Maldron Hotel Cork

Address: John Redmond Street, Cork, County Cork, Ireland | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Shandon area of Cork, is near Butter Museum, Butter Exchange, Cork Vision Centre, and Firkin Crane Centre (aka the Institute for Choreography and Dance).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Maldron Hotel Cork

    Not A Happy Stay

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    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!

    Lastly, this hotel is not very good value and I won't be returning.

    Good city hotel

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    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).

    The reception staff were pleasant and helpful and the lounge and bar area "Bells Bar" are well decorated and furnished although small. We had an early dinner in the bar one night before leaving for the airport and took advantage of their special offer of any meal choice plus a pint for €10.00 or a soft drink for €9.00

    Meal choices include cajun chicken bap, fish & chips, steak burger + fries etc. Standard pub food - no complaints with very quick service.

    Breakfast was served in their Lannagan's restaurant and was self service with a choice of pastries, cereals, toast or cooked breakfast. Tea and coffee was served by the waiters and juices were self service.

    Rooms were nicely decorated (dark wood / dark colour scheme) with two chairs, small table, wardrobe, vanity table, tv and tea/coffee making facilities. No safety deposit box in the room. The bathroom was a good size and had a bath with a built in shower over it. No problem with cleanliness in our room.

    Did not try Club Vitae - their spa & fitness centre although it seemed popular with the locals.

    Decent location, Helpful Staff.

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    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.)

    Another bonus of the location is that it was only about a 5-10 minute walk from the City Centre. We walked there in the evening to enjoy pubs and live music on Paul Street.

    We appreciated that the hotel had free parking and that the front desk staff were all very knowledgeable about the area and free with advice on how to get from point a to point b.

    The rooms were very simple, no frills. They were not the cleanest either. The common areas of the hotel (lobby, restaurant, etc.) were very nice though. My biggest complaint about this hotel is that for what it was, it was quite overpriced. I would describe this hotel as a "budget accommodation", but at $150 (USD) it was hardly a budget price.

    If you do stay in Cork, it is worth a visit to St. Anne's Church. (Located directly across the car park from the Quality Inn.) For 6 Euro you can explore the historical church and, here is the best part, you can ring the church bells. They provide little song sheets that tell you which bells to ring in which order. You can play anything from "You are My Sunshine" to "Amazing Grace." Your song rings out all over Cork. Plus, the view from the top of the bell tower is spectacular. I have attached a photo of the view.

    One word of caution, you must climb many, many steps (which are also very narrow) to experience St. Anne's Church. Not recommended if you are not in good shape.

    Well Improved

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    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.

    Great Hotel

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    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.

    Excellent value

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    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.

    All positive

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    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.

    Hmmm not impressed

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    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.

    Perfect!

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    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.

    The room was a bit small but who cares your hardley in it at all. We had breakfast every morning, room service of course and it was lovely, bit pricey i thought though at €9 a head plus €2 each for service, but hey we were on holidays!!

    We also ate dinner there on one of the nights and it was fab and there was a lovely jazz band playing as we ate.

    The staff cannot do enough for you there either, really lovely and helpful.

    The hotel is less than a five minute walk from patrick street which was deadly as even though it did say it was a five minute walk from the hotel on there web site, i was still Skeptical.

    All in all a great hotel in a great location, the only complaint was the shower was broken but we had a bath so i didnt mind too much.

    Sound!

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    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Maldron Hotel Cork

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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