Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland  show map
 4 stars
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Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is a 4-star unique venue featuring a designer accommodation a short way from Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, Charles Fort and St. Finbarr's Cathedral.

Located in a leisure area with restaurants and bars, guests will see why Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is admired by many tourists. The property is set within 4 km distance from Kinsale city center.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers a splendid view to its guests.

The venue is notable for the superb location within a 20-minute drive to Cork airport.

Rooms

Rooms at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa feature modern touches such as satellite television, a trouser press, free wireless internet, central heating and climate control. Some rooms come with a view of Oyster Bay. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a dining area for guests to enjoy their meal. A fine selection of international dishes is served at the indoor restaurant. Rockpool bar is available on site.

Services

Allergy friendly rooms, parking and a luggage storage for general use and a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier for work can be found on-site.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a wellness center, a treatment room and a sauna. There are a gym and a fitness centre provided at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

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City Center
  • Kinsale
    3.5 km
Airports
  • Cork (ORK)
    16.4 km
  • Kerry (KIR)
    89.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 15 m²
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    Classic Family One-Bedroom Twin Room
    Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double bed
    Size: 25 m²
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    Executive Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 27 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Kinsale location
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      Hotel Address:

      Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Kinsale
        3.5 km
      Airports
      • Cork (ORK)
        16.4 km
      • Kerry (KIR)
        89.9 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        70

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKinsaleMacdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Ireland

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      Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 3.4 km

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Charles Fort - 1.0 km

      Museums

      • Atlantic Gallery - 3.3 km

      Theaters

      • Kinsale Crystal - 3.4 km

      Galleries

      • Kinsale Golf Club - 3.3 km

      Local attractions

      • Kinsale Regional Museum - 3.5 km
        Market Square, Kinsale
      • St Multose Church - 3.6 km
        Church St, Kinsale
      • Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine - 3.6 km
        Cork St., Kinsale
      • Mizen Vision - 8.4 km
        Mizen Head, Cork
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        70

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKinsaleMacdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

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      Best Luxury Hotels in Ireland

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      Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

      Average guest rating

      7.6out of 10
      Fabulous
      Based on 131 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      8.0
      Service
      8.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        9.6

        Nice hotel.staff friendly lovely breakfast.free paper

        Advertised with 90 acres of woodland but there was no place to walk

      • Family with children
        7.0

        Family friendly,good facilties

        Room was not ready and had to wait over an hour with three children.

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        Impossible to apply make up in extremely badly lit bathroom - a very common mistake in hotels. We need a good strong front light and magnifying mirror. room not cleaned until well into afternoon. Free wifi was advertised and it was one of the reasons for selecting the hotel. On arrival we were told we had to pay for it. When checking out we overheard that there was free wifi in common areas. Made us both very cross.

      • Couple
        6.6

        Helpful staff and the bus facility into kinsale. Bedrooms & bathrooms were lovely

        Beds were smaller than other hotels . Breakfast buffet was slightly below standard / too cold

      • Couple
        8.8

        Hotel decor, spaciousness of the building, order of the dining room

        Thought it was a bit expensive

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Nice location.

        Bedroom furnishings very very tired !

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Friendly staff. Spacious room. Nice view from the room Good room service.

        Entrance and exit to the main road difficult to manouvre. Breakfast precooked instead of on order. Lack of choice of breads on menu - little sign of homebaking.

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        The Restaurant was great with very friendly staff. Staff in reception not so good. Arrived at hotel at 3.45pm and was left waiting one hour before I could go to my room. Was told it was busy eventhough check in is at 3.00pm.

        Very small bar.

      • Couple
        5.4

        Good location - very quiet at night

        Didn't consider it to be a four star hotel. Cleanliness of rooms was not great, Staff were average.

      • Family with children
        9.2

        Great location for relaxation & peaceful with wonderful scenery

        A little bit out of Kinsale

      • Couple
        3.2

        Receptionist was nice and friendly - that was the only redeeming feature in one of the worst experiences I ever had at a hotel.

        The room we were given was a disabled room 101 - beware! The bed sank in the middle and if either of us was disabled I am not sure how we could have got in and out of it to be honest. There was a ticking noise going on for part of the night that kept me awake and after much searchign I discovered it was the emergency disability alarm that need to be reset! Trying to figure this out at 3am is not what you pay to stay in hotels to do. Breakfast - one word - disaster. The say they serve breakfast till 11am, we were there at 10.45am (a little late admittedly) however, there was nothing left, not a crumb!! Another couple stood at the buffet in disbelief also and asked a sour and reluctant server if we could have some food. To have to practically beg to be given something to eat in a 4 star hotel is a bit rich. We did eventually get some black pudding and greasy sausages!! There was no milk on the table and I when I went to ask for some from a waiter who was clearing a table, he handled me a jug from the table he was clearing!!! Another thing the shuttle bus, no where did I read or were we told that the shuttle bus was €3 each, why pay that when you can get a taxi at whatever time you want. Also the hotel is 5km from Kinsale and as we were told by the taxi driver, technically not even in Kinsale. Would not recommend staying in this hotel.

      • Couple
        7.4

        Kinsale is a gorgeous location and the Carlton, while a bit further out, has gorgeous views.

        When we got to our room housekeeping hadnt left towels so we had to chase down. Other than that the room was spotless if a bit small.

      • Family with children
        5.0

        There was a long hair in one of the cups in the room and the upholstry was in very bad condition throughout the hotel.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Quiet location and facilities.

        Lighting dim in the bathroom, size of the bed small for the size of the room.

      • Single
        4.6

        I was attending a friend’s wedding on Friday the 14th December. The hotel can't be faulted for cleanliness and decor. However I was very disappointed with the service at the Carlton, Kinsale. There was insufficient bar staff attending the upper bar when the guests had arrived for a pre-dinner drink. Dinner service was poor and I felt that the service staff were over stretched which resulted in them being challenged to respond to guests requests during service. The result was our table ran out of vegetables and weren’t replenished until the end of the main course. Salt and Pepper mills were empty and water had to be constantly requested. The evening service of the bar at the Reception, while very responsive, on 3 occasions when I left a drink at the bar and spent time on the dance floor the drinks were cleared by the time I returned. I also needed the assistance of the receptionist during the night, however when I called from my room there was no response. While each of these is a relatively small individual issue, they very much contributed to my overall experience at the hotel. I know that the Bridal couple would be bitterly disappointed that I felt like this and in respect to them and their generosity I won’t be giving them this feedback. Customer service in the purchase of any product is key to the sense of value and unfortunately I can’t include good service as part of my experience at the hotel.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Kinsale location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Kinsale
        3.5 km
      Airports
      • Cork (ORK)
        16.4 km
      • Kerry (KIR)
        89.9 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        70

      Hotel Awards

      IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKinsaleMacdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Ireland

      Use Badge