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The Blue Horizon Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 55 Kinsale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“What a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Blue Horizon while visiting Kinsale. It won our "Best Location" award for our recent trip. The inn sits up on a hill with spectacular views of beach, ocean, farms, and the Old Head. Golfers, note that the beautiful course at Old Head is about a ten-minute drive from the B&B--very convenient. It is an easy fifteen-minute drive into Kinsale town. The rooms aren't super fancy, but they are very clean and quiet. We enjoyed going out to eat, then being able to come back and have a nightcap in the on-premises pub, which is also a local gathering spot. There is a nice restaurant called the Speckled Door down at the other end of the road that runs along the beach, in case you arrive in the evening, which we did. Jimmy and Mary are great hosts! We enjoyed staying at their B&B and recommend it highly.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Fabulous setting and clean and comfortable rooms with fantastic sea views!
We were travelling with a 7 month old baby but nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so very welcome.
Breakfast superb and relaxed atmosphere with friendly locals in the bar made the visit most enjoyable!
If we get the chance, we will definitely be back. Thank you.

Stayed October 2013
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Crete, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Spent three nights at the Blue Horizon and could not happier with our choice. Jimmy and Mary were wonderful hosts, and the attached pub was wonderful to be able to have a pint and visit and then just walk to our room! Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. We highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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La Verne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed one night at the Blue Horizon and wish it had been a longer stay. We had a lovely ocean view from our room. Jimmy and Mary are delightful hosts. The on-site pub was great and very welcome after a long drive. Dinner at the Spotted Door just down the road was very good. We would certainly return to the Blue Horizon if we travel to Ireland again

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Orlando FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Great location if you have a car for exploring Kinsale and then retiring back to this seaside inn complete with friendly pub. There are tables outside that overlook the water and a huge field for the kids to play in. Be sure to head down the road to the little crepe van. The most delicious crepes I've ever had.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We were here two nights and occupied the two end rooms upstairs. The corner room with balcony is spacious and just as described. Our corner room opposite is more cozy but still easy to get around. The bed is firm and very comfortable. The linen and duvet felt wonderful. The weather right now is temperate with warm days and cool nights, we had a window open at night. I couldn't quite hear the waves but the view is so tranquil and lovely. There is a bedside table with lamp on each side of the bed. A long table held the TV and tea making supplies with lots more room to put our things. The double closet is small but just right for our clothes and had a shelf above the hanger. There are outlets easy to reach beside the bed and just above the table. There is a nice mirror in the room and also the bathroom. The bathroom is adequate size, great shower, large towels. My only complaint is I didn't like the motion detecting light coming on every time you enter or even walking by the door. Great ocean view from bathroom too.
Breakfast is large, varied and delicious. Mary assigns times so that everyone doesn't show up at 8:30. She didn't mind that we came early and had the cold breakfast items. We had a lot to see and limited time. Our only regret is we didn't have more time to simply stay and enjoy this wonderful B&B. Location was what we wanted and it's about 15 min to Kinsale if you don't get lost. The other couple with us enjoyed having a pub in the B&B. We all loved talking to Mary and the warm friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

we stayed in 2 rooms for one night.
the rooms were very clean and comfy.
the breakfast was excellent !!!
the location of this B&B was great. from your window you can see the ocean and that was wonderful.
they have a bar on the first floor so thats a big plus due to the fact that its not in the city.
very worth the monney.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Blue Horizon Bed & Breakfast
Address: Garrettstown, Kinsale, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Kinsale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #14 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
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