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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 April 2012

My hubby and I just returned to the UK from an Ireland family convergence. We decided before the craziness started to fly into Cork and spend a few days at the Trident Hotel alone. It was an easy drive from the Cork airport to Kinsale Bay, which is a beautiful seaside town. Very quaint. There are lots of cute shops and restaurants, and a trip to the fort on the other side of the Bay is well worth the effort.

The Trident was nice but a little dated. It was clean, the staff was okay, the bar was great for nightcaps...so overall, I might recommend it. Our heater was not working so I was quite cold. Even after we told the staff it still never got warm enough in the room for me to sleep without two sweatshirts. I'm not sure if I would go back there again. There was another hotel that a friend recommended that we would try next before returning to the Trident.

Location-wise though...it can't be beat. It has the best location in Kinsale for a seaside view.

Room Tip: It's worth the extra money for a harbour view room on the top floor.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

my brother had his wedding reception here.

It was a nice, clean and freindly hotel.

they messed up our rooms putting one of us in a twin room and 2 of us in a single room but we sorted it out ourselves.

Staff very helpful. onsite bar with good food. short walk into town.

Breakfast was amazing. great view over the harbour.

Room Tip: ask for a harbour view if you can.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

The Trident hotel was average. Firstly asked for room with view of harbour got a room with a view of a house which was very noisy with traffic. Room ok, clean. Breakfast good but staff unfriendly. My main complaint is we booked 2 nights b&b and 1 dinner. Dinner was served in The Wharf Tavern told restaurant was closed. Service was very bad, starter was followed immediately by mains no time in between courses and then when we finished our main course we waited 30 minutes for dessert menu, had to get the waitress attention in the end and lounge not full by any means. We felt we could get pub grub any day of the week and this is what it felt like. We have had many hotel breaks but did not expect this service from a 4* hotel. Staff at reception desk very unfriendly. Would definitely not return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on 2nd or 3rd floor overlooking the harbour.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Having arrived here, was impressed by the location of the hotel, and ease of check in.
Had a small problem with the radiator in our room, and after a couple of tries to fix it, we were upgraded to a suite - very nice.
The bar and "Wharf" Restaurant here were lovely and friendly.
We ate in the restaurant, and I cannot praise it highly enough, I wish we had eaten here on our second night as well.
The food looked and was, absolutely lovely - especially the sticky toffee pudding!
All in all, would most definitely recommend the Trident Hotel, and would love to visit Kinsale again.
Very satisfied customers.

Room Tip: Ask for the one with a dodgy radiator - you may get an upgrade! Only joking ;0) x
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We had a great time in the Trident hotel last month. Four of us stayed here for a weekend and it was great. We found that the location of the hotel was perfect as we could easily walk into the town centre within minutes.
They was a wide range of choices on the menu. We had lunch and dinner here and we were very pleased with everything we got.
The staff were very kind and helped me with a dietary requirement.
My only problem was that I wish we could've stayed longer!!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Address: World's End, Kinsale, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range: €114 - €173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Trident Hotel Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly refurbished bedrooms include an executive wing comprising 30 rooms and a penthouse floor of nine luxury suites, all with breath-taking views of the harbour and the enchanting town of Kinsale. The Pier One Restaurant, which is the only waterfront restaurant in the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, offering the freshest of seafood and locally sourced produce, and the Wharf Tavern and Terrace which has been a welcoming meeting place for golfers, sailors, locals and holidaymakers for decades. The new Foredeck bar area, where to get closer to the sea you would have to get on board a boat is, in the summer sunshine, the perfect place to unwind and take in the sea breezes while sipping a cocktail or cool beer. The Trident has a private marina, onsite parking and a wide range of state of the art facilities for conferences and unforgettable venues for family occasions, the Trident Hotel ticks every box for any occasion, from the very intimate to larger events catering for over 200 people. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest. ... more   less 
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