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Desmond House Kinsale

Desmond House 42 Cork Street, Kinsale Ireland
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#1 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Dinkystyle wrote a review 13 Sep
67 contributions18 helpful votes
A Stunning Property Huge Bedroom and very spacious bathroom A delicious breakfast with homemade bread/scones - fresh cows milk from the local farmer Parking available across the road All Restaurants and bars within 5 mins of walking distance Entertainment on your doorstep Home away from Home experience Wifi Spotless The 'Georgian decor ' flows through the whole house. Grainne and Pat were fantastic. Their attention to detail from when we arrived was outstanding. Very friendly and so helpful in every way. I will definitely be back. Anna & Pat
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Call and chat to hosts Grainne and Pat as extremely Helpful
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HeritageSoftail14843 wrote a review 12 Sep
Trinity, Florida182 contributions115 helpful votes
This is a MUST STAY if you travel to Kinsale. The proprietors Paddy and Grainne are a lovely, friendly couple who really know how to make a B&B both comfortable and impressive. The 260 year old building is immaculate and furnished with very comfortable but historic decor. Pahcan be tricky as they don't have any specific for the B&B, but Grianne immediately helped us secure a spot when the usual ones they refer guests to were taken. There are many wonderful restaurants and pups nearby (I suggest making advance reservations if traveling during the tourist season) and they will also give you their own suggestions if asked. The bedrooms are very spacious and there are no noise issues from other rooms in the house. Breakfast is spectacular. We wished we had booked more nights here as it was our favorite location and housing during a 2 week tour of Ireland. We will most definitely come back to stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: No bad rooms but some do face a street if that might bother you
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Manfrommerkin wrote a review 12 Sep
Fort Worth, Texas19 contributions4 helpful votes
Grainne, the owner of Desmond House, was an excellent hostess. The fresh food she prepared each morning was a great way to start the day. The rooms were very comfortable and neat (stick with a 2nd floor room as its easier to get the luggage to them.) Many of her neighbors who own houses up and down the street, were once visitors at Desmond House, which speaks very highly of her hospitality. From Desmond House it was only a very short walk to the main attractions and restaurants in Kinsale. Kinsale's reputation as a "foodie" and artist town is well deserved. It quickly became one my favorite cities in Ireland.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Second Floor is easier to access.
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ImATravelinFool wrote a review 11 Sep
Lakeland, Florida122 contributions53 helpful votes
Perfectly situated to walk to everything in town. Quiet location, very elaborately furnished rooms very large with a great Nespresso coffee maker included. Bathroom was the most modern and cleanest of our trip. Breakfast was phenomenal. The owners were super great conversationalists and very helpful with local knowledge. Although parking can be difficult, as it is in every old Irish city, the owners sorted out that issue for us too and secured parking for our rental car in a local private spot just a few paces away from the house. They really thought of everything when it came to making our stay enjoyable. We look for to returning. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Mary & Eamon Smyth wrote a review 8 Sep
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We recently stayed in Desmond House for two nights and what a wonderful experience. From the warm welcome of Grainne & Paddy, the beautiful accommodation and the first class breakfast. Desmond House is a beautiful Georgian house with the finest interior decor, room & en-suite was spacious and luxurious. I would highly recommend it for a stay in Kinsale.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desmond House Kinsale
Which popular attractions are close to Desmond House Kinsale?
Nearby attractions include Dalton's Bar (0.1 km), St Multose Church (0.1 km), and The Tap Tavern (0.09 km).
What are some restaurants close to Desmond House Kinsale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bastion, The Supper Club, and CRU Winebar & Bistro.
Is Desmond House Kinsale located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kinsale.
Are there any historical sites close to Desmond House Kinsale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Charles Fort (2.1 km), James Fort (1.3 km), and Mount Long Castle (6.5 km).