The exterior of this excellent little B&B next door to Cork’s University College is so innocuous that you could almost miss it. The welcome you get from the wonderful Dolores will quickly dispel any thoughts that you were in the wrong place, as she’s a charming host, with a talent for making you feel welcome and at home. Guestrooms are modern and uncluttered with bright, spring-like color schemes of oatmeal and buttermilk. The hearty breakfasts are served in a tiny room overlooking the garden, which feels more akin to a family lounge than a formal dining area. But by that point, you may feel so much like a houseguest that you don’t even notice.