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San Antonio

Certificate of Excellence
1, Friars Street, Kinsale, Ireland
San Antonio
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kinsale is a beautiful town with great entertainment: fort, castle, museum, harbor, and pubs. However, what made it a memorable visit was our host, Jimmy, and his warm, welcoming, helpful nature to this comfortable home. If you are looking for fancy glitz, look somewhere else. If you appreciate an interested and smiling face to welcome you and a clean and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

In addition to all the other comments about Jimmy, He calls everyone by name. I left a shirt behind and Jimmy sent it to me in Canada and wouldn't hear of me compensating him for his out of pocket. Every now and then in life you meet a really nice person who genuinely wants to add to the occasion, that's... More 

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Jimmy makes you feel right at home at his B & B. In addition to making the absolute best recommendations for food, Irish music, and so forth, he went out of his way to assist us with anything we needed. One of the best things about this B & B is the free parking (many other lodgings we tried would... More 

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rural montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a great 2nd night experience! I think Kinsale was our favorite pub night. Almost everyday and night in Ireland was our favorite. Except the night we locked our keys in the car. Jimmy was a perfect host and treated us like family even to offering us his phone to call the car rental agency to alert them to our... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Jimmy, the proprietor made the stay an enjoyable experience. Jimmy is a nice and accomodating man who goes out of his way to help and ends up making your stay pleasant and unique. Don't expect a fancy B&B, the building is 200 years old. However our room was comfortable, clean and we had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was included... More 

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Caledon
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had a lovely night at this B&B, even though it took us forever to find it. This is the case with almost everything in Kinsale though, so don't hold it against any of the businesses! Our room was very plain, but clean which is #1 priority. There were no tea making facilities in the room but owner Jimmie brought... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Everything we needed was within walking distance. Parking onsite. Breakfast was delicious and Jimmie was wonderful!! When we arrived he greeted us with a warm welcome and tea. We felt like we were home. Jimmie was also readily available every time we were heading out and gave us directions plus suggestions for restaurants and places to go for live music!!

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My favorite stay of our 9 nights in Ireland was the 2 nights we spent in Kinsale at the San Antonio B&B. Jimmie, the owner of the B&B, was so genuinely nice and full of conversation. He gave us suggestions of where to eat, what to do, and what to avoid. Our room was at the very top of the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

There are a lot of variables in why or why not a B&B may be OK, good, or great. While I agree with the reviewer that said the rooms at San Antonio were nothing special, what is special is the location and the host. Jimmie is a fabulous and gracious host and he has a great location just on the... More 

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GP
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24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Room was small, clean nothing special. Our host Jimmy was helpful. Breakfast was o.k. nothing exceptional compared to many of the other B & B's we'd stayed at. You had a basic breakfast with no frills. No credit card accepted here. The only draw back here is the room was rather plain in terms of its presentation so was rather... More 

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