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3.9 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 267 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.1
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.6
  • Condition
    3.7
  • Neighborhood
    4.0

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"4/5"
Standard Room smaller than expected but since it was just me it was fine. Decent breakfast and free wifi included, central location to see/walkaround Cork as well as connect to rail and bus stations for travel in country.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Apr 17, 2015
Stephen
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, close to amenities"
Great place, close to buses. Probably the only con was the noise. Seems like the doors to the rooms are not sound proof at all. Having someone talking outside your room almost sounded like the person was in your room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
Stephanie
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Centrally located"
Comfortable hotel in the Victorian quarter of Cork. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a choice of full Irish or Continental and served in a pleasant room overlooking the river.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 17, 2015
David
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Music"
Fantastic
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Apr 10, 2015
Andrew
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Bad customer service"
On our return to the hotel on the night of our stay we were stopped by a doorman who told us we were not guests of the hotel. When we told him our room number he continued to say we were not guests and that some one had already returned to the hotel to stay in that room. Only on production of our key did he believe we were guests. This is not the way to treat paying customers and I would not stay again as a result.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 5, 2015
Mary Ellen
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Cork City Centre hotel."
We had a very early hospital appointment in Cork City. We live nearly two hours drive away so decided to make an overnight stay. It was a good decision. All the staff were charming and helpful, arranging for morning call and a taxi. We stayed in to eat and enjoyed our meal very much in the pleasant bar surroundings. No time to experience breakfast, but hopefully next time. We are planning to avail of the special offer for Cork Jazz Festival.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 10, 2015
Marion
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect location"
Practically next door to the Everyman Theatre! Lovely old hotel with a very comfortable feel. We have stayed there before and will do so again. However, neither the food nor the food service was up to par on either occasion, so we won't be eating there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 24, 2015
Maggy
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice hotel in need of modernisation"
Hotel that has lots of charm but in need of refurbishment
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 13, 2015
Aidan
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Grand Old Dame - retirement is a good idea!"
Tired hotel with very mixed service. Beds need sent to the incinerator- roll into dips. Public areas been spruced up but not quite made the grade. Needs shut and ripped out, maybe time for this Grand Old Dame to bow out?
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Feb 4, 2015
James
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"okay, needs to be given what shown."
Room not same as shown online. Was shown an amazing room online, got there and had just enough space to walk around the bed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 8, 2015
Daniel
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good location. Great staff."
I really enjoyed my stay there and will definitely be back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 2, 2015
Mairead
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant Hotel Lovely Staff"
Vegetarians not very well catered for at breakfast time. Triple room a little on small side for 3 adults. Other than that this hotel very well located for the City. All the staff we came across were lovely especially the Manager. Would stay again if visiting Cork.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Dec 21, 2014
PAMELA
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfortable and charming hotel"
A very nice hotel. 2 adults and a toddlers had plenty of room in our modest hotel room. The bathroom was surprisingly big. The hotel is very nice. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet looking over the river. Surprisingly, it has a very nice gym and one of the most beautiful pools I've ever seen!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Dec 17, 2014
Dave
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hospitality"
staff were very kind and helpful, the hotel has a warm friendly atmosphere. Its only five minutes stroll to the main part of cork city.We`ll stay there again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Dec 16, 2014
deirdre
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent location"
Perfect location, ideal for restaurants and bars, close to the main shopping centre, and with views over the river. Well-maintained hotel. The reception staff were superb, unbelievably helpful. and contributed significantly to the enjoyment of our stay. Service at breakfast was not always attentive.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 12, 2014
Rod
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Good but needs refurbishment"
Expensive for what it is. I love the building itself. Huge potential with a big refurbishment. Needs complete overhaul.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 26, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great base to explore Cork"
Hotel was great. Excellent staff and great location. Very noisy guests returning to their rooms at 3-4 am though. Bad guests rather than the hotels fault.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Nov 21, 2014
