The Kingsley Hotel in Cork rated best 4-star hotel in Cork city and makes top ten in the second annual trivago Irish Hotel Awards.

One of the world’s largest hotel price comparison sites, trivago selected the best hotels and guesthouses in Ireland across a wide range of categories for the first time last year, and this year’s second annual trivago Irish hotel awards have just been announced.

The Kingsley in Cork has been rated as Cork city’s best 4-star hotel, and also makes the overall top ten in the Irish 4-star category.

Just as they aggregate hotel prices, trivago also aggregates guest reviews and ratings for a wide variety of amenities and services for all hotels that display prices on trivago. The reviews are then assigned an overall score by amenity or service category and for this year’s awards, the hotel with the highest score in each awarded category is deemed the category winner. To ensure accuracy, a minimum of 20 reviews were required for award eligibility.

Commenting on the awards, Johannes Thomas, Managing Director at trivago N.V., said: “As an independent source of hotel information with data on over 175 million guest reviews, we are well-positioned to identify the top-rated hotels that excel at delivering exceptional guest experiences. The trivago awards give us the chance to recognise and honour the hard-working hoteliers behind these exemplary hotels, and we are thrilled to do so again this year.”

A member of The Fota Collection, The Kingsley is a luxury 4-star Cork hotel with 131 spacious and modern guest rooms, including a handsome penthouse suite, all with stylish, contemporary décor with a hint of old-world luxury. On the south side of Cork’s iconic River Lee, many rooms offer stunning views of the river, just on the doorstep of University College Cork and walking distance from the centre of this bustling city, filled with culture.

The Kingsley has substantial and attractive conferencing facilities, with 8 business suites and an elegant function room able to cater to a wide variety of needs. The hotel has two unique and inviting restaurants, an intimate and classic bar and a luxurious Spa and Health Club with an impressive range of fitness classes and a beautiful and serene pool.

“At The Kingsley we are delighted to have been voted the best Cork city 4-star hotel and to make the top ten in Ireland in the trivago awards,” says Fergal Harte, the hotel’s General Manager. “These are our favourite kind of awards, as they are based on genuine guest experiences and ratings, so they really matter as they reflect the polish, level of service and attention to detail that we are proud to deliver on a daily basis at The Kingsley. I am delighted for all our hotel staff, both front of house and behind the scenes – the trivago awards are a terrific reward for everyone’s hard work and dedication.”