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Number Forty Eight

48 Lower Glanmire Road, Cork, Ireland
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Number Forty Eight
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Ranked #43 of 60 Cork B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guy is a horrible human being. First my girlfriend was a bit sick so he said no one is allowed in the place sick, finally convinced him to let us stay since we didnt have any where else to go, then i was on the phone around 11 to let her mother know what was going on then he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have read a couple of reviews about how mean or cranky Jerry is. Sure at first I was worried but I was pleasantly surprised at how welcoming and accommodating he was. We actually showed up pretty late in the evening and he didn't seem to mind at all. The place is located in a part of town with lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have read some other reviews which said Jerry was rude. It's true. Jerry is rude, but rude like your beloved cranky old uncle is rude. I have stayed in bed and breakfasts and hostels all over, and I have to say Jerry is one of the most memorable hosts I've had. He also keeps a nice, clean, safe place.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This B&B was our least favorite of the four we stayed at on our recent trip to Ireland. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable but it's dated (yes, I get the house is over 100 years old) - the house is actually leaning and you have to watch you don't trip and fall with your luggage when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We arrived at Number Forty Eight a little too early and when Jerry the host answered the door the initial feeling was that we were intruding however after about 30 seconds we realized he was the most charming b&b host we had met on our trip. He not only let us leave our things in the room (that wasn't ready... More 

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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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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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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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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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