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Shandon Bells

Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
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Ranked #47 of 60 Cork B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin G Port Coquitlam, Canada
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked how you were able to ring the bells yourself. There are several strings inside the tower that are attached to different bells. You can pull the strings to play music for the entire city. There is even sheet music so you can play your favourite songs on the bells

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm writing this review only now because I noticed that the place is on Trip Advisor. Been there on January, we left after the first night after founding (in the morning) a bed bug in our bed. We hadn't the possibility to leave a review because the website that we used doesn't allow you to review one place if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I stayed at Shandon Bells for two nights, whilst in Cork for a conference. The room was nicely decorated, with a tv, hairdryer, cookies and tea. The bathroom could have been cleaner and the water warmer but, apart from that, the place was nice. The woman working there was very friendly and she waited to give me my keys as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I just love this place. I have stayed here on multiple occasions and if I could, I would stay there every time I went to Cork. It can sometimes be hard to book a room but this is because of its excellent location right next door to UCC, its prices and its absolute charm. Now, if you're looking for perfection... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had originally booked this 'B&B' through Booking.com which is safe, quick, and very handy.I then had to switch dates and ultimately used the B&B'S own website to book. I had not received a confirmation email; and had no proof that I had booked, so I was very nervous and on my way to Cork (from Belfast) I decided to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A real doll's house look like. This B&B is pretty small, well located just outside the Cork citycenter, nice fornitures '800 century style. Feels like being in Alice's Wonderland universe, nice bed really good private bathroom and for those who rent a car to travel as me and my girlfriend did, is perfect cuz it has a private parking place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We found this B&B very comfortable , Room 2, ultra clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. Getting to the Dinning Room for breakfast was a bit of a trek up and down stairs and parking was tight in the front of the house - not for anyone wit a big car. Overall a very good experience and a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Reluctant to write a bad review as overall everything was fine. Stayed in room 11 for two nights from 6 Feb 2015. Noticed tiny little reddish brown thing on sheet in morning and thought nothing of it. Then developed around 60 itchy red marks mainly on face neck arms and ankles. Googled it and turns out the little thing on... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Just returned from a visit after staying 3 dreadful nights in Room 1 on the ground floor. This has been one of my worst experiences at a B&B. While the room has clearly been redecorated recently and looked wonderful with a beautiful bathroom etc my visit was completely spoilt by the dreadful smell in the room - especially from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Very small room ("economic" room n°11), a bit old (but globally clean), and unfortunately I found one living insect on the bed in the morning (quite sure it's a bed bug), so I cancelled my second night.

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