Imperial Hotel Cork  4 stars

South Mall, Cork, Ireland, 00000  show mapSave
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The Imperial Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Cork City in the elegant shopping and commercial district, close to the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the Elizabeth Fort.

This 1813-year venue with historic architecture and contemporary design that used to be the Commercial Rooms includes business centre, conference rooms, spa centre, beauty salon, hydro therapy pool, few restaurants and bars.

Guests are provided with 125 modern accommodations, equipped with satellite television with new movies, complimentary wireless internet connection, direct dial telephone with voicemail, tea and coffee makers, and private bathroom with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

There are several elegant restaurants that offer delicious breakfast every morning and tasty international specialties.

The Imperial Hotel is located 200m from the bus station and 6km from the Cork International Airport.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   130.

City Center Cork - 700 ft
Airports Cork (ORK) - 4.0 mi, Kerry (KIR) - 48.9 mi
Train Stations Kent Station - 3700 ft
Restaurants Jacob's on the Mall (cuisine: Contemporary, European, Irish) - 100 ft, Market Lane (cuisine: Irish) - 700 ft


There are spacious single and double rooms, as well as luxurious suites that feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection, direct dial telephone with voicemail, alarm clock, satellite TV, private bathroom with bathtub, power shower units, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar, private safe, trouser press, iron and ironing board.

Dining options

Guests are offered the Pembroke Restaurant that serves innovative Irish and Mediterranean cuisines, the stylish Food Hall providing first-class international specialties, the South’s Bar with soft leather sofas and tasty snacks and the Lafayette’s Brasserie offering morning coffee and afternoon tea.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


The property offers ideal venues for conferences, conventions and meetings, as well as business centre equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi internet connection, natural daylight, projectors and screens.


The Escape Spa and Salon offers the Aveda spa treatments, vitality suite, the aroma and salt grottos, the unique Evian hydro therapy pool, the relaxation suite with soft music and hair salon.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is EUR 9 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Solarium
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Beauty treatment
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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There are spacious single and double rooms, as well as luxurious suites that feature complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection, direct dial telephone with voicemail, alarm clock, satellite TV, private bathroom with bathtub, power shower units, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, mini-bar, private safe, trouser press, iron and ironing board.

Classic Double Room
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Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
Room facilities
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    Imperial Hotel Cork Superior Double Room
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    Imperial Hotel Cork Superior Double Room
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed
    Room facilities
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      Bed type: Double Bed
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        Imperial Hotel Cork LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The venue is located only 100m from the Elizabeth Fort, the Aghabullogue Parish, the St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, the Barryscourt Castle Museum and the Lavitt’s Quay Gallery, and 300m from the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, the English Market and the Opera House.

        Tourist attractions
        • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
          1000 ft
        • Open Top Bus Tour
          1000 ft
        Popular areas
        • The English Market
          1000 ft
        Places of interest
        • Aghabullogue Parish
          400 ft
        • Aghada Parish
          400 ft
        • Elizabeth Fort
          400 ft
        • Saint Finbarre's Cathedral
          400 ft
        • Beamish & Crawfords Brewery
          1700 ft
        • Church of St Anne (Shandon)
          2700 ft
        • Coillte - Irish Forestry Board
          400 ft
        • 1000 ft
        • Kino Cinema
          2700 ft
        • Barryscourt Castle
          400 ft
        • Alpha Enviromental System
          400 ft
        • the Institute for Choreography & Dance (icd)
          400 ft
        • The Opera House
          1000 ft
        • Lavitt's Quay Gallery
          400 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Royal Gunpowder Mills
          1.0 mi
          Ballincollig, Cork
        • Fitzgerald Park
          1.1 mi
          Mardyke, Cork
        • Cork City Gaol
          1.2 mi
          Convent Ave., Cork
        • Church of Christ the King
          1.3 mi
          Turner's Cross, Cork
        • Lifetime Lab at Old Cork Waterworks
          1.5 mi
          Lee Road, Cork

        Near the hotel

        • General Post Office
          300 ft
          Oliver Plunkett St., Cork
        • Donovan's Bridge
          400 ft
          University Gates, Western Road, Cork
        • City Hall
          800 ft
          George's Quay, Cork
        • Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
          1100 ft
          Emmet Pl., Cork
        • Nano Nagle Bridge
          1200 ft
          Grand Parade, Cork
        • St. Peter and Paul's Church
          1300 ft
          Paul St., Cork
        • Firkin Crane Centre (aka the Institute for Choreography and Dance)
          1900 ft
          Shandon, Cork

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Jacob's on the Mall

          71% likes this, based on 184 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, European, Irish
          Price Range: USD 24 - USD 54

          100 ft
          30 South Mall

          Phone: 021 4251530

        • Market Lane

          74% likes this, based on 746 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish
          Price Range: USD 20 - USD 25

          700 ft
          5 Oliver Plunkett St.

