Had a short but sweet stay in the Maldron hotel in Cork. I have stayed in other Maldron hotels and have always found them to be excellent quality and value for money and their Cork base is no different. Reception staff were friendly and efficient, the room was perfect and location is great for walking into the City. We didn't get time to use the restaurant or leisure facilities this time but hopefully another time.
I thourghly enjoyed my stay at the Maldron..The food was excellent, the staff friendly and hard working. The rooms were well stocked with towels , kettle for tea/coffee, ironing board etc. The pool was what I enjoyed the most being able to relax with an early morning swim, I would have preferred if the pool was open at 7 prior to children coming for lessons at eightish., that would be my only complaint. . Apart from that I would certainly be willing to stay at the maldron again.
Regards Annette Duggan
Tricky parking. Accommodation OK - Gap between bath and wall. No hair conditioner. Poor TV reception.
FOOD AND SERVICE VERY GOOD.STAFF VERY HELPFULL.
BATH ROOM VERY SPARCE ,NO SHAMPOO OR,SHOWER CAP,NO TOILET BRUSH.
Lovely clean rooms, very friendly staff, great breakfast, just a little disappointed with having to pay for on street parking,
Nice hotel, nice staff and good food.........Wonderful Health Spa.
Third stay at the hotel and as good ad before. Spacious room with tea/coffee. Helpful staff. Very good.
Have stayed there numerous times and is in a great location and good value for money. Have no issues at all any time i stayed there. Rooms nice and comfortable.
Have already sent a review to tripadvisor because my husband stayed there 2 weeks ago.
I found the room to be value for money - clean and covered all the bases in what you would expect. Food from the bar was also quite good also. Found staff very polite and would defintiely come back again. If there was anything negative to mention - it would be location - but this does not distract from my overall feelings . I would recommend it to anyone.
i enjoyed my stay so clean and fresh,the staff are friendly,the food is fab and the rooms are so comfy,i would reccomend anyone to stay here its price is reasonable and the area is great plus the hotel itself is great ,,,,,
I have stayed at this hotel twice before as it's location is good for me and the 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner package was a good deal. However, I will try to find alternate accommodation in Cork for my next visit. The lack of secure parking is a major drawback for me. The worst part of my stay were the rooms I was allocated. On arrival I was allocated a room on the first floor. I found the carpet en route on the corridors to be very dirty and the long corridor that led to the room was freezing cold. I discovered that a window on the corridor was open and that it could not be closed. My room was warm inside however there was a really loud noise of wind howling and I discovered the noise was coming from the room door and was accompanied by a huge draft coming through the door. The remote control for the tv did not work in this room either. I asked to be moved as I really needed a good nights sleep. I was moved to a family room on the 3rd floor and this room also had it's problems. The room had a very bad odour of stale cigarette smoke even though it was designated as non-smoking. There was no waste basket in the room and the very large bathroom was freezing. I found that the decor in both rooms and bathrooms I was allocated was in need of refurbishment (chipboard panels around baths particularly, curtains hanging, ceilings in bad repair) and in all honesty could not rate this hotel more than three stars. The only saving grace for this hotel is the standard of the food served for breakfast and dinner and the helpfulness of its restaurant staff. I have always found the food to be consistently excellent and good value on my visits to this hotel.
My stay was good and will re-book again. The only down side was the parking, because I was arriving back after 6.30 each night, thecar park was always full. I had to use the street which was ticket controlled in the morning. Not ideal if you start a bit later in the day and if you end up. Parking at the top of the hill. .
Really friendly staff and so helpful! Stayed for 3 nights and a great time, only real complaint is that the rooms were too warm! Parking a bit of an issue but staff actually moved their cars to allow us to park. Would definitely stay again!
I found the staff very friendly and helpful. Originally I was placed in a room which I felt was not up to standard for the price I had paid. It was room 506 the room was cold I asked three times for the heating to be put on but nothing happened. The wind was blowing through the window and the furniture was old and chipped.
After the third time of asking for heat the very nice receptionist moved me to a far nicer room which was warmer and brighter, this made my stay so much more enjoyable. The food was good , room was clean and everything else was good. I don't know the standard of the other rooms but I would not want to stay in a room like 506 again.
Top marks for the receptionists.
The first room we were assigned to - Room 124 was very cold. There was an electric heater left in the room with one wheel broken on it. The water was lukewarm and decor was poor and in need of an update. When I asked at reception if we were suppose to leave the electric heater on all the time in order to heat the room the girl on reception moved us up to room 407 without any problem or fuss. Much nicer room, lovely and warm, loads of hot water and a lovely view out on church grounds. Breakfast was ok. Cereal and toast fine. Cooked breakfast not very appetizing to look at and looked like it had been there a while with the beans and eggs stirred occasionally to keep them from totally coagulating. Overall nice stay. Location excellent and no need to bring the car once you are parked up
I normally stayed at Jurys Inn - Andersons Quay on my visits to Cork. The Maldron was recommended to me by a close relative who lives in Cork. I must say I am glad I gave it a chance. The General Manager - Michael Lally, was very warm and welcoming, not to mention his dedicated staff who couldn't do enough for me. As for chef Noreen's scrambled egg, I never tasted better. So my slogan from here on in will be..
