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Rivermount House B&B
Ranked #11 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“You will LOVE it here”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

The best way to describe Rivermount House is to say that it's the B&B equivalent of the Ritz-Carlton. The rooms are FAR superior to a normal B&B, more like the Ritz. The breakfasts are just amazing; Gourmet. The price is reasonable and the owners and staff welcoming. There is a very nice sitting room with computer. Large parking lot by Irish standards. They have wireless internet, 110 and 220 electric. VERY clean. It is a bit off the beaten path, but nearly everything, worth your time, is in Ireland; you will not be disappointed. We were very surprised at how many travelers 'found' this B&B; it's like it's a well-kept secret among those who know. There is very little that would entice me back to Ireland other than some of the people, the natural beauty... and as odd as it sounds, we'd return to stay again at Rivermount House. In a Country which overstates and over charges (to be polite) nearly everything and very, very often disappoints Rivermount House is a breath of integrity, fresh air, value, and quality.

Room Tip: all 6 or 8 rooms are good, but ask to stay in the downstairs front room with the bay window
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Wow! I thought I'd walked into a show house for an interior design magazine when I stepped through the front door. This is probably the most stylish b&b I've yet visited in Ireland.

Our en-suite triple bedroom was spacious (see photos) and comfortable, decorated in neutral shades with red highlights. Two single beds were located in the main part of the room and a further single bed was "hidden" behind a partition wall (together with huge storage cupboard): ideal for parents and child/3rd family member. Spotlessly clean, too!

Breakfast was served in the attractive breakfast room off the lobby - and was delicious! Excellent selection of hot dishes made it difficult to decide what to have, and my two children were very well looked after (yummy hot chocolate, and child-size portions).

Location: I'd specifically chosen Rivermount House as I didn't want to stay in the centre of Kinsale in August: far too busy and noisy. The B&B is located a short drive from Kinsale, down a quiet country lane: gorgeous rural views of county Cork. Do print out directions (which are spot on) to take with you, as I imagine it would be difficult to find otherwise.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed two nights at Rivermount House towards the end of October, which is at the end of the tourist season. When we arrived at the B&B, we were informed by our hostess that she had "checked out" for the year. While I can certainly appreciate the stress of running a 5 star B&B for several busy months, I cannot appreciate being told that our hostess basically didn't want anything to do with us. We didn't see her during the rest of our time there. Instead, we were attended by another woman who was slightly more helpful, though could not produce a map of the surrounding area, something every other place we stayed was able to do. If you remove the personnel from the equation, then Rivermount is a beautiful place to stay. Our room was spacious and well appointed, which matched the rest of the house. If traditional Irish is what you're looking for in a B&B, this probably isn't your place, as it veers more towards the modern. Breakfast was middle of the road in our opinion and location, while a little outside of Kinsale, isn't too far away.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pacific Grove, California
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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Very nice new home overlooking the river and valley. It seemed more like a hotel room than a B&B. Huge bathroom, which was a surprise. Nice breakfast menu. If you're looking for modern hotel-like amenities, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We stayed here end of October. Very friendly and beautiful rooms. We had just left a 4* in cork and these rooms were far superior. Huge bathrooms and everything very clean. Breakfast was excellent and lots if it !! Only drawback- distance from Kinsale but it was a fixed taxi fareoif 10€ and they were easily booked even during the jazz weekend so not really a problem.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Additional Information about Rivermount House B&B

Property: Rivermount House B&B
Address: Rivermount House Rivermount House Barrells Cross, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,422 - ₹ 11,028
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the scenic river, Rivermount House completed a total upgrade and refurbishment in 2008. It offers four-star quality at affordable rates. We feature classic mahogany furniture, heavily embossed wall coverings and exquisite soft furnishings, which have all resulted in creating an ambiance of luxury comfort and style. With a classy polished marble foyer, this accommodation feels more like a boutique hotel but with the personal attention and traditional warmth of a B&B. ... more   less 
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