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Shandon Bells
Ranked #42 of 60 Cork B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 10, 2012

Location nice at the river and next to University College. Use a bus (EUR 1,70) or taxi (EUR 7-14) to/from city center/railway. Good breakfast, small but clean rooms and bathrooms, good staff.
We werw three middleaged/old people in two rooms. Satisfying, recommendable and would like to come back. Even possible to fish from the backyard terrace!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

I don't normally make any comment at all about places we've stayed in and were disappointed but I feel that I must warn other travellers that this is not luxury accommodation!! We were greeted very warmly by a lady and I'm not sure whether she was the owner but my suspicion was that she was not.
At first sight the room looked quite pleasant but it wasn't long before it became obvious that there were many faults. There were no side lamps, the bathroom basin was badly cracked and hadn't been cleaned properly, the timber around the bathroom door was hanging loose with nails hanging out, the tv didn't work. We didn't find this out until later in the evening and there seemed to be nobody around to ask for assistance. The next morning we discovered a large stain on the bedskirt. I didn't think the room had been cleaned properly at all. The wallpaper was torn off in patches. All in all, it was a very disappointing stay and I wouldn't recommend this place at all.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

It's certainly not a luxurious B&B, but I certainly thought it was solid. Room was clean, breakfast was good, staff was great. No complaints at all. I'd recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Wow, this place is pretty bad, carpet not cleaned, general feeling of not well kept. my room was depressing, to say the least. Tiny! Went to make a cup of tea and there was a black curly hair on the cup (pubic hair? doesn't bare thinking about). It's cheap though, €35 for single room, but wow it's pretty bad. Thank God i haven't booked breakfast.

Room Tip: Avoid unless you're on a night out and need somewhere to crash.
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Stayed here for a funeral with my parents. Badly in need of updating. The carpet in my room was completely stained, it smelt musty and the en suite toilet leaked. The ceiling and wallpaper lookeed damp.

My parents room was in the rafters. The decor in both rooms does not reflect what is advertised on their website!

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

If you like luxury then it's not for you. This is great value for people needing place to sleep and a breakfast.
We stayed in room no.2
Beds extremely comfortable, was sleeping better than at home.
WiFi free, available 24h/day, sometimes would loose signal otherwise ok.
Had no TV in our room but couldn't care less. Hairdryer, Tea/Coffe, shower was all good. Each bed had working night lamp.
Breakfast: had Irish breakfast, 1 egg, 2 beacons, 1 small sausage, 2 pcs of pudding sausage, half of tomato. Lots of cereals to choose from, milk and orange juice, musli and yogurts. Got a nice Cafee Late, Tea also available.
Can get other things to eat just ask. I heard you could get pankakes, just need to ask in advance.
There is one table at the back, outside, the rest are inside.
Room service EXTREMELY friendly. Ask for tea/coffe or milk anytime and you will get it replenished.
Building seem old, but we didn't care as we did not intend to stay in room for long.
15 minutes walk to city center and Buseireanne station, can get anywhere from there, just buy return ticket at the machine and good to go.
www.grillish.com takeaway is at the other side of the road, they close at 1am at night, very cheap, but good food. 10" pizza was 6 euro and good, 1 cold can of diet coke was just 1 euro.

Room Tip: Room no.2 might be noisy if you sleep with window open. Hairdryer, shower, 3 lamps all good.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

The house is in need of repairs. The bedspreads are very old and look very drab and not clean. The host was not very friendly. Would not accept credit cards and expected to pay with cash. Would not recommend to stay her. Parking was very tight.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Shandon Bells Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range: $71 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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