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“Excellent hotel in a fairytale town!”

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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
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Paris, France
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“Excellent hotel in a fairytale town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The hotel is beautiful, the room was clean and well equipped, and the staff was very helpful and friendly with our group. The town is charming, with a relaxed atmosphere, the narrow streets and colorful houses give you the impression that you are living in a fairytale. And the food is exquisite!

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here for a short break and absolutely loved this hotel. The rooms are big, comfortable with amazing views of the harbour - you really couldn't find a better location. The food is very good, one of the best breakfasts I've had in a big hotel, and the food in the restaurant was lovely too - good quality, huge portions and very reasonably priced, particularly considering how expensive Ireland is for those coming from outside the eurozone. We had the set three-course menu for 25 euros, which was fantastic. The hotel is modern but it still has character and is tastefully decorated. What really made our weekend was the friendly service, both in this hotel and around Kinsale. We were made to feel really welcome. Our only complaint was that we didn't have long enough to try out all of Kinsale's amazing restaurants. The town is a foodie heaven!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed here valentines night as a break away. My boyfriend booked a junior suite when we arrived we went to the third floor in a tiny very unsteady lift which then lead to a very unsteady floor along the corridor to the suites i honestly thought it was going to colapse under us . the suite was a real let down the window faced directly to the restaurant so we had to close the curtains as everyone was just staring up we had expected a view of the water for the price he payed. The king size bed was just two beds pushed together which caused a big edge right in the middle which was very sore to lie on the television was on the total opposite side of the room so you couldn't see it from the bed. The suite itself was very disappointing it was basically just a large room nothing special.At night the banging above our suite was so loud we could not sleep I'm guessing it was the pipes as there was no other rooms above us. The next morning about 5am all we could hear was seagulls . All in all was very disappointed and do not recommend staying in this hotel or wasting your money on a so called suite.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Again, really no problem with this hotel, just not our style, it lacked character, staff were not very friendly, location is excellent.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

My self and my Husband are just back from a 3 night stay at the Trident Hotel , the hotel is lovely ,the view is fabolous. and the food is also fab . unfortunately for us there was a wedding on that weekend and at 4am that morning some drunks banged down our door and i mean banged it i got an awful fright i was afraid to move i think there should be some security system to prevent this or if there is a function we should have been put on a different level ,reported it the next morning and all i got was sorry

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Navan, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Booked a weekend stay package at the Trident which included 2 nights accommodation B&B with 1 evening meal.

We arrived and parked in the car park, went to check in and were told our room wasn't yet ready, and that we were being upgraded to a junior suite, so with that we walked into the Town. Only a 5-10 minute walk along the Quay into the heart of Kinsale. We used the opportunity to get our bearings. After stopping at Fishy Fishy for lunch, we came back to the hotel to check in.

We got one of the junior suites, which had a great view of the water and the nearby yacht club. Pros of the suite, were the size, the view, large bathroom with both shower and bath, well stocked mini bar and fridge. However we found the beds a little too firm and the pillows as well. Apart from that the room was lovely.

We made reservations for dinner in the restaurant, on our first night, we enjoyed the starters, and desert, however were a little underwhelmed by the main courses.

One of the highlights for the stay was the bar, there was a great buzz in there during the day and the staff were very friendly and giving lots of tips of places to go and see while we stayed. The bar does be a little quiet in the evening, but that is probably due to most people would walk into the town for the various pubs / restaurant options with music. Which we did ourselves. We also ate in the bar on the Second Day while watching the Rugby, there was a lot of people in eating, i'd a fantastic portion of mussels, and my wife had a great lasagne special offer which included an alcoholic drink. Very good idea guys! Again the banter with the staff was great.

All in all we enjoyed our stay at the Trident and would stay there again. Look forward to seeing you in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the junior suites on the 3rd floor, great views of the marina. Also furthest away fro...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Stayed with a large family group. Were directed to the residents bar after dinner (was ok) and from 10.30 on the drunken hotel guest from hell came into the room and set out to ruin the evening for everyone else there. He succeeded. The hotel staff didn't want to know and numerous complaints about this individual's behavious got nowhere. Stay ruined for all concerned, including children and we were forced to leave. Even the next day the staff didn't want to know.

Weird hotel. If you are on the ground floor you roopm stands a chance of being between a car park and a main road. Had to park on the road as the small car park was full.

Room Tip: Much better hotels in Kinsale. Doesn't have a good reputation and best avoided.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Trident Hotel Kinsale
Address: World's End, Kinsale, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Trident Hotel Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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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