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The Metropole 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.
MacCurtain Street, Cork, Cork, Ireland

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near English Market
  • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Excellent stay all round!!! Dec 4, 2020
  • Really friendly staff that took the time to get to know you personally. Rooms were…Nov 23, 2020

The Metropole Hotel

from €107
  • Signature Double Room
  • Signature Twin Room
  • Executive Double Room

What’s around The Metropole Hotel


  • In Victorian Quarter
  • English Market - 12 min walk
  • University College Cork - 28 min walk
  • Pairc Ui Chaoimh - 37 min walk
  • Everyman Palace Theatre - 1 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Cork Arts Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Savoy Theatre - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 8 min drive
  • Cork Kent Station - 8 min walk
  • Glounthaune Station - 14 min drive
  • Midleton Station - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

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

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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

Travelling with others


  • 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)

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)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1897
  • Elevator
  • 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.

The Metropole Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

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).

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.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 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.

FAQs for The Metropole Hotel

  • Does The Metropole Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Metropole Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Metropole Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 7.5 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at The Metropole Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Metropole Hotel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Metropole Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring regional cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Abbot's Ale House (4-min walk), The Welcome Inn (4-min walk), and Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House (5-min walk).
  • 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. Enjoy amenities like a sauna and a steam room.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 587 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The perfect base for for a city break
The staff and service were superb, our room was gorgeous, one of the very old rooms at the front of the hotel. there was traffic noise in the morning but more than we expected as we did, after all, choose to stay in a city centre hotel. The view over the street was lovely also. We loved the location of the hotel, right outside are cool bars, old pubs, excellent restaurants and 2 theatres. My one negative was the room chosen by the hotel to present breakfast. There would seem to be some much more pleasant and newly decorated rooms in the hotel.
rory, ie1 night trip
Good 6.0
Trip South
ian, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay in the metropole was nothing short of delightful.
Shane, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommended
Amazing stay. Top quality hotel and staff to match. Went above and beyond what we expected.
Mary, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel was very central. Staff very friendly. Very clean.
ie2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A good place to stay in Cork ,very central..
excelent service by friendly staff.,hotel was very clean and lots of cleaning going on . nice room everyone was doing their best in line withhealth and safety guidelines.
LUCY, ie2 night trip
Good 6.0
Bad value for Money
I opted for an executive room and the invoice from the reservation team 3520740 came in at €165.17 without breakfast. I was biled for €197.50 plus additional 30 for breakfast. The room was tiny with a small flat screen tv in the corner. Plastic cups were provided in the bathroom. No Luggage rack in the room. Had to leave our bags on the floor after hanging up our clothes in the wardrobe.
ie1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel, location is great too. Hotel is a tiny bit dated
Kevin, ie1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Grat stay
Great stay... john Coleman and his team really looked after us. We had a wonderful meal and a few drinks after, no problems. Rooms are airy and specious , very comfortable bed.
shane, ie1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
The location was great. The staff were pleasant. I didn't like the fact, however, that as we were checking in, we were informed that the room we had booked was very small and that the bed would be right up against the wall. We were offered an upgrade at an additional cost. The receptionist had made the room we had booked sound so unappealing that we opted for the upgrade. The upgraded room was quite basic so I can only imagine that the original room must have been very basic indeed. The swimming pool was very cold.
ie1 night family trip

The Metropole Hotel