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“Smack bang in the middle of town. Great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The White House

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The White House
Ranked #18 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, UK
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Smack bang in the middle of town. Great hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were a group of 15 "gentlemen" in Kinsale for the weekend and this place really hit the spot. We had great service from Olivia in arranging the booking, the location was the best we could possibly have hoped for (right at the heart of everything), the rooms were compact but more than adequate for our party and the food was top notch! I strongly recommend the "Breakfast platter" which is a full Irish but without all the grease - delish! I'm happy to recommend the White House.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed here last week for one night, central location, gorgeous room with above mentioned ample bed! Breakfast was delicious, with great choice and friendly staff. Went for a run the following morning down by the harbour, it was beautiful.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a lovely little boutique hotel, situated right in the heart of Kinsale. Nice, clean rooms- warm (always important). Great breakfast. However this hotels greatest asset is its staff who were all pleasant, helpful and very professional.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Cork, Ireland
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67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were in Kinsale for one night only and booked at the White House. It is a lovely place, convenient, staff was very helpful and friendly, but I would not stay there for a full holiday. Rooms are quite small, well the bed was huge, the bathroom was very small too, it was comfortable enough though but again for a short stay. The tv was not working, neither was the wi fi but that was not an issue for us as all we needed was a place to stay for the night. The only thing I was not happy with though is that our room must have been located not far from a smoking area and you could smell the smoke coming from outside...other than that, happy!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Kinsale is a small town and The White House is right in the center of it all. Great location and really with not many choices - it's the way to go. Perfect? No. But worked out great for our one night stay in the town.

Pros: clean, location, bar/restaurant attached are great
Cons: Very cold room, room pretty small, basic, lots of stairs

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Oregon
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128 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Hotel was in a pinch. Intended to stay in Cork, but GPS went haywire and directions and signage was impossible to find a place to stay so I moved on down the road to Kinsale and the White House was the spot!

Room was decent....nothing fancy. Shower was crazy tiny and pressure was a bit slow. Place was quiet and village was empty due to being a weekday in November. Most stores were closed too. Parking for free on street until 10:30am or free lot behind the hotel. It's a midrange hotel and a bit pricey for what I thought the area and the season was...but compatible to other hotels in town.

Room came with breakfast. Breakfast was typical Ireland, eggs, sausage, bacon, and black/white pudding. Again nothing fancy but well appreciated.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night. Rooms were nice and very clean without being amazing. Carpets were nice but the room was a little small. The shower was tiny. Breakfast was excellent. Great location within walking distance of all the pubs & restaurants. I would stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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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 55 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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