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“Handy for Mercy hospital”
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Shandon Bells
Ranked #41 of 58 Cork B&B and Inns
Co Waterford, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Handy for Mercy hospital”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed here last Friday night with a friend as I had a day appointment the next day in the Mercy hospital. Friendly host and the room in the attic (number 5) was clean. Its an old house and while a bit of modernisation was needed, it had some character. The tv signal was poor and the charming girl looking after the B&B tried her best to fix. She failed but knocked €9 off the bill the next day. Breakfast was very good and a nice selection. Its only a two star B&B so I really don't know why people on here expect the Ritz. Its fine, and the location is very good

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I just stayed at Shandon Bells. I had no problem. The room was clean and fine for one person which is what I needed and asked for. The ensuite was quite accommodating with a shower/tub.
The breakfast was great. Information was available for those who asked.
The only issue was parking...I was the only one with a car, so it was not a problem, but it the lot was full it would be a challenge to manoeuvre.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Preston
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58 reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Situated just outside Cork city, you can easily walk into the city from here, but taxis are readily available from the hotel if you wish. The room although charming, was clean but tired looking. The ensuite was very small with just the toilet and shower. The washbasin was situated in the bedroom. Could not fault the excellent choice at breakfast which was cooked to order.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cork
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

i can not say enough bad things about this bnb. as some one who organizes events I invite dozens of people to the city every year and have used lots of different types of accommodation and this bnb was the worst ever. rude and unhelpful. really not worth the money. avoid at all cost.
also security is very poor. no one there at night and window left wide open. also no visible number to ring if you need someone or have lost keys etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Close to city, only 5 minute walk. However, room was unclean, broken bath, small parking space... Staff is OK to help you check in but no knowledge for the city nor sightseeing advice. There are a lot of other B&B choice in the same street...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

This wonderful little B & B gave us the most welcoming, memorable stay of our European trip. We were impressed with the hospitality of the woman (I assume she was the manager) who even did our washing for us! We had a comfortable stay in a room filled with charm and character, a lot different from the modern accommodation we were used to. The breakfast was delicious and it seemed that nothing was too much trouble for the hostess. A thoroughly recommendable stay indeed!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Located on the doorstep of UCC which was ideal for me!

However, there are several points of concern: the service was awful, the wifi was dismal, the shower was pathetic, the TV was poor, there was only one plug socket in the room, the windows were so thin that every sound from the street could be heard, the rooms were dull and damaged and the parking is ridiculously tight!

I stayed in Room 4.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Shandon Bells
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
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Ranked #41 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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