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Pier Road, Kinsale P17 PX80 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 5 in Kinsale
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
Established in 1946, Actons Hotel are proud to be the oldest hotel in Kinsale. Since a complete refurbishment in 2018, Actons are proud to be one of the most modern too. Perfectly balancing their past with your needs, this stunning 4-star boutique destination now comprises of 77 beautiful guest bedrooms, an extensive leisure club with a 15-metre swimming pool, a bar and garden lounge overlooking Kinsale Harbour and one of the best backdrops for weddings in Cork. When you have such history with a place as iconic as Kinsale, Actons have a responsibility to uphold the tradition of hospitality this beautiful part of the world is famous for. For over seventy years, Actons Hotel been providing quality guest experiences tailored to each visitor’s exact requirements to be the best hotel in Kinsale. Now, whether you’re a couple, a family or a business traveller, Actons would like to invite you to come and enjoy the personal service, quality guest care and renowned cuisine that Actons Hotel in Kinsale, Cork has always been famous for.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Boating
Babysitting
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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helen w wrote a review May 11
County Cork, Ireland4 contributions3 helpful votes
Attended for breakfast. Very efficient service beautiful meal well presented and very substantial selection of white/brown toast soda bread. Lovely menu for kids also. Staff were very attentive and helpful
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Beautiful relaxed setting great location on the water front.
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Jane D wrote a review Sep 2020
Lancaster, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I mistakenly booked my elderly parents in for a week later than planned, discovered by my Mum the night before they were leaving. Diane could not have been more helpful in changing the booking. What a lovely experience with something that made me feel a bit sick, seeing as it was my parents' 1st trip after lockdown. Thank you Diane!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Amy Buttimer, Sales at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Dear SnowieC215, Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your recent experience. We are delighted to read that your problem was solved by our receptionist Diane. We have made sure she has seen your kind words. A big thank you again and we hope your parents enjoyed their time in Kinsale. Stay safe, Kind Regards, Amy Buttimer Sales and Marketing Manager
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shesha C wrote a review May 4
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited Actons Hotel a few weekend's ago with 5 friends from the UK. I can't praise the Hotel highly enough. The rooms were fantastic and the staff were so lovely and helpful. I was really proud to be Irish showing off my country to my English friends! Thank you Actons for a wonderful stay. Everyone enjoyed the breakfasts especially me with a fantastic Vegan option. We also loved the bar area each night after supper! Many thanks again for such a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Niamh Gannon, Sales at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Venture408624, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your kind words with the staff and management of Actons Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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katriona k wrote a review May 2
County Cork, Ireland27 contributions36 helpful votes
On arrival the car park was very busy we were lucky to get a space. Reception was spacious with very nice efficient staff. We booked a room with harbour view. The room was ok not very modern. There was Aircon but it didn't work. No mirror at all in the room. Just a small one in the bathroom. I have never been to a hotel with no mirror. I did mention this in checkout and was told they are waiting on new mirrors, might have been an idea to leave the old ones up until the new ones arrived. Bed was comfortable. Shower was great. We had dinner in the hotel the food was good but unfortunately the waitress came over to us 4 times to see if we were finished it felt very rushed and as if we were delaying her. The rest of the staff I couldn't fault they were all good. I wouldn't return to this hotel it wasn't worth the money.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Niamh Gannon, Sales at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear katrionak2015, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and have raised your comments to management. We are finalising the end of our refurbishment and we do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to a newly renovated Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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Daniel12345 wrote a review Apr 2022
11 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Stayed in R210 newly refurbished, gorgeous room. All staff were lovely from the bar staff, restaurant staff, leisure centre... few lovely touches such as the voya toiletries which are the best I've seen to be in any hotel bathrooms. Blanket provided with the cot is also a nice touch. Food was lovely. Special mention to Michelle in the bar (can't be certain on the name) she was on the early shift Saturday 23rd April she was excellent very friendly and helpful. Special mention also to Paula in HR for organising a lovely room! One thing I noticed, the hotel is spotlessly clean which is a huge thing nowadays! Well done guys looking forward to our next stay. Daniel and Trina R210 😊😊
