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Old Bank House
Ranked #16 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
South Venice, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good location”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Great downtown location. Parking can be difficult. Street parking is free on Sundays and there is no enforcement Mon-Sat before 10:30 a.m. Overall nice room but paper-thin walls. Hotel offers pillow options if you ask at the desk. Nice breakfast area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The Old Bank House is a well established, quality venue serving breakfast, lunch, morning teas & afternoon teas. It is part of the long established & excellent Blue Haven Group.

Serving delicious home made food & home bakes, The Old Bank House has a lovely ambience with friendly & attentive staff; a good choice of teas & coffee & a lovely leisurely pace that encourages the customer to stay & chat ......& order more drinks and / or more food or cake.


I was greatly encouraged to see so many true Kinsale locals eating & drinking here.


A very pleasant dining experience in the very heart of Kinsale.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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316 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

2 nights in Kinsale on a golf trip. Hotel is right in center of town. Rooms are clean but a bit small. Breakfast is not to be missed at this hotel---best of our trip. Homemade yogurt and fruit to die for,,,eggs cooked perfectly. Walking distance to at least 10 pubs or restruants.

Room Tip: don't miss breakfast at hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This is a quaint hotel with comfy but not over spacious rooms. Time seemed to stand still here which created just the mood we were looking for. The hotel is in an ideal location -- a close walk to the town center. Kinsale is a picturesque village. The breakfast was hearty and filling.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The most comfortable bed we had slept in during our trip to Ireland! But more importantly the breakfast was fabulous and the service was great too!
Kinsale was a really pretty place, great pubs and lots to see, really enjoyed it, should have stayed another night

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Here is a small, quaint hotel in an old building on the main street of town. Forget using you GPS to locate this hotel, just open your eyes and look for the sign. This town doesn’t believe in obviously numbering their buildings nor do they have obvious street signs, but the village AND the hotel are worth visiting. From the Old Bank hotel one can easily walk to any attraction in the village (churches, bars, restaurants, shopping), and you’ll experience jumping back in time by 100 years! Rooms are modestly decorated with large windows looking over the town. Windows open. Beds are comfortable, bathroom is clean, and there is a lift if you’re not in the mood for taking the stairs. WiFi was strong, even on the 3d floor. There is a coffee/bakery shop on the ground floor, and that’s where you go to meet the person who will register you. If you arrive during off hours, there is signage at the locked door as to where register (down the block—but easy to find). Friendly staff cook and serve your breakfast to order. I loved this place and would recommend it if you like the small-hotel appeal.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Bristol, UK
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

our happy but tired group of 4 motorcyclists arrived a little late, but to a very warm welcome and brilliant accommodation. Unique rooms with quirky furnishings. Comfy bed, great views amazing breakfast. They even took our food order by email whilst we were 4hrs away on the ferry to Ireland from UK. A gem. A real gem.

Room Tip: I had a room on the front. Lovely views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Old Bank House
Address: 10/11 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Old Bank House 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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