Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMount Long Castle13 min walk
  • Popular LocationKinsale Rugby Club2 min drive
  • Popular LocationCharles Fort4 min drive
  • AirportCork (ORK)24 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kinsale, Kinsale Hotel & Spa is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse and Desmond Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Charles Fort and Saint Multose Church. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Kinsale Rugby Club. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with skydiving and mountain biking. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mount Long Castle - 13 min walk
  • Kinsale Rugby Club - 2 min drive
  • Charles Fort - 4 min drive
  • Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse - 5 min drive
  • James Fort - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • CORK (Station) - 29 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 24 min drive


  • Charles Fort - 4 min drive
  • Bulman Bar & Toddies Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • The White House - 5 min drive
  • Kitty O Se’s - 5 min drive
  • Dino's - 5 min drive

About this property

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4-star spa hotel near Kinsale Rugby Club
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a sauna are on-site.
Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers 70 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and hairdryers.

This Kinsale hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

An indoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

Languages spoken

English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 15.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Rockpool Restaurant

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Hot tub


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: EUR 30
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 30

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 20 July to 31 August:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business centre
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 405 out of 847 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 265 out of 847 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 104 out of 847 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 48 out of 847 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 847 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The property is well designed but a bit tired and in need of improvement beyond just painting. The hotel charges a premium for a view. That view is southern-exposure and the large windows generate a lot of passive solar heat in the room - great for winter, but the windows barely open to ventilate heat and the room air conditioner did not work at all. The shower is great but the water did not drain and would pool at the basin up to six inches. Later the front desk said none of air conditioners them chill the air and that they were not needed until recently because of "climate change". Sorry - these rooms would have always generated a lot of solar heat. Also, if the windows are open the occupant has to listen to the guests outside enjoying the terrace at night. It is not acceptable to withhold climate control from the occupants. As to the view - you need to close the curtains to keep the sun from heating up the room. At check out, the front desk really didn't seem to appreciate that our experience was unpleasant. We actually live in the area and expect to invite guests, but we will not recommend the hotel. I would recommend to others not to choose the "view" option. On a plus side for the hotel, the breakfast is excellent and professional.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay
We had a lovely stay, and would return. Surrounding area is magnificent
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Staff were first class. The reception staff went out of their way to us us with our needs, could not ask for mor.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My advice is to skip this hotel. I'm sure at one point this hotel was nice but those days are long gone. The property is run down. The front desk is not interested in the hospitality business at all. The dining was the worst we've ever experienced. The food was terrible. The amenities were not as advertised. We couldn't get access to the pool or any spa services. Basically this was a mistake for us to stay there. If you are planning an Ireland Trip, skip this one. This review is not even based on value. I looked at what I actually paid for the room and I
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Night stay.
Had booked a room for two adults and one child age 10. We got a double room with a cot, in the end we got fold out bed put in same room. My booking was a double and a single. Was only the one night so didnt make a issue of it, but was a little disappointed I didn't get the room i requested. Food and breakfast were excellent. Lovely location.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Rug man
I needed to stay in Cork near to my service calls. Kinsale was ideal, definitely back there ssoon
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022