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The White House
Ranked #18 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Hotel Great Staff”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel in February 2013 for a weekend and had a splendid time. The staff were both very professional and helpful at all times. Our check in was swift and cheerful and made feel wanted and welcome . The breakfast menu is excellent and quality is second to none but what I most enjoyed about my breakfast was Lisa, our waitress. Nothing was a problem and she served about 10 of my group in quick time with a wonderful Irish smile. All in all a quality Hotel, great staff, hotel was clean, well managed and good value for money. Will Return again. Well done to all at The White House Kinsale

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Our one night in Kinsale was spent at The White House. The room was great - more like a mini-suite. As it turned out it's the room that they use in the brochure - double windows overlooking the main street (see picture), small coffee table with a couch, desk and king sized bed. The bathroom was new and immaculate - the corner glass shower was a nice touch. I highly recommend The White House for the location as well.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We, the 6 of us, had lunch on our 1st day in Kinsale. We enjoyed the seafood chowder, the fish n chips and a wonderful, creamy vegetable soup with the traditional brown bread. Sure would return, as clearly lots of locals were here as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was our second year to stay in the White House, great location, lovely rooms and a great breakfast to start the day. Great location for couples looking to ramble about the town also or if you're just a few lads up all night to get lucky.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The rooms at the White House were very large and very comfortable. Loved the shower and the heated towel rack. Beds were very comfortable and very clean. The breakfast was excellent with several choices. The location was wonderful. It is right in the heart of town so within walking distance of shops, restaurants and Pubs. Would love to stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed at the White House again for the umteenth time. The quality and friendliness is the best. the location in Kinsale is great, within walking distance of everything. The rooms are clean and recently renovated. Great value for the price. It also serves as the headquarters for the Sister City relationship with Newport R.I. I send my best wishes to the Frawley Family for another wonderful visit.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Swords, Ireland
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We (my partner and I, our 2,5 year old daughter and her Nan) stayed at The White House for 3 nights and loved every minute of it.

Nan stayed in a single room on the first floor while we had a double room on the second floor. Both rooms were nicely decorated, beds comfy, cleanliness of a high standard and great views of the heart of Kinsale.

Lots of different options for breakfast. I can recommend the scrambled eggs and salmon, very tasty as was the full irish breakfast. There was four different types of cereal to choose from and a bowl of fruit (whole not chopped up) with the simple choice of bananas/apples/pears/oranges.

We had dinner in the hotel twice. We ate seafood both evenings. The fish and chips was lovely! No greasy batter but light and crisp with moist and flaky fish inside. We also tried the whiting and mussels, delicious! The kids menu is very basic, nuggets/sausages/chips/pizza and Would've liked a pasta dish on the little ones menu as she loves pasta. Prices reasonable for the quality of food. Big portions!

Since the hotel is located in a very busy area of Kinsale i wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is looking for total peace and quiet as there is a lot of music being played in the pubs/bars/hotels including The White House own downstairs entertainment. But we didn't mind the music at all and slept just fine.

A special mention goes to The Folkhouse, a local pub just off the main street. Their choice of beer both on bottle and draught were amazing!

We were blessed with dry and sunny weather for most of our stay so we got to enjoy the beach outside Kinsale (Kinsale Old Head?) Anyone into surfing should go there as we saw plenty of surfers in the water.

And so the staff: friendly and very helpful which made us feel so welcome. This applied to everyone working in The White House during St Patricks Day weekend.

We'd be happy to stay at The White House again!







  • Stayed March 2013
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Additional Information about The White House

Property: The White House
Address: Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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