Girlie Getaway in Cork

Planning a Girls Night Away in Ireland?

Located right in the heart of Cork city’s shopping and entertainment district, Maldron Hotel South Mall is the perfect base for you and your girls getaway. Spend the day shopping or in some of Cork’s most Instagrammable spots, then come back to our spacious and modern bedrooms that accommodate 3 to 4 people comfortably and are ideal for getting ready together and making some fun memories!

If you’re looking for the ideal bridal shower experience or a getaway with friends in Cork, Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City has it all! If you’re a bridal party this is a chance to get a weekend away with the girls and spend some quality time in the run-up to one of the most significant days of your life, so it’s important to us that it’s a stay to remember for you and your friends.

We provide a variety of packages to get your group started and we can customise our offerings to your specific needs to ensure a memorable experience. Additionally, we offer some unique extras such as cocktail or gin tasting classes, dining and an afternoon tea package.

Girlie Packages

Packages on offer for sharing on dinner, bed and breakfast basis. The package includes a glass of bubbles on arrival in our Grain & Grill Bar and a delicious main course. This offer is valid for 10 or more guests. (3 people per room)

Why not add a Cocktail or Gin Tasting Class or enquire about our Finger Food options and BBQ Menus. Contact the hotel for more information.


BBQ Options

Enjoy a delicious BBQ in our private courtyard or in our Red Bean Roastery Cafe, where our professional team will take care of you and your guests.

Relax in the sunshine and enjoy mouth-watering food, refreshing drinks and a live DJ. Choose from a range of delicious food including locally sourced meats, vegan options, salads and sides. Prices starting from €25 per person.

Our courtyard is an entirely private space which can hold up to 35 people and our Red Bean Roastery is a semi-private indoor space with outdoor seating which can hold up to 80 people, a perfect venue for a family celebration or for a bridal party in the heart of Cork City. Live Dj can be arranged. Minimum numbers of 20 people apply”

BBQ Menu


Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in our Grain & Grill Restaurant, treats include delectable finger sandwiches, a selection of mini desserts, and homemade scones with jam and cream, not to mention our very own Red Bean Roastery coffee and a selection of traditional and herbal teas.

  • Afternoon tea €20 per person.

Why not compliment it with a glass of prosecco for €5 per person.
Reservations are requested in advance, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking.

To make a reservation, please contact 353 21 2037000 or email us at 

Group Activities in Cork City

We’ve created a list of our favourite group activities in Cork that are ideal for a fun filled weekend.

We Escape

This is a great activity for the friends to have fun together as a team. For 60 minutes, a group of people is confined in a themed chamber (such as the Black Pyramid, Dumbledore’s Labyrinth, Last Secret, 1944, or Sherlock Holmes) and together your friends must solve a mystery to escape. This activity will have your group talking and interacting and give them something to giggle about throughout the evening. Booking is essential directly with We Escape

The Makeup Genie

Gather your girls, pop the bubbly, and get ready to hit the city. The Makeup Genie will come to the hotel and glam you all in the comfort of your room. It’s a lot of fun, and your makeup will last the entire night!!!
Booking is essential at The Makeup Genie.

Old Oak & Cyprus Avenue

Just a 2-minute walk from us the Old Oak an over-21 Late bar has live music on Wednesday and Sunday evenings with a DJ on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.  Late Bar every night with no cover charge, this is an excellent spot to start or finish the evening. Walk Ins only.

Cyprus Avenue, located above the Old Oak, is home to some of the world’s biggest acts performing intimate shows. Cyprus Avenue has long been a focal point of Cork’s live music scene. Capturing the very best in local, national, and international acts. For upcoming gigs and tickets book online Cyprus Avenue 

ZipIt Forest Adventures

Zipit’s circuits are jam-packed with entertaining features such as zip lines, swinging logs, cargo nets, and rope bridges. What better way to celebrate an upcoming event than zipping down a zipline and swinging across a cargo net with your friends and family! Your group will be talking about your day at Zipit for years to come, accompanied by amazing photos! Booking required at Zipit

So, what’s stopping you? Get the girls together and head to Cork now!

Car Parking and Directions

There is no parking onsite, but we do have agreed discounted rates with Q-Park in City Hall (2-minute walk from the hotel across the River)

  • Parking from 5.00pm to 12.00 noon the following day is €11
  • 24 hour parking €15
  • 48 hours parking €27
  • 72 hours parking €37

Travelling to Dublin

  • Distance 260km
  • Journey time 2h 40 mins (approx)

Travelling to Limerick

  • Distance 100km
  • Journey Time 1h 25 mins (approx)

Travelling to Cork Airport

  • Distance 9km
  • Journey Time 15 to 20 minutes
  • *Allow additional time during busy travel periods

Travelling to Shannon Airport

  • Distance 135km
  • Journey Time 1 hour 35 mins (approx)

Public Transport

From Kent Train Station

Maldron Hotel South Mall is only a 10-minute walk from Kent Train Station. From here you can get trains to Limerick, Dublin, Tralee. There are also commuter trains Cobh and Middleton in East Cork.

From Cork Parnell Place Bus Station

Maldron Hotel South Mall is opposite Cork Parnell Place Bus Station. From here you can get buses to Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Kerry. Many of the City services also operate from here.

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For more information, or to book, please contact us on 021 203 7000 or email 

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