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The Blue Horizon Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #16 of 52 Kinsale B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night durning the cork jazz festival, and to be honest we only booked it because kinsale was booked out. But what a nice surprise we got when we arrived, it really is a lovely little place. The owners are very welcoming and they have created a lovely warm and relaxing atmosphere about the place. The bar is lovely and there's a nice little smoking area outside. We arrived at night so didn't see the view till the next morning, and what a view it was! It's right beside the sea, gorgeous scenery. We had a great sleep here and the breakfast was lovely, it was great value for money too.
You would need a car to be staying here for a few days, it's not walking distance to any towns or anything and not a place to go if your going on a mad boozing weekend but that's half the beauty of it. Would definitely go again for a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

A truly delightful 2 night experience one we would highly recommend.
A long days driving led us to Blue Horizon. Our host Jimmy showed us to a beautiful spotless room with a view of the ocean, we arrived just as the sun was setting. We were asked if there was anything we would like and I suggested a glass of wine would be lovely as it was my birthday, a bottle arrived with compliments!

The breakfast was one of the best we enjoyed (we travelled for 10 weeks), as was this B and B.
Dinner at The Spotted Door a short drive away was again a highlight.

Tip: Make sure that you have clear directions to Old Head as Blue Horizon is not in Kinsale.

Mary and Jimmy were great hosts and we highly recommend this wonderful accommodation.

Room Tip: We had a corner room with beautiful views of the fields and ocean.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Host was very nice. Breakfast was good. The Blue Horizon is outside Kinsale quite a ways. The town of Kinsale is a zoo. Flooded with tourists. My room at the Blue Horizon was above a party of 100+ people with a disc jockey that went past midnight. Not only was the noise overwhelming, but the Internet was so overloaded by the party goers iphones it was virtually non-operational until the party ended and the partygoers left. The party definitely tainted my view of our one night stay.The hotel is more like a motel than a B&B. Had to drive quite a distance for dinner that night. Make sure they are not hosting large parties before making a reservation.

Room Tip: Get a room on the backside away from the noise of the bar and patio.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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thebluehorizon, Owner at The Blue Horizon Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

It saddens me that you did not enjoy your stay at The Blue Horizon.
Our bar is a single story building with no bedrooms overhead. The two bedrooms at the front,
people have said that seeing the sun rise up out of the ocean more than makes up any disturbance.
It is very rarely we have parties at the bar but on the night of your stay we had a special party for a local girl who intended to launch a currach (traditional irish boat) the following day, this boat she built herself; amazing feat.
The remainder of our bed rooms are away from the bar facing the setting sun.
Sorry the wifi was not up to speed but this is the price we pay to live with the view of “the blue horizon”
Places with low population in Ireland rarely have high speed broadband.
This is our home which is a B&B with a bar, we are 2 miles from the nearest restaurants and 7 miles from Kinsale; this we cannot alter.
If you decide to come back and stay with us in the future please request a bedroom where you can see the sunset and sleep to the sound of the ocean.
Kind regards from the owners Jimmy and Mary.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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 #16 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Kinsale
Price Range: £70 - £430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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