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“Tiny hotel right smack in downtown”
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The White House
Ranked #18 of 52 Kinsale B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The mediocre review is not really the fault of the hotel as much as poor communication when this inn was booked. First of all there is very limited parking available behind the inn. When we called to find out what to do the man who answered was less than helpful. We ended up parking about a half mile away which would be fine if you aren't carrying luggage on those narrow streets. Second, our room must have been right above the four loudest pubs in town. It was hot, so we wanted to sleep with the window open but gave up around 2am due to lack of sleep.
The rooms were nice enough and the bathroom was just the bare minimum. This would have been expected from a budget hotel but not for what we paid.
Front desk staff was very nice the following day when we checked out. We spoke to a bunch of people who also stayed in kinsale and they mostly suggested the blue haven inn.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Tried this restaurant on the recommendation of the owner of our B&B, and she was so right! We stopped in early so I can't speak about the 'bar scene', but when we noticed a lot of the local fishermen, we knew we had come to the right place. I had the fish of the day, which was hake served with langostine's, and it was delicious. Enjoyed with a pint of Smithwick's was perfection. This was a fine place with good service, and we would recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Beautiful scenic trip to Kinsale.....Really enjoyed this B and B in Kinsale. Great location and wonderful food. The rooms were beautiful! I would love to go back! I just wish they could have stopped the rain!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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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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Thank lyre
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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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Thank semiretiredNC
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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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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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Additional Information about 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 52 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range: $130 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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