|Built in 1813, the imperial hotel is a classic georgian building located in the south mall district in the centre of cork, 100 metres from st finbarres cathedral and eight kilometres from blarney castle. The 130 guestrooms feature contemporary style decor in soft shades with polished wood furnishings and carpeted floors. All include cable television with premium channels and pay movies, direct dial phones with voicemail, high speed internet connections, coffee/tea makers and desks. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
the hotel's pembroke restaurant serves traditional irish cuisine with a mediterranean twist, made using produce from cork's fish and meat markets. Alternatively south's bar, one of cork's finest old style pubs, provides carvery food, and the food hall offers sweet and savoury gourmet treats. Guests can relax with drinks in the bar and the coffee shop, ask the concierge to help plan sightseeing, and make use of internet connections. The aveda salon and spa offers a range of bespoke treatments, including body wraps, facials, massages, manicures and hair treatments. Practical amenities include parking at 6 eur per night, multilingual staff, a 24 hour front desk and all hours room service. Most attractions are accessible on foot from the centre of cork. Guests can visit st finbarres cathedral and the english market, both 100 metres away; kiss the stone and get the gift of the gab at blarney castle eight kilometres away, and visit the titanic museum and ballymaloe house both 15 kilometres distance. The hotel is located 10 kilometres from cork international airport, a 15 minute drive.