Tom
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant stay at the Gresham in Cork"
Spent a comfortable night. Great supper at Isaacs accross the road. Topped up with a great pint of Kinsale Pale Ale & a tot of Connemara 18 year old single cask whiskey at the Bierhaus. The hotel is very conveniently located to enjoy being in Cork. Great place.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 18, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to railway station and city centre"
Wonderful welcome and helpful staff at all levels. Good food and comfortable rooms
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 28, 2014
Samuel
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Convenient location for city centre
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Oct 20, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good Stay at Cork's Metropole"
My stay wasfor one night. It was very pleasant and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is not too clinical which is a great change. Irish people would like this type of hotel. It has all the charm of the old world days, in keeping with all the facilities one would expect in a modern hotel. The Metropole is a good way to experience Ireland and Cork especially. Cork is unique and the people are friendly but also business like.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 19, 2014
Gerard
IE
1.0 / 5Poor
"poor Room - terrible food"
Extremely uncomfortable room - double bed shoved against one of the walls, resulted in one of us having to climb over the other to access the Bathroom at night. Bed covers and pillows very sub-standard. Resteurant menu extremly poor for Dinner - very little choice and what was on offer not very nice. poorly cooked - poorly presented. Breakfast just as bad. Will NOT BE BACK.!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 4, 2014
J. Hogan
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Close proximity to services"
Enjoyed it
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 16, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Friendly helpful staff (who let me store some food in the hotel fridge), lovely food, great location near to train and town centre. Also loved the swimming pool & facilities. Slightly annoyed that I was suddenly charged for 2 breakfasts when I checked out as I thought that was included in the price but maybe it was my misunderstanding. Would stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 12, 2014
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Too much for too little"
This hotel came highly recommended, and indeed it's aesthetically lovely and classic. Spacious, well adorned lobby and ornate halls. But the rooms are tiny, and for the cost it's not worth it. The rooms have no electrical outlets in reach of the bed, which is very inconvenient. They're equipped with old analog television sets instead of flatscreens. Also, no environmental controls. Definitely not worth the money, wouldn't recommend.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 8, 2014
Robert
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
Hotel needs serious upgrade, very poor condition above ground floor very outdated. Not value for money.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 5, 2014
Liam
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location-right in the centre"
The Gresham Metropole has a great old-glamour feel in the lobby and the rooms are also nice (if a little small and dated). Staff are extremely friendly and efficient. The best thing is the location-right between the train station and centre of the city and more affordable than other similar hotels nearby.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 11, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, could do with air-con!"
Our room was a standard double, and was a good size - with wardrobe, dressing table, TV and another table, as well as a medium size double bed. Ensuite was in good condition, shower was hot with excellent water pressure. Only problem was that we visited in August and the room became very hot overnight and in the mornings, so we had to keep the window open constantly (which didn't make much difference!)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 13, 2014
Natasha
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Centrally located short walk to the city"
Good hotel and easy to get to. Only downfall is the hotel has no car park but a 24 hour car park is only a minute walk away.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 12, 2014
tom
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very good"
Hassle free excellent friendly staff good food great gym my favourite hotel in Cork
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 30, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Best years are behind it"
This is a hotel that has reminents of great days but they are behind it. The room was small, it had a double and single bed and I have no idea why, there wasn't room for both and the double was very, very small as a result. That said, the room was very clean and the bathroom was very clean and tidy also. I used the pool, it was small and a bit out of date but clean and functional. There was only one tiny lift that was desperately slow - and the walk to the room once I got out of the lift took forever, it seemed like bits of annexes have been added on to the hotel over the years as it had a lot of twists and turns. The bar was ok, I didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the food. The charge for parking was €7.50 - a bit annoying. I stayed on a Saturday night and the rate for a double was €129 - the same as the other hotels like the Clarion, but this was nowhere nearly as nice as the Clarion. It needs to be overhauled, the decor is very out of date. But if the rate was cheaper it would have been fine, it was overpriced for what it is.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 26, 2014
A Traveler
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"No parking. Small room. Lovely hotel."
