Jewel in Cork’s crown gets a Scandi-flavoured facelift

The Montenotte Hotel is set for its most ambitious development yet: a multimillion-euro treehouse project involving elevated private nests and cantilevered woodland suites

The Montenotte Hotel was treated to a multimillion-euro revamp in 2006, and is now set for another one

If you’ve never been to the Montenotte Hotel in Cork, you must. Nestled on the lush hills above Cork Harbour and the river Lee, the family-owned modern boutique hotel on Middle Glanmire Road is a lesser-known jewel in this thriving city’s crown.

Owned by hoteliers Frankie and Josephine Whelehan, the hotel was originally built as a luxurious hilltop mansion house called Lee View by a wealthy butter merchant in the 1820s, keen to view his ...