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Welcoming UK Visitors to Cork City, Ireland


About Us


The location of this luxury boutique hotel in Cork in the south of Ireland is perfect; in the very heart of the city and right on the doorstep of Cork's shopping and commercial district. The perfect retreat to explore the city's culinary and cultural hidden gems.


Steeped in history Cork city is the second largest city in Ireland and is known as 'The Real Capital'. The compact city centre in Cork is set on an island on the River Lee surrounded by interesting waterways and modern buildings. At every corner you’ll come across a panoramic view, an interesting architectural feature and some of the best art galleries, theatres and museums in Ireland.


Hotel Facilities:

Built in 1813, The Imperial Hotel is Cork’s original hotel, making this 200+ year hotel one of Cork’s most iconic buildings.

Choose from our Classic, Premium, Deluxe or Junior Suite guest bedrooms or for a very special occasion, our two bedroom Penthouse with panoramic views of Cork City will be a perfct fit. 


All rooms include:

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Complimentary Mineral Water
Individually controlled air-conditioning
Interactive Smart Television ( Compatible to cast your own Disney+ or Netflix)
Capsule Coffee Machines
Iron & Ironing Board
24hr Room Service
Luxury Bathroom Amenities
Laundry Service
Personal Safe



The Thyme Restaurant is a Cork favourite, serving a range of dishes using produce from our neighbours in the world renowned English Market. The focus is on local, seasonal and sustainable with charity donations built into the menu pricing. 

Sketch the hotel's vibrant, quirky cocktail bar serving sharing platters of cheese, charcuterie, seafod and loys more. Enjoy a vast array of Irish themed cocktails with Irish vodkas gins & whiskies and even an Irish tequila! Live musical performances from local artists take places at weekends.

Our lavish Café, Lafayettes, which serves premium coffee, tea, sweet treats and lunch in a beautifully ornate surrounding along with the 

The award winning Escape Spa, our dedicated urban retreat is a sanctuary from the stresses of the world with each corner of the spa designed to soothe the senses. When it comes to spa hotels in Cork, we use only the finest quality products and offer a vast selection of VOYA and AVEDA treatments.

The Imperial Hotel in Cork is situated at the epicentre of both Irelands Ancient East and The Wild Atlantic Way

How to get here

 See Our Location


Cork International Airport:  The Imperial Hotel is just a 10 minute drive from Cork International Airport
You can take a bus to the city centre or rent a car in the arrivals hall 

Dublin International Airport:  The Imperial Hotel is just a 2hour and 30 minute drive from Dublin International Airport.
You can take a bus to the city centre or rent a car in the arrivals hall

Shannon International Airport;  Shannon International Airport is just a 1hour and 50 minute drive from the Imperial Hotel
You can take a bus to Cork City centre or rent a car in the arrivals hall

Sea:  Travel by ferry from the UK to Rosslare or Dublin

Rosslare port is a 2hour and 45 minute drive from Cork City Centre

Dublin Port is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from Cork City Centre


Kent Station is an Iarnród Éireann railway station in Cork. 

Located approx 15 min walk from the Imperial Hotel and a 5 min drive.