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Number Forty Eight

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   48 Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, Ireland (Montenotte)
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Ranked #44 of 63 Cork B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One of the worst places I've ever stayed. Owner was (overly) helpful at first, however when me and a friend ordered food to be delivered at 11pm we rang reception to inform the owner, we were greeted by "do you realise what time it is? Do not call me again" in one of the most disgusting tones I've ever came... More

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Killarney
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Oh my goodness, what an unpleasant experience, and on my birthday no less. We arrived to a very surly reception by our host, Mr. Jerry Spillane (who by the way, never introduced himself). He initially seemed perturbed that we were too impatient waiting for him to come to the door. Next, he indicated that we had booked two rooms for... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Unfortunately, our room was a bit small and outdated. We also had to sleep in separate beds, as our room had two twin beds in it and the one closest to the window was on a major slope so if you weren't careful, you would roll right out of it! But Gerrys service made the stay worth it. He was... More

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Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The place is very near center, railway station, Road junction, you can walk up to the center of town in 5 minutes. Clean and Quiet, room are pleasant. If you like rugby, you can have a long talk with the house keeper, a previous great player, an advised specialist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The owner is lovely! An amazing welcoming and he took the time to answer all my questions about the city and transport. He makes the best breakfast, and his freshly made orange juice is the best I have ever tasted!! The hotel is around 2 minutes from the train-station (by foot) and maybe 10-15 minutes from the bus station (by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I stayed with Jerry from Sept 13 till March 14 as I was working down in cork. First of all I found the house and rooms very homely. Then you have Gerry the owner. Words can't describe how helpful and kind Gerry is. My room was always cleaned and fresh towels every day. As for location it's perfect for anyone... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The last, and only disappointing B&B on our holiday. An early flight meant we had to leave before breakfast. Our "host" was not even prepared to leave us the ingredients to make a sandwich and a cup of tea before we left. No tea making facilities in the rooms.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We enjoyed our stay with Jerry at Number Forty Eight. He was very friendly and provided a ton of information about the area. The house is definitely older but it has a lot of character. The room was a decent size as was the bathroom. He also has laundry facilities that he offered for us to use if needed. There... More

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Hessen
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The bed& breakfast accommodation is alright for just a few days. It could become difficult staying there longer. The whole house is fairly narrow and inclined (so are the rooms as well). Don't expect too much. It is clean and the walking distance into the city of cork is not far. The host is very nice and funny though. Breakfast... More

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at Number 48 B & B during our honeymoon. The place was very nice and had great service. We had a delicious breakfast while we chatted with Jerry, the owner. What made this an extra special stay was Jerry's kindness and help during our stay. We managed to lose our rental car keys while in Cork. We had... More

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Address: 48 Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Number Forty Eight 3*
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