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The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As most reviewers already mentioned: Friar's Lodge is a bit dated in their decor (and their website), but don't let this fool you. It's a charming and spacious accommodation. Maureen is so friendly and made you feel welcome. It's situated just 2 min outside the town center, in a quieter neighbourhood. And a bonus: free off-street parking! Wifi connection was...

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Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in Friars Lodge over St. Patrick's weekend with my family. We booked 6 rooms. Each room was huge, warm and very clean. Staff were welcoming and friendly and nothing was any bother. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. It was very quiet and has a guest carpark to the back that is a bonus as Friars lodge is situated on...

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I liked the location up on a hill away from tourists. It's easy walking distance from downtown, even with luggage. It's near the Desmond Castle and churches. The big gold lettering in the side of the building attracted me when I was searching for a hotel off the beaten path.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed 2 nights at Friars Lodge. Pulled in to town and called a few places, and we liked the sound of Mary's voice when we spoke with her and we were right! She gave us a key to look at the room... a large room with sitting area and 2 beds...we were sold! Friars is a street away from...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my other half stayed here for the Jazz festival in 2015 and loved the place so much we decided to come back again this year and bring our two friends. It's a lovely place to stay, the rooms are huge and clean and have all of the facilities you could possibly need including an iron and ironing board...

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed at the Friar's Lodge two nights. We had a large room with two queen beds (only needed and used one). It is modern, has an elevator, good bathroom and comfortable sitting chairs. The breakfast room is inviting and the waitresses do a good job getting the meals out. They have brandy in the lobby in the evening. That's...

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Berkeley, CA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As noted in other reviews, Friar's Lodge is a bit dated in their decor, but the charm and friendliness of the staff, clean rooms with plenty of space to spread out AND free off street parking is well worth overlooking the decor. Plus, we were not there to spend time in our room but out and about in Kinsale. Location...

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We are a couple in our 60s and well traveled. This is my 56th visit to Europe for holidays. Our one night stay at Friar's Lodge was completely successful and we would stay again. I'm reluctant to give anyone 5 stars as it leaves no room above that. 1. Easy to find (using GPS Maps.me on iPhone. Free program. No...

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent B&B in the heart of charming Kinsale. Room was spacious, well appointed and very comfortable. Good breakfast and service in a very nice setting. Nearby parking was a plus. Kinsale itself is worth a multi-day stay.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Yes we would definitely recommend to stay here when in Kinsale. Why? It has good location, has wifi, little things like chocolates on bed; ironing board and iron in the room also. It may be plain looking but it has all the necessary stuff you need for a comfortable stay. Cons: Should be here in mid week – less crowded...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Friar's Lodge

Address: Friar Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Hotel Class:5 star — Friar's Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Friar`s Hotel Kinsale
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“Rm 116 was huge. We stayed in 115 on the front and it was large with a desk.”
 of 5 bubbles Col_Tomb, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles Calabash98, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were on top floor ,very quiet ,”
 of 5 bubbles colletteb293, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Possibly in the main building you'll have wi-fi - they advertise it - but in our section, we got no internet”
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  • Stained bedskirt -
 of 5 bubbles KFamily985, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a massive bed or the big room, and don't miss the lovely breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles Tanzi25, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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