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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Central hotel reasonably priced many aspects are dated but seem to be undergoing renovations in some areas , rooms are old fashioned , poor ventilation room extremely hot ,radiator cannot be turned off completely and window hard to access due to its height and will only open in a few centimetres ,breakfasts was great over OK for a night

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Unfortunately I met my parents here for Sunday lunch in the bar. We sat at a table big enough for the 5 of us it was a little messy. No menus on the table so we fetched them our self's.we waited 10 to 15 mins for a waiter to no avail. Again we got up to find someone to take...

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Thank Gradal
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old hotel. Central location lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Bus and train stations within 5-10 mins walk. Very good breakfast. Staff very helpful and friendly. Cork is a great city. Cobh just a pleasant 25 minute train journey

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Thank Gerard B
tipperary
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable rooms very clean and a good buffet breakfast,The staff were very polite and courteouse .The location is very centrol to the city.Parking away from the hotel a bit of a nusance but ok it is close enough.Book direct with hotel for best deal.

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Thank Holidaman
Tipperary
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a great location, everything in walking distance. Nice hotel, clean and a good atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only disappointment was not receiving our breakfast after pre ordering it.

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Thank 350aislingd
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in this hotel last weekend and was extremely dissapoined with our stay. We have stayed in this hotel the same weekend with a number of years and have always returned as we loved it but this time we will not be back. Our room was located on the the 4th floor looking out on the river with a nice...

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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the Metropole last night for one night(1st Dec), a fabulous hotel only minutes from city centre, great welcome at reception(Maria), secure car park minutes away and hotel has a really nice leisure centre, pool, and Italian restaurant,the room(333),spacious , modern and comfortable, Would highly recommend this hotel - 10/10 !

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Thank 737mikeb
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold winter hotel , presumably very good in the spring, summer and autumn. Draughty windows with summer time duvet on the bed. No night time residents bar, and night time staff indifferent to any questions.

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Thank Z3642DBpeterr
Co Wexford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay, location great, rooms nice & staff friendly. As I said breakfast was bit cold but otherwise nice, fresh fruit at breakfast would also be nice but none of these caused a problem. The car park was great and good value. The late night staff very friendly and accommodating.

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

Dear Bettyr73, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please accept my apologies for breakfast not being hot but I was glad that overall you enjoyed it and found it to be very good. We offer do fresh fruit salad at our chilled counter...

New Ross, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab hotel on a Buzzing street, felt like we were on a street in New York. Great bars, restaurants, cafes , cool shops and a theatre! Shopped all day in centre 10 min walk away, then spent great evening in street around hotel. We will be back.

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

Dear Chrisleahy, Thank you for your great review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and you were able to make the most of our excellent location. We are close to the city centre and we are situated on MacCurtain street with a great selection of pubs and restaurants close by. I do hope to welcome you back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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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)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range: $78 - $125 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Mini suite was worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles pudser, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles MLandersIRL, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The corner suite on the top floor is excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles maureenharrington04, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“street side is quite noisy during jazz weekend”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room that faces the river Lee”
 of 5 bubbles B4120WVmaryn, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
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