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“Quirky but cool” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Haven Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Camberley, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quirky but cool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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  • Stayed July 2016, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank agugugu2016
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Cork
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Property: Blue Haven Hotel
Address: Blue Haven Hotel 3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Haven Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique style property in the heart of Kinsale, the Blue Haven graciously combines the charm of old Kinsale with the modern luxuries of today. Each room is individually furnished with exquisite furniture, luxury pocket sprung beds, plasma tvs and finer touches to make each room unique. With a reputation as excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail, each visit is a special one. ... more   less 
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