Imperial - Cork

South Mall, Cork, Ireland, 00000show map
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FabulousBased on  249 reviews
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Overview

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.

Rooms

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. 

Services

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

Relax

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

Internet

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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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

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

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • 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

Dining

  • 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

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

Children

  • 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
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Murphy's BreweryMurphy's Brewery2000 ft
St. Finbarr's CathedralSt. Finbarr's Cathedral2300 ft
CIT Crawford College of Art and DesignCIT Crawford College of Art and Design2700 ft
Kent Railway StationKent Railway Station3300 ft
Cork Vision CentreCork Vision Centre2000 ft
Cork Butter Museum LtdCork Butter Museum Ltd2300 ft
The Opera HouseThe Opera House1000 ft
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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St Finbarrs HospitalSt Finbarrs Hospital4300 ft
Saint Mary's Health CampusSaint Mary's Health Campus1.4 mi
Musgrave ParkMusgrave Park1.1 mi
Páirc Uí ChaoimhPáirc Uí Chaoimh1.5 mi
Cork Public MuseumCork Public Museum1.0 mi
Cork City GaolCork City Gaol1.2 mi
Frankfield Golf ClubFrankfield Golf Club2.0 mi
Douglas Golf ClubDouglas Golf Club2.0 mi
University College CorkUniversity College Cork5000 ft
Blarney Woollen MillsBlarney Woollen Mills4.8 miBlarney, County Cork, Blarney
Blarney Stone Blarney Stone 4.8 mi Ireland
Cobh Heritage CentreCobh Heritage Centre8.0 miLower Road
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Getting around
Airports
Cork (ORK)4.0 mi
Bantry (BYT)46.2 mi
Train
Kent Railway Station3700 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  249  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    I have stayed at the Imperial around 6 or 7 times over a number of years and the rooms have never been their best feature but I have to say the room I had this time had two windows both of which opened partially and the only thing you could see out of either window was the airconditioning pipes/ they were literally less than a foot form the window and I dont know if it was because this was the first time I had booked the hotel through your site or because I elected to have a smoking room - either way forgetting about the fact that you literally couldnt see daylight out of the room it was unbearably hot - I understand the hotel dont have aircon but it is one of the worst rooms I have staying in at any hotel and I was very disspointed that when I mentioned this in the morning no one seemed interested in what I had to say - I would say I have always reccomended the hotel but I wont be doing that again and I am very unlkely to stay myself - I have usually been with a party who would take a number of rooms in the past and it is a shame but I think it will be Jurys for me in future also I have only ever got a cab from the airport before but I drove this time and the car park is very a good hike away and I would expect a 4 star hotel to have much better rooms but also valet parking given the distance to the car park - very dissapoinitng and I had taken a friend who hadnt been before so I felt even worse

    I have realsied I have compeleted these boxes in the wrong order - the thing I love about the Imperial is the location and the food is always good but the comments I have made above did spoil my trip on this occasion

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Mostly the staff who were so helpful and friendly. Was attending my dauthers wedding everything about the hotel and the day itself could not be any better. And I would never stay there as I only live four miles away so for anyone visiting cork a pleasant surprise awaits. Thank you.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Initially we were given a room on the first floor which was next to the noisy kitchen extractor (which operates late at night and early mornings), however, the hotel manager provided us with an alternative room which was very comfortable. The staff at the hotel were very pleasant, the room very comfortable and the bathroom had a great shower! Overall we had a great experience and would recommend the Imperial Hotel due to its central location.

    At €119 for a room - the hotel is more expensive than some of it's contemporary peers.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The location of the hotel is very convenient. Hotel is comfortable, clean and the stuff is friendly and helpfull.

    The stuff ignored or did not managed within 2 days to exchange broken bulb in my room, however I requested that.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Particular members of staff provided superb service.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Efficient friendly atmosphere - oldworld ambience. A resident's lounge would be a useful addition.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Hotel room was supposed to be suite. It certainly was not. Our room phone was not working and ruined our first day. Our night was ruined as room did not have temp thermostat and we ended up roasted alive. There was a fan which was useless! I've traveled all over the world and this experience in Cork Imperial was the worst!

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We stayed at the hotel because of a family wedding being held there. The staff in particular were extremely friendly and helpful in all areas of the hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Its a very central location.. Lots happening nearby and in hotel...Great fish at the fish Hatch run by the hotel..Generarly a good feel about the place..We will be staying again on next trip tp Cork..

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were so helpful. We asked for a street view in our booking, they were unable to provide us with same on our first night but offered us a breakfast and a drink in lieu .On the following day we received a room with a streetview as promised,

  • 7.4
    Very good

    yes had a great time in cork hotel very good and staff very helpfull will be back.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff were excellent, especially the ladies at the check in desk, they let us check in a bit early as we had travelled since 5am! They also gave us good advice on where the good spots were for food and drink.Much appreciated. Room was also excellent, spacious with everything you need. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    1. Proximity 2. Big, very comfy bed ! 3.

    1.Hotel residents have to pay extra to use the spa facilities. 2.Loo handel had fallen off !! 3.Bottem of bath tub panel had been damaged. 4.Missing tile in bathroom. 5.Small room. 6.Car park was down another road.Not Far but enough to be an inconvenience 7.Batteries in remote control did not work.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    staff were excellent. had headache when I arrived and receptionist was so kind. Food was only ok...i thought it would be nicer. however the restaurant staff were efficient and super helpful. also breakfast was delicious and had wide choice

    evening meal food. fish was greasy as were chips.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    loction was central. Good breakfast. nice cafe. car park nearby,

    Room was too small and noisy ( boiler outside room ). Too expensive.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  249 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 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cork (ORK)4.0 mi
Bantry (BYT)46.2 mi
Train
Kent Railway Station3700 ft
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