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Trident Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stunning location”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel after being let down with an overbooking from another hotel, and it worked out very well in the end!
When we arrived we were greeted by friendly staff who offered us a free upgrade on our room. The view from our large windows overlooked the lovely harbour which sits right next to the hotel. The rooms were very clean and well presented, and good value for what we paid. Breakfast was delicious (full Irish), and we will definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Dear Tbonetender,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, even if it was 'by accident'!

We appreciate your kind comments and I am delighted that you enjoyed our location and facilities and that you found our staff friendly.

We look forward to wecoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
Managing Director
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Recently stayed in the Trident with our Tour Group. We had a very enjoyed one night stay. The Dinner and Breakfast was Excellent The bedrooms were nice and comfortable, but I must say a bit dated and could do with some upgrading. The walls in the bedrooms have a very bleak and cold feel and a poor quality plaster finish. The scenery there was amazing and the view from the bedrooms was great. So, would be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Dear Group T,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, breakfast and dinner. I hope that by the next time you stay with us we will have completed our renovations which are planned for this winter.

Thank you for your kind comments.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We convinced the receptionist to give us a suite and it was well worth it! We were thrilled with the ocean view and the breakfast room service. It was a delight to stay here and all within walking distance of Kinsale. Clean hotel and friendly staff. make sure you are staying on the other side away from the bar area as it can get noisy.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Dear Kiera,

Thank you for posting a review of your rcent stay at the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you got the room of your choice. Our staff will always try to help our guests as much as possible to facilitate your requests.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
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Sherington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

I chose the Trident to celebrate a special birthday, we stayed in the posh room with an amazing balcony with views over the harbour (spotted the seal a couple of times). Can't fault the room, it was fabulous and huge. The birthday lunch was well organised and the hotel provided a cake for sugar figures that we'd brought over - unfortunately the cake couldn't support the figures so they did look like corpses..but the cake was scrummy.
Kinsale is a lovely spot, definitely the place to go in Ireland if you're into good food.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Dear Robson63,

Thank you for your review of your recent 'birthday bash' at the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the town of Kinsale. I'm sorry that the cake figures sank but hopefully it didn't take from the scrumptious tast of the cake!

Thank you for chosing the Trident & Kinsale for this special event and hopefully you will be back to us before too long.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
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York Beach, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Outstanding service by the front desk and management staff. Friendly and effective staff in the restaurants! Great view from rooms facing the Kinsale Harbour. Gorgeous area! Great food! Wonderful Wonderful Experience!

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the beautiful harbor!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear DRRIGBY,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Trident Hotel.

"An outstanding Hotel" and "Wonderful Experience" - these are wonderful accolades - thank you very much!

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you here again soon.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
Managing Director
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Oxnard, California
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153 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Not knowing all rooms have some sort of water view we specifically asked for an water view room. What we got was a 2nd floor room overlooking the main parking lot and yes, the water. Unless you were properly dressed you had to keep the draperies closed. Aside from that, the room was a typical king room and it was clean. They offer a great breakfast that comes with the room. I don't think this would be my first choice of lodging if I were to go back. Also, the staff at the desk was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Dear Karen,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at the Trident Hotel.

I appreciate your kind comments regarding your room, our friendly staff and great breakfast. I'm sorry that you were disappointed with your view but at least you did see the water as your room was facing straight out across the harbour. I'm sure you also enjoyed the other spectacular views during your visit to West Cork.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
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Dublin
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This hotel is terrific value. Never mind the star ratings. We took the three nights for the price of two in mid July. This was our fourth visit in as many summers and we will be back. Breakfast was splendid with helpful smiling staff.

Room Tip: Second Floor ..you can see more and less people see you
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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GHCMcE, General Manager at Trident Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Dear seniorDubliners,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us in the Trident Hotel.

I am delighted that you have returned again as regulars and that you appreciate the good value that is on offer - keep watching the website as we have great offers regularly!

I hope you will be back soon to be greeted by our friendly staff again.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Hal McElroy
Managing Director
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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):
Our newly refurbished bedrooms include an executive wing comprising 30 rooms and a penthouse floor of nine luxury suites, all with breath-taking views of the harbour and the enchanting town of Kinsale. The Pier One Restaurant, which is the only waterfront restaurant in the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, offering the freshest of seafood and locally sourced produce, and the Wharf Tavern and Terrace which has been a welcoming meeting place for golfers, sailors, locals and holidaymakers for decades. The new Foredeck bar area, where to get closer to the sea you would have to get on board a boat is, in the summer sunshine, the perfect place to unwind and take in the sea breezes while sipping a cocktail or cool beer. The Trident has a private marina, onsite parking and a wide range of state of the art facilities for conferences and unforgettable venues for family occasions, the Trident Hotel ticks every box for any occasion, from the very intimate to larger events catering for over 200 people. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest. ... more   less 
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