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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bedroom was nice but the view is poor, but in general I'd stay here again.Its s perfect location and the staff are very pleaasent.I'm from Cork originally but live in Wales now but I'm very familiar with this hotel haven't lived in Cork for over 20 years.

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Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel very nice and friendly staff. Excellent location. Great breakfast and the fact that it was available until 12 was brilliant. Used pool which was very nice a bit cool but staff had informed me that there was a problem with pool heating.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dea H2362Q Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The fact that we serve breakfast until 12 noon at the weekend is very popular with all our guests and I'm glad you were able to take advantage of it too. Our central located on MacCurtain street is ideal to explore what is...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back from a very enjoyable weekend break in the Metropole. Highlights included very friendly staff, great choice and value at breakfast, bar and restaurant facilities were also very good. Only downside was very poor service in the residents bar on Saturday night, but overall a very pleasant stay at a nice hotel, centrally located when visiting Cork city

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 865declans, Many thanks for your review. We here at the Met are always striving to ensure all guests’ that stay with us have a warm, welcoming, comfortable and smooth experience, so to read your review and learn that their hard work is paying off is just great! I'm sorry about the service in the residents bar, I'll talk to...

Waterville, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was really looking forward to staying here as a Valentines treat. Had passed through previously and the lobby is very impressive and bar lovely. Location is great . However, on arrival lady on desk checked us in whilst on the telephone to another employee giving her the weekend working hours. Room décor was tired and old, as was the bathroom....

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon03510, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I was very sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations. I can assure you that your experience does not reflect the standard that we set for ourselves and I would be grateful if you would contact me directly so we can discuss your recent stay...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting family in Cork, the city has a vibrant atmosphere of all you could wish for, the hotel has friendly and helpful staff, however the Metropole doesn't live up to its grand name. Room ,of the three sockets in the room ,one works correctly. Recharging of modern day phones,tablets,and other devices is tricky. Noisey motors in the bathroom air vent...

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear alworkhannon, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I was very sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations. I would like to thank you for your feedback and your comments are greatly appreciated. I would be grateful if you would contact me directly so we can discuss your recent stay further. I do...

Portlaoise, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights of the fantastic Cork International Poetry Festival. The hotel is ideally located close to the Cork Arts Theatre and within easy walking distance of the various other event locations within the city.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Iras2016, Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our central located on MacCurtain street is ideal to explore what is fast becoming a destination street with fantastic bars and restaurants close by. I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Met again soon. Kind regards, Roger...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal location for shops, theatre etc. Friendly and helpful staff. Great breakfast, speedy Wifi. Good value for money. It's nice that you can use the pool and sauna, although the sauna facilities were not very hygienic. The rule was to wear swim clothes. That is really against all sauna rules.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear B5146MSlindas, Many thanks for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Met again soon. Kind regards, Roger Russell General Manager rrussell@themetropolehotel.ie

Dublin 15
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location brilliant so so central Food excellent Hotel so bright and class The staff made everything from Reception to all over house so friendly and helpful it's great to know this service is around Cork

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Francis M, Many thanks for your review. We here at the Met are always striving to ensure all guests’ that stay with us have a warm, welcoming, comfortable and smooth experience, so to read your review and learn that their hard work is paying off is just great! I hope I get the chance to welcome you back to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in the hotel for a one night break, everything on hand or could be bought in the Spar across the road. Food excellent, spent a couple of hours between the pool, sauna, steam and jacuzzi. Breakfast overlooking the Lee.

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Dear Martina W, Many thanks for your review. We here at the Met are always striving to ensure all guests’ that stay with us have a warm, welcoming, comfortable and smooth experience, so to read your review and learn that their hard work is paying off is just great! I hope I get the chance to welcome you back to...

Dundalk, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location within easy walking distance of Kent railway station and the city centre. The temperature in the bar and in the corridors was a little low, but this was not a major issue. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Dear Lawrence M, Many thanks for your review. It always puts a smile on my face to hear that all our team members here aid in each guests’ journey with us, I will happily pass on your kind words to them; no doubt they will be very proud of themselves. I apologise that you found your our bar & lobby...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the finest of Cork City Centre Hotels, The Metropole Hotel in Cork is just a short stroll from the many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres, galleries and of course the business district of Cork, making it an ideal location for Cork City Hotel breaks and business travellers alike. During your stay in this superb Cork city hotel, you will be accommodated in one of 112 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.Part of Tifco Hotel Group, The Metropole Hotel is a 3 star Cork City Centre Hotel designed to cater for the every need of the business professional requiring a hotel in Cork City, from our business rooms, event facilites and suite of twelve conference rooms through to the complimentary Wi-Fi internet access offered throughout the hotel, you will find plenty to make your stay as thought provoking as you would like. All guests staying at The Metropole Hotel, can also enjoy complimentary access to the Leisure Centre. Leeside Leisure is a White Flag Awarded Leisure Centre with superb facilities, which include a 20m Swimming Pool, with three pool areas, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room and a fully equiped gym with cardiovascular and weights area. External memberships are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Metropole Hotel

Address: MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Formerly The Gresham Metropole Cork)
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range: $117 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Metropole Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
The Gresham Metropole Cork Hotel Cork
Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
Gresham Metropole Cork
Metropole Hotel Cork
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Cork
#17 Family Hotel in Cork
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