The staff here were great and the hotel is beautiful. Our room on the 4th floor was uncomfortably small. We only had 2 pillows between us and there was no bath. The parking situation was disappointing. Carpark is a block away which was fine but charged at €7.50 per day. I hadn't noticed this when I booked and was not made aware of it until check out. Overall fine but for a little more money could have had a much better experience in another hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 26, 2014
C.Cullen
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Central hotel"
Good location on the river. Spacious hotel with character. Splendid breakfast buffet. Good hotel bar with a relaxed atmosphere. Staff friendly and efficient. Would stay again and recommend.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 25, 2014
Adam and Ben
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great location for shopping"
great location for shopping. service at breakfast could be better
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1 night trip with friends Jun 9, 2014
E.+T.
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice city centre hotel"
Leisure centre and gym nice.. Showers in room lovely.. Good location
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 18, 2014
Dee
IE
3.0 / 5Good
The location is great and staff friendly. The mattress on the bed was too soft for my liking but the room was clean and well maintained. We had a problem with a noise which started at 6am on our first modrning and sounded like a power shower or air conditioner. When it was still audible later that day I contacted reception and they very quickly identified the source and rectified the matter. Otherwise the room was quiet.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 23, 2014
John
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice lobby poor rooms"
Nice lobby and bar and great location. The rooms were very basic.
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1 night business trip Apr 24, 2014
Chris
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Very helpful staff and great location. Gresham is great value value for money
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1 night trip Apr 13, 2014
steve
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
The room we had was very simple - it wouldn't quality as a 3-star stay. Perhaps a 2. We arrived in the late evening so didn't see the condition of the room until the morning and the walls and floor (carpet) were dirty. Hotel was painting with very strong smelling oils that woke us up the next morning. The bathroom was in poor condition and the 'hotel pool' is actually a club nearby that wasn't open when we arrived. We wouldn't choose the Gresham again - we had much better luck in Dublin, Ballybunion and Sligo.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Apr 17, 2014
A Traveler
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Ok - it was fine."
We found it to be fine, though nothing exceptional. Bed was a bit on the small side and the shower was a bit idiosyncratic, but everything worked after a fashion.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 11, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Couple of things weren't ideal; room-rate very reasonably , add an average buffet breakfast and the not-included off-site parking and it becomes far from cheap. To park you've to pull up in the loading area, if there isn't a coach in it, get a parking ticket, go back to the car, park in Patrick's Quay then come back, not ideal, but given city centre location necessary.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 25, 2014
Simon Carroll
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very friendly staff"
We would certainly be happy to return
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1 night romance trip Mar 22, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very friendly staff"
When we complained that our room was cold, as radiators not working, staff obligingly provided a free standing radiator.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 21, 2014
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
Room was very small...window opened out onto a wall of adjacent building! Parking was not mentioned in booking so was driving around for a while looking for parking...wasn't until I rang that I found out you get a car park ticket from hotel and that it was €7 a day! Location was very good though!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 15, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"very good"
Overall very happy. Ingrid in particular deserves special mention for her outstanding ability at her job. A true asset to the hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 15, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lone traveller"
Perfect location in city, fantastic leisure facilities, comfortable bed.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 21, 2014
Susie
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Breakfast was not very good!"
Staff were very friendly and room was clean. Breakfast buffet was poor! Food had been left out for some time on hot plates and was well over cooked.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 12, 2014
Andy S
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location!"
The hotel was perfectly located to restos, shops, everything city centre related. We had an issue with the heat not working in our room and they didn't ask any questions and immediately moved us. My only negative about this hotel was that the regular rooms didn't have a small sitting area as hotels often do with a couple of chairs and a table. Other than that it was a great stay and great value for the money.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Mar 2, 2014
Monika
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"handy and helpful"
The location was perfect for my needs and the staff was helpful. The room was very clean and suitable for my overnight stay.
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1 night trip Jan 30, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"comfy beds"
Was a lovely Hotel beds where comfy fantastic service would stop there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 29, 2014
raymond
GB
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