3 Star

Cork, Cork City

Hotel description

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.The 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. The Hotel is a non smoking Hotel.Secure parking is available nearby at a charge of 7.50 per day.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The hotel is on McCurtain street in Cork city centre.

Area Description

The hotel is near Cork Citys Shopping District, everything is within a short stroll of the hotel.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Guided tours
  • Cinema
  • Live music venues
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Concert venues
  • Theatre
  • Historical trails
  • Comedy clubs
  • Local sightseeing
  • Night clubs
  • Museums
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Bowling
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Secure car parking at a charge
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Charged car parking
  • Laundry facility
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Aerobics studio
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi

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by Joe Bishop on Nov 30 2015 21:39

Single room 2nd floor. Mostly excellent , very friendly, very clean with free wifi. A few hiccups. 1. Room TV reception poor. 2. Room window was a cold spot despite curtains. 3. On upper floors signage for lift which was small and slow but no signage for direction to stairways. This was a worry, hence only 3 stars.

by Liz on Nov 24 2015 21:10

Lovely hotel and very central to all the shops.It is a walk away from Kent station.Would highly recommend this hotel.

by reviewer79196591 on Nov 23 2015 19:47

Had a lovely stay here at weekend...staff were very friendly and helpful in central hotel...ill be back again

by Paul on Nov 17 2015 18:55

Great location; great staff....... rooms okay but could do with moderisation

by reading_girl on Nov 10 2015 11:57

Great location, lovely food.

by Pam on Nov 2 2015 11:39

Lovely hotel staff excellent, close to shops and breakfast excellent

by Paul Mahon on Oct 20 2015 15:53

Enjoyed stay at Metropole hotel Cork, staff very helpfully from time of check in Hotel clean and great value for money.

by Joanna McCarthy on Oct 18 2015 22:43

Enjoyed our stay - Very busy when we stayed & they needed more than 1 person on reception - Overall very good 3 Star rating

by Patricia Ward on Oct 11 2015 17:43

Just love The Metropole Hotel. My husband and myself have stayed here often. We find the staff very friendly and helpful. The location is spot on and it is great value for your money. We would recommend to anyone who is visiting Cork city to stay here. We will definitely be back.

by Anonymous on Oct 7 2015 12:12

would recommend this hotel. Very good location-10 mins walk from train station & 5 mins walk into Patrick Street. Room & bed was a bit small but room was spotlessly clean. The only problem was the safe in the wardrobe was on the very top shelf-had to get a chair to reach it. Staff were very friendly. Use the leisure facilities & again very clean. Would come back again

by Carmel on Oct 1 2015 22:16

Lovely comfortable hotel in a great, central location. We had a fantastic stay in Cork and really enjoyed the Metropole. Good value for money too.

by Sandra on Oct 1 2015 13:35

Great location, staff very friendly and accommodating. Public areas great, rooms a little tired and dated but comfortable. Great value for money. Would recommend.

by david molloy on Sep 25 2015 20:38

excellant hotel and very accomodating staff

by reviewer92389392 on Aug 19 2015 18:11

the staff there are friendly and courteous. your request for anything is seen to quickly and efficiently . The food is good but the breakfast could be kept much warmer than it is at the moment. The location is wonderful, Cork is a beautiful city , thank you for the chance to see it .

by Sharon Buggy on Jun 3 2015 11:58

we stayed her because we were running the marathon, originally gave us a single but soon sorted us out, very accommodating at breakfast and the guy in the leisure center carried my bags up the stairs(ewalk9ing was a problem) would stay again

by Caddie on Apr 19 2015 19:51

Great location, very friendly and helpfullstaff.

