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42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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Desmond House Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 54 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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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Overland Park,KS
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484 reviews 484 reviews
268 hotel reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Michael is a great host and runs a very good B&B. Rooms are spacious, well appointed, and reasonably priced. Make sure you know how to get there before entering town. The streets are very narrow. It is well located in town.

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Kinsale on the second night of our trip around cork. We had previously asked in the 5 star B&B next door about their availability and were met with a less than warm welcome. When we rang the bell and Desmond House we were met by the wonderful Michael who showed us the room he had available while... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a super trip through Cork and Kerry, staying a night in Kinsale @Desmond House. Desmond is a gentleman and couldnt be more helpful and the breakfast the following morning was splendid. I cannot reccomend this hidden gem highly enough. Thanks Desmond, Paddy and Catherine

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from our 2nd stay with Michael at Desmond House. Rooms are wonderful. Michael is an outstanding host, chef, historian, sailor. We love him and his B&B. Kinsale is a great base for exploring SW Ireland

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Princeton, NJ
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great choice for our first night in Ireland as Michael made us feel welcome in his home, his town, and his country. The house is one of the oldest in Kinsale, and while it does show its age it is well maintained and comfortable. The breakfast was fabulous--be sure to try Michael's homemade jams, especially the rhubarb with rum.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more can I say. This wonderful B&B is as close to perfection as it gets! The location is spot on, right in the center of Kinsale. The rooms are very comfortable and our view out into the village was very restful. Free parking was just across the street. The beautifully presented breakfast was excellent and we were able to... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about the host Michael. He truly makes this place so special. He was friendly, helpful, extremely knowledgeable and did everything right. All other b and b owners should be compelled to take lessons from Michael. This gentleman knows how to give you a history lesson and make you feel like you are at home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently booked a 2 night stay and loved this B&B. Michael is a fantastic host, both his welcoming personality and his knowledge of the area are a massive bonus. The B&B is a beautiful house, it's clean and very homely. The rooms have old world charm with modern bathrooms (great shower) The breakfast is delicious with... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our all time favorite vacation stays. Not only is the house attractive, cozy and interesting from a historical perspective, but Michael is the perfect host who makes you feel at home the moment you walk in the door. You will also get a complete history of the house along with useful information on Kinsale and a detailed written... More

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Culver City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed 2 nights at the Desmond House B&B in Kinsale. Michael was super helpful with the accommodations and suggestions for our visit, both in Kinsale and other areas of Ireland. It was a neat, clean & very welcoming B&B.

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Address: 42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Desmond House Kinsale Hotel Kinsale

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