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Friar's Lodge

Friar Street, Kinsale Ireland
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#18 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
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Centrally Located
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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PScullion wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions5 helpful votes
We recently booked a family room at the Friars Lodge. It was very impressive regarding its location, it is a two minute walk into the heart of the beautiful town of Kinsale, with free car parking. The approach to the lodge from Cork is really easy to get to and avoids having to navigate your car through the winding medieval streets of Kinsale, which are better approached on a leisurely stroll. The room was incredibly spacious for our family of four. The beds were really comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. The lodge was also located in quiet surroundings so the kids had no problems drifting off to sleep. The wifi was fast enough for us to download movies quickly onto the iPad to watch with the kids just before bedtime. The room also had an iron which was great for giving packed clothes a quick run through before heading out in the evening. The breakfasts in the morning were great and provided something for everyone in our young family, the cooked breakfast was superb. Maureen, who owns the lodge, was welcoming, incredibly nice and really put us at ease, with great knowledge of the area. This was our first Covid 19 trip and we were reassured by the level of social distancing and hand sanitiser in the lodge. It was excellent value for money and I would easily recommend it to anyone with a young family or anyone wishing to visit Kinsale,
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Maura wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
I recently spent a great weekend in the beautiful, historic town of Kinsale staying at this hotel/guest house which was spacious, comfortable and clean. It is centrally located and only a short walk to restaurants, bars and cafes. The proprietor was welcoming, friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. I can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Maria L wrote a review Mar 2020
84 contributions5 helpful votes
We were a hen group coming to Kinsale for 2 nights. We had originally booked other accommodation months in advance so knew nothing about friars lodge. On the day we were travelling down for the hen, i received a phone call stating i was double booked and we could not stay there anymore. it was a nightmare and we had no where to stay. I went to a local hotel to ask for help and they called our fairy god mother Maureen at Friars lodge. Maureen heard our story and immediately opened up Friars lodge for us to stay in. Maureen gave us as many rooms as we needed and more. Nothing was too big an ask even when we locked one of the keys in the bedroom she came straight away and sorted us out. Maureen was so kind and friendly and we had the whole guesthouse to ourselves. Maureen was renovating the property so it was closed for a few weeks but saved our hen weekend by taking us in. Maureen we cant thank you enough you really helped us out. When we got there i was so happy with the rooms. All the rooms were massive! I think it is better than some hotels I have stayed in. We had everything we needed in the rooms including, tv, iron, towels, toiletries, tea making facilities and the location was absolutely perfect! We were a 2 minute walking distance from all local attractions. I have always heard kinsale is such a friendly spot and the people are amazing but Maureen you went above and beyond for us and we cant thank you enough. If anyone is thinking about Friars lodge I would highly recommend this place its amazing! Maria O Leary
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Room 109 and room 116 were huge rooms!!! but all of the rooms were so big it really wouldnt...
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Clairhah wrote a review Mar 2020
Ennis, Ireland47 contributions33 helpful votes
A great spot for a girls weekend in Kinsale. The owner showed great kindness to us and the guesthouse is in a fantastic location for exploring the beautiful little town of Kinsale. This was my second visit to Friar’s Lodge, having stayed here a number of years ago for a wedding in Ballinacurra House.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sean S wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thanks again Maureen and Mary for your great hospitality and for the best Irish breakfast ever Very clean very friendly tv was a bit dodgy but who cares we had to make conversation instead.....hope to be back soon
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Friar's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Friar's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Dalton's Bar (0.1 miles), St Multose Church (0.07 miles), and The Tap Tavern (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Friar's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Friar's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Friar's Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Friar's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bastion, High Tide Kinsale, and CRU Winebar & Bistro.
Is Friar's Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Kinsale.
Are there any historical sites close to Friar's Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Charles Fort (1.4 miles), James Fort (0.8 miles), and Mount Long Castle (4.1 miles).
Is Friar's Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.