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“Charming & modern B&B in Kinsale”
Review of Blindgate House

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Blindgate House
Ranked #5 of 53 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Charming & modern B&B in Kinsale”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

I recently spent a weekend staying in this lovely B&B. It was my first trip to Ireland and I was very impressed. The standard of the B&B was great, very modern, clean yet charming rooms. I travelled with a friend of mine and we shared a big comfortable room (two big twin beds). The service by the owner and the other ladies working there was great; upon arrival a very warm welcome and help throughout our stay with tips and directions. Our room had wifi and breakfast was included. The breakfast was amazing, very fresh and the omelette and French toast to die for. I will definitively stay there again when I come back to Kinsale and will recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I've just returned from a weekend here and found everything to be excellent. I was attending a friends wedding and had never been to this area.
The house is a five minute stroll from the heart of Kinsale. The room was spacious and impeccably clean, it also had really lovely crisp white bed linen and proper pillows in a comfy bed (not always easy to find in a B and B!)
I'm glad I hadn't read the recent terrible review written as I might not have tried, not sure what happened but I think they stayed at a different place. I found the owner Maive to be extremely helpful and accommodating. She went out of her way to find me a place to get my nails done (I hadn't booked and decided as last minute treat before a wedding) as well as booking cabs and restaurants for us.
The full Irish breakfast was incredibly good as was the omelette (Maive even shared her secret to the perfect omelette). Overall very very good and i would definitely recommend/ return.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Just returned from a weekend in Kinsale with some friends. We stayed at Blindgate House which was absolutely superb.
The guesthouse is very tastefully decorated and has a clean, modern feel to it while still feeling "warm and welcoming". The bedrooms were nice and spacious and the beds super comfortable. Location is great too - 5 min walk in to town.

We all LOVED the breakfast - by far the best omlette I've ever tasted, excellent Irish soda bread, lots of fresh fruit etc. The service was very efficient and prompt.

Not quite sure why the person who wrote a negative review did so. We found the owner to be quite the opposite. She was so kind too as to collect us from a hair appointment in the village as it was raining and we were on our way to a wedding.

We all agreed that we will definitely be returning here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The Hospitality was very poor by the owner. SHOCKING INFACT..Told the owner what time we would be arriving pm before and got numerous phonecalls still asking the same question following day. we arrived very close to expected arrival time. when we seen owner, she never greeted us by saying hi how are you all today, instead was very abrupt with us.found owner very cold and unfriendly. Weren't even greeted at breakfast and got POINTED to where we had to sit, not even good morning, how are you?!!!got plates taken away before some people had not even finished. VERY rude in general.owner seems on edge and even heard other guests arguing with her... Won't be staying here in future. which is a shame because it would have been nice to return to same location for the future!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

My family stayed here for four nights in July. Clean, modern, and comfortable. Owner/operator is as helpful as possible. It's on a steep hill but my 80 yr old mom did it at least twice a day for 4 days so it can't be that steep (or maybe mom should be in the next Olympics). WiFi in the room would be nice but I didn't go to Ireland to surf the Internet.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We stayed at Blindgate for two nights while visiting Kinsale. It was another full B&Bs referral.

Blindgate is very modern and the room was clean and comfortable. The only downside is that there was no wireless in the rooms, that was a bit of a bummer and I hope they resolve that in the future.

After taking in some of Kinsale's nightly entertainment, the walk up the hill to Blindgate really isn't bad. It's actually quite fun at midnight after a few pints.

Overall, we enjoyed this B&B and we would stay here again. The modern style of the place maybe seemed a bit "cold" compared to other B&B's we stayed in, but that's not a show stopper. It was just weird that such a modern looking B&B lacked our room based stateside tether, WiFi.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

6 of us stayed at Blindgate during a recent golf trip to Ireland and we loved it. It is a lovely, comfortable, modern lodge and Maeve is a gracious host. The house is situated on a hill above the Old Town and is a short walk away from everything. Maeve was very helpful in making reservations for us, giving us recommendations etc. The breakfast is great too.

Stay here if you're in Kinsale!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Blindgate House
Address: Blind Gate House Blind Gate, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Blindgate House Hotel Kinsale

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