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Actons Hotel Kinsale
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
Waterford, Ireland
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“A Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Stayed here for two nights,I had booked a few weeks ago on their website and there was a mix up when we arrived,the girl at reception could not find the booking .I had copied mine so i had the number with me,she did get us our room and a really nice one too.The hotel is wonderful with nice views and the breakfast was great ,I like the fact the order is taken from your table.All the staff were nice.The bar food was very good,they could do with safes in the room ours didnt have any maybe others do.The leisure centre seems to me to be geared towards families with a lot of children there and the pool is small.The hotel is in a good spot next to everything,id say its the best location in kinsale,well worth a stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Madison62,

Thank you for your review of Actons following your recent stay with us. I'm sorry you had an issue on arrival and I'm glad our receptionist was helpful and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Actons is in a great location, very central and with a view that we certainly never cease to enjoy. I think our receptionists have the very work view in Ireland!

Thank you again,

Regards,

Breda
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

Just back from a couple of days break in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland. We stayed at the newly opened and completely refurbushed Actons Hotel. The hotel is right on the harbour, and we had a second floor room overlooking this fabulous vista. We were lucky with the Irish Weather - the sun was shining yehaaaa.. Our room had a complete makeover, lovely 6ft bed, spaciious room (which was separated from the hallway, presses and bathroom by a second door. Every facility you need is there. Staff were very friendly and helpful and in the restaurant, Mary was particularly friendly and helpful. The hotel is only reopened since March this year and the newly finished leisure centre only opened two weeks ago and has good pool, and the usual sauna, steam room, plunge pool etc. The only little negative was the dining room. We ate in the hotel on the night of our arrival and the dining room felt like a hall. It had no ambience at all, just plain walls, simple and dull colour, a little like a ''mess hall''.
Out and about in Kinsale was a joy to behold. the little town is just like you see in picture poscards. Quaint little shops with all kinds of goods and crafts on sale, a huge selection of restaurants and cafe's to cater to every taste, and all in a five minute walk from the hotel.

The highlight of the dining experience was a visit to one of the most famous restaurants in Kinsale, namely ''Fishy Fishy Cafe''. It was superb. the staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was 'to die for' as they say. The quality, the freshness, the presentation on the plate and the taste . . .. mmmmmmmmmmm go go go go and experience it for yourself.
For a small town/village, there's lots of things to do and see in the area and some venues have music 7 days a week, so you wont miss out on any evening.
Will be back again.

Room Tip: We loved our room . . . 208 with great view overlooking the harbour
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Michael,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your recent stay in Actons. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your kind comments about our newly refurbished hotel and especially thank you for the personal mention for Mary, she was delighted to receive your compliment.

Re the dining room, yes we have a little bit of work to do there to improve the ambience but I'm delighted to let you know that we are working on this area next week. We are adding new lighting, changing the floor covering, adding new art work and some additional "nooks and crannies" to the room to make the area more interesting. You'll have to return soon to see the improvements which we are confident will make this area as impressive of the rest of the hotel.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed the delights of Kinsale town, the town is a great place to visit with so much to enjoy within a short walk of Actons. Thank you for spreading the word and we hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Actons again in the near future.

Kind regards,


Breda Keane Shortt
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed in Actons Hotel on a two night deal & were really impressed with the high standard of the bedroom & shower. Also our room had a wonderful view of the harbour. Our deal included a dinner which was fine considering it was included in the price. The breakfast was excellent - a superb selection of food from the buffet and cooked food from the kitchen which was second to none! The staff were all so nice, friendly and very helpful. There appeared to be great camaraderie amongst the management and staff. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Actons - Kinsale is wonderful too!

Room Tip: Choose a room, if possible, with the harbour view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Dear Iamme,

Thank you for posting a review of Actons. We're delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for your kind comments about the quality of our breakfast, we are very proud of our breakfast offering which is freshly cooked to order to ensure quality and the additional options such as the Eggs Benedict and French Toast offer a welcome change from the Full Irish!

Thank you also for your kind comments about the team here, it's always great to hear that our teamwork shines through to our customers.

We hope you will continue to spread the word about us and Kinsale.

