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“Old Hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Commons Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   New Mallow Rd, Cork, Ireland (Shandon)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 24 Hotels in Cork
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“Old Hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

We chose this hotel from an Ireland hotel book we had with us. It appeared to be a nice property in the book, however when we arrived we found it to be a very old property. The parking lot is not paved or in some areas it has broken concrete. The lobby had broken furniture. Obviously the owners have never refurbished this hotel.

Our rooms were tolerable. At least they were clean.

It has a huge bar, which appeared to be very nice, but on the night we were there, the bar was packed due to a soccer game on TV.

The location is outside the busy city centre. It is on the road to Blarney, which was convenient as we went there for both breakfast and dinner. The Lemon Tree and Mackeys are both excellent restaurants in Blarney. I would recommend them highly and a nice quiet place to dine as Cork is very busy and a difficult city to drive in.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Old and run down property
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2007

Dirty rooms. Unhelpful staff. On by pass so very noisy.

Stayed May 2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2006

Hotel was a fair way out of the city which meant we never actually went into the city ! Rooms were large and comfortable and there was good pressure in the showers which was a rarity on our trip to date. The staff were helpful when we asked for assistance and the price was good although breakfast was not included. Breakfast would have set us back another €13.

  • Stayed October 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Commons Inn

Address: New Mallow Rd, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Shandon
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Commons Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering convenience at affordable prices, the Commons Express Inn is an ideal place to spend your relaxing vacation, or makes as a home away from home during business trips. The Commons Express Inn is located on the New Mallow Road (formerly Commons Road), just two miles from the centre of Cork city and 4 miles from the popular Blarney castle. The nearby Blackpool Shopping Centre & cinema are a simple 10 minute stroll away. A bus stop for both the City, Blarney and Mahon Point Shopping Centre is conveniently located right outside the Commons Inn. Ample free parking is available at the rear of the hotel. ... more   less 
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