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Desmond House Kinsale

42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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Desmond House Kinsale
Ranked #4 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Cottage Grove
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The overall customer service at the Desmond House is truly impeccable and outstanding! The rooms were freshened daily, with refills on chocolate, cookies, and tea - - which was an especially nice touch. We arose each morning to the scent of fresh baked scones wafting through the air. The hearty breakfasts included custom ordered eggs, fruit, cereals... and chocolate cake!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first stay ever in a B&B and what a great way to start. travelled there with my wife's Mum, wife, me and two kids under 7. Michael was fantastic we had both rooms on the first floor which was perfect as our kids stomp around a bit and get up early so would have felt very guilty if anyone... More

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Ventura, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay at Desmond House. We stayed three nights in the Charles Fort Suite. The room is beautiful, comfortable, with attention to every detail, and the view over Kinsale is wonderful. Breakfasts were delicious and entertaining, and the location is perfect. But the thing that sets this B & B apart is the Innkeeper, Michael. He is warm,... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We are no strangers to Kinsale, but this was our first time to stay in Desmond House. We were greeted by Michael who after just 2min you felt you knew him for ages. Michael explained the history of the house and answered any questions with a unrivalled knowledge of the town. Breakfast was gorgeous Michael explained the origin of all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A travel agent made reservations for us to stay here and we had no idea what we were getting into. Upon arriving in town we loved the small authentic seaside atmosphere and hoped the nights accommodations would be convenient to the village center. When we found Desmond House, with car park in the rear and centrally located in town my... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed one night during our honeymoon tour of Ireland. It's a bit tough to find and the streets are very narrow and crowded with tourists. Just look for Desmond Castle and go down the block about 100 meters. After finding the B&B, we were greeted by Michael, who gave us a wonderful history lesson on the... More

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Suffern, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Desmond house was one of the nicest places we stayed on our trip through Ireland! We were lost on arrival to Kinsale and did not have the phone number of the hotel. Michael actually called my cell phone because he was concerned when we had not shown up! He was a gracious and kind host and made our short stay... 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:
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