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Anam Cara 31 Palace View Western Road, Cork Ireland
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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)
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Free parking
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Flatscreen TV
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HappymummyKildare wrote a review Sep 2021
Kildare42 contributions59 helpful votes
A brillliantly located B&B. A short walk to city centre and UCC, with great parking, friendly owners and possibly the best breakfast we've ever had! Final highlight was a lovely game of fetch with the owners adorable dog in the car-park as we were leaving! Will definitely return again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: We were at the front of building so had road noise when window was open. Once closed the...
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JoH wrote a review Aug 2021
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely comfortable bed, bathroom was very modern. Great location plus Tim gave us some brilliant tips on the best places to go. The breakfast choices were amazing, and huge portions. I had the smoked salmon with scrambled egg one morning and it was a full salmon fillet, smoked the traditional way plus the eggs were perfect, slightly loose and well seasoned instead of bland and dried out as you so often experience. Overall a really good experience, thank you Anam Cara!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Chris B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Shabby. I'll maintained. Bathroom had major problems with shower, basin, tiles, drains & window. Breakfast choice was porridge or a range of cooked breakfasts. No cereals, fruit, croissants etc. The price was too high for the service provided. The only good things were the clean beds, the car parking and the proximity to the city centre.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Elias M wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland70 contributions59 helpful votes
The bed was huge and quite comfortable. The room was very clean. The heating was on, but adjustable. The breakfast was made to order and very tasty. The owner was very friendly. It's only 10min walk from the city center and there are many nice restaurants and pubs a few minutes away - and also free parking. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JFIP wrote a review Nov 2019
South Brent, United Kingdom12 contributions22 helpful votes
Where shall I start? The first impression was that the surrounding area around the front door looked as if it hadn't been cleaned for a very long time. You can usually judge the inside of a house by the outside. The door was answered eventually and we were shown into an untidy room on the left hand side. The owner told us various places to eat, pointed out places of interest and gave us an old map. The internet details were written (and crossed out) on a scruffy piece of paper on the wall which I took a photo of to try to decipher which one to use. The bannister wasn't very clean and the bedroom wasn't either. The furniture was very tired looking. The bedside "table" and facility for the teapot etc. was disgusting with hot water stains all over. When I made coffee the milk curdled because it was way out of date. There was 1 chair for the makeshift dressing table. When I sat on it I couldn't see the mirror because it was so high up. (And I am not short) The television was very near the ceiling too, so didn't watch it for fear of a stiff neck! The breakfast was served next door. There was a choice, but if you had porridge you couldn't have anything else. Orange juice wasn't very good quality. No cereals, croissants etc. And the toast was served on the same plate as your bacon etc. We weren't asked if we would like anything else. The back of the property looked like a scrap yard, very untidy and uncared for. We did manage to park in the front of the house. This was the most expensive B and B during our stay in Ireland, I suppose it was the location we were paying for, it certainly wasn't anything else. It is situated very near the University and there was a lot of noise from students coming and going throughout the night, although this was no fault of the owners but I think it should have been pointed out on the website. One good point - the bed was clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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John D wrote a review Oct 2019
Basildon, United Kingdom78 contributions45 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here recently and enjoyed our stay. As previous reviews state, this is an ideal location and is only about a 10 minute walk from the city centre. The hosts are excellent. The breakfast is excellent. We slept well and this is a good place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding areas.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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dgjohansson wrote a review Aug 2019
Ronneby, Sweden1494 contributions633 helpful votes
This B&B lies only 10 min walk from downtown Cork so it is very convenient walking distance. The B&B itself has good beds and are more or less fully equipped in the rooms (no Iron or iron board and no safe but besides that - everything you need). Parking is free and available on the property. Breakfast is a standard Irish one with some choices. Staff is friendly and helpful and we had a nice chat with them on both arrival and departure. Recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Mark F wrote a review Aug 2019
164 contributions72 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night and enjoyed our stay. The location was brilliant with free parking and just a short walk to the centre of Cork. The room was basic but perfectly suitable. The shower was wonderful. Breakfast was a real surprise. We thought we were going into a broom cupboard but it opened up into the former Cafe Serendipity. A good breakfast choice and my wife says it was the best scrambled egg ever. Would recommend
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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nikkicartier wrote a review Jun 2019
21 contributions26 helpful votes
Very close to city centre, walking distance to good restaurants/pubs/bars. The owners were nice, and accommodated a room request of two beds rather than the double booked. Twin room very small. Carpet was very dirty/stained. Tiny shower. You pay for the location. Breakfast at Serendipity cafe was delicious! We both had the french toast and it was stellar!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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shudella wrote a review May 2019
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Went to see Rod Stewart in Park Ui Chaoimh with my daughter. We stayed with Tim & Aideen in Anam Cara and really enjoyed our visit. Comfortable, clean room, great full Irish breakfast and best of all such lovely, welcoming & funny hosts made our trip really special. Will definitely return again!!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$129 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkCorkMardyke
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anam Cara B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Anam Cara B&B?
Nearby attractions include Costigan's Pub (0.4 km), St Fin Barre's Cathedral (0.4 km), and The Wonky Donkey Comedy Club (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anam Cara B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Anam Cara B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Anam Cara B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anam Cara B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paradiso, The River Club, and Dwyers of Cork.
Is Anam Cara B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Cork.
Are there any historical sites close to Anam Cara B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Blarney Castle & Gardens (6.9 km), Cork City Gaol (1.0 km), and Old Cork Waterworks Experience (1.7 km).