Located in the heart of Cork city, this historic 4
star hotel is less than a minutes walk from the main shopping
district, music and cultural venues and the famous English
Market. Described as 'salubrious without pretension' the
Imperial boasts 130 beautifully appointed, fully equipped, en
suite guest rooms, each tastefully decorated in muted relaxing
colours with large comfortable beds, adorned with crisp white
The hotel chef has ready access to the superb range of fine,
fresh local produce on his doorstep and this is reflected in
the menus of the hotels' various restaurants, which enjoy a
great reputation with both locals and visitors, as does the
hotels unique "Escape Spa".
From here explore Ireland's second city - '2005 European
Capital of Culture' with a wealth of traditional pubs, elegant
cafes and great shops and of course the beautiful south coast.
Enjoy a full day in Cork city, a day in the neighbouring
fishing and yachting port of Kinsale - the acclaimed gourmet
capital and, later in the week travel along the stunning coast
of West Cork as far as Bantry Bay.