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Desmond House Kinsale

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Newtonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners of this little inn have put heart and soul into it, and it pays off. They were the friendliest, most helpful hosts we met in Ireland (and that is saying something ...), offering suggestions for dinner, best coffee, best chocolate, most fun pubs -- and all of those recommendations were absolutely right! The rooms are high-ceilinged and spacious,... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Desmond House is absolutely gorgeous. Graille is the sweetest lady and keeps a beautiful B&B. We stayed in the Charles Fort Suite, which was huge. It had two nice chairs in a sitting area in front of the bed. The bed itself was very large (especially for a place in Europe). And the bathroom was huge with a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met the owner on the street. He was waiting outside to flag down and direct us and we were an hour early! From there, it was nothing but helpful, wonderful service. The accommodations were excellent, the breakfasts, amazing and with guidance from the owner, we saw and did everything possible in Kinsale. I would highly recommend this B &... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Desmond House in Cork Street is a beautiful place built around 1780 the rooms are huge with tea coffee and water provided. we had a view looking over to the harbour you need to walk up a few flights of stairs but it's worth it Our breakfast was excellent home made Scone's Lots of choices fresh juice & coffee The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kinsale is a lovely sea side town. Many US residents refer it as the "Key West" of Ireland and Kinsale didn't disappoint! We had a lovely time for 2 nights and would highly recommend the Desmond House as a fabulous place to stay! Desmond House is in a great location! A one minute walk to the restaurants, pubs and lots... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a shame about the food side of things. The room was fabulous! High ceilings, very high standard of décor.. period features everywhere you looked. The en suite was modern but with lovely touches - shabby chic and in fitting with the room. BUT.. when I said I was gluten free it was looked upon like a leper! So breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hosts, Grainne and 'Mad' Paddy, literally doted on us as though we were long lost friends, making our short stay really memorable. You'd have to go a long way to find somewhere better - nothing was a problem and the breakfast was par excellence with Grainne's home made produce well worth indulging. Capped off our final day on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This past week my family and I visited the beautiful town of Kinsale, Ireland, and our experience was highlighted by the stay we had overnight at the historic Desmond House. The close proximity to the heart of the town is ideal! The owners, Paddy and Grainne, could not have been more hospitable from the moment they met us to the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Desmond House is a wonderful B&B. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. They saved a parking space for us with their own car to make sure we could get it. Breakfast was the best we've had in all of Ireland. Our room was big with a beautiful view. I would love to go again. Thank you Paddy and Gráinne!

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Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about our stay with Grainne and Paddy. Their home is spotless and beautiful. They truly made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. They helped with reservations, arranging a taxi and gave excellent advice about Kinsale and other areas we were visiting next. Breakfast was delicious!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desmond House Kinsale is a lovely old Georgian house in the center of the old part of Kinsale. Huge bedrooms and full bathrooms including whirlpool tubs. Park your car and walk to the award winning restaurants. Only 4 bedrooms so personal attention of knowledgeable owners is available to help with enjoying your stay. Desmond House Kinsale is a great place to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desmond House Kinsale

Address: Desmond House 42 Cork Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: $113 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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