The Metropole Hotel - Cork

Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland  show map
 3 stars
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The Metropole Hotel - Cork

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Horseback riding

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Solarium

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Located in the heart of Cork City, the Gresham Metropole has been one of the city’s landmarks for over 100 years and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.

Originally opened in 1897, it was constructed by Arthur Hill and occupied the upper floors of the premises until it was purchased by the Gresham Hotel Group in 1999 that expanded the hotel to fill the whole building. The property is designed to meet every need of travelers, sharing 12 conference rooms and excellent Leeside Leisure centre.

Guests will be accommodated in one of 112 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a relaxing stay. Comfortable duvets, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access are just some of the features of these rooms.

The Riverview Restaurant is located at the rear of the hotel and offers stunning views of Cork city centre and a delicious buffet breakfast. Evening meals and a fine selection of drinks are available in the Met Bar.

The hotel is just 500m from the nearest train station.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   112.

Rooms

The Gresham Metropole Hotel comprises standard and executive rooms, as well as junior suites. All are well detailed and equipped with modern amenities – the perfect home away from home in one of the finest Cork City Centre hotels. They come with en-suite with bath/shower, hair dryer, cable television, iron and board, direct dial telephone and work desk. Executive rooms and junior suites are more spacious and offer splendid views of Cork City over the River Lee or MacCurtain Street. Rooms are non-smoking only (smoking on request).

Dining options

Situated to the rear of the hotel the Riverview Restaurant has some unique views over the famous River Lee and the city center. It is opened each morning for breakfast only, which offers a wide variety of hot and cold options and is served from 7am until 10.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am until 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Met Cafe Bar is situated at the front of the hotel, along MacCurtain Street. It is a spacious, elegant and traditional style bar, split over two levels with a large screen on the upper level and more serene ambiance at the lower level. The bar is furnished with comfortable sofas and is a home to an original collection of artwork. A full food menu is served each evening until 10pm.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 10 per person per night. 

Services

The Gresham Metropole Hotel has a suite of 12 meeting rooms, ranging in style from intimate drawing rooms to a grand ballroom. They can accommodate up to 350 delegates and provide natural light and air-conditioning, mineral water, whiteboard, flipchart and LCD projector, dedicated butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi, full range of audio visual equipment and secretarial services.

Leisure

All guests staying at the hotel, can enjoy complimentary access to the Leeside Leisure Centre with superb facilities, which include a 20m swimming pool, with three pool areas, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular and weights area.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 7.50 per day.

Activities

  • Horseback riding

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator on request

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland

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City Center
  • Cork
    500 m
Airports
  • Cork (ORK)
    6.9km
  • Kerry (KIR)
    78.7km
Train Stations
  • Kent Station
    800 m
Restaurants
  • Greene's Restaurant (cuisine: Continental, European, Irish)
    10 m
  • Isaac's Restaurant
    10 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    112

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Rooms and availability

The Gresham Metropole Hotel comprises standard and executive rooms, as well as junior suites. All are well detailed and equipped with modern amenities – the perfect home away from home in one of the finest Cork City Centre hotels. They come with en-suite with bath/shower, hair dryer, cable television, iron and board, direct dial telephone and work desk. Executive rooms and junior suites are more spacious and offer splendid views of Cork City over the River Lee or MacCurtain Street. Rooms are non-smoking only (smoking on request).

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Size: 17m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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With free Wi-Fi, this room also includes a work desk and a private bathroom with a bathtub. Free tea and coffee are provided.

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    How to reach hotel

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    Hotel Address:

    Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland

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    City Center
    • Cork
      500 m
    Airports
    • Cork (ORK)
      6.9km
    • Kerry (KIR)
      78.7km
    Train Stations
    • Kent Station
      800 m
    Restaurants
    • Greene's Restaurant (cuisine: Continental, European, Irish)
      10 m
    • Isaac's Restaurant
      10 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      112

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCorkThe Metropole Hotel

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    Best Luxury Hotels in Ireland

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    The Metropole Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    The Gresham Metropole is less than 1km from Cork Arts Society Gallery, the English Market, Shandon Steeple, Beamish & Crawfords Brewery, St Finbarr's Cathedral and Everyman Palace Theatre. University College Cork and Cork City Hall are about 2km away.

    Tourist attractions

    • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery - 300 m
    • Open Top Bus Tour - 600 m

    Popular areas

    • The English Market - 600 m

    Places of interest

    • Elizabeth Fort - 400 m
    • Aghabullogue Parish - 400 m
    • Aghada Parish - 400 m
    • Saint Finbarre's Cathedral - 400 m
    • Church of St Anne (Shandon) - 600 m
    • Beamish & Crawfords Brewery - 900 m

    Train stations

    • Kent Station - 700 m

    Amusement

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Shandon Steeple - 700 m

    Museums

    • Barryscourt Castle - 400 m

    Theaters

    • The Opera House - 300 m
    • Alpha Enviromental System - 400 m
    • the Institute for Choreography & Dance (icd) - 400 m

    Galleries

    • Lavitt's Quay Gallery - 500 m

    Local Attractions

    • Royal Gunpowder Mills - 1.9km
      Ballincollig, Cork
    • Cork City Gaol - 2.1km
      Convent Ave., Cork
    • Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks - 2.7km
      Lee Road, Cork
    • Fitzgerald Park - 2.0km
      Mardyke, Cork
    • Church of Christ the King - 2.5km
      Turner's Cross, Cork

