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Desmond House Kinsale

42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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Desmond House Kinsale
Ranked #3 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

1. Friendly welcome by an informative host 2. Great size room, well furnished and comfortable 3. The best Irish breakfast, and I mean the best 4. Great location Thanks Michael for a lovely stay and for your tips of where to go

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cannot recommend this place highly enough - great food comfortable rooms and then there's michael! Michael is a wealth of information on the locality, great cook, the breakfast is worth the price alone. He also suggested some great places to eat in the evenings and arranged bookings etc for us.

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Sandy, Utah
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Micheal is a wonderful host and made us feel right at home- he even met us outside since we had a bit of a hard time finding the place (streets are small and windy in Kinsale and not well-marked). We stayed in the Charles Fort Suite and it was lovely- large sitting area, nice bed, nice bathroom with deep tub.... More

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new york
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent the last nine days touring Ireland and our third night was spent at Desmond House. Michael was the consummate host and true gentleman. His home is absolutely beautiful and he makes you feel very welcome. He is also a bit of a historian and told us some incredible stories of Kinsale. The room was extremely large with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My family stayed at the Desmond House in early March and loved both the B & B, as well as the town of Kinsale. Michael is wonderful, the location of the B & B affords easy walking access to all parts of the town, the rooms are very large and it is quite a historic property. We definitely hope to... More

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Wellington New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Michael's hospitality is fantastic. Desmond House overlooks the harbour and is wonderfully placed to enjoy the pleasures of Kinsale and environs. Michael is quite unusual for an Irishman - his directions are clear, concise, accurate and fail-safe. Kinsale is just the most wonderful wee town - some of the humblest wee cafes have the best food, so don't feel you... More

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Huntington, New York
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed overnight in Kinsale as part of our southern Ireland vacation. We(my wife,my 20yr old daughter and me) chose the Desmond house based primarily on the reviews here. Just an absoulutely Wonderful place. The room was perfect for us, a very very comfortable king size bed, and twin for my daughter. The room, the bathroom, the B and B was... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We used Kinsale as our home base for a couple nights while we visited the town and surrounding areas. Kinsale was an adorable town and our host Michael was so friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to this part of Ireland.

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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Beautiful house, charming host and exceptional breakfast. Michael helped us with our luggage and ensured we has a parking space across the road. Michael is very knowledgable about local history and he recommended places to eat and visit while we were there. The breakfast was top quality and came with all trimmings, as well as lovely breads, fruit and cereals.... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great location to stay in Kinsale. Restaurants, shopping and harbor nearby. Michael is a splendid host. He greeted us warmly, made sure we had a parking spot across from the B&B and helped carry our luggage to the 3rd floor. The room was spacious and looked out over the town toward the quay. One word of caution is the hot... More

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Also Known As:
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Desmond House Kinsale Hotel
Address: 42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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Ranked #3 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desmond House Kinsale is a lovely old Georgian house in the center of the old part of Kinsale. Huge bedrooms and full bathrooms including whirlpool tubs. Park your car and walk to the award winning restaurants. Only 4 bedrooms so personal attention of knowledgeable owners is available to help with enjoying your stay. Desmond House Kinsale is a great place to stay. ... more   less 

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