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!
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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 ApartmentKinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsit needs things like cling film tin foil sponges for the kitchen sink and serviettesthe apartment was super comfortable with plenty of amenitiesmodern and bright great kitchen and washer/dryerthe apartment is comfortable and the elevator helps with wheelchair accessvery clean and comfortableplace was very clean and spaciousit’s clean and comfortablethe condo was clean the 2 beds were comfortablethe place is clean and spacious
Host:the host is very nice and accommodatingour host was responsive and informative sharing local travel tipsgracious host however property needs some tender loving careone if our best airbnb experiences great host highly recommendedmichael was a superb host taking the extra time to add special touches which made us feel at homeRead more reviewsperfect location - within walking distance to everythinggreat location walkable to local pubs and shoppingwonderful location in the heart of kinsalecute spacious apartment in a nice locationthe location was excellent and michael was very responsive
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 ApartmentKinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe ‘apartment’ itself is fab stylishly decorated with all the amenities you could needthe apartment itself is beautiful with bright funky furniture and art everywherethere were so many ‘extras’ that we really appreciated - chocolate cake lots of snacks and breakfast optionswarm and comfortable with amenities and supplies far more than we expectedall you could ever need it provided a wide array of breakfast and personal care itemsclean stylish and very comfortablelovely place very clean stylishthe house is beautiful and spotlessit was bright and cleanclean stylish and convenient place to stay while visiting the beautiful kinsale
Host:rosemarie is a wonderful hostrosemarie is a friendly hostrosemarie is a very helpful and friendly host who made us feel at homehost is amazing very accommodating helpful and does not intruderosemarie was a great hostRead more reviewseasy walking distance to city centerit was a great location only a short walk to towngreat location walk to town hilly walkamazing little house with close walking distance to town centerbeautiful home in a brillant location
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 ApartmentKinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsapartment was an easy walk to town and also had a great view of the harborgood facilities with a second bathroom notablewe were not able to access cable tv but enjoyed netflix when we were relaxingmichael’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 areavery clean and modern apartmentvery clean excellent greeter there are large windows on sidewalk requiring that one keep drapes closedplace was very clean and functional for a travelerthe space was clean and quite large by many we have stayedit was spacious clean and comfortable
Host:"lovely accommodation good host amazing localization"the host went out of her way to accommodate us and even more impressively on her birthdaymichael was a great host and gave some great local advicewelcoming hosts michael and ger --thanks for making our stay so comfortablemichael was a great host very helpful and understanding from the startRead more reviewsfantastic location it’s only a short walk to the city centreit’s an ideal location 2 minute walk from kinsale town centrefantastic location right off pier streetfab stay in lovely locationthis place is in a great location
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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
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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