Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork

Country: Ireland
City: Cork
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3pm
Check Out Up To: 12pm

Hotel Description

The Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork is located in the heart of Cork's historic cultural quarter, by the famous Shandon Bells and on the doorstep of Cork's newest premier shopping district, Opera Lane and Corks main thoroughfare, St Patricks Street. Offering comfortable and luxurious 4 star accommodation in Cork City Centre, combined with efficient friendly service from our renowned staff and affordable prices, your stay with us will be unforgettable. Full access to Club Vitae Leisure Club is included for all guests. This Hotel has implemented a full range of enhanced sanitisation procedures and new practices which have been rigorously reviewed by Bureau Veritas, a trusted, independent global leader in tested, inspections and certification.Hotel had been accredited by Green Tourism, a certification program that provides a framework to achieve a sustainable business in the tourism industry.

Area Description

The hotel is the perfect location in the heart of Cork City to see all cork has to offer.

Travel Description

The Hotel is on John Redmond Street Cork. Offsite car parking available at an additional cost.

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Indoor play area
  • Movie time
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Limited facilities Available
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Towels available
  • Gymnasium
  • Hot tub
  • TV equipment
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Aerobics studio
  • Baby changing area
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Children's pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Internet access
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Projector / screen available
  • Refreshments available
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Guest Services
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Ironing service
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Charged car parking
  • Express checkin
  • Babysitting service
  • Dry cleaning
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
Things To Do In The Area
  • Cafe
  • Paint ball
  • Night clubs
  • Children play centres
  • Comedy clubs
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Local restaurants
  • Historical trails
  • Visit castle
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Amusment arcades
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours

Reviews for `Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork`

Vinvica scored 5 / 5 on 16/09/2019

++++Excellent value break no complaints at all 100% satisfied +++++

Reviewer44789691 scored 4 / 5 on 05/11/2017

Excellent hotel.! Very friendly staff and very accommodating. Beautiful rooms and a lovely breakfast is provided in a very tranquil quaint atmosphere within the dining room. i will certainly be back again.!

Tom scored 4 / 5 on 02/05/2017

All in all a very pleasant trip for us. Small issue, breakfast slightly overcooked, parking at a premium. I would have no issues in recommending you Hotel to friends and relations, and hope to visit this area and hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Tom

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 23/11/2016

We really enjoyed the stay. Very central and would come back. Staff were very friendly especially in the breakfast room. The bar could do some with background music.

Estvanio scored 4 / 5 on 11/11/2016

Convenient location. We managed to get use of the car park which was a bonus. Straightforward hotel. Clean, without unnecessary frills. Good value on the day

Macscallywag scored 4 / 5 on 24/10/2016

What a nice hotel, bright, spacious, so clean, spacious rooms with high ceilings & loads of light from the big windows, very comfortable beds, a stroll & you're right in the heart of the city, would benefit from a little more parking, but that aside, I would highly recommend this hotel & will definitely being staying again.

John scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2016

I enjoyed my stay here, the location is excellent, breakfast is superb. But I didn't spend much time in the room as Cork City is just a walk away. Would recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to coming back again, hopefully soon!

Eleanor scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2016

Everything was lovely in regards to the room, very clean lots of towels and hot water galore. Excellent location right in the city centre which was great! The breakfast was great too, I had to go up three times to sample a bit of everything that was on offer. Staff were lovely too. Only downfall was the parking. Very very limited parking. Both of their parking lots were full up so we had to search for on street parking which was 2 euro an hour, Luckily we only had to pay once because it was free on sundays and we arrived saturday evening, but not ideal if you stayed during the week! Great deal gotten with Bargain breaks, 50 euro cheaper than other sites.

Seamus scored 4 / 5 on 13/05/2016

Great location, high quality rooms, nice decor, friendly service. Only negative is parking, it's very limited and very tight spaces.

Patricia scored 4 / 5 on 12/05/2016

We had a fantastic overnight stay in the Maldron in Cork. Such a super location, just as advertised. Staff so friendly and facilities were great. Will definitely stay again and have already recommended it to friends.

