The Spires Student Accommodation Testimonials

April 20th, 2011

Categories: Accommodation, College Accommodation Cork, The Spires

On this page we would like to invite any of our residents, past or present, to review their stay at The Spires Student Accommodation.

We hope you enjoyed your time with us, made new life long friends and passed all those exams!

Thanks again for choosing The Spires at College Accommodation Cork, the number 1 choice for Cork Student Accommodation.

82 Responses
  1. Katie Weiler says:
    Posted at: May,20th,2011 at 5:34 pm

    I really enjoyed the time I spent at the Spires this term. The location is great, about 5 minutes from campus and about 15 to the city centre. Everything is very clean and security is extremely good. I would highly recommend the Spires for anyone studying at UCC.

    Katie Weiler
    Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa USA
    University College Cork Visiting Student Spring 2011

    • Elodie Dupuis says:
      Posted at: January,15th,2014 at 5:19 pm

      Très bon séjour à The Spires; la résidence est située dans une rue pas très bruyante, proche à la fois de l’UCC et du centre ville, lieu très rassurant ( grande grille, nécessité du passe électronique pour entrer dans la résidence ou dans le parking, gardien…), personnel très sympathique toujours prêt à aider et renseigner, mobilier en très bon état.

  2. Kevin P. Dermody says:
    Posted at: May,22nd,2011 at 1:13 pm

    The Spires is by far the best choice for college accommodation for students in Cork. The location can not be beat. You are not only extremely close to University College Cork but also close to the City Center. There are many great businesses (pubs, restaurants,and stores)within a block of The Spires as well.

    Having your own room and bathroom is the best feature of the living arrangements. The rooms are extremely well kept and any problems that arise are solved as quick as possible.

    The staff is extremely friendly and took care of all my concerns and needs. They understand that this is college housing and thus cater to college students needs.

    I would highly suggest The Spires as the first choice for any student studying in Cork and I am extremely thankful for living here.

    Kevin P. Dermody
    The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

  3. Catherine Sossi says:
    Posted at: May,28th,2011 at 12:26 am

    The Spires was a fantastic place to stay. The security was good, the staff was friendly, and it was very clean. Having my own bathroom was a really nice bonus to discover.

    The location was ideal for a UCC student with 5-10 minutes from campus and about 15-20 minutes from City Centre. Another nice feature was the amount of stores just a few minutes away.

    I would recommend the Spires as a student’s first choice of living. I am glad I went with the Spires for my semester abroad.

  4. Lou Testoni says:
    Posted at: June,1st,2011 at 7:15 pm

    I really enjoyed my semester at The Spires. It is an excellent accommodation in which everything is available.

    The security as well as the staff were very good and friendly. The reception is always helpful.

    Besides, the Spires is only at 5 minutes from the University and 15 minutes from the city center.
    I was also glad to have my own bathroom.

    I have recommended The Spires to a friend of mine and I would recommend it again if I know someone who is looking for an accommodation.

  5. Emanuel Bălan says:
    Posted at: December,13th,2011 at 1:01 pm

    Emanuel Bălan
    Home Town/Country: Arad, Romania (Aurel Vlaicu University)
    Course of study: Masters of Business Studies in Innovation in European Business
    University College Cork

    I just want to thank very much The Spires accommodation for the warmth with which I’ve been welcomed here. I have been sustained 100% with help and advices long time before my arrival. The staff is very professional and reliable. The rooms have everything you need and are cosy.
    What I like most about The Spires is the fact that is very close to UCC’s campus, 5-8 minutes walk (you can move freely and you can eat at home every day) and the multicultural atmosphere (you can meet people from all over the world). I live in the same apartment with 4 amazing guys who are now my friends: Germany, France and Italy, and we enjoy our breakfasts or dinners together. It’s like a temporary family. (sometimes you have an even more international mix of cultures). I JUST LOVED IT.


  6. Carly Robinson says:
    Posted at: May,11th,2012 at 6:06 pm

    I have very much enjoyed my time living at the Spires. I’m so glad I picked it to be my home while I was in Cork. The location is great. Very close to campus and only a short walk to the city center. Everything was very clean and new. Excellent kitchen / living room area. The staff was always very friendly and willing to help with anything we needed. Since there were a lot of other international students staying at the Spires it was really easy to make friends. And of course, you can’t beat Jackie Lennox right across the street. ;) All in all this was a great place to live and I would highly recommend it to anyone studying at UCC.

  7. Marine says:
    Posted at: May,17th,2012 at 11:42 am

    The Spires Accomodation is a very good place to live in. I had my own room/bathroom which was perfect. I am French and I was living with 2 lovely Irish girls, and also 2 American girls so I really improved my English. I think it is a good way to make new friends and meet new people! Plus, UCC Campus is only at 5 minutes walk from The Spires, 20 minutes walk from the Mardyke Arena, and 15 minutes to go to the city!
    Concerning the people who work at The Spires, they are really nice and very efficient! If you have issues, they’ll find a solution quickly! Come to The Spires!

  8. Eric says:
    Posted at: May,25th,2012 at 2:27 pm

    The Spires is definitely one of the best accommodations I saw in Cork. It’s clean, new and our top floor balcony was the best view in Cork! Really luxury place for not too much money, but if you’re looking for a place in the heart of town, it’s a bit of a hike, but really not too bad at all. No bother, great semester, no small thanks to the Spires!

  9. Vicente says:
    Posted at: May,30th,2012 at 11:31 am


    The Spires está muy bien situado en la ciudad de Cork. A 5 minutos del UCC College y a unos 10-15 minutos del centro de la ciudad. Muy cerca esta el Jackie Lennox, el que es probablemente el mejor fish and chips de la ciudad. En el camino a la ciudad hay unos 12 pub muy buenos, en navidad se hace el desafío de Barrack Street. La residencia es muy tranquila, llena de estudiantes de todas partes. Todo el mobiliario es muy moderno y las intalaciones son buenas tambien. La gente que trabaja por aqui es muy maja y simpatica y no dudaran en ofrecerte su ayuda si se lo pides. En definitiva creo que puedes pasar una agradable estancia, aqui en Spires, como yo la he pasado.

  10. Jake says:
    Posted at: June,1st,2012 at 11:32 pm

    The Spires is a great location, close to UCC and close to the city. Rooms were very comfortable and quite spacious. Kitchens and living rooms are fully furnished and has a helpful staff.

  11. Taylor says:
    Posted at: August,7th,2012 at 7:32 pm

    The spires was secure, clean, and the living areas were spacious and well-furnished. It was also nice to be so close to UCC.

  12. Quirin Fleckenstein says:
    Posted at: December,13th,2012 at 3:28 pm

    Ich habe 3 Monate im The Spires gewohnt. Kann es nur empfehlen. Habe dort viele Leute kennengelernt und so schnell Anschluss in Cork gefunden. Es wohnen dort relativ viele internationale Studenten aber auch Iren. Man ist schnell in der Uni und auch nahe dem City Centre.
    Ansonsten war alles sehr sauber bei der Ankunft und wenn man was brauchte konnte man sich jederzeit zum Empfang wenden. Ich habe auch paar andere Wohnheime gesehen und deren Wohnzimmer/Küche waren alle kleiner als im The Spires.

  13. Magalie Lefebvre says:
    Posted at: December,18th,2012 at 12:35 pm

    J’ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour que j’ai passé à The Spires. Cette résidence est très bien située, à la fois proche de l’UCC et à un quart d’heure du centre-ville à pied. Je remercie le Spires pour leur gentillesse et leur disponibilité.
    Les chambres sont très bien avec une salle de bain et internet. J’éatais en collocation avec 2 Américaines, 1 Allemande et une Française et tout s’est très bien passé. En conclusion je recommande the Spires Accomodation car je ne pense pas que l’on puisse trouver un meilleur endroit où vivre à Cork.

  14. Aurore Guilloud says:
    Posted at: December,18th,2012 at 12:36 pm

    Bonjour à tous les Français. Si vous voulez passer un excellent séjour Erasmus, je vous conseille vivement le Spires ! Les appartements sont grands, très bien équipés et surtout qu’à 10min à pieds de l’UCC et seulement 15min du centre ville ! Si vous avez un problème, il y a aura toujours quelqu’un pour vous aider à la réception. J’ai passé un excellent semestre avec de colocataires juste géniales.

