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Bremen, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is ideal.The house and the rooms are gorgeous.The view from the Charles Fort Suite is stunning,right down to the harbor.It is so spacious.Breakfast was fantastic! Grainne is very health conscious ,so good for you,and delicious. Grainne and Paddy were wonderful hosts! They were very helpful and accommodating.There is a small fridge in the hallway ,where things can keep...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Host Grainne and Paddy were wonderful! The Desmond House is beautiful, and perfectly situated near town. The breakfast for the few days we were there was spot on every day, my favorite breakfast spot of the whole trip. Grainne’s scones are amazing! Also, such nice touches like fresh coffee and treats our first afternoon there- it was a great welcome...

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1Thank kirmahoney
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

From arriving at Desmond House, nothing was too much trouble for our fabulous hosts Paddy and Grainne. They were warm and welcoming, ensuring we were comfortable and happy with everything. Our room was fantastic, really spacious and clean with a super king size bed and a view to die for! A beautiful modern bathroom, with a jacuzzi bath which our...

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1Thank Emma H
Philly PA
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had never been to Kinsale and the Desmond house was a great place for our visit. So close to town. So comfortable. The House is being brought back to its glory and is such a comfortable and elegant space. Our host we're lovely. I love food and our breakfasts were the best - no seriously the best. I still...

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1Thank Kim M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Lovely stay for our family visit in Kinsale. Grainne and Paddy are wonderful hosts who made our stay comfortable and most enjoyable. Breakfasts were out of this world delicious! Easy 1 minute walk into the middle of town to enjoy the many pubs and good seafood that Kinsale has to offer. Great stay!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It's off the beaten path, away from the tourists and near the beautiful Desmond Castle. It's a quiet street and quaint Bed and Breakfast. I liked it because it's off the beaten path, an easy walk to downtown and buses.

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2Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Such a charming B&B with the most welcoming hosts; Paddy and Grainne are absolutely lovely and were so helpful with any questions we had. The breakfast was delicious as was the banana bread which Grainne made each afternoon. We had no idea how much Kinsale had to offer, and given the little amount of time we had there, Paddy and...

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3Thank Shaunagh D
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two nights here and have nothing but positive things to say about this B&B. The owners, Paddy and Grainne have high standards but are friendly and full of information without being remotely pushy. Our room was spacious and very clean and quiet, with a comfortable bed and modern bathroom. Breakfast is excellent, wifi is very...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved our stay at Desmond House. We didn't want to leave! Grainne and Paddy were lovely hosts with helpful information and the James Forte Suite we stayed in was stunning. Our friends were across the hall and their room was just as nice. We all appreciated having nice big bathrooms as well. The location was perfect and our stay...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Spent a night at the Desmond House in early October 2016. Grainne and her husband were first class hosts, offering recommendations and the most wonderful breakfast. The rooms were large and well appointed. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

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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 

Additional Information about Desmond House Kinsale

Address: Desmond House 42 Cork Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: $139 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Desmond House Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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“This is a bed & breakfast with only 4 rooms. Stayed in Ft Charles Suite but am sure they're all great.”
 of 5 bubbles bonbonfrancis, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One of the rooms had a view of the harbor.”
 of 5 bubbles nursemurphy13, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no elevators, but only one or two flights”
 of 5 bubbles rhp245, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only four rooms in this hotel, and all are absolutely lovely. The room on the third floor has a view of the harbor -- gorgeous!!”
 of 5 bubbles psd82159, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Charles Fort Suite is large with great views”
 of 5 bubbles jkelley0905, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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