Claire scored 2 / 5 on 10/05/2016

The highlight of the bar food was the chips , slow with drink orders , food was average even. Room nice and clean , shower kept changing tempature . Central location which was a plus.breakfast was cold not overly impressed, the best part of the stay was the barman on Friday night residents bar, we were the only ones there and he was very friendly. That's it really I wouldn't be returning or recommending

Doc scored 4 / 5 on 09/05/2016


Denise scored 5 / 5 on 03/05/2016

Had a lovely stay in the Maldron.. we checked in on the Saturday of the June bank holiday to a large family room... it did not disappoint ... 3 single bed and a double.. suited our family and had loads of space.. with a family of 5 its not always easy to get a large room... food was fab... breakfast had a great choice and we had the dinner in our package .. was also fab great choice and plenty for children to pick from.. will go back .. the children loved the pool.. happy costumer...Denise ****

Izzy scored 5 / 5 on 10/04/2016

Great location, lovely staff and very good breakfast!

Antonia scored 5 / 5 on 21/03/2016

We enjoyed our stay here, the location is excellent, breakfast is superb! Our only niggle was that our hotel room looked out onto the corridor across and therefore we had to keep the curtains closed at all times for privacy, but we didn't spend much time in the room as Cork city is bustling. Would recommend this hotel to anyone and look forward to coming back again, hopefully soon!

Loyola scored 4 / 5 on 20/03/2016

We stayed in the Maldron for two nights, it was a very enjoyable experience. The Staff were very friendly and helpful, the room had a fantastic view of Shandon and was very clean and bright.

Cecelia scored 5 / 5 on 26/02/2016

Lovely stay. Hotel is modern, clean and comfortable. Very good facilities, friendly & accommodating staff and good food. Location is walking distance to everything in Cork City. Note that there is limited parking onsite. Would definitely stay there again.

Deborah scored 4 / 5 on 24/02/2016

Had a really pleasant stay at the maldron. We had an evening meal and it was gorgeous ! Wasn't even expecting if to be so nice. The breakfast was also really good. Our room was clean and the staff were really more then helpful. An over all lovely stay ... No complaints

Michele scored 3 / 5 on 17/01/2016

Had a lovely family stay at maldron for Christmas shopping

Liam scored 4 / 5 on 22/12/2015

Excellent location the staff were very friendly and efficient.There was a problem with our original room but we were given an alternative room immediately . I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again.

Maura scored 5 / 5 on 09/12/2015

Stayed at the Maldron with my husband and 2 children on the 6th December, the hotel was excellent and in a great location within walking distance to the City. The hotel bedroom was spacious and in excellent condition and the hotel staff most friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the Maldron Hotel!

Jess scored 4 / 5 on 08/12/2015

Very nice hotel with very helpful staff great breakfast the next morning too but the lack of car parking and then having to walk to the alternative car park in pouring rain is far from ideal!!

Derek scored 4 / 5 on 07/12/2015

Stayed here for the first time in late November. Very nice hotel, great location only 5 minutes walk from Cork city centre. Parking a bit of a lottery but got sorted in the end! Would definitely stay here again when travelling to Cork.

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 01/12/2015

We had a great stay here on a Saturday night at the end of November. The music in the bar was great, with a great atmosphere. Lovely room very clean and great breakfast. Lovely staff. I loved getting my own tea, as it was hot when I wanted it. The only negative was the parking, We parked up the road as car park was full and got held in for approx. two hours on the Sunday morning by another car. Anne

Amq scored 5 / 5 on 29/11/2015

Every member of staff was so welcoming and friendly. The room was a very big double room with a really comfy bed. Breakfast was lovely too. All in all very good value. The hotel is so convenient for shopping & the opera house- I would not stay anywhere else in Cork city. The little pub, Buckleys, at the end of the road was a little gem too. We'll be back....

Yc scored 4 / 5 on 24/11/2015

The location of this hotel was excellent, very close to everything, however parking was an slight issue with very little parking at the hotel. I found the service very good and overall it was great value. I would only say that the hotel room was a little cold when we arrived but it warmed up.

Reviewer28904206 scored 3 / 5 on 09/11/2015

We had a very enjoyable stay on November 6 2015. The bedroom was very spacious, clean and warm. Breakfast was very good. All the staff we met were cheerful and helpful. We will definitely be back. Mary, Dublin

Shelly scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2015

Hello myself & my husband had a recent stay in the Maldron Hotel in cork city & it was just fantastic. The location was excellent & also the staff were more than helpful.We were so well looked after couldnt fault anything bar the tidy carpark!!

