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Welcome to Imperial Hotel Cork Ireland

About Us

The location of the four star Imperial Hotel in Cork Ireland is simply perfect; right on the doorstep of Cork's shopping and commercial district; making it the perfect retreat to explore the culinary and cultural hidden gems that Cork has to offer. We are delighted to offer our UK guests a 10% discount on best available rates.  

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

Hotel Facilities:

  • The Imperial Hotel is Cork’s original hotel, built in 1813, making this 200+ year hotel one of Cork’s most iconic buildings.
  • The hotel boasts 125 Bedrooms and has recently completed a 45 bedroom refurbishment.  
  • 95% of bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning units.  
  • All bedrooms contain a Nespresso machine and Orla Kiely restroom products.
  • The Pembroke Restaurant is a top Cork foodie favourite, sure to delight your palate. Serving superb contemporary Irish cuisine in an elegant and sophisticated dining environment. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Seventy Six on The Mall, is our vibrant Cork hotel bar which specialises in Cocktails, Champagne, Gin and Whiskey. Here you will mingle with many local Corkonians and guests alike, enjoy a vast array of beverages and enjoy live musical performances at weekends.
  • Our lavish Café, Lafayettes Brasserie, which serves premium coffee, tea, sweet treats and lunch in a beautifully ornate surrounding.
  • The Escape Spa, our dedicated urban retreat is a sanctuary from the stresses of the world with each corner of the spa designed to soothe your senses. Our team use only the finest quality products and offer a vast selection of VOYA and AVEDA treatments.



Corporate & Business

Coming over for business? Here at the Imperial Hotel we have everything to suit modern business needs. 

Located in the very centre of Cork city, The Imperial offers it's corporate guests easy access to all of the main business centres in the city.

Corporate Rates

Exclusively for our Corporate guests we also offer an array of facilities as well as exclusive benefits. These include:

- Free Car Parking
- Complimentary Irish Examiner delivered each morning
- Breakfast with Complimentary room service for breakfast
- Free Wifi
- Complimentary use of the vitality suite at Escape Spa
- 10% discount on treatments at Escape Spa
- Complimentary acces to the Gymnasium
- Express check out available at Reception on request

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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


Local Attractions

Cultural attractions lie only a short distance from the hotels location in Cork City Centre.

Some of Cork's main attractions include: 

  • Cork Butter Museum
  • The English Market
  • Shopping in Cork 
  • Visit the nearby town of Kinsale
  • Blarney Castle
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Blackrock Castle
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Wild Atlantic Way famous 2,500 km coastline
Wild Atlantic Way
Festivals and Entertainment
Irelands Ancient East

Cork Opera House; hosts a variety of plays, comedians, music, dance and pantomime during the year.  A great night out just minutes walk from the hotel.

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival; Cork is home to Irelands biggest Jazz Festival, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off each year in late October. With around 1,000 musicians from over 30 countries playing at over 80 venues throughout the city along with a host of fringe events, it really is a weekend to remember in Cork.

Live at the Marquee is an annual event which runs throughout the summer in Cork. There is usually a fantastic line up acts including national and international artists.

Cork Midsummer festival; is an annual city wide summer celebration of contemporary arts and culture, combining local, national and international artists.

Cork International Choral Festival; Over 5000 singers and choir members gather in Cork each year to compete and perform in this prestigious international music celebration, offering an array of musical highlights and perfect pitches. Experience the acclaimed gala concerts, the Choral Trail and the Fringe programme.