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

Where To Stay In Kinsale, Ireland: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals
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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 168 USD)

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 tastes of the town are only a stone’s throw away. At this price, it’s as close to a steal as we can get!

Giles Norman Gallery & Townhouse

Address: Co Cork 45 Main St, P17 K651 Kinsale, Ireland (see map)

Price: from 168 USD

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2. Pier House (from 168 USD)

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, Kinsale, Ireland (see map)

Price: from 168 USD

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3. Long Quay House (from 174 USD)

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, Kinsale, Ireland (see map)

Price: from 174 USD

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4. Perryville House (from 204 USD)

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, Kinsale, Ireland (see map)

Price: from 204 USD

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5. The Old Bank Town House (from 204 USD)

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, Kinsale, Ireland (see map)

Price: from 204 USD

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6. 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

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7. Luxury Town Centre Apartment (from 185 USD)

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

Price: from 185 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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8. Kinsale Garden Apartment (from 92 USD)

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.

It might sound strange to find a bathroom so alluring, but the decor in this apartment is so beautiful, it even extends to the elaborate tile work of the bathroom. Surely, if the host, Rosemarie, paid such attention to the loo, you’re well on your way to a fabulous stay. Oh, and don’t be surprised if her dog Curly taps on your door for a cuddle or two.

Kinsale Garden Apartment

Price: from 92 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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9. Kinsale Centre Apartment (from 124 USD)

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

Price: from 124 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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10. Tierney's Guesthouse, Double or Twin Room Ensuite (from 108 USD)


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

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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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