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Where To Stay In Kinsale, Ireland: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2020

Where to Stay: Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale is one of the most magical and serene harbor towns in all of Ireland. It epitomizes those vibrant and colorful villages we so often see in photos. It’s also known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the perfect place to lay your head at night, after a full day of sumptuous meals and glowing harbor sunshine?

Luck’s on your side. Here, you’ll find a list of Kinsale’s best hotels and vacation rentals for you to book!

1. Giles Norman Gallery & Townhouse (from USD 168)

Exposed brick meets modern luxury in this cloud-soft oasis. Every nook and cranny has been tended to in extreme detail. The chairs in the sitting area are heavenly; the towels sit atop warmers.

In an antique jewel of a town, it’s such a treat to find this kind of modern luxury. Kinsale Harbor will bob gleefully outside your window and the

Giles Norman Gallery & Townhouse

Address: Co Cork 45 Main St
Price: from 168 USD

Bridal suite Luggage storage Internet services Bottle of water Non-smoking throughout Invoices Daily housekeeping Non-smoking rooms

2. Pier House (from USD 180)

Located minutes away from Charles Fort, this spot is as haunting as it is enchanting. There’s a certain kind of magic in knowing modern amenities stand so close to 17th-century forts.

You’ll have your pick between garden views or city views. You can’t go wrong either way. With a central location and a cheerful disposition, you’ll enjoy a most pleasant stay at Pier House.

Pier House

Address: Kinsale Pier Road
Price: from 180 USD

Outdoor furniture Sun terrace Shared lounge/TV area Free WiFi Street parking WiFi Hiking Non-smoking rooms

3. Long Quay House (from USD 280)

Long Quay House is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and has access to complimentary WiFi. Certain rooms feature a delightful little sitting area.

You won’t have to travel more than a block for your meals, but feel free to take advantage of their bike rentals when you’re ready to explore far and wide.

Long Quay House

Address: long Quay
Price: from 280 USD

CCTV in common areas CCTV outside property WiFi available in all areas Luggage storage Non-smoking throughout 24-hour security Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Street parking

4. Perryville House (from USD 191)

Perryville is pretty as a picture, framing gorgeous views of Kinsale Harbor. They’ve taken the magic of the past and blended it perfectly with modern luxury.

Being located in the heart of the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, Perryville did not disappoint with their restaurant menu. I promise you; you won’t even realize you’re smiling when you rest your head on your Perryville pillows at night.

Perryville House

Address: Long Quay

Walking tours Free WiFi Luggage storage Breakfast options Free parking Fishing Non-smoking rooms Express check-in/check-out

5. The Old Bank Town House (from USD 220)

The Old Bank Town House features a superb location, a sumptuous menu, and top-of-the-line amenities. The staff here is every bit as friendly as the famed Irish hospitality.

After sleeping peacefully in these spacious accommodations, enjoy a morning meal overlooking the town. Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack one of their take-out lunches for your afternoon rambles!

The Old Bank Town House

Address: 10 / 11 Pearse Street,
Price: from 220 USD

Luggage storage Airport shuttle Cycling Internet services Airport shuttle (additional charge) Safety deposit box Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services

6. Luxury Town Centre Apartment (from USD 180)

Your host, Michael, is as welcoming as the views here. This apartment’s modern, clean touches will make you glimmer with joy.

Located on Pier Road, you’re no more than a few minutes from the Gourmet Capital’s restaurants, pubs, and shops. You just might find yourself warming up a midnight snack in that well-equipped kitchen, too.

Luxury Town Centre Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
213 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it needs things like cling film tin foil sponges for the kitchen sink and serviettes
the apartment was super comfortable with plenty of amenities
modern and bright great kitchen and washer/dryer
the apartment is comfortable and the elevator helps with wheelchair access
very clean and comfortable
place was very clean and spacious
it’s clean and comfortable
the condo was clean the 2 beds were comfortable
the place is clean and spacious
the host is very nice and accommodating
our host was responsive and informative sharing local travel tips
gracious host however property needs some tender loving care
one if our best airbnb experiences great host highly recommended
michael was a superb host taking the extra time to add special touches which made us feel at home
perfect location - within walking distance to everything
great location walkable to local pubs and shopping
wonderful location in the heart of kinsale
cute spacious apartment in a nice location
the location was excellent and michael was very responsive
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7. Kinsale Garden Apartment (from USD 79)

This has to be one of Ireland’s cutest garden apartments. It boasts privacy, fairytale gardens, tranquility, and a short jaunt to the heart of Kinsale. Enjoy your own private entrance. Park your car right outside the gates.

