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Jo's Cafe & Rooms

55 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Kinsale Arms)
Jo's Cafe & Rooms
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't stay here, but last week stopped in on a chilly day to have cake and a hot chocolate. It was really delicious. I feel like that's all that needs to be said! If you are looking for hot chocolate in Kinsale, go here.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a treat and in a lovely town that my friend and I stumbled on at the tail end of our visit in Ireland. Jo was a gracious hostess with our late arrival. The cafe has delicious pastries and good coffee. All of this at an affordable price. I so look forward to a return visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I am a current customer at Jo's café! I always stop buy for a hot chocolate and a cake. Recently in Jo's there has been a new worker and any time I would buy from Jo's she would always end up giving me the wrong change.... I would understand if she would do it once or twice from mistake but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
455 helpful votes 455 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Jo's Café and Rooms are fabulous. Downstairs, you can easily eat your way through the bakery counter as everything is spot on delicious! The scones are to die for. Love the white chocolate raspberry ones! On my last day in Kinsale tried the raspberry one on its own and that was great too! The cinnamon buns are fantastic. Really gooey.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Loved visiting Jo's Cafe today. Friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and delicious desserts. We went twice today 'cos we liked it so much. The gluten free orange spice cake was yummy. Plan to go back tomorrow!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very much enjoyed my stay here and the cafe downstairs was wonderful. I also could not have been more welcomed and cared for by the staff. Rooms were clean and very comfortable. Hats off to Jo's! ~Gregory

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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370 reviews 370 reviews
34 hotel reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Returned here as it was several months since my previous visit & if anything it was even better this time than last - don't know how you improve on excellence but somehow Jo's manages to do it. Excellent Earl Grey served very attractively & accompanied by the most delicious raspberry & mile chocolate tart ever...... Great ambience; friendly staff; lovely... More 

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Joanne M, Owner at Jo's Cafe & Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It has been a busy season and it is so lovely to hear such positive feedback at the end of it. Ps. It took me a lot of tweeking to get the flavours in that tart just right especially because it's white chocolate, but it is one of my favourite too... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed at Jo's back in June, it was awesome. Jo might be the nicest person in Ireland, and for the Irish that would be quite a title (they are all pretty nice). The location was perfect, the cafe is awesome. You will not be upset if you stay here.

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Joanne M, Owner at Jo's Cafe & Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We very much appreciate it. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Jo's accommodations was quite lovely. The room was clean and newly renovated It was small, but quite adequate for me to stay the week. The bedding was fanatic! And how "homey" it was to awaken to homemade cinnamon rolls enticing from the cafe below. I recommend Jo's as a great place to experience Kinsale.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Went back to Jo's today. Didn't think it could improve on last time but it did! Best cup of coffee in Kinsale and today Jo brought out her latest creation- a Viennese Opera cake. Even though we had already gobbled cinnamon roll and pistachio meringue we had to try this confection. Needless to say it did not disappoint.

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