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New Prague, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I recently stayed at the Imperial Hotel in Cork, Ireland. It is located in a great location within walking distance to shops, bars, restaurants. The room was recently renovated and was just allright. I was in a room facing the street. It was very noisy day and night. Perhaps a room away from the street would be a big improvement?... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was exactly what you would expect at this level and for this price but with some extra charm that you might not necessarily find in a larger chain brand hotel. Really good location which made it very easy to park the car and get exploring (hotel has paid parking a few minutes walk away). It seemed to be... More 

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

Dear Vanna, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. I will pass on your comments to the reception staff. We hope to welcome you back to Cork in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In this hotel the rooms great, the bar lovely and relaxing even though it was busy The staff were great except for the evening restaurant. The food a bit of a let down in the restaurant and the wine not chilled. But we had a lovely time. Spa fabulous, close to shopping and the Christmas lights. Would go again except... More 

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

Dear amazingholidays, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments and constructive feedback after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Imperial. The bed was large and comfortable, the food we had (breakfast) was good and they happily accommodated my wife's celiac. Overall, the service was excellent. The hotel itself is a beautiful building in the heart of Cork city. It's history is interwoven with Cork, and you hear stories about... More 

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

Dear Jason, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments regarding the service, food and bedrooms after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. We hope to welcome you back to Cork in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My friend and myself stayed on a mid-wk break ( a chill out time ) we arrived early to check in and found ourselves in a spacious , clean and comfortable room. Been ideally located in the heart of the city we partaked in a bit of retail shopping and returned to a fab afternoon tea a lovely buzz surrounded... More 

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

Dear nina, Thank you for your positive comments after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

County Carlow, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lauren on check in very welcoming and efficient considering reception was very busy. Room was clean and comfortable (including a comfy bed) would like to see some water and glasses in room - I asked at reception and they sent a jug of water up to room. Overall a good stay - however it does depend on the room you... More 

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

Dear Ibcarlow, Thank you for your positive comments after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. I will certainly pass on your compliments to Lauren in reception. We hope to welcome you back to Cork in the future. Regards Joe Kennendy General Manager More 

Aitkin, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Tonight 4/21/15 first of two nights. Mattress should have been sent to the dump long ago. Springs shot. Sunken in 3"in spots and raised up in other spots. They added a quilted mattress pad which is like putting a bandaid over a sinkhole. I travel a lot and this is the first time I have rated a mattress as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Went for a weekend to the Imperial hotel in Cork. On arrival staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were beautiful and well equipped. All staff were very helpful and food was fantastic. Will definitely return for another visit. Great location in the centre of Cork city

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

Dear Catherine, Thank you for your positive comments after your stay with us here at the Imperial Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I hadn't frequented the Imperial hotel in a few years & our Friday night stay was fantastic as always. We were met at reception by Christy, who's there for years & adds to the colourful appeal of the Imperial. His friendly approach is Typical of Cork people & he even dropped our bag to our room whilst we parked the... More 

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

Dear Trevor & Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to post your positive review of the Imperial Hotel after your stay with us. I'm delighted you enjoyed our newly refurbished bar Seventy Six. I will be certain to pass on your comments to Christy in Concierge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy... More 

Shannon, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Myself and my sister spent a couple of nights in the hotel and were delighted with the welcome we received and the friendliness of the staff throughout our stay - everyone made us very welcome. The location of the hotel is very central to shops, restaurants etc.so as two shopaholics we were delighted. One slight disappointment was the dinner on... More 

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

Dear ShannonBlue, Thank you for your positive comments and constructive feedback after your stay with us here at the Imperial hotel. We hope to welcome you back to Cork in the future. Regards Joe Kennedy General Manager More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Centre
Price Range: $139 - $208 (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
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cork
#13 Business Hotel in Cork
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