Irish Adventure. I just ‘luuuve’ it when I’m visiting a new place and it impresses me to another extend. Not really planning on writing about Cork in my travel-business to Ireland this week, but the people’s passion for life, the hospitality and the good aura of the city didn’t allowed me not to.
By chance I have booked an impressive hotel, ‘The Kingsley’, had a generous driver, a long waited afternoon at the SPA and the yummiest dinner on 2016 by far at ‘Il Padrino‘ Ristorante (Cork City is having the fame of decent restaurants) . Let me tell you one thing about ‘Il Padrino’, I haven’t had ‘goosebumps’ eating since Santorini to be honest (not even on South of France). Absolutely fantastic, something that gives me a good feeling thinking on my yachting lifestyle experience this Summer on Amalfi Coast. Spiedini, fresh mozzarella di buffalo and a Sicilian Pinot Grigio sent me to the Moon and back. Ah, not to forget the complimentary frozen limoncello. Finally understood that doesn’t cost you anything to pay more attention to your daily living details. My weeks doesn’t really have Saturday’s, neither Sunday’s; every day brings me the same amazing hunger and joy to live it! After a long lady career 🙂 someone actually called me ‘signorina’. Felt strange.
First impression: loved Cork, very cosy city even if the taxi driver was yawning while singing on the way back (laugh out loud). Everywhere I walk everyone smiles, greets and is happy to serve or to see you, even the hotel guests, amazingly no one was grumpy.
Linda, assistant manager of The SPA of Kingsley opened my interest of visiting the South and convinced me to return and guide my guests to an Irish Adventure. I would definitely not miss again a day at The Spa , a Visit to the Jameson Distillery (just a 15min drive from Cork City lies an experience older then 220 years ), Blarney Castle (The Home of the Blarney Stone ‘the Irish Kiss Story’), The Fota Island Resort, maybe Asian Sanctuary (Asian wildlife safari park), and if I have some spare time The Kildare Village (something similar to Bicester Village or Parndorf in Vienna).
The SPA | The Kingsley Hotel
Quick info about the SPA: their offer have everything you could imagine. Loved the outdoor thermal pool with a stunning riverside view and the Neom Organics treatment (contains the highest possible percentage of the purest essential oils and allows your body to absorb the cleanest minerals).
See you in Barcelona this weekend fellows!
Sincerely, A Salalidis