  15. Nina Lang says:
    Posted at: December,21st,2012 at 11:36 am

    Ich habe 4 Monate im “The Spires” gewohnt und war sehr zufrieden. Die Betreuung hier ist wirklich gut, da immer jemand an der Rezeption zu erreichen ist oder man schnell per Mail eine Antwort erhält. Die Apartments sind verglichen zu anderen Unterkünften ziemlich groß und die Küche ist auch gut ausgestattet. So kann man auch mal Freunde zum Kochen oder einfach zum Treffen einladen.
    Die Lage ist sehr gut. Man benötigt etwa 5 Minuten zu Fuß zur Uni. In die Stadt dauert es 15-20 Minuten zu Fuß.

  16. Alexander Hufnagel says:
    Posted at: December,27th,2012 at 10:17 am

    Ich habe das letzte Wintersemester in The Spires gewohnt und war sehr zufrieden: Zu Fuß sind es zum College ca. 7 min, ins Stadtzentrum etwa 20. In unmittelbarer Nähe gibt es einen Obst- und Gemüsehändler, einen Metzger und einen kleinen Supermarkt (Centra). Zu den größeren Supermärkten Supervalu, Lidl oder Tesco muss man allerdings ca. 20 min laufen. Außerdem sind es nur ein paar Meter zum Studentenpub Cissie Young’s und zu Jackie Lennox’s Chip Shop. Ich hatte ein Zimmer mit Fenster zur Straße und musste mich erst 1-2 Tage an die Verkehrsgeräusche gewöhnen, danach war es kein Problem. Mein Zimmer war bei Bezug sehr ordentlich und sauber, nur unter dem Bett musste ich mal ordentlich staubsaugen. Es ist sehr praktisch, dass man Bettzeug bestellen kann, vor allem, wenn man wie ich erst spät abends oder am Wochenende ankommt. Stabilität und Geschwindigkeit der Internetverbindung waren sehr gut. W-Lan oder Ethernet sind möglich. Der Hausmanager ist täglich bis 14 Uhr anzutreffen, sehr nett, und kümmert sich schnell um alle Probleme oder anstehende Reparaturen. Ich habe mit einem Deutschen, einem Franzosen und einem Bulgaren zusammengewohnt und wir hatten ein sehr nettes Klima. Soweit ich weiß, sind in The Spires v.a. ältere Studenten, sodass es etwas ruhiger zugeht als in anderen Wohnheimen. Mir hat der Aufenthalt sehr viel Spaß gemacht und ich kann The Spires weiterempfehlen.

    Posted at: December,28th,2012 at 9:42 am

    Mi estancia The Spires ha sido muy confortable, acogedora, en pocas palabras como si estuviera en mi propia casa. Si tuviera que volver a Cork (Irlanda), no dudaría en alojarme otra vez allí.

    Yo he compartido apartamento con cuatro personas y todas ellas de diferentes nacionalidades (un alemán, un danés, un italiano y un español), lo que me ha permitido mejorar mi Ingles. Y además la convivencia con ellos no hay palabras para describirla, maravillosa, fantástica, etc….

    El apartamento, así como la habitación con cuarto de baño privado están en perfectas condiciones para vivir (limpio, bien equipado, excelente conexión a internet en cada habitación, etc.).

    El personal de recepción es amable y atento, cualquier problema que pueda surgir lo resuelven con la mayor rapidez que es posible. Así como a la hora pedir información o realizar la reserva con relación al alojamiento, son claros y rápidos en sus repuestas.

    La ubicación de The Spires es bastante buena, a unos 15 minutos andando desde el centro de la ciudad, donde podrás realizar la compra de la semana en los diferentes supermercados existentes, así como ir de compras, ir al cine y salir de fiesta, ya que la zona de fiesta en Cork se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad.

    Lo único que recomendaría mejorar es una reducción el precio del servicio de lavandería (lavadora/secadora), que a mi opinión es un poco caro 5 Euros cada vez que lo utilizas.

    En conclusión, The Spires es un buen lujar para alojarte en Cork durante tus estudios en dicha ciudad, yo te lo recomiendo. Como he dicho anteriormente, si yo tuviera que volver Cork, seguramente me alojaría otra vez allí.

  18. Sarah says:
    Posted at: January,14th,2013 at 9:15 pm

    The spires is great student accommodation and as a postgraduate student i would highly recommend it. The apartments are clean and spacious and has everything that is required in kitchen and bedrooms.
    The complex is approx. 10 min walk to centre of UCC campus, with cork city about 20min walk.
    Parking available and the car park is very secure with 2 gates to enter.
    All staff are very friendly, very efficient and helpful and do their best to answer any issues that may arise.
    Once again I would highly recommend The Spires to future students looking for good reasonable and clean accommodation.

    Irish Postgrad student

  19. Teddy Belade says:
    Posted at: January,20th,2013 at 2:56 pm

    A toutes et à tous à la recherche d’un hébergement à Cork pendant un semestre ou une année. Je ne peux que vous recommander The Spires.
    D’abord pour le positionnement, vous serez à 5min de marche PORTE A PORTE (sans se presser) du campus de UCC et à 15min (toujours sans se presser) du centre-ville. Si certains étudiants sont obligés de s’y rendre pour faire leurs courses, ça ne sera pas votre cas. Vous aurez l’embarras du choix. Vous trouverez en face de la résidence, un primeur avec des prix bien inférieurs aux supermarchés. Une centaine de mètres sur le même trottoir, vous aurez un boucher (sympa et arrangeant) pour acheter de la viande de qualité et bon marché, et juste à coté se trouve une superette Centra pour tout le reste. En d’autres termes, vous avez tout ce qui vous faut (ou presque) à moins de 5min ET sur le chemin pour se rendre à l’université. Si malgré tout, vous ne trouvez pas votre bonheur, vous pourrez toujours vous rendre au Tesco du centre-ville mais vous avez également un grand SuperValu (large éventail de prix) à 10-15min de marche au nord et un Lidl (très économique) 5min plus loin et en dernier recours un Aldi (très économique) à 20min.
    De toutes les résidences étudiantes, The Spires est la seule qui offre autant d’options. Si cuisiner n’est pas votre fort, Bandon road sera parfait pour vous: Jackie Lennox (une référence)quasiment en face, La Tana (excellente pizzeria)à 5-8min, 2 Chinese takeaways à proximité, Zam-Zam (kebab+indien) sans compter Centra…tous à proximité et parfois ouverts jusqu’à minuit.
    La résidence en elle-même est propre et bien entretenue puisque récemment rénovée. Les cuisines sont bien équipées et spacieuses, les salles de bains propres et modernes. Electricité, eau chaude et internet (je n’ai jamais eu un internet aussi stable et rapide en France) sont garantis et vous serez en sécurité. Pour avoir été dans d’autres résidences, je peux vous assurer que vous serez les mieux lotis. Au moindre souci vous pouvez contacter le property manager qui est toujours disponible, serviable et réactif (sauf quand il est OFF évidemment, mais d’autres personnes peuvent être jointes).
    Si vous avez le sommeil léger, évitez les appartements donnant sur la rue car l’isolation sonore n’est pas optimale. Tout ce qui se passe dehors s’entend dans les chambres (même les pas) et certains soirs sont agités. Autre bémol notable, qui est malheureusement commun à toutes les résidences, les matelas ne sont PAS confortables. On s’y habitue par défaut.
    A l’arrivée, vous aurez la possibilité d’obtenir une couette, un coussin et un drap-housse pour 25€. La chambre est équipée d’une penderie et pas mal de rangements, un bureau avec une lampe et des étagères, et suffisamment de prises électriques. Vous trouverez suffisamment de couverts, d’assiettes et de casseroles dans la cuisine, mais pas de récipients pour conserver vos restes au frigo. Le property manager vous fournira des cintres et un étendoir si vous le lui demandez. Concernant la lessive, la buanderie est à l’intérieur de la résidence, avec 3 machines à laver et 3 sèche-linges. Leur usage n’est pas gratuit, il faut acheter des jetons. C’est une solution moins économique que d’avoir une machine à laver dans une coloc privée mais ça reste raisonnable.
    Concernant les chauffages, ils fonctionnent ce qui n’est pas toujours le cas pour les logements “privés” malheureusement. Leur positionnement et la répartition de la chaleur n’est pas top mais c’est une spécificité propre à quasiment tous les logements locaux. L’avantage de The Spires c’est que, sauf abus, votre consommation est incluse dans la caution que vous verserez donc vous n’aurez pas de mauvaise surprise.
    Un élément sympathique concernant The Spires c’est le lac The Lough qui se situe juste derrière la résidence (que vous longerez en vous rendant à Supervalu ou Lidl). Un lieu très agréable, prisé par les joggeurs et cyclistes(1-1.5km le tour).
    Si vous recherchez une certaine tranquillité, et que vous aimez avoir votre espace à vous, c’est ce que vous trouverez à The Spires (selon le type de chambre que vous prenez). Il ne s’agit pas d’une colocation à proprement parler, la plupart des appartements dispose de chambres avec salles de bain (et toilettes parfois) et vous partagerez salon, salle à manger et cuisine avec vos “colocs”. Votre expérience dépendra beaucoup d’eux, certains s’isolent dans leurs chambres, d’autres passent plus de temps dans la partie commune et socialisent. Il n’y a pas d’espace partagé entre les différents appartements. Néanmoins, les soirées, voyages et autres activités destinés aux ERASMUS vous permettront de rencontrer des gens. Les soirs les plus “busy”, comme les Vendredi ou Samedi, il y a une certaine effervescence dans la résidence qui permet au plus sociables de s’inviter dans d’autres appartements ou se déroulent des soirées ou des “before”. En croisant les mêmes personnes au fil du temps quand on rentre ou sort de la résidence, on peut naturellement tisser des liens. La ville est petite, il est donc fréquent de croiser des “voisins” dans un pub…etc
    Pour conclure, The Spires est la résidence qui offre à mes yeux le plus d’avantages. Vous serez à proximité de tout. Les prix sont bien au-dessus de ce que vous trouverez en colocation mais tout est inclus (sauf la lessive), vous n’aurez à vous soucier de rien ou presque, et le “property manager” est là en cas de souci ou bien si vous cherchez un renseignement.

