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Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went sure at first about staying in the McDonald as it wasn't bang in the centre of Kinsale but Had such an amazing stay here with my Wife on Christmas Eve! Very nice facilities wonderful staff and views are beautifully irish. Lost something very important to me and the staff made an extra effort to make sure it was...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here last weekend with a group of friends. We booked about 2 weeks previous to our stay and went for a relaxing night. There was a school ball / dance on for about 200 16yr olds the same night and the staff just could not cope. No fault of the kids but the hotel obviously knew in advance this...

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Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner recently stayed here and the view is stunning !!! we could see all the way to oyster bay from our room and the balcony of the bar. we stayed midweek so it was a quiet hotel but thats what we like. staff are lovely and friendly full of smiles. Cormac the barman was brilliant. great service...

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1Thank Natalie R
Cork
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room smelled musty, no light in the bedroom so had to ask reception to send someone down with a lamp, No hairdryer, generally below average for the price. Computer was down when checking out so delayed. All small things but added up to an unsatisfactory experience

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Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was excellent but Spa treatments let me down, paid for expensive package and was expecting massage from professional but got only tickles and girl with long nails, hovever hotel staff was very friendly;) thank u

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Co Meath
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the Spa through Living Social. We got a discount on the hotel, one dinner included and 20 euro off from a treatment. The hotel was nice, we asked for a seaside room and they changed us over. The dinner was really nice, mushroom rissoto was beautiful and the chicken was really tender. The potato gratin was really good...

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Cork
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a really lovely weekend break at the McDonald's hotel & spa kinsale, great atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and helpful staff, very clean. Had a treatment at the spa also, fabulous experience and lovely staff.

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1Thank Maj C
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As previous page - everything was lovely - only thing was the young inexperienced staff, and it would be great if there had of been a larger bar to relax in at night time. - we just took a bottle of wine up to the room instead.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked direct with the hotel, originally a large group booking that changed to a small group booking, but very helpful and accommodating, despite the changes. Car necessary to get around, as well outside the town, but quiet roads, so a quick drive in. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Doolin, Clare, Ireland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a winter deal and were absolutely thrilled with our stay at Macdonald Kinsale! The staff was very friendly at all times, The hotel itself is beautifully build (love the amount of light and amazing view), very clean, the room we had was fantastic, very nice bathroom with separate bath tub and shower and exceptional view. The food was...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay, this luxury Kinsale hotel is committed to providing the highest standards and take pride in their tranquil surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Address: Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland (Formerly Carlton Hotel & C Spa Kinsale)
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: €66 - €174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Carlton Kinsale Hotel Kinsale
Carlton Kinsale Hotel And Spa
Carlton Hotel Kinsale
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