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Cloisters Bed & Breakfast

Travelers' Choice award winner
Friars Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Cloisters Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paradise, NL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here after a red-eye into Dublin, so we were exhausted. But the ladies who ran the B&B met us and made us feel so welcome it made us want to wake up and enjoy our short stay in this little town even more. They told us a few places to eat in town and a couple of places to... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What do you look for in a B&B, great bed, great breakfast, great hosts? Well you've found it, add great location, easy parking, a long strong hot shower and great value for money. We've been travelling now for almost two months, this is as good as it gets. Cloisters is.....'perfect'.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at Cloisters. Aileen and Orla wer wonderful in orienting us to Kinsale and setting us on our way to explore. Our room was lovely- we had two beds and lovely big bathroom. Breakfast was delicious- full irish as well as other yummy items like french toast. We not have a long stay in Kinsale, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast, very friendly. Location is great and the rooms are tidy and modern. We had a wonderful time staying here for two nights. I really appreciated the innkeepers knowledge of the area, she even provided us. Coastal driving itinerary for our drive from kinsale to dingle.

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Chicago, IL
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62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The B&B is a short walk from the harbor and a wide range of restaurants and pubs. The property was very clean and exceptionally well maintained. I had booked a single room, which I expected to be small; however it was bright and cheerful and there was a nice size bathroom with an excellent shower. The bed was extremely comfortable... More 

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DC
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37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very charming B & B in a most charming town. One thing we will never forget is the suggestions Aileen and Orla gave us regarding our itinerary. We had planned to drive up to the Dingle peninsula then stay in Kenmar, followed by the Ring of Kerry and stay in Dingle. Our reasoning was Rick Steves suggestions... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with the Best in Ireland rating - we just finished our 2 week vacation in Ireland and stayed at 8 B&Bs and one hotel . This B&B was our favourite and we would recommend to anyone. Lovely room, lovely knowledgeable hosts. Great experience. Darren and Elle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hosts Aileen and Orla made this clean and very comfortable B&B the best we experienced in Ireland. We stayed two nights, June 15 and 16. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with our hosts, the delicious breakfasts (try the salmon and eggs), and the location was very quiet while being very close to the village center. Fabulous!

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Co Tyrone, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Husband and I stayed in this lovely B&B for two nights, choosing it from Tripadvisor reviews. I can see why it is number 1 of B&Bs in Kinsale. It is situated in a quiet street near the centre of town. Orla and Aileen warmly welcomed us and were so helpful in guiding us to the wonderful attractions, restaurants and beautiful... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee Usa
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81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We lost the detailed instructions on how to get to the Cloisters that the owners sent us. Even with the correct street address, your GPS will struggle to get you there and Kinsale is a confusing little town to drive in. Many narrow, one-way, non-parallel streets. When we arrived, Orla met us and found a parking space for us right... More 

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