    Teddy Belade
    Home Town/Country: Paris, France (ISC Paris)
    Course of study: Masters of Business Studies in Innovation in European Business @ University College Cork

  20. Tracy McCarthy says:
    Posted at: January,24th,2013 at 12:56 pm

    I would definitely recommend the Spires to any student, whether undergraduate, postgraduate, erasmus, or international! I lived in the Spires for one semester and from the moment I arrived until the moment I left I had no hassle! Its in a great location, about a 5 minute walk to UCC main campus and about a 10 minute walk to the city centre. It is in a very central location and is also very safe and secure for residents. The bedrooms are very spacious and have good storage space. Kitchens are well equipped. Staff are very helpful and friendly and provide a personal service. All queries were dealt with in a fast and effective manner. Being an Irish postgraduade student far from home it was the perfect place to live!

  21. Danielle Lauber says:
    Posted at: May,10th,2013 at 9:00 pm

    The Spires is the best place to live in Cork. Having my own room and bathroom was really excellent, I could be as clean as I wanted without having to worry about someone else, but at the same time having five roommates was great too! I was never lonely or without something to do, but I could have the privacy when I wanted it. They are really great at helping with everything, and they had sheets and pillows for purchase so I didn’t have to waste space in my suitcase on those larger items! Being only 5 minutes from campus was great, it was never a hassle to get there, even in the rain, because it was so close!

    Any problems I had were fixed right away and I never felt like I couldn’t ask for help! It was definitely a great decision picking the Spires!

  22. Julie says:
    Posted at: May,15th,2013 at 12:51 pm

    French review:
    The Spires, c’est la résidence à choisir. Comme toutes résidence, les prix sont au dessus d’une colocation privée. Dans le pire des cas, on peut toujours songer à prendre une chambre jumelle et une salle de bain à partager, ce qui est quelque peu moins cher (mais pas forcément pratique).

    Le WIFI est de très bonne qualité, à part quand tout le monde décide de se faire un streaming en même temps dans l’appartement. Il y a toujours quelqu’un pour vous aider en cas de problèmes : Les gardiens, la reception, ect… Vous avez la possibilité d’acheter une couette/coussin/housse pour 25euros, ce que j’aurais bien aimé savoir pour ma part, vu que j’ai tout ramené. (Un poid considérable)

    Les chambres et les appartements sont propres. Pas parfait, mais propres. Pas beaucoup de chaînes à la télévision mais on est pas vraiment là pour regarder la télé de toute manière. Quant aux relations qu’on peut faire dans la résidence, je me suis essentiellement rapprochée de mes colocataires. Je ne connais absolument pas les autres résidents des Spires.

    Très bonne situation dans l’espace. 15 minutes de la ville, cinq minutes du campus principal de UCC (pour ceux qui sont en langues, c’est là qu’ont lieu la plupart des cours)

    C’était une très bonne expérience, j’ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour ici. J’espère que ça sera votre cas ici.

    In English :
    I would recommand the Spires for all students who will come in Cork. The place is clean, nice and really close to Ucc and the city center. Everything is really weel-equiped, the space is large, we have a lot of place to put all our stuff.
    Compared to others accomodations that I visited, I’m really glad for choosing the Spires.

  23. Eimear says:
    Posted at: May,30th,2013 at 12:26 pm

    I have really enjoyed my stay in The Spires accommodation this year and would highly recommend it to any student. The apartments are clean, spacious, and modern and the location is ideal for students studying in UCC as it is only a 5 minute walk from the campus. The staff in The Spires are extremely helpful and friendly – even with something as small as replacing a light bulb! It made my first year living away from home much easier.

    Of all the student accommodations I have come across in my first year in UCC, The Spires is definitely number 1!


  24. Chae says:
    Posted at: June,5th,2013 at 2:25 pm

    The Spires Apartments is a great place to stay. It became an important part of my study abroad experience because of how excellent the staff was, the amount of room I had in all parts of the apartment and its location to city centre and UCC. If you’re lucky enough to get the highest apartment, then you will enjoy a great view of Cork during your stay! The Wifi/internet is also very good compared to some other accomodations who I heard have had problems. I am very happy to have been accomadated by the Spires.

    Thanks for everything! :)

  25. Hannah Leggett says:
    Posted at: June,5th,2013 at 7:44 pm

    Before I booked my year at the spires I had heard great things about the wonderful accommodation, I can safely say that after my 9months staying there, all of my expectations were met and exceeded. The rooms are of exceptional standard, extremely clean and spacious with great en suite facilities. The kitchen and living room are also very clean and come fully equipped which was convenient.
    I was initially a bit worried because I was completing a post grad year, I thought the mid-week student party life would disturb me from my studies but I found that the apartments had great sound insulation as well as the warden on duty who was extremely efficient if there ever was a disturbance late at night.
    The underground parking facilities are another huge bonus to the spires as parking in cork city centre is difficult and expensive at the best of times.
    The manager on site could not have been more friendly and efficient with any queries or problem that arose. All I had to do was pop down to reception or send an email to mention the problem and before I knew it it would be fixed.
    I could not recommend a more ideal accommodation for any student staying in cork; I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and am very grateful to have been so lucky to get a room!

