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Shandon Bells

Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
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County Kerry, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here on July 20th 2016. The room (no 11) had been recently refurbished so was clean and functional. The room is located in the roof space, so has steep inclining walls. This is normal, however such room spaces hold the heat in the summer periods (and cold in winters). Room 11 has one window, which... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good cooked breakfast and comfy well sized room. We unfortunately had the room by front door lots of movement at night and in morn. Twelve rooms and only 5 parking spaces not the best!!! Our room needs a repaint where moisture has got in and blown the wall. Would be nice to have more eco friendly towel service. Towels... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was one of those unfortunate ones where you can't get your suitcase around the door to close it, and only one side of the bed is accessible. The window latch was broken, glad it wasn't warm outside. The bathroom was attractive and spacious, but no real shower, just a narrow Irish bathtub and a hand spray. The breakfast... More 

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Thank PattyPortland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing view from top of tower. Lovely sound of bells fully enjoy the atmosphere of output. The weather was windy and sunny, but lady on reception gave us earset :-) Really recomended to all visitors. Path leading up narrow steps, sometimes one has the feeling that there hangs :-)

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stay. Although the GPS sent us 1/2 an hour away to another town. Be careful to watch that you are in central cork city. The room we had was large and clean. The young woman overseeing the property seemed attentive . She had someone wait for us and see us in.The bed was very comfortable and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bnb doesn't look like much from the outside and when you go in the lobby area is dated. Our room was like a tired doll house. The bathroom was ok but tiny.. Cleanliness of the room could be better. The breakfast area was the real star here. Breakfast was good too. The girl at the reception was friendly as... More 

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Pros: it is quite near the centre and the University. Breakfast room is nice and comfortable with a nice wiew on the river Lee. If the weather is good and you are the first, you can have breakfast out in the small terrace. Cons: Noisy rooms (thin walls and the Western Rd in front of the hotel). Parking was terrible... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We booked this online as this was our first visit to Cork, under the impression that the cost of €85 included everything as this was at the top end of our range. Parking proved a nightmare as once three cars were parked there was no way to get out or back. Room was OK even though we faced a busy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Scruffy room, broken shower head, missing door knob, flaking paint but worst was that we could not adjust the heating and just had to suffer it until the central heating went off around 11.30pm. No staff at the property so phoned the guest house number to ask about adjustment and spoke to the lady who had earlier booked us into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst attending ucc for examinations Could not fault in any way Staff very friendly and accommodating - even opened breakfast early for us to suit exam timetable and stored our luggage safely for us when we sat our exams after check out. Clean, professionally and homely! 5 star

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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: Western Rd, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Price Range: $79 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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