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Desmond House Kinsale
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

We stayed at the Desmond House mid-October during our 2 week trip to Ireland. We were able to get a great deal for staying three days and paying cash. Michael was the most gracious host and we absolutely enjoyed everything about our stay at the Desmond House. The breakfasts were amazing and the room was very comfortable and clean. Our three year old just loved the room and Michael! She still asks and talks about Michael! Michael was extremely knowledgable about the area and we really just enjoyed our conversations with him. This was probably our favorite b&b in Ireland. It was comfortable, clean and we really enjoyed spending three days there. It was great hub for sight seeing. We went to Cork City, Cobh and we spent one day enjoying Kinsale. Great little town but stay away from the Armada Bar - every other place in Kinsale was great!

Room Tip: Charles Fort Room is the largest, but we opted for a smaller room on the 2nd floor because the closet doors were full length mirrors and we weren't sure that that room would be a good choice for her.
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank DStephens26
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Baased on the great reviews we read on Trip Advisor, we booked our one night in Kinsale at Desmond House. Unfortunately our experience there was overall a big disappointment. The room was certainly comfortable, however not as clean as I would have liked. The crystal chandelier over the bed was very dusty & even had cobwebs on it. The bathroom ceiling had recessed halogen lighting; however two of the lights closest to the shower were missing so you could see right up into the crawl space. THAT in my opinion was unnerving and unacceptable. While Michael was a very cordial host & tremendously knowledgeable about Kinsale, his hospitality did not quite make up for Desmond House's shortcomings.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We had the pleasure of staying with Michael at Desmond House and could not be more pleased with our choice of B & B. Michael went out of his way to make us welcome, even walking down to find us (when we were 'mislaid'), and carrying our bags back to his lovely home. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was lovely and our only regret was that we were there for only one night. Kinsale is gorgeous and we shall return! Had our best night in Ireland there. Highly recommend both the B & B, and Michael.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Hopefully by reading the other reviews, you have a sense of how relaxing and enjoyable Kinsale and Desmond House are and our experience was no different. The town is lovely and the B&B is chaming. Our room was big and looked out over the city. We truly enjoyed sitting in the big comfy chairs and staring out the window. Michael was not only gracious and fun, but personally helped me deal with a computer challenge I was having with AT&T. He takes pride in cooking and conversation and you will be well taken care of. Go, relax and enjoy!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Kinsale was our favorite stop on our visit to Ireland and Desmond House was our B&B. Michael was the perfect host. He was on the spot with food and beverage recommendations. His home is very well maintained. Of all the places we stayed (both in Ireland and Scotland) the breakfast at Desmond House was the most varied. Michael gave us a menu and told us to order whatever we wanted, even if it wasn't mentioned on the menu. Great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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