Maldron Hotel Cork
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... was and it was a one way street so every time we wanted to go back, we had to go around the block, across the river and do a crazy u-turn to get back, all was completely fine. We even got an exit seat on ryanair so heaps of leg room. In Cork went to dinner at a really lovely restaurant as recommended by the host of our bnb, then for a walk around Cork, and finished the day with Pete's first proper Irish Guinness. Now it's time to plan the next few days and head to sleep. What a ...
... that Ian wasn't allowed in! He's probably 11 or 12, and he was with his parents, but they still wouldn't let him stay! It was so ridiculous. So the three of them had to leave. The poor kid was shattered too, he had really been looking forward to bowling! We had an hour of bowling (our lane didn't quite finish our game) and Lyle won the whole thing. After we finished we stayed on and played some pool for a while, then me, Darren, Duane and ...
... barren mountains, gorgeous beaches (but not as beautiful as our own Santa Rosa Beach), and lush, verdant pastures for sheep and cattle.
Today (Wednesday, 5/22) we headed out from Killarney and visited the Ross Castle, the Muckross Park (a hunting lodge/manor house where Queen Victoria stayed in 1861), and the Cahill Castle before ending at Cork. Many of the Castles in Ireland are actually "tower homes" and quite unique to Ireland. At one time there ...
... or enclosed within well built stone walls that made me think these buildings and trades must have been passed down through many generations.
We rode mostly in comfort but with a little bit of nervous energy as we did know quite what to expect once we arrived in Cork or what our next host, Darren, would be like. After the gracious generosity and easy friendship we found with Barry, we certainly hoped for the best, but there ...
... italics because they do not start until February 14th
Mal/Mom: Remember when you said I would acquire a wine taste? I have, fast. Only because it is the cheapest. I can't believe how expensive alcohol is here.
Another thing they do differently in Ireland is that they always walk on the left or the enter door is always on the left. It is so hard to get used to, I can't even ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Maldron Hotel Cork
I have stayed here twice now and each time I've had problems. One of the worst things about this hotel is that it only has one really small elevator for over 100 rooms. If families are staying on the upper floors then the chances of getting down quick are very slim. Buggy-pushing parents beware! You will be waiting a while until you get the empty elevator which only holds two people and a buggy! Members of my family who stayed on a different floor to me had shouting in the room next to them for over an hour at 3am and I have had the experience of people running up and down hallways shouting the last time I stayed there. Staff seemed very lax about checking people in and the staff attitude in general was pretty poor. My parents weren't able to check in until 4pm, despite being told they could do it at 2pm, because the lady at the desk said the rooms were still dirty and being cleaned!
I have recently returned after a 2 night stay. The hotel is situated over the river about a 5 minute walk to the main shopping/eating areas of Merchant Quay and Patrick Street. There is a slight short hill before reaching the hotel which may affect those with walking difficulties or those with luggage (would recommend you get a taxi from the airport and not the bus - taxi is €13 - €15 one way dependent on traffic).
My husband and I stayed at Quality Inn Cork for one night during our trip to Ireland. We selected the hotel because of its proximity to the Blarney Castle which we were travelling to the next morning. (Blarney Castle is only about 15 minutes away.)
Revisited the Quality Hotel following a not-very-good stay earlier in the year. Must commend staff and management on the vast improvement. Though the rooms and decor were still of a high standard, the real work has gone on upgrading the menu particularly for children. The kids loved their proper (not just chips etc.) food and we almost envied them! Top marks alround! Very good value for money, especially with a number of children in tow.
Stayed there for two nights, clean rooms, good fully cooked buffet brekky, great bar and a swim and sauna to wash away the excess!! Paid 98 euros per room per night including brekky for two.
None of the dubious characters mentioned elsewhere were spotted, just a quiet part of town I think?
Pop into the wee bar down the hill on the way to town who's name escapes me (Buckleys??) and have one of the best pints of Murphy's in Cork (no groups).
For food, head to Scuzzi's (sp?) in town for good affordable food.
very near to city centre but bit of a hill. Excellent room very clean with everything you needed. Staff were all very good. Bar is ok and has a good deal of a meal and drink for ten euros. Plenty of places to eat and drink within five minutes. Would stay again , also we did not see any bad characters near by.
Myself and my girlfriend stayed in This hotel for 3 nights from the 28th March 2005. It is an excellent hotel and I cant understand anyone being negative in their reviews. The hotel is spotless and great value for money. The staff couldnt have been nicer and the leisure centre is a bonus. Definitely be back here. No doubt.
Me and my partner stayed at this hotel for 4 nights from 17th Feb. It cost us approx £100 a night, so for this we were expecting great things. Our room was clean but a bit shabby, duvet cover had holes in it, floor tiles in bathroom cracked, and room very small. Our bathroom was designed as a wet room, and it meant when you had a shower water went absolutely everywhere, and didnt drain away, to the point where it actually ran into the bedroom! Very noisy in the morning, think maybe we were above the kitchen? and could hear everyone walking past the room and their conversations, which meant no chance of a lie in! Location is good, about a 10 minute walk to Patrick street. Lesiure centre very nice and an good asset. Bar pretty expensive and majority of staff pretty miserable. Didnt go to restaurants in hotel so cant comment. Iwould not stay here again unless i got a very good deal i would say it is a hotel worth around €65 a night. definately not a 3* hotel (compared to English and most other European hotels). If you took away the leisure facilities i would say it is of a lower standard than a Travel Lodge.
Went to Cork for three nights for the Jazz festival, I got it for a fantastic price through ebookers - 274 € for the whole weekend for me and my boyfriend.
Good choice, centrally located, though off the main streets. Clean, warm and comfortable, though a little squeeky clean as newly developed when I visited. Fire doors make an awful noise 1st thing in the morning! Generally well recommended and a friendly, warm welcome throughout; good atmosphere in the bar in the evenings. Good quality breakfast for all tastes. Check out the Buttermarket and Shandon Church at the back of the hotel.