickled wild mushrooms, endive and honey mustard dressing. Main courses such as the Hayfield house dried beef with garlic and herb potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, smoked onions, blue cheese and cracked black pepper butter are delicious. There is also a twilight menu available for later dining, which features highlights from the a la carte. The list of wines and mocktails finish off an extraordinary and memorable evening at this bistro.

Five star retreat offers luxury and service, second to none

Evening Echo

01 Dec 2016 By Elaine Duggan

An experience you cannot get elsewhere and one that will ensure you will come back for more. Hayfield Manor say that is their vision… it’s a promise they certainly keep.From the welcoming and helpful concierge, to the cordial check-in staff, the manager’s warm welcoming note, to the amazingly talented chefs and skilful beauty therapists, it’s the people, not just the luxurious surroundings, that make Hayfield Manor the perfect escape.

My dream job at city's five star hotel

The Resident

26 Sep 2016 By Catherine McCabe

IMAGINE being in the enviable position of being employed in the only place in Cork you truly wanted to work. Well, that’s the case for Karen Fleming, a Sales and Marketing Manager, at the Hayfleld Manor. After several years studying and working away from her home city, she literally walked in the door of the five star city hotel in 2010 and asked for a job. She must have given a very impressive spiel, because in the ultimate vote of confidence, a role as Breakfast Supervisor was created for her, despite the fact the hotel wasn’t actively recruiting at the time.“I was coming home to do a Masters in UCC and I knew about the hotel. My cousin used to work there as a trainee chef and it was on my radar as it had a very good reputation,”...

Lady’s Guide to 36 Hours in Cork

A Lady in London Blog

15 Oct 2015 By A Lady in London

I arrive in Cork with my boyfriend on a sunny Saturday morning, ready to see what the city has to offer. Our first stop is the luxurious Hayfield Manor, a five-star hotel in the Cork city center. The hotel has offered us a stay for the night, and we find ourselves in a spacious room overlooking the a pretty garden. Despite high expectations, the elegant decor and attention to detail still manage to impress us. We settle into Hayfield Manor, exploring the restaurant and cozy corners where deliciously graceful afternoon teas are served. We also look longingly at the spa, but with only 36 hours in Cork, we sadly don’t have time to indulge.

City by the Lee

The Resident

16 Jul 2015 By Catherine McCabe

Our hotel, Hayfield Manor, one of the few five star venues in Cork, is the kind of beautiful restored Victorian home-turned hotel normally found miles beyond Slough train station in the UK. Here, it’s a short walk from the city centre, located right behind University College Cork. The UCC just happens to house the Lewis Glucksman art gallery – a striking ‘floating’ building that looks like half finished a Chinese puzzle. The service at the Hayfield is second to none – cordial but never overbearing, and the rooms old-country style with outrageously comfy, enveloping beds. By the entrance, there’s an aviary and a rabbit run. Who wouldn’t love a hotel with resident rabbits?

I usually ignore hotel spas and opt for a pack of smoky bacon and a Beamish, but The Beautique at Hayfield is worth skipping a stout for. A pool featuring sun loungers that look out onto hotel gardens is not a regular sight innblustery Ireland, but this is Cork, where optimism lives.

The Best Scones in Ireland from Hayfield Manor

Saturday Evening Post

14 Mar 2014 By Patrick Perry

During a recent trip to Ireland, I traveled from north to south, from shore to shore, in the search of the perfect scone. And at Hayfield Manor, an ivy-clad estate within walking distance of the city center of Cork, I found it–the best scone I’d ever tasted. Freshly baked and oh-so-lightly browned, the scones are quite simply delicious. And the folks at Hayfield Manor know it, emphatically declaring that they have “perfected the art of scone making!” I completely agree. They were generous in sharing the best-kept secret to scone making with me. And I now pass it along to you.

Cork, Ireland: An easy-going charm reigns

Toronto Star

22 Feb 2014 By Bill Taylor

Glass half-empty, glass half-full . . . . In my world, the glass would be overflowing with a misty drizzle that’s far more drizzle than mist. But to the Irish, in love with language and ingenious with euphemism, it’s simply “a soft day.” That’s how I’m greeted by the frock-coated hotel doorman when I arrive at Hayfield Manor. Which doesn’t make it any less penetratingly damp, but somehow takes a little of the chill off. It’s an easy-going introduction to an easy-going city, although Cork takes an uncompromising view of its place in the world. Its 120,000 population is less than 25 per cent of Dublin’s, but “Corkonians” regard it as equal or even superior to the Irish capital. Cork was the European Capital of Culture in 2005 and has been described by the Lonely Planet guide as “at the top of its game; sophisticated, vibrant and diverse...

Putter Around a Manor

National Geographic

23 Jan 2014 By Susan O'Keefe

In Cork city, book an overnight at the incomparable Hayfield Manor, an unpretentious, ivy-clad estate within walking distance of the city center. Along with gracious staff that rivals the Downton Abbey personnel, this family-owned hotel boasts plush guest rooms appointed with heated towel racks, golf putters and ball returns, books about Ireland, and trail maps for jogging around the city. If a stay is too much of a splurge, then reserve a spot for afternoon tea in the comfy drawing room and sit back and enjoy homemade scones—light and moist, they’re among the best scones in the country—served with preserves and clotted cream. (If you can’t make it to Cork to try them for yourself, make them at home with this recipe.)

High tea at Hayfield Manor, Cork


13 Jun 2013 By David Lansing

Lisa, who works at Hayfield Manor in Cork, has invited us to tea. Not like a cup of tea or something but the full on high tea with a three-tiered silver serving dish full of little triangle sandwiches and smoked salmon on rye bread and an assortment of little tarts and cakes and such. Oh, and some tea…after the champagne. Lisa has strawberry blond hair and blue eyes and is gorgeous but that’s not why I love her. I love her because when we first met at Ballymaloe and I asked her where in Cork I should go to get the famous Cork clove rock candy that I’m addicted to she went and found some and gave me four jars of the stuff. That alone is enough to make me be in her debt forever.

Featured Foodie: Graeme Campbell

Blog - Fluent in Fabulous

13 May 2013 By Kimberly Lovato

I'll let you in on a little known secret about Irish people…although they are known the world over for our conviviality in the pub, in true Ireland all conversations of note begin and end around the table and therefore sitting down to a good meal is the glue that holds Irish family and friends together,” said Graeme Campbell, head chef at the luxurious Hayfield Manor in Cork, Ireland...

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