  26. Matteo says:
    Posted at: June,18th,2013 at 9:55 am

    Italian: Ho scelto The Spires dopo una lunga e laboriosa ricerca tra tutte le accommodation proposte dall’Ucc e devo dire che sono estremamente soddisfatto della scelta. E’ in un’ottima posizione, a 6-7 minuti a piedi dall’università e a un quarto d’ora dal centro di Cork. Rispetto alle altre sistemazioni che poi ho avuto modo di vedere, The Spires è molto spaziosa, sia per quanto riguarda il soggiorno/cucina (veramente grande e ben attrezzato, dal piano cottura al frigorifero, che, sebbene non immenso se utilizzato da tutti e 4 gli inquilini, era grande il doppio di quello di altre sistemazioni analoghe), sia per quanto riguarda la stanza con il bagno (privato.. anche la doccia è grande). Inoltre il proprietario è estremamente disponibile, così come i guardiani. Il segnale wi-fi è veramente ottimo e costante. L’unica pecca che ho trovato è il segnale di allarme antincendio, che è molto forte e fastidioso e che vuoi per un malfunzionamento o per l’imbranataggine cronica di qualcuno a cucinare (o per il menereghismo di chi fumasse in corridoio) soprattutto nel primo semestre è scattato con troppa frequenza, non di rado a notte inoltrata.
    Nel complesso, dubito fortemente che possiate trovare una sistemazione migliore a Cork di The Spires, personalmente la raccomando caldamente. Se possibile, cercate di farvi assegnare una stanza all’ultimo piano dell’edificio principale, la vista su Cork è magnifica

    I highly recommend The Spires, from my experience it is by far the best accommodation in Cork for a student, both for its outstanding services and its great location.

  27. Jesus says:
    Posted at: June,18th,2013 at 4:27 pm

    Recomiendo esta residencia durante los primeros meses de estancia en Cork para quienes prefieran conocer la ciudad antes de decidirse a alquilar un piso, así como para aquellos que escojan permanecer todo el año académico.

    Está cerca de la universidad, (cinco minutos andando), lo cual te permite apurar las horas de sueño y no llegar empapado a clase, dado que la mayor parte del año está lloviendo.

    Está razonablemente cerca del centro de la ciudad (15 minutos andando) y del gimnasio de la UCC. En caso de que no quieras ir al centro, tienes a mano una frutería, carnicería, pubs, varios supermercados pequeñitos y establecimientos de comida rápida, como el popular fish and chips J. Lennox.

    Comparando con otras residencias, es más cara, pero a mí me compensó por la amplitud de las habitaciones y zonas comunes, su buen estado, así como por la comodidad de disponer de un baño propio (esto te aporta intimidad y elimina discursiones con los compañeros de piso).

    El personal de mantenimiento es atento, amable y lo más importante, muy eficaz, tan pronto como notificas un problema, lo solucionan con celeridad. Además, son honestos a la hora de reembolsar el dinero de la fianza.

    Tiene su movimiento nocturno, como es normal, pero no es una residencia prolífica en fiestas nocturnas.

  28. Elizabeth Erickson says:
    Posted at: December,9th,2013 at 3:32 pm

    The spires was a great place to live. Great location between city center and campus, very clean, and very safe. The best part of the accommodation is that each room has its own bathroom. The staff was always really helpful and I was really content with how great the wifi always was as well. It was helpful to have a wifi router in every apartment. Overall, I’m glad I was able to live there!

  29. Silvia Fassbender says:
    Posted at: December,11th,2013 at 12:17 pm

    Hey Germans,
    ich war sehr zufrieden mit The Spires und kann es nur weiterempfehlen. Die Lage ist total zentral (man ist schnell an der Uni und zur Stadt ist es auch nicht so viel weiter). Nachts ist es sehr ruhig und auch tagsüber findet man genug Ruhe um hier zu lernen. Die Ausstattung ist auch vollkommen in Ordnung und man muss eigentlich nur noch Kleinigkeiten dazukaufen. Die Internet-Qualität war auch im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Unterkünften sehr gut. Man kann unbegrenz ins Internet und es wird auch nicht langsamer.
    Die Leute hier sind super hilfsbereit und als ich einen Rohrbruch hatte, wurde dies sofort repariert.
    Also: Wenn ihr noch nichts gefunden habt, bucht auf jeden Fall hier. Ich habe meinen Hauptfreundeskreis hier gefunden und hier leben viele internationale Studenten!!!
    Viel Spaß und Erfolg euch im kommenden Semester,

  30. Linnéa Lennartsson says:
    Posted at: January,3rd,2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hej alla svenskar!
    Letar ni boende i Cork så är The Spries det perfekta valet!
    Läget är optimalt då det ligger beläget mellan UCC och City. Det är ett trevligt område med allt du behöver i gångavstånd.
    Rummen är fräscha och rymliga med eget badrum. Även köket och vardagsrummet var stort och rymligt med all behövlig köksutrustning.
    Receptionen var öppen dagligen vilket alltid kändes som en säkerhet och personerna som jobbade där var tillmötesgående och trevliga.
    Idag med facit i hand är jag jätteglad att jag valde att bo på The Spires och jag har dessutom fått vänner för livet genom detta boende.
    Lycka till med er termin på UCC det kommer utan tvekan bli ett minne för livet!

  31. Elizabeth Parker says:
    Posted at: February,6th,2014 at 12:35 am

    I loved my time spent at the Spires last Fall. I was a visiting student from the US and compared to all of the other student accommodation places, The Spires seemed like it was the best! It had a great location, being very close to school while still not far from the city centre. I always had great wifi, and the staff was always there to help. I loved the international roommates that I had and the overall living environment that I experienced! I would definitely recommend this accommodation for both Irish and visiting students alike!

  32. Julie says:
    Posted at: February,21st,2014 at 1:41 pm

    What an incredible experience to leave your country, to go and discover so many new things…
    Une expérience ERASMUS ne s’oublie pas, chaque jour est rempli d’aventures plus folles les unes que les autres, on rencontre de nouvelles personnes, des étudiants qui viennent du monde entier… Trois mois qui sont passés bien trop vite mais qu’il faut savoir apprécier !
    A The Spires, on peut avoir le choix d’être avec nos amis, ou de se retrouver un peu seul…une alternative idéale ! La colocation avec des jeunes étudiants étrangers est quelque chose qu’on ne peut pas vivre tous les quatre matins, c’est aussi ce qui fait la richesse de cette aventure !
    Merci à Ciaran pour sa disponibilité et son aide quand on en a eu besoin.

    Thanks everybody, thanks for all, thanks for being part of such incredible memories…

  33. Elixabet says:
    Posted at: May,20th,2014 at 6:24 am

    The Spires accomodation es una muy buena opción para aquellos que querais disfrutar de una experiencia erasmus y no teneis claro que tipo de residencia o piso escoger.
    Rapidez y eficacia son buenos adjetivos para describir la atención con la que tratan a la gente, siempre dispuestos a ayudar con cualquier problema que te pueda surgir. Esta situada a 5 minutos de la universidad y 10-15 del centro en una zona tranquila y que transmite seguridad. El espacio, la limpieza y el tener una habitación con baño propio son otros de los puntos fuertes a tener en cuenta.
    El compartir casa con estudiantes internacionales es una experiencia irrepetible que ayuda a conocer otras lenguas y culturas y The Spires es un buen lugar para ello.

    In short,great location, cleanliness and excellent customer attention. Definitely a nice place to live!

  34. Fahd Naufal says:
    Posted at: May,24th,2014 at 7:35 pm

    First of all, great location! The Spires is literally a 5 minute walk to the eastern edge of campus and about 20-25 mins to the other. Downtown Cork is conveniently also about a 15-20 min walk away but you don’t really need to go all the way there for good groceries! There is a brilliant little butchers and a mini farmer’s market-esque fruit&veggie shop about 2-3 mins away and with the nearby Centra quick stock-ups on food are a cinch.
    The apartment itself was clean, well laid out, well lit (my experience) and secure. Plus you have your own bathroom which is absolutely mint! Any problems were quickly and efficiently rectified by the manager who was very approachable.
    I’d recommend staying here for all those who would like the convenience of easily walk-able distances to the city centre and campus.

