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Acorn House
Ranked #16 of 58 Cork B&B and Inns
Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Your experience probably depends on the room you get”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

I suspect that the widely varying evaluations I see here are due to the room you get. We wound up in #7 on the third floor and it was barely acceptable. Charlie was very pleasant at check in. The room was way up three steep flights of stairs. It was clean but, plain, plain, plain, with worn carpet on the floor, no furniture in the room other than the two beds and a very, very small bathroom with stand up shower (don't try to bend over) with no soap provided other than hand soap. If you're trying to use the wifi, I think the third floor is too far away from the router to connect reliably. Parking is on the street and you need to pay weekdays or risk the clamp.
The place is located close to the center of town, just about three blocks (two of which are up a steep hill) from the river. I did get a brief look through open doors at a couple of the rooms on lower floors and they did look more nicely appointed than our room on the top floor.

Room Tip: Don't get the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Texas, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2011

Good Points: Location (very near city center and bus station)
Bad Points: They make you pay in advance and I was told that I would lose my money if I left early; probably one of the most uncomfortable beds I've ever slept in (springs poking into my back); strange odor (maybe mold?); no use of the sitting room (the only space available to guests is their room); they weren't willing to negotiate on their nightly rate because I was told it was "rock bottom" but when I later looked on their website, the rates quoted were ten euro lower (hmmm......)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Nj
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2011

They charge you the second you walk in the door for your entire stay, we paid 2 nights and then couldn't leave early after we had such a bad experience as they had our money. They also charge you for breakfast, 7 Euro perrson per day, they cannot call themselves a B&B if they are going to charge. The breakfast was horrible, they microwave the meal, you can actually hear it happening so when they ask you scrambled or fried, say fried as the eggs will not be nuked but the rest of the meal will be. They took over the sitting room with toys for their baby so you couldn't use it, the door was closed to guests, again defeats the purpose of being a B&B. When cleaning the rooms, they prop all the guest doors open so anyone can simply walk into the rooms and steal what they want. We left an item there and when we called to have it shipped to us in Galway, AT OUR EXPENSE, they refused as he said "I don't know how to use DHL". This is not a nice place, it's not cute, it's not in a nice part of town, the food was horrible, I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

We were very lucky to be there during "Jazz Festival". The other B&B in Cork during that week had all "Jazz" price (double price?) but this B&B was okay. And the service was nice, the staff took time to show us on the map the places where we should go for enjoying Cork city. Only 5 min walking to the city center ! Just be careful there's no private parking.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Excellent location for city centre, as previously descirbed. It's only part way up a hill, only the seriously unfit or very old would have a problem. Good breakfasts, delicious soda bread beside usual breakfast selection. Owners very nice and helpful. Thoroughly recommended and would definitely stay again ever if ever back in Cork.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Thank ariadne6
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portimao
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2010

A well run B&B in an excellent location.
It was further from the rail station than I expected and then had to climb half way up the hill to get to the house. Young and fit guests wouldn't have a problem but I was travelling alone and well over 60!
There is a pub a couple of minutes away that have traditional Irish music sessions. I was there for the evening and had a great time, great music shared with friendly folk.
Jackie and Charlie offered useful advice.
I went to Midleton Farmers Market on Saturday morning, diverse food on offer and interesting people.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Thank PortimaoIrene
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2010

Stayed with my 22 year old daughter and we would both stay again.

No rooms on ground floor so overweight and/or lazy americans may wish to avoid this place.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank martinbuk
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Property: Acorn House
Address: Acorn House 14 Saint Patrick's Hill, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
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Ranked #16 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
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Hotel Class:3 star — Acorn House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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