Family Staycation in Cork

Planning a family trip to explore the Rebel County? Be it a stroll around the City Centre soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying some shopping or getting out in the great outdoors exploring all that Cork has to offer. The hotel is the ideal base to explore all that Cork has to offer including the many beaches along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you can enjoy some whale watching, kayaking or just watching the world go by. Stroll along the Port of Cork Marina to Blackrock Village where you can explore the Castle and Observatory. Feeling adventurous why not visit Zipit in Farren Woods, or head to Ballyhass lakes for some water adventure. Visit the Blarney Castle or lose yourself in their beautiful gardens. There are many fun family activities to explore and something to keep all ages happy.

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Maldron Hotel South Mall VIP Earth Watcher

We are all about sustainability at Maldron Hotel South Mall and we want to reward our mini guests and make them an honouree Maldron ‘VIP Earth Watcher’.


You will notice some of the sustainability changes that we have made and “Bee” sure to visit our Bee Hotel and herb garden on the 8th floor of the hotel.


We would love for you to share this by bringing a bit of it home with you. On departure, your “Maldron VIP Earth Watcher” will take home a mini biodegradable pot and sunflower seeds.


Share photos of your growing experience with us! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and you could win a weekend stay at the Maldron Hotel South Mall for your family!

Family Rooms

We offer comfortable and spacious family rooms that will ensure 2 adults and 3 children sleep comfortably. The whole family will be ready to explore Cork and make some precious family memories. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and are equipped with Chromecast TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Family Attractions in Cork

There are many family attractions within walking distance of the hotel including Fitzgerald’s Park & Playground, Shandon Bells, Elizabeth Fort or why not hire bikes and cycle one of the many cycle routes close to the City.

Cork boasts some spectacular beaches some within 30 minutes drive from the hotel including Garretstown & Garrylucas Beach, both in West Cork not far from the Old Head of Kinsale & Old Head Golf Club. They are both a short drive from Kinsale which is a historic port and fishing town.

The town has lots of lovely artisan cafés and restaurants, many overlooking the seafront serving delicious seafood. Or head East to Garryvoe Beach which is a 30 minutes drive from the City towards Midleton home of the Jameson Distillery. From the sea, you can see Ballycotton lighthouse and drive or walk along the coastline. All the beaches are ideal for a family stroll, swimming, sand-castle making, kite-flying, a game of football or frisbee.

Rumley's Farm

Rumley’s Farm is located in Waterfall, Cork. It has a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for children of all ages and has many exotic and domestic animals. Enjoy a relaxing 2km walk around the walkway, a petting zone, a tractor-drawn trailer ride, zip lines, robotic milking machine and more.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is located on Fota Island, just 10km from our hotel. The park sits on a 100 acre site, where animals roam in their natural habitat. See monkeys, giraffes, tigers and more enjoy their freedom in this beautiful park.

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Cork City Gaol

Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage – much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol, is located 2 km from Patrick’s Street. While the magnificent castle-like building is now a major and unique visitor attraction, this Gaol once housed 19th century prisoners.

Visitors get a fascinating insight into day-to-day prison life at a time when the high walls ensured no escape and denied law-abiding citizens the opportunity to see one of the finest examples of Ireland’s architectural heritage.

Contact Us

With fantastic family offers and friendly staff, Maldron Hotel South Mall is the place to stay!

To book, contact us on +353 (0)21 203 7000 or email:

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