I have stayed in a lot of the Cork city hotels, and this one is now top of my list by a mile. If what you’re looking for is exemplary hospitality and service, and a real taste of old fashioned charm and splendour then this is the place for you.
Admittedly, my room was a little snug, mainly due to the large solid pieces of furniture, but the room was spotless, the bed was comfortable, the temperature of the room adjustable, and the bathroom was spacious, clean and bright.
Staff were incredibly friendly and professional, not just Reception / Concierge, but also in the delightful Brasserie, and in the spacious and elegant bar. The food in the Pembroke Restaurant was really excellent, and had discreet and polite service to match.
In this hotel, it is the small touches that add up to make it a great stay – for example the treat size Aveda Spa products in the bathrooms, and the toast being wrapped in a napkin to keep it warm if you get breakfast in your room.
Location wise, it cannot be faulted – 60 seconds and you’re in the heart of the shopping area, and 5 minutes drive and you’re on the road to the airport. I'd Definitely recommend it, and look out for excellent internet discount rates.
- 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