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MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 EEC3 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#7 of 35 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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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24-hour security
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Andrew M wrote a review 16 May
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
Great hotel in central location, close to theatre and surrounded by some great friendly bars. Very comfortable nights sleep and great breakfast cooked to order. Staff very friendly and would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear AndrewM881, Thank you for your fantastic five star review of The Metropole and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much We have a superb central location with wonderful bars and restaurants on our doorstep, not forgetting to mention of course that our own;" The Met" is extremely popular with our guests and local customers alike. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team that are passionate about our guests and our hotel and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Roger Russell General Manager roger.russell@themetropolehotel.ie
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Nina F wrote a review 16 May
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions14 helpful votes
I stayed here at the weekend with a friend. The location of the hotel is excellent and the room was simple, clean and njce. Hot Breakfast on both mornings was absolutely terrible. Food was smothered in salt and pepper, pancakes over cooked even English muffin burnt!! Buffet breakfast was njce on Saturday morning. On Sunday morning there was a shortage of everything. No pastries, very few yoghurts and brown spotty bananas. Took over 20 minutes each morning to take our hot breakfast order. Very unorganised, potentially short staffed. Went to the bar on Saturday evening and dirty glasses were just pilled on the bar top until dishwasher was loaded, could be 60-80 glasses on the counter. Surprising the cleaning process is just leaving dirty glasses on the counter until dishwasher is emptied and restacked. This went on all night. From a guests point of view, it looks badly managed and just untidy. Nice hotel but missing the likes of a general manager to ensure things look well for guests and all is in order. Disappointed overall seeing as it’s not a cheap visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Don’t book breakfast in the hotel
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear 360ninaf, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay with us. I really appreciate your feedback and your comments as these allow us to identify the areas where we are preforming well and the areas that require action. I was surprised and disappointed to read your comments about breakfast as we have a excellent Breakfast Chef as well as having a appointed recently a new Head Chef. We regularly receive wonderful feedback from our guest about the dining experience and the quality of our breakfast. Sunday mornings can be particularly busy and this can lead to delays however the team works extremely hard to restock our buffets to ensure that the guest experience is not affected. The Met is an extremely popular cocktail bar and restaurant with both our guests and local customers alike and Saturday night is a very busy night for us. I will of course be discussing the items you have highlighted regarding the breakfast and glasses on the counter with our Food and Beverage manager and I thank you for your feedback. I do hope that this will not stop you from staying with us again and that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Metropole Hotel again soon. Kind regards Roger Russell General Manager roger.russell@themetropolehotel.ie
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GT_World_Traveler wrote a review 15 May
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions
Could be great but owners and not investing in upkeep. If you look closely everything is somehow broken and/or poorly repaired. Staff was doing their best with what they had available. Hotel is riding on a name they built themselves 10 years ago instead of maintaining top level experience
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Dear GT_World_Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay with us and your feedback is very much appreciated. I was disappointed to read your comments and I wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that we have and we continue to invest heavily in The Metropole Hotel. For example we have just finished refurbishing our restaurant overlooking the River Lee and we have also just carried out significant upgrades to our heating system, we will be staring the replacement of all of our elevators in the coming weeks as well as other smaller projects that are in the pipeline. The hotel is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and it is steeped in the history and culture of Cork, but because of the age of the building it does present challenges from time to time and the guest does not always see where the investment has been made. We are committed to ensuring that The Metropole Hotel continues to be one of the best hotels in Cork and we have an amazing team that is passionate about our guests and our hotel. If you would like to discuss this further please contact me directly and I would be delighted to share these plans with you. I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Metropole Hotel again soon. Kind Regards Roger Russell General Manager roger.russell@themetropolehotel.ie
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rcoker189909 wrote a review 14 May
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
Centrally located, this is a friendly efficiently run, spotlessly clean hotel. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff and I look forward to returning in a couple of months.in particular, the breakfast at this hotel is excellent.
