Ahh! The Closters B&B where Aileen is a sweet and genteel delight, a little shy in a very nice way but welcoming, and Orla is peppery funny, not a little shy in a very nice way, extremely and insightfully helpful. Both have hearts of gold in our estimation and we were so fortunate to spend a little time with them. they are true Irish treasures.
The ladies greeted us with a lovely cuppa for my wife and coffee for me with some of the best soda bread this side of America :). We headed out on the streets after unpacking and made one important wrong turn on the quayside road, heading in the opposite direction from intended until a car with those two angels pulled over next to us and set us right, as they'd seen us from the hill well above heading the wrong way.
Our room was cozy comfortable and perfectly suited our needs, and the breakfast in the morning for myself was a welcome change of pace after the delightful fresh fruit happily common to our trip. I had a delicious bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon (aka lox), with my wife choosing the delicious and light pancakes with maple syrup. The coffee was of wonderful quality and I couldn't resist more great muesli/granola Irish style as well as a bit more raisin/ sultana soda bread.
It's so easy to see why The Cloisters, so centrally convenient, yet on a quieter Friars Street opposite a church, run beautifully by its wonderful hostesses, is ranked number one in Kinsale. We'd go back (easy choice) for a second stay.
- Also Known As:
- Cloisters Bed And Breakfast
- Cloisters Hotel Kinsale