Catherine scored 5 / 5 on 30/10/2015

Stayed here with my husband and teenage sons. Booked two rooms a twin room and a double room, have to say both rooms were lovely. We had a meal that evening and breakfast the following morning the food was really nice and great value. All the staff we met were very friendly. Will definitely go going back in the future. Hotel is in a great position for shopping in town or a visit to the Cork Opera House .

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 20/10/2015

Rooms were beautiful and staff were very friendly, would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Jez3211 scored 4 / 5 on 30/09/2015


Laura scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2015

Superb hotel, excellent location, courteous & welcoming staff. All you could want & more from a city centre hotel; it will certainly become our base when visiting Cork again.

Annie scored 3 / 5 on 06/09/2015

Stayed there 2 nights September 1 and 2. We enjoyed our stay. The new manager was on the ball keeping an eye on everything. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Room spotless. Food was good. The atmosphere was delightful all the staff working together to make sure you enjoyed your stay there. Annie and Brenda, Clonmel annie and Brenda

Pat scored 5 / 5 on 19/08/2015

We had a really good time, We have been there before will in all probability go again. The staff are friendly & helpful & the service is very good. The only thing that would be helpful is if the number of parking spaces could be increased at the hotel itself.

Albert scored 5 / 5 on 12/06/2015

We loved everything, million dollar view from our room, location and best you can get fish&chips at the restaurant! Wonderful experience! Would stay again! Albert and Alex

Joseph scored 3 / 5 on 30/05/2015

This is a 3 star Hotel it was my second stay here with my wife on a two night break to Cork City location good only 5/10 mins to city center ,Staff were very helpful and friendly,We were in room 408 no view but room large and clean great showers ,Dining area re done looked nice and clean very good breakfast nice selection of Cereals,Fruit Breads and lovely cooked breakfast good service from staff will stay here again.

Tom scored 4 / 5 on 20/04/2015

This was our second time to stay at the Maldron. Its central location is ideal. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms are good and well kept. We do not drive to the hotel, so I cannot speak about parking. As long as prices stay reasonable, I will continue to use it. Thus the 4 stars.

Gery scored 1 / 5 on 08/03/2015

Had two stays in the Maldron recently, the hotel is only 5 mins from the city, yet its a quite location. The staff are very help full and friendly. We had a large clean room. The food lets the Maldron down big time, the breakfast tastes like it was cooked two days previous, we had dinner two nights and the food was awful. I will stay there again but will dine out next time .

Eileen scored 3 / 5 on 06/03/2015


Kildaremom scored 2 / 5 on 15/01/2015

Hi My daughter and I stayed there in Sept. The hotel was difficult to find, parking was also limited. I had to park on the street. The hotel is shabby and needs upgrade. Food in bar was good but breakfast was very poor and limited choices. The hotel staff were very helpful, friendly and professional.

Angela scored 2 / 5 on 10/08/2014

The location of the hotel is really great, it is only a ten minutes walk into the city centre. The hotel itself is very old fashioned and could do with a make over. Carpets are dirty, pool area has seen better days. Well, if there would be any hot water in the morning it wouldn't be too bad... The breakfast selection is extremely poor.

Hull scored 4 / 5 on 19/07/2014

Really friendly staff, great pool, great location a short walk over bridge and out of city centre. Tourist bus only 14 Euro and offers hop-on-hop-off service right beside hotel. Breakfast good and Wi-Fi available in room. On the negative we were not able to park at hotel as spaces very limited so parked street-side using disks available from reception. Also our room décor maybe a little 'tired' but very good value for money all round so will stay again next time in Cork. Will certainly use Lidl Hotel Breaks for future bookings as prices unbeatable!

Helen scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2014

location was perfect, staff very pleasant and helpful, had use of leisure club, free wifi,,i thought the furniture was out dated, we would certainly stay there again, very good value price wise.

Gillian scored 1 / 5 on 12/06/2014


Paddy scored 3 / 5 on 01/06/2014

stayed one night 29/5/2014 the price was very reasonable. the meal included in the price was delicious. the girl that took the order was very helpful with our requests. the staff were very friendly. on the minus side, the room was overlooking a roof on one side. the other side was the city with not a very pleasant view. the room was very small for two people. very noisy during the day due to the traffic. would not stay there again.

