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College View Apartments
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Western Road, Cork, Ireland (Mardyke)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 61 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Not given room booked”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I booked three months previously a one bedroom self catering apartment and received written confirmation, however when we arrived we discovered that the previous guests had been allowed to extend their stay an extra night and we had to accept a small studio room. Although the owner was apologetic when I voiced my frustration I believe this was very unprofessional of the establishment and for this reason will not recommend this property. However if you are willing to risk not getting the room you booked then this accommodation is clean and fairly modern. The cooking facilities are good with a stove, oven and microwave.The bathroom is small but ok. There is a washing machine and dryer available. The heater in the room kept the room warm. The parking was in front of the building and free wi fi was provided. Note: the bed in the studio is a small double.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Myself and my partner were in town competing in the World Mini Games and chose to stay in the college view apartments as they were close to the Mardyke Arena and allowed us to cook our own meals.

I was welcomed by a wonderful lady when I checked in at the Killarney Guest House, she was a very cheery and welcoming lady who made me feel welcome and valued as a customer! The apartments are a few properties down from the guesthouse but literally a minute walk away. I was delighted when we were allocated a ground floor apartment as the thought of lugging our suitcase and heavy competition equipment up the stairs!

The apartment itself was very clean and has everything you need to feel like you are in a little home away from home. If you are looking for an apartment for self catering near UCC or places such as the Mardyke Arena you should definitely stay here.

The lady at the Killarney Guest House remembered our discussion about my competition as was genuinely very happy when she found out I'd won when we checked out, maybe it's now a lucky apartment? :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

As its name suggests, this is a great place to stay if you have any business to do in University College Cork: it is located two minutes walk from the main entrance and from most of the faculties. If you are going to Cork for tourism, it may be a bit too far from the city centre.

The apartments are quite big (ours had two floors, with a small kitchen and a living-room downstairs, and the bedroom with a bathroom upstairs) and they are clean and well refurbished. The only problem for us was that there was a window on the ceiling that we couldn't close because it was too high, so when it dawned it was impossible to sleep.

A good option if you like independence and if you want to be able to cook for yourself while away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed in Cork for 2 nights and had a wonderful stay at College View. The room was spotless, spacious and despite the hot weather the room stayed cool thanks to all the windows (we were on the top floor and had a skylight window as well).

The rooms have all you need to cook your own meals if that is what you like to do on holiday.

It is located right by the college (very nice campus), about a 15 minute walk to downtown with shops and pubs along the way.

Our host Margaret was excellent and went our of her way to make us feel welcome and ensure that we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was an adequate accommodation. The appliances were a bit tricky to figure out, but once we did they worked fine. For instance, in order to get water to come out of the shower, you have to pull an inconspicuous cord from the ceiling. Who knew? The floors were a bit dirty, and there weren't very many dishes, but the place was modern and across from UCC. About a mile walk from town. Don't plan on watching TV with the windows open because the noise from the road is too loud, but it was fine in the bedroom. Overall, the staff was nice, but the distance from town, loudness of the road, lack of dishes and dirty floor make this an average stay. Plenty of parking and free wifi. Oh yeah, and the bed is quite hard.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Everything about my stay in a studio apartment here was perfect, from the warm welcome of the owner to the row of books on the shelf beside the bed. The view, temperature, cleanliness, comfort and thoughtfulness couldn't be faulted. I will certainly stay here when I come to Cork again and was only sorry that I didn't have time for the farewell scone. Many thanks.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

So nice to have the option of an apartment. We loved this cozy apartment. Very clean, and so much more spacious than other options. Service was friendly would totally recommend this property to anyone travelling to Cork.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — College View Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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