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“Very dirty”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Windsor Inn Cork

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Windsor Inn Cork
Ranked #55 of 61 Cork B&B and Inns
Limerick, Ireland
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“Very dirty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

I never write negative reviews but people need to be warned before attempting to book this place! We were on a budget and would have been fine with hostel type accommodation but this was below that standard. It is very dirty, the carpets do not appear to have been cleaned properly in a very long time. The beds were broken and bent out of shape. the toilet was dirty and smelled like a urinal. The showers did not have any hot water and when turned on the whole bathroom flooded. We were also tricked with the car parking. the deal with the car park and hotel only goes from 6pm to 8am but we were not told this while checking in at 1.30 and checking out at 11 am. we had to pay 29 euro to park one car for the night. We felt scammed by this and it ended our trip on a horrible note. Cork is a great spot but shop around its not worth the money you will save.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Kiwigirl839
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

When originally booking this hotel I visited their website where the location looked trendy, modern, well-priced and comfortable.

When we arrived we were a bit shocked. The building is old and rambling. We had to go up 4 flights of stairs to get to room 10 (passing room 24) on the way. Our first room was not suitable for our family and they very nicely changed rooms. Both rooms were dingy, worn down and drafty. Not at all the posh, modern room pictured on their website.

We were only meant to spend one night so we decided after a long drive this was better than searching an unfamiliar city.

I will say we were very thankful that we were on the top floor because we were over the pub and they had live music - but we weren't disturbed at all.

The included breakfast was good and well portioned, but not served in the breakfast room but in the pub on bar stools (a bit hard for our toddler).

It's in a shabbier part of town and surrounded by youth hostels.

We were safe, dry, warm, and well-fed. The staff was very friendly and outgoing. I don't think I would return or recommend for anyone other than budget travellers without kids.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

My wife and I chose the Windsor Inn due to its location near the centre of Cork and its low price. We were slightly put off by the reviews but decided anyway on the Windsor Inn. We very pleasantly surprised when we arrived and were greeted by Scott one of the friendly staff, a nicely furnished top floor room, a warm inviting bar with friendly locals and great evening entertainment. Breakfast was large and excellent. Evening meal of Irish stew was also excellent. Only complaint was the room was not warm enough for a cold December, but otherwise highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

I've not long returned from a short trip here with friends and having read some reviews on here before travelling I was a little worried. However, I needn't have done. We loved the place.

Our room was a triple room up on the top floor. The room, although slightly dated, was clean with very comfy beds. Breakfast that was included with the room in the morning was lovely and set us up for our days of exploring Cork. The location was perfect, about a 5 minute walk from the centre, bus and train stations. The bar and its staff topped off our holiday. We spent 3 great evenings in the bar chatting to the locals and the staff. All were very welcoming, kind and very helpful whenever we asked for anything.

A brilliant little place that I wouldn't hesitate to return to.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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MichaelCork, Owner at Windsor Inn Cork, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
I m delighted with your positive review and glad that you and your friends enjoyed our simple but good value offerings. I would appreciate anyones concerns at seeing previous reviews and I think there is a phantom or two amongst them. I hope you will visit again soon, Michael
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

We were 4 senior women who the day before arrival in Cork were able to book accommodations at this charming, historical Inn. Yes, no elevator but we had ensuite rooms which were roomy and comfy. Full Irish breakfast included if wanted. Great as a base for other sight seeing in the area. Near bus station. Easy walk to central markets and T.I. center. Staff were cordial, helpful and cheerful. Price was right. We loved our time there. Don't hesitate.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Windsor Inn Cork

Property: Windsor Inn Cork
Address: 54/55 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cork > Montenotte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Cork
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,737 - ₹ 7,018
Hotel Class:3 star — Windsor Inn Cork 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Break or concert date? Whatever your reason for visiting Cork make Windsor Inn your accommodation destination. Located on a vibrant street in the city center and only three minutes walk from the city bus station, our hotel is a unique old building that is well cared for and retains plenty of its period features. We are a small hotel with 20 guest bedrooms, all newly decorated and en-suite. We offer an excellent choice of breakfasts with vegetarian and gluten free options available. Hospitality and Value in the Heart of our City. ... more   less 
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