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Rivermount House B&B
Ranked #11 of 50 Kinsale B&B and Inns
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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great Location, friendly hosts, wonderful accomadations”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

If you want to visit Kinsale and stay at wonderful updated accommodations within 10 minute drive to town strongly consider this B&B. Claire and her daughter are wonderful hostesses and are willing to answer all your questions with a smile. The room we stayed in had a wonderful view of the Irish countryside and river. The drive to town was 10 minutes or less and if you get there early in the day parking is not bad. There are many wonderful restaurants to try with truly gourmet foods.the B&B is easy to find and the breakfast was truly exceptional. Our extended family of 7 tried all the offerings and were all good with a great variety. I would return to this wonderful place without reservation on our next trip to Ireland.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house have a Great view!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

By far our favorite bed and breakfast stay while in Ireland. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before our Ireland trip and were a little leery but if you want to see the Irish countryside, b&b's are your only option and it is the norm. I was very selective in pre-booking only 4 and 5 stars for our trip and Rivermount did not disappoint! I wish they had all been this nice. It was very clean, updated, comfortable beds, great breakfast. We stayed in the family suite as we were traveling with our two teenage boys. The room was plenty spacious enough for the four of us. Can't say enough positive about our stay. We didn't have any problems with the wifi and it was a nice touch having 'American' outlets installed so we didn't need to use our converters. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were a group of three friends traveling together and could not have been happier with our stay! The home is beautiful and well appointed. It was great to have American outlets!!! It is a short drive from town, but we had no trouble finding it. We found Claire, and her daughter, to be friendly and helpful. The common area downstairs was comfortable and welcoming and the views were great. We loved it! Pancakes were delicious!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the house have the best views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Really nice bed and breakfast but not within driving distance of Kinsale. The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable. The breakfast was also great. The hosts were informative but not over friendly. The wi fi needs to be improved.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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heartland
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Very nice, modern country B&B but truly needs better wifi. Rooms were clean & had 110 power outlet for us US citizens, nice addition. Breakfast was good, pancake option was different. Everything else was great!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Rivermount is a beautiful house and the scenery around it is absolutely stellar. For that it deserve a 5 star rating!

However, If you are traveling Internationally and looking for warm, friendly host who will know your name and take time to learn something about you and welcome you into their home, I would suggest you look elsewhere. Claire answered our questions, yes. And she did offer us a ride to town twice during our stay. But, she was always in such a hurry and talked so fast to get away from us that we often felt like intruders in her life. I am quite certain she did not know our names or even where we were from. She was consantly on the phone to someone or out doing something unrelated to her guests. I just didn't get anything close to a warm, fuzzy welcome feeling here. She was AWOL the vast majority of the time. They even had a sign on the kitchen door that says PRIVATE. On several occasions, we saw new clients arrive at the front door, look around for someone to greet them, and turn to us asking where the hostess was. I just pointed to the PRIVATE door.

Neither of our rooms had a luggage rack and the one chair in my room was not contoured to fit a suitcase. The light in my bathroom was out when I arrived and the drain to my tub backed up to my ankles instantly when I turned on my shower. Claire said her husband worked on the drain. The light over my sink was still out when I left 4 days later. The only trash can in the suite was about 6 inches wide in the bathrom. No bottled water was offered in the room...in fact no water was available anywhere in the house except at breakfast.

Breakfast was good, but defintely not exceptional. Pancakes were the best. Limited friuit and sweets consisted of stale cupcakes not really work eating.

I know most reviews for this B&B have been positive. I stayed here based on those reviews. We all prefer to speak positive where we can about anyone. My experience wasn't terrible, but I sure didn't feel warm and fuzzy about this place. Bottom line for me is that Claire is mostly interested in getting your cash payment with as little inconvenience as possible to her daily life.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Endicott, New York
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Our room was comfortable, included both American and European electric outlets; several common rooms where you could relax, watch tv, have a quiet space, table to work from; delicious breakfast selections, homemade; and the home itself was beautiful, located on a hill with a view of the harbor with patio seating and gardens.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Janice H
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Property: Rivermount House B&B
Address: Rivermount House Barrells Cross, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the scenic river, Rivermount House completed a total upgrade and refurbishment in 2008. It offers four-star quality at affordable rates. We feature classic mahogany furniture, heavily embossed wall coverings and exquisite soft furnishings, which have all resulted in creating an ambiance of luxury comfort and style. With a classy polished marble foyer, this accommodation feels more like a boutique hotel but with the personal attention and traditional warmth of a B&B. ... more   less 
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