Kind regards,

Breda Keane Shortt
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by our stay here. We had preferred to stay at a B&B, which were all sold out the weekend we were there, so we stayed here by default. It was a lovely stay. The rooms are modern, clean, and recently remodeled with lovely views (ask for a harbor view). The breakfast is very generous and the location is really convenient. Be prepared that some of the "tour bus groups" might be staying here during your stay, but it really doesn't matter unless you are checking in/checking out at the same time. A very nice place to stay.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Good afternoon from Sunny Kinsale,

Thank you for your lovely review of Actons following your recent stay with us. We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Actons and indeed Kinsale.

Please continue to recommend us.

Kind regards,

Breda Keane Shortt
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We had a family mid-week two night stay in Actons Kinsale at the end of May for four adults in two adjoining rooms. As stated in previous reviews the hotel has been substantially refurbished and has a new look right through from the public areas to the bedrooms which have had an excellent makeover - all new furnishings, king sized beds, flat screen TV and rain shower. However the bar and restaurant are typical of new hotels - bland with little atmosphere (hence the 4 star rating). Overall our stay was very enjoyable and full marks to the front desk receptionist for locating and mailing a computer power supply which I left in the room.

Room Tip: Rooms to the front of the hotel overlook the harbour marina
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 21 June 2013
Good afternoon from Sunny Kinsale,

Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Kinsale and in Actons.

We are in the process of giving our new Bar and Brasserie a bit more of a "lived in" feeling. Like you, while it is a beautiful bar, we think it's a bit too shiny and new! We're adding some little pieces of interest and hope that you'll like the changes on your next visit to Actons.

Kind regards,


Breda Keane Shortt
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

Just recently back from a week in Actons and I have to stay that I was more than surprised and pleased. Excellent friendly staff. The room was bright and airy and had the most beautiful view of the harbour. Super king sized bed and all the decor was really lovely. The bathroom has done away with the bath and a fantastic extra large shower in place, such a bettor idea. Breakfast was really good. Our deal included a dinner and I have to say it was very satisfactory , very well coked and presented. If I was to make any bad comment it is about the dining room behind the bar, it is very poorly decorated, its like as if the funds ran out and they could not afford to finish the room. All in all an excellent stay and well worth it, will definately go again.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sarah D, General Manager at Actons Hotel Kinsale, responded to this review, 24 July 2013
Dear VR,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of Actons hotel following your stay with us in June. Thank you for your kind comments in relation to the team here and the food quality.

Since your stay with us, I'm pleased to let you know that we have addressed the Brasserie Room short comings. We have added wallpaper, new light fittings, new menus and new oak tables which of more generous proportions. The work was carried out over the past few weeks and the early feedback has been very positive.

Thank you once again for your feedback, it is through constructive feedback like yours that we can continue to improve our product.


Yours sincerely,


Breda Keane Shortt
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Ireland
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We stayed for just one night in this hotel. The hotel was fully booked so could not accommodate us for another night. It is a lovely hotel, right on the Harbour. We had a triple room and it was so
spacious. Bathroom very nice too with all the usual extra touches. Breakfast was good with a nice selection. The hot food is served at your table so is not part of the buffet. We had lunch served outside in the glorious sunshine and that was very tasty and nicely presented. I would have no hesitation in staying here again. We are regular visitors to Kinsale but this was our first time staying in Actons. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Actons Hotel Kinsale
Address: Pier Road, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Actons Hotel Kinsale 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Actons of Kinsale is situated in the heart Kinsale with its maze of narrow winding streets, interesting craft shops, cosy pubs and art galleries, many reflecting the influences of the French, Spanish and British who all played a part in the town’s chequered history. In Kinsale, you can golf, sail, fish, clay-pigeon shoot, walk, explore historic sites, visit local museums.Known for its wonderful friendly atmosphere, Actons of Kinsale is a period building of great character, splendidly overlooking Kinsale’s beautiful harbour.Actons of Kinsale have 74 en-suite bedrooms, many enjoy superb harbour views. Each room has multi-channel tv, radio, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sidney's Bar & Brasserie serves food daily.The Health&Fitness Club boasts a 15 meter indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool spa, techno gym and reflexology/massage facilities. A kiddie pool keeps the younger members happy while massage jets are perfect for after a round of golf!Afull range of beauty and holistic treatments are offered by our trained therapists. ... more   less 
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