Reviews & Awards
The Irish Times "Michael Collins slept in the Imperial Hotel the night before he died. Maria Edgeworth stayed there with Sir Walter Scott - though not, of course, in the same room. Liszt stayed, Charles Dickens came to report on an eminent gathering, William Makepeace Thackeray took tea there with temperance priest Fr Matthew and, years later, George Best came to stay, got into a fight and left. Maureen O'Hara dines there, the actor Brian Dennehy is a regular and so, before Saipan, was Mick McCarthy. He's still welcome, the Imperial Hotel assures. And then there are the everyday staff and guests, the Corkonians who lunch, take coffee or meet for health spa treats; all of them fans of the intimacy of the Imperial Hotel's grandeur, its way of being salubrious without pretension, its welcoming comforts."
Georgina Campbell "This thriving hotel in Cork’s main commercial and banking centre dates back to 1813 and has a colourful history - Michael Collins spent his last night here, no less, and that suite now bears his name. However, it’s the convenient location - near the river and just a couple of minutes walk from the Patrick Street shopping area - that makes this hotel so popular for business and pleasure, also the free car parking available for residents."
Cork Business Awards "The Cork Business Association along with main sponsor Heineken Ireland and media sponsor the Irish Examiner, are pleased to announce that the Imperial Hotel is the fourth quarter winner of the Cork Business of the Year Awards."