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The Metropole Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent all round. Wonderful, well appointed accommodation. Very friendly & helpful staff. Very enjoyable dining experience, with extremely courteous and helpful staff. To cap it off, reasonably priced.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Denis M, Thank you very much for taking the time to send in such a fantastic review. The words 'wonderful' and 'excellent' are such great compliments to receive regarding our team and the service they provide to all of our guests'. We strive each day to ensure our guests' have the best of everything during their stay, and that...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Metropole was just over the bridge to city centre of Cork. Parking was off-site but only a block down. Had a good range of amenities and facilities. Breakfast was available at an extra cost. Had a porter to take your luggage to your room. Nice touch

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KazzR64, Thank you for you wonderful review. I'm thrilled to hear we met your expectations during your stay with us, and that our sublime location was of use to you to top it off, the city is really and truly just at our doorstep and I hope you found some time to explore Cork and all its history during...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not the first time I stayed in this hotel, but I would like to get back in the future. There are some small issues you can face, f.i. the service in the hotel not always at best: when we asked for coffee to go, we had to wait for 20 minutes or so, but the building and old...

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at the Metropole and that you can see the 'old lady' for what she truly is. The hotels 120th anniversary is indeed fast approaching which makes it one of the oldest hotels in all of Cork, and I can guarantee its enchanting old self is...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A good old-fashioned hotel. Unfortunately, rooms are not sound-proof and hearing old night your neighbour snoring or the corridor floor creaking is not a good experience. Breakfast is OK, staff friendly and efficient. Very well positioned for visiting the city.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 513patricee, Many thanks for your review. Both types of feedback are equally as important to us at The Metropole as it highlights both what are are doing well and what we can improve on. I do apologise for your poor nights sleep, upon your next booking please let us know and request a quiet room. I'm thrilled however, to...

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice hotel with extremely friendly people. Staff, food, service everything was spot on. Would definitely return. Hotel was convenient for train station, bus station and taxi service was excellent. Prices were in par with those in England and hotel was in walking distance of everything we needed.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DragononTour, Thank you so much for sending in such a great review. Our ethos is the 'Passionate Pursuit of Perfection' every day, so to hear your found our service, food, and team members to be of standard shows their hard work is paying off. I look forward to sharing your words of recommendation with the team here and it...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, with a variety of restaurants and bars nearby. Main town just a short walk across the river Lee. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly, welcoming staff at The Metropole. Rooms overlooking the river, are extremely hot and with the need to have windows open, noise from the arriving coaches throughout the night is noticeable.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hayleye642, Many thanks for your kind words. I am over the moon reading your review to hear you speak so highly of our team members, and that you found them to be welcoming, friendly and obliging. I do hope you will return and please ensure you mention you found the street noise to disturb your nights sleep and we...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff, polite, and accommodating. Location was good for access to Cork Center and other locations. Used the Gym, which was very clean and up to date cardio machines. Only downside in Gym, that there where now towels. So, you need to bring a towel from your room.

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear josebC2500US, Many thanks for your review. I’m delighted to read and receive such a positive and glowing review of your experience in the Metropole. We work very hard each day to ensure each of our guests’ standards are met and expectations are exceeded, so I look forward to sharing your kind words with the team here. I do hope...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is ideally located in the city centre with a very convenient parking facility. The range of facilities/amenities at the hotel for a city centre location was impressive. What really stood out during our stay was how friendly and professional the staff of the hotel were. The staff at reception were brilliant in particular, very helpful and very thoughtful....

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest3142017, Thank you for taking the time out to send in this review. To hear our team members and the service they provided was what stood out during your stay is such a wonderful compliment and a true testament to their hard work. The team in the Metropole is the heart of the hotel and I am very proud...

Mallow, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The price was high and the hotel old and all that would have been tolerable was it not for the worst selection of buffet breakfast I have ever seen and limited menu in the restaurant, the long time it took for the food to arrive and I had to pay for parking. I will only use this hotel in the...

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Francois Frank K, Thank you for you review. I was sorry to read that we did not meet your expectations. I would appreciate it if you could contact me via email at rrussell@themetropolehotel.ie so we can discuss your recent stay. Warm Regards, Roger Russell General Manager rrussell@themetropolehotel.ie

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my mum and sister as a treat for afternoon as it was the build up to me getting married. Michelle was our host and she was amazing! I would be a fussy eater and my sister is a vegetarian so we didn't really make Michelle's job easy that day but what a spread that was put...

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Roger R, General Manager at The Metropole Hotel, responded to this review

Dear A TripAdvisor, Many thanks for your review. Afternoon Tea is something we have very recently launched so to receive such wonderful feedback regarding it is just fantastic. Thank you for the great compliments to Michelle who will be delighted with your comments and I appreciate your feedback regarding the location of Afternoon Tea. I do hope you will return...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of the finest of Cork City Centre Hotels, The Metropole Hotel in Cork is just a short stroll from the many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres, galleries and of course the business district of Cork, making it an ideal location for Cork City Hotel breaks and business travellers alike. During your stay in this superb Cork city hotel, you will be accommodated in one of 112 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.Part of Tifco Hotel Group, The Metropole Hotel is a 3 star Cork City Centre Hotel designed to cater for the every need of the business professional requiring a hotel in Cork City, from our business rooms, event facilites and suite of twelve conference rooms through to the complimentary Wi-Fi internet access offered throughout the hotel, you will find plenty to make your stay as thought provoking as you would like. All guests staying at The Metropole Hotel, can also enjoy complimentary access to the Leisure Centre. Leeside Leisure is a White Flag Awarded Leisure Centre with superb facilities, which include a 20m Swimming Pool, with three pool areas, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room and a fully equiped gym with cardiovascular and weights area. External memberships are also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Metropole Hotel

Address: MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland (Formerly The Gresham Metropole Cork)
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range: RM401 - RM714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Metropole Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 112
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Also Known As:
The Gresham Metropole Cork Hotel Cork
Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork
Gresham Metropole Cork
Metropole Hotel Cork
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Cork
#17 Family Hotel in Cork
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