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Shandon Bells

44 Western Road, Cork Ireland
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#55 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
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.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kid-friendly buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Shared lounge / TV area
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, Italian and 2 more
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Isobel S wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a very comfortable stay at Shandon Bells. It's a quaint little BnB that's only a 15 minute walk from the Cork city centre. Valentina was a lovely host. The bathroom was stocked with useful supplies and we had a great breakfast. Only issue we had was with the parking - it's got a very small car park that's hard to maneuver out of, and it's right next to a set of traffic lights which also made the BnB awkward to exit. But the actual service was great. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
John Paul wrote a review Feb 2020
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Booked a night's stay with Shandon Bells my girlfriend booked it and when I got there was treated very badly by the hostess asking me am I bringing bottles up and why and basically just accusing me, as my girlfriend bought a few bottles up to the room as it was our birthdays. She was quite rude to us at breakfast also making negative comments and when we left as well I think it was very unfair and uncalled for and won't be staying again or recommending it for anyone. Very disappointed I have to say as we hadn't caused trouble or made mess we cleaned up after us also. Recent guest.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dave K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Beautifully clean, very helpful host,only a short walk from the centre and a surprising quiet location.Highly recommend that you stay here.The breakfast was great value but I recommend you pay AT the hotel as Booking.com charge you more to add it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
John M wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom52 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in Cork in a twin room at top of house (room 4). The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and clean and the beds comfortable. The car park at this venue is not large enough and if you do not manage to get your car parked, there is no available parking nearby. There was a strong smell of stagnant water coming from the very small shower room. Our biggest problem was that whenever another guest took a shower we had to endure a very loud pipe banging noise coming up through our radiator pipes. It was like a road drill going off. We were woken at 1am and then again at 6 am on our first nights stay. We turned the radiator valve off and this diminished the banging noise but it meant that we had no heating. So because of these issues I would not return to this Guest House again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Room 4 needs some attention
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Cecelia S wrote a review Aug 2019
Austin, Texas21 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in this guest house for 2 nights. The hostess was so kind and willing to bend over backwards to help us. The location is amazing - across the street from the University and a beautiful park and a 15 minute walk downtown. The house is old and a bit wonky but charming. The rooms are older but clean. The bed was comfortable. The dining room was lovely with a variety of food and a beautiful view of the water. I would ask for a room with a view of the water. We were very comfortable and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the water.
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$78 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCorkMardyke
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shandon Bells
Which popular attractions are close to Shandon Bells?
Nearby attractions include Cork Public Museum (0.2 miles), Records and Relics (0.3 miles), and Lewis Glucksman Gallery (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shandon Bells?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at Shandon Bells?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shandon Bells?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradiso, Cafe Depeche, and Reidys Wine Vault Bar.
Is Shandon Bells located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cork.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shandon Bells?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Shandon Bells?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Blarney Castle & Gardens (4.2 miles), Cork City Gaol (0.5 miles), and Old Cork Waterworks Experience (0.9 miles).