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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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Armagh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Arundel, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I had a great 8 day visit to Kinsale. Our accommodations were in the perfect location to walk and explore all of the town of Kinsale and eat at a variety of restaurants and pubs during our stay. Our host and owner of "Desmond House, Michael McLaughlin is a first class host and the most accommodating person... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
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28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed at Desmond house in early October on our trip through Ireland. Kinsale is a cute town on the coast. We had a bit of a time finding the place due to winding streets and no street signs (fortunately we found a lot of helpful locals). Michael is very warm and welcoming, giving great recommendations of things to do... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Came to Kinsale for a very short visit and absolutely loved our stay at the Desmond House! The location was central and walkable to anywhere we wanted to go. Michael was a wonderful host and met us outside upon arrival to show us where to park. His hospitality alone is reason enough to stay here, but additionally the rooms were... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Kinsale has always been one of our favorite towns and this was true again. Staying at the Desmond House with Michael as the host was phenomenal. As we arrived in Kinsale, Michael stepped outside and helped us park our car in a shared lot where it was secure for the next few days. Michael was a wealth of knowledge and... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I were so happy with our choice of The Desmond House for our stay in Kinsale. Innkeeper Michael was a wonderful host. The location is perfect for walking to everything in Kinsale. After driving through Ireland for 8 days, it was nice to park the car and be able to walk the beautiful streets of this historic... More 

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Paris, France
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20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It would be difficult to find a more generous host than Michael. He's full of the history of Kinsale, Desmond House, restaurants and even has suggestions about what not to miss goimg north in Ireland (you would do well to take note of these). The rooms are spacious and comfortable and is located in a quiet street a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Michael is an amazing host and does everything he can to ensure each guest has a comfortable and wonderful stay. The breakfast is AMAZING and each piece of food has a story to it. He is extremely helpful and recommended several wonderful places to eat dinner or grab lunch. We will definitely return on our next trip to Ireland!! The... More 

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