We stayed at the Trident in August of 2014 and had 3 rooms. I stayed in room 126, one friend in 226 and another in 210. Room 126 faced the road out back and had a small window. The room would get very hot during the day so I kept it open at night. The problem was road noise coupled with the air conditioning unit outside the room. The choice was either to deal with the noise or sweat. The weird thing is that rooms 126 and 226 didn't have air conditioning but room 210 did. Room 226 was no better than what I had but my friend in 210 had wall to wall windows overlooking the harbor. She also had air conditioning and the room seemed a lot more modern than either one we had. It looked like there were quite a few rooms like hers facing the harbor with the wall to wall windows.
The breakfast in the morning was very good and served quickly to get you on your way. The hotel also served dinner and had a nice pub on the ground level where we would gather before heading out. We ate in the pub one night and the food was fresh and served hot.
The location is great too. It's right outside of the downtown area so it doesn't get the foot traffic going past it but it's within easy walking distance to all the restaurants, shops and pubs in Kinsale. I would give the Trident 5 stars if I stayed in room 210. I'm not sure if they're doing a renovation or there are different categories of rooms and since we were booked by a travel agency I don't know if there was a price difference. I would stay there again but would be specific with my room request.
- 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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