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“We had a great time in Kinsale” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trident Hotel Kinsale

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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“We had a great time in Kinsale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We had a great time in the Trident hotel last month. Four of us stayed here for a weekend and it was great. We found that the location of the hotel was perfect as we could easily walk into the town centre within minutes.
They was a wide range of choices on the menu. We had lunch and dinner here and we were very pleased with everything we got.
The staff were very kind and helped me with a dietary requirement.
My only problem was that I wish we could've stayed longer!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 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 Lauren W
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Just checked out of the Trident Hotel in Kinsale on a recommendation from the Ritz Carlton in Powerscourt. This may have been the worst hotel experience I've ever had. The room was dirty, the non-smoking room reeked of smoke, the linens were so old they felt clammy, the walls were filthy, the executive room hadn't been cleaned in months (there was a ring of dust around the room) and the entire hotel is desperately in need of a renovation. It's laughable the hotel rates itself a 4 star. The only reason I would rate the hotel a 2 star is the location. Other than that, this self-proclaimed 4 star is well below average and certainly not worth the price. If you're traveling to Kinsale - make sure you wait for the "high season" as most of the towne is still closed in late March. You couldn't even find 1 bar that played live Irish music - such a disappointment when all you want is a relax and drink a pint while listening to some Irish folk songs. Kinsale may be a lovely town in the summer season, but if you're traveling there on holiday or any other time of the year - either rent a B&B or make it a day trip and drive back up to Killarney or Cork for the night.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This hotel has a good location and fabulous views off the beautiful Kinsale harbour. The breakfast is good with a wide choice available. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. I stayed here on saint Patrick's weekend it was full to capacity still there was nothing lacking in the service. It is dearer than most hotels in the town but still I always stay here when in Kinsale.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just back from a one night stay and won't be returning any time soon. This hotel has a lovely position right on the waters edge and in the centre of town close to restaurants, shops etc unfortunately while it is very clean it is looking tired. The room was of a good size and overlooked the water, but it needs a re-vamp, the TV was old fashioned and light curtains meant the room was very bright from first light. The bathroom is spacious with a separate shower but lacks decent lighting. Breakfast was served in the restaurant and was ok, nothing spectacular and the staff weren't particularly friendly. However the biggest problem here was shouting, laughing and general noise from guests at 0500 in the morning, it began in the car park below and continued onto the corridor and the night staff didn't seem to be able to stop it. I complained to two separate staff the following morning but they weren't particularly bothered, a rather perfunctory "We'll look into it" What does that mean? I wouldn't call this hotel four star.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

This hotel is right on the waters edge with its own jetty. The staff where polite & efficient & the food above average. Our room had a sea view & there is free internet access. Kinsale has a reputation for its cusine so expect to eat well but be prepared to pay slightly more. The town is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel & there are plenty of bars,cafes,antique shops etc to keep you entertained.
Kinsale is a good base to see around the Cork area. The town of Cobh (Queenstown Titanics last port of call) is only about an hours drive away. There are also plenty of nice beaches, country houses & parks to visit.
We drove from Belfast in 5 hours, all motorway & 3 toll booths.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sparta, New Jersey
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

We enjoyed the hotel and the town of Kinsale so much, we extended our stay! Great location and the staff was wonderful!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Didgee
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The hotel is beautiful, the room was clean and well equipped, and the staff was very helpful and friendly with our group. The town is charming, with a relaxed atmosphere, the narrow streets and colorful houses give you the impression that you are living in a fairytale. And the food is exquisite!

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Property: Trident Hotel Kinsale
Address: World's End, Kinsale, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Trident Hotel Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four star hotel, spectacularly perched on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms including an Executive Wing comprising 30 rooms and 9 luxury suites, all with beautiful sea views. Only five minutes’ walk from the centre of Kinsale, the Trident Hotel is an excellent base to explore the winding streets and many shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants for which Kinsale is famous for. While you’re here, why not delve into the town’s fascinating historic past with a guided walking tour to famous sights including Charles Fort or engage in the wide variety of activities available from deep-sea fishing to scenic harbour cruising. Or use Kinsale as your base for exploring the wider West Cork region, renowned for its rugged landscape, unspoiled coastline and bustling towns. For shopaholics, Cork City is just a 30-minute drive from Kinsale. With a host of attractions and leisure activities on the doorstep – including the world-renowned Old Head Golf Links – the Trident Hotel Kinsale is certainly an ideal venue for both business and pleasure! ... more   less 
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