The Imperial is right in the heart of Cork so we found it to be the best location to explore the city, close enough to everything to pop back in to the room for a rest or freshening up before going out in the evening. Old world charm or classical style, this is the best combination of words to describe the hotel. It's old and it has charm. This is not the style we choose for our own home but we definitely do enjoy it in hotels. We really loved the building even if our room was "listing to port" (see photo), it was very spacious and neat, with "real" furniture even including an extra single bed and a sofa bed! The shower room was a bit on the tiny side but it was refurbished and clean but maybe missing a few towel rails to hang towels. However, we only paid for the night so we can't comment on the eating aspect, but it must be said that all common areas of the Hotel looked fantastic. Only one thing was a bit of a dampener, and it isn't really the hotel's fault. The very famous and popular Crane Lane Theatre pub is right next to the hotel and they have live music EVERY NIGHT of the year from around half eleven in the evening onwards. So if your room looks onto Pembroke Street, take some earplugs if you’re a light sleeper or join the party across the street.
- 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