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About The Imperial Hotel, Cork with Escape Spa

The Imperial Hotel dates back to 1813 and is located in the heart of the city in the main shopping & business district. Steeped in history, this luxury boutique hotel boasts 125 bedrooms including 6 junior suites, a two bedroom penthouse with panoramic views and the award winning Escape Spa. Thyme offers a local, sustainable menu from the world famous English Market and Sketch is the hotel's quirky cocktail lounge serving a list of 100% Irish liquor brands and live music each evening. 


Quintessentially Irish, The Imperial Hotel offers the very best in service, style & sophistication.  


Our Director of Welcome will ensure to anticipate the needs of all our guests as we have done for the last 205 years.  


Family owned and family run, The Imperial Hotel has been lovingly restored maintaining the integrity of the building whilst adding the most modern features like a luxury spa, smart tvs and high speed broadband.  

Most recently restyled in 2020 with the addition of the design focused Sketch and Thyme at Seventy Six with it's local, sustainable menu.  


Complimentary amenities, King Coil mattresses, private residents lounge, 24 hr dining, bag service & outdoor terrace are all features of Cork's most historical hotel. 


Proud hosts of historical icons Princess Grace, JFK, Maureen O'Hara, Michael Collins & Frederick Douglass 



  • Elizabeth Fort ( km)
  • St. Finbarr's Cathedral ( km)
  • Beamish & Crawfords Brewery ( km)
  • The Crawford Art Gallery ( km)
  • Cork Opera House ( km)
  • Cork Arts Society Gallery ( km)
  • Shandon Steeple ( km)
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