We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Kinsale accommodations

Jo's Cafe & Rooms

Save Saved
You added Jo's Cafe & Rooms to your Saves list
55 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Kinsale Arms)
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (17)
  • Photos (4)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (2)
  • Location
  • More
Jo's Cafe & Rooms
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kinsale
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

17 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Croydon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I had a lovely stay at Jo's in August. My room was simple, clean, and comfortable, and the delightful cafe downstairs gave me a good excuse to have a pastry each morning. The location was perfect for exploring Kinsale. I want to thank Jo especially for her hospitality. My luggage was late in joining me, and Jo kindly lent me... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edmond, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Jo's rooms are very modest; however, the location simply can't be beat in Kinsale. Also, Jo is a very friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms are over the cafe, and the aroma of fresh baked goods early in the morning is a great way to start the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Perfect location to walk to all the sights in Kinsale. Rooms were comfortable, clean, basic, and a good value. Jo is charming and runs a lovely cafe for breakfast and lunch. Enjoyed scones and croissants after a restful night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We've just spent a week with Jo and her staff and had a wonderful time. The service was always friendly and the quality of both the lodging and the Cafe was exceptional. The room was immaculate as was the bath. The mattress was excellent and a real help to a sore back. We took advantage of the ability to walk... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This review is for the rooms at Jo's only. I have posted another review for the cafe. The rooms are dank, dirty, outdated, cold, and in disrepair. The shower was clogged, toilet did not flush well, bed was very old and uncomfortable. It was the kind of place where you did not want to take off your socks because the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Only have had coffee here and it's the reason for the review. The coffee here is excellent. Just dropped in while on a cycle pit stop a couple of times. Other fare looks very good too. I'll return for the coffee. Nice relaxed atmosphere also...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Jo's in January. Fantastic location, room was spotless and very adequate for what we needed. The cafe is amazing with the most delicious home baked goods. Had the best hot chocolate ever there! Jo is so welcoming and we could have sat in the cafe all day watching the world go by! We left... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Jo's Cafe & Rooms, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Jo's Cafe & Rooms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jo's Cafe & Rooms

Address: 55 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Kinsale Arms)
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

4 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (3)
Room/suite (1)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Room/suite (1)
Dining (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Kinsale with
any amenities


Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jo's Rooms are clean, relaxed and comfortable. Our central location on Main Street Kinsale allows guests to stroll home after an evening enjoying the many Gourmet Restaurants and lively bars.Breakfast is available in Jos cafe every morning. A wide selection of scones are baked each morning and served with our homemade raspberry jam.All of our cakes are baked by Jo here at the café. Using her grandmothers and her mother’s receipts along with her own, Jo produces a sumptuous selection of baked cakes, cookies and treats daily to suit every mood. We have an extensive coffee and hot chocolate menu along with Baldwins Real Irish Farmhouse Ice-cream. IF your looking for edible delights Jo's is the place to visit. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jo's Cafe & Rooms staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer