We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quirky but cool”
Review of Blue Haven Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Blue Haven Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 December 2016

You may need to adjust your expectations when staying at the Blue Haven. Things to note (1) it is in the middle of Kinsale. There will be music and noisy people at the weekends in the summer. If you don't like this, go somewhere else. (2) it isn't a plastic modern hotel. There are stairs and rooms that are not a precise geometrical shape, and the furniture is not from Ikea. If you don't like this, go somewhere else. (3) it has a decent restaurant but there are better/more expensive places to eat in Kinsale. Work out what you want and get on with it. (4) I doubt there is anywhere more atmospheric to stay in Kinsale. Enjoy it.

Room Tip: We had a big room overlooking the main street and it was fine
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank John D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (706)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

96 - 100 of 706 reviews

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Really worth to go to, Kinsale town itself is beautiful but Blue Haven as well. I didn't realise that they are so complex - there's Blue Haven Hotel, bar and bistro, seafood cafe, hamlets bar and just when we were about to leave Kinsale we popped in to Old Bank House for coffee and we found out there are part of blue haven too.
Very nice, quiet, clean place and nice people. I think that's what it is about.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank agugugu2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Before I begin, I know this is a bit late, but just didnt around to writing it.
My wife and myself visited the Blue Haven for an evening meal during the Halloween weekend and the meal was very power. I would rate the seafood chowder was cold & probably the worst that Ive ever had. My wife had soup which was cold also. We reported it to the waitress but she did nothing about it. We had planned in having main course also but we paid for what we had and left.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Service
Thank JaguarCork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Very poor. Room nice and clean. Breakfast poor, I had eggs benedict served on a slice of toast!!! Also, burnt pancakes a speciality! Breakfast buffet in corner on table in serving area and not even refrigerated. Would not chance the salmon or ham! Dinner was extremely poor, 1 fish dish which included gnocchi thats fried in a boat themed restaurant. Very very poor. Staff young and inexperienced. This hotel does not meet the high standards Kinsale has set itself, would not recommend at all

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank integrity10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch and we were met by a courteous and professional member of staff. Menu's came along quickly and our orders placed. There was a lovely comfortable atmosphere in the bar area with a great variety in the age profile of people in the bar. The rest rooms were bright, well attended to and pristine. lunch arrived promptly and was very tasty and good value for money. Vary impressed and will be back.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
Thank Enda K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kinsale hotels
0.4 km away
Actons Hotel Kinsale
Actons Hotel Kinsale
#1 of 5 in Kinsale
964 reviews
4.1 km away
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa
0.7 km away
Trident Hotel Kinsale
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 km away
Perryville House
Perryville House
#6 of 53 in Kinsale
353 reviews
0.2 km away
Pier House Bed and Breakfast
0.1 km away
Old Bank House
Old Bank House
#15 of 53 in Kinsale
345 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blue Haven Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blue Haven Hotel

Address: Blue Haven Hotel 3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number:
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range: €104 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Haven Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Haven is a stylish, nautical, boutique hotel, located in the heart of Kinsale and recently awarded No. 1 Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland in the Irish Hospitality Awards. Voted one of the top 20 seafood spots in Ireland, The Blue Haven is a well-known culinary gem and its reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one. The Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from: our luxurious Bar, The Fish Market, Aperitif Wine & Tapas Bar and The Newport Lounge. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs. Experience our Gin and Tonic selection, our Premium Whiskeys and The Ultimate Irish Coffee, whilst listening to great live music 7 nights a week in our bar. Home baked cookies, King Koil pocket sprung beds, pillow menus and Nespresso machines in each room. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA and Booking.com so you can book your Blue Haven Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Blue Haven

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing