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Desmond House Kinsale

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42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the week before Easter at Desmond House and thoroughly enjoyed Michael's company and hospitality. His breakfasts are superb, locally sourced products that he cooks to order - just right! - along with freshly baked bread and scones. The rooms are big enough to relax in and the spa baths make for a real treat in the evenings. I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved Michael and his lovely B&B. Breakfast was delicious (especially the sausages and homemade scones!), and the room was big and comfy and quiet. Wish we'd had time to use the jacuzzi tub! Michael's welcoming attitude and fun stories made us feel at home and we'd definitely stay there again.

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Charlottesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice room and the jetted tub was so nice after a long walk to Fort Charles. Micheal has a great knowledge of the area. I highly recommend staying there He cooked a full breakfast and homemade bread though i was the only guest. (Early season visitor)

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael is informative and charming. Our room was fabulous and breakfast second to none. My husband had trouble with the TV the first night and Michael came to switch it out with another one. Good grief, do we really need TV? OK, I confess I have never been in a Jacuzzi bathtub. I may have turned the jets on a... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our stay at Desmond House. From the moment we arrived, it felt warm and welcoming; like visiting a long-lost Irish relative. A knock on the front door and it opened with a personal greeting from Michael (who manages the BnB), "You must be Janine. How was your drive?" He is the highlight of a stay in the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Michael runs this quaint b&b in the heart of Kinsale. He has lots of helpful information to share and is a good resource for things to do in and out of town. He is a real gentleman. The rooms are a very good size. Ours had a queen bed and a twin. The furniture is a bit old and the... More 

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nudelmark
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Michael is delight and a lovely host. Breakfast is abundant and delicious. The rooms are spacious and quite comfortable. The jetted tub is splendid after a day of walking. Location is fantastic and the value is exceptional. A perfect place to stay in Kinsale.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This former parochial house, built in the 1700s, has vast and well appointed bedrooms and, with its high ceilings and shuttered sash windows, retains a lot of its old-world charm. The owner, Michael, provides a very warm welcome, every assistance and advice that you might want, and a great breakfast. Although central, the location is quiet at night and we... More 

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Manila
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

On ringing the doorbell we were greeted by a gracious host who was a total delight to chat with. His knowledge about Kinsale is detailed and his manner welcoming but not imposing. Our room was clean and spacious, the bathroom more than adequate. If your looking for an eclectic stay or perhaps an eccentric memorable engagement with this seaside town... More 

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North Bend, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband, 4 year old daughter, Mom-in-law, and I stayed at the Desmond House and it was fantastic! By far the best meals we had at any B&B in Ireland - and we stayed at many! Michael was more than accommodating when our little girl was not feeling well - and just the most friendly, funny and well-traveled person to... More 

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