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Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale

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The Blue Haven is a stylish, nautical, boutique hotel, located in the heart of Kinsale and recently awarded No. 1 Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland in the Irish Hospitality Awards. Voted one of the top 20 seafood spots in Ireland, The Blue Haven is a well-known culinary gem and its reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one. The Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from: our luxurious Bar, The Fish Market, Aperitif Wine & Tapas Bar and The Newport Lounge. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs. Experience our Gin and Tonic selection, our Premium Whiskeys and The Ultimate Irish Coffee, whilst listening to great live music 7 nights a week in our bar. Home baked cookies, King , Apple TV's, Dyson supersonic hairdryers and air purifiers and Nespresso machines in each room.
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40Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
30Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Visited for a family occasion, but were very let down by the quality of the food. All starters were OK at best, veg soup extremely salty, chowder wasn't great at all, scampi over cooked and served with dry lettuce no dressing?, Spanish fries were sorry looking. Mains got worse,
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This was our first visit to Kinsale, and I can assure you it will not be our last. The Blue Haven is a charming boutique hotel in the center of this historic harbour town. The hotel staff was exceptional, the food was excellent and it truly could not have been a better two
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Response from oldbankhousekinsale, Owner at Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to give us this positive feedback. Its great to hear your feedback and that you had an amazing experience during your visit and found our staff and food to be excellent Thank you for choosing to stay with us also. We do hope to see you again soon.
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We spent 2 nights here and I loved it. It was comfortable and cozy. The staff were absolutely fabulous, friendly and courteous all the time. The room was lovely, breakfast super and the afternoon tea was the best I have ever had. I really thought it was good value , well done
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My daughter and I stayed there at the beginning of our experience of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way. What an amazing experience. The people were friendly, food was delicious, Kinsale is definitely a place to visit more that once. Everyone at the hotel was helpful and we were
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Response from oldbankhousekinsale, Owner at Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale
Responded Feb 17, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to give us this positive feedback. Its great to hear your feedback and that you had an amazing experience and you enjoyed our food allot, staff were friendly and you loved Kinsale. Thank you for choosing to stay with us also. We do hope to see you again soon.
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We stayed at the Blue Haven for one night earlier this week. The room we stayed in was lovely, the location of the hotel was amazing however there is no parking, but we didn’t struggle to find on street parking right in front of the hotel only downfall is, this is paid parking
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Response from oldbankhousekinsale, Owner at Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale
Responded Feb 11, 2019
Thank to your taking the time to give us your feedback on your experience with us. Thank you also for choosing to stay with us while visiting Kinsale. I am delighted to hear that you liked your room and thought our location was amazing. In relation to the WiFi, I’m very sorry the connection was not good during your stay. We take pride in ensuring all aspects of our business run well and this includes WiFi as we know how important this is to everyone who stays with us. We normally have excellent WiFi coverage and great feedback on it, so it’s very disappointing for me to hear it was not working during your stay with us. Thank you for letting us know and we are currently looking into why this occurred to ensure it does not happen again. Once again sincere apologies for it not working during your stay. We do hope you will return and stay with us on your next visit to Kinsale. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Any parking at the hotel?
on street parking only. meters. free from 6pm but you need to be out to put money in before 9am 0 seconds ago
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A car rental is not necessary to see Kinsale. There is a free guided history walking tour that is very interesting. After we took the tour we explored the town on our own. There are several good places to eat, one is the Blue Haven restaurant and another is Fishy Fishy. Enjoy your trip.
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Parking facilities easy or dificult
Hi, thank you for your question. we do not have our own car park however it is street parking with ticket or you can park in the FREE car park which is only a 3 minute walk away. when you arrive you could park outside with ticket and off load your luggage and we will direct you to the free car park then. we look forward to seeing you
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How is the hotel different than the townhouse?
Dear Guest Thank you for your enquiry. We have two properties- Blue Haven Hotel and Old Bank Town House Blue Haven Hotel is a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of Kinsale, We have 17 rooms and the rooms range in size from singles, doubles and king rooms tastefully decorated -all offering a stylish, boutique experience. Within the hotel you have an array of dining options to choose from – our cosy café, luxurious bar, bistro and wine & tapas bar “Aperitif” We also have live music 7 nights a week here for you to enjoy. We have Wifi within the hotel. Old Bank Town House is a Georgian boutique town house in the heart of Kinsale also (only a few doors from the Blue Haven Hotel) The rooms very from doubles to king rooms with beautiful high ceilings, large windows and beautifully, tastefully decorated in theme with the Georgian building. We also have a Post Master Suite and Collection Suite if you wish to upgrade and they are very popular and offer a unique experience–if you visit our gallery on our website you can see the pictures of the Post Master and Collection Suite. We do have Wifi within Old Bank Town House. In the Old Bank Town House you also have a gourmet café & food store where we serve the freshest selection of delicious food for you to enjoy made daily by our chefs. Our food store offers a wide range of gourmet treats, cakes, pastries and products for you to purchase and take a taste of Kinsale homes with you. It’s a real foodie heaven. If you choose to stay in Old Bank Town House you are still a resident of Blue Haven and have an array of dining options to choose from and enjoy the live music they have 7 nights a week. If you would like more advice on our properties or helping in choosing please contact us and we would be delighted to help you and make your visit a special one. Thank you again and we hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards Blue Haven Hotel & Old Bank Town House
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do they have parking
Hi, thank you for your question. we do not have our own car park however it is street parking with ticket or you can park in the FREE car park which is only a 3 minute walk away. when you arrive you could park outside with ticket and off load your luggage and we will direct you to the free car park then. we look forward to seeing you
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"Room 11 was spacious and well appointed. It faces the street, but noise wasn't a problem. It may be in the summer high season."
"if possible not room 19"
"Try the mussels!"
"No elevator in this hotel. If you want to sleep late, pick a back room on the first floor."
"Wait until all of the renovations are done."
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PRICE RANGE
$110 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel blue haven
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterKinsale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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