"The Maldron - Cork City: This Time, Next Time, Every Time!"
fantastic service staff couldn't be nicer.
room very comfortable and clean.
bar food very reasonably priced.
vey close to city centre,would definately stay here again!
Good location and staff really helpful and friendly. Found room rather noisy due to the constant rattle of the door
When people were walking by the room, leisure facilities are in need of updating and the car parking is an absolute NIGHTMARE !!!
The staff at the hotel were very welcomoning and friendly,we had food in the bar on both nights and found the food very good and reasonable. We have stayed in another Maldron Hotel and found the standard of the room to be poor in comparison. In the bathroom the fixtures were not up to standard ie:shower curtain some electrical fixtures were loose this was not good as we had small children would of liked more thing for the children to do playground would be good .Breakfast was goos and plenty of variety and lots of it.
The parking facility was poor but realise is it in the city centre.
We found the gym and leisure facilities very good,overall we had a good stay.
Staff very pleasant and helpful. Room comfortable. Some TV noise next door but thankfully not too long. Very good value for money. Towels probably don't need to be changed unless requested. A biscuit with the tea? Many thanks . Will definitely be back.
GOOD LOCATION & BIG ROOM FOR 2 ADULTS & 2 COTS.
Stayed for only 1 night, but was comfortable and reasonable value for money to include breakfast. Swimming pool was nice and bonus of a toddler pool which we used both. Fairly warm and good changing facilities, although 3 Euro each for mandatory swim cap was a bit steep.
Our room 404 was perfect for 18 month twins. Big enough for them to run around and bath made for a good nights sleep. Location was perfect to explore Shandon and Cork. We had dinner at the Four Liars Bistro (just up past the hotel towards the church) which I'd definitely recommend too.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel was very good. Nice choice of cooked food, cereal, croissants and fruits. The plentiful high chairs was also a bonus for us.
Some negatives - the lift took an absolute age each and every time we used it. Some of the decor and furniture is looking a bit tired and dated. The car park was very tight and we were lucky to squeeze in to a spot (although considering it's location to be free, you can't really complain about it).
All in all a good stay we enjoyed and would definitely stay there again for the right price.
Great location and friendly, helpful staff 3 star
The room was clean and warm and there was loads of hot water.
However, the two hair driers were useless - the black one had a broken plug while the white one overheated after less than two minutes and tripped out. Had to wait to let it cool down - I hate those hairdryers!
Not enough towels either.
The bird scarer recorded sounds was irritating and didn't scare the pigeons away - they hung and cooed at our window, which was covered in bird poop - nice!
€69 was good for two people but it's not the nicest Maldron I've stayed in.
Staff were friendly and welcoming.
Get the essentials right and people will put up with old furniture, etc. and return.
Our stay was excellent.
In particular, a male member of your staff kept the disabled parking spot free for us, even when we popped out in the car Saturday evening. This was very helpful because our disabled son was staying with us.
All the staff were polite, friendly and helpful.
We love the Maldron Cork because of the access to the Swimming pool for the kids and it's great close location to the City centre. We have stayed here on approx 6 times. This time we (2 adults 2 kids) stayed for two nights in room 506. This room is very poor and in need of repair. No heating working, window very badly in need of repair from draught and also very dangerous for kids (no safety lock). There is serious noise in the room when the shower/toilet is used in the adjoining room (507 I think). The staff are nice and friendly and the food was good. Management just need to sort some repairs and make sure this hotel is safe for young children. Rating = 2.
Comfortable. Within walking distance of Cork city centre. Good leisure area. Was accommodated very quickly when we asked to change from a smoke smelling room to a non smoking room. Staff very pleasant. and friendly. SS
We booked a Double room and we were given a room with 2 single beds, room smelt of smoke and we had to wait quiet a few minuites for hot water. only 1 bedside lamp.Rang to arrange towels to use the swimming pool at 8.50 a.m. and were unable to use pool as we were told it was too busy with swimming lessons which went on until 12 p.m. and at which time we had to checkout. Overall dissapointed.
The room ad staff were quite nice and up to a good standard. However, there were 2 things that made the stay less comfortable. The bed was very firm and not comfortable at all. As well, the 'spa' in the hotel was just a fitness centre with a small pool, over chlorinated whirlpool, and unkempt steam room and sauna. We were very disappointed that the spa was of such a low standard as we were planning to spend a good bit of time there.
Hotel was okay but a little hard to find. Limited parking. Biggest complaint was the pool is only open to 7:00 for children.
I really enjoyed staying in Maldron Hotel in Cork. The place is like 10 min walk from the city center. Helpful staff and nice rooms with extra comfy beds mekas the place feel almost like home.
