The Metropole Hotel

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

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The Metropole Hotel

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Regional cuisine
Front of property
Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Lobby sitting area

Overview of The Metropole Hotel

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Car rentals on site
Feel at home
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

Signature Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Executive Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Signature Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Victorian Quarter
  • University College Cork - 3 min drive
  • Blarney Castle - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 8 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 8 min walk
  • Glounthaune Station - 11 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 21 min drive


  • Gallagher's - 2 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 4 min walk
  • White Rabbit Bar & BBQ - 2 min walk
  • Cask - 1 min walk
  • Sin E - 3 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.



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
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator

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

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • 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 approximately EUR 18 per person

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

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.
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.
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.







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8/10 Very good

Nice, big.. Very nice bar, food was good. GREAT Trad music down the block.
Robert, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Fergus, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Lovely hotel but noise issues worth mentioning.
Hotel location was great, although major road works are currently ongoing at the front of the hotel and start at 7:30am lasting all day. The bins for all the bars on the street were also all emptied from 5:30am onwards both days we were there, so we experienced a lot of disturbance in terms of noise and for that reason, didn’t get the best sleep. In fairness the hotel does tell you this on their website if you book direct, but when booked through, it does not which would have been useful. The hotel itself was lovely, staff great and room clean and spacious
Lindsay, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Angela, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel but noisy
Lovely hotel, room was really hot, had to leave windows open all day. Lots of noise from outside, which the hotel can’t control, we were on the second floor but may be quieter on higher floors. Staff really friendly and helpful, we ate in the Met restaurant a few evenings. Loved Cork but due to the sleep issues wouldn’t stay here again. Such a shame.
Dawn, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good htel location
Good location, room was very warm (luckily we found a fan!). Overall a good stay
Sian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great service
We got in early, so no rooms available at that time. I mentioned I had an interview in a few hours, and wondered if there was a quiet place I could go at the time. The concierge/doorman found a spot just off the reastauant and bar, but was a little loud with the music. He eventually found me a large conference room, and that was right after they rushed to get a room ready so we could check in, which gave me just enough time to iron a shirt. They went out of their way to accommodate. Outstanding service!
Todd, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The property was very conveniently located to the train station. The front desk was extremely helpful and held our luggage while we explored for the day. We only stayed overnight. Rooms were not air-conditioned, but we were there during unseasonably warm weather.
Mary, 1-night romance trip
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