Hils scored 2 / 5 on 25/05/2014

We stayed in the maldron on 22/05/2014, hotel staff were very nice and friendly. We were in a small attic style room the bed was not very comfortable the furniture very old and badly marked and in dire need of a change to update the room the carpet was very stained even though it was non smoking room there we're burn marks on the carpet. We ate in the restaurant and the food was great. The hotel overall needs a complete makeover as there is a lot of unnecessary cosmetic damage like broken tiles etc. thing that would be easy to fix. I don't think I would stay there again.

Davy scored 1 / 5 on 15/04/2014

I would strongly advise against staying at this hotel, the staff were not pleasant and Denis the manager was rude and unhelpful. Added to this our room was not ready when we arrived which was 45 minutes after the two o clock check in, having driven for 3hrs on a warm day this was poor service. The leisure centre was ok but the Jacuzzi was cold. I would not return to the Maldron Hotel Cork even for free.

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 11/03/2014

We enjoyed our stay in the Maldron Hotel.The rooms are lovely and very clean.The menu is very good and the food is excellent.The staff are very efficient and friendly.The hotel is very central to the city centre and shopping. We would stay there again.

Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 10/03/2014

Have stayed in the Maldron hotel many times.Have never been disappointed.Kids love the swimming pool.The rooms are lovely and very clean.The bar menu is very good and the food is excellent.The staff are very friendly.The hotel is very central to the city,about a 2 min walk and your in the city centre.Will be back again.

Helen scored 5 / 5 on 01/01/2014

I had a lovely stay with my friend in this hotel. The staff were all very friendly, the breakfast and dinner in the hotel was lovely and it has a great location, 5 mins walk from the main shopping streets. I will certainly book here again and also other hotels under the Lidl Breaks offer. It is great value and the choice of hotels is extensive. Thank you.

Jimco. scored 4 / 5 on 14/12/2013

We stayed one night and were very satisfied with our room and the breakfast. The hotel is very convenient for the city centre and the shops. Great to have free parking as well. Will come again.

Kay scored 5 / 5 on 12/12/2013

Stayed in the Maldron hotel from the 6 of December till the 9 of December 3 nights hotel was excellent very good value for money staff very pleasant and helpful hotel is near shops and local bus service I would certainly return there Very satisfied customers Kay Mary

P.o'toole scored 4 / 5 on 10/12/2013

Was really pleased with our stay. Rooms clean and comfortable. Dinner excellent. Breakfast very good. Staff lovely and helpful. Central location. Excellent value. Will definately stay there again. Thank you.

Joan scored 4 / 5 on 03/12/2013

We were two sisters staying for a saturday night only. Parking is very limited but many cars double parked and it didnt seem to cause any hassle by the time we left at 9.30 am on sunday. We found parking on the nearby street. We were very happy with the accomodation and service we got. The staff were friendly and helpful. We also had the 2 course evening meal and thought it was tasty. The dining room was a bit empty as we were the later seating so ambience a bit lacking. The breakfast was buffet style and there seemed to be a good choice but no porridge (we didnt ask)!.Goldilock had some fruit instead. Being in the old part of the city, it felt as if we were in Italy and seeing all the family groups with children did lend a festive feel to it. We enjoyed our stay and it was excellent value as we booked through Irish rail. I would recommend. Joan

Pg scored 3 / 5 on 03/11/2013

We had a good stay food and leisure center were the best things about this hotel. I got a phone call the day before my stay to say I was booked for a different day my booking was correct via Lidl booking system but was booked incorrectly at hotel. I got a phone-call on the morning of my arrival to confirm the rate which was already guaranteed and confirmed when booking so couldn't understand the meaning of this call. When we checked in we were given a double room not a family room. The room was dirty and used when as we entered and we asked to be moved. All our problems was with the reservation staff everything else was very pleasing and we were happy with our stay.

Joy scored 4 / 5 on 24/10/2013

Staff really friendly and very helpful, food was delicious, and room cosy. The only downside was that I thought that the changing rooms in the leisure centre were a little grubby, but the pool was great! We travelled by bus and the hotel was only a short distance away and very convenient for the town.

