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42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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Desmond House Kinsale
Ranked #2 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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Mill Creek, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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Leawood, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Desmond House is well located in a fun and charming town. Owner Mike makes your stay,comfortable and memorable. He's your concierge, story teller, cook, and greeter all in one. Great couple days! We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two evenings in The Desmond House-Kinsale, Ireland and met at the door upon our arrival by the owner Michael Laughlin! Michael offered a depth of history and several recommendations for activities in Kinsale! The Desmond House B&B was fantastic. Large rooms with well preserved features made for a very comfortable stay. I would stay there again if back... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
35 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael was a fabulous host and even better cook. His breakfast was the BEST of our stay in 5+ B&Bs around England and Ireland. Let him treat you! He helped us pick out a dinner location and areas to hang out in Kinsale in our short stay. The B&B is steeped in history, just ask Michael about it. The rooms... More

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 lovely nights in the quaint village of Kinsale. Our home while there was Desmond House B&B. We were greeted upon arrival by the innkeeper, Michael. What a delight he was. His knowledge about the history of the house and of the town was fascinating. This was great, but upstaged by the delicious breakfast he served each morning. Each... More

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael runs a quite exceptional establishment and is the perfect host. From the moment you make your first enquiry about availability to the moment you check out, he gives you a level of personal attention and service that is an example to other B&B owners. The accommodation itself is first-rate and the breakfast to die for - a couple at... More

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Rathdowney, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Additional Information about Desmond House Kinsale

Address: 42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Desmond House Kinsale Hotel Kinsale

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