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Hotel The Gresham Metropole - Cork

3 star Hotel Cork

MacCurtain Street - Cork

Price starting from 75.00
Situated in the heart of Cork, the Gresham Metropole is just a short stroll from the many excellent shops, boutiques, theatres, galleries and the business district of Cork, making it an ideal location for tourists and business travelers.

The Gresham Metropole encourages a full immersion in the spirit of the city, thanks to its closeness to many local attractions such as the Cork Opera House, the Everyman Palace Theatre or the Queenstown Heritage Centre in Cobh, which recites the fascinating story of the Irish Emigration to America.

Also worth visiting are the nearby shopping areas.

Among the many services offered at this hotel in this lively city are complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access in the hotel’s public areas, 12 conference/meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment, secretarial services, and a ballroom.

There are two on-site restaurants in addition to a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge.

Recreational amenities include fitness facilities, an indoor pool and spa tub, a steam room, sauna, and a health club that offers yoga, Pilates, and aerobics classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the health club, fitness facility, and spa tub.

Parking is available nearby (surcharge) at an adjacent car park.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 6.9 Fair
Based on 20 hotel reviews © 2015

Nice hotel, but only ONE slow lift for this hotel = difficult Also : too warm in ...

Venere Guest, France
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Breakfast at Hotel The Gresham Metropole

A buffet breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at The Gresham Metropole

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 15 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

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The Gresham Metropole Hotel reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

What a building! I thought I was in a 20's movie. The pool is so beautiful. A bath in a huge bathroom but how does shower work? - A real question in Ireland. Really close to Busaras, city Center. 15 min. from St Ann's and its lovely streets.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

The Gresham Metropole has a central location in Cork, situated conveniently close to both the center of town and the bus/train stations. The room was good, if not huge, and although sound from adjacent rooms could sometimes be a bit loud, everything was clean & comfortable. Staff were professional and courteous, and the inclusion of free use of the leisure center looked like a nice bonus if you planned to make use of it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

I liked the hotel very much. It's very well located, the building itself is beautiful, the staff friendly, the rooms comfortable, and from my room I could enjoy great views over the river and Saint Patrick's Bridge.

7.0 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is lovely and clean, friendly and helpful staff...easy access to the bus station and the city centre....will go back again when we visit Cork/

  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Unfortunately my stay at the gresham was ruined by several things. despite being told i had been upgraded to an executive room, it was an old room, poorly decorated. not one of the newly refurbished rooms that they advertise. on my last night i had to move rooms as the noise of an in-house disco was unbearable. on complaining i was told there was nothing they can do, then they finally offered another room but the person who came to show us the new room was laughing at how funny it was - not a way to placate the guest. the room where we were moved to was cold, damp and had drafts coming in from the windows. in the rooms there was no safe or no mini-bar.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Gresham Metropole is a very good hotel : the rooms are comfortable and spacious and the staff nice. The breakfast is not that various and we have to walk from place to place to access the two buffets. Anyway my stay was really pleasant at the metropole.

  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We (including 5 monnth old baby) arrived in early evening after a day of travelling to prebooked room with cot. Room smallish with internal window. No other room offered. We were tired and keen to get some sleep before next full day of travelling. We not told that the room would be noisy because of wedding party some floors below and that the sound would be transmitted loudly and dirctly to our room. Our baby woke at around 10pm and we spent much of the next 2-3 hours trying to get her back to sleep so we could catch up on sleep ourselves. We rang the reception 3 times and they eventually stopped the party when it went on beyond what we were told would be a 12.15 stop toward 1.45am. From the start we were not told about the party or theat the room would be particularly noisy hence denied opportunity for a good early night sleep. The apologies made at reception desk afterward saying the party overran does totally miss the point. I am sure if we were given a quiet room from the outset then the party may have run as long as it wanted, rather than having been stopped as a reaction to our requests to change room later in the night. It may be that most people staying there on a friday evening go clubbing until the early hours but inn our casse the aim was to stay somewhere reasonably posh to get a good early night sleep. This didnt happen. The lack of consideration and the failure of the manager responsible to get back in touch as promised the following Monday were very disappointing...Interesting mixture of Georgian and conventional wedding disco music... Oh I forgot to mention that the lifts were out of order and it seems that many people including ourselves were having difficulty negotiating the many flights of stairs (in our case with baby babystuff and bags) the statment on the lifts saying they were out of order "due to circumstances beyond our control" was plainly wrong and lazy. Overall we did not get value.

  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

If you stay in this hotel do not allow them to put you in room 210.The best you can say about that room is that it should be used as a store room.The view from the window is the lift shaft wall about 2 ft(600mm) away.The only way to see the sky is to put your head out of the window.We complained and were moved to a nice room on the 4th floor with a view of the river and Cork.The hotel surroundings are not very nice but it was convenient for walking to the city centre.Breakfast good and swimming pool also nice.

7.5 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff were very friendly and helpful, leisure centre was reasonably well-equipped though the equipment seemed a bit out-dated. Food traditional and a bit bland but good quality. Without we would not have managed to stay at the hotel as they refused to take a one night booking over the phone(because it was Boxing Day) but they accepted the booking without any questions.

  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

6.3 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

6.1 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

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8.8 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

The Gresham Metropole has 112 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with cable channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Cork area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as phones.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs.

Refrigerators can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • TV
  • Mini fridge
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach The Gresham Metropole Hotel

By car
From Cork Airport (N27): on exiting Cork Airport you will approach a roundabout, on the main Cork to Kinsale road (N27). Take the first exit off this roundabout towards Cork City. Go straight down the hill, passing through the two sets of traffic lights, until you reach the large roundabout at the bottom of the hill. Take the third exit off the roundabout, to the City Centre (N27). Continue straight on through four sets of traffic lights. You should now be on the second lane on the left, and be turning left at the next junction (after the Elysian Building - 18 storey building on your right). Passed this building, you need to turn right at the next junction, as to cross the river. Continue straight on now, until you come to a T-junction, where you need to turn left. You should see the Gresham Metropole Hotel on the opposite river bank. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right to cross the river, go straight through the next junction, and then turn right at the following set. You are now on MacCurtain Street, the Gresham Metropole Hotel is situated 200 mètres ahead on the right-hand side.

From Dublin (N8): from the Dunkettle roundabout (next to Jack Lynch Tunnel) follow the signs for Cork City Centre (do not go under the tunnel). Continue straight on, you will come at the road along the River Lee, do not cross the river at any point. Keep going straight on, and you will come to the rear of the Gresham Metropole Hotel (large yellow painted building from rear), once you have past the hotel, turn right at the next set of traffic lights. Followed immediately by another right turn at the next set of traffic lights. You are now on MacCurtain Street, the Gresham Metropole Hotel is situated 200 metres ahead on the right hand side, and you will find a set-down area outside for your convenience.

Distances from Hotel The Gresham Metropole

Everyman Palace Theatre - 0 km / 0 mi
St. Patrick's Bridge - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Opera House at Emmet Place - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Crawford Art Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Custom House - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Murphy's Brewery - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cork City Hall - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Butter Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bells of Shandon - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Lavit Gallery - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
St. Anne's Shandon Church - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Triskel Arts Centre - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Cork Vision Centre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
English Market - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Cork Courthouse - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for The Gresham Metropole is Cork (ORK) - 6 km / 3.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.