Shopping Break in Cork

If you are looking for an exciting shopping experience, then Cork is the place for you. We have a huge variety of stores for all tastes, and all budgets. With familiar high street brands, as well as an exquisite selection of local outlets, there is something for everyone.

Merchants Quay, less than 10 minutes’ stroll from us on Patrick’s Street, boasts a wide range of the biggest department stores. From Debenhams to Marks & Spencer, so many hours can be spent here browsing through the rails.

Cork’s newest street Opera Lane is just around the corner from Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City offering many familiar UK and European brands including the best fashion mix in the city. With stores like River Island, Topman, Next and Zara offering the latest styles, you’re sure to be laden with new threads.

The Cornmarket Centre, with its main tenant TK Max, has a number of shops that may tickle your fancy once you have exhausted the bargain rails. With outdoor adventure shops and clothing shops on its ground floor.

For those looking for an authentic Cork experience, The English Market, which has many local food stalls selling wines, meats and cheeses, is worth a visit if only to enjoy the unique feel of the lovingly restored market that has been trading since 1788.

Looking for a hotel near Mahon Point Shopping Centre? Mahon Point Shopping Centre is located on the outskirts of Cork city, just a 15 minute drive from the Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork, and is Cork’s newest shopping centre with cinemas, shops and restaurants to meet all tastes. You can (and should) spend a whole day here browsing the newest fashions, dining or even catching the latest blockbuster in the modern Omniplex Cinema located at the Debenhams end of the complex.

Cork’s suburbs all boast shopping locations, with Wilton and Douglas having excellent shopping centres offering opportunities for shopping and dining alike.

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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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