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4.0 out of 5

"The place is on a rough looking street, but once inside, it's a grand place. The only problem they need to address is the single small lift in opera ... " More

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Hotel Description

The Metropole Hotel puts you in the center of Cork, 1 km (0.6 mi) from English Market and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from University College Cork. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a sauna.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 108 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Additionally, 24-hour room service, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, Riverview Restaurant, is open for breakfast. Met Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

You'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Pairc Ui Chaoimh and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Cork University Hospital with a stay at this 4-star Victorian Quarter hotel.

Signature Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$178* Per night/room 22 Mar. - 23 Mar.

Budget Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Metropole Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

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Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
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Guest reviews for The Metropole Hotel

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5 out of 5
The place is on a rough looking street, but once inside, it's a grand place. The only problem they need to address is the single small lift in operation for the whole building, guests and staff... otherwise it was fantastic, all the staff were lovely, and thanks especially to the wonderful waiter Laurent!

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very classy hotel; it had a double & a single bed Coffee & tea Secure safe Iron & hair dryer

Posted by , from Melbourne on 31 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5

Easy access to Cork attractions

refurbished rooms, old world charm. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 22 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel and stafff

Posted by , from wexford on 1 Nov. 2017

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1 out of 5

Don't stay here!

Pros: Location
Cons: Staff inattentiveness, size of the room, crappy cold shower.
It took us ten minutes to check in because the desk attendant kept answering the phone while she was serving us and others. The room was tiny with paper thin walls, which was problematic as people came and went at all hours of the night. There was nearly no hot water in the shower and the water pressure was nonexistent. Moreover, the shower cubicle was so tiny it was difficult to actually move in there. This hotel is in desperate need of an upgrade and staff need a better answering machine. I would urge people not to stay here!

Posted by , from Australia on 26 Oct. 2016

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About the The Metropole Hotel

Location MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A sauna, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at The Metropole Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Cork hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 108 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1897
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Cork Airport (ORK) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Cork Kent Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Metropole Hotel offers 108 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Riverview Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only. A children's menu is available.

The Bistro - This brasserie specializes in regional cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Met Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7.5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Gresham Metropole
  • Gresham Metropole Cork
  • Gresham Metropole Hotel
  • Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
  • Metropole Hotel Cork
  • Metropole Cork
  • The Metropole Hotel Cork
  • The Metropole Hotel Hotel
  • The Metropole Hotel Hotel Cork

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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