          Phone: 0214274710

        • The Glandore Inn

          76% likes this, based on 57 reviews
          Cuisine: Irish

          100 ft
        • Dinty Collins

          70% likes this, based on 18 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood

          100 ft
          Union Hall

          Phone: 353 28 33373

        • Diva Cafe and coffee house

          89% likes this, based on 12 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop

          100 ft
        Getting there.

        Arriving at the Cork International Airport, you can easily reach the Imperial Hotel by means of car, just exit the airport, take the N27 highway, then take the third exit to the city centre at the Kinsale roundabout and follow signs to the venue.

        Getting around.

        The Imperial Hotel is placed about five minutes from the nearest bus station, 600m from the Cork Kent railway station and 6km from the Cork International Airport. In addition, guests are offered transportation service to and from the airport.

        Imperial Hotel Cork Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Imperial Hotel Cork

        Average guest rating

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        Based on 177 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          The classical decor of the hotel & room and plush bathroom. The fact that there was free wi fi in all areas of the hotel.

          The parking was very difficult to find even though the hotel supplied us with a map as it turns out the roads was closed so we had to go around the block few times to find it., and it was quite a walk to and from the hotel especially leaving with hand luggage ( we didn’t want to risk going back to the hotel to collect our bags as we might not find our way back)

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Nice hotel, food was nice, location is perfect

          Bathroom could do with updating

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          found the hotel central effecient clean and good value for money check in/out flawlessmeal lovely concierge very helpful and as we booked in early our bag was in our room when we arrived back from shopping

          over aggressive securityman. our child has been sick for eight weeks. as a result we have been confined to the house day and night until she recovered. the week end break was a spur of the moment idea to unwind. my wife understandibly was tired but as we were enjoying the music in the bar and it being our 1st night in so long she preferred to let me stay up and tended to nod off. while i appreciate the staff's need to not have people sleeping in the bar i do not appreciate this man's attitude and approach. i am 54 yrs old and to now have not been treated and more especially cant tolerate my wife being treatwd in this manner.i tried to complain at the desk and repeated requests for his name only led to the security man comeing up and threatening me. check your cctv i am sure it's there. so overall most disturbing

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location is excellent.

          Bar staff were very unfriendly. When we asked for residents facilities, we were treated like criminals.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          A most enjoyable stay there, made more pleasant by the efficiency and helpful attitude of all the staff.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The location is great for shopping and the bar meals were good in the middle of the day. Being able to leave our luggage at the hotel was useful as we arrived on an early morning flight and didn't fly out until 7p.m. The rooms were comfortable. If our stay had been longer, we would have tried some of the spa treatments.

          The hot breakfast used to be waiter served and I did not like the buffet as I am quite short and could not reach items at the back of the heated cabinet.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          great location. cafe in hotel was excellent. lovely old style hotel

          I got sick after my dinner in the hotel - prawns must be gone off

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The only thing that we found unsatisfactory was the fact that the room wasn't cleaned over the two days we were there even though we had asked the staff.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location, for marathon

          The spa not open after the marathon,

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          The receptionist I came into contact with on my arrival was very friendly and relaxed. We actually had a good natter and laugh.

          We were at a bar in town until about 1.30am on a bank holiday sunday night, but when we got back to the hotel, there was no residence bar open.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Friendly staff; great beds; good showers

          No guest safes in room; cleaning on this trip was not 100% (although I did stay in the room until midday so perhaps I didn't get the usual good crew)

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Location is perfect for city centre shopping and night life

          Rooms are old style.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent for visiting Cork city and shopping.

          Parking facilities! The private car park is handy but is not very convenient to the hotel, specially if it is raining or you have lots of bags. If you have a lot of luggage it means walking to the parking garage then driving back again to the hotel to pick up the bags.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          High class, descrete service and stunning breakfast

          For such a hotel the wireless internetconnection was really unacceptably slow and even sometimes failing. This is really not acceptable for a hotel in this class and for businesspeople. Just consider installing cable and provide evrybody with a cable for his/her laptop

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Comfortable beds in Superior Room; good showers;good breakfast.

          No guest safes in room.

          • Average rating
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