We were disappointed with this supposed 4 star hotel in Cork, and admit we are spoiled Americans. However, some of the hotels on our Irish vacation have been great, but this is one to avoid. After unloading our car on the busy MacCurtain Street, and hauling our luggage up some stairs to the elevator after checking in (nobody to help) we went to our room which at first appeared roomy for a historic hotel. We were happy to have the normal rooftop view because it is quieter than a street view. At check-in, we asked for allergy-free, non feather pillows and were told they were not available. We also went down after seeing the bath had no face cloths and were told they do not supply them. No tissues either. The room had old 70's style furniture and the bed is small. My wife, who is about 5'-2" said this was the first time she slept and her feet hung over the edge. The bed foundation was very creaky and noisy. The room was clean, however, and bathroom not so bad. Breakfast was adequate. The location is good with two very good restaurants, Issac's and Greene's.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Gresham Metropole Cork Hotel Cork
- Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
- Gresham Metropole Cork
- Metropole Hotel Cork