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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rathdowney, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I had the pleasure of staying with Michael last weekend. Michael could not do more to ensure a pleasurable stay.His dept of knowledge was amazing. His food was superb. The building had real character. They rooms were spotless, spacious and really comfortable. As regular visitors to Kinsale, I feel that Desmond House matched if not exceeded the... More

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Pleasanton, California
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a great find! It started with Michael, the owner. What a wonderful person. During our stay, Michael was our tour guide information person, local history expert, cook and "bottle washer". What a great person who made us feel we were his only guests! Great room, wonderful breakfast and friendliness! Highly recommended!

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Overland Park,KS
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268 hotel reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Kinsale, sweet and pretty little town, with lovely weather, a warm welcome by Michael who gave us good and interesting information. The room was spacious and quiet. In the morning we had the BEST IRISH breakfast possible ! Absolutely delicious. The breakfast is already worth the detour. We can truly recommend a visit to Kinsale and The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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37 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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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