The Commons Inn Hotel which was forced to close recently after a fire is to reopen tomorrow, it has been revealed.
A blaze broke out at the three-star, 40 bedroom hotel, located on the New Mallow Road on Monday, May 6.
Three hundred cruise passengers were attending a function in the hotel at the time.
Quick-thinking staff helped avoid a disaster by evacuating the building and alerting emergency services.
Firefighters then battled for five hours to save the building from total destruction.
Following building assessments, the hotel management announced via Facebook that it will reopen tomorrow at 5pm.
“We are delighted to announce that the Commons Hotel is re-opening on Thursday evening at 5pm,” said the statement.
“We are very grateful to the Emergency & Fire Department for their services last week and we are also very grateful to all our management and staff for their hard work and support in getting the Hotel back open.
“We wish to also thank the people of Cork for all of their kind messages of support and we look forward to welcoming our patrons back to the hotel.” The hotel, which is just 10 minutes from Cork city and close to the Blarney Woollen Mills, is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike for its carvery lunch menu and expansive function rooms, which can cater for 350-400 people.