by Michael Marks on Apr 11 2015 20:00

I would highly Reccomend This hotel To My friends & Family uor experience was a very positive one and enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Meals were 1st Class i would hope to return again soon, And a very Big Thanks To All Of You I would Rate You 5 from 5

by Breda Hobbs on Apr 11 2015 12:41

Our stay in the Gresham Metropole Hotel in Cork was very good. I would recommend it to anyone the staff were lovely and could not do enough for you. I would say it was a 4 star

by Sarah Ryan on Feb 22 2015 11:04

We travelled by train, within walking distance to the hotel. Stayed for 2 nights. We loved it, such great value. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Breakfast was self service. It was delicious. Dinner was tops and the waitress was a dote. The hotel was so clean and so convenient for walking to the city. Went to a concert in the Cork Opera House, which is only across the bridge. No distance to walk. It can be seen from bedroom windows. Will definitely return. Highly recommended. Sarah

by Kathleen on Sep 11 2014 22:32

Very good hotel.I would recommend it.Very central in Cork with very friendly staff.

by reviewer61597096 on Aug 6 2014 13:34

Hello, just a quick review for the hotel, we enjoyed our stay for the 2 days that we were there recently. The staff were all very pleasant and very helpful, and the hotel was very clean. Thank You, Frank Farragher.

by JOHN MOLLOY on Jul 31 2014 12:11

Excellent hotel food room above average could have no complaints receptionist and staff in general very helpful excellent hotel convenient to all amenities

by tony weldon on Jul 10 2014 12:04

we found the hotel very professional from the time of our arrival to departure we had no commplaints a bonus was the situation of our room overlooking the river lee the leisure centre is very well equipped in every way the food was excellent the weather was kind to us we shall return in the future pg

by reviewer36772953 on Jun 26 2014 11:54

Great location, Clean and lovely breakfast - served our purpose perfectly!

by Mary Murphy on Jun 18 2014 11:41

Nice old style hotel. Very good location. Rooms are basic but comfortable and very clean. Stayed here on the 15th June 2014 - room was very warm and we had a problem opening the windows - housekeeping staff were very nice and rectified the problem and then brought us a fan as well. Breakfast very good also. Will definately be back

by kidcummins on May 9 2014 12:24

Hotel rooms are dated, dinner in restaurant was very poor the night we ate there. Location is great and leisure centre and it's staff are fantastic.

by kieran on Apr 29 2014 14:28

We arrived on wed afternoon and we were welcomed by a nice gent on reception desk we were given a 4TH floor room my wife is a bit scared of lifts so when we came down later in the evening i spoke to a very nice young lady Kelly on reception who moved us at my request to a room on the 2nd for duration of our stay we have stayed in cork several times But with the general; service we received in the Gresham Metropole Hotel from all the staff we will certainly be returning there the management have a real professional in receptionist Kelly they should look after her well thanks to all staff

by TYRONE COUPLE on Apr 25 2014 10:32


by Niall on Mar 14 2014 15:47

I would highly recommend this hotel, Very central location

by dwayne on Feb 26 2014 15:38

Great location, very nice staff, lovely leisure facilities, great value and would definitely stay there again...

by curly22 on Feb 6 2014 09:44

My sister and I stayed at the Gresham Metropole on 2nd February and were delighted; lovely room, great bathroom and everything so clean. Breakfast was excellent. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and they even allowed us to leave our luggage after we checked out , to be collected after we'd had a trip around the city. Would certainly recommend this hotel and we will be back!

by reviewer60591437 on Jan 30 2014 23:52

Excellent hotel, service excellent all around especially Lorraine in the restaurant for dinner, central to all shops

by caroline on Jan 29 2014 13:13

highly recommend this hotel very central great food, lovely staff spotlessly clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by mag on Jan 14 2014 19:46

Lovely Hotel. Fabulous chatty staff. Had dinner here in the evening it was lovely. So convenient to the shops. It's ideal for a shopping break. Parking close to hotel. Would stay here again. Lovely rooms and spotlessly clean bathroom. All in all a good experience

by Annette & Ger on Jan 13 2014 14:54

Brilliant hotel in a great location. We will be back. Staff absolutely lovely.

by John G Hanna on Jan 7 2014 11:19

Hotel was lovely and staff here friendly.

