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Joy's Accommodation

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

First the positives: the location is perfect, a brief walk from the town centre. Although the property offers no car parking on the premises, nevertheless I easily found free parking in the street nearby. There is free wifi & it works well Now the drawbacks: the stairs needed sweeping; my room had no en suite bathroom & the shared one...

Thank suzziej
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

The Charge is € 30 per person per night, for 2 persons it is € 60. All your comments are misleading and inappropriate. The room had a private bathroom, but it was not en-suite. The booking description clearly states breakfast is not included. You were obviously looking for a few specks of dust to give more impact to your comments...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place is perfectly positioned close to everything in Kinsale town. It is budget accommodation with a quirky, clean interior and I found the room warm with plenty of space. Yes the walls are a little thin but that's more to do with the original wooden floors to be fair and my roomie and I both slept soundly and enjoyed...

1Thank JojoOReilly O
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

Many thanks for a very friendly review, and appreciation of the positive aspects of the house. You are always welcome to stay again. You were very nice guests.

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our one night stay at "Joys" was a disaster. Thank God we didn't stay for longer. We met Joy briefly on arrival. There was no register to sign, which is a breach of fire safety regulations. She had my partners name, as she booked the accommodation, but she didn't ask my name. If there was a fire, no one would...

3Thank rjohn1318
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

I have a Valid Fire Safety Certificate. All your details were provided by Booking.com. Accusations of Health and Safety issues are unfounded. My Solicitor is preparing a Court Case against you to claim non payment of contracted charges, defamation of character and fraudulent descriptions of the premises, the staff and other guests.

Gold Coast
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I had an uneasy feeling when I booked this accommodation on line,Booking.com had photo's that didn't seem too bad and the fact that we were having trouble getting accommodation swayed me to book. The nightmare began when we were answered at the door by a young bare footed guy greeting us and giving us keys,to be fair he was a...

3Thank David N
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

Your review is so unjustified, untrue, bizarre and influenced by another equally untrue review , that it does not deserve the effort of a reply.

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night, the first thing that hit me was the smell of must on the stairs which wasn't good. There were wooden floors throughout and the walls were paper thin. It seemed to have been designed to maximise noise as people walked up the stairs, chatted until 1am and snored. I went to sleep early but was woken...

2Thank Jenfert
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

There are no green lights in the bedrooms. There are green lights in the bathrooms which are Fire Safety Regulations. You had a Private en-suite bathroom. There are no communal showers, toilets or bathrooms at the property.The toilets have never been blocked. You claim there was a musty smell on the stairs, it should therefore not have been necessary to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this guesthouse for a night and it was simple and comfortable. A bit dusty but for non fussy people this place is ideal. It is located up a hill and you can get a bit of a view from the higher floors, its only 5 mins walk to the main street. I dont think they serve breakfast...

1Thank Liamoa1988
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It's miserable that more budget accomodations are not like this. The facilities are well up to modern standards but the decor has a lovely old fashioned and welcoming feel and presance.joy is a genuis with her interior design.she's an artist and this is abundently clear everywhere you see. This guesthouse saved our Kinsale stay. we were all about ready to...

2Thank liveitloveit7
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

Words cannot thank you enough for this fabulous review. It is absolutely heart warming and wonderful to have appreciation of all the years of hard work trying to do the best to ensure the comfort of guests and staff, in a house circa 400 years old. We hope you will visit again, and as a thank you for this recommendation,...

Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed there one night. This is a great budget accommodation, nice staff. The room was big, cozy and comfortable but not clean. The bathroom was big but the window was in front of a roof full of people.

2Thank Idan H
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

The bathroom window has a curtain and frosted glass, so no one can see into the bathroom. The Staff are surprised you found the room not clean, as they work very hard to keep the premises clean.

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed at Joy's accommodation on June 2016 and got the en-suite room in the attic, which has a kitchenette with a microwave and fridge. The place was very welcoming and Joy is truly a joy! Her beautiful art works are displayed all over the place, which adds a boutique feeling to it. Besides it's a 1 minute walk from...

Thank merlinohad
joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

This wonderful review is very much appreciated. It is a bonus to have guests who appreciate Art, Culture and the surroundings. You were very well behaved and friendly , and I wish you all the best for the future.

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I had read some negative reviews for this guest house, however those people clearly didn't read the information thoroughly. This is a budget guest house, there is no breakfast but there is a very lovely kitchen which is available for use. Our room was a family room which was spacious and had a kitchenette with fridge which was a bonus,...

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joysaccommodation, Owner at Joy's Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a good review. It is a comfort when guests like yourself are honest and appreciate the positive aspects of the accommodation.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Joys Accommodation is an independant Guesthouse/Hostel is located in a quiet residential street, a few minutes walking distance to the Town Centre. It has "Old World Charm", and 400 years ago was the residence of the Officers of the Cork Garrison. When the soldiers returned from the Battlefield, they drew water from the well, and then retired to their huts in the garden. The Historic Old Wall of Kinsale is at the rear of the Garden.There is a table and chairs on the terrace for outdoor eating.It is Self-catering with a communal kitchen/diner as well as Open PlanKitchenettes in the rooms. The rooms have en-suite or private bathrooms, and a communal sitting room with Sky TV, Free Wifi and Internet access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Joy's Accommodation

Address: 21 Cork Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Price Range: $75 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Joy's Accommodation 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“stay here it's cheap and wondeful”
liveitloveit7, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family room with a view has a bathroom with bath and shower, and is very spacious.”
stellasandi, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the room on the third floor! :-)”
SapnaGurukar, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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“I would recommend Room #3 without hesitation!”
GerardD586, 12 Jun 2012 | Read review
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