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Fota Island Hotel & Spa

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Classic Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Classic Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Fota Island Hotel & Spa

Fota Island Hotel & Spa

5.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Fota Island, Fota, Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBelvelly Golf Course1 min walk
  • Popular LocationStephen Pearce5 min drive
  • Popular LocationFota House Arboretum and Gardens6 min drive
  • AirportCork (ORK)25 min drive

Room options

About this area


Fota Island Hotel & Spa is located in Fota. Titanic Experience Cobh and Jameson Experience are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit English Market. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Ballymaloe Gardens. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as sailing.

What's nearby

  • Belvelly Golf Course - 1 min walk
  • Fota Wildlife Park - 4 min drive
  • Stephen Pearce - 5 min drive
  • Barryscourt Castle - 6 min drive
  • Fota House Arboretum and Gardens - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Glounthaune Station - 11 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 25 min drive


  • Bramley Lodge - 19 min walk
  • Pizzeria San Marco - 9 min drive
  • Granary - 10 min drive
  • Quarry Cock - 10 min drive
  • China Sea Restaurant - 10 min drive

About this property

Fota Island Hotel & Spa

5-star luxury hotel
Located close to Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, Fota Island Hotel & Spa provides 18 holes of golf, a rooftop terrace and mini golf. Get out on the links at this hotel and enjoy amenities such as a driving range, golf lessons and a golf clubhouse. Indulge in hydrotherapy, a body wrap and a facial at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Fota Restaurant, the on-site restaurant. Yoga classes and Pilates classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include archery and ziplining. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a garden and a playground.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle and tennis courts
  • Express check-out, a lift and golf clubs on site
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 131 rooms have comforts, such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks, such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Highchairs and childcare services
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries and shower/bath combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 16.50 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Fota Restaurant
  • Amber Lounge
  • Spike Bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Arcade/games room
  • Archery
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini golf
  • Pilates classes
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • High chair
  • Indoor pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessons with a pro
  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Golf pro shop
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms - 6


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • 18 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Mud bath
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath/hammam


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Films for purchase
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 16.50 for adults and EUR 6.50 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.

Property is also known as

Fota Hotel
Fota Island
Fota Island Hotel
Hotel Fota
Hotel Fota Island
Fota Island Hotel Spa
Fota Island Hotel & Spa Fota
Fota Island Hotel & Spa Hotel
Fota Island Hotel & Spa Hotel Fota

Frequently asked questions

Does Fota Island Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 9 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 14 Feb 2023 start from €203.33, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Fota Island Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Fota Island Hotel & Spa?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Fota Island Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Fota Island Hotel & Spa?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Fota Island Hotel & Spa located?

Located in Fota, this family-friendly hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Fota House Arboretum and Gardens, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Titanic Experience Cobh and Cork Harbour. Jameson Experience and Cork Opera House are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Fota Island Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, Fota Island Hotel & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Fota Island Hotel & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really enjoyed our stay here, the staff were very professional, friendly and warm towards guests. The hotel and facilities were very clean. We really enjoyed the option of breakfast in bed too. The only two things I would make a note on were 1: The cups in our room, they were leaking water, cups and utensils need to be checked. 2: The tiles in the steam room were cracked and falling apart in areas which can cause guests to hurt themselves if they were to step on them. Could do with a touch up tile job! Overall, I would definitely recommend Fota Island Hotel & Spa and we would come back.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing one night stay
Had a lovely relaxing stay at Fota Island Resort Food was delicious, great choice for breakfast! Staff really helpful & friendly! Will be back!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed here with friends for a spa weekend, we loved the hotel , rooms were spacious and very clean , spa was very relaxing , unfortunately the jacuzzi and outdoor sauna were out of order but apart from that it was very enjoyable. Lunch and dinner were delicious. Breakfast was nice but it was very busy and had to wait for order for 30 mins. All staff were very friendly and helpful . Highly recommended.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Modern hotel with comfortable room. Dinner service in the restaurant was very poor, the food was pretty good. In an isolated location with beautiful grounds.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022