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“Best place to stay in Kinsale” 5 of 5 stars
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Kinsale Holiday Village
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Glanbeg, Kinsale | Co. Cork, Kinsale, Ireland   |  
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best place to stay in Kinsale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

The houses are spacious, clean and comfortable. Anne the manageress is the best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness. Can't wait to go back to the KHV next year. (oh and maybe the town as well)

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

My family and i just got back from two weeks staying in the Holiday Village, which was our second trip there in three years. Given the price of the accomodation, I believe that this was excellent value and is very close to town, yes there is a hill you have to walk up to return from the town, but it is a 5 minute hill, not a walk up Mount Calvary! We found the house clean and more importantly the atmosphere and assistance is great. The manager Anne and her staff are more than helpful and work hard to make people feel welcome and are also quick to offer any help or suggestions for where to go and eat or sightsee.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I was sad that Kinsale is such a beautiful town, yet the owners here didnt seem to make much effort with their accommodation. Sadly, I noticed that the floors hadn't been cleaned, there were hairs in the bath, the pyrex dishes hadnt been cleaned, the place mats were dirty, the toilet had had a brief whizz with some bleach and nothing else, there were stains on the fold down bed in one room and there was a general feeling of it just being grubby. The outside areas were desperate and the whole place was done up so cheaply, it was shameless. Even down to the painting- the walls were painted straight onto the plaster with no lining, the paintwork in the bathroom was chipping off, the finish of decor was dreadful- the bedding was like a teenager's from 1985, the carpets were worse than you find in most offices. Our bedroom looked onto a concrete farm type building.
Plus points were that it was a stones throw from Kinsale (albeit up a VERY steep hill) and its near Lidl, if you need groceries, although there is a fabulous farmers market shop at the bottom of the hill. The kitchen and dining area was a great size and the front room was a good size too for entertaining.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

The accommodation was very basic, in the living room the TV was very old and the furniture was falling to bits. The bathroom was very dated so appeared very old and dirty. The bedrooms were fairly comfortable but seemed quite dusty and also in need of up dating. There were no towels supplied so you would need to take some. It was quite close (5 min walk) to the lidl supermarket, but if you wanted to venture further there is a very very steep hill to walk down to get into the town center. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Spent three nights at Kinsale Holiday Village.

The accomodation is basic; from the quality of the furniture, fittings and kitchen equipment. Poor quality bedding and linens further highlight the lack of investment in the properties here. Depsite these issues, the rental cost was at the higher end of the scale for Kinsale self-catering accomodation.

The home had been cleaned before arrival but due to the age of the property and obvious wear and tear, no amount of cleaning was going to make the place feel clean. One issue that comes to mind was the lack of any towels other than the 4(!) hand towels for a house that sleeps potentially 5 people. So bring your own!

It is located up about 5 minutes walk to Kinsale town, however their is a steep hill.

I would not return to the Kinsale Holiday Village.

Room Tip: If you want to sleep after 5am bring a eye mask - no black out curtains in the bedrooms
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Cottage had everything u could need just one downside the patio area was not emclosed so little one kept escaping

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights as a way to celebrate the end of a degree with the rest of my class mates! Had a fantastic time, the house's are lovely and comfortable, TV reception was perfect for when we where been lazy! Super short walk to the town - it is up bit of a steep hill and may be difficult for someone in a wheelchair - but unfortunately so is most of Kinsale (and Ireland for that matter). Great place to stay - Rooms are comfortable - beds are cosy and clean! Bathrooms are a bit dated and could do with a really good scrub (Which had to be done before we used them), excellent value for money! Would definitely stay there again!!! The only problem - No internet access on site!

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  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Glanbeg, Kinsale | Co. Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Kinsale
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In keeping with the elegant character of the oldest town in Ireland, Kinsale Holiday Village offers luxury self-catering holiday homes, centered around a spacious courtyard on the grounds of Kinsale's old railway station. The houses are just 5 minutes from the centre of this historical town. ... more   less 

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