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Inch, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel last week and we really were very disappointed even angry at the limit of leaving in the middle of the night if we had not paid the room on arrival! No parking or just for 3 cars, it's convenient downtown! The receptionist is really not smiling and really gives the impression that we are disturbing... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On 23/10/16 we stayed at this B&B for two nights in room 11. It all started out so well, as the room was lovely, clean and comfortable upon entering. Unfortunately, our stay took a turn for the worse. The accommodation and experience was unsatisfactory in the following ways. On the evening of our arrival, I had a bath. During my... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place and nice staff. Impressed with the rooms etc. It's only a walk away from plenty of bars and restaurants. The staff let us stay after we checked out and use the dining area, offered us drinks etc

Thank Zaac F
Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, on the website the place makes you think it is a vintage refurbished B&B but when we got inside it was very old, and needed a HUGE REFURBISHMENT. Noises all night long ... very small bathrooms. Horrible old beds. Couldnt sleep for the 2 weeks that we stayed there. Breakfast was not included despite it being a bed... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a truly lovely experience and a must if you are visiting Cork City. The fact that you can ring a tune on the bells of Shandon to be heard all over the city is unique. It's the best €5 I have ever spent. Don't miss the upper balcony and the inside of the church itself.

Thank Vivian K
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

You won't get too many opportunities to ring church bells so a visit is worth it for that alone.. Lovely church and great views over Cork when you climb to the top. You have to climb through the bell chamber (with ear protection). Be warned that it's very tight.

Thank jdmill
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Last Saturday August 27th, the Milford Historical Society Group visited Shandon Bells. We were welcomed by Marisa o'Mahoney who actually hails from Milford and Mary. Marisa did a superb job telling us all about the history before guiding us to the top of the building where the views of Cork City were spectacular. Of course everyone tried their hand at... More 

Thank Mary B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Cork is a lovely city. What better way than to see it from up high. A stunning building to visit in its own right and exquisite views over a lovely city. Ear defenders are supplied to protect your hearing as you climb the bell tower. A fair price for a lovely experience. I would have taken out son (8) but... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We were two couples, so we had two rooms here for two nights. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were nice and modern. The decor was really nice, sort of Victorian and pretty. Parking was a little tight but it was so nice to have free parking in the city. We didn't try breakfast here, so can't comment on... More 

Thank 143usait
Coventry, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

At St Anne's Church, you can pay just €5 to go up to the Bells and Tower. The church itself is free to enter, but to enter the tower, you have to pay. I think this is a bargain for the experience. This also includes free hire of ear defenders! The lady on the desk was very lovely and easy... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shandon Bells

Address: Shandon Bells Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Price Range: $57 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“There is not room in this horrible place that will meet anyone's standards. Just dont go there, simple as that.”
  • As you can see here the ceiling is dripping with water...
  • After moving the bed in order for us to sleep and not have the water dripping on us
 of 5 bubbles Melgalea80, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Check before accepting and paying for the room!”
 of 5 bubbles Andy-in-Osnabrueck, Jul 31, 2016 | Read review
“bottom floor front room was large and bright.”
 of 5 bubbles R_Choiniere, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back: views on the river Lee”
 of 5 bubbles nricc2016, May 28, 2016 | Read review
“Road can be busy outside, so upstairs rooms/towards the back may be better”
 of 5 bubbles LucyMI6, Apr 18, 2016 | Read review
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