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Imperial Hotel

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2 euro Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Imperial Hotel
South Mall, Cork Cork City
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Tel: +353 21 427 4040

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This thriving hotel in Cork's main commercial and banking centre dates back to 1813 and has a colourful history - Michael Collins spent his last night here, no less, and that suite now bears his name.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Sauna
  • Spa (Other)
  • Steam Room
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Hairdressing
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Salon
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Shop - Lifestyle
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • European Classic
  • French (Modern)
  • Game (in season)
  • Mediterrannean
  • Seafood
  • Steak House
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu
  • Wine Bar/Café

Imperial Hotel

This thriving hotel in Cork's main commercial and banking centre dates back to 1813 and has a colourful history - Michael Collins spent his last night here, no less, and that suite now bears his name.


However, it's this Cork hotels convenient location - near the river and just a couple of minutes walk from the Patrick Street shopping area - that has always made it so popular for business and pleasure, also the free car parking available for residents.


It has been run by the Flynn family (of the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, Co Clare) since 1998, and they have recently completed a major renovation and refurbishment of the hotel, which has brought new life to its fine old public areas and transformed others. Souths Bar has retained its character alongside the introduction of updated furnishings, for example, and the main restaurant has been transformed into the spacious and stylish contemporary Pembroke Seafood Bar & Grill, with a high proportion of local seafood dishes offered yet also a reasonable choice for non fish eaters. 


As well as upgrading existing bedrooms, new superior rooms were added and also a desirable 2-bedroom penthouse suite with wraparound balcony and views over the city.


More recently, the Escape Lifestyle & Salon Spa became the first of its kind in Ireland. Live jazz in the bar on Friday nights is popular with guests and locals alike.


Attractive weekend and off-season rates are offered.

Conference/banqueting (280/230); business centre, video conferencing, free broadband wi/fi; private car park. Rooms 126 (1 suite, 34 executive, 11 family, 4 single, 8 shower-only, 2 for disabled); children welcome (under 12s free in parents room, cots available without charge, baby sitting arranged). No pets. Lift. 24 hour room service. B&B €75-85 pps, ss €30. Spa, sauna, steam room, massage, beauty treatments, hair dressing, beauty salon. Closed 24-26 Dec. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 01-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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