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“Very Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Golden Gate House

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Golden Gate House
Ranked #21 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Cork, Ireland
1 review
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“Very Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

My wife and I stayed only one night....would have loved to have stayed longer. A very warm and friendly B & B. Carol was a delightful hostess and made us feel so welcome. Clean, comfortable and the breakfast was just superb. Parking in Kinsale is difficult at the best of times, so having a car parking area was a bonus. And its only a short walk to the town centre. If you are staying in Kinsale, we would highly recommend this B & B for couples or families.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Golden Gate B&B in late August of 2013 and I would definitely stay there again. We stayed in the front room which was clean, comfortable and had its own bathroom. The B&B has ample parking, is located on a quiet street and is only a five minute walk to downtown. Carol was very friendly and welcoming, prepared an excellent breakfast and gave us some great tips on what to see in the area.

We spent two relaxing nights in Kinsale after a fun but busy weekend in Dublin. We really enjoyed the Scilly Walk around the bay on our way to Charles Fort. It’s a bit of a hike so I would recommend lunch at the Bulman which is close to the fort. Favourite restaurant in Kinsale was the Shanghai Express.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

my wife and myself stayed in the Golden Gate B&B for one night on our 25th wedding annv weekend.Carol and Michael were very welcoming and friendly hosts.The room was adequately spacious for us and the bed was very comfortable.The house is less than 10 mins walk from Kinsale town and very quite through the night which makes for great sleeps.The choice of breakfasts provided by Carol was excellent in very pleasant surroundings. When in the Kinsale area again we will definitely stay at The Golden Gate B&B.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Greeted nicely with standard accommodations but nothing special. Hosts were nice, especially Carol. Shower drain was a bit backed up, beds were not comfortable, and its a 7 min walk from the city centre. No toiletries so be sure to bring your own (towels and liquid hand soap are provided). Clean place and excellent breakfast!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

We recently traveled with a party of 8, of family and friends. We stayed in a different B&B every night for 10 days, so we do have a lot of experience when it comes to comparing all of the B&B's. One B&B that really stands out is the Golden Gate House. We were warmly welcomed by our host, Carol and made to feel comfortable immediately. House was lovely and very clean. We all recommend this wonderful place for you to stay when you visit Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. We all hope to return to Ireland again in the future and will definitely stay at the Golden Gate House.
Before I end, I have to let you know that Carol's scones were the best we ate during our trip through Ireland. Delicious!! Thanks, Carol and family. The Knight-Healy party.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

This is one of the BEST B&Bs I have stayed at in Ireland - it's a close walk from the Desmond castle and church. This perfect B&B is close to some of the over priced recommended B&B on Lonely Planet but by far the better option !! The hosts are so friendly and go out of their way to help you in any way possible. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, all furniture and finishes are brand new. Breakfast is fantastic - try the waffles and scones - they are AMAZING !!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this superb B&B in Kinsale for four nights and used it as a base to travel Cork county. Situated a mere three minute walk from the town centre, this B&B is centrally located, yet much more reasonably priced than the other B&Bs further along the same road. The pristine bedroom with ensuite bathroom was newly furnished and very spacious. Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming, and they gave us great tips on activities, walks in the area, and restaurant recommendations. Breakfast was scrumptious - Carol's homebaked scones and waffles were out of this world! We would've stayed longer if we had the time!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Golden Gate House
Address: Golden Gate House Barrack Street | Kinsale, Co. Cork, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #21 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Number of rooms: 3

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