Overall, this is a nice place to stay for the price. The day to day cleaning of the room was good (towels, sheets, bathroom, hoovering) but the rooms could benefit from a deep-cleaning once in a while. For instance, the mini kettle which was provided was dirty on the handle and the lid and clearly hadn't been cleaned for a long time. I had to clean it myself before I was comfortable using it. The same could be said for the handles of the windows, door handles, light switches and little things like that. They are small things but things which could be easily improved on to give a better overall experience and to make the room more comfortable. The televisions also need attention as many stations are not tuned in properly and are not being used to their full potential.
The cafe next door was excellent but it would be nice to have the option of cereals/fruit and a more continental style breakfast too. If you are staying there for business for a few days you may not want to have a fancy brunch-style/full-Irish breakfast every day, although it was nice for a treat! The standard of food there was excellent and the staff friendly without being OTT.
Overall, I found this place relatively comfortable and good value for money. However, one or two easily-implemented changes could make it an excellent place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run B&B (opp The River Lee Hotel) in the B&B district of Cork City. We are adjacent to U.C.C. Breakfast of your choice is included in our rate. We are central to all the City has to offer and convenient for anybody wanting to explore the South of Ireland. We can help organize any trips and information you may require for your stay. We have just opened Cafe Serendipity at the location and this is open from 8 am to 5.30 pm daily (except Sun) ... more less