I had booked with the Blue Haven so wasn't expecting to stay at the Old Bank. There had been a double booking at the hotel, so we were accommodated in the Old Bank instead.
The experience started with a very warm welcome when I arrived. We discussed my plans for the evening, and various suggestions were made. I realised the restaurant and bar being recommended were all owned by the same crowd as the B&B.
The room was very pleasant: nice antique furniture. The bathroom was a little disappointing. While large and clean it wasn't very well designed. When I sat in the bath I couldn't reach the soap dispenser which is bolted on the wall. When I manoeuvred myself in to position it squirted soap in my face. The sink had no stopper, so I had to shave with the hot tap running. The bedroom windows desperately need a clean.
Breakfast was excellent, although our waitress said nothing about the buffet table, which we only noticed as we left. The quality of the food was higher that I expected.
The Old Bank was a friendly and comfortable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Boutique Georgian Townhouse with a passion for food. Spoil yourself in the luxurious, newly refurbished, award winning Old Bank House Kinsale. Voted one of the "Top 100 Place to Stay in Ireland" by Bridgestone Guides every year since 1990 and winner of Les Routier Irish Guest House of the Year 2005. Located in the centre of Kinsale within touching distance of Kinsale many famous bars and restaurants, each spacious bedroom is a perfect blend of Georgian splendour and modern comfort, with exquisite period pieces, luxury pocket sprung beds and a simple touch of class that makes each visit special. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Old Bank House Hotel Kinsale
- Old Bank Hotel
- Old Bank Kinsale