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The Metropole Hotel

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MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 EEC3 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 35 hotels in Cork
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One of the finest of Cork City Centre Hotels, The Metropole Hotel in Cork is just a short stroll from the many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres, galleries and of course the business district of Cork, making it an ideal location for Cork City Hotel breaks and business travellers alike. During your stay in this superb Cork city hotel, you will be accommodated in one of 98 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The Metropole Hotel is a Cork City Centre Hotel designed to cater for the every need of the business professional requiring a hotel in Cork City, from our business rooms, event facilites and suite of twelve conference rooms through to the complimentary Wi-Fi internet access offered throughout the hotel, you will find plenty to make your stay as thought provoking as you would like. All guests staying at The Metropole Hotel, can also enjoy complimentary access to the Leisure Centre. Leeside Leisure is a White Flag Awarded Leisure Centre with superb facilities, which include a 20m Swimming Pool, with three pool areas, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room and a fully equiped gym with cardiovascular and weights area. External memberships are also available.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Coffee / tea maker
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
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Marion K wrote a review Feb 2021
Essex, United Kingdom1 contribution
We are in UK and can’t get over to Ireland to see our 90 year old mother in Cork to celebrate her birthday due to lockdown 😩 We arranged a afternoon tea delivery and what a fantastic choice to pick the Metropole hotel for our birthday surprise 😍 John and his team did a fantastic job and the contents and beautiful presentation were second to none. Also the guy who delivered this afternoon tea was also an added “beautiful presentation” the whole package was very pleasing on the eye of a 90 year old 😍 thanks again Metropole hotel, great service and all on a very busy valentines weekend. Many thanks Marion K
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from John Coleman, Other at The Metropole Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear madge_the_badge1 Thank you so much for your really lovely review on your and your Mothers experience of our Afternoon tea delivery . Covid has caused so much separation to some many families that we are only too happy to help make the connection and help loved ones know how much they are cared for and loved. I do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you and your family to the Metropole when restrictions permit. In the meantime keep safe and keep in touch . Kind Regards, John Coleman, Guest relations manager, jcoleman@themetropolehotel.ie
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Ciaran Scully wrote a review Feb 2021
Nenagh, Ireland3 contributions
Excellent service and great location. We had to attend a family funeral and the staff were very helpful and courteous. Would definitely book again, but next time would look for a slightly bigger room .
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from John Coleman, Other at The Metropole Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear callanscully Thank you for your review on your recent visit to ourselves. The team will be delighted to read your comments . I do hope that the next time we have the opportunity to welcome you back will be under better circumstances. In the meantime keep safe and keep in touch . Kind Regards, John Coleman, Guest relations manager, jcoleman@themetropolehotel.ie
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NewInCork wrote a review Feb 2021
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
I stayed at the Met for 3 week including mandatory quarantine and I have no complaint! The staff was very kind and professional, especially the concierge who went out of his way to help me settle in and feel at home. He even took some of his personal time to help me with accommodation and the administrative mess I was in. Truly a great man!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear NewInCork Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a lovely review on your experience with ourselves and your first experience in our great city. On a personal note it was my pleasure to be able to assist in whatever way possible. I do hope that you are settling into work and life in Cork . "Check in as a guest , check out as a friend." i look forward to welcoming you back to the Metropole for a relaxing dinner when guidelines allow. Kind Regards, John Coleman, Guest relations manager, jcoleman@themetropolehotel.ie
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Mick G wrote a review Feb 2021
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The location is ideal: central and close to the train station. The hotel has an old-skool Irish vibe which works. But what makes the Cork Metropole special? Why did I give it five stars? Simple: the team. And the service they provide. It’s the best service I’ve ever had. And I’ve worked in the service industry my whole life. I’m a vegan and the food wasn’t just the usual token risotto. They had a proper 3 course plant-based meal. The music in the restaurant - Blondie, Television, The Human League - was proper. And Niall was so friendly. So too the man at breakfast and everyone on the front desk. Cool place. Can’t recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from John Coleman, Other at The Metropole Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 933mickg Thank you for your lovely review on your recent visit to ourselves. Guests are always delighted with the location and how accessible we are from all the central parts of the city. The team will be delighted to read your comments. I do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. In the meantime be sure to keep safe and keep in touch. Kind Regards, John Coleman, Guest relation Manager, jcoleman@themetropolehotel.ie
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Michael M wrote a review Jan 2021
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Stayed there for 2 nights last week for essential reasons, everything was spotless from room to lobby. Food was excellent. The staff were very professional and really helpful and friendly, I look forward to staying there again when things return to normal, Even though all the staff were excellent I would specifically mention Shelly who served us breakfast both mornings, she was the most friendly person and provided absolutely exceptional service, really made us feel safe and comfortable, an absolute gem and credit to the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I opted for the executive double, really comfortable and very quiet
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Response from John Coleman, Other at The Metropole Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear W406CJmichaelm Thank you so much for your lovely detailed review on your recent visit to ourselves. Shelly and all the team will be delighted to read your comments. I do hope that when we can welcome back leisure guests or if you need to return during the lockdown for essential travel that you will have no hesitation to contact us. Kind regards, John Coleman, Guest relations manager, jcoleman@themetropolehotel.ie
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PRICE RANGE
US$104 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the gresham metropole cork hotel cork, gresham metropole hotel cork, gresham metropole cork, metropole hotel cork
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCorkMontenotte
NUMBER OF ROOMS
108
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Metropole Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Metropole Hotel?
Nearby attractions include City Limits Comedy Club and Late NIght Venue (0.2 km), The Shelbourne Bar (0.06 km), and Sin E (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Metropole Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Metropole Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Metropole Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Metropole Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elbow Lane Brew and Smokehouse, Cafe Spresso, and Market Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Metropole Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Metropole Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Metropole Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Metropole Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Blarney Castle & Gardens (7.7 km), Cork City Gaol (2.1 km), and Old Cork Waterworks Experience (2.9 km).
Does The Metropole Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.