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Response from Jan Mitchell, Guest Services / Front Office at The Metropole Hotel
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Dear rcoker189909, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Metropole Hotel. We pride ourselves on guest satisfaction and our Team always strive to delivery a great service. We cant wait to welcome you back again in the coming months. Kind Regards Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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AnnieD0203 wrote a review 12 May
Galway, Ireland7 contributions
Had a lovely stay last week in The Metropole Hotel. The reception staff were very nice and stored our luggage for us when we arrived early, they were also very helpful on checking in and giving some recommendations around the city. The hotel is located very near the bus stop and in a great location. Had a lovely breakfast the following morning also. Hotel is nice and clean, and I love that there was a fan provided in the wardrobe also. Unfortunately our reservation was only for 1 night so we didn't get to experience the Bar and Restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear AnnieDO203, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of The Metropole Hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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ymulli210410 wrote a review 5 May
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Lovely characteristic hotel. Room was bright, clean ,with tea/ coffee making facilities. Staff professional but very approachable and very attentive. The location was so central in the heart of the city. Bus station, cafes , restaurants all near by, and a very convenient Spar shop just opposite the hotel with the most helpful staff also.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear ymulli210410, Thank you for taking the time to post such an exceptional review following your recent stay with us at the Metropole Hotel. I am thrilled to read you had such a wonderful stay and especially pleased that our service and our people made such a positive impact throughout your experience with us. The Team will be delighted when we share your incredibly kind words, thank you. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back!. Kind Regards Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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Ian R wrote a review 4 May
Cork, Ireland31 contributions11 helpful votes
Myself and my wife stayed here for her 40th birthday recently. We absolutely love the hotel. The character and ambiance of the hotel is second to none but what really makes the hotel special are the staff. All of the front of house staff couldn't do enough for you. They are always engaging, friendly and on hand to help in any way they can.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ian R, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted to hear that you love the Metropole Hotel as much as we all do. We pride ourselves on creating amazing guest experiences and are already looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Jan Mitchell jmitchell'themetropolehotel.ie
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Irene Z wrote a review 2 May
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I was very impressed. The location is good. The food is great. And the staff are absolutely stellar. They really look after guests with food allergies. Everyone was very aware and helpful but Michelle the breakfast manager deserves a special shout out for her thoughtfulness. We had a wonderful weekend and will stay there anytime we are in Cork again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear irenez486, Thank you so much for sharing your review from your recent stay with us - I am delighted to hear your stay will certainly not be your last. We are a very passionate team, I am so pleased the love of our jobs hear at The Metropole Hotel shows in every aspect of the hotel and you received excellent service from Michelle she will be thrilled with the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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amcken796746 wrote a review 2 May
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely central position for Cork for restaurants and pubs, parking near by. Old Head about an hours drive Cork golf course much closer. Would stay there next time in Cork. The Breakfast were fantastic.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear amcken796746, Thank you kindly for taking to time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you loved the location of our Hotel and I will pass on your comments to our breakfast chef who will be thrilled with such great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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Kate L wrote a review 1 May
13 contributions6 helpful votes
You arrive in the spacious, comfortable lobby. You're welcomed, warmly, by the friendly staff on the reception desk. If you're ridiculously early, as we were, they'll gladly store your luggage whilst you explore Cork. We were offered a call when our room was ready, but decided to return and enjoy their sumptuous and numerous seating options in the lobby. Our room was ready early, despite how busy the hotel was (Ed Sheeran weekend). We had a spacious, twin room, overlooking the river, plenty of storage, comfy beds, ample towels and toiletries, iron, ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, all that was possibly missing was a fridge (I love a fridge!). They even included some sweet extras including a birthday card for the birthday girl! The breakfast was fabulous! A selection of hot options served by the most amenable staff. My personal favourite was The Full Irish with choice of eggs, but the Eggs Benedict was excellent too (I'm confident all options were equally good). There was also a generous self-serve area for pastries, cereal, juice, toast etc. We also dined in the restaurant, again great food, great service: it's a recurring theme at The Metropole in Cork! We started with cocktails in the bar, each one more delicious than the last. Dinner comprised of organic duck liver parfait (literally parfait!) followed by perfectly cooked fillet steak. Pudding was an impossibility after all that, but I'm sure they wouldn't disappoint either. It's worth noting how high the level of service was throughout, particularly given how busy The Metropole was during our visit. Not only was the city hosting Ed Sheeran for multiple, sold-out shows, the hotel hosted a social democrat event and the Miss Cork contest during our stay. Surprisingly, nowhere within the hotel felt overcrowded or understaffed at any point. Housekeeping worked tirelessly to keep every inch pristine, clean, and safe for all. My final words to all the staff at The Metropole in Cork are "Thanks a million!"
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Let them know of any special requests, they'll surely do their best to help if they can!
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Kate L, Thank you for taking the time to post such an exceptional review following your recent stay with us at the Metropole Hotel. I am thrilled to read you had such a wonderful stay and especially pleased that our service and our people made such a positive impact throughout your experience with us. Our team are wonderful ambassadors for our service ethos, they are amazing at looking after our guests and genuinely care. They will be thrilled when we share your incredibly kind words, thank you. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Jan Mitchell jmitchell@themetropolehotel.ie
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PRICE RANGE
US$115 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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 Cork (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 free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at The Metropole Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, 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 Gallaghers Gastro Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Metropole Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a 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 meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
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.