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Glencairn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 59 Cork B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 18, 2012

This b&b is the perfect place to stay in Cork Ireland. John and Helen are very help for any questions you have. Upon arriving we where greeted with tea and cookies out in the garden. The rooms are a good size with comfy clean beds, free wifi and cable t.v. The b&b is just minutes way from a small town that involves a fairy ride, great places to eat and Titanic museum which you must do! Breakfast is served in an open sun room with fresh fruit, which I love. I would recommend this b&b!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had a lovely trip travelling around Ireland for our Honeymoon. We stayed somewhere different every night, and this B&B was such a great relaxing stop. We spent the day in Cork, and came here for the night. The home owners are lovely, and they reccommended a great palce to go eat for supper. The place was cozy and breakfast was yummy. Felt so comfortable in there and it was so nice to meet some new people. Definitely reccommend to stay here!!!!

Room Tip: One room is bigger than the others so just ask :)
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

This quaint attic-style B&B is ideally and picturesquely situated on the outskirts of, but conveniently close enough to, the city of Cork, with the attraction of nearby water views, a car ferry to the historic town of Cobh (being the main port for Irish immigration in the century after 1848 and Titanic’s last port of call) and easy road access to the south-west coast or around the city to Blarney Castle and the magnificent Ring of Kerry. John and Helen, our hosts, ensured that guests enjoyed an ample Irish breakfast and John was extremely helpful in guiding us with his excellent knowledge of the area’s tourism highlights and good value places to eat, and generally ensuring that our stay was as relaxing and comfortable as he could make it. Very tall or stout guests may find one of the en-suites a little cramped and would be advised to mention their stature when booking, but highly recommended!

Room Tip: The en-suite in one attic room is not suitable for tall or stout guests, but others will find it qua...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

This B&B was truly a gem. Loved the gardens, brekafst, the room and the hospitality.
Keep up the good work!
Bob.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank robert a
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We stayed with John & Helen for a few days in Cork. The house was lovely and our hosts made us feel immediately at home. John is very knowledgeable about local tourist spots and gave us lots of good advice. We visited the fascinating old Norman Barry’s Castle on his advice which for some reason our guide book didn’t reference. The room was lovely and spacious with lots of unique woodwork which my husband loved, being into carpentry. John was also kind enough to show him around his workshop. The kids had a great time running around Helen’s beautiful garden playing hide & seek between the flowerbeds. There were plenty of toys for them to play with which gave us a well needed break after a long plane trip.
The bed was extremely comfy with laundered linen sheets & John cooked us up an Irish breakfast and brewed coffee every morning, which kept us going most days well into the afternoon which was perfect for sight seeing. Cork itself is a very interesting city with lots of old period buildings. We particularly enjoyed the English Market which is in a beautiful old Victorian warehouse full of small traders. The kids also loved the Fota Wildlife park which was a short ferry crossing away on the other side of the harbour. The B&B is not in the city centre but is pretty close by car and we found it handy for touring the countryside as we could mostly bypass the local traffic. All in all we had a fabulous time & hopefully will be back again. We would highly recommend Glencairn to anyone looking for a unique experience in a beautiful setting with fantastic service and charming hosts.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

THE GOOD: John and Helen were nice hosts. We got lost, and John guided us by phone until we arrived. They were off for the night, but gave us good recommedations for dinner.
The next day, John was a gracious host for breakfast, and again gave us good advice for the days travels.
THE BAD: We were upstairs, I think Room 2. The room was OK, but the bathroom was very, VERY tiny. Think CRUISE SHIP inside cabin size, and then downsize. To use the toilet, you had to "back in" and sit ( male and female ) due to the ceiling in the bathroom being slanted.
This should have been noted on their web site........a very negative if we were staying more than one night.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

Unfortunately, we were only able to stay in Cork for one night, but lucky for us - it was at the Glencairn Bed & Breakfast. Upon our arrival at this lovely little cottage-style house, we found a note taped to the door for us, with instructions on how to access our room, plus very detailed information on internet usage, restaurants in the area and breakfast in the am.
When we booked, we snagged the last room available, and were warned by John that it was quite small. However, we were only expecting to sleep in the room, so we were not concerned. The room was, indeed, tiny, but we loved it! It barely fit the two twin beds, but the space was so well utilized that it didn't bother us. We did end up leaving our suitcases in the car, but there would have been room under the beds for our bags, if necessary. The beds/linens were incredibly comfortable and the wifi internet access was reliable and fast.
Breakfast in the morning was also lovely. The sunroom is a beautiful setting, with views of the garden, and opera music playing. The hosts, John and Helen, were also really lovely and conversational, introducing all the guests to one another, and suggesting sites and towns to visit in the area.
We ended our stay with a wander in Helen's garden - the perfect ending to our short stay!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Glencairn Bed and Breakfast

Address: Underwood | Rochestown, Cork Ireland, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range: $31 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ours is an intimate family home. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel relaxed and strive to cater for every need and taste. There are beautiful gardens in a wooded setting overlooking Cork Harbor, activities such as; golfing, sailing, horse-riding within 5 miles, a bus into city, parking, a full Irish breakfast. We are ten minutes from City/Airport. ... more   less 
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Glencairn b&b
Glencairn Hotel Cork

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