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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a charming B&B with the most welcoming hosts; Paddy and Grainne are absolutely lovely and were so helpful with any questions we had. The breakfast was delicious as was the banana bread which Grainne made each afternoon. We had no idea how much Kinsale had to offer, and given the little amount of time we had there, Paddy and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights here and have nothing but positive things to say about this B&B. The owners, Paddy and Grainne have high standards but are friendly and full of information without being remotely pushy. Our room was spacious and very clean and quiet, with a comfortable bed and modern bathroom. Breakfast is excellent, wifi is very... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We loved our stay at Desmond House. We didn't want to leave! Grainne and Paddy were lovely hosts with helpful information and the James Forte Suite we stayed in was stunning. Our friends were across the hall and their room was just as nice. We all appreciated having nice big bathrooms as well. The location was perfect and our stay... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Spent a night at the Desmond House in early October 2016. Grainne and her husband were first class hosts, offering recommendations and the most wonderful breakfast. The rooms were large and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

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Georgetown, Texas
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Fort Charles Suite. Beautiful view in the morning. Great location and fabulous hostess. Rooms have updated bathrooms. Breakfast was out of this world with freshly made items from the hostess. Very clean! Walking distance to local pubs and restaurants. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Quiet B&B. Spacious room, great location, bed was just OK. Owners friendly. Had requested gluten free (due to Celiac Disease) prior to booking. Owner wasn't well-educated in a Celiac's needs (ie-no cross-contamination), so I was a little disappointed with that. (ie-she made a gluten free cake, but it was beside and under the same dome as the regular cake/bread). I... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This charming building has been renovated as a marvellous B and B. Our room was large, had a lot of Victorian style and was comfortable. Our hosts, Paddy and Grainne were very helpful regarding things to do and where to eat. The breakfasts were personally prepared to a high degree of effort with the granola parfait and scones being really... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband and I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland, and one of the highlights of our trip was staying at the Desmond House, It is a charming and gracious home.Our bedroom was quite large and beautifully decorated with antiques,We were made to feel so welcome by Grainne and Paddy.They are very kind,thoughtful, and informative and treated us... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed at Desmond House in September, and this was my favorite bed & breakfast of the trip. Desmond House is a lovely B&B, with clean and comfortable rooms, and a wonderful breakfast. Best scones we had during our visit to Ireland for sure. However, what makes this B&B so special is the family that owns it. Grainne and her... More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights and loved the place - convenient location, great breakfast made with local healthy ingredients, hosts were amazing - if you go to Kinsale - stay there! Big bathrooms, a lot of attention to detail, close to everything.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Desmond House Kinsale is a lovely old Georgian house in the center of the old part of Kinsale. Huge bedrooms and full bathrooms including whirlpool tubs. Park your car and walk to the award winning restaurants. Only 4 bedrooms so personal attention of knowledgeable owners is available to help with enjoying your stay. Desmond House Kinsale is a great place to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Desmond House Kinsale

Address: Desmond House 42 Cork Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: €100 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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“This is a bed & breakfast with only 4 rooms. Stayed in Ft Charles Suite but am sure they're all great.”
 of 5 bubbles bonbonfrancis, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One of the rooms had a view of the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles nursemurphy13, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no elevators, but only one or two flights”
 of 5 bubbles rhp245, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only four rooms in this hotel, and all are absolutely lovely. The room on the third floor has a view of the harbor -- gorgeous!!”
 of 5 bubbles psd82159, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Charles Fort Suite is large with great views”
 of 5 bubbles jkelley0905, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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