    Near the hotel

    • Firkin Crane Centre (aka the Institute for Choreography and Dance) - 340 m
      Shandon, Cork
    • Donovan's Bridge - 450 m
      University Gates, Western Road, Cork
    • Collins Barracks Museum - 490 m
      Old Youghal Road, Cork
    • St. Anne's Shandon Church - 670 m
      Church St., Cork
    • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery - 360 m
      Emmet Pl., Cork
    • General Post Office - 460 m
      Oliver Plunkett St., Cork
    • St. Peter and Paul's Church - 530 m
      Paul St., Cork

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Greene's Restaurant - 10 m

      Address: 48 MacCurtain Street
      Phone: (0)21 450 0011

      66% likes this, based on 226 reviews
      Cuisine: Continental, European, Irish
      Price Range: GBP 14 - GBP 44

    • Cafespresso - 10 m

      Address: McCurtain Street

      83% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: European

    • The Fish Wife - 70 m

      Address: 45A McCurtain Street

      70% likes this, based on 48 reviews
      Cuisine: Hamburgers, Fast Food, Fish & Chips, Irish
      Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 10

    • Isaac's Restaurant - 10 m

      Address: 48 MacCurtain Street
      Phone: (0)21 450 3805

      63% likes this, based on 181 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 14 - GBP 32

    • Dan Lowreys Tavern - 30 m

      Address: 13 Maccurtain Street

      75% likes this, based on 33 reviews
      Cuisine: Irish

    Getting there.

    The Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork is conveniently located close to shopping, entertainment and the business district of Cork City. It is close to train and bus stations and only 6km from Cork Airport.

    Getting around.

    Cork Airport is approximately 15 minutes drive to the Gresham Metropole Hotel. Driving from Cork Airport on exiting airport you approach a roundabout, on the main Cork to Kinsale road (N27). Take the first exit from this roundabout signposted for Cork City. Go straight down the hill, passing through two sets of traffic lights, until you reach the large roundabout at the bottom of the hill. Take the third exit from this roundabout, signposted for City Centre (N27). Continue straight on through four sets of traffic lights. Be in the second lane from the left, and turn left at the next junction (after the Elysian Building – an 18-storied building on right). Follow this turn right at the next junction, across the river. Continue straight on now, until come to a T-junction, at which turn left. The Gresham Metropole Hotel will be on the opposite bank of the river. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right to cross the river, go straight through the next junction, and then turn right at the following set on MacCurtain Street, the hotel is situated 200m along this on the right hand side.

    Secure car parking near the hotel charged at €7.50 per night.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      112

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCorkThe Metropole Hotel

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    The Metropole Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Metropole Hotel

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      We stayed at the Gresham in may and was put in the front of the hotel, it was on a main road and very noisy, but the the girl on the reception was very helpful and changed us the next night. Would stay again.

    • Single
      8.8

      A very pleasant stay - friendly staff, good breakfast, good location

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff are very friendly and efficient. Lovely hotel-very handy for the city centre.

    • Couple
      10.0

      Dinner in the Oak room. THe view from our room, indoor pool and walking around the beautiful gardens after dinner

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The location: value for money and the breakfast

    • Single
      8.0

      I loved the central location, and the staff was very polite.

      The breakfast was very expensive. Their was only one lift for a hotel of its size. We also got no sleep between 3am and 6 30am due to a some blokes next door to us being very .

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      It was a beautiful hotel,the view over Cork city from our room was amazing,will definately use this hotel again and ask for same room(not telling room no. You'll all want it} Our room wasn't ready on arrival and we were given tea/coffee in lobby.

      For such a nice hotel breakfast was very average.You will experience a good bit of street noise

    • Single
      7.0

      Location

      79 euro for a single room, without breakfast, I felt was expensive

    • Couple
      10.0

      everything,had such a pleasurable stay here,staff were fantastic,barman in residents bar was a gentleman and reception staff were great,and had no problem with us requesting a late check out,can't wait to stay here again.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Bar Staff extremely good, friendly and very efficient. Also receptionist very helpful. Bar food was excellent.

    • Single
      5.0

      Very convenient location

      You have to pay for parking, and the car park is not convenient. I was very disappointed as there was no bath in my room, but a cramped shower which you had to switch off the water to shampooo your hair as there was no room to maneouvre. I had not been informed that there was no bath in the room and feel it is unfair to charge the same amount for the room I had as with a room that has a bath in it. Breakfast was also not included in the hefty price of €89.00, and the receptionest was less than polite when I pointed this out.

    • Single
      10.0

      Its location to town centre. Staff were friendly and efficient. Room functional, clean, and comfortable.

      I personally prefer shower seperate from bath, getting in and out can prove dangerous.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Room and ensuite was very clean. Most impressive. Staff at check in were very helpful.

      Room was small and view was awful. Bar had no atmosphere and drink was expensive.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      I liked this hotel as it was very central for my needs,good parking cloase to the hotel which is essential and offers a great discount on parking, the reception staff was very friendly as I needed directions for a particular hospital and the advice she gave me was second to none I certainlt would recommend this hotel in the future to my friends and if I was staying in Cork again I certainly would stay at this hotel.There was nothing wrong with this hotel

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The friendliness of the staff and the location

      The fact that the key to room did not work on numerous occesions

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Metropole Hotel - Cork Cork location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cork
      500 m
    Airports
    • Cork (ORK)
      6.9km
    • Kerry (KIR)
      78.7km
    Train Stations
    • Kent Station
      800 m
    Restaurants
    • Greene's Restaurant (cuisine: Continental, European, Irish)
      10 m
    • Isaac's Restaurant
      10 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2008
    • Number of rooms:
      112

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCorkThe Metropole Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in Ireland

    Use Badge

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