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The Montenotte

Hospitality // Hotel or Resort
Established in

About us

The Montenotte Hotel is an independent, privately-owned, luxury destination hotel situated in the heart of Cork. Built within a former 18th Century residence of a Merchant prince, The Montenotte Hotel has a rich heritage that has been preserved throughout the years and updated with a contemporary twist, decadent detailing, and a luxurious finish. Offering guests unrivalled views of the city and harbour, The Montenotte Hotel strives to continuously innovate to create memorable experiences for guests, to surprise and savour around every corner; offering all guests the luxury to rest and play, enjoying a truly urban escape experience.

A proud partner of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Property summary:

• 107 stylish guestrooms and suites and 26 self-catering apartments at The Residence.

• Landscaped Victorian sunken gardens and Woodlands that overlook Cork city

• Cameo Cinema, our own private in-house 50-seater cinema offering nightly movies complimentary for all guests

• The Gallery Suite, a private meeting and banqueting suite for up to 60 guests meeting wise and 50 for private dining.

• Bellevue Spa, a luxurious award-winning spa with six treatment rooms, offering a range of rejuvenating, holistic and relaxing treatments

• Motion Health Club with a 20m indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and state-of-the-art gym with fitness

• Launching in 2023: The Woodland Suite Experience which will epitomise a sense of escape for guests.

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What employees say


The managers on duty are always helpful especially when you need help with something specific. Co-workers are very encouraging and friendly, and facilities are amazing.

There is respect shown to everyone regardless of rank. The atmosphere is friendly and warm.

The diversity of employees is nice. Nobody is judged because of their race, gender, religion.

Great team members and there is a good vibe throughout the hotel. Staff/ management know you by your name and check in to see how you are and to give you credit when you do a good job. I don’t find any management unapproachable, they’re very good at their job and it makes me enjoy going to work.

My direct manager invests in my career and genuinely wants me to succeed, as well as the business.

Hands on owners and GM. Always give opportunities for growth and further learning. Free meals on duty.

The vision and mission of the company is clear and every time you are reminded of what is expected

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What inspires us

At the Montenotte we are driven by our values of passion, integrity, ambition, and courage and are committed to driving a strong people culture strategy that revolves around empowerment and embracing diversity.

We have a responsibility to the Hospitality industry to make this an attractive environment to work in, a place where careers can be built, and where we engage with our broader community and attract, retain, and develop the best talent for the next generation of Hoteliers.

One of our key “Team Goals” at The Montenotte Hotel during 2022 was to improve engagement in our local community. Our Director of Sales & Marketing Ray Kelleher initiated a conversation with local Cllr Joe Kavanagh, and we learned that St Luke’s and Mayfield have a Tidy Towns Association, so since September 3rd, 2022, two of our HOD’s join the St Luke’s and Mayfield Tidy Towns group to help with painting, weeding, litter picking and flower planting every 2nd Saturday.


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At a glance

Age of employees

Years with company

Gender ratio

full-time / part-time


Word from the top

General Manager, Frits Potgieter, commented “Our people are our business, and we are committed and determined to create the very best environment for each of our team members to grow, develop, thrive, actively contribute, and ultimately have every opportunity and support to realise their own personal aspirations.
Being recognised as a Great Place to Work is an important step for us on this journey but we also recognise that we have work to do to reach our goal of being a consistently great employer and business for our people.
I am personally grateful and incredibly appreciative of our team’s immense contribution as they engaged throughout the Great Places to Work Survey, the feedback we received was rewarding, insightful and motivational and will very much drive our future engagement and talent management strategy”. 

Frits Potgieter
General Manager
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Career and jobs

Our great workplace


If you are considering a challenging, rewarding, and dynamic career, come and join The Montenotte Hotel team! Here is a link to our Career & Jobs at The Montenotte Hotel 


Emma Jacobs
People and Culture Manager

Tel: +353 (0) 21 4530050
01 678 8438
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