Tntmallon scored 4 / 5 on 11/10/2013

Unfortunately when we arrived the hotel hadn't our booking. Denis on reception found alternative accommodation in the Montenotte for 1 night. He also organised one of the staff to guide us directly to this hotel as it is quite confusing to navigate Cork city. Our deal was for b&b & dinner for 2 adults and as an apology the Maldron gave us the same for our child for both nights and of course covered the costs in the Montenotte where we had an Excellent evening meal and enjoyed the leisure centre. Our preference would have been to remain in this hotel but we had to return to the Maldron for our last night. We were not disappointed with our stay there where we had a lovely room with a view of the Shandon church and enjoyed the leisure centre and meals. The friendliness and professionalism of the staff in both hotels was top notch but particularly the Maldron which I felt was more child friendly. The Maldron is also within a comfortable walking distance of Cork city and I would recommend it.

Peter scored 3 / 5 on 08/10/2013

Staff: Friendly and helpful Room: Bed very comfortable, plenty of towels but room was a little on the small side, very little room for maneuver, although our friends room was huge so I suppose it's pot-luck. The room was clean, everything worked. Amenities: Good Dining room lacked atmosphere, more of a feeling of a canteen Food: Both starters and desserts were very good and the main course was good

Mature scored 2 / 5 on 07/10/2013

We stayed in the Maldron for our first time. We picked it because of it's location (right in centre of Cork). On arrival we were met by a very pleasant member of staff who gave us all the details and amenities the hotel had to offer. I was a bit skeptical about the hotel as friends had stayed here previously and said it was not up to scratch. We were pleasantly surprised with our room which seemed to have been freshly painted and the bathroom seemed newly fitted out with sparkling taps, shower etc. Our stay was for three days. Everything rang smoothly for first couple of days, although I did find the breakfast very limited and plain. On our third day after arriving back at the hotel, I noticed the bed did not seem to have been made properly and on further inspection, found that the mattress cover was crumpled beneath the sheet. On closer inspection I was horrified to see that the mattress cover was exceptionally dirty (brown stains all over it). This was so unacceptable. I immediately removed it from the bed. I was disgusted to think that we had slept for two nights on dirty bedwear. I decided to have a cup of tea at that stage and when I opened the kettle to fill with water there was a brown rim all around the inside. Again on closer inspection and using a tissue, there was brown residue inside the kettle. Water does not leave a brown stain inside a kettle. Obviously someone had used it as a teapot. The point is the kettle was obviously not checked when the room had previously been cleaned. These things to me would be standard cleanliness. I would ask the management to have closer inspections of these matters. Even though they would not put me off staying again, there is no excuse for these things to be overlooked. Otherwise we had a very pleasant stay. Room Tip: Ask for a room at back of hotel as the street can be quite noisy especially early in the morning.

Andrew scored 2 / 5 on 01/10/2013

My husband and myself were staying in the hotel on a LIdl break. We arrived the receptionist was very nice. We were assigned to our room, on entering the room there was a strong smell of cigarette smoke, we continued into the room to find that the floor had not been hovered, I checked the bathroom and the towels in there were of very poor quality in fact they were only suitable for dish cloths. I went to reception and asked for the room to be cleaned and for proper towels to be placed in our room. We went out for a few hours on returning we found that the towels were replaced but the room was not cleaned. Also on a health and safety note there was a plastic bag over the smoke alarm which I was very cross over. I went down to reception again and this time I spoke to the manager and told him of the room, we were then moved to another room which was clean and comfortable. This is not the standard that I expected from the Maldron Hotel I expected a high level of cleanliness.

Annie scored 3 / 5 on 13/09/2013

My friend and I both enjoyed our stay in the Maldron. The food was excellent value for the early bird dinner,4 courses for less than 20 euro and a good choice. the staff were very helpful and courteous. The room was spotless and spaceous. Exactly where I requested it to be IIt is difficult to mention one staff member in particular but Darren remembered me from my last stay there, it is nice to be remembered. Annie / Brenda, Clonmel. 3 stars

Helena scored 3 / 5 on 06/09/2013

Our arrival was greeted with very friendly staff at the reception desk this followed through the hotel from the restaurant to the leisure centre. The bedroom was comfortable but could do with an updating. The food was beautiful and great value in both the restaurant and the Bells Bar. It is a pity the car park is not bigger. The proximity to the city centre is super just a 10 min walk away. We definitely will stay again.

