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Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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Property entrance
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
Waterfront hotel with spa, near Kinsale Rugby Club

8.4/10 Very good

857 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is €169
Price available on 27/03/2023
Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Cork

Guests rated this location 8.0/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 24 min drive
  • CORK (Station) - 29 min drive
  • Glounthaune Station - 33 min drive
  • Cobh Station - 42 min drive


  • The Bulman Bar & Toddies Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Fishy Fishy Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Dock Bar The - 9 min drive
  • Hamlet's - 5 min drive
  • Dino's - 5 min drive

About this property

Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Situated by the ocean, Kinsale Hotel & Spa is a great choice for a stay in Kinsale. You can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and Rockpool Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and comfortable guest rooms.


English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Personal watercraft (motorised)
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.


Rockpool Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 15.00 per person
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 20 July to 31 August:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business centre
  • Children's club
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Carlton Hotel Kinsale
Carlton Kinsale
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel
Macdonald Kinsale
Carlton Kinsale Hotel And Spa
Carlton Kinsale Hotel
Carlton Hotel Spa Kinsale
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel Spa
Kinsale Hotel
Carlton Kinsale Hotel Kinsale
Carlton Hotel Kinsale
Kinsale Hotel & Spa Hotel
Kinsale Hotel & Spa Kinsale
Kinsale Hotel & Spa Hotel Kinsale

Frequently asked questions

Does Kinsale Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kinsale Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
As of 26 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kinsale Hotel & Spa on 27 March 2023 start from €169, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Kinsale Hotel & Spa.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge of EUR 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Kinsale Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and rafting, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Kinsale Hotel & Spa also has an indoor pool, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kinsale Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Rockpool Restaurant.
What's the area around Kinsale Hotel & Spa like?
Kinsale Hotel & Spa is located on the waterfront, a short 13-minute walk from Mount Long Castle. The local area is popular for its beaches and our guests say that it is very quiet.



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10/10 Exceptional

Family trip
I will definitely be going back. The area is lovely and so is the hotel! The staff was very friendly and the food tasty.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kinsale Hotel & Spa was a great place to stay, the down-side is that it is a way out of Kinsale. ALthough the hotel does offer a complementary transfer into the town. Food was good, which was lucky since I did go out several times to find a local pub/restaurant and I drew a blank. I took a lot of lot of walks from the hotel. Parking was 'just' OK, a few times I took the last space, sorry for anyone who arrived after me,
John, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Anne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a beautiful place to stay.
Laurie, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

The property is well designed but a bit tired and in need of improvement beyond just painting. The hotel charges a premium for a view. That view is southern-exposure and the large windows generate a lot of passive solar heat in the room - great for winter, but the windows barely open to ventilate heat and the room air conditioner did not work at all. The shower is great but the water did not drain and would pool at the basin up to six inches. Later the front desk said none of air conditioners them chill the air and that they were not needed until recently because of "climate change". Sorry - these rooms would have always generated a lot of solar heat. Also, if the windows are open the occupant has to listen to the guests outside enjoying the terrace at night. It is not acceptable to withhold climate control from the occupants. As to the view - you need to close the curtains to keep the sun from heating up the room. At check out, the front desk really didn't seem to appreciate that our experience was unpleasant. We actually live in the area and expect to invite guests, but we will not recommend the hotel. I would recommend to others not to choose the "view" option. On a plus side for the hotel, the breakfast is excellent and professional.
David, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

gorgeous hotel with a beautiful view from our room. the spa was fantastic, all staff were very friendly and helpful. would recommend!
Sara, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Family weekend break
Hotel room was clean and roomy, nice view of the waterfall at the front of the hotel. There was a wedding on and we didn’t hear any noise. We stayed with 1 small child and a baby and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly and accommodating. The only negative I have was the room was way too hot, the windows only open on tilt (a tiny bit) and the fan didn’t seem to have any cooling function. Other than this a fantastic location and great 2 night break.
Leana, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Niamh, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely stay
We had a lovely stay, and would return. Surrounding area is magnificent
John, 2-night family trip
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