Gresham Metropole Hotel, Cork
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Classic hotelfrom ManUtdfan
Fabulous Hotel In A Great Locationfrom phyl_d
Friendly Corkfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great for Short Breaksfrom MacLeicesterUK
Great plus is that car parking is included in the cost of your stay. Car park is just around the corner at the back of the Hotel.
The room was on the small side but very clean and the bathroom was a very good size. The TV and the furniture seemed new and there was an iron and ironing board in the wardrobe. Bed was very comfortable and being November (although we did have lovely weather) it did get very cold at night and the the radiator could be put onto full which made it very cosy.
The reception/lounge area of the Hotel is showing its age a bit but is still very comfortable and a great place to sit for coffee after your meal or for a nightcap at the end of the day.
The breakfast was plentiful with a buffet style so that you can have as much as you wish. The dinners were also very good with plenty of food however, you do have to like mashed potatoes but that seems to be the case for all of the restaurants etc in Eire. You can always ask for an alternative and they are happy to try to accommodate your wishes.
The Hotel is in a good location near the river Lee and only a few minutes walk from the Centre. Gallagher's on the corner serves the best pint of Guinness we had during our stay.
All in all we would rate this Hotel very highly and would not hesitate to go again or recommend the Metropole to anyone else.
Very enjoyable stayfrom Nixopolis
What a letdown...from Emma_F2
The lobby of the hotel was not hoovered and very shabby. The room was tiny. There was onlt enough room for the bed and 2 lockers with no room whatsoever the far side of the lockers. I didn't even have room in the bedroom to open out my suitcase properly. The bathroom was in working order but there was milldew and limescale everywhere. It was the most dissappointing hotel stay ever. The Gresham in Cork certainly doesn't live up to its name. And I wouldn't mind if it was cheap....but it wasn't! I have spoken to friends of mine in Cork who have since told me of the terrible reputation the Gresham Metropole has..if only I had asked them before we went to stay there.
There are better optionsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A great hotel, but not the Ritzfrom A TripAdvisor Member
What I would fault them on is the lift. It's tiny and painfully slow, so I mostly climbed the three floors to my room.
The Metropole is not by any means the last word in luxury, nor does it pretend to be. But it's a thriving city hotel, in a great location, with reasonable prices. I will continue to stay there on future visits to Cork.
Very disappointing service from the Metropolefrom Bryno
You won't believe what happened, but it didn't surprise me. The Metropole is not a hotel I would recommend to anyone.
When she arrived late (about midnight), they told her they could not give her the room because there was a problem with it. They sent her to another hotel close by which happens to be of a much less standard to the metropole. Because the visitor had never been in cork before she did not know any different. She really disliked the second hotel.
When I contacted the metropole the next morning on her behalf they told me that the reason they could not give her the room was that the 'gentleman' who was previously in the room had asked to extend his stay. We were livid. (We wondered had it been a woman who had asked to extend her stay, how she would have fared)However I have to say that the duty manager did handle it very well and organised a room for her second night in the Met. He did not charge her for the first night either.The bottom line though, is that they gave her room away which she had booked and had a ref number for.
Even after all that, she said it was not a good hotel and that it was not up to the standards that would normally be expected by staff in her company.
A loverly hotel in a good locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Cork
Airport transport A taxi from the airport is 15 Euros, but the airport shuttle buses take roughly the same amount of time, drivers are more helpful and friendlier and cost jusy 5 euros and 2/5 for seniors!
the city gaol the city gaol well worth a visit !!
English market You must visit the English market in cork - amazing way to shop and great way to spend a morning or aftrenoon sipping a coffee from tghe cafe overlooking the bustle below!
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- Address: MacCurtain Street - Cork - Ireland
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