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Blue Haven Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Killarney, Ireland
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great midweek break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Visited Kinsale on our trip around Ireland and decided to stay one night. Checked this hotel on Tripadvisor and then the best online rate. All I can say is that for €50 one night stay this hotel was the best value we encountered on our holiday. Clean room, comfortable bed, excellent location to check out the Kinsale nightlife. The restaurant attached is excellent and the staff where so helpful. Big shout out to the Australian lady working the reception desk. Great customer care and so helpful with all our enquiries.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Movember2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We visited Kinsale during the Gourmet Festival. This hotel was in a great location to all shops and restaurants with easy access to the water, and Scily walk and to all tourist attractions: Desmond Castle, St Multose Church, and Scily Walk. The staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast was excellent and the nightly live music was an added bonus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sheryl K
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tullamore
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was a very good hotel, and check-in was smooth, and no payment required upon checking-in. Friendly, smiling staff, lobby could have done with a hoovering, though!
Room was lovely, and we got a large double bed as we requested. Room was spotlessly clean, though curtains were a bit worn looking. Television was great. Lovely old-style furniture, and ensuite was fabulous. Shower was lovely, Agree with previous contributor re. the stairs and corridors. Bathroom was well-equipped with shower gels, shampoos etc. Breakfast was excellent, but I didn't particularly like the casual nature of having it served in the bistro. Felt like I was eating outside, and it was a bit dismal. However, overall, very, very good, and would be happy to recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sarasatecarmen
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just back from a few days stay at the Blue Haven Hotel and my wife and I were very impressed. The hotel is central to everything in Kinsale with a chemist and grocery store directly opposite. We stayed in a king room and it was clean, spacious and well decorated with antique furniture. We also had a meal on the first evening there and again were very impressed, for starters my wife had the crab, I had the chowder then we both had steaks for our mains. Only criticism was the full irish breakfast wasn't the best the sausage and bacon looked unappetising, however the next morning I had the french toast with bacon and it was very good. The live band in the bar was also very entertaining and the bar itself was very kept and decorated. The service and reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back when we visit Kinsale again.

Room Tip: There is no lift so if you have problems with stairs bear this in mind. I cannot comment on the stan...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Austin_Byrne
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Rockville, MD
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117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our room was fine, and the staff was informative, kind and helpful. We had nice breakfasts here, and enjoyed the pub. Kinsale is a cute town with lots of nice places. The staff at blue Haven helped guide us to the ones we enjoyed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Harletta
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

We arrived on Sunday to a lovely greeting from reception. Room was a good size, decor of stairs and corridors tired and in need of updating. Great ensuite. Location is the best feature of this hotel as it is in the center of the town.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Phil B
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for an overnight to celebrate out 10th Anniversary. It was fine, but it's not super sharp. The breakfast the next day was really very good. The hotel bar had an excellent bad that night. They pour a proper Guinness. But the bed was just "fine" (rather than "ah-mazing") and the bathroom, while maybe only a few years old, showed signs of lazy workmanship - hence the tiles with cracking grout. The sink was broken and the person who reportedly arrived to fix it didn't get the job done so we brushed our teeth using the faucet in the tub. Little dumb stuff like that. It wasn't not a bad stay at all, so if it fits your budget, this place is safe and the staff was very friendly. And the central location is nice, too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wjsiv
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Property: Blue Haven Hotel
Address: 3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Haven Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique style property in the heart of Kinsale, the Blue Haven graciously combines the charm of old Kinsale with the modern luxuries of today. Each room is individually furnished with exquisite furniture, luxury pocket sprung beds, plasma tvs and finer touches to make each room unique. With a reputation as excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail, each visit is a special one. ... more   less 
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