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Shandon Bells

Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We booked here at the last minute and the staff were friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed my stay, however it was a tad bit unclean. Our room was very dusty, the cups were dirty and there were very few plug sockets within the room. On the other hand, the bed itself was very comfortable, and the sheets were fresh. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Shandon bells was located only 5 minutes from the city center. It is very cute inside and the bathrooms are gorgeous. The owner was very sweet and came to our door to make sure we got in safely and if we needed anything. The bed was comfortable. Very clean and the view of the river from our room was incredible.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Let's start with the positives. The location, once you find it (which ain't easy even with a SatNav) is excellent - a short walk to the city-centre, restaurants, cathedral etc. A useful piece of advice to stop you from going insane. Programme Mardyke Street into your GPS. Once you've found that - it's a short street - it is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Close to the city center, you can walk to the Cathedral in 5 minutes and to the St. Patrick's street in 10. Nothing so good to highlight anyway, friendly staff but not so present throughout our stay. Tiny parking area, they should manage in some way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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 April 30, 2015

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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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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