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The Metropole Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have been at the Metropole many times over the last 25 years. The new owners are not investing in the property and they are letting it run down. I will not be returning which is a shame as it used to be a ery good hotel

We had an excellent stay. Very friendly staff that couldn't do enough. The overall atmosphere was lovely. Very handy location as its only a stroll from town. We had great fun in the pool. Our room could do with being updated but was very clean.

The hotel needs a complete re vamp, looking tired, 228 Euro for 2 nights is far to much, the room was very basic/bland the bathroom had old fitments, the bath needed to have proper sealant around the edge.Breakfast was ok 10eu ok not 12eu and continental breakfast 7eu didn't visit the pool or the gym I rate the hotel 2* or 3* at a push overall sorry not attractive or inviting

I stayed here recently for one night. It was a work night out and I didn't want to be trying to get a taxi home alone out of the city. So I treated myself and booked a single room.Check in was simple and smooth, parking trouble free and the room was perfect. I asked for a quiet, smoke free room, and it was all of that. The room was actually very comfortable, not in the least pokey, plenty of space - well placed tv, adequate hangers , full length mirror ,great bathroom - I didn't stay for breakfast but it was reasonable - 8 euro for continental, 12 euro full Irish - the bar looked tempting when I returned the night I booked in but I had other plans. However, I would definitely return and stay the next time I need to be in the city.

Perfect stay well recommended . The hotel was perfect location for the city centre and train station. Perfect night entertainment on Macurtain street. All staff were very helpful even when we left the room in our room.

I can recommend the hotel for anybody visiting Cork. It is close to the center with good restaurants and pubs around it. The pool and jacuzzi are very nice and worth to visit. The rooms are clean and have a refrigerator. Will come back!

Nice hotel in a good location, close to Cork city centre. Friendly and welcoming reception staff. Check-in was quick and easy. Room was a decent size, with comfortable bed, tea/coffee making facilities and adequate space for hanging clothes etc. Bathroom was clean and tidy. Had dinner in the bar/restaurant. Menu was limited but food was good and reasonably-priced. Breakfast in the main restaurant was very good with great selection.

I was impressed by the hotel . The staff were friendly and the location is excellent . The rooms were very spacious and comfortable too and there was a nice pool .It was a pity there was no safe in the room. I had to leave my valuables at reception and when I checked out there was a problem finding the person who could open the safe ! Overall I was very pleased .

Stayed in this hotel for one night recently. The location is great for Cork City, close to train station, bus station and City Centre. There's some lovely cafes and restaurants close by too. The rooms are a little dated but overall good value for what you get! We used the pool/gym and facilities were good.

Excellent location, near shops and nightlife. The staff were great; they couldn't help enough. The hotel itself is looking a little careworn and could do with some love. The room was stuffy with insufficient ventilation. Car parking arrangements are needlessly clumsy.

MacCurtain Street Cork Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cork City Hall and Bells of Shandon
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

The Metropole Hotel places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Cork City Hall and Bells of Shandon. This 3-star hotel has 112 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Cork, the hotel is also near St. Anne's Shandon Church and Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral.


Enjoy dining at Riverview Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 112 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at The Metropole Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Self parking is available for EUR 7.5 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Signature Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Signature Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1816 reviews