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“Warm, Welcoming and Immaculate”
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Achill House B&B
Ranked #29 of 58 Cork B&B and Inns
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Warm, Welcoming and Immaculate”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

The Achill House was warm, welcoming and absolutely immaculate! My daughter is attending The University of Cork and this was a perfect location for my visit. I could meet her at the corner coffee shop for chai or lunch or she would stop in after class. We could walk to the town center, English market, restaurants or bus depot. Thanks to the available wifi service, I was able to skype and access my email. Helena was so helpful with recommendations for day trips, restaurants, pubs, directions and local events. She even booked a taxi to take me to the airport. I had such a great time there and felt so at home, it was hard to leave!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Helena was a great hostess!! The Irish breakfast was simply superb!! I am only sad that my stay was so short and that I had to travel back to my home country to work. If I ever return to Cork for pleasure, and not for business, this will be the place I stay in. I cannot recommend it enough. Helena treats her guests as family and she was always so helpful and ready to help me solve all last minute problems I encountered, like finding a taxi that could accept credit card, etc. Her beautiful daughter brings so much joy to the place and her laughter is simply irresistibly wonderful, happiness is contagious as everyone knows. The B&B is also in a great location, very close to College Cork and within walking distance of pretty much all the sights. Helena has great walking tour guides one can use. The place is kept very clean and rooms are very comfi. Overall a magnificent experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

This B & B has a perfect location when one has to do busy things at the gorgeous University of Cork which is right across the street. After a busy conference all one wants is some peace and quiet and then this place is perfect, the rooms are nice and cosy, everything is clean and Helena superfriendly. It is distinctly not a cold hotel kind of atmosphere and it feels very human and uncomplicated to be there.
Locationwise it is not a long walk into the city either, in fact nothing is very far and the airport is within 15 min reach by taxi as well. If I ever go to Cork again, I would definitely stay at the Achill House again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We want to highly recommend the first class experience we had at Achill House B&B, Cork.
Having travelled from Australia for a one month European tour of the UK, Ireland and Spain we were extremely impressed with the personal touch provided by our host Helena. The triple room we hired was very spacious and decorated to a high specification which was perfect for 3 adults. The room was fitted with a beautifully decorated en suite bathroom and in terms of service, Helena and her adorable daughter were the perfect hosts and made our stay more akin to a family visit than a B&B stopover. The breakfasts were delicious and hearty and Helena was on hand to answer any of our queries for the Cork region. A fantastic B&B experience we would recommend to all!
Kevin, Cheryl & Paul

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Achill House for two nights in August. We received a very warm welcome from the owner Helena. She was very pleasant, nothing was a bother for her and she treated us more like family than guests, which was nice. We also had the pleasure of meeting her adorable little daughter :)
We stayed in a triple room at the front of the house, which was bright and clean with tea and coffee making facilities, a tv, and was a good size with plenty of space for a double and single bed, sheets were clean and fresh. The ensuite was clean, spacious, with an excellent shower and clean towels each day. Breakfast was good with a choice of fruit, cereals, juices and cooked breakfast. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We enjoyed 3 very comfortable nights at Achill House. The room was spacious, very clean and also quiet at night. The room was cleaned each day with fresh tea and biscuits provided. The landlady was very friendly. The B&B was in a great location for visiting Cork Gaol and the University but was a bit of a walk into the centre (about 15mins brisk walk to Patrick Street).

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Helena is a wonderful host. She couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and leapt to the rescue after a car-hire disaster threatened to cancel our holiday before it had even started. Lovely large clean rooms, a great breakfast and the kind of open hearted welcome that money can't buy.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Achill House B&B

Property: Achill House B&B
Address: Carriglee Achill House 2 Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Mardyke
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Achill House B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in luxury and style at Achill House in the heart of Cork City. A warm and relaxed atmosphere awaits the discerning business executive or tourist, combining traditional Irish hospitality with modern comfortable facilities and imaginative cuisine.This elegant period guesthouse has been lovingly maintained and elegantly furnished for your delight and enjoyment. ... more   less 
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