5 Best Family-Friendly Hotels In Kinsale, Ireland


Sitting on the Wild Atlantic Way, Kinsale is a small town with a lot of charm and history. It was the site of the famous Battle of Kinsale, where the English conquered Gaelic Ireland. The looming Charles and James forts are a beautiful reflection of the city’s past. Today, Kinsale is a beautiful old town where you can stroll through old streets, admire the colorfully painted houses, grab a pint, and maybe even go on a ghost tour. This waterfront town has some of the best seafood in County Cork and no visit is complete without a serving of fish and chips. Sailing and harbor cruises also make for a great family outing. Kinsale is a lovely town with lots of group activities to do, so if you’re visiting this part of South-West Cork, check out these best family-friendly hotels in Kinsale, Ireland.

1. Carlton Hotel Kinsale & Spa (from USD 191)

Sitting on a spacious woodland, Carlton Hotel Kinsale & Spa is perfect for adults and kids. The large hotel is beautifully designed with large glass windows all around, boasting views of Oysterhaven Bay.

Guests have various room options, including family rooms and three-bedroom lodges. All rooms come equipped with a TV and WiFi access, along with sea or garden views. Adults can indulge in the sauna, while kids will enjoy the pool or playground. The on-site Rockpool Restaurant serves international dishes made from locally sourced produce, as well as light snacks, drinks, and kid-friendly meals.

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Rathmore Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

2. Blue Haven Hotel (from USD 147)

This boutique hotel in the heart of Kinsale is a great place to stay, allowing guests to get a real feel of this bustling town. Each room at Blue Haven Hotel is tastefully decorated with charming fixtures, high-end furnishings, free toiletries, and coffee-making facilities. Guests can also opt to stay in a family room, which includes an extra bed.

A full Irish breakfast is provided each day. The on-site restaurant, The Fishmarket, provides some of the best seafood dishes around, complete with kid-friendly meal options.

The Blue Haven Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: The Blue Haven Hotel, 3 / 4 Pearse Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

3. Actons Hotel Kinsale (from USD 147)

The central location of Actons Hotel Kinsale is second to the fact that it is set within a beautiful period building, adding a classic charm with its traditional architecture and fixtures.

The landscaped gardens overlook the Kinsale Harbor and guests have the choice between rooms overlooking the water or family rooms with extra space for sleeping. No matter what you choose, all rooms are equipped with TV and WiFi access, as well as coffee-making facilities. Kids can enjoy a swim at the on-site pool, while the adults have some downtime in the sauna.

Actons Hotel Kinsale

Wifi Available

Address: Pier Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

4. Trident Hotel Kinsale (from USD 170)

Trident Hotel Kinsale is located right on the waterfront, offering guest suites with amazing views and proximity to the charming Kinsale town center. The friendly atmosphere of the hotel is great for people traveling with kids, but guests can expect world-class professionalism on the premises. The whole family can enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant and check out activities nearby such as sailing, horseback riding, and deep-sea fishing.

Trident Hotel Kinsale

Wifi Available

Address: World's End
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km)

5. The Old Bank Town House (from USD 266)

The Old Bank Town House is a beautiful, award-winning hotel set in a Georgian townhouse. Each room here is uniquely designed and offers a TV, WiFi access, classically furnishings, and family-friendly amenities. For those with young children, babysitting services are available so the adults can head out and enjoy a romantic dinner. If you’re looking to stay in, though, the in-house cafe provides light meals-to-go, sweet cakes, and coffees.

The Old Bank Town House

Address: 10 / 11 Pearse Street, , Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland

Discover quaint hotels in family-friendly Kinsale

With a town as charming as Kinsale, there is no doubt that you’re going to want to explore. Thankfully, if you’re traveling with the whole family, these hotels will have you covered for kid-friendly meals, family rooms, extra beds, and proximity to tons of fun things to do.

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