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“Clean, friendly, great location and fantastic food - couldn't ask for more!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The White House
Ranked #19 of 54 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
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“Clean, friendly, great location and fantastic food - couldn't ask for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

My wife and I stayed in the white house for a night recently and we were pleasantly surprised! Before we arrived we were a little wary as there had been one or two bad reviews on this site but I'm glad to say we quickly discovered they were completely unfounded. The welcome we received was warm and our room was spotlessly clean. The hotel is slap bang in the middle of town so perfect for walking around the town. We had dinner in the hotel Bistro and not only was the food fantastic but it was great value too. Breakfast in the morning was made to order and perfect for clearing a fuzzy Guinness head! I would have no hesitation to recommend the white house and we will definitely be coming back - hopefully for a long weekend next time

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Just back from a 3 night break over the new yeart period and have to say the White House is brilliant, it is excellent value for money and the rooms are to a high standard. My husband and i were in room 7 and it had a huge bed with loads of wardrobe space, not so many hangers but loads of wardrobe space. it was a little noisy at times as we were facing the main high street but to be honest the view was lovely and the noise was just people enjoying themselves. The hotel team were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast is a small menu but do you know what it covered everything you could want. One thing i will say for the Irish hospitality is 1 excellent and 2 by jove they know how to feed you. the room was cleaned and bed was made every day so every time i returned it was like arriving for the first time. We ate in the white house and it was good but not fantastic, in my opinion for a good feed you want to be going to Jim Edwards good "honest" food. Also if you want a friendly welcome a good game of darts ands the best toastie in town you want to head to the Spaniard up the hill. All in all a great trip and would recommend a stay with the white house. P.s the singer on New years eve got the party going and was excellent, apologies cant remember her name.

Room Tip: Room 7 was really good
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank vraybould
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Cork, Ireland
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74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

I stayed here during the summer on a Friday night. Myself and the OH had ended up having a drink in the bar a few different times last summer when we visiting Kinsale, so we decided to stay over at the cliff House.

The rooms are spotless and have a contemporary design. The location is perfect for pottering around Kinsale. I don't know if you would get a nicer room in Kinsale. I would recommend anyone coming for a romantic break, trip with friends, sight seeing to stay here.

If you do stay here make sure you go to the bar, they are very welcoming and anytime we have been there they have had trad music on. The last time we were there they had a trad band called puc ar buile, they were fantastic I wanted them to play all night.

Will defintely be returning in the summer................

p.s We had a room facing the street, there was a small bit of noise the next morning but it did not keep us awake

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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2 Thank Gortboy
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

Loved this place. Attractive modern-sylish furnishings - good bed. Plenty of in room tea/coffee and bath toiletries. The heated towel rack made a small laundry wash easy. In the center of town - easy to see it all. Dinner in the restaurant is excellent and the portions generous, and of course, all the fresh fish delightful. The breakfast buffet will fill you with cereal, yoghurt, juice, muffins, and fresh fruit plus a made-to-order breakfast.

Above and beyond in service - even willing to mail postcards (though they would have to walk down to the PO - we did when we found out how close it was). Made substitutions for breakfast for egg allergic me. No gluten free options but will toast your brought-with-you bread.

Room Tip: Room 10 has a great view of the downtown. In low season, street noise is not a problem. No lift - to...
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  • Stayed November 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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1 Thank Shecheck
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Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

I've stayed here twice now with my boyfriend and we're planning our next visit soon. The White House is just FABULOUS. The staff are very friendly and helpful, food is top notch, bar is cosy and welcoming. I can honestly say that it was the biggest and most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We had a room facing onto the main street on each visit and apart from the hum of passing traffic which is to be expected we weren't disturbed by any intrusive noise. The parking situation is a bit of a pain but we seem to have been lucky and always got a space to the rear. All in all I cant recommend this place highly enough, its in an ideal location for exploring the village of Kinsale, its spotlessly clean and the staff are outstanding. Keep up the good work folks.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

Paul and his staff could not have done enough for us when we had our wedding after party at the white house. Food, service and music was fantastic. All present enjoyed immensely

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jptwomey
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Variety and choice of food was terrible for the price! Was noisy as across road from a disco! Will not be returning!

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dingle32
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Property: The White House
Address: Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The White House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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