• Family Friendly Hotel Cork - Kids Club

    Crafty Kids Club

Cork hotel with a kids club: Maldron Shandon Cork City

Our family friendly hotel with dedicated Kids’ Club offers a variety of fully supervised fun filled activities to make your child’s stay a memorable one! Our younger guests may avail of a varied choice of activities each day to keep them entertained including arts and crafts, movie time and much more!

Here at the Maldron Hotel Cork we are dedicated to making the ultimate holiday memories for the whole family! For our active younger guests we offer the Crafty Kids with our compliments, guaranteed to be a big hit with everyone.

During the school holidays our Crafty Kids club will be available to join each evening and will provide a range of amusing activities such as face painting, Movie night with popcorn, colouring competition, “Tricky Trev” balloon making puppet and magician show to name but a few!

We do vary the schedule to suit the preferences of the children present and the schedule does change daily. Our Crafty Kids Club is most suited to children from age 4 to 12 and registration takes place at reception before you head to our dedicated crafty kids room on the mezzanine level. Please note that the kids camps are seasonal, subject to availability and do require a minimum of 5 kids to run so please ensure to pre-book your child’s place today before your next family holiday!

Meanwhile, in Bells Bar or Grain & Grill Restaurant, Mum and Dad can relax and unwind, confident in the knowledge that their children are having a fun filled time!

Crafty Kids is the perfect addition to any family break, so go ahead and book one of our family rooms today!

Activities vary to suit the preferences of the children on the day and can include:

  • Face painting
  • Movie night with popcorn
  • Colouring competition
  • “Tricky Trev” balloon making puppet & magician show
  • Musical games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Crafty Kids storytelling
  • Play doh & painting

Crafty Kids is lots of fun for 4-12 year olds. Little ones under 4 can take part too but they’ll need to be supervised by a parent or guardian. Register at reception before you head to our dedicated Crafty Kids room on the mezzanine level.

Please note supervised Crafty Kids Club is seasonal, subject to availability and require a minimum of 5 children to run so please pre-book your child’s place before your next family holiday.

Kids Club Dates

Crafty Kids Club at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City operates during major school holidays. We are running many different activities over the Easter break, for more information view our schedule below.

Easter Break Schedule

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Common Questions

  • What time is check-in?

    Check-in is at 2pm on the day of arrival.

  • What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12pm on the day of departure.

  • Can I get an early check-in?

    An earlier check-in is subject to availability and can not be guaranteed until the day of arrival. If your room is ready early we will be happy to check you in. Otherwise, we are happy to store your luggage until your room is ready.

  • Can I get a late check-out?

    Late check-out is available at a fee and must be arranged with the reception during your stay. Please note, that a late check-out is subject to availability.

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

    Bookings require a credit card for guarantee only unless otherwise stated. For some special offers and specific dates, full payment is required at the time of the 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.

  • Can I cancel or amend my booking?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City offers free cancellation up to 2pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on maldronhotels.com or maldronhotelshandoncorkcity.com. 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.

  • What times is food served?

    Our Grain & Grill restaurant serves breakfast from 7am to 10.30am Monday to Friday and from 8am to 11am weekends and bank holidays. Dinner is served daily at our Grain & Grill restaurant from 6pm until 9pm. Lunch menus are also available for groups but do need to be reserved in advance.

    Bells Bar serves 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 a 24-hour sandwich and pizza menu available for room service.

  • How far away is Cork city centre?

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

  • How far is Cork airport/ Kent train station/ Parnell Bus Station from the Hotel?

    Cork airport is a short 20 minute drive to the hotel, there is also a frequent bus to the city centre from and to the airport. Kent train station is a 15 minute walk from the hotel and Parnell bus station is only a 10 minute walk from our hotel. Our proximity to Cork’s main transport services makes travelling to or from Maldron Shandon Cork City easy and stress free.

  • Is car parking available at the hotel?

    Our guests can avail of special discounted rates at Carroll’s Quay Car Park, located only a 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Please arrive at the 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.

  • Does the hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City has a 20m indoor swimming pool. Moreover, our guests have access to the Club Vitae leisure centre with a fully equipped gym, separate kids pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. We are proud to have some of the finest leisure facilities in Cork!

  • Does the hotel offer family facilities?

    Yes, our complimentary Crafty Kids Club is available during school holidays. We also have a kids’ pool and large family bedrooms available. Check out more about family holidays on our website.

  • Do you accommodate rooms for 2 adults and 3 children?

    Yes, we offer family rooms in the hotel which have 1 double and 2 single beds. We are happy to negotiate a rate for interconnecting rooms. Please contact us directly to discuss +353 (0)57 869 5900.

  • Are cots available?

    Yes, cots are available. Please make sure to book your cot at the time of the booking as they are on a first booked, first guaranteed service.

  • Are there ironing facilities in the bedrooms?

    Yes, we have ironing facilities in all of our bedrooms.

  • Are there hairdryers in the bedrooms?

    Yes, we have hairdryers in all of our bedrooms.

  • Are there smoking rooms in the hotel?

    No, we operate a smoke free policy in Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City and therefore we do not have smoking rooms. Please note that a failure to adhere to this policy will result in an additional cleaning charge.

  • 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 here more of our history.

  • How can I contact the hotel?

    If you have any further enquiries please contact reservations via phone +353(0)21 452 9200 or email reservations.shandon@maldronhotels.com.

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