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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We happened upon a couple that were at a pub when we were traveling from Dingle to Cork one day and they insisted that we make a visit to Kinsale. We took their word and skipped Cork and headed right to Kinsale. We had no reservations anywhere so we pulled into town and came upon a gorgeous hotel located right on the harbor. The hotel staff was very friendly and very helpful even though it was obvious they were busy. We were able to snag a gorgeous room right on the side facing the harbor and enjoyed a very large and clean king bed room. The bathroom was also amazing! I wish we had more than one night here. The breakfast that came included with our room price was beyond amazing. Literally one of the nicest, fanciest breakfasts I've ever had. 4-star chef worthy! The staff were able to give us tips on places that we should try for dinner that would still be open (again, not really tourist season in November!) The bartenders at the Wharf were also great and helped supply us with some ice in our room for the liquor that we had brought ourselves. We ended up purchasing more drinks from the bar anyway. Check out was smooth and we were sad to have to leave.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

Dear Brattykid,

Thank you for your very positive review of your recent - unexpected - visit to Kinsale and the Trident Hotel.

I'm delighted that you met good ambassadors for Kinsale on your travels who sent you in our direction!

We really appreciate you kind comments about your stay - your room, breakfast and the staff in general, and of course the town of Kinsale itself. I hope that you will take the opportunity to come back on another occasion and spend a little more time with us.

Many thanks for your review.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

I stayed at the Trident for one night having attending a staff Christmas night in the town. The hotel is unique in that it has large windows overlooking the harbour, ensuring that all guests have stunning views of the water. Despite being beside a working harbour, noise is not an issue.The bathroom was extremely modern with good power in the shower. Plenty of storage space for clothing and every part of the room was spotlessly clean.The bedroom had a large double bed and it was very comfortable. Breakfast had a nice choice, I was pleased that the food was cooked to order. Note that if returning late at night, the door will be locked and you will have to ring the night bell in order to gain admittance. The staff were friendly and welcoming at all times. I received a warm greeting from the reception desk, the housekeeping staff, the breakfast servers and the night porters.The hotel is a short walk from the main street in Kinsale and you have lovely sea views on the way. I would return here based on my experience and would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Dear BOs_4

Thank you very much for your very positive review of your stay with us in the Trident.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and particularly that you found our staff pleasant and welcoming.

We are within an easy walk of the centre of Kinsale and all it has to offer and still have great views over the harbour.

I hope you won't wait until your next Christmas party to make another visit to us!

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I stayed at the Trident for three nights in a large room with stunning views over the harbour.The room appeared to have been recently modernised and was certainly much improved from my previous visit about five years ago.Excellent bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.The bedroom had a huge double bed and a small sitting area and a dressing table.We had breakfast every day but had lunch and dinner out. Breakfast was fine if a little slow when they were busy.Staff were very pleasant and service in the bars excellent.Parking is tight when they are full.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Dear Marcus

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us in the Trident Hotel.

We very much appreciate your kind comments. I'm sorry that you found the breakfast service a little slow during busy periods this may be due to the fact that our hot breakfasts are cooked to order while the cold options are self service in a buffet style. Hopefully you enjoyed them anyway.

We have commenced a major programme which will see all of our bedrooms and public areas completely refurbished in time for next season.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to see the completed works!

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy

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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel, extremely comfy bed.
All bedrooms face the harbour with fantastic unobstructed views (Window panes nice and big). Relatively quiet despite being beside a working harbour.
Nice breakfast in a nice bright harbour facing breakfast room.
Staff were very friendly.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Dear Lillieq

Thank you for such a positive review of your recent stay with us in the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you found everything to your liking, particularly our location and the views of the harbour just outside the large windoows.

I hope that you will take the opportunity to come and stay with us again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Stayed in Kinsale for two nights touring Ireland with my mother. Hotel is on the water mixed in with a private marina and commercial piers--very cool. The walk to town is very nice. Rooms were large, clean and modern. WiFi worked flawlessly.

Front desk very friendly and knowledgable.

Parking lot is small! There were several functions while we were there and it put the lot to the test.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Dear Baldbear99,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us in the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed the hotel and our location - there is an interesting blend of craft on the water here from commercial coasters, fishing trawlers, leisure angling boats, sailing yachts to small inshore craft, kayaks and even dive boats. All providing plenty of activity to watch while sipping from a glass at our Foredeck Bar or even just watching from your bedroom window!

Kinsale is a town to stroll through visiting the excellent craft shops and galleries while choosing a café or restaurant for some refreshment. Keep the car parked!

We look forward to welcoming you and your mother back again soon.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy

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Additional Information about Trident Hotel Kinsale

Address: World's End House Lower o'Connell Street, Kinsale P17 HY20, 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: €118 - €170 (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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