Family Hotel In Cork City

At Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City our goal is to keep every member of the family entertained this Summer. Ideally located at the heart of Cork City, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring not only the city but the whole county. We are a family-friendly hotel, located near many of Cork’s most popular family attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Fitzgerald Park, and at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.

During your stay, you will have complimentary access to our Club Vitae leisure centre and 20m pool with dedicated kiddies pool while there is plenty of options on our kid’s menu in Grain & Grill Restaurant, guaranteeing there is something for everyone.

Our family rooms provide space and comfort, ensuring the perfect night’s sleep for 2 adults and up to 3 kids plus an infant. Our team are committed to ensuring you’ll never hear those dreaded words “I’m bored” during your family break in Cork.

Children’s Afternoon Tea

The perfect treat for a special occasion, served with juice or hot chocolate! Children’s afternoon tea is €14 per child.

Booking in advance is essential, minimum 24-hour notice is required. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Served daily from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. To book please call us on 021 452 9200 or email us at

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Large Family & Interconnecting Rooms

Our large and spacious family rooms can cater for families up to 2 adults and 3 children plus an infant. We also offer interconnecting rooms for larger and the option of rooms side by side for families with older kids giving you added space for your family break in Cork City. Interconnecting rooms are subject to availability. We also provide extra beds and cots upon request. All rooms have complimentary WiFi also.

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Cork Family Hotel with Swimming Pool

Our Club Vitae Leisure Centre, which all the family will have complimentary access to, boasts a 20-metre swimming pool including dedicated kiddies pool so its suitable and fun for all ages! For the “big kids”, the Club also includes a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and a fully equipped, state of the art gym.

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Family Friendly Dining

Here at Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City, we know how important it is to have a family friendly environment for family dining, from breakfast to lunch and dinner, our Grain & Grill Restaurant and Bells Bar welcome your family to dine in comfort. We have a range of family dining packages available and have young diner meals to cater to all tastes, including the pickiest eaters!

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Family Attractions in Cork City & County

Set in the heart of the Cork City and the gateway of the Wild Atlantic Way, Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is the ideal base for exploring one of Ireland’s most scenic counties. Located just 10-15 minutes from the M8 and just 5 minutes off the N20 from Limerick, Cork City is extremely accessible for your next family staycation. Popular family attractions near us include Fota Wildlife Park, Fitzgerald Park, the English Market, the Titanic experience, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Leahy’s Farm and some beautiful beaches. Check out our Family Staycation page for a full 5-day itinerary for your family break or check out the Pure Cork website for even more family break ideas in Cork!

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Perfect Family Staycation

For families, as part of our Crafty Kids activities at the hotel, we have created a fun family map that allows all the family to take part in our “Shandon Stroll” – a leisurely 5km loop walk packed with family-friendly free activities in Cork City! Tick off all the spots on your map and when you return to the hotel, there will be a small treat awating for the kiddies! Also, kids can hang their colouring pictures on our Crafy Kids Wall of Fame and recieve Activity Packs on arrival.

For more activities outside of the hotel, check out our full day itinerary jam packed with activities around the city and county!


Contact Us

To find out about our latest all-inclusive family offers, visit our special offers page, phone our friendly reservations team on +353 (0)21 452 9200 or email We would love to assist in planning and booking your family holiday to Cork.

8 Reasons to Book

  • Swimming pool
  • Kids pool
  • Kids menus
  • Extra large family rooms for 2 adults + 3 kids
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout hotel
  • Family friendly hotel
  • Excellent city centre location
  • Discount to family attractions

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