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“MASSIVE bed!!” 5 of 5 stars
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The White House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #24 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“MASSIVE bed!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed here last week for one night, central location, gorgeous room with above mentioned ample bed! Breakfast was delicious, with great choice and friendly staff. Went for a run the following morning down by the harbour, it was beautiful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a lovely little boutique hotel, situated right in the heart of Kinsale. Nice, clean rooms- warm (always important). Great breakfast. However this hotels greatest asset is its staff who were all pleasant, helpful and very professional.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were in Kinsale for one night only and booked at the White House. It is a lovely place, convenient, staff was very helpful and friendly, but I would not stay there for a full holiday. Rooms are quite small, well the bed was huge, the bathroom was very small too, it was comfortable enough though but again for a short stay. The tv was not working, neither was the wi fi but that was not an issue for us as all we needed was a place to stay for the night. The only thing I was not happy with though is that our room must have been located not far from a smoking area and you could smell the smoke coming from outside...other than that, happy!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Kinsale is a small town and The White House is right in the center of it all. Great location and really with not many choices - it's the way to go. Perfect? No. But worked out great for our one night stay in the town.

Pros: clean, location, bar/restaurant attached are great
Cons: Very cold room, room pretty small, basic, lots of stairs

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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45 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Hotel was in a pinch. Intended to stay in Cork, but GPS went haywire and directions and signage was impossible to find a place to stay so I moved on down the road to Kinsale and the White House was the spot!

Room was decent....nothing fancy. Shower was crazy tiny and pressure was a bit slow. Place was quiet and village was empty due to being a weekday in November. Most stores were closed too. Parking for free on street until 10:30am or free lot behind the hotel. It's a midrange hotel and a bit pricey for what I thought the area and the season was...but compatible to other hotels in town.

Room came with breakfast. Breakfast was typical Ireland, eggs, sausage, bacon, and black/white pudding. Again nothing fancy but well appreciated.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed here 1 night. Rooms were nice and very clean without being amazing. Carpets were nice but the room was a little small. The shower was tiny. Breakfast was excellent. Great location within walking distance of all the pubs & restaurants. I would stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Very good spot for breakfast after arriving early at Cork airport - only 25mins away.
We fined it gets us in the mood for an Irish holiday!
Been there one evening also, when there was good music, and the staff were delightful when I inadvertently spilled my Guinness!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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