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Shandon Bells

Western Rd, Cork, Ireland (Mardyke)
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Ranked #53 of 61 Cork B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Cork, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was cheated, disrespectful service, very dissappointing. I had booked a certain room (no 11), we agreed on prize 55€, Thursday night in February. I told I will be arriving from Dublin and be there 11pm. She said she will leave the key under the mat outside front door. There was no one to greet us or help with bags,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed in this guesthouse during the weekend of 7th December 2013. Just basic. You can hear other people in the rooms next to you as the walls are so thin. If you wanted peaceful sleep this wouldn't be the place for you. Also pillow cases had stains on them. When I told the hostess no apology just had to pay... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We booked two nights but decided to leave after the first! Room and bathroom were nothing like the pictures...Very basic room, no bedside table, no lamp, only a desk one chair. Nowhere to put your bags or clothes apart from the floor and a hanger behind the door. Absolutely no toiletries apart from the handwash. No proper shower!!!! Only a... More

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a twin room; the room barley fit the 2 single beds and the en suite was the size of a closet. The shower is about 3 inches from the side of the toilet which is snugly fit between 1/4 walls. If you were anything over an average size person, you would not fit in the en suite. The... More

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Co Waterford, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed here last Friday night with a friend as I had a day appointment the next day in the Mercy hospital. Friendly host and the room in the attic (number 5) was clean. Its an old house and while a bit of modernisation was needed, it had some character. The tv signal was poor and the charming girl looking after... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I just stayed at Shandon Bells. I had no problem. The room was clean and fine for one person which is what I needed and asked for. The ensuite was quite accommodating with a shower/tub. The breakfast was great. Information was available for those who asked. The only issue was parking...I was the only one with a car, so it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Situated just outside Cork city, you can easily walk into the city from here, but taxis are readily available from the hotel if you wish. The room although charming, was clean but tired looking. The ensuite was very small with just the toilet and shower. The washbasin was situated in the bedroom. Could not fault the excellent choice at breakfast... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

i can not say enough bad things about this bnb. as some one who organizes events I invite dozens of people to the city every year and have used lots of different types of accommodation and this bnb was the worst ever. rude and unhelpful. really not worth the money. avoid at all cost. also security is very poor. no... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Close to city, only 5 minute walk. However, room was unclean, broken bath, small parking space... Staff is OK to help you check in but no knowledge for the city nor sightseeing advice. There are a lot of other B&B choice in the same street...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This wonderful little B & B gave us the most welcoming, memorable stay of our European trip. We were impressed with the hospitality of the woman (I assume she was the manager) who even did our washing for us! We had a comfortable stay in a room filled with charm and character, a lot different from the modern accommodation we... More

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Address: Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
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Ranked #53 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
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Shandon Bells is an exceptional Bed & Breakfast situated on a river bank within Cork City offering a sophisticated urban retreat in almost rural surroundings. 10 beautiful furnished bedrooms supplement the wonderful feeling of the peaceful River Lee. ... more   less 
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