by Adrianne O' Sullivan on Dec 13 2013 17:44

Its a lovely Hotel, the staff are lovely the rooms are lovely too cant wait to go back in July

by Angela Casey on Dec 10 2013 12:03

We stayed here last Saturday and we had a fantastic time. The hotel was warm and friendly and the staff could not have been nicer. We eat in the Restaurant that evening and the food was excellent. I would recommend this hotel to friends for its convenience to the city and shops and also the helpful staff. We will be back again.... :)

by gabs on Dec 8 2013 19:34

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was ok . Breakfast only ok. Dinner was very bad, I just couldn't eat it. The hotel is close to Patrick Street but next time we won't stay here

by on Nov 20 2013 20:36

The standard overall is very high. The food was good plus excellent gym/swimming facilities. The room was small, but adequate for what we were paying. Very close to the city centre, so ideal for shoppers. We will definitely go back, also staff very helpful.

by MariaB on Nov 18 2013 20:21

Hotel was nice. Staff were very nice and friendly. Food was lovely. We had dinner there as part of out deal and it was lovely. Breakfast was lovely as well. Couldnt fault the hotel itself. It was the parking that was a nightmare and finding the hotel as i would not be familiar with Cork City.

by Wil on Nov 18 2013 13:10

Excellent location and friendly staff. Good breakfast and would recommend to anyone seeking a hotel with character and friendly atmosphere

by Helen Casey on Oct 20 2013 15:57

Very comfortable and excellent location. Highly recommended.

by Patrick Leigh on Oct 16 2013 23:04

Excellant location , pleasant helpfull staff , room clean and tidy . Cetral location in Cork. Parking very good . Our evening meal at the bar was well presented and friedly staff. Would stay again

by Mary on Oct 1 2013 20:16

Stayed in Gresham Metropole hotel on Sat 28th Sep. We had a lovely stay. Our room was nice & spotlessly clean. We had a B&B plus dinner deal. Dinner was nicer than I had expected & breakfast was really good. Plenty of everything & hot buffet was very good. The staff were lovely too. This is an old hotel so some parts are in need of a little TLC but otherwise it was excellent value for money & I would stay there again.

by Weekender on Sep 24 2013 11:07

Hotel is centrally located and really convenient to the city centre. Discounted car park nearby which is handy. Thats probably the best thing about the hotel. The room itself was really stuffy and there was a old musty smell. It was clean however. The breakfast OK. We asked for poached eggs one morning and they appeared about 15 mins later - rock hard and inedible. The leisure facilities are dated but adequate. Nice to have the option of a steam and swim. The hotel could do with a face lift but I acknowledge this would be a huge undertaking and very expensive. They should be commended on keeping the doors open for so many years! Staff very pleasant but probably wouldn't return.

by suzanne on Sep 24 2013 10:49

Stayed for one night in the Gresham Metropole on Sat 21st Sept. Initially I had booked a twin room and we were allocated a double but this was changed when I showed my booking receipt. The staff in the reception and the restaurant were all very friendly and polite and the hotel was very clean. There was a bit of an issue with my bill on checkout, where I was being overcharged but this was dealt with promptly.

by Jeremy on Aug 27 2013 10:54

Stay at the Gresham for two nights, location was prefect with parking for €7.50 a day which is good for a city. The receptionist was so friendly and polite just raging I cant think of her name. Breakfast is served until 12 which is great as usually breakfast is earlier and I often miss it. Breakfast is excellent with a large variety, We also had dinner included in our stay which was nice could have been a little better thou. All round I would recommend and will returnn when back in the lovely city of cork.

by p&m on Jul 17 2013 21:03

Had a great time,food lovely,staff excelent,location brill

by Liz K on Jul 8 2013 21:06

The room we were initially booked into was extremely small and stank of smoke! I telephoned reception to see if we could change rooms and they immediately up-graded us to an executive room which was great. The girls serving breakfast were very nice and overall, its a nice central hotel.
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