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“brilliant, friendly” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Antonio

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San Antonio
Ranked #9 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brecon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“brilliant, friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very friendly and helpful host, Jimmy was more than happy to help us as three weary (hungover) travellers turned up on the doorstep looking for a room, He was so happy to help, providing us with a selection of places to eat and he was right we took his advice and had a beautiful meal. Breakfast was brilliant cereal, toast, cooked breakfast, bread and fruit didn't need to eat for the rest of the day. He advised the lads where to go fishing and he once again was right they caught a little haul of mackerel which we gave to him as a thank you. Absolutely lovely place to stay can't recommend it highly enough we will be going back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

We couldn't have been more warmly welcomed or made more comfortable than we were in this lovely old home in the heart of Kinsale. The courtyard is filled with beautiful flowers and the foyer smelled of lilies. Our room was clean and sunny and really comfortable and the breakfast full and well cooked. It is a 2 block walk to the shops and our host knew of all the spots to hit. We were VERY satisfied!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

San Antonio Guest House is a lovely B and B in the heart of Kinsale but also off the main road. There is a small parking area at the front of the house which is very useful as off street parking seemed limited. The proprietor, Jimmy, couldn’t be more kind and genuine. We arrived late on the first night, which was not a problem. Our room was comfortable and even though it was the loft room had plenty of space. The shower had very strong water pressure.
Breakfast was excellent. I really liked the soda bread with butter and marmalade, fresh, already cut grapefruit, porridge good enough you won’t need toppings and a cooked breakfast. The tea and coffee were also excellent. When staying in a B and B you want to feel welcomed, have a nice, clean room, good shower, and of course a great breakfast. San Antonio has all these things and Jimmy’s kind nature will make you want to return.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sofyengland
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105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

As earlier reports say, Jimmie is the best host - always has time to give advice on Kinsale or just a general chat about whatever. Breakfast was very tasty and very hearty - luckily our room was on the top floor so the climb helped work off the porridge :) Overall great value for money considering the central location - can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rich W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

This was our first b&b experience and we where not disapointed!!! Jimmie is a lovely host and the breakfast was delicious!!! The b&b is perfectly situated in the town and only a few minutes walk away from the center!!! That being said it remained nice a quiet!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Educhamp
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Charlotte, NC
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54 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Three consecutive years with Jimmie at the San Antonio. What more can I say!! Great location within walking distance of pubs, shopping, restaurants, local attractions---and the best of all--Jimmie. He is a great host. Always quick to help with your bags and greet you warmly. Breakfasts are super--ask my wife the Baileys/porridge queen!! I believe the house dates to the 1700's and is really decorated quite nicely. Front sitting room, very nice breakfast room and good sized rooms.
We got "stuck" on the 2nd floor (3rd floor to us Americans) this year but that was our fault for not confirming earlier. Besides we could use the exercise!! lol
Always our "go to" when in Kinsale--which we like very much--so look out Jimmie--see you again next year! Next time we'll confirm earlier, though!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kilted2
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dublin ireland
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed in this B&B the weekend having read the brilliant reviews and boy were those excellent reviews justified .From start to finish we were made very welcome by jimmy the best host I have ever encountered whilst staying in a B&B . He was simple brilliant !!! So knowledgeable and helpful in everything from best restaurants pubs and things to do when staying in kinsale . The room was lovely ,simple furnished very clean and bright . The location was fantastic not to mention that the breakfast was excellent to, I would highly recommend this B&B to anybody going to stay in kinsale co cork you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chesney123
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Property: San Antonio
Address: San Antonio 1 Friars Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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Ranked #9 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
San Antonio Hotel Kinsale

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