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The Metropole Hotel, Cork

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork, Ireland

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near English Market
  • Free WiFi
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  • The staff, specifically John Crean, manager and Ericka were outstanding. Went way out of…Mar 13, 2020
  • We always stay here when in cork, with good reason , excellent location, friendly staff…Feb 25, 2020

The Metropole Hotel, Cork

from $111
  • Signature Double Room
  • Signature Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room
  • Budget Double Room

What’s around The Metropole Hotel, Cork


  • In Victorian Quarter
  • English Market - 12 min walk
  • University College Cork - 28 min walk
  • Pairc Ui Chaoimh - 37 min walk
  • Everyman Palace Theatre - 1 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Cork Arts Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Savoy Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 8 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 8 min walk
  • Midleton Station - 16 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1897
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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.

The Metropole Hotel, Cork’s small print

Also known as

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


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Metropole Hotel, Cork

  • Does The Metropole Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Metropole Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Metropole Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at The Metropole Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Metropole Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Metropole Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 802 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Ideal hotel for visit to Cork.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice bar. Very convenient location.
Patrick, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Almost perfect...
Everything was great! Well... except the sorta inconvenient parking and the brown water in the tub. Other than that, the staff and service were fantastic! Comfy beds. The location was super convenient, and our view was terrific.
Robert J., us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel with history!
This hotel was fantastic! Location was great and the staff was amazing!
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great value
Hotel was in a great location. The front desk staff was extremely helpful. The room was very nice and comfortable.
Janet, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Mid range hotel in Cork
4 nights in Cork as part of our 2 week Ireland vacation. Hotel was fine...a few things annoying. Secondary elevator did.t work last couple of days. Road work right in front of hotel began at promptly 8am. The bar did not have any food for purchase.. The
us4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel and excellent customer service
We had the most enjoyable stay! We received the highest level of customer service from staff. The concierge, Mr. John Coleman, went above and beyond to assist us with mapping out activities along with instructions, securing our taxi, ordering coach tickets and printing them out for us, storing our luggage and attending to our every need. The hotel rooms were modernized and clean and the beds were comfortable. Great entertainment and bar. Located centrally, we were close to shopping and restaurants. I will definitely visit again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
Leanna, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Dazzled to Mediocrity
While the look and presentation of this hotel is phenomenal, we just weren't very impressed. The staff at both reception and the breakfast nook were slightly rude and not very willing to be helpful at all (though Lorraine was lovely and doing her best). Our room was hot, our window difficult to open, and we were very disappointed to find that construction was under way from early morning to the evening. A heads up on that would have been appreciated. That being said, the beds were comfortable and our college-aged daughter travelling with us was kind enough to point out that "this was way better than anything I could afford."
Robert, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We would stay at the Metropole every time we travel to Cork!
Pamela, us1 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel & good location
Good location 5 minutes walk to center (street noise busy as a result so ask for back room). Room smallish but had adequate facilities (towels, iron, toiletries & kettle etc). Would have liked if they offered green or herbal tea rather than just black breakfast tea. Hotel old but obviously had been renovated in recent years as modern colours and revamped rooms. Free apples & water canisters on every floor. Nice bathroom, but shower knob very stiff to turn on and yellow toilet water. Breakfast not included in room rate so cannot comment but lots of cafes nearby hotel to walk to. No visable recycling bins in rooms or hotel (I’d expect this in 2019 given most people recycle at home so would like to do so when traveling). Car park (€7.50 if you pay in hotel beforehand) 3 minutes walk to hotel. Overall good but could do with some maintenance & little improvements (like being more green & offering modern teas!) to make it fulfill its 4* rating. And some more personal touch.
us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Would recommend for couples and Apple lovers
Very tech friendly, I liked the wireless charging pad. Free apples everywhere!
Chad, us1 night romance trip

The Metropole Hotel, Cork

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