Kari scored 4 / 5 on 09/06/2013

Very good hotel,not ur usual generic stuff,very Friendly staff,parking in the hotel in pretty poor Doh,not enough car park spaces !!

Limerick scored 3 / 5 on 08/05/2013

Average 3 star hotel. The restaurant staff were distracted by a large tour group and a little dismissive at dinner. The waitress supervising breakfast was rude. The hotel itself was clean. The leisure receptionist was very friendly and helpful. The swimming pool was nice. Smell of mold from steam room was concerning, I do not believe mold spores are a health benefit!

T scored 3 / 5 on 11/04/2013

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend break and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The city centre is only a few minutes walk away for shopping, restaurants and great nightlife. We had a double room which we found large and spacious with a comfy bed, Breakfast was lovely with a wide choice We would definitely stay again.

Fernando scored 3 / 5 on 04/03/2013

The hotel itself is conveniently located near the city center. Room was clean and more than adequate for the price I paid, and staff were professional and diligent. We could use the leisure center facilities (pool, sauna, jacuzzi, etc.) for free as well, which was a plus. Only low point was the quality of breakfast. Sausages were thin and fairly tasteless, and "juice" was coloured water coming out of a machine. So definitely room for improvement there. Other than that, I wouldn't have an issue staying at the Maldron again.

Anne scored 3 / 5 on 19/02/2013

Very Centrally located hotel . Although did have to ask for a room exchange (put into a smoking room asked for a non smoking room). Parking very poor especially when you have to pay for street parking €2.00per hour. Staff very nice

Lily scored 5 / 5 on 12/02/2013

Staff very friendly, food lovely and very good value. Great location very central. Bedrooms comfortable . Would return to hotel again : )

Mw scored 5 / 5 on 05/02/2013

I stayed here for 2 nights over a weekend and I have to say it is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in! The hotel location is very easy to get to and the only flaw I saw with regard to this was the limited amount of parking. However they do mention this on the website so one cannot say they were not informed. I got a bus to Cork so parking was not an issue for me, but the hotel is located very close to the major bus/train station so I did not have to walk far. The room was very clean and also very peaceful at night so my sleeping was not disturbed. My favourite aspect about the hotel has to be the friendliness of the staff. I cannot commend them highly enough as they really made our stay so enjoyable. I have to say they were by far the friendliest reception staff I have ever encountered and on arrival they were having a friendly converse behind the desk which for me showed a very positive atmosphere. I found them to be very efficient and very courteous. Breakfast was included with our stay and again I was very happy with the service here also. We did not have to queue on any morning for a table, all tables were cleared and re-set immediately after visitors left and again in this department there was a real atmosphere of team spirit. The food was freshly cooked and very enjoyable. I chose this hotel purely on the basis that i needed somewhere to stay close to the city centre at short notice and it provided the best value. However after staying there it is a place I sincerely hope to return to again in the near future. Next time I return to Cork this will definitely be my first accomodation preference!

J scored 3 / 5 on 15/01/2013

We had a good stay in the Maldron Hotel in Cork, our triple room was a good size, staff were friendly and helpful.

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 07/01/2013

Stayed for two nights with children. Staff very friendly, food very nice, room clean but only ok. The beds were comfortable but the door was partially falling off the wardrobe. No seat cover on the toilet in the bathroom and it seemed our room was over a unit that sounded like a washing machine at night. There was a "retired couple" in the room next door and enjoyed banging doors which I found extremely rude and that kind of rudeness cannot be excused when there are other people staying in the hotel. Would I stay here again, yes I would for the convenience to the city & the friendly staff but next time I'ld check over the room regarding the above issues before settling on that room.

Andygriff scored 3 / 5 on 12/11/2012

Stayed here for one nite.. Was very central as we were going to concert in Opera House.. Only issue is Parking is very limited (which they make you aware of on the Hotel) but plenty on street parking.. Staff were friendly and food was good also;)

Antoinette scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2012

We had a fabulous time .Staff were very helpful and friendly . Could not fault anything about our stay.

Marie scored 4 / 5 on 26/10/2012

Excellent - staff so helpful and pleasant - only stayed one nght and no complaints - Great value and right in centre with easy access to all areas. - parking as advised on website is restricted but plenty of street disc parking outside and parking discs sold at hotel reception. Had bar food which was very good. Willl be back !!

