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“Very Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Old Bank House
Ranked #13 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cork
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Stayed for 1 night in October 2011 with my husband (for our wedding anniversary) and our (tragically) seriously ill baby.

I was upset and uneasy when we were contacted by the Blue Haven (sister hotel), where we had made reservations, advising there was an over-booking but that the Old Bank House (down the street) could accommodate us. As it was all last minute, we agreed

For the inconvenience, they gave us a beautiful room - Seomra Chionn tSaill, on the top floor. Spotlessly clean, with tasteful decor, large windows and great views. A challenge getting the pram in and out of the lift but we managed! It wasn't as convenient as staying in a hotel or or what we had intended but it worked. Breakfast was good and baby stayed comfortable throughout

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TuttiFruitiCork
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Armagh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

Stayed here last Tue and Wed night 13th and 14th of Dec,Its is charming and has fab views.Staff are extremly helpful,even with small questions!Ty for a lovely stay

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary O
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Wexford, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

Stayed here midweek in early december. Arrived between 6 o clock and7 which worked well as parking is free from 6pm until 10.30 am. Also after 7pm you have to check in at the Blue Haven Hotel . Room 9 , on 3rd floor, overlooks the street and has side views of the water. Room Is smallish but is very nice with a high ceiling.Bed was really comfortable. En-suite well appointed, with everything required. Dinner,which was part of the package , is taken in the Blue Haven. Food and service were very good. Music 7 nights a week in the Blue Haven lounge. Called in on 2 nights, music was of a high standard . Breakfast is in the cafe on ground floor of Old Bank House and is available until 10.30 a.m. Again very good standard of food and service. Free parking is a walk away but luckily weather was glorious. Already planning to return.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mahoneddie
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
366 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

We would absolutely recommend this hotel. Great location. We can not understand the bad reviews at all. In our opinion the hotel is not run down or tired looking. Room 17 was very big with lovely views out of the windows.

Jana checked us in and out and she was most helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. We loved the cheese plate and the croissants were the best we have had in Ireland. There was great choice for a hot breakfast on the menu.

We had a room at the front of the hotel and we didn't hear any outside noise during the night. Wifi in our room. It was my girlfriends birthday and they had left a birthday card on the bed with a bag if fudge, she got a great birthday welcome in Aperitif (a lovely restaurant part of their collection) and complimentary glasses of bubbly. After our meal the lovely waitress came out with a cupcake and a candle in it and sung happy birthday. All lovely touches and the hotel/ restaurant went to such great trouble.

One tiny problem was regulating the water temperature of our shower. It was very frustrating and kept going from hot to cold. Also the pressure was dreadful. We had a weak flow. Maybe this can be fixed.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank simongb
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Dublin
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

Apart from the location of this Guest House/Hotel there is nothing attractive about this hotel. The bed was reasonably comfortable and the room/ bathroom was clean. The breakfast was one of the worst i've had in a long time. The staff were pleasant, but I would not recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Rachel019
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Lexington, Michigan
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

The Old Bank House is a great place to stay in Kinsale. It's location is ideal, it is decorated nicely, the staff is great, and the breakfast is wonderful.

My sister and I were in room #2. It is in the back of the hotel and quite large.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank streisand5
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

My wife and I were looking to spend a few days away from Dublin in a few nice hotels and I had read the reviews on Triadvisor and was therefore very disappointed in our stay, having picked the hotel based on the reviews. On arrival We had to wait at the front door for several minutes before anyone come to let us in, as it was locked and reception was obviously unattended. We were then left waiting longer once inside before checking in. The room was priced as a suite and while large and clean was nothing special, was not what we would call a suite. The tv was unplugged and we had to stretch the cables across to the sockets which was not so neat with cables dangling. The bathroom was not great either, looking rather dated and was very pokey, and the shower did not work properly. Shampoo and showergel were in large dispensers locked to the wall, not giving that special touch you expect from what it proposes on it's website. Breakfast the following morning was ok but nothing brilliant, considering the price. Staff were however very helpful and friendly. All in all this is an over priced accommodation and would have preferred to stay in a local B&B.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank eddieclairenolger
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Additional Information about Old Bank House

Property: Old Bank House
Address: Old Bank Town House 11 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Bank House 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Boutique Georgian Townhouse with a passion for food. Spoil yourself in the luxurious, newly refurbished, award winning Old Bank House Kinsale. Voted one of the "Top 100 Place to Stay in Ireland" by Bridgestone Guides every year since 1990 and winner of Les Routier Irish Guest House of the Year 2005. Located in the centre of Kinsale within touching distance of Kinsale many famous bars and restaurants, each spacious bedroom is a perfect blend of Georgian splendour and modern comfort, with exquisite period pieces, luxury pocket sprung beds and a simple touch of class that makes each visit special. ... more   less 
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