Saint Anne's Church
Hotel near St Anne's Church Cork
St. Anne’s Church, Shandon can be found on the North side of Cork City, situated on a site where there is believed to have been a church since as far back as 1199. Built in 1722, the church has a façade made of limestone on two sides and red sandstone on the other two. The clock faces are known by the locals as the “four faced liar” because up until 1986 when it was repaired each face showed slightly different times. Visitors to this truly historical piece of architecture can take a guided tour of the churches tower, and see the famed clock faces. For a small fee, you may even ring the famous “Shandon Bells”. Anyone willing to venture to the top of the 120ft tower will be rewarded with an extensive panorama of the cityscape, thanks to the churches elevated position.
Old world grandeur, a mighty Cork welcome!
'This hotel is as much a part of Cork as the English Market, which is only a stones throw away from its doors. It is a warm and inviting hotel with old fashioned charm and sparkle. The staff are amazing and though you might be waiting at the check in desk to be seen, it will be because each person is dealt with like they are the only guest. The riverview rooms are lovely and overlook the river lee. The bridal suite is fabulous and the wedding package here is second to none. The food is very well presented and tasty and there is a great interactive screen in the reception area telling you about all the local places of interest including pubs clubs and eateries The pool and gym are well equipped and a pleasure to go to and the hotel is also welcoming to children. It is central to all parts of Cork and well worth a visit.. i highly reccommend the Metropole hotel and will definitely stay there again.'
Review from Annmargaret1 via TripAdvisor.