Just home from a lovely weekend in beautiful Kinsale which was made all the more nicer because of the staff at the Blue Haven Hotel.
From the moment you enter this Boutique style Hotel you know that you are welcome. The receptionist on our arrival was more than polite and helpful. We stayed in Room 16 which is right at the front of this centrally located gem.
The room was spotless and spacious enough for two, with free wifi (excellent coverage). From the receptionists too the manager and on to the house maids the attention to service is quite unique and sadly lacking throughout the hospitallity in many establishments we've stayed in throughout Ireland so this was a welcome exception.
The food is quality with a capital Q. From the huge choice selection at breakfast to the bar food and the Bistro it was all 100% fresh local Ingredients. We ate here most of the time and given the culinary competition in Kinsale and my appetite thats a huge compliment. The service from ALL of the staff is attentive and genuine.
There is on street parking for 1.20 per hour midweek days or 3 minutes away its free. Evenings and Sunday its free on street parking.
The bar was comfortable and cozy and the free live music every night had this bar buzzing!
We weren;t disturbed at all even though we had a front room and the bands played until the early hours.
This was a real treat. I will not be going to Kinsale again unless I get a room at the Blue Haven or Its sister the Old Bank Townhouse.
I didnt find this hotel and its prices anymore expensive than similar hotels and restaurant prices in Dublin so It wouldn't be an issue.
Its a small hotel but its got a romantic charm and history.
I cannot recommend it more highly.
This Hotel is far from Blue!!
I think they should drop the Blue and add an E to ............... HEAVEN
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A well-known Culinary gem, The Blue Haven is a stylish, award winning, nautical style boutique hotel located in the heart of Kinsale. The Blue Haven will welcome you with open arms. Just a stone's throw from dozens of great restaurants, lively bars and interesting craft shops... yet only 25 minutes from Cork City. While you visit Blue Haven Kinsale enjoy the home baked cookies on arrival, King Koil Pocket Sprung beds, Nespresso Machines in your room, Great Food in the gourmet capital, Live Music every night and lots of activities, walks and treasures to find in beautiful Kinsale on The Wild Atlantic Way. – Ireland’s longest coastal route a 2500 km epic trip of Ireland’s western coastline. Blue Haven’s reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale's Blue Haven is a special one. Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from, the Seafood Cafe, to the luxurious Bar and Wine & Tapas Bar “Aperitif”. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from the local shores, carefully prepared by a team of chefs. Blue Haven prides itself in delivering the ultimate in friendly and efficient service to its customers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Blue Haven