Maria scored 4 / 5 on 24/09/2012

Bedrooms lovely slightly dated decor wise but had comfy beds and lovely plump pillows and duvet, tons of storage space,'huge bathroom with lovely power shower and a real hairdryer not one of those wall mounted rubbish ones. Leisure centre excellent, changing rooms showers left a lot to be desired but we showered in our room so no probs. Food excellent from breakfast to dinner. Staff second to none...absolutely excellent. Would recommend this hotel.

Nicky scored 4 / 5 on 21/09/2012

Hotel was nice, food fab, room fab .... Stafff extremely friendly!! Would recommend this hotel.

Marie scored 4 / 5 on 20/09/2012

Very enjoyable stay. Staff were excellent. Very friendly. Marie and Noel August

Carole scored 1 / 5 on 24/08/2012

The photos do not live up expectations. The Maldron in Cork is run down and tired. On leaving the lift the first thing I saw were splotches of white paint on orange coloured walls. The carpet in the room itself was stained which gave an impression of it being dirty. Not a hotel I would recommend. Paid a similar rate for a four star hotel in Kilkenny - and there was no comparison whatsoever to the Maldron - thankfully.

Barry scored 2 / 5 on 24/08/2012

it was ok staff were friendly and room was comfortable but parking was an issue and they had a bird scarer outside our room and it would be going off from early morning.

Geraldine scored 2 / 5 on 15/08/2012

When the only options were Double and Single at time of booking I was extremely surprised to get a twin and triple room....I also asked for the Double room to be on the ground floor or near a lift and this was not offered..with the triple room which was given instead of a double being the furthest room from the lift. Otherwise the generous basket of chips and cocktail sausages were definitely so but one would have done the 3 of us in the group. The breakfast was good, but salt needed refilling and jugs would have been useful!!! Simple and nice, clean but a little dated...

Danny scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2012

The Maldron in Cork may be rated a 3 star, but it's certainly a boarder line 4 star no doubt! My girlfriend and I stayed there recently midweek & loved it! The room was great, the meal was great & the hotel looks really nice! No real problems to report on, except the price of drinks in the bar but that's standard with almost every hotel at this stage in this country! Staff were very helpful and friendly & everyone we spoke to seemed to enjoy their stay also! Will look forward to returning :)

Caddie scored 2 / 5 on 21/04/2012

My partner and I stayed here for two nights recently, the Hotel is in a very good location, within 5/10 walk from Patrick's Street. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was on the 5th floor and had a lovely view over Cork City. The room was comfortable and clean but one fault we found was that the room was cold during the day and too hot at night. We had to block the windows with towels and the curtain's to keep our the draught during the day and leave the windows open at night. The food served in this hotel is very disappointing, we eat in the bar on our first night the food was okay not great. Breakfast was served from 7.30am to 10.30am, I got to the restaurant about 09.50am on our first morning, there was a selection of Tinned Fruit, Fruit Juices and Cereals. The Orange juice was watered down, the food in the hot counter was very disappointing, on asking a member of staff if that was it? she informed me that the chef was making more scrambled egg and bacon but as I was the last person down or something to that effect. The plus side to the breakfast was I could make my own tea and toast my own bread, but as usual the selection of jams was Strawberry or Orange Marmalade which I detest (Why oh Why do Irish Restaurants and Hotels only serve these two varieties). In fairness to the Chef he did cook fresh bacon and scrambled egg for me. Our breakfast on the second morning was a little bit better there was even yogurts to go with the Tinned fruit and the orange juice tasted like orange juice, the hot food was a little hotter and fresher than the day before. My advice to anybody thinking of booking Bed & Breakfast is just book Bed only and walk approx 5/10 mts to Patrick Street where there any number of Coffee Shops/Restaurants where you can buy a decent breakfast.

Theresa scored 4 / 5 on 14/04/2012

I stayed in the maldron hotel, cork with my daughter for two nights over the easter holidays. We had a fantastic time. Our room was so clean and spacious and the staff were so friendly, welcoming and helpful at reception. We were also happy with the lovely breakfast. The one and only downside was myself and my daughter went to go for a swim at 7pm one evening and when after getting changed into our swim gear, and going in the pool, we were informed that kids were not allowed in the pool after 7pm. We were disappointed that we were not informed of this beforehand. I think that kids over 12 years of age should be allowed use the pool until at least 8pm in the evening.

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