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Actons Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
co londonderry
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105 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Lovely central Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

Located in centre of kinsale.room was spacious modern and clean.really impressive bathroom.Leisure Center staff brilliant And complex very clean.sleep quality was poor due to the heat of the bedroom and no
aircon. Would stay again as was value for money

  • Stayed August 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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tipperary
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Just back after a two night break to celebrate my birthday and have to say we really enjoyed this hotel . Room with harbour view was spotless, lovely huge very comfy bed. Lovely bathroom with double sized shower , no shortage of hot water . Lovely view of the marina from our window too particularly nice with the fine weather. We didn't eat in the restaurant but breakfast every morning had everything you could ask for. I'm not a full Irish fan but was spoiled for choice with the other options of waffles, pancakes, French toast or kippers . I ended up with kippers both mornings coz they were so good. There was also a good selection of meats,cheeses , cereals and yogurts/fruit to serve yourself with . Even tho the hotel was extremely busy with a hen party and wedding we were not disturbed by noise any night . We had a lovely chilled out weekend and really can't recommend this hotel enough. Our only issue would be the shortage of parking spaces we were lucky every time to get one but they are in short supply however there is parking nearby.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Jacknville, IL
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent the night here on our driving trip around Ireland. We couldn't get reservations at the two places we had chosen to eat, so we ate at the Actons restaurant/lounge. We were very pleased. The food and service were very good. The hotel is right on the bay, so there was a nice view from the room. Unlike many of the B&Bs we stayed at, this place had a bathroom you could turn around in. Very nice. Actons is a very short walk to the many shops and pubs. We stopped in at Kitty O' Shea's and had a great time drinking and dancing.
Breakfast in the morning was good and well presented.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this hotel during our 2 weeks in Ireland. It was a bit mild in Ireland during this time (25C). The hotel had no air conditioning and opening the windows did nothing to cool the rooms. They only were able to provide a small fan but even if it was a very large fan, it would have done nothing.

The hotel was unbelievably warm and uncomfortable. It was not possible to stay in the rooms at all. The front desk told us all guests were complaining and dealing with the same situation and that it was not just our room.

My wife and I actually left the hotel without staying the night and went to a B&B.
The front desk was very understanding and even called and paid for our taxi to the B&B.

I think in better weather conditions, this would be a GREAT hotel to stay in. Just be sure to check the weather and make sure it's not too much into the 20 degrees (c).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Carlow, Ireland
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

stayed in actons for two nights,from check in to check out this hotel ticked all the boxes,excellent menu both day and evening,breakfast menu you really are spoiled for choice,pool is fabulous,clean,staff very friendly.the heat in the room was a little too warm at night even though wwe sleep with the windows open although maybe that was because we had a room on top floor,but then in fairness we had beaytiful view of kinsale marina/harbour.the only fault i could find was the parking ,we did find a space each evening eventually but it was a little stressful wondering where to park if we couldnt find a space at hotel.i would recommend this hotel for couples and families with teens,.its a great base to explore the area then come back for an evening swim before dinner.

Room Tip: i would book to the back and maybe first floor for quiet and to keep the room cool.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Limerick
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Great location
Leisure centre fab
Any room at rear of hotel need to be avoided. We didn't sleep a wink due to the "Wine Bar"(pub)on the street outside. Roaring and shouting until all hours
Double windows didn't even keep out the noise
The room was stifling hot and we were given an a/c unit and this helped a bit in our room. In our kids'ajoining room there wasn't even a window that could be opened
Breakfast was a selection of cereals meats cheeses pastries and fruit. We tried the full irish and found it to adjust ok. Very tough sausages and very thick rashers. Eggs, Fried scrambled and poached were very tasteless. Definitely not free range. Tried the eggs benedict. Wholemeal muffin tasted burned and poached egg was bland
Waffle was nice
Pancake was burned

Leisure centre staff were very nice

Would stay again but would bring ear plugs and an extra a/c unit!!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

The hotel itself is modern and the public areas are tastefully appointed and welcoming - staff are helpful and friendly. The room unfortunately was a great let-down. It was very small indeed with nowhere to sit and be comfortable apart from one hard backed chair by the desk. Worse though was the heat in the room - absolutely unbearable. The windows hardly open, and although it was fairly cool outside by the evening, the room remained like an oven. This caused a further problem in that the rooms at the back of the hotel overlook a street with a number of bars and restaurants. With the windows open, the noise from late night revelers was a real nuisance and caused a very poor night's sleep. Air conditioning is desperately needed!

Breakfast in the morning was good - self-service buffet of cereals, fruit etc while the tea and cooked items are ordered from the wait staff. There was a good choice of hot dishes, even two kinds of fish.

The pool area was good, although you need to walk across the car park to access it. Not all the features were working unfortunately, but the sauna and steam room were a bonus. This is most definitely one of the best aspects of this hotel.

I wouldn't stay again - I'd look for somewhere more comfortable.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms overlooking the street behind the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Actons Hotel Kinsale

Property: Actons Hotel Kinsale
Address: Pier Road, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Actons Hotel Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Actons of Kinsale is situated in the heart Kinsale with its maze of narrow winding streets, interesting craft shops, cosy pubs and art galleries, many reflecting the influences of the French, Spanish and British who all played a part in the town’s chequered history. In Kinsale, you can golf, sail, fish, clay-pigeon shoot, walk, explore historic sites, visit local museums.Known for its wonderful friendly atmosphere, Actons of Kinsale is a period building of great character, splendidly overlooking Kinsale’s beautiful harbour.Actons of Kinsale have 74 en-suite bedrooms, many enjoy superb harbour views. Each room has multi-channel tv, radio, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sidney's Bar & Brasserie serves food daily.The Health&Fitness Club boasts a 15 meter indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool spa, techno gym and reflexology/massage facilities. A kiddie pool keeps the younger members happy while massage jets are perfect for after a round of golf!Afull range of beauty and holistic treatments are offered by our trained therapists. ... more   less 
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