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Review of Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast

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Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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“Great place would visit again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2008

John was wonderful and the food was great. The bed and pillows make me want to go back. One from our party was sick and John even made an appointment for us at the local clinic. I would recomend this to anyone.

  • Liked — The room and the food. Also excellant views
  • Disliked — I little hard to find.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2008

These nice people went beyond hospitality during our stay. I can't thank them enough. Great food, warm people, stunning views and an all around wonderful experience.

  • Liked — People, pillows and the beautiful home and scenery
  • Disliked — the driveway
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2008

Had a wonderful stay at this B&B. The drive up the hill was a bit challenging at first, but the view was well worth it. Hosts and breakfasts were wonderful. The rooms were very clean and well decorated. Comfortable beds, and a great shower! The golden retreivers were also a great touch that made us feel right at home.

This was a favorite of our trip!

  • Liked — the view
  • Disliked — that i could not stay longer
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2007

We had a lovely stay at the Rocklands House. It was a bit tricky to get to - especially on our first day of navigating the roads of Ireland. Clean, roomy, great breakfast, friendly hosts.

  • Liked — bright rooms
  • Disliked — driving to location
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2006

Lovely house, but a bit difficult to find - high up on a hill just above the town of Kinsale. Make sure to follow the directions exactly or you'll end up driving out the other side of town by mistake, or going up the wrong hill and having no way to turn around! The driveway is sort of long and narrow, but there's room enough for everyone to park, as long as you're considerate about it.

John, the host was very helpful in providing dining recommendations and a fold out map of the town. He's also great at responding to email if you email them directly.

Our room was very pretty in a cottage-y way, but the mattress could probably stand to be replaced at this point. It was fine for the night though.

Breakfast was great, in a lovely dining room with full wall windows that look over the harbor. You leave your order for breakfast on desk the night before, along with the time you'd like to eat.

Other good tips:
*John will give recommendations for dinner - follow them! We followed his suggestion to dine at Jim Edwards' in town, and it was a great meal.
*You can book online for Rocklands House via [-]

Stayed September 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2003

This lovely B&B home w/gardens sitting high on the hill overlooking the water in Kinsale is the most delightful, light-filled, comfortable and welcoming ever! John & Eleanor Bateman astonished us by volunteering services even family might balk at performing. There are lots of wonderful, as well as poor, B&B's throughout Ireland, but this is the best ever! --Carol & Bill Horn

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Additional Information about Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast
Address: Rocklands House Compass Hill, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in mature grounds on a scenic walking trail less than a mile/1Km from Kinsale town centre, Rocklands House occupies a superb position on Compass Hill overlooking the inner harbour. Guests can relax in our large comfortable lounge/diningroom, where they can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the water below. A varied breakfast menu is available catering to all tastes. Our Guest Bedrooms are luxurious, some have their own balconies and King Size beds. All are en suite with power showers. All rooms have TV, Wi-fi, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers and the beds are made up with crisp white linen. Room rate per night 2 sharing from €75 to €90 depending on Season or Bank Holiday weekends. Rocklands House also has a 2-person Self Catering Garden Apartment for weekly or part-weekly lettings. Prices from €60 per night , €300 to €400 per week. ... more   less 
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