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About the Maryborough Hotel

The Maryborough is among the top hotels in Cork.  Located in the leafy suburbs of Douglas yet minutes from Cork city centre it has a character and style all of its own. Set in 18 acres of 300-year-old listed gardens and woodland, this family-owned boutique hotel affords guests an experience in luxury itself. 

The hotel delivers a unique experience in an exceptional atmosphere where guests can enjoy an award-winning restaurant in Cork, state of the art Leisure Club and luxurious ESPA spa.

As a registrant of ICFD 2022 you can book accommodation at the conference venue, so get in quickly to secure your place at this popular hotel. (See Accommodation tab for booking instructions)

History

The Maryborough Hotel & Spa is one of the most renowned 4 star hotels in Cork today. The Maryborough’s Georgian Manor House was built in 1710 by Mr Richard Newenham. Descendants of the Newenhams as well as other families lived there up until the 1990s when it was purchased by the O’Sullivan family. In 1997 the family opened what is now The Maryborough Hotel, a 4 star luxury hotel in Cork with 93 bedrooms.

Since becoming a hotel, the Mansion House has fortunately retained its striking original architectural features. Some of the rooms at The Maryborough still showcase Adam style decoration – notably the entrance hall and some mantelpieces. This adds to the historical relevance of the manor house and contributes to the decadence and luxury of this boutique hotel in Cork.

The former eighteenth-century stately home is set amid acres of woods and beautiful gardens, just south of Cork’s historical city centre in Douglas. John Newenham, a younger brother of the last Newenham owner of The Maryborough was a great gardener and collector of trees. Thanks to his inspired work the gardens at The Maryborough still host quite a collection, in particular of rhododendrons, making it one of the reasons for The Maryborough being one of the best hotels in Cork.

The Maryborough works to continually develop a deluxe guest experience merging the hotels history with beautifully appointed accommodations. In order to incorporate the elegant grandeur of the old house into the hotel, several splendid suites were built on the upper floors of the Mansion House. 

To compliment the opulent charm of the old house, the hotel’s contemporary extension was built. It is here you will find our Deluxe, Executive and Family Rooms. Spectacular architecture blended with effortless service and genuine hospitality makes the Maryborough one of the top hotels in Cork.

The Neighbourhood

As well as being surrounded by our own beautiful gardens, The Maryborough is within a walking distance of Ballybrack Woods, not far from the centre of bustling Douglas Village. Take a walk down Maryborough Hill to explore the local village, visit both shopping centres or enjoy lunch in one of the bars or restaurants in Douglas. Follow up with a walkthrough Ballybrack Woods. Or visit some of the other nearby woodlands such as Currabinny Woods and Garryduff Coillte. For those who prefer paved walkways, you will find the recently constructed Tramore Valley Park nearby.

From our base on Maryborough Hill in the heart of Douglas, you are in the perfect location to set off on a destination adventure. Opt to enjoy a day in nearby historical seaside village of Kinsale, exploring local attractions such as Charles Fort, James Fort and Desmond Castle. Or choose to simply ramble to your heart’s content around Kinsale’s quaint town centre full of boutiques shops, gourmet restaurants and art galleries, soaking up the colourful buildings and cobbled streets.