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Imperial Hotel

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#11 of 23 Hotels in Cork
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I booked a double room on Booking.com the day before. We arrived around 2.30 pm and were informed our room was not ready but we could park our car in a dirty run down car park 7mins away from the hotel and then come back to reception to see if a room had become available. We parked the car which...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very good place to organize conference and have a rest in the city. Spacious conference rooms but roller blinds might have been better. A very good location, nice and clean triple room and tasty breakfast! I very recommend this place.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stay here every time I am in Cork. It's a comfortable hotel with friendly staff, and has a great buffet breakfast available in the restaurant to start off my days in town. Centrally located to shopping, pubs, restaurants, it also has a good bar right in the hotel.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 2 nights with my husband to celebrate his 40th birthday. They were so friendly and helpful. Rooms were spotless. Lovely atmosphere in the bar. On the first night we ate in their restaurant and it was excellent. Location couldn't be more central. Highly recommend. Will definitely return soon

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Thank Catherine M
FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine M, Congratulations to your husband again for reaching the 40 milestone. Delighted you decided to spend that important day with us to celebrate. Thank you too for the positive comments about your experiences in the restaurant and the bar. We never take the positives for granted! We just appreciate the impact the positivity the comments has on the...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Imperial Hotel provided a warm Irish welcome to me and the students I travel with. Our rooms were well-appointed, warm, and cozy. My students all raved about the breakfast, both the service and the food. The attention to history--expressed through pictures and documents posted on the walls--is a plus. Centrally located, perfect for walking.

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rosyg789, Thank you so much for the wonderful positive comments about our hotel. We are all so delighted that the students thoroughly enjoyed their visit to our hotel and wonderful city. We like to think, we pay close attention to the breakfast offering and are proud of the varied types of foods on offer. We know how important the...

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Imperial Hotel is conveniently located in the best part of Cork for dining , shopping and bar hopping & that is about the best thing I can say about the place. The service was indifferent, not rude but barely friendly. When we 1st checked in the heat wasn't working, nor was the coffee machine. The television was hard to...

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travelingtarheel81, We truly apologise that your recent stay with us did not meet your expectations on this occasion. We acknowledge that certain things were out of our control and yet certain things were, that led to your disappointment. We do not make excuses for the drop in our standards but thanks to this forum we are able to re-assess...

County Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

came to spend some time with my Cork friends over Christmas. Excellent location, bar and restaurant recently made over and both are very open and welcoming, Dealt with Sinead at reception, couldn't have been friendlier or nicer, just like all the staff we encountered. Stayed in a Classic Double great nights sleep and finally, the decorations were fantastic, loved the...

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daltesse, Happy new year to you! Thank you so much for the great comments, as you can tell we love Christmas at the Imperial hotel and to have guests really appreciate the hard work that goes into it, makes it so much more special to us. Sinead is indeed a shinning example of who we are and the exuberance...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went in here for some evening cocktails on a Friday evening, great service, love the decor and fab drinks. Special thanks to Lorraine, made us feel very welcome, great ambassador for the place, will defiantly be back

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pierce L. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments here. We appreciate that even to write down just a few lines takes more than just a minute. But the positive comments about 7 'seventy six' (a bar we are truly proud of) makes it even more special. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit...

Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from 1 night B& B. This was our fifth visit and I do not understand why it not rated in TA top three. We have stayed in other Cork hotels but the Imperial has everything. Great central location, helpful and friendly staff (thanks for the trad pub recommendation),warm atmosphere,amazing decor, great food, comfortable room. Just perfect for a...

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin H, Thank you for the high praise indeed and thank you for being such a loyal customer of ours. It is our pleasure to continue to serve you and your travelling companion. We are so proud that you continually return to us and we promise to always go out of our way to ensure that every customer has...

Dubai, U.A.E.
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had not stayed in this hotel for over 20 years. Even though our stay was for just one night, I realize how much I've missed out over all those years From the time we arrived at reception to check in, it was truly delightful in every respect. The two girls at reception who checked us in gave us our...

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FrederikPotgieter, General Manager at Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear silverfox711, I cannot express how delighted we were to receive your comments. It is my pleasure to pass these on to the reception team, Charlie, Lynda and Simona not to mention Christine in the restaurant. We are equally delighted that you found our hotel to be a little home from home and we look forward to welcoming you back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Imperial and Escape Spa and Hair Salon is a magical hotel that blends the warmth and intimacy of times past with the style and luxury of a contemporary hotel. Its design merges the traditional and the contemporary to create an environment with a unique warm and welcoming personality. Recently refurbished, the Imperial Hotel has 130 beautifully appointed rooms, new executive suites and rooftop penthouse suite. Escape Salon and Spa offers the perfect fusion of natural and holistic treatments in the most luxurious of settings. Irelands 1st Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Imperial Hotel

Address: 76 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Price Range: £94 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Imperial Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Imperial Hotel With Escape Salon
Imperial Hotel Cork
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Cork
#7 Family Hotel in Cork
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cork
#9 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#13 Business Hotel in Cork
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“Corner suite very spacious only bad point having to pay for leisure centre”
 of 5 bubbles paulinewalsh41, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quite room away for the main road and the function room. I actually found if you go to the upper floors it's quitter.”
 of 5 bubbles 923valerieq, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“spend a little extra on an upgrade room. request a quieter one if you dislike noise.”
 of 5 bubbles miriam123dublin4, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a street view.”
 of 5 bubbles JimMoening, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with walk in shower as they appear to be more modern”
 of 5 bubbles 232hillaryb, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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