Family Hotel In Cork City

At Maldron Hotels our goal is to keep every member of the family entertained. Our team are committed to ensuring you’ll never hear those dreaded words “I’m bored” during your family break in Cork.

Our Family Rooms are spacious and comfortable; the leisure centre boasts separate children’s pool; we run free Crafty Kids Club during the school holidays* and with Cork on our doorstep we take the hassle out of organising family hotel breaks.

This Summer think Cork for that family break away! With fantastic family offer including breakfast each morning, dinner on  one evening and tickets to the fantastic Fota Wildlife park for the whole family, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is the place to stay!

8 Reasons to Book

  • Crafty Kids Club free activities*
  • Swimming pool & separate kids pool
  • Kids menus
  • Extra large family rooms for 2 adults + 3 kids
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout hotel
  • Family friendly hotel
  • Excellent city centre location
  • Discount to family attractions
  • Family Friendly Hotel Cork - Kids Club

    Crafty Kids Club

    Fun filled activities to make your child’s stay memorable!

  • Kids Menu

    Packed with flavour, packed with taste!

  • Things To Do

    With so much to explore you won’t hear “I’m bored”

  • Family Rooms

    Extra large family rooms for 2 adults & 3 or 4 kids


* Crafty Kids Club for children aged 4 – 12 years old. Please reconfirm dates at time of booking. Subject to availability and minimum numbers.

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Common Questions

  • Can I cancel or amend my booking?

    Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork CIty offers free cancellation up to 2.00pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on or Some special offers and key dates may specify a special cancellation policy, these will be clearly outlined in the terms & conditions.

    Reservations booked on third party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies, please refer to your confirmation email.

  • Does the hotel have a pool?

    We have some of the finest leisure facilities in Cork! Guests enjoy full use of our Club Vitae leisure centre with fully equipped gym, 20m swimming pool, separate kids pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

  • Is car parking available at the hotel?

    Our guests can avail of special discounted rates at Carroll’s Quay Car Park, located only 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Please arrive at reception to check-in and we can provide these tickets to you.

    On-street metered parking is available in the immediate locality and there are a very limited number of parking spaces at the hotel allocated on first come, first served basis. Read full details of parking at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City options and current rates.

  • Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is pleased to offer complimentary WiFi in all public areas and bedrooms.

  • What times is food served?

    grain & grill restaurant serves breakfast 7.00am to 10.30am Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 11.00am weekends and bank holidays. Dinner is served daily in grain & grill restaurant from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. Lunch menus are also available for groups but do need to be reserved in advance.

    Bells Bar served coffees and pastries from 10.30am to 12.30pm daily and full bar food menu from 12.30pm to 9.30pm.

    Outside of these times we have 24 hour sandwich and pizza menu available from room service.

  • What is the history of the hotel?

    Constructed in 1720, our building was the North Infirmary Hospital serving the people of Cork until its closure in 1987. After period of dereliction it was converted into a hotel and subsequently acquired and upgraded to the 4 star Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City. Read more of our history here.

  • How far is Cork city centre?

    We are located in the historic Shandon district of downtown Cork. The famous Cork Opera House is just across the River Lee with St Patrick’s Street a short stroll beyond.

  • Will my credit card be charged at time of booking?

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless otherwise stated. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at time of booking but these terms will be outlined in the special offer terms & conditions. For all rooms that are being paid for in cash must be accompanied with Photographic Id. No rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.


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