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The Metropole Hotel

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Cork Opera House

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MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork, Ireland
  • Nice and clean hotel in a really good area. Only a small walk to the main streets. Staff…

    Sep. 4, 2019

  • hotel it’s self was ok, but the lift is extremely slow and incredibly small lucky to get…

    Aug. 2, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 108 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
    • Breakfast available
    • Fitness center
    • Self parking

    For families

    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Iron/ironing board

    What’s around

    • In Victorian Quarter
    • Cork Opera House - 7 min walk
    • University College Cork - 28 min walk
    • Cork City Gaol - 29 min walk
    • Pairc Ui Chaoimh - 37 min walk
    • Everyman Palace Theatre - 1 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Signature Double Room
    • Signature Twin Room
    • Executive Double Room

    What’s around


    • In Victorian Quarter
    • Cork Opera House - 7 min walk
    • University College Cork - 28 min walk
    • Cork City Gaol - 29 min walk
    • Pairc Ui Chaoimh - 37 min walk
    • Everyman Palace Theatre - 1 min walk
    • City Limits Comedy Club - 3 min walk
    • St. Patrick's Bridge - 4 min walk
    • Merchants Quay Shopping Centre - 5 min walk
    • Cork Arts Theatre - 5 min walk
    • Savoy Theatre - 6 min walk

    Getting around

    • Cork Airport (ORK) - 8 min drive
    • Cork Kent Station - 9 min walk
    • Glounthaune Station - 8 min drive
    • Midleton Station - 16 min drive
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    MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork, Ireland

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 108 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
    • Check-out time is noon

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


    • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Onsite self parking (EUR 7.5 per night)

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • 2 restaurants
    • Bar/lounge
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Golf lessons available nearby
    • Golfing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby

    Working away

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference centre


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter


    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built – 1897
    • Lift
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Soundproofed rooms

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi
    • Phone


    • Daily housekeeping

    Special features


    Riverview Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only. A children's menu is available.

    The Bistro - This brasserie specializes in regional cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

    Met Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

    Fees & policies

    Optional extras

    • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)

    PetsPay at property

    • Service animals exempt from fees

    ParkingPay at property

    • Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


    This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

    This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

    Also known as

    • Metropole Hotel Cork
    • The Metropole Hotel Cork
    • The Metropole Hotel Hotel
    • The Metropole Hotel Hotel Cork
    • Metropole Cork
    • Gresham Metropole Hotel
    • Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
    • Metropole Hotel Cork
    • Metropole Cork

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, The Metropole Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
    • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Nectar (4-min walk), Sultan (5-min walk), and Elbow Lane Brewpub (5-min walk).
    • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and mountain climbing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. The Metropole Hotel also has a fitness center.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The place is on a rough looking street, but once inside, it's a grand place. The only problem they need to address is the single small lift in operation for the whole building, guests and staff... otherwise it was fantastic, all the staff were lovely, and thanks especially to the wonderful waiter Laurent!

      2 night family trip, Jul. 28, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      A lovely atmosphere and ambience. However the room was very warm with a tiny window. A small fan was in the room which made a little difference.

      1 night family trip, Jul. 21, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Service creates an experience

      Great stay made fantastic by the service

      Dilip, 2 night family trip, May 31, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Superb Hotel

      We stayed in this beautiful hotel (the decor is so tasteful) for my son’s graduation in UCC and it was absolutely superb from start to finish. The wonderful staff and their impeccable hospitality and attention to detail cannot be faulted and I can definitely highly recommend this hotel - We will certainly be returning. Thank you all ...

      Martin, 2 night family trip, Nov. 18, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Mediocre stay.

      Ok stay, smallish room and a good long walk from the lift, if you have mobility problems you should request a room near the lifts. I have certainly slept in more comfortable beds. On the first morning we were woken up at 0550 by continuous noise of barrels being moved which lasted for twenty minutes. I am not sure I like the management behavior, I was sitting having coffee in the lobby area and a man appeared and just started beckoning one of serving lads continuously to follow him without talking to him. He maintained a distance from the lad and just kept beckoning him to follow. Not impressed with this style of management. All service staff were friendly, attentive and professional.

      Robert, 2 night trip, Nov. 17, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Charming hotel, friendly staff, and spotlessly clean. Had a cheap last minute room and even that was well liked after and cared for - wireless charging alarm clock a useful touch? Couldn’t be more central for town. Will stay again :)

      Jonathan, 1 night trip, Oct. 22, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Always a pleasure.

      Always a pleasure to stay and dine here. Friendly helpful staff. Comfy, clean rooms. Excellent food in the Met

      Victoria, 1 night trip, Oct. 18, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      The hotel service was amazing! Just the room was very very warm we had one window but found it extremely hot. Air conditioning would have been nice.

      Andrea, 1 night trip, Oct. 16, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Disappointing service and shower issues

      Reception staff went away and left me alone for 15 minutes when trying to check in and already running late, with no explanation. Shower also didn't work properly. Shame as was otherwise great.

      Michael, 1 night trip, Oct. 12, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Brilliant trip away to Cork. Lovely hotel.

      Fantastic break away to Cork. Lovely hotel with friendly helpful staff. Our first night eating in The Met restaurant was perfect. Always accommodating the staff are and the location on MacCurtain Street was great for getting around Cork. MacCurtain Street itself is great for bars and restaurants. And the people of Cork are so genuine and friendly.

      Ryan, 3 night family trip, Oct. 7, 2021

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