Imperial Hotel Clonakilty
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#8 of 8 hotels in Clonakilty
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel

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Wolfe Tone Street, Clonakilty Ireland
32Reviews0Q+A1Room tip

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Paula G wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When our planned restaurant didn’t have a table we stopped here for a family meal, honestly not expecting much but to feed a hungry crew! We were very pleasantly surprised! The kids menu is simple but decent and kept them happy and well fed. The adults roast beef dinners were top class! A great feed for sure and you will not go hungry! I really liked the Clonakilty Pudding starter and the soup with homemade brown bread was wholesome too. Really tasty, very good value and something for everyone! Would definitely recommend for families looking for decent homemade food at great value and a lovely local reception!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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trina n wrote a review Apr 2017
Cork, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from imperial had a great lunch greeted by great staff. Food is plain and simple but very tasty very big portions great value for your money only disappointment is it badly needs a refurbishment in all areas was here a couple of times over the years and it hasnt changed one bit. Overall will be
back again.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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fellowtravellee123 wrote a review Sept 2014
Cork, Ireland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant review only - did not stay overnight here.
Regularly stop here if passing through Clon. Go here with an appetite and you won't be disappointed. Huge portions of plain food and a very good price. Couldn't fault it really, just don't expect fine dining.
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Eamonn O'Mahony wrote a review Feb 2020
Lucan, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a fine traditional Sunday lunch of Roast Chicken with plenty of vegetables etc. at the Imperial Hotel, Clonakilty. It was a fine meal for a hungry traveler. Well worth a visit if you have the appetite!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Gibster1977 wrote a review Sept 2006
ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The place was very much like a hotel out of 1970's Ireland. The decor, bed clothes and carpets obviously had not been changed in many years. Hair was found on the pillow cases. I didnt even bother having a shower the following morning such was the deteriorated state of the bathroom. The only positive thing ( and this is according to my girlfriend) was that the breakfast there was delicious. There was certainly nothing Imperial about this "hotel". Avoid like the plague.
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Date of stay: July 2004
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Callie29 wrote a review Mar 2010
London
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Well I have to say that nothing appears to have changed since the earlier reviews and photos relating to this awful hotel.
My daughter and I were making a short 6 day tour of Ireland and each evening had found a series of lovely hotels charging a special low out of season rate of between 35 and 40 euros each for a twin room (much lower rates than the 90+ euros each they were licensed to charge by the Irish Tourist Board). We had stayed at the Clonakilty Hotel (40 euros each) a couple of nights earlier and decided to return there on the Saturday evening. However, we found Saturday evenings in Clonakility to be very busy with group bookings (wedding parties and so on) and there was no hotel accommodation to be had. Having looked and looked round the town for a room we reluctantly entered the scruffy looking Imperial hotel to see if they had accommodation. They had a twin and were charging 35 euros each (the maximum allowed them by the Irish Tourist Board – no out of season reductions here). The manager asked if we wanted to view the room first, handing us the key and leaving us to get on with it alone (none of the other hotels had assumed we would want to view the room first so that should have been a warning!). We climbed a couple of floors and as we approached the room were met by a dreadful smell on the landing. On opening the door the smell was unbelieveably bad and crossing the room to the bathroom it became absolutely foul. We immediately went downstairs to the manager telling him that there was a dreadful smell on the landing and in the room. However, he was obviously aware of the smell problem as he showed a little embarrassment but no surprise and made no attempt to go and check out our complaint himself. Instead we were handed another key for a room on the first floor and found another shabby, tatty, outdated cheap looking room but no smell. We brought our cases up from the car (we were desperate!) but after just 5 minutes sitting in the room looking at the surroundings we decided that to sleep in the car would be preferable and left. Thankfully, a short drive just outside Clonakilty found us in a lovely hotel so we did find a bed for the night. The Imperial is a dreadful low standard hotel – and I cannot understand how it has any status (even the lowest) with the Irish Tourist Board - it's like the very worst kind of backpackers hotel (see the realistic room photos posted by other travellers) - definitely to be avoided.
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Date of stay: March 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MotorManDublin wrote a review May 2007
Dublin,Ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The Imperial Hotel, Clonakilty makes Basil Falty and Falty Towers look like the Ritz. Small rooms, narrow stairs, no toiletries in the bathroom...sorry no baths either , just showers stuck in the corner of what was once a small room.

I must have missed the great breakfast that other reiewer found as it all was over cooked, tasteless, especially the coffee, or what was passed off as coffee. The only good thing was the orange juice, a full 2pint jug on every table...and it was cold and fresh ( from a tin anyway)

Don't waste the effort of climbing the stairs , wondering when Basil will pop out from a nook or cranny.
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Date of stay: May 2007
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Mick wrote a review Jan 2015
Cork, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Folks, look no further for the best no frills home cooked food in Clonakilty! A wonderful friendly welcome awaits & a banquet of plenty... Best steak I've ever had - anywhere in the world & very generous portions! Good wine list & very reasonably priced menu! Gotta try the Black Pudding starter - yum!! Enjoy....
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Amynellers wrote a review Aug 2011
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wedding in another hotel in clon which was fully booked out so we booked the imperial as it was near.I gave my credit card details as would be the norm. However 3wks before the wedding the hotel the wedding was in got a cancellation and offered us the room. So I cancelled the bookin of the room in the imperial over the phone as they don't have email address . The gentleman on other end said the it was no problem and that he would cancel my booking. Two days after the wedding I noticed the my credit card had been debted for the amount of the room. Rang hotel and explained what had happened they stated that no cancellation had been made by me. after numerous calls made by me plus a written complaint with a copy of my phone bill attached showing date and time I had made phone call to cancel booking i eventually got my money back 2 weeks later with no apologie . It was very stressful tryin to get it back. Would never recommend the hotel to anyone .....
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Date of stay: June 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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IrishCanuk wrote a review Oct 2010
Cork, Ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Imperial for a tag rugby weekend that was on at Inchydoney beach, the rooms barely even had basic necessities in them, it was like going back in time! Since it was quite a big tournament the Imperial seemed to take advantage & change their group rate for this weekend. It almost seemed as though they felt they were doing us a favor by letting us stay, most times there was no one at reception & you needed to go into the bar to find the staff & any requests seemed to be major inconveniences to the staff . Would NEVER stay here again & would warn others not to as well. The hotel lets the town of Clonakilty down.
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Date of stay: August 2010
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sciclifan wrote a tip Jul 2012
York306 contributions130 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't, just dine there!!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Imperial Hotel Clonakilty
Which popular attractions are close to Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Nearby attractions include Michael Collins House (0.4 km), West Cork Model Railway Village (0.4 km), and DeBarras Folk Club (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mirch Masala Indian Restaurant, The Whale's Tail Restaurant, and Scannells Bar.
Is Imperial Hotel Clonakilty located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Clonakilty.
Are there any historical sites close to Imperial Hotel Clonakilty?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Birthplace of Michael Collins (6.6 km).
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