  35. Laura says:
    Posted at: May,26th,2014 at 7:58 pm

    Je recommande vivement le Spires à tous les étudiants Erasmus. Les appartements y sont relativement modernes et sont propres et spacieux.
    J’ai opté pour une chambre double et je ne regrette absolument pas mon choix, ma chambre était vraiment grande ainsi que ma salle de bain, ce qui est très appréciable car on y passe quand même pas mal de temps. Nous étions 4, j’étais avec 3 étudiantes américaines et nous nous sommes très bien entendues. Votre séjour dépendra beaucoup des personnes avec qui vous partagez l’appartement (propreté, bruit, entente).
    Le wifi est de bonne qualité et chaque appartement dispose de son propre réseau. Il y a une laverie qui vous coutera 2.50€ pour une machine à laver et autant pour un sèche-linge.

    Les petits reproches : La mauvaise insonorisation surtout à l’intérieur de l’appartement, l’absence de matériel à l’arrivée (Pas de papier toilette dans l’appart, de torchon ou gant pour le four, une poêle pour 4…). La réception pourra cependant vous donner d’autres couvert/poêle etc. si vous leur demandez. Enfin, le prix est assez supérieur aux autres résidences mais on comprend vite pourquoi !

    Sinon c’est une résidence assez calme, je craignais les soirées à répétition dans les appartements mais ce ne fut pas le cas. Pour ma part j’ai surtout sympathisée avec mes collocs mais je n’ai pas spécialement fréquenté les gens du spires.
    L’emplacement est plutôt bon : 5 min à pied de UCC et 15-20 min du centre-ville. Dans la rue se trouve un centra (petit superette, on y trouve de tout), un boucher, un primeur (très bon marché) et des pubs. Dans le centre il y a un Tesco ainsi qu’un Lidl sans oublier l’English Market.

    La ville est agréable de jour comme de nuit, on ne craint pas de sortir le soir et de rentrer à pied à 3h du matin.
    Je suis donc très heureuse d’avoir effectué mon échange à cork et d’avoir choisi le Spires, il y fait vraiment bon vivre et le cadre est très agréable !

  36. Annaëlle says:
    Posted at: May,28th,2014 at 6:15 pm

    J’ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour à The Spires: pour moi, c’est LA résidence à choisir.

    Sa location est idéale, entre le centre et l’université (seulement à cinq minutes de cette dernière), et dans la rue se trouvent un Centra (que l’on pourrait comparer à un Spar), la poste, quelques pubs et take away et surtout l’un- sinon le- meilleur fish&chips de Cork.

    L’immeuble en lui-même est très calme et très sécurisé. Le staff est très accueillant et à l’écoute: si quelque chose ne marche pas/mal, il sera remplacé aussitôt, ou si vous avez besoin d’un service, vous trouverez toujours une oreille attentive.

    Les chambres sont très bien aménagées, les rangements (penderie, étagère, tiroirs sous les lits) sont suffisants, sauf peut être pour la salle de bain mais ce ne fut finalement pas dérangeant. Il y a même un panneau pour y accrocher affiches, photos, etc. Il faut noter qu’il est même possible d’acheter un ‘bed pack’ pour 25€ et c’est un vrai plus d’avoir sa propre salle de bain avec toilettes. Le bureau est spacieux et j’ai trouvé la résidence parfaite pour y travailler.
    La salle commune est grande et assez bien équipée -pas pour faire de la grande cuisine cependant- mais très correcte pour des étudiants!
    La wifi est quant à elle de très bonne qualité (et rapide!) car chaque appartement possède sa propre box (je crois que c’est l’une des seules résidences à offrir cela).

    Il y a une petite laverie: la machine coûte 2€50 ainsi que le séchage.

    Cork est une ville très agréable et assez petite, ce qui permet de tisser des liens facilement puisqu’il est fréquent d’y croiser ses connaissances.

    En bref, je recommande fortement The Spires qui offre une multitudes d’options. Facilités, calme, tranquillité, et proximité sont ici les maîtres mots pour profiter de cette année au maximum sans se prendre la tête!

  37. Heather O'Leary says:
    Posted at: June,4th,2014 at 8:37 am

    I’d like to thank you very much for accommodating me so well in the Spires. I really enjoyed my stay there and made my first year of college very pleasant. I have no complaints about any aspect of the complex, and I loved how convenient it was to UCC, town, and other shops and services. All and all, it was a fantastic place to live.

  38. Grace says:
    Posted at: July,24th,2014 at 2:58 pm

    My stay at The Spires was thoroughly enjoyable and convenient. The accommodation itself was comfortable and of a high standard as well as being very safe. The staff there were always very helpful, and approachable if you needed anything. It made my year very easy as there was no worrying about parking or security and it was only 5 mins walk to campus and ten into town. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here if they want their year hassle free and enjoyable.

  39. Chris says:
    Posted at: February,6th,2015 at 6:44 am

    The spires was a fantastic location for my semester in Cork, with it’s close proximity to both campus and the city, it makes for one of the best possible accommadations in Cork City. The staff were very helpful whenever there was a maintenance problem in the apartment and provided valuable information about local attractions when I was in need of suggestions. I would highly suggest considering the Spires as your student accommodation if studying in Cork City.

  40. Julia Downs says:
    Posted at: February,10th,2015 at 1:16 am

    The Spires is a great apartment complex. The staff are great and respond quickly to any problems in the apartments. The rooms are extremely clean upon arrival and most everything you need is already there. The complex is very secure.

  41. Katey Shea says:
    Posted at: February,17th,2015 at 1:02 am

    The Spires is a wonderful place to live! I absolutely loved the accommodations and the location was perfect. Also, since it was gated, it felt a lot safer. I even had a window to my bedroom on the first floor and felt totally fine. The staff catered to any needs with apartment amenities very quickly and the kitchen was stocked with basic things you would need. Plus, I made a lot of my really good friends from living there which was awesome!

    Overall, I would totally recommend this complex to anyone looking for a place to stay.

  42. Nicole Kuhnly says:
    Posted at: April,23rd,2015 at 12:07 am

    The Spires was great for my year abroad, its location was absolutely great! It isn’t too far from the city center, and is very close to campus. It is safe and I loved how everything was stocked when we arrived, it took a lot of stress off of us after arriving. The staff responds very quickly and is helpful. Also, the rooms were kept up very well and the overall complex is very nice!

    I would definitely recommend this apartment complex to students.

  43. Francisco Lozano Guillen says:
    Posted at: May,1st,2015 at 10:16 am

    Un Complejo residencial de estudiantes bastante recomendable. Aparte de estar bien situado (a 5 minutos andando de la Univerisdad y a 10 minutos del centro), las instalaciones están muy cuidadas y renovadas. Hay otras residencias con buenas instalaciones en Cork, pero la realidad es que están lejos de la Univerisdad y mas lejos aún del centro. Por ello Spires Student Accomodation me parece una muy buena elección, ya que es de las pocas residencias con baño propio en cada cuarto; y como he dicho, muy bien situada y cuidada.

    Lo único negativo es que quizás es un poquito mas cara que las demás. Aunque bajo mi punto de vista merece pagar ese poquito más. A mi me ha agradado bastante.

    Un saludo.

  44. Lislaine says:
    Posted at: June,9th,2015 at 2:53 pm

    A acomodação The Spires, embora seja um pouco mais cara que outras, é uma ótima escolha!
    Melhor localização possível – 5 minutos do campus principal da UCC, cinco minutos de um Centra, dez minutos do Lough (com SuperValu e Lidl perto) e quinze minutos do centro da cidade.
    Recomendo pela comodidade e segurança. :)

  45. Lucía González says:
    Posted at: January,11th,2016 at 1:07 pm

    I was in The Spires for four months more or less in the first semester. It was really good. The accommodation is 5 minutes close to the University and 15 minutes from the city centre. Whenever I had a problem the responsible took matters. It is a modern and secure student accommodation to spend the University course. I would recommend it for everyone.

  46. Gabriel says:
    Posted at: March,8th,2016 at 11:10 am

    I was very happy with my housing situation. I absolutely loved my roommates as well as my single room. I would live in The Spires again in a heartbeat.

