Imperial - Cork

South Mall, Cork, Ireland, 00000show map
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The comfortable Imperial Hotel is a 4-star property that offers friendly services in a warm setting. Renovated in 2011, the hotel features traditional architecture.

The venue is 2 km away from Cork City Gaol . The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Cork.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to a mall, fairgrounds and a market.

Guests can reach Imperial Hotel from Cork airport within 15 minutes' drive.


Offering climate control, flat-screen TV, a dining area, a laptop and ironing facilities, luxury guestrooms boast a fantastic interior. Some rooms have the city view. These rooms have carpet floor and elegant furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the café each morning. There is a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes on site. The lobby bar serves snacks and grills. Guests can dine at Arthur Mayne's Wine Bar and Jacob's on the Mall located within 5 minutes' walk away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


The property offers a business center, a conference room and a catering service for business needs.


On-site treatments include aromatherapy, facials and massage. Active travelers will appreciate fitness classes and a gym available on site.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   125.

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Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet


Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation




Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics


  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome pack


  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries


  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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  • Nearby
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  • City landmarks
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Cork Butter Museum LtdCork Butter Museum Ltd2300 ft
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Cork Opera HouseCork Opera House1000 ft
Lavitt's Quay GalleryLavitt's Quay Gallery400 ft
City Hall City Hall 900 ftGeorge's Quay
Old English Market\/City MarketOld English Market\/City Market1000 ftGrand Parade Cork City
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OrsoOrso100 ft8 Pembroke street
The Glandore InnThe Glandore Inn100 ftGlandore
Jacob's on the MallJacob's on the Mall200 ft30 South Mall
Dinty CollinsDinty Collins100 ftUnion Hall
Diva Cafe and coffee houseDiva Cafe and coffee house100 ftBallinspittle
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Páirc Uí ChaoimhPáirc Uí Chaoimh1.5 mi
Cork Public MuseumCork Public Museum1.0 mi
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Getting around
Cork (ORK)4.0 mi
Bantry (BYT)46.2 mi
Kent Railway Station3700 ft
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FabulousBased on  178  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The classical decor of the hotel & room and plush bathroom. The fact that there was free wi fi in all areas of the hotel.

    The parking was very difficult to find even though the hotel supplied us with a map as it turns out the roads was closed so we had to go around the block few times to find it., and it was quite a walk to and from the hotel especially leaving with hand luggage ( we didn’t want to risk going back to the hotel to collect our bags as we might not find our way back)

  • 10.0

    Nice hotel, food was nice, location is perfect

    Bathroom could do with updating

  • 9.2

    found the hotel central effecient clean and good value for money check in/out flawlessmeal lovely concierge very helpful and as we booked in early our bag was in our room when we arrived back from shopping

    over aggressive securityman. our child has been sick for eight weeks. as a result we have been confined to the house day and night until she recovered. the week end break was a spur of the moment idea to unwind. my wife understandibly was tired but as we were enjoying the music in the bar and it being our 1st night in so long she preferred to let me stay up and tended to nod off. while i appreciate the staff's need to not have people sleeping in the bar i do not appreciate this man's attitude and approach. i am 54 yrs old and to now have not been treated and more especially cant tolerate my wife being treatwd in this manner.i tried to complain at the desk and repeated requests for his name only led to the security man comeing up and threatening me. check your cctv i am sure it's there. so overall most disturbing

  • 8.2

    Location is excellent.

    Bar staff were very unfriendly. When we asked for residents facilities, we were treated like criminals.

  • 9.2

    A most enjoyable stay there, made more pleasant by the efficiency and helpful attitude of all the staff.

  • 8.8

    The location is great for shopping and the bar meals were good in the middle of the day. Being able to leave our luggage at the hotel was useful as we arrived on an early morning flight and didn't fly out until 7p.m. The rooms were comfortable. If our stay had been longer, we would have tried some of the spa treatments.

    The hot breakfast used to be waiter served and I did not like the buffet as I am quite short and could not reach items at the back of the heated cabinet.

  • 7.8

    great location. cafe in hotel was excellent. lovely old style hotel

    I got sick after my dinner in the hotel - prawns must be gone off

  • 6.6

    The only thing that we found unsatisfactory was the fact that the room wasn't cleaned over the two days we were there even though we had asked the staff.

  • 10.0

    Location, for marathon

    The spa not open after the marathon,

  • 9.2

    The receptionist I came into contact with on my arrival was very friendly and relaxed. We actually had a good natter and laugh.

    We were at a bar in town until about 1.30am on a bank holiday sunday night, but when we got back to the hotel, there was no residence bar open.

  • 10.0

    Friendly staff; great beds; good showers

    No guest safes in room; cleaning on this trip was not 100% (although I did stay in the room until midday so perhaps I didn't get the usual good crew)

  • 7.8

    Location is perfect for city centre shopping and night life

    Rooms are old style.

  • 9.2

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent for visiting Cork city and shopping.

    Parking facilities! The private car park is handy but is not very convenient to the hotel, specially if it is raining or you have lots of bags. If you have a lot of luggage it means walking to the parking garage then driving back again to the hotel to pick up the bags.

  • 9.2

    High class, descrete service and stunning breakfast

    For such a hotel the wireless internetconnection was really unacceptably slow and even sometimes failing. This is really not acceptable for a hotel in this class and for businesspeople. Just consider installing cable and provide evrybody with a cable for his/her laptop

  • 9.2

    Comfortable beds in Superior Room; good showers;good breakfast.

    No guest safes in room.

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FabulousBased on  178 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Cork (ORK)4.0 mi
Bantry (BYT)46.2 mi
Kent Railway Station3700 ft
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