Located in the heart of Cork City, the Gresham Metropole has been one of the city’s landmarks for over 100 years and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment.
Originally opened in 1897, it was constructed by Arthur Hill and occupied the upper floors of the premises until it was purchased by the Gresham Hotel Group in 1999 that expanded the hotel to fill the whole building. The property is designed to meet every need of travelers, sharing 12 conference rooms and excellent Leeside Leisure centre.
Guests will be accommodated in one of 112 tastefully decorated bedrooms, equipped with all necessities to ensure a relaxing stay. Comfortable duvets, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access are just some of the features of these rooms.
The Riverview Restaurant is located at the rear of the hotel and offers stunning views of Cork city centre and a delicious buffet breakfast. Evening meals and a fine selection of drinks are available in the Met Bar.
The hotel is just 500m from the nearest train station.
Year renovated: 2008.
Number of floors: 5.
Number of rooms: 112.
The Gresham Metropole Hotel comprises standard and executive rooms, as well as junior suites. All are well detailed and equipped with modern amenities – the perfect home away from home in one of the finest Cork City Centre hotels. They come with en-suite with bath/shower, hair dryer, cable television, iron and board, direct dial telephone and work desk. Executive rooms and junior suites are more spacious and offer splendid views of Cork City over the River Lee or MacCurtain Street. Rooms are non-smoking only (smoking on request).
Situated to the rear of the hotel the Riverview Restaurant has some unique views over the famous River Lee and the city center. It is opened each morning for breakfast only, which offers a wide variety of hot and cold options and is served from 7am until 10.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am until 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Met Cafe Bar is situated at the front of the hotel, along MacCurtain Street. It is a spacious, elegant and traditional style bar, split over two levels with a large screen on the upper level and more serene ambiance at the lower level. The bar is furnished with comfortable sofas and is a home to an original collection of artwork. A full food menu is served each evening until 10pm.
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 10 per person per night.
The Gresham Metropole Hotel has a suite of 12 meeting rooms, ranging in style from intimate drawing rooms to a grand ballroom. They can accommodate up to 350 delegates and provide natural light and air-conditioning, mineral water, whiteboard, flipchart and LCD projector, dedicated butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi, full range of audio visual equipment and secretarial services.
All guests staying at the hotel, can enjoy complimentary access to the Leeside Leisure Centre with superb facilities, which include a 20m swimming pool, with three pool areas, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular and weights area.
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