We stayed for two nights in the maldron this weekend. I must say the staff are very friendly and the hotel is in the perfect location, which is about 5 minutes walk for the town but it was also not in the middle of all the pubs and clubs. Breakfast was lovely, maybe a little over priced at €12. We did not eat in the restaurant but in the bar instead. The food was beautiful bar food and very reasonably and the waitress and the chefs catered to our every last request. The only thing is the hotel rooms are not much. They were very clean and We still had a flat screen tv and everything but the room just seemed a bit too over lived in, now that is just me being picky. The only other thing, and this really did bug me at one stage was how thin the walls are. I would never usually complain about something like that but seriously every time someone closed their door in the middle of the night you would wake up. And I could hear people's conversations word for word. That would be the only bad point. But don't let it put you off staying, food is great and the staff even better.
I enjoyed my stay very much, I have stayed in this hotel many times and have had no problems with it. I have to say the staff are exceptional very friendly and nothing is too mich trouble.
recepion staff not too friendly as they only gave key cards and direction to rooms- no info on breakfast or leisure facilities
we were charged twice for breakfast - as this was already included in our booking - it was refunded but only after we produced original booking paperwork
bar staff very friendly and attentive
Really enjoyed a 3 night break in the Maldron. Breakfasts were excellent plenty of choice. We used the pool facilities on two occasions really nice to get a swim. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and I would recommend the hotel as excellent being so close the the centre of Cork.
We were very happy with our visit. The Maldron is a good 3-star hotel, offering a clean , comfortable room, and a satisfying breakfast. The reception staff were friendly and helpful.
(BTW, a little shampoo in the bathroom would be good. These days, it's expected.....)
Thank you for a pleasant stay.
Stayed there at the start of march 2013! Room was lovely and comfortable! Room was neat and kept tidy! Staff were very friendly and attentive to all our requests! Bells bar was lovely the beef dish was very enjoyable! Also the al a carte was a bargain as we attended the early bird and we were very pleased with the value for money! Only a stone throw from the city centre! And close to a few unique pubs and great atmosphere! :-)
Pleasant surroundings, very welcoming staff on Reception. Room clean. Ordered the Bar food, which arrived promptly and was huge !! Great Value. Only complaint: when I used the Juice machine at Breakfast time......I got a glas of water with an orangey scum on the top of it.....!! Couldn't drink it. Otherwise would recommend Hotel for an overnight stay.
Ideally situated for visit to Cork itself. Thoroughly enjoyed the pool facilities, felt fitter leaving than when I arrived!! Excellent breakfast and very helpful, professional staff. Will definitely stay again when in the area.
HI I stayed in Maldron Cork for two nights 22nd and 23rd of February, The staff were great and very friendly but the hotel was so cold my friend who was visiting from England could not get warm. The Bedrooms and bathroom were spacious but the lighting was poor and I couldnt see my book to read. Overall I would stay again and hope the heating would be bettere next time.
I am sorry to say my stay was not nice. The service in the restaurant was very poor and you had to wait a long time with very unpleasant staff. I would not rate the hotel and will not be going back to any of the maldron hotel again. JC Kildare
The hotel is situated in a nice part of the city and is within walking distance of shops, theatre, cinemas etc. Rooms are average size but the double beds are a bit on the small side. Parking although free, can be a major issue with limited spaces available meaning you have to try find a spot on the street if you can't get in. This may mean having to feed meters depending on the time of day. The bar is fairly bland and comes complete with big screen tellys blaring sport non stop. Not great for conversation. We ate once in the bar and the bar food was awful. Cheap catering stuff in beadcrumbs served with frozen chips - the kind food you get in a roadside cafe, not what you expect in a hotel. Maybe the A la Carte menu was better but we didn't try it a second time. We did order breakfast in bed and were disappointed to find out it was a cold breakfast - nothing hot available as room service. So for the pricey sum of €14.50 we got a yoghurt, cereal, tea and toast. It came without a knife to spread the butter so we ended up using the spoon. Room prices were average for a city centre hotel so no complaints there. They is a nice leisure centre but we didn't use it so I can't comment on it. Would I stay again? Highly unlikely.
HAD A WONDERFUL STAY IN THE MALDRON CORK, VERY CLEAN, FOOD VERY GOOD AND REASONABLY PRICED.
STAFF EXTREMELY HELPFUL, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST , VERY COMPETITIVELY PRICED.
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WE WILL STAY AGAIN.
Comfortable hotel, friendly staff and a great fitness club.
great location, great room. I can definitely recommend
Hotel needs a refurb badly, to expensive for what your getting. Staff are very friendly and helpfully. Wouldn't stay again unless it was given a complete over haul.
Hotel was clean and staff friendly.Room was very warm and quite difficult to get to in terms of the layout of the hotel as we stayed in 521.The parking is very poor and we had to drag our suitcases from the nearest multistorey to the hotel.Cost was very reasonable though and bar food very nice.
I was disappointed at the standard of the rooms!we booked the room as an early valentines getaway to cork as we were both working on the 14th! The smell along the corridor of cigarettes was awful! I previously stayed in your hotel and it was much better back then! The rooms were nothing like the pictures shown on your website! We would regularly travel up to cork for nights out and I must say would be reluctant to book a room with you again!
Great service, staff very friendly + extremely helpful. Rooms clean, spacious + comfortable. We would stay again, no hesitations.