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The Metropole Hotel
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Cork
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with character”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed here for a weekend in September and had a very pleasant visit. Located just across the river from the main shopping area, the Gresham is convenient for exploring sites on both sides of town. Parking was included in a garage just down the street and our room (which was in the "modern" part of the hotel) was small but very clean and had a view of the east end.

The dining room overlooks the north side of Cork and here we enjoyed dinner one evening and both breakfasts - the latter was fresh, plentiful and served mostly cafeteria style. We stopped by the hotel bar on both nights and were impressed with the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere.

The hotel is showing its age in places (aren't we all!) but is certainly worth considering.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

If one desires to be in the real mix of the Fest, this is the place to stay. Very busy and lots of fun. Three venues on the property itself. Music was in the air. Opportunity to hear a great band and share a pint with the musicians at the bar.

Staff at front desk and bar were nonstop busy. Regardless of the masses, service delivery was outstanding. The smiling staff truly added to the wonderful experience.

The room itself was simple with no frills. Who cares? Only went there to sleep. One housekeeping issue was brought to their attention and was that was immediately addressed.

Good times...

  • Stayed October 2013
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Dingle, Ireland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stayed here for our sons graduation and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this hotel. We found all the staff very friendly and the hotel itself central. Breakfast was good and again served by very friendly staff. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Hove, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Room was a good size, clean and well kept. The hotel is in a good location, pretty close to everything and is quiet. The breakfast isn't that great, cooked well enough but far from a traditional Irish breakfast. That said there is a reasonable amount of choice and I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here solo while visiting friends. I got a great deal online so I was pleased

Hotel staff and bar staff are friendly. Rooms are a mix of old fashioned decor and modern touches. (The shower was great!)

Breakfast was buffet style and operates extended hours at the weekend which is great. Some dishes are available if you ask for them. I did feel there could have been more fruit.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Cork, Ireland
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68 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I am very disappointed after my dinner at The Met bar and restaurant of the Gresham Metropole.
I am just back home and I want to write the review right now.
Me and 5 friends of mine went to have dinner there, food was just average,not bad, not really good.
Then my fiancee joined us arount 9 30-9 40 and he asked the desert menu,and the reply was:"kitchen is closed, and to be clear chef left so no more food available tonight".
I think is simple unbelievable, I go to have dinner and nobody advise me to be fast to eat my food(and the food didn't come fast at all)if I would have the chance to order a dessert.
I suggest to avoid this place, food is nothing special, beers are so so(I ased to the waiter to change muy Ale as it tasted bad), service is nothing special and chef is lazy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your comments. I was disappionted to read that we did not meet your expectations. Could you please contact me directly so that we may discuss further?
Regards
Roger Russell
General Manager
roger.russell@gresham-metropolehotel.com
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hotel is located right in the heart of Cork. It's across from the bus station and only a few blocks from the train station. Rooms are small, but are functional. Staff was friendly. The elevator is very small so if you are traveling in a group of more than 2, it will take multiple trips to get up to your room with luggage. The bar/restaurant was just ok. There are better places to eat in town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your comments and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back and please do not hestiate to contact me directly when making your booking.
Regards Roger Russell General Manager
roger.russell@gresham-metropolehotel.com
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Additional Information about The Metropole Hotel

Property: The Metropole Hotel
Address: MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Formerly The Gresham Metropole Cork)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Cork
#17 Family Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Metropole Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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 98 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The Metropole Hotel is a 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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