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Desmond House Kinsale

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42 Cork St., Kinsale, Ireland
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Michael was wonderful! After helping us park he gave us a history of the house as well as of the town, both which are beautiful. The rooms are very spacious and homey. The breakfast was amazing, with so many options. Michael went above and beyond, even though we only stayed one night. He called and helped us prepay tolls back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have nothing but positive things to say about our stay at Desmond House in Kinsale. The B&B was right in the heart of town. The owner is wonderful. He gave us a history of the residence when we arrived and advised us of restaurants and things to do around town. The room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay in Kinsale and at Desmond House. Michael is a welcoming, accommodating host, and the inn is lovely. The room was large and clean. Breakfast was delicious! Given the opportunity, we would definitely stay here again. Great location with a short walk to shops and restaurants.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We thoroughly loved our short stay at Desmond House. The Inn itself is a charming and interesting historical property in the center of town. Our room was large and comfortable, as was the bed. As has been mentioned frequently, Michael is the best host. He was funny, welcoming, and extremely helpful in suggesting tours, walks, and the best shops. AND,... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Desmond House is not the easiest place to find. Driving into a strange city with lots of one-way streets and few street signs, we found it easiest to park and search it out on foot. It's worth the effort. Michael, our genial host, held a spot in the communal car park across the street while I retrieved our car. That... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We arrived at Desmond House tired and cranky after a long day of driving, topped off by not easily being able to find the B&B. But all that immediately faded away when we were greeted by Michael at the front door. His charm, his friendliness and warmth (and of course, his accent) erased those hours on the road and made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Michael is a charming and knowledgeable host and Desmond house is full of history (which Michael shares enthusiastically) and character. We stayed in the James Fort room - unfortunately a lack of hot water meant that we couldn't try out the Jazuzzi bath but otherwise a great stay - breakfast was excellent.

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Esch,the Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The best thing about Desmond house is not the beautiful surroundings ,the excellent beds or the well prepared breakfast.It is the owner Michael.His care for us was very dedicated indeed.Thank you Michael.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stayed at Desmond House in September 2015 with my wife. This was the perfect Bed and Breakfast. Michael our host was wonderful. Cheerfully greeted us as we drove up and walked us to our parking spot. Even though we were well ahead of "check-in" time, Michael took us in and immediately made us feel comfortable. The house and room were... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Micheal is a very kind, outgoing person always wanting to help and make your time in kinsale a fabulous one! Their breakfast was the best we had in our 10 days in Ireland! Google maps seems to take you to the wrong address but if you enter it through the tripit app it works correctly. We found street parking nearby... More 

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