Hotel Imperial

4 Stars

  South Mall - Cork, Ireland View Map

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The hotel's South's Bar is enjoyed by both locals and visitors to the city, from early morning to late at night. Escape into a quiet alcove mid-morning to plan your day ahead, or return in the evening for a sociable, entertaining night. The Pembroke Restaurant offers fine dining in beautiful, spacious, elegant surroundings. Seasonal and innovative menus blend Irish and Mediterranean cuisine. Located on the doorstep to Cork's finest fish and meat markets, our chefs prepare each meal with the freshest local produce. Reflect, de-stress, and rebalance at our oasis of relaxation and revitalisation in the heart of Cork City, where we embrace Aveda's philosophy of health, beauty and well being. At the Escape Spa & Salon, we aim to achieve a unique and customised experience for each guest based on their lifestyle and personality. Our therapists are highly trained in Aveda spa treatments and our Vitality Suite will dispel all tension and stress with its tropical, rain and mist showers, our Aroma and Salt Grottos, and our unique Evian Hydrotherapy Pool. Our Relaxation Suite, with soft music and muted lighting, will restore your inner peace. Our Hair Salon stylists will ensure that your outer peace is rebalanced, so you can manage your busy lifestyle once again with confidence.

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Hotel Details


The grand entrance enters into the medium sized lobby, with a classic décor that gives a unique and welcoming environment, enhanced by the quality of service.


Designed by the architect Thomas Dean in 1813 the hotel has grand iron and stonework on the facade, there is a beautiful covered entrance.


Open your eyes to an environment of ultimate luxury and elegance with the appeal of a city centre location. The Imperial offers spacious and inviting accommodation, designed to offer our guests the best in hotel living. Our rooms are beautifully appointed, tastefully decorated in muted, relaxing colours and heavenly beds are adorned with crisp, fresh, white bed linen. Expect all the usual services that a 4 star hotel has to offer along with a few little extra luxuries such, a selection of herbal teas and coffees, digital interactive TV featuring a selection of over 20 newly released movies, a digital music library along with an internet browser, complimentary Aveda toiletries and complimentary Broadband “Plug and Play” The Penthouse Suite, with two ensuite bedrooms and a large living and dining areas offers superb views of Cork’s cityscape, it is the perfect hideaway for those guests seeking total luxury, and complete relaxation.


The Pembroke Restaurant at the Imperial hotel nestled in the heart of Cork City makes for an unforgettable dining experience in superb surroundings. The emphasis at The Pembroke is on top quality seasonal local produce, simply prepared with care and passion from local fresh ingredients, to create the best in modern Irish dishes with a Mediterranean influence. The Pembroke lunch and dinner Menus currently feature an array of meats, fowl, pasta and vegetarian dishes as well as an exciting list of daily specials designed to tempt all taste buds. The daily specials and menu rotation allow for an exciting and varied gastronomic experience.


This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Cork and was established in 1807. It is close to the St Finbars Cathedral.

Hotel facilities

  •  Lifts 1
  •  Bar
  •  Conference rooms 1
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 12:00
  •  Voltage 220

The Hotel Imperial offers a relaxing bar. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Flat Iron
  •  Radio

The Hotel Imperial offers the use of a TV in the rooms. The Hotel Imperial rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers its guests the use of an iron. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: ORK
  • Railway Station: KENT STATION
  • Distance from the airport: 7 KM
  • Fair site: CITY HALL
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.5 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1.5 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Cork, Ireland

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Great location

Gorgeous hotel right in the middle of cork city, which is so convenient to shops, bars and restaurants. the room was beautiful and the buffet breakfast delicious. the only fly in the ointment was the parking facilities - parking is provided but it's a five minute walk away which can be a little awkward, and even at that, you have to pay €6 for the privilege.
the spa there is heavenly, "escape" is an apt name for it as you feel you've really got away from it all.
i'd definitely stay again and would recommend it.



Dublin , Ireland

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Arpil 2008 stay

The imperial hotel is a lovely hotel to stay in. from the moment i arrived the staff were willing and able to help in any way. one down side is the carpark which is situated some distance from hotel. however i was able to check in bags and conceirge took my bags and brought to room whilst i parked car. on the second morning of my stay i was having fruit while i waited for cooked breakfast. i had not finished when cooked food arrived and rather than just placing on table for me to get when reardy the young man stood over me until i lifted fruit bowl for him to put down plate. i then was left holding bowl and trying to decide would i finish or not. this did not in anyway take form my stay in hotel nor would it deter me from recommending to family or friends. i just feel it should be noted by breakfast room staff so has not to happen again.



Sileby, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Imperial hotel - superb

Thsi hotel is a fantastic hotel and blends modern and traditional very well. the staff here are very friendly and professional, which gives it that personal touch to your stay, which you don't often get in quite a large hotel.

the spa element is misleading in their literature and on the website and does need to be paid for locally, however, there is a discount for hotel residents, which makes the use of the spa facilities fairly reasonable.



Waterford, Ireland

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Great hotel - but beware of the parking situation

This hotel has the best location ever if you're interested in shopping and nightlife (obviously its a prime location for sightseeing too but that wasn't the top of our list of priorities)! everything about the hotel was lovely apart from the parking situation. the breakfast is class, the rooms are spotless, the products in the bathroom are lovely and it was overall a great place to stay. however it has to be said that if you book online there is no prior warning about the parking situation. you have to check in first to get a swipe for the car park (where there is limited parking). this isn't specified anywhere on the website and its impossible to pull up outside the hotel to check in as the south mall is extremely busy. this was our only gripe though and rather unfortunate that it had us in bad form as we entered the hotel and couldn't take in the enchanting decor in the lobby. (we did manage to take it in the next day though!!and enjoyed it thoroughly!)



Dublin , Ireland

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Weekend break in cork

We had a great time in cork this is a lovely hotel just a walk away from shops bars and resturauts .
only thing on arrival we did not like our room and asked to be moved

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