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Niamh Gannon, Sales at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear G8947BTdannys, Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Michelle and of course, Paula. They will be thrilled to know they helped make your stay with us extra special. We look forward to welcoming you back to Actons Hotel Kinsale. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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Ruth G wrote a review Apr 2022
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Just stayed a night in Actons Hotel with 2 friends. B&B. We had a fantastic room/suite for 3. A room with a single bed with tv, another room with queen bed and tv and shared bathroom. All up to a very high standard. Breakfast was really lovely and lots to choose from. The staff were extremely pleasant and the wait/bar staff also very friendly. The bar food was very good with substantial portions. I could not fault it at all and I’d highly recommend Actons and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear ruthg186, Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us, I will be sure to share your kind words with the management and staff of Actons Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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Natalie wrote a review Apr 2022
8 contributions3 helpful votes
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Amazing Stay at Actons Hotel for 2 nights for friends birthday. Stayed in the Charlefort Suite, newly refurbished and absolutely amazing. Staff were wonderful, food is great and there's a brilliant selection, place is absolutely spotless, and it is in a great location. Would highly recommend and definitely go again!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nat_lee01, Thank you for leaving a lovely review. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us at Actons Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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Rob M wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our second stay in this lovey hotel, in a great location overlooking the harbour. Massive, comfortable beds and fantastic breakfast. We ate one night on the hotel which was also really good quality. All the staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful. A special mention to Natasha on reception for her mirror assistance and general loveliness. Will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear robm09418RA, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us at Actons Hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Natasha, she will be thrilled to know she was such a help to you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales and Marketing
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Ber878 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cork, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We held our wedding reception in Actons in December 2021 and it was such an amazing day. Ian and the staff at Actons are fantastic. Ian was a pleasure to deal with throughout our wedding planning, especially with the postponements we had to make due to Covid. Nothing was any trouble for him. We would also like to mention the girls at reception who were always so friendly and accommodating when we spoke to them. The food and service on the day was fantastic and everything ran so smoothly. We did not have to worry about anything. Our guests loved the food and the atmosphere at the hotel. Thanks so much Ian & all the staff at Actons for making our wedding day so special. We would highly recommend Actons hotel as a wedding venue.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Niamh Gannon, Sales at Actons Hotel Kinsale
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ber878, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very honored and thankful to have hosted your wedding, Ian & the staff will be delighted to know they helped make your day extra special. We wish you, Bernie & Eugene the very best on your new journey together. We look forward to welcoming you back to Actons Hotel. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales & Marketing
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Paul K wrote a review Apr 2022
Rockford, Ill32 contributions7 helpful votes
Acton in Kinsale is central to everything. Right on the harbor and within 1/2 mile of town center. Rooms in the hotel were being renovated and ours were very clean with great views of the harbor. Breakfast was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The bar was open until 2AM for hotel patrons - great for those with jet lag looking for a place to read. Nice starting point for hiking to Charles Fort which should not be missed.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Parking right in front. Close to all restaurants and pubs.
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Dear Paul K, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your stay with us at Actons Hotel. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Niamh Gannon Sales & Marketing
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PRICE RANGE
$150 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkKinsale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Actons Hotel Kinsale
Which popular attractions are close to Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Nearby attractions include Dalton's Bar (0.2 miles), St Multose Church (0.3 miles), and The Tap Tavern (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bastion, The Supper Club, and Cosy Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Actons Hotel Kinsale located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Kinsale.
Are any cleaning services offered at Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Actons Hotel Kinsale offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Actons Hotel Kinsale?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Charles Fort (1.0 miles), James Fort (0.5 miles), and Mount Long Castle (3.9 miles).
Does Actons Hotel Kinsale have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.