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Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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Property entrance
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Cork

Guests rated this location 8.0/10 - Very good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMount Long Castle13 min walk
  • Popular LocationKinsale Rugby Club2 min drive
  • Popular LocationCharles Fort4 min drive
  • AirportCork (ORK)24 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Kinsale, Kinsale Hotel & Spa is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse and Old Head Signal Tower are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Charles Fort and Saint Multose Church. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Kinsale Rugby Club. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mount Long Castle - 13 min walk
  • Kinsale Rugby Club - 2 min drive
  • Charles Fort - 4 min drive
  • Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse - 5 min drive
  • James Fort - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • CORK (Station) - 29 min drive
  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 24 min drive


  • The Bulman Bar & Toddies Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Fishy Fishy Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Dock Bar The - 9 min drive
  • Hamlet's - 5 min drive
  • Dino's - 5 min drive

About this property

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4-star hotel by the ocean
Located close to Charles Fort and Kinsale Rugby Club, Kinsale Hotel & Spa provides a terrace, a cafe and a garden. Indulge in a massage, hydrotherapy and a body wrap at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Rockpool Restaurant, the on-site restaurant. In addition to a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An indoor pool and a children's pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a lift and a front desk safe
  • Massage treatment rooms, a 24-hour front desk and a TV in reception
  • Motorised watercraft on-site, free newspapers and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the quiet location
Room features
All 70 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks such as free WiFi and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guest reviews highly rate the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Designer toiletries, separate baths/showers and hairdryers
  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with Netflix, streaming services and premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 15.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Rockpool Restaurant

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Hot tub


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: EUR 30
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 30

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 20 July to 31 August:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business centre
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately EUR 15.00 per person
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Kinsale Hotel & Spa have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a children's pool. The swimming pool is closed seasonally each year from July 20 until August 31.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 28 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 29 Mar 2023 start from €169.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Kinsale Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?

Kinsale Hotel & Spa doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of EUR 30 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 30 (subject to availability).

Where is Kinsale Hotel & Spa located?

Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Kinsale Rugby Club, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Charles Fort and Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse. Desmond Castle and Saint Multose Church are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kinsale Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?

Yes, Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kinsale Hotel & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Kinsale Hotel & Spa was a great place to stay, the down-side is that it is a way out of Kinsale. ALthough the hotel does offer a complementary transfer into the town. Food was good, which was lucky since I did go out several times to find a local pub/restaurant and I drew a blank. I took a lot of lot of walks from the hotel. Parking was 'just' OK, a few times I took the last space, sorry for anyone who arrived after me,
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Laurie, Portland

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a beautiful place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

6/10 Okay

David, Melrose

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The property is well designed but a bit tired and in need of improvement beyond just painting. The hotel charges a premium for a view. That view is southern-exposure and the large windows generate a lot of passive solar heat in the room - great for winter, but the windows barely open to ventilate heat and the room air conditioner did not work at all. The shower is great but the water did not drain and would pool at the basin up to six inches. Later the front desk said none of air conditioners them chill the air and that they were not needed until recently because of "climate change". Sorry - these rooms would have always generated a lot of solar heat. Also, if the windows are open the occupant has to listen to the guests outside enjoying the terrace at night. It is not acceptable to withhold climate control from the occupants. As to the view - you need to close the curtains to keep the sun from heating up the room. At check out, the front desk really didn't seem to appreciate that our experience was unpleasant. We actually live in the area and expect to invite guests, but we will not recommend the hotel. I would recommend to others not to choose the "view" option. On a plus side for the hotel, the breakfast is excellent and professional.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
gorgeous hotel with a beautiful view from our room. the spa was fantastic, all staff were very friendly and helpful. would recommend!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Family weekend break
Hotel room was clean and roomy, nice view of the waterfall at the front of the hotel. There was a wedding on and we didn’t hear any noise. We stayed with 1 small child and a baby and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating. The only negative I have was the room was way too hot, the windows only open on tilt (a tiny bit) and the fan didn’t seem to have any cooling function. Other than this a fantastic location and great 2 night break.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely stay
We had a lovely stay, and would return. Surrounding area is magnificent
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Staff were first class. The reception staff went out of their way to us us with our needs, could not ask for mor.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022