Kinsale Garden Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
118 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ‘apartment’ itself is fab stylishly decorated with all the amenities you could need
the apartment itself is beautiful with bright funky furniture and art everywhere
there were so many ‘extras’ that we really appreciated - chocolate cake lots of snacks and breakfast options
warm and comfortable with amenities and supplies far more than we expected
all you could ever need it provided a wide array of breakfast and personal care items
clean stylish and very comfortable
lovely place very clean stylish
the house is beautiful and spotless
it was bright and clean
clean stylish and convenient place to stay while visiting the beautiful kinsale
rosemarie is a wonderful host
rosemarie is a friendly host
rosemarie is a very helpful and friendly host who made us feel at home
host is amazing very accommodating helpful and does not intrude
rosemarie was a great host
easy walking distance to city center
it was a great location only a short walk to town
great location walk to town hilly walk
amazing little house with close walking distance to town center
beautiful home in a brillant location
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8. Kinsale Centre Apartment (from USD 112)

If clean, modern spaces are your fancy, then fancy a night or two in this central apartment. This is another one of Michael’s properties, featuring a similar view and locale.

You’ll find that your host goes out of his way to accommodate your stay. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and Kinsale is yours for the taking.

Kinsale Centre Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
55 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment was an easy walk to town and also had a great view of the harbor
good facilities with a second bathroom notable
we were not able to access cable tv but enjoyed netflix when we were relaxing
michael’s apartment on the downtown kinsale waterfront was even better than expected (the pictures don’t do it justice )
full kitchen with dining table and comfortable couches in the lr area
very clean and modern apartment
very clean excellent greeter there are large windows on sidewalk requiring that one keep drapes closed
place was very clean and functional for a traveler
the space was clean and quite large by many we have stayed
it was spacious clean and comfortable
"lovely accommodation good host amazing localization"
the host went out of her way to accommodate us and even more impressively on her birthday
michael was a great host and gave some great local advice
welcoming hosts michael and ger --thanks for making our stay so comfortable
michael was a great host very helpful and understanding from the start
fantastic location it’s only a short walk to the city centre
it’s an ideal location 2 minute walk from kinsale town centre
fantastic location right off pier street
fab stay in lovely location
this place is in a great location
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9. Tierney's Guesthouse, Double or Twin Room Ensuite (from 108 USD)

Editor’s note: There’s no photo available at the time of writing

If, however, bright lights and cheery dispositions are your fancy, then Tierney’s will be your new home away from home. Featuring every modern amenity in the heart of Kinsale’s enchanting shorelines, this truly is a wonderful pick.

Enjoy a morning meal before you get lost in time in nearby Desmond Castle or James Fort. The price for all this is just right, making your stay in Kinsale feel every bit as safe, comfortable, and relaxing as it should be.

Tierney's Guesthouse, Double or Twin Room Ensuite

Price: from 108 USD

Number of Guests: 2

10. Spacious Bright Studio Apartment (from 93 USD)

If you’re comfortable with your fellow travelers, I’d recommend splitting this affordable price tag four ways. You’ll have your double bed cozied up to a twin bed and ample seating. Soft Kinsale light warms the space, making you feel right at home in your central location to all of Kinsale’s offerings.

Spacious Bright Studio Apartment

Price: from 93 USD

Number of Guests: 4

The fairies of Kinsale

While there’s a lot of history to explore just outside the medieval walls of Kinsale, make sure you save a day exclusively for her. Watch the boats bob in the harbor one morning. Stroll through fairytale streets in the afternoon.

Some of the finest eateries dance along these shorelines. With buildings painted in such bright colors, you’ll be sure it’s the work of the fairies. And who’s to say it’s not?

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Kit Kittelstad is a Freelance Writer who specializes in higher education and lifestyle articles, with a focus on travel pieces. She also serves as an Adjunct Communications Professor at Pace...Read more

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