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"No Chashback possible. In the room it smells from the Pool. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 15 Oct 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the helpful staff at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from English Market. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant. Built in 1836, this 4-star hotel has 101 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and satellite TV channels.

  • All rooms offer satellite TV, room service and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy Irish cuisine while dining at Grain & Grill Restaurant
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the breakfast and the clean guestrooms
  • Steps from Bells of Shandon and St. Anne's Shandon Church

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€88* Per night/room 26 Jan - 27 Jan

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room (& Single Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork

Everyone (4) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (4) Friends (5) Other (1)
1 out of 5

wouldn't stay again

Pros: nothing
Cons: eeverything
Went to the hotel for one night got there car park was full sign outside said if full talk to reception i taught maybe an overflow area. Spoke to the guy behind the desk ignorant is to nice a word told me i would have to sit in the car and wait till space became free or park on road outside and (pay) car park has about 15 spots that are all taking up by staff id say as there would be more than 15 working there. on internet describes parking as limited. but 15 spaces for such a big hotel is shocking...... only good point in the hotel were the bar staff very nice made us feel welcome and very helpful. But the reception desk ... these people are working with the public everyday... my good there manners a disgrace (not all i will add) i got up the next morning to find out the 189 i paid did not include breakfast i had to pay a charge of 29 euro for the breakfast. for it only to be have cooked like something a child had put together....sausages half cooked i wouldn't let my kids eat them scrambled egg was overflowing with water all and all not a great experience... but one thing is for sure i will not being staying there again id rather sleep on the streets in cork ...

Posted by on 17 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5
No Chashback possible. In the room it smells from the Pool.

Posted by on 15 Oct 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Nov 2016 by Robert McCarthy

Dear Sir/ Madam, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I will follow up with Housekeeping regards the smell in the room as this is not up to our usual standards, I assure you. I hope to welcome you back to the Maldron Hotel Cork soon. Kind Regards, Robert McCarthy, General Manager.

1 out of 5

house of horrors next to grave yard

Pros: carpark
Cons: staff,a bit of hospitality training would help, carpet in bedroom and stairs one without a big stain or patch would do.
Location: nothing really outstanding.
hotel staff never had a pleasant look on their faces always seemed to be over worked,having an evening meal meant the whole evening waiting and when starter arrived the one slice of brown bread could have been used as an anvil it was so hard, but the waitress didnt seem to mind when we brought it to her notice she just changed it for another hard one not as hard. no soap or toilet brush in room,when my wife asked for a jug for some milk she was given a glass and told there was a shortage of jugs, room cleaner knocking the bedroom door at 8.30 am wanting to get in and clean the room laughable.

Posted by , from ireland on 29 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

Short stay

Welcoming and friendly. Food and drink reasonably priced in keeping with surrounding bars and restaurants. Family room was very spacious and clean. Spa facilities great. Overall a very pleasant experience. Thanks

Posted by on 10 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Weekend stay

All in all a fantastic hotel The staff were extremely friendly and helpful The bar area is comfortable The facilities are upto date and all you will require I'll be back for sure

Posted by on 10 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

nIce getaway, good location

room was recently redone so was impressed with the quality. Good location, reception could be a bit more pleasant and forthcoming. Wasn't informed of check-out times or breakfast etc.

Posted by on 10 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

Family trip

Very comfortable stay, good bar food, best part of stay was friendliness of the staff .

Posted by on 12 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Really central....once we found it

A really pleasant stay. Our main difficulty was FINDING The Maldron. Although we had print of Cork, we initially found the hotel very difficult to find. Granted it was dark, and in a hire car, but because of the many one-systems in Cork,what appeared to simple was not. Now we know how to get there, we would definitely choose The Maldron again.

Posted by on 12 Jan 2015

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3 out of 5

Excellent Location with good leisure facilities

My room was dated, the bed was comfortable, the bath was full sized and the shower was brilliant. I couldn't fault the location, just a short walk from the center with all that Cork City has to offer. The Shandon Bells and Butter Museum are literally a few steps from the hotel entrance and both are worthwhile of a visit, very interesting. I really enjoyed the leisure facilities: a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, hot tub and gym. The staff were friendly and helpful. I thought that the hotel meals were a little expensive but acknowledge that hotel meals usually do cost more than restaurants in town. All in all I had a good stay and will definitely stay at this hotel again if I can get the same package. Try this hotel, I do not think you will be disappointed - I wasn't. Mo Cox

Posted by on 30 Apr 2014

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3 out of 5

ok for one night

Phone didnt work in the room, wanted to order room service, had to go down to the bar was waiting 30 minutes and food wasn't the best! The gym was good plenty of cardio equipment, pretty busy. Bed was comfy!

Posted by on 24 Jan 2014

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About the Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork

Location John Redmond Street, Cork, Cork T23 X94W

Property Features

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork offers its guests an indoor pool, a kids' pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The family-friendly Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork also features tour or ticket assistance, coffee/tea in common area, and concierge services. This 4-star Cork hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1836
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Cork (ORK) (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: CORK (Station) (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)

Room Amenities

Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork offers 101 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2017.

  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

Grain & Grill Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Bells Bar – This bar specialises in Irish cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 50.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 14 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Maldron Hotel & Leisure Centre Cork
  • Maldron Leisure Centre Cork
  • Maldron Hotel Shandon
  • Maldron Hotel Cork
  • Maldron Cork
  • Maldron Hotel Leisure Centre Cork
  • Cork Maldron Hotel
  • Maldron Shandon Cork
  • Maldron Shandon
  • Maldron Shandon Cork Cork
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  • Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork Hotel Cork

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM
  • Up to 2 children aged 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.