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The Metropole Hotel

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Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Metropole Hotel

The Metropole Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Victorian Quarter with bar/lounge and conference center

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Victorian Quarter

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 8 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 8 min walk
  • Glounthaune Station - 12 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 16 min drive


  • Da Mirco osteria - 2 min walk
  • Star Anise - 2 min walk
  • Gourmet bistro - 3 min walk
  • Sin é - 3 min walk
  • Abbot’s Ale House - 4 min walk

About this property

The Metropole Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Cork, The Metropole Hotel is just 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport. Guests can visit the fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Riverview Restaurant, which serves breakfast and is one of 2 restaurants. Fellow travelers love the location and comfortable guestrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 108 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

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


  • Covered onsite self parking (EUR 10.00 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1897
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

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

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: EUR 50 per day

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 18 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Covered self parking costs EUR 10.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision

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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Also known as

Gresham Metropole
Gresham Metropole Cork
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The Metropole Hotel Cork
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Metropole Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at The Metropole Hotel?
As of 27 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Metropole Hotel on 22 Dec 2022 start from CA $171, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Metropole Hotel?
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.
Are pets allowed at The Metropole Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Metropole Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 10.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Metropole Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Metropole Hotel and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near The Metropole Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Abbot’s Ale House (4-min walk), Sultan (5-min walk), and Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Metropole Hotel like?
The Metropole Hotel is in Victorian Quarter, a short 8-minute walk from Cork Kent Station and 4 minutes' walk from St. Patrick's Bridge. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel
We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The hotel has a very warm appeal to it. The check in was seamless, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious, clean and the bed very comfortable. There was a great variety of food for breakfast
patrick, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Ieuan, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good hotel but tiny room.
Hotel was of a good standard but the room was tiny. Bed was pushed into a corner, with very little space around it. Overpriced for a room of that size. They called it a 'cosy' room!
Fiona, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Blaine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent place to stay close to lots of places to eat. Walking distance to downtown area for more dining options and good shopping. Staff very helpful & friendly particularly at check in. Concierge very helpful and gave us some good recommendations of what to do on our day trip to the Kinsale area. In warm weather make sure to ask for fan as rooms get stuffy. Beds our comfy and quiet. Would stay here again if in Cork
Gary, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rachel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendliest hotel in Ireland!
Without a doubt one of the friendliest hotels we’ve ever stayed at. The staff are so sunny, warm and chatty that we felt like they really knew us well by the end of the stay. The hotel itself is really comfy and full of character too, with nice en suite bathrooms. It’s located in a great spot for exploring Cork, with the pleasure boat pontoon not far away for sailings towards Cobh. We were spoilt for choice when it came to eating out for breakfast, dinner or tea, but we did have brekkie in the hotel one day and it was lovely - great table service and a nice full Irish. Would recommend this place again and again - can’t wait to go back!
Richard, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Rory, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel was good, staff great, shower didn’t work properly, room too hot so couldn’t sleep, a simple fan in each room during hot weather would make such a difference for a more comfortable stay.
Sandra, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Great hotel
Hotel is amazing but very expensive for overnight stay and no breakfast
Paul, 1-night trip
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