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Desmond House Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Walking into Desmond House is like getting a big hug! Michael was a perfect host. He told all about the history of Kinsale and the building that we stayed in, which was fascinating. You felt like you were staying in your own little piece of interesting history. We stayed in the Charles Fort room and it was lovely! The room was huge and decorated beautifully. We had a great view and we could see both forts sand a little water. The bathroom was also huge and the Jacuzzi bath I took was just what my tired bones needed!

Breakfast was fantastic and the atmosphere was very quaint and comforting.

If you’re looking for and great bed and breakfast that feels like home with a host that makes you feel like family, this is the place!

Thank you Michael for the warm hospitality!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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White Plains, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Desmond House Kinsale

Property: Desmond House Kinsale
Address: Desmond House 42 Cork Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,009 - ₹ 9,112
Hotel Class:4 star — Desmond House Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desmond House Kinsale is a lovely old Georgian house in the center of the old part of Kinsale. Huge bedrooms and full bathrooms including whirlpool tubs. Park your car and walk to the award winning restaurants. Only 4 bedrooms so personal attention of knowledgeable owners is available to help with enjoying your stay. Desmond House Kinsale is a great place to stay. ... more   less 
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