  47. Claira says:
    Posted at: May,3rd,2016 at 9:37 am

    The Spires was one of the best parts about my study abroad expierence!! I was extreamly jet lagged and homesick when I first arrived, and the Reception was so helpful and understanding. They got me set up and checked on me until I was okay! The location is so convenient! Such a short, pretty walk, about 5 minutes to UCC and only 15 minutes from everything in the City Center! I’m serious the short walk to campus made a huge difference in my attendance! There is also a great pub, and mini mart 2 minutes up the street which was always great. Very nice.
    I also made my dearest friends in the Spires. My room was suprisingly big! And it was nice to have my own bathroom seperate from my other 5 flatemates! My actual roommate and even my neighbor from the apartment next door, will be two of my best friends for the rest of my life. With a roommate, it was so nice to meet a new friend and travel partner right away.
    Most of all, the Spires felt safe. With the Warden just down stairs throughout the night I never felt unsafe. When ever I came back from a trip to a different country or even just the super market, I was always sooo relieved to be back home at the Spires. It really becomes your home!

  48. Samantha says:
    Posted at: May,16th,2016 at 3:29 pm

    The Spires accommodation was my home away from home! The size of both the rooms and the common area were perfect for the six people living in my flat. Reception as well as the wardens were all welcoming and very helpful in the adjustment process after arriving in Ireland. The location to UCC as well as the city were perfect and it made my experience much more enjoyable. I made many memories here as well as some really great friends. Everything from kitchen supplies to bedding was here when we arrived, which was perfect for a student studying abroad. I am honestly so happy with my decision to live here and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  49. Alicja says:
    Posted at: June,9th,2016 at 11:13 am

    Great accommodation! The rooms are large, comfortable and homely, not too many students in the complex so it’s nice and quiet. Located just 5 minutes from UCC and close to the city centre. The Spires are very safe (cameras, gate and a warden), everyone is friendly and the management is awesome, always ready to resolve any issues that might come up. Will continue to live their next year as I’m very happy with the place.

  50. Riley St. Marie says:
    Posted at: December,10th,2016 at 5:19 pm

    The Spires was a lovely place to live for four months. With quick access to campus (five minutes) and only about a 15 minute walk to the city centre, the location was unbeatable. The necessary appliances were all supplied and in fine condition. I felt very safe thanks to the requirement of a key to get into the get to access the apartment buildings. The rooms were pretty large. Reception staff were so helpful. Wonderful semester!

  51. Teresa says:
    Posted at: December,15th,2016 at 6:36 pm

    Apenas puedo ponerle pegas a The Spires. Está cerquísima de la UCC (y créeme, tener un hueco de 1 hora y que te de tiempo a venir a casa a comer es genial), del centro a 15-20, y también hay un Centra al lado (rollo 24 horas, es caro pero alguna te salva)
    Cualquier problema te lo solucionan rápido, el warden está siempre disponible por si te pasa algo como llegar de fiesta sin llaves, y las instalaciones están bastante bien.
    Quizá lo peor es tener que pagar la lavadora y secadora y que es un poco cara, pero vamos que vale bastante la pena.

  52. Petra says:
    Posted at: January,31st,2017 at 1:32 pm


    Spires Accommodation bolo jedno z najlepsich ubytovani pre studentov v Corku a som nesmierne vdacna, ze som mala to stastie tam byvat. Komplex je velmi moderny a pekny. Spires sa nachadza asi 5 minut od skoly, co je uplne uzasne, obchod je vzdialeny len par metrov a v okoli na Bandon Road najdete vsetko co potrebujete: lekaren, restauracie, kaviarne, obchody a hlavne Irske puby. Do mesta je to pesi asi 15 minut, takze lokalita je obrovska vyhra.
    Dalej co beriem ako velke pozitivum boli urcite priestrane velke izby, kazda s vlastnou kupelkou. Zamestnanci komplexu su velmi mili a priatelski, vzdy ked som mala nejaky problem vyriesili ho v priebehu niekolkych hodin alebo dni.
    Nevyhodou su mozno len pracka a susicka ktore sa nachadzaju na prizemi a su len 2 pracky a 2 susicky pre cely komplex. Cena prania je 2.5 a susicky taktiez.
    Okrem toho som vsak bola velmi spokojna, ze cely komplex Spires Accommodation malo skor rodinnu atmosferu, nikdy som sa tam necitila ako na nejakom intraku, kde by ma kontrolovali za kazdym s kartickou alebo ID. Ja osobne som mala chladnu izbu co mi trosku vadilo a kedze Irsko ma vlhky vzduch, mala som obcas aj plesen na stene, avsak vzdy mi to prisli umyt a zamalovat.

    Hodnotim 9.5/10 Odporucam. Dakujem za vsetko.

  53. Katarina says:
    Posted at: February,13th,2017 at 6:57 am

    The Spires on siisti ja hyvällä paikalla sijaitseva asuntola. Kampuksele kävelee 5 minuuttia ja keskustaan 10 minuuttia. Sijainti on siis loistava moneen muuhun asuntolaan verrattuna. Huoneissa on kaikki tarvittava vaikka ne ovat aika pieniä. Omistaja on todella mukava ja auttavainen. Suosittelen asuntolaa ehdottomasti!

  54. Courtney Van Dreese says:
    Posted at: March,22nd,2017 at 12:45 am

    In the Spring of 2016 I studied abroad at UCC and was very nervous about living in a new place, making friends, etc. I chose to live in the Spires and am SO happy that I did! Ciaran, at the front desk, was so welcoming and would help me out with anything that I needed. The Spires is in a perfect location, about a 5 min walk to campus and 15-20 min walk down to the city center (depending where you are going). I always felt safe walking around at night and getting into my apartment. The rooms are very nice and spacious. A few of my friends stayed in other apartment complexes in Cork and when they came to see the Spires, they could not believe how much nicer it was then the places they were staying. Noise was never an issue either. The Spires is just minutes away from fresh produce stands, little convenience stores, great pubs, and so much more! I made many friends with both Irish students and other international students, many of which I still meet up with today! I will never EVER forget the Spires because of all the amazing memories that I made staying there. I highly recommend staying here!!

    Courtney Van Dreese, Chicago, USA
    Study Abroad Student at UCC, Spring 2016

  55. Alejandro says:
    Posted at: May,13th,2017 at 8:36 pm

    Estuve viviendo en Spires el curso académico del 2016/17.
    La experiencia de vivir ahí en general es muy buena, le daría un 9/10. En cuanto a los apartamentos están muy bien, son grandes y tienen lo necesario. En comparación con otras residencias que he visitado, sin duda alguna la que mejor está. La gente de las otras residencia también opina lo mismo. En cuanto a su localización, es muy cómoda porque esta al lado de la universidad. Al centro se tarda un poco mas que a la universidad, unos 15 minutos, dependiendo de a que parte del centro vayas. Es un sitio muy seguro, y el personal muy amable y dispuesto a ayudar. La única pega que le pondría es que el wifi no es de alta velocidad. Pero en general si que lo recomendaría.

  56. Zoe.Z says:
    Posted at: November,29th,2017 at 7:33 pm

    The Spires学生公寓,不仅环境好,工作人员友善能够耐心帮忙解决各种问题,而且地理位置也好,步行至UCC仅需5-10分钟,步行至市中心仅需15-20分钟,出门就有公交车站,附近有Centra,Supervalu等超市。价格合理,推荐给想要一个安静、安全、环境良好又舒适的学生入住。

  57. Jennifer Remick says:
    Posted at: December,6th,2017 at 3:05 pm

    The Spires is the perfect place to stay in Cork. The location could not be better, as you are only 5 minutes from UCC and only 15 minutes from the city center. In your apartment you will find all of the necessities in a clean condition. You also will have the opportunity to buy a bed pack, I did not utilize this but I wish I had. For the most part the wifi was great! The staff at the spires is fabulous, they will make you feel like you are right at home. I ALWAYS felt very safe at the Spires, not once did I ever feel otherwise. Overall I would rate my experience a 10 out of 10 and would highly recommend the Spires Accommodation.

  58. Esther says:
    Posted at: December,8th,2017 at 3:40 pm

    I had a wonderful time staying at The Spires for one semester. I’ve never lived at a complex with such responsive staff! Whether there were issues with plumbing, shower drainage, power outage, or figuring out how to use the heat booster–it only took a stop at the reception desk and someone would come to resolve the issue immediately.

