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Imperial Hotel

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
South Mall A, Cork, Cork, Ireland

4-star hotel with spa, near Cork City Hall
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From 2,769 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Pool should be renewed

Imperial Hotel

from A$237
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Triple Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Premium Triple Room, 3 Single Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around Imperial Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Cork City Hall (3-minute walk)
  • Cork Opera House (4-minute walk)
  • University College Cork (17-minute walk)
  • Fitzgerald Park (17-minute walk)
  • Pairc Ui Chaoimh (23-minute walk)
  • Cork University Hospital (31-minute walk)
  • Blackrock Castle (43-minute walk)
  • Blarney Castle (7.8 km)
  • Blarney Stone (7.8 km)
  • Fota Wildlife Park (11.4 km)

Getting around

  • Cork (ORK) - 7 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 14 min walk
  • Glounthaune Station - 9 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 125 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
During specific periods throughout the year, a full and non-refundable deposit may payable, and will be due at the time of booking a reservation. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 222.3
  • Conference space size (meters) - 21
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1813
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Escape Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Pembroke Restaurant - Onsite fine-dining restaurant.

The Food Hall - This restaurant serves lunch only.

Lafayettes Brasserie - This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Imperial Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Imperial Hotel Cork
  • Imperial Cork


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 3 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 50.00 (subject to availability)

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 10 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 322 reviews

Good 6.0
Nice but the rooms Small.
The rooms are very small not practical for 2 adults with luggage. We were really cramed there was almost no room down one side of the queen bed. The bed was really very comfortable but the blankets are heavy and make sleeping a bit stuffy and hot. There is air conditioning but ours didn’t cool the room enough. The over bath shower had good pressure and constant temperature. There’s a coffee machine in the room. Breakfast is good and service was far more relaxed than my last visits, but I don’t understand the close proximity being sat right next to others when the other tables are mostly empty. The hotel is in an excellent location and the bed one of the most comfortable I’ve slept in this year, but for us the rooms are just too small.
Richard, au2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Night out
We stayed for 1 x night to meet some friends in Cork. Great service and location in the city was perfect.
David, ie1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
beautiful hotel
Beautiful hotel, wonderful bar and food in hotel. rooms are very dated. clean but wow like a time machine into 1990's. I would recommend to anyone to stay.
jenna, us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Room to small for two beds. Bath panel very awkward needs updating . .
mary, ie2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Family stay at the Imperial Hotel July 30-Aug 1st.
We had a great two night stay at the Imperial Hotel in Cork. Just a couple things, the shower and sink were kind of plugged and drained slowly when being used. The room itself was fantastic. Service was great from the front desk to the concerige. Cork is such a great city to walk.
Brian, ca2 night family trip

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