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“Trident Hotel - Certainly not Four Star”

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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Trident Hotel - Certainly not Four Star”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just back from a one night stay and won't be returning any time soon. This hotel has a lovely position right on the waters edge and in the centre of town close to restaurants, shops etc unfortunately while it is very clean it is looking tired. The room was of a good size and overlooked the water, but it needs a re-vamp, the TV was old fashioned and light curtains meant the room was very bright from first light. The bathroom is spacious with a separate shower but lacks decent lighting. Breakfast was served in the restaurant and was ok, nothing spectacular and the staff weren't particularly friendly. However the biggest problem here was shouting, laughing and general noise from guests at 0500 in the morning, it began in the car park below and continued onto the corridor and the night staff didn't seem to be able to stop it. I complained to two separate staff the following morning but they weren't particularly bothered, a rather perfunctory "We'll look into it" What does that mean? I wouldn't call this hotel four star.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

This hotel is right on the waters edge with its own jetty. The staff where polite & efficient & the food above average. Our room had a sea view & there is free internet access. Kinsale has a reputation for its cusine so expect to eat well but be prepared to pay slightly more. The town is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel & there are plenty of bars,cafes,antique shops etc to keep you entertained.
Kinsale is a good base to see around the Cork area. The town of Cobh (Queenstown Titanics last port of call) is only about an hours drive away. There are also plenty of nice beaches, country houses & parks to visit.
We drove from Belfast in 5 hours, all motorway & 3 toll booths.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We enjoyed the hotel and the town of Kinsale so much, we extended our stay! Great location and the staff was wonderful!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

The hotel is beautiful, the room was clean and well equipped, and the staff was very helpful and friendly with our group. The town is charming, with a relaxed atmosphere, the narrow streets and colorful houses give you the impression that you are living in a fairytale. And the food is exquisite!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here for a short break and absolutely loved this hotel. The rooms are big, comfortable with amazing views of the harbour - you really couldn't find a better location. The food is very good, one of the best breakfasts I've had in a big hotel, and the food in the restaurant was lovely too - good quality, huge portions and very reasonably priced, particularly considering how expensive Ireland is for those coming from outside the eurozone. We had the set three-course menu for 25 euros, which was fantastic. The hotel is modern but it still has character and is tastefully decorated. What really made our weekend was the friendly service, both in this hotel and around Kinsale. We were made to feel really welcome. Our only complaint was that we didn't have long enough to try out all of Kinsale's amazing restaurants. The town is a foodie heaven!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Trident Hotel Kinsale

Property: Trident Hotel Kinsale
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 (per night): ₹ 8,406 - ₹ 15,911
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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