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Old Head of Kinsale
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is one hell of a spot, wonderful place. We went for the golf but couldn't play in the end due to injury. Instead we enjoyed the services at the hotel, where the food and was excellent, service very friendly (not at all stuck up as I had feared given the stature of the golf club).

We took a buggy round the course in the morning and it was spectacular - can't wait to return with my clubs.

Room Tip: We had suite 3 which was lovely. I'd imagine they are mostly similar, overlooking the 18th.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This gem is everything you might want when getting away from your hectic schedule. I am not a golfer but I wish I were when I visit this spectacular course and hotel. I walk the course with my friends that play golf and it truly is breath taking as well as being a challenging golf experience as it can get pretty beaten by the weather especially the winds. We have just spent two nights here and the weather was stunning, sunshine and a pleasant temperature. The team of people that run Old Head are friendly, professional and all go the extra mile to make your Old Head experience truly special and memorable for all the right reasons. The breakfast is good, the lunch menu has fantastic chowder, fish and chips or the the seafood platter and other good fare. The evening dining menu has a small but excellent choice of good seasonal mains. We had the lamb and also tried the lobster. Try the crumble its pretty good. Excellent wine list for any pocket. Did I say that we thought it was fabulous. Hope to return in a month or so. The rooms are very comfortable and cosy with truly the most amazing views.

Room Tip: Old Head closes for a few months over the winter when the weather closes in.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleburne, Texas
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

One of the great golf courses in the world. Lucky to have added this jewel to collecdtion of Top 100 in world. (Have played 24 so far) Visually staggering --- great condition for end of season. And bonus --- hotel of 14 rooms one of the best ever! Not cheap but worth the money if you are going to Ireland.

Room Tip: All rooms face the Lighthouse and the Sea --- Stunning!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

My first time at the Atlantic Ocean. I am happy that I went to the cliff there. It is really ammazing and beautifull. It look like an actual head. Unfortunetly the park was closed and I didn't find a place to reach the water.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Discovered this special place by word of mouth. "You just have to go and experience it," was the recommendation. We were not disappointed. Spectacular setting, great service and attention to detail, delicious food, luxurious rooms, and a golf course to inspire and test the best amongst us. A truly worthwhile excursion off the beaten track. Take a couple of extra balls, and a caddie.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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new york
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

this is a small property on the course... the course left me speechless.. the property was wonderful.. the staff so accommodating... the food was excellent and the service was better... and the views were incredible

Room Tip: there are no bad rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

This a trip for golfers only. The golf course is on a two mile peninsula into the Atlantic ocean 300 feet above sea level. Every hole is stunning. The pictures on the web site do not do it justice. The amenities around the course, markers, steps, benches, flora and exceptional. They have 100 maintenance men to service the course and area around the hotel, people were working everywhere you looked but were not intrusive. They all know course etiquette. You will not regret paying the large sum to play here.

The Hotel is first rate. The arrival is not as grand as you might be greeted at Ashford. You can not drive up to the front door but they do send someone to the parking lot to get your bags. There is no practical way to have a valet service the way it is laid out. The room are large modern and comfortable, bathrooms are well above average. Marble everything, soaking tub and shower, robes, stone cups to rinse with. There is a definite stone theme here.

Service at every level is great. There are no "no's" here. Food is 3 star which is a lot better then most clubs. If your with a non golfer Kinsale is a 25 minute ride and great port town.

Room Tip: Room 6 and higher give you a better view of the finishing hole outside your door
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Head of Kinsale
Address: Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Number of rooms: 15

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