    The layout of the rooms offers a very relaxed living situation, with a perfect balance of privacy and company. My flatmates and I tended to do our own thing instead of hanging out all the time, but when we went to the common room to cook or wash dishes we’d often meet, and that was nice.

    It’s very convenient having kitchen appliances already included, and everything is pretty easy to keep clean. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

  59. Virginia Giraldi says:
    Posted at: December,30th,2017 at 1:55 pm

    Sono stata quattro mesi al The Spires, è un posto perfetto per un soggiorno a Cork. Si trova a 5 minuti dall’università e 15 dal centro e da li si raggiungono a piedi tutti i principali punti della città. La struttura è comoda, spaziosa, pulita, sicura e ben fornita. Vivrete insieme a tantissimi studenti e farete tante amicizie! Consigliatissimo!!!

  60. Carmen Majano says:
    Posted at: February,26th,2018 at 5:40 pm

    Hola a tod@s!
    The Spires es una residencia que está muy bien ubicada. A unos 5 minutos de la UCC y del precioso lago de Cork, 10 de SuperValue (supermercado), y 15 del centro.
    Tambien esta a 20-30 minutos de uno de los centros comerciales de las afueras, donde está Tesco 24h (supermercado enorme), y otro primark, que a veces tiene cosas distintas a las que está en el centro.
    El pub más cercano (Cissie Young’s) está a un minuto. Es muy acogedor y tienen grupos que tocan música tradicional en directo todos los jueves. Las pintas ahí no son de las caras, y tienen muuucha variedad para elegir, tanto de cervezas, como de Ales, como de sidras.

    Las instalaciones también están muy bien. El único inconveniente es que el armario de muchas de las habitaciones del segundo edificio no tienen un armario como tal, pero te da para colgar unas cuantas cosas (viene con 10 perchas, pero caben más), y la cama tiene cajones debajo. Pero por lo demás, está muy bien equipado, es luminoso, acogedor y se calienta rápido para esos dias y/o noches de frío.
    Tu habitacion tiene llave propia, asi que es seguro dejar ahi tus cosas de valor (portatil, etc), si piensas irte de viaje mientras estas en Cork.

    Además, tienes a alguien que puede atenderte cualquier problema casi las 24h del dia los 7 dias de la semana.

    Lo recomiendo muchísimo. Para el precio que tiene, está genial.

  61. Maria Cardona says:
    Posted at: May,12th,2018 at 9:01 pm

    The Spires is the perfect location for a student! You’re only 5 minutes away from the UCC main campus, you have a Centra and a SuperValu within walking distance, it neighbours the beautiful Lough lake, and is only a 15-20 minute walk into town. It’s also very near the beautiful St Finbarre’s Cathedral and has a 216 bus stop which will get you into one of the main streets in the city center (Grand Parade) in 10 minutes. Ciarán is a wonderful landlord and the rest of the staff are incredibly kind, friendly, and helpful. The apartments are so welcoming and really make you feel like you’re home. The rooms are a good size, bed’s are comfy, kitchen and living room pretty spacious and most rooms have en-suits. Although wardrobe space may be limited, there is storage under the beds. The apartments allow you to have your own space in your room, but the kitchen/living room are great for socializing with your roommies. The accomodation has various security features to mind the safety of those living there and you cannot access the buildings without being buzzed in or being a resident with a fob. I never encountered any problems with the wifi. While the beds don’t have their own bedding, for a few extra euro you can get a bed pack to be picked up at reception when you move in which is just nice and convenient to have, especially if you just want to rest after the journey there. I’ve lived in 2 different Spires apartments with different roommates and I really can’t stress how at home I felt and how wonderful the new friends I’ve made from living here are.

  62. Caroline C. says:
    Posted at: May,7th,2019 at 10:54 am

    The Spires is in a perfect location for any student studying at UCC! It is a 5-10 min walk to the main campus and only 15 mins to get to the city. The neighborhood is great and you feel really safe. The security and facilities at The Spires is awesome. Anything you need they are there to help and make sure it gets taken care of. The dorm has everything you need and it is a comfortable space to live in. Would 100% recommend The Spires accommodation to anyone who is studying in Cork!

  63. Bríd says:
    Posted at: May,7th,2019 at 2:54 pm

    I have spent three years staying at the Spires and I couldn’t reccommend it high enough to people. The location is ideal, a 15 minute walk to the city centre and a 15-20 minute cycle to Cork Institute of Technology. The accommodation is spacious and well kept with fire alarm checks. Ciarán, Ben and Killian were very pleasant to deal with and the rare issues I had were dealt with immediately. The complex is very safe and secure. The wifi is good and Cork is great. I have really enjoyed my three years at the Spires and I would absolutely reccommend it to anyone looking for a friendly place to stay.

  64. Marianne says:
    Posted at: June,27th,2019 at 6:24 pm

    J’ai beaucoup apprécié mon séjour à The Spires, y étant restée un an, je m’y suis sentie vraiment chez moi. Les appartements sont grands et confortables et vous disposez de votre propre salle de bain. La résidence est très proche de UCC (5-10 minutes pour y aller) ainsi que du centre-ville (une vingtaine de minutes). Le personnel est très sympathique et prêt à répondre à une question ou résoudre un problème.

    I really enjoyed my time at The Spires. I stayed there for a year and really felt like home. The apartments are large and comfortable, and you have your own bathroom. The accommodation is very close to UCC and the city centre. The staff is really nice and helpful.

    Thank you so much for everything, I would recommend choosing The Spires!

  65. Sophie says:
    Posted at: July,2nd,2019 at 5:59 pm

    The location, price and value of The Spires is unbeatable. The apartments are nice and fairly priced. It is perfectly located close to both downtown and UCC. The staff and management is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend.

  66. Florentine Pramann says:
    Posted at: February,11th,2020 at 7:48 am

    The Spires is worth the money! It’s clean and the staff is just great! The location is ideal: 5 minutes away from the main campus and around 15 away from the city centre. The apartments are filled with everything you need and in relation to other accommodations the standard is really high. Therefore I would really recommend it!

  67. Faolán Carberry says:
    Posted at: May,19th,2020 at 11:43 am

    I spent five years in the Spires and I had a great time there. The Spires is not just a place for international students to stay. If you are looking for a quiet well-furnished place to stay while being near UCC, town and friends, then I would 100% recommend the Spires. I always found Ciarán and the rest of the staff to be very welcoming. Would highly recommend!

  68. Olivia Lapolla says:
    Posted at: May,19th,2020 at 1:52 pm

    When I first found The Spires online, I almost believed it too good to be true. The price was the lowest I’d found in Cork and the pictures of the accommodation were impressive. Once I moved in, my accommodation exceeded my expectations in every way possible. I’ve lived in several countries for school and this was my best stay by far! The apartment was sparkling clean and all kitchen supplies were provided. The location is also ideal – five minute walk to campus and fifteen from the city center. The Spires is well known amongst the UCC International community as the best accommodation in Cork. When I told other students where I lived, they were first jealous, then shocked when they found out I paid half what they did for their accommodation, which was much further away and uncleanly. I am so grateful for the staff at The Spires as well, they were personable and addressed any issues we had. Thank you again for a great stay, this was one of the best decisions I made when coming to Ireland!

  69. Michael Isaak says:
    Posted at: June,17th,2020 at 4:38 am

    The Spires was a wonderful 5 year accommodation experience. As an international medical student with a busy schedule, being at the centre of everything really made things much easier. 2 min walk to Centra, 15 to city centre, 5 to main campus, and 15 to Brookfield Health Sciences Complex. It was also great being walking distance from all 4 teaching hospitals. I never felt the need to have a vehicle and rarely took the bus.

    Apartments were always clean on arrival and fully stocked with all the kitchen tools I needed. Everything in the apartment was well maintained. in Particular, management at the Spires were always available and very responsive to any queries we had, which made my stay a very comfortable one. I had a great time and highly recommend staying here, particularly for international students who want to experience the best of Cork and UCC.

