The Woodlands House is a newer house, but I didn't get the feeling of "luxury" that some of the previous reviewers mentioned. Our room was very cramped. However, I think they added a portable cot to our room to make a triple into a quad. Nonetheless, we barely had enough room to walk through the room if our suitcases were open. We couldn't use the armoire because the table and chairs blocked the door. The bathroom was also small. The owners were difficult to locate. When we arrived the owner was very matter of fact. ("Here's your room. Try and not scratch the hardwood floors. They're real.") They did mention their daughter had gotten married the week prior to our visit, so maybe they were still distracted with that.
On the positive side, the house is in a quiet residental area. The whole house was clean (and, as previously mentioned, new). Breakfasts was quite good.
Overall, I definitely felt a lack of hospitality and overall warmth that we encountered at other B&Bs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Woodlands House is a luxury, four star approved B&B a mere seven-minute walk from the harbour town of Kinsale in County Cork. Comfort is guaranteed as visitors are treated to ensuite bathrooms and king size beds. Breakfasts are home cooked and offer a wide selection of dishes. An array of in-room facilities are also available to guests, including free Wi-Fi Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and ironing facilities. The large garden provides a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, while private parking guarantees peace of mind. The harbour town of Kinsale offers visitors a selection of gourmet restaurants, sailing, deep sea angling and golf. Kinsale is an Irish Heritage Town and has benefited from a rich and interesting past, which has resulted in a plethora of historical remnants being sprinkled around the town. Among the highlights are the 17th century Charles Fort, the Church of Ireland church built in 1190 and a 16th century Tower House. ... more less