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Welcome to The Imperial Hotel Cork

The Imperial Hotel is a timeless landmark in the heart of Cork City. This luxury 4 star boutique Cork hotel enjoys an unrivaled setting, with the world famous English Market and the bustling main shopping districts of St. Patrick and Oliver Plunket Street right on the doorstep. Steeped in over 200 years of history and tradition, The Imperial Hotel in Cork is regarded by many as the ‘Grand Dame’ of Cork.

Magnificently renovated, The Imperial Hotel, Cork, offers the finest luxury accommodations with a bespoke, personal and professional service in surroundings bristling with old world charm, opulent décor and a truly welcoming atmosphere.




The Imperial Hotel is Cork City’s more centrally located luxury four star boutique hotel, positioned in the heart of the City on Cork’s prestigious South Mall.

Whether your passion is history, culture, business or the arts all can be found just a step away from the hotel entrance.


"I’ve travelled extensively in my work over the last 30 years and have lost count of the number of hotels I’ve stayed in. 

I can’t recall a stay I’ve enjoyed more than the one at your hotel. Marvellous staff, superb atmosphere, excellent food...I’ll definitely be back, possibly for my wedding anniversary. 

Great stuff, keep it up!"

Ian Charles

Visiting Professor, London South Bank University
Vice-President, Network of International Business Schools 

"We stayed there for two nights over a busy weekend. The whole experience was flawless. It was by far one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed at, had a real touch of class.  

The staff couldn’t have been any more helpful if they tried. They made it an unbelievably relaxing weekend. I went to relax for a few days after a procedure on my back and couldn’t make it down for lunch one of the days. We called down to the restaurant and even though it was after three they managed to bring up some soup and sandwiches. 

Keep doing what you're doing!"

Noelle Hogan


"It was fabulous day! Stunning, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you so much you were a pleasure to deal with, especially Lynda, Chris, Jim and Mithu who looked after us so well on the day.

The food, service etc was impeccable.  Would recommend everyone to get married in The Imperial."

Eva & John Friel
Wedding 22/12/2017


I was lucky enough to choose The Imperial for my wedding this year. From beginning to end everyone was so professional and friendly. From early on in the process there was someone on hand in both events and reservations to answer all of my queries day and night. I always dealt with the same people and the service was so friendly and personal it was really reassuring – we always felt we were in good hands. Every time you set foot on the premises you are treated like a VIP. Lynda and Jim in particular were always on hand to assist us whenever we needed it. 

It was great on the day to be surrounded by those people that you were familiar with and no request was too big or too small. All the little details that I had requested over the months leading up to it (and they added up to a lot) were taken care of. It feels like you have your family and then the Imperial family there with you at your wedding. 

The penthouse accommodation was incredible and breakfast in the room was the best start to married life we could have asked for. If I were to do it all over again I would choose to get married here again and again, thanks so much guys!

Eílis & Michael 

Wedding 20/04/2019