I've just come back from my annual visit to the Friars Lodge in the beautiful town of Kinsale. I'm pleased to report that the Friars Lodge is as it always was: terrific! All the rooms are large with comfy beds and good en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms. Hair dryer, iron with ironing board, choice of pillow and tea / coffee making facilities are in each room as standard. The friendly staff and quality of the breakfast are what keep me coming back, year after year.
The Friars Lodge is just two or three minutes walk away from the centre of town which makes it quiet yet convenient. If you are eating in town, don't miss Max's on Main Street. A good tip is to eat early (before 7.30 pm) as many restaurants offer an early bird menu offering great value for money. You will find a good selection of local menus in the reception areas at the Friars Lodge and the reception staff will be happy to book you a table if you would like them to. They will also book you a tee time at one of the local golf courses if that's you thing.
I've read some recent reviews commenting on the "missing reception staff" on check-in. Well, I know this happens occasionally when they are really quiet but the guests failed to mention that they were given a phone number to contact 24/7 if they needed anything. If you feel strongly about this, just let the owner know when you are likely to arrive.
All in all, I would highly recommend this friendly establishment. I will certainly be returning as soon as I can.
- Also Known As:
- Friar`s Hotel Kinsale