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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Gresham Metropole Cork Hotel Cork
- Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
- Gresham Metropole Cork
- Metropole Hotel Cork