On the banks of the River Lee, Shandon Bells offers bright, classically furnished rooms with LCD TVs, and full Irish breakfasts. Guests can enjoy on-site private fishing on the river. Each room includes satellite channels on its wall-mounted LCD TV, as well as free WiFi access. There is a private bathroom and hairdryer, along with tea/coffee facilities and welcome sweets. Guests at Shandon Bells Guest House can order a buffet breakfast or hearty full Irish breakfasts for a surcharge. The famous English Market in Cork is just a 10-minute walk away. The main entrance of University College Cork is less than a minute's walk away, and the bustling shops and restaurants of St Patrick’s Street are only 15 minutes’ walk away.
Cons: When I arrived, the owner claimed he did not receive the fax advising of my reservation for a double room. He first sent me to a twin room which had little space. After complaining, he moved me to a room with two twin beds and said he would push them together. He did not do that. Overall I was unimpressed with the accommodations.
Situated in Cork, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Holy Family Church and English Market. University College Cork and Pairc Ui Chaoimh are also within 3 miles (5 km). CORK (Station) is only a 2-minute walk.