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Tierneys Guesthouse
Ranked #37 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Jupiter, Florida
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Love the town, find a different hotel”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Dirty, LOUD, and the smallest room I have ever seen! The "desk" staff (in an odd room) was not very helpful when we asked about dinner, we made a go of it on our own. We had to move rooms as we were first placed in a room facing the street that had an awkward slant that meant we could not stand up in most of it. And the NOISE, wow. For such a charming town, we missed the boat, should have stayed in a B&B, the town is tiny and easy to walk around so even a "far-away" accommodation would have worked for our needs.

Room Tip: Away from the street, views of the backyard are quite pretty.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Let's start with the good news. This large B&B has a good location. It was short walk from where we got off the bus from Cork City. The bed was nice. The staff was very friendly. The breakfast in the neighboring Lemon Leaf Cafe was excellent.

Now the bad news: The rooms are tiny. The walls are paper thin. If someone sneezes next door you will hear it. The sound of the water pipes reverberate. If anyone is running a shower in the building, one will be able to hear that too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The service at Tierneys was exceptional. Mary and Caroline could not have been better, and the breakfast at the Lemon Leaf cafe was very good. However, even on the 2nd floor, third for Americans, the noise from the pub across the street was disturbing until after midnight. The following night the noise from the night club down the street continued until 2:30 A.M. Being centrally located has its advantages and consequences. We would not stay again, but we are happy we received wonderful hospitality from Caroline and Mary.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Tierney's is a very pleasant B & B in a great location. The staff were very helpful. We can also recommend Fishy Fishy which is close by, as a good dining experience. Parking is a bit limited in Kinsale but if you arrive late and can get a paid parking spot, you don't have to pay again until 1030 the following morning.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winooski, Vermont
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We truly enjoyed our stay at Tierney's, and wish it could have been longer than one night. Mary was particularly kind and attentive to us, and the breakfast at the Lemon Leaf cafe was wonderful. It was a warm weekend night and we opened the window and enjoyed the sounds of the music and street below; it was not intrusive and did not prohibit a great night's sleep in a comfortable bed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Room was average with good walks to local restaurants. Really enjoyed breakfast at next door cafe. Friendly staff. Beds were comfortable . Would stay here again if in town. Parking available two blocks away if streets were full.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

In over 60 days of UK travel this B&B would unfortunately rate near the bottom of places we stayed. The room we were allocated looked much less appealing than Tierneys promotional photos and could probably be described as basic backpackers at more than backpacker prices. We found it to be small and poorly maintained. There were non working lights, the sink plug was missing, etc, and no on-site staff after business hours on a Friday night to discuss our concerns with. The room was hot and very noisy, although it was a festival weekend in Kinsale and therefore probably noisier than usual. We also had to park quite a fair bit away, but this may also have been caused by pressure on a festival weekend. Although we did sleep O.K. this guesthouse does not make the most of its potential that could be remedied by more attention to detail in room presentation and if possible opening up some dingy corridors.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tierneys Guesthouse
Address: 70 Main Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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Ranked #37 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tierneys Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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