We planned on spending 3 days of our 10 day trip to Ireland in Cork. This hotel had the best price plus a spa so I decided to book with them. I booked directly with them instead of through a 3rd party and got the MOST amazing price. The room is normally 259 Euros and we got it for 119 for the 1st night and 84 for the next 2. Ireland is different from most other countries in that it was a banking holiday weekend and so that was the reason for the price break. It also meant that the spa was closed as were most of the pubs and restaurants. It didn't matter because the hotel was so nice. Our room was so large it shocked us. Everything was new and clean, was much nicer than the photos on their website. The lobby was so welcoming, staff so helpful and the bar was a nice place to relax. We spent almost every evening in the bar after a day of sightseeing because the atmosphere was so enjoyable. The room was a little stuffy and I mentioned it to the housekeeping staff the 1st morning. By the time we returned to our room they had brought us a fan without us even asking. Very nice touch. We were disappointed about the spa being closed, also found out there was a charge for it when the website made it sound like it was included. It still was a very nice place to stay. Parking was farther away than we would have preferred but it was only a few blocks away and included in the room price. We quickly got used to it and enjoyed the walks. You must have the breakfast! Best Irish breakfast in all of Ireland!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel With Escape Salon
- Imperial Hotel Cork