We stayed one night at the Trident Hotel. We got into Kinsale late in the evening so we really couldn't see much of the town. It was a Sunday night and I suspect many things were closed.
Our room was just ok. The furnishings are somewhat dated and not at all inviting the bed was hard as a rock and the pillows were even worse. The bathroom was huge and we were surprised that there was both a shower and a gigantic tub. While it was clean, it was very blah and cold.
The front desk was friendly but not entirely helpful. We needed to get some dinner so we asked at the front desk. She suggested we eat the the hotel restaurant but since Kinsale is listed as a "gourmet" city, we wanted to give one of the restaurants a try. She recommended that we head to the White Lady just up the street. This was a restaurant at another hotel. It was the worst meal we had on the entire trip. The folks at the pub were pleasant but the food was really awful. When we returned, a gentleman had taken over the front desk. I asked how I could connect to the Internet and he had no idea. I additionally asked where we could get a few bottles of water and he instead suggested we just drink from the tap!
Breakfast was nothing spectacular but the staff at the restaurant were pleasant.
I am sure Kinsale is lovely under different circumstances but I would recommend staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A four star hotel, spectacularly perched on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms including an Executive Wing comprising 30 rooms and 9 luxury suites, all with beautiful sea views. Only five minutes’ walk from the centre of Kinsale, the Trident Hotel is an excellent base to explore the winding streets and many shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants for which Kinsale is famous for. While you’re here, why not delve into the town’s fascinating historic past with a guided walking tour to famous sights including Charles Fort or engage in the wide variety of activities available from deep-sea fishing to scenic harbour cruising. Or use Kinsale as your base for exploring the wider West Cork region, renowned for its rugged landscape, unspoiled coastline and bustling towns. For shopaholics, Cork City is just a 30-minute drive from Kinsale. With a host of attractions and leisure activities on the doorstep – including the world-renowned Old Head Golf Links – the Trident Hotel Kinsale is certainly an ideal venue for both business and pleasure! ... more less
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