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Friar's Lodge
Ranked #17 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I'm well travelled having been all over the globe but Kinsale struck a chord with me - it is honestly the friendliest place I have ever visited! What made our stay extra comfortable was the hospitality Maureen and Mary showed from the moment we checked in. Maureen wrote down a list of pubs for us to check out for an afternoon pint, booked us into a 3-bed instead of having to pay extra for a single occupancy room and upon check-out, Mary arranged for us to get bacon sandwiches made for the early trip back to the airport. Couldn't fault the place and I look forward to coming back one day soon.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were in Kinsale for the Kinsale Classic Car Rally an annual event organised by Kinsale Classic & Vintage Motor Club.
We missed out on staying with Maureen this year so were sleeping in Jim Edwards Guest House. As Jim Edwards do not supply Breakfasts we were invited by Maureen to have breakfasts at Friars Lodge & were also able to park our car in their off road car park. This is typical of the kindness of Maureen who alway goes the extra mile for her guests.We normally stay with her in Friars Lodge each year along with other members of our Swansea Club,

Room Tip: WiFi is available in the foyer & some locations on floors all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

we stayed at friar's lodge as we came from wales to scatter my mum's ashes in kinsale as her family came from here . the rooms were fab large and very clean the lady who own's the lodge is a very warm hearted lady she was a great help finding out information about my grandfather and other relatives

Room Tip: we had a single room which was a big room with a double bed and a family room which had a double bed...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

As most reviewers already mentioned: Friar's Lodge is a bit dated in their decor (and their website), but don't let this fool you. It's a charming and spacious accommodation. Maureen is so friendly and made you feel welcome.

It's situated just 2 min outside the town center, in a quieter neighbourhood. And a bonus: free off-street parking!

Wifi connection was very good, we got wifi in our room, not only in the public area.
The bed is comfy. However, the bed is a bit on the small size: 1.90 m instead of regular 2 m, so if you're very tall, you might get a bit uncomfortable.

There's also a mini fridge in the room, and a safe. And the accommodation has an elevator.

Because we were traveling off season, we didn't have much to choose from the breakfast menu. But there's also a breakfast buffet as well that made up for it.

Unfortunately we only stayed for 1 1/2 nights (in the middle of the night we had to leave for our flight to Amsterdam from Cork), I wouldn't mind staying a bit longer there.

All in all: I definitely will stay here again if I ever visit Kinsale again.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Friars Lodge over St. Patrick's weekend with my family. We booked 6 rooms. Each room was huge, warm and very clean. Staff were welcoming and friendly and nothing was any bother. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful.
It was very quiet and has a guest carpark to the back that is a bonus as Friars lodge is situated on a little, narrow street up a small hill from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful Kinsale town.
We dealt with Maureen prior to our visit and nothing was any bother.
Mary was also very helpful. The rooms are reasonably priced and it is well worth a stay.
I would stay here again if I return to Kinsale.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Friar's Lodge

Address: Friar Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #17 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Hotel Class:5 star — Friar's Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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