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“Great location and a clean comfortable cottage”
Lobster Cottage
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Lobster Cottage
Sitting Room
Nice Open Fire Place
Sky TV and Wifi
Adjoining Dining Area
Springs Flowers on window with and outside patio view
Kitchen Bright and Modern
Equipped with Dryer and Washing Machine
Dish Washer, Microwave,
Large Fridge Freezer
Twin Bedroom no 2 front of house
View from bedroom  no 3
Bedroom Small front of house
master bedroom 5 ft bed back of house no1
shower and toilet attached to master bedroom
Main bathroom large shower
view from fishing marina
View from castle Marina
food in Kinsale
food in kinsale
seafood chowder a must in KINSALE
Harbour view from pier road
Small streets of kinsale
milk market outdoor seating for food
Stairs to upper level
Coal effect fire
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kinsale, County Cork

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beaver055
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great location and a clean comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 18 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Mary and Ed met us at the cottage and showed us around, explaining a few things. The location is excellent, easy to find and right on the water front with the centre of Kinsale just a few minutes walk. There is a supermarket 15 minutes walk or just a few minutes by car - (underground car park). Parking space right next to the cottage was great. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. It would be suitable for a family or 2 couples with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a downstairs toilet. A few minor things - there was a dishwasher. but no dishwasher detergent was supplied. A couple of lights didn't work and the cistern in the bathroom took a very long time to fill. Overall though it was a great place to stay. Kinsale is lovely and Charles Fort is well worth a visit.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: only staying 3 nights
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Jul 2016
Thank you for staying, thanks for letting us know the bulbs were not working, also.
We look forward to your return,
Mary and Ed.
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Kirs71
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Highly recommend, home from home & great location”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Great location with parking and within easy reach of Cork airport and city. We were warmly greeted by Mary on arrival and settled in quickly. The facilities in the cottage are superb & everything you need, comfy beds, plenty of space and lovely views of the harbour. A nice stroll into town where there are a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. Our favourites for food were Kitty O'Seas and Hamlets, Kitty's was a great venue for live music too.
We will certainly return to Kinsale and Lobster cottage :)

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mgw2
Cheshire
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superb Accomodation”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have just returned from a week spent at 2 Lobster Cottage Kinsale, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The Cottage is lovely, bright and clean and had everything that we could have possibly needed and more. The bedding was very clean, which is something that we always look for, and the bed very comfortable.

Although the weather was cool in the evening we did not need to use the heating at all, as it is a very warm cottage. We actually switched the heating off!!!

Ed and Mary were lovely and accommodated our every need. We would definitely return and highly recommend the cottage.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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E11111111...
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Location good, House ok”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

House is located 10 minutes walk from the centre of Kinsale, where there is a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants (food is pretty good everywhere). There is parking next to the house, which is good, as the rest of Kinsale is choc-a-block during holiday season.

So, thumbs-up for location.

The house is ok ... "Adequate" as a base for a holiday, but did not excel in any way (other than location). There are storage & convection heaters instead of central heating ... we went in July and it was typically 16degC for the 2 week period so yes, unfortunately, we did need heating on in the evening / overnight (Irish weather was not the best for us!).

Cleanliness was adequate. Kitchen appliances were adequate. Pots/pans/utensils/equipment were just about adequate. Towels/bedding just about adequate for 2 weeks.

So, in summary: Adequate ... not brilliant and not terrible

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Liked least: Cleanliness
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Thanks for this review, and apologies that the house was not up to the standard you required.
The weather in Ireland is undependable, and all holiday makers come to Ireland for different reasons, hoping for sunshine,however I have never got a request for heating in the house in Summer .

Ye got off to a bad start with the very late arrival, what a pity you did not request extra linen etc.,
I wish ye well and hope you continue to enjoy selfcatering with your family.
mAry
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Francien...
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“lovely”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Nice house which is well situated at the harbour. Very complete with al the comfort you need and good beds.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tim G
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Place!”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed for three nights last week. Mary was very kind and very accommodation with our early arrival. The house was very comfortable and walking distance to the city center. Everything was great and I would highly recommend the Lobster Cottage.

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DSharp3
Romford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay in Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 21 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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A lovely location right on the harbour and the owner, Mary, made us feel most welcome. She was very helpful in recommending places to eat in town, which was just a short walk away and also stocked up the fridge with breakfast items for our arrival. The cottage was everything you could want for such a stay, with two bedrooms boasting views over the harbour and an en suite bedroom at the back. It was very clean, tastefully decorated and a real home from home. If you do not have a car, this is an ideal place, with lovely walks right on your doorstep and also a bus stop five minutes away that takes you as far as Cork City Centre. If you are looking to stay in Kinsale, then this really would be somewhere you would want to stay at.

Travelling group: Friends
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