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Guide to a Girls Weekend Away | Imperial Hotel Cork

Posted on: 2022-10-14 11:20:14Cork City
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Guide to a Girl’s Weekend in Cork 

If you are looking for a luxurious girls weekend away in Cork, The Imperial Hotel is the place to stay. Our hotel offers spacious modern boutique rooms, a luxury spa, vibrant restaurants, bars and more. 

Inspired by Grace Kelly, one of the Imperial Hotel’s most famous guests, our Sketch restaurant has been created around fun and fashion. With some of the finest food, cocktails and wine menus in Cork City, this is a must do dining experience. Being located right in the city centre, there is no better place to enjoy your girly getaway in Cork city.

Enjoy some delicious drinks at our No.76 bar. We offer excellently crafted cocktails, an extensive selection of wines and even a  Moët & Chandon champagne flight, consisting of three tasting classes of  Moët & Chandon champagne. If you’re feeling peckish, why not indulge in one of our sharing plates served on a birdcage. Our menus change to match locality and seasonality.

Cork City is also resplendent with fun night activities. The dreamy streets are filled with artisan boutiques, delicious bistros, and stores full of treasure. Within walking distance of The Imperial Hotel are some of the best shopping streets in Ireland, Cork Opera House which regularly hosts plays, comedy acts and other performances, and live music playing in the many pubs in the city.


Shopping in Cork

The streets of Cork city are filled with many different boutiques and stores. These include local and luxurious boutiques such as Olori Boutique, Sheenas Boutique and more. On Oliver Plunkett Street, you will find more of these local gems and boutiques. On the same street you can also enjoy an array of different cafes to sit down and relax after your shopping spree.


In the evening

Looking for a top spot to spend an evening catching up with friends over delicious drinks? Why not enjoy some delicious cocktails, a range of wines and live music in our No.76 bar. Our cocktails are created with high quality liquor from mostly Irish producers. From day to night, No.76 bar offers a relaxed and inviting energy.   


Escape Spa

Enjoy the best massages and facials in the city at our amazing Escape Spa. Choose from an array of tranquil treatments.

Providing a sanctuary from the stresses of the world with each corner of the Escape Spa designed to soothe your senses. This urban retreat is an oasis of calm where relaxation and rejuvenation take centre stage.

Ultimately, the space is perfect for a girlie weekend. 

Food in Cork

Cork City is known for its food and you should make sure to discover the English Market.

The English Market is situated in the heart of Cork City and a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788.

Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of its kind in the world.

Or, check out The Marina Market. The Market is a community, evolving and growing in the heart of the city. The Market is dog friendly, and parking is available on site. Cork’s cosmopolitan market - leading the way with indoor and outdoor space with an amazing range of food, retail, and lifestyle.

The Marina Market is open from 8am to 8pm Monday - Sunday.

Join us at our Sketch restaurant for a deliciously mouth watering evening meal. We offer some of the best food, cocktails and wine in Cork City. This botanical restaurant was inspired by the stylish Grace Kelly, bringing you back to a glamorous Hollywood era. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Sketch.


Things To Do in Cork

If you would like to enjoy some of things that Cork has to offer here are our best three things for you and your girls. Click here to find some more ideas of things to do in Cork.

The Mardyke Entertainment Centre

The Mardyke Complex Co Cork is an entertainment centre that combines fun activities with a bar and restaurant. From activities such as bowling, pool, retro arcade games, ping pong, darts, karaoke, and more.

With the award winning Holy Smoke BBQ restaurant and the Woolshed Baa & Grill, there is something for everyone to enjoy. They also offer beer, craft beer and specialty cocktails. With daily events such as pub quizzes, games night, music bingo and more, there is always a party at the Mardyke.

This is the perfect event venue for your girls weekend away. 

Take a stroll through the Fitzgerald Park

Located in the historic Mardyke Walk, adjacent to the River Lee, Cork’s Fitzgerald Park is one of the city’s main visitor attractions. Originally built in 1895, the museum is set on 18 acres of landscaped and magnificent gardens. 

Fitzgerald’s Park includes a lot of mature coniferous trees and birds which can be seen on the small ornamental pond and the park’s beautifully maintained flower beds play host to bees, hover flies, butterflies, and other insects. It is an important biodiversity site in Cork.

If you are looking for a place to stay for your next girly getaway, book your stay now with us for exclusive offers.

We also cater for larger girly getaways of over 10 people. The Imperial Hotel is the perfect location for your birthday party, hen party or more. Please contact our expert team by email at or phone 0214274040.