John & Margaret Carmody with their daughters
Taragh and Orla.
The Arbutus Lodge Hotel - A New Era
Located in the exclusive suburb of Montenotte, just seven minutes from
the city centre, the Arbutus Lodge Hotel stands in its own beautifully
maintained gardens close to all the attractions and amenities of Cork
and it environs.
The 3 Star hotel has recently been refurbished and decorated under the
new ownership of John and Margaret Carmody. The Carmody family have given
the historic property a fresh new look, tastefully restoring it and highlighting
its many unique and magnificent features. It has 20 individually designed
guestrooms. Several of the rooms feature beautiful canopied, hand carved
The award winning restaurant offers the very best of classic cuisine complemented
by a wine cellar that has been voted the best in the country, and compared
favorable with some of the best cellars in Europe.
The Arbutus Lodge is a popular venue for corporate event and private functions.
With a number of rooms available the hotel can cater for all sizes of
business occasion, celebration, or wedding reception. Additionally its
award winning gardens provide a beautiful background for wedding photographs.
The Arbutus has always been renowned for being an intimate, personal hotel
and this tradition continues under the management of the Carmody family.
Many of the family members are directly involved in the day to day running
of the hotel, and this contributes greatly to the wonderful family atmosphere
throughout the hotel.