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Imperial Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Located in the very heart of the city the Imperial Hotel is the most central hotel in Cork. It is less than a minute’s walk from Cork’s main shopping district, restaurants and nightlife. It's ambience exudes a historical elegance with contemporary touches and boasts luxurious air conditioned rooms and the tranquil Escape Spa, an oasis of calm in the city centre. The bedrooms styles are elegant featuring state of the art smart TVs, free WiFi, Nespresso machines and Orla Kiely toiletries. In the Pembroke Restaurant, a high standard of Irish cuisine is created each evening using fresh fish, meat and vegetables from the local market. Guests can enjoy a coffee or light lunch in Lafayette's Brasserie. Carvery lunch is also served in the Pembroke daily. At the spa, guests can indulge in treatments including an aqua body polish, signature facials and Aveda or Voya massages. Car parking is available for an additional fee in a private car park located a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
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Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
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Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 100 out of 100
188Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
83Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We arrived at the hotel around 12:30 in the afternoon and although check in is at 3:00, they allowed us to check in early with no additional fee to pay. The room was very nice and clean. They had signs in the room stating that if we were not satisfied 10/10 to let them know.
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Response from BastienPeyraud-Imper, General Manager at Imperial Hotel
Responded today
Dear SandraWPetrin, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that your stay was a 10/10 experience. We have recently renovated the bulk of our bedrooms and we are finishing the remainder of them as we speak. I am delighted to see that there couldn't be a fault found which is what we are aiming for with all guest experiences. The hotel is so ideally located I agree, with us being right in the middle of the city center you genuinely cannot get any closer to the main shopping districts. I do hope to see you return to our hotel again in the near future for an even better experience. With kind regards, Bastien Payraud, General Manager
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Hotel's Favorite
A special thanks to Mark Flynn, Manager who made our stay a very special one. Ideally located and rich in history this hotel is a jewel in the crown that is Cork. Its a firm favourite and I stay here when returning to my hometown without fail. Friendly staff and a breakfast
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Response from BPeyraud, Directeur général at Imperial Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Maol65, Thanks for your very sweet review, With a bit more than 200 years of history, The Imperial Hotel has been the very first hotel in Cork and I am glad that you made it your "home away from home". Mark is one of our great talent within The Imperial Family and he will for sure be very happy to know he made your stay very special and memorable. We are located in the heart of the city and our guest just need to walk a very few minutes to visit what is another great part of the Cork's history, the English Market, where are many of our food suppliers. I hope you will be with us very soon again, My Best Regards, Bastien
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we stayed in the hotel for a two night spring break from the time we checked in till we checked out we had a great time the hotel is beautiful.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel was a few minutes walk from the main street will happily return to hotel again we
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Response from BastienPeyraud-Imper, General Manager at Imperial Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear kathleen f, Thank you so very much for the review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are so lucky to have such fantastic staff on board here with us so thank you for acknowledging them especially Mithu who is one of our longest serving employees. He will be thrilled to hear your kind words. With the hotel being on the door step of all that the city has to offer we are definitely in a prime location for tourists to the city such as yourself. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards, Bastien Peyraud General Manager
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Had an amazing time in Cork and the hotel added to it. Everyone we came in contact with in the hotel we're so friendly and so helpful, the food was also delicious. Can't wait to go back. Had a lovely relaxing time.Thank you
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Response from BastienPeyraud-Imper, General Manager at Imperial Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear JoanieD1711, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Imperial Hotel. Our mission is to ensure all guests have a fantastic time when they stay with us and having such a great team on board help to make that possible, I genuinely couldn't ask for more than that. With the hotel being in the city center we are at the doorsteps of all of the finest producers of food which make serving delicious meals in our Pembroke restaurant so easy, please Please do keep an eye out for our wonderful packages and hopefully we will welcome you back sooner rather than later. Regards, Bastien Payraud, General Manager
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Wonderful experience, with excellent service, high quality food, pleasant and comfortable ambient, affordable prices... Would highly recomend for everyone to take sime time and tease yourselves... We went there to celebrate my birthday, and stay for almost three hours...our
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Response from BastienPeyraud-Imper, General Manager at Imperial Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear jenetru, Happy Belated Birthday. Thank you so much for the wonder review. The Pembroke Restaurants is one of corks finest well known places to dine and I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed every last second of your time here. The staff are extremely hands on especially Mithu who goes above and beyond to make sure that each guest leave with a smile on their face. I will be thrilled to share your kind words with him. Please do come back to visit us again '' don't wait another year '' every weekend can be a reason to spoil yourself. Looking forward to seeing you again My Best Bastien Payraud, General Manager
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Is there a swimming pool? Thanks.
There is a Vitality Suite, with tropical, rain and mist showers, an Aroma and Salt Grottos, and a small hydrotherapy pool. Free for hotel guest during the week and at 18 euros during the weekend
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Hi Lynn, It would be the 226 bus from Cork Airport and stops on the South Mall which is where the hotel is also located. Prices for an adult are €3.90 single and €6.50 return. Hope this helps. Looking forward to welcoming you to the Imperial Hotel, Mark
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Does the Imperial Hotel offer disability parking?
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There is only one Sinead and she is still here being so wonderful
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You need to go online to the hotel site.
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"There was a step to get into our bathroom, not sure how the other rooms are."
"our room was overlooking the side street and the windows are soundproofed"
"Bedrooms overlooking the Mall very nicely decorated"
"Ask for a quite location."
"Specify when booking if you want a room on the quieter side of the hotel."
$130 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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