Safety Charter

The Best Staycations in Ireland

Though many holiday and travel plans for 2023 have been interrupted, staycations in Ireland are on the horizon. Garryvoe hotel in East Cork offers an ideal staycation destination, as one of the leading luxury 4 star hotels in Ireland.

Our location in beside the Sea in stunning East Cork offers an amazing opportunity for staycation in Ireland to relax and enjoy the wonders that are available when you travel in Ireland. There are many activities available nearby, such as Spike Island, Fota Wildlife Park, Ballycotton Cliff Walk and its Lighthouse tours, Jameson Distillery in nearby Midleton and the Ballymaloe Cookery school and Gardens that make Garryvoe hotel in East Cork one of the best places to visit in Ireland. 

As we re-open we are taking every precaution and following HSE guidelines to ensure your safety, and that of our staff. Garryvoe hotel will offer precautions, ie. contactless check-in/out, Screens to protect you and our staff, limits on occupancy and dining along with a regimented cleaning schedules.  We have also been awarded a Safety Charter for our safety measures by Fáilte Ireland as precautionary measures as a Fáilte Ireland approved hotel. We ask that you comply with the regulations put in place by the HSE to ensure the safety of all guests and staff at the hotel. Guests travelling from areas not on Ireland’s coronavirus green list will have to self-isolate for 14 days prior to your visit.

We will have seasonal staycation deals and packages, as well as staycation ideas available for the area including Stunning coastal walks/Historical places to visit for eg The town walls in Youghal, Youghal Clock gate/Seaside activities including boat trips and discounts to the local Kilkenny Design centre in Shanagarry. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A staycation refers to a vacation / or a break taken at or near your home city. Staycations are a great way to enjoy some time off, and explore the many interesting and exciting things Cork has to offer right on our doorstep, all while you protect yourself against Covid-19 by heeding the Irish Governments request to holiday at home and staying here in Ireland for your staycation or break.
Cork is very safe to visit in Ireland. The hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions have worked very hard to implement the Irish government’s list of detailed protocols on reopening this summer. Many visitors have commented that Cork has taken the measures very seriously and have gone above and beyond as they continue to work hard as businesses and residents in the area make every effort to keep Covid-19 controlled. This ensures we can accommodate guests safely.
Garryvoe has taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We work very hard to follow all guidelines put in place by the Irish Government. Please review our guests’ feedback on TripAdvisor since reopening to hear directly what a great job the team is doing at The Garryvoe to keep everyone safe.
Cork offers some amazing activities and amenities, many of the best restaurants and bars in the city as well as the unique opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Ballycotton Bay from the luxury and comfort of our hotel. As well as tourist activities like a visit to Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle, and The English Market to name a few. This also includes fantastic amenities offered by leading luxury hotel The Garryvoe. We offer fresh local food in the Samphire Restaurant and Lighthouse Bistro which offer well thought out but subtle socially distanced space as well as meticulous hygiene and sanitisation throughout the hotel.
Cork offers one of the best country staycations of the moment offering local amenities such as Hikes on the Ballycotton Cliffs, Day trips, water sports in the Bay, Bike rides or horse riding in the Beautiful Cork landscapes, Fota Wildlife, and many, many more activities.
When you stay with The Garryvoe in Cork there is no end to the activities you can do during your stay, whether your ideal break includes shopping in Cork City, Visiting the Blarney Castle & Gardens, and The Blarney Stone, Walks in the Cork Countryside, and Cobh for example.
Staycations are the new thing in Coronavirus times, and the best places to visit are the ones with rigorous sanitisation routines. The Garryvoe ensures every safety precaution is being implemented so you can enjoy a worry-free staycation to Cork.
The Garryvoe in Cork is an ideal place to staycation with your family. Due to our amazing location right on the beach at Ballycotton Bay, there is so much for families to do such as a visit to Fota Wildlife, Bike Riding around the Fitzgerald Park or a visit to Spike Island to see the Historic Star Shaped Fort.
Staycations can become expensive particularly if you are taking a family trip, but in Ireland there will be a staycation tax refund for all staycations taken between October 2020 and April 2021, making your staycation more cost effective.Please email for more information on some of the amazing package we have on offer at the moment.
The Garryvoe in Cork offers a unique chance to enjoy a three-day getaway in Ireland. You can visit Fota Wildlife, The Fitzgerald Park, explore the city centre visiting the English Market, or experience the Heritage Centre in Cobh
Ireland is a versatile travel destination, and has so much to offer, including ocean activities and seaside stays, as well as mountain views, and fields so fondly sung of in our folk songs. Ireland offers city breaks, big and small, and The Garryvoe is the ideal base to enjoy the best that Ireland has to offer.