  70. Agnes BLAISE says:
    Posted at: June,17th,2020 at 8:56 pm

    I can only highly recommend to any student arriving in Cork to choose to stay at the Spires. In spite of the rent that is much higher than what I was used to in my home country (France) I can totally say that it was worth it! It made me feel comfortable even when far from home, and some friends were paying an equivalent rent for accommodations definitely not as nice !!

    Here are some characteristics of the Spires :
    1-Welcoming & Professional : always very nice and effective staff, for every question/issue the solution was always very quick !
    2- Clean & Nice : nice bright living area with a brand new TV. The kitchen was sufficiently big and the utensils were in good condition. The bedroom had definitely enough storing areas for all my stuff. An important detail : the rooms have a large desk, which means that you can study comfortably at home when the library is totally packed during the exam period. Also, I never had any problem concerning the Wi-Fi connection.
    3-Great location, with everything you need nearby :
    1 min : local fruit&veg shop
    2 min : grocery store and alcohol store
    3 min : Jackie Lennox (one of the oldest fish&chips in County Cork !! )
    4 min : the Lough (a cute lake with a lot of birds)
    5 min : main UCC campus
    10-15 min: city center
    15-20 min : biology campus (includes a nice walk by the river)
    4-Very international : easy to make original diverse friends from abroad !
    5-Secured : really secured and more importantly there is always a warden.(and no fire alarms ringing at random hours as in other student accommodations !)

    In brief, I am so glad I stayed at the Spires during this Erasmus year and can only recommend !!

  71. Mary Gaughan says:
    Posted at: May,14th,2021 at 6:53 am

    The spires was a very nice place to live for the year. It was very quiet which really suited me as I am a masters student. The spires is also in an ideal location, only a 10 min walk from UCCs main campus and to the city centre. I would highly recommend the spires.

  72. Kathlyn Bowser says:
    Posted at: May,17th,2021 at 11:35 am

    In my five years of staying in student accommodation, The Spires was by far my favorite one. I never had an issue with any aspect of my life there. The complex is lovely, quiet, secure and well kept. I never felt unsafe and always had everything I needed and more. The washers and dryers are amazing and never broke down. The staff ere always friendly, approachable and very professional. They always communicated with the tenants if work, such as routine inspections, fire safety tests etc., was going to be done and always responded to emails and issues very quickly, regardless of the urgency. If something was broken it would be fixed within a few days and if it was urgent, such as a shower breaking down, alternative arrangements would be made were possible so as to not disturb the student’s life. I was very impressed by this as you often hear of scary stories of tenants in houses being without appliances for months! With the reception area any post/parcels were always safely delivered and never went missing, and I never had to be there to collect/sign for it which was great as I’d have to be in college a lot. I definitely felt looked after and the location of the complex, only a 7 minute walk to UCC main campus was amazing. There’s also a Centra very nearby for any small things you need that you don’t want to walk into the city for. There’s secure parking for cars and bikes and it’s sheltered so your bike is well kept over your stay. The rubbish bay was always well kept and clean and very easy to follow with big signs for recycling, glass, general rubbish etc. While I was here the pandemic hit so I had to study from home when UCC shut abruptly. However with the comfy seats, lovely room sizes and your own bathroom this was very doable and didn’t hinder my studies. The wifi always worked well and I was able to comfortably do my exams online without an issue. It was a bit tough with Covid-19 restrictions as you couldn’t have non-residents up in the apartment, and you had to wear a mask around the complex, so they were strict but I was very impressed and felt safe as this really limited the spread of Covid. It is better to be safe than sorry and my family and I was very happy with the staff’s attitude and approach to the pandemic. No clusters were reported in the complex throughout the entire pandemic. Finally, I loved my stay in the Spires. I met some wonderful friends here and even though we don’t live together anymore we still hang out and talk. I’d definitely recommend it to all my friends, and anybody looking to/goes to UCC. It made my time in UCC away from home very manageable and I shall miss it!

  73. Ruoyu Yang says:
    Posted at: May,28th,2021 at 8:22 pm

    Generally very wonderful experience. Good location and short walk from/to UCC and city centre, comfy living conditions, helpful staff. Would recommend.

  74. Victoria Unruh says:
    Posted at: June,7th,2021 at 1:52 pm

    I was very happy with my stay The Spires and would totally recommend it. The accommodation’s location is very good, it only takes around 5 minutes to the UCC campus and 15 minutes to the city centre. The quality of the accommodation was very high and I felt secure during my whole stay. Especially with regard to the pandemic, I felt safe with all the safety measures that were taken, i.e. wearing masks in the building/ hallway. There was an opportunity to buy bed packs, which was very useful and not too expensive. Every time my apartment had an issue, we received help very fast; no matter how often we needed it. My roommates and I became very good friends too, which I am very thankful now! I would always choose The Spires again.

  75. Lydia Jones says:
    Posted at: December,14th,2021 at 8:49 pm

    I had a wonderful time staying in the spires. The staff were very helpful, and I had a wonderful time. The wifi was consistent and the water was hot when boosted. I was very appreciative of everything here.

  76. Yu Nishimatsu says:
    Posted at: December,26th,2021 at 12:46 am


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  77. Fahima says:
    Posted at: May,11th,2022 at 10:22 am

    The accommodation is very well maintained with everything you require accommodated for and the staff are friendly. You don’t have to really pay for transport for the year because the city and college are so close along with many facilities. The most significant thing is you feel very safe in the accommodation, the accommodation manager and the wardens work hard to ensure your safety and this makes your stay much better, especially when you make such a big move.

  78. Ashley says:
    Posted at: May,17th,2022 at 2:37 am

    My stay in the Spires accommodation was really safe and calm. They accommodate requests made and also has the best service,literally like deadass serious. It was really comfortable to stay in. 10 outta 10 would definitely recommend.

  79. Lisa says:
    Posted at: April,27th,2023 at 3:51 pm

    The Spires is a brilliantly maintained accommodation complex. My bedroom, en-suite and living area were all very spacious. It is a quiet environment with a secure internet connection, both ideal for studying. I felt very safe while staying here, particularly with the electric gates to the complex and having a security warden on duty each night. Staff and management were swift to respond to any queries both prior to and during my stay. Within walking distance to both UCC and Cork City, I would highly recommend the Spires Student Accommodation.
    Thank You!

  80. Laura Fesenbeck says:
    Posted at: June,15th,2023 at 11:44 am

    Ich kann das Wohnheim The Spires wirklich Wärmsteins empfehlen! Es ist mit Abstand deutlich günstiger als die anderen Wohnheime in Cork und für seinen Preis echt top! Die Zimmer sind groß und geräumig und auch die Ausstattubg ist echt super. Selbst von Twin-Rooms hab ich nur gutes gehört. Ich hatte zu Beginn ein kleineres Zimmer mit Blick auf die andere Hauswand, weswegen das Zimmer sehr dunkel war (es gibt diese Art von Zimmer nur zweimal im Wohnheim) und ich konnte direkt das Zimmer wechseln und der Manager war sehr lieb und verständnisvoll! Die Gemeinschaftsräume sind echt gut und groß und auch die Küche hat alles was man braucht:)
    Das einzige was zu berücksichtigen ist, ist dass die Besuchertage bzw Übernachtungsgäste-Regelung schon ernst genommen wird und man versuchen sollte an den Wochenenden Besuch zu bekommen oder alles mit den Mitbewohnern abzuklären dann kann es schon klappen:)
    Generell wär meine Empfehlung immer lieb an der Reueption bei Anliegen fragen, alle helfen einem oder lassen mit sich reden!
    Alles in allem: wirklich super und ich hab meinen Aufenthalt sehr genossen und bin traurig gehen zu müssen

  81. Casandra says:
    Posted at: December,24th,2023 at 10:58 am

    I really enjoyed to stay at the Spires this winter semester. The room and the whole apartment were very clean when I arrived. The receptionists were so nice and helpful. I felt safe and comfortable and would definitely recommend anyone to stay there!
    UCC is a 5 minute walk away. The city can be reached within a 15 minute walk. I would definitely stay here again if I ever go back!

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