Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

ex. Carlton Hotel & Spa Kinsale

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site 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 venue positioned about 3.1 km from Kinsale 7s and Charles Fort. Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa has been welcoming guests to its designer rooms since 2006.

Located in a leisure area with restaurants and bars, guests will see why Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is admired by many tourists. The center of Kinsale is 4 km away from the venue.

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

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa lies within 20 minutes’ drive to Cork airport.

Rooms

This property has 70 guestrooms including standard family double room, executive twin room and classic twin room appointed with satellite TV, a trouser press, complimentary Wi-Fi, central heating and climate control. Guests will enjoy views of Oyster Bay from their rooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the dining area. The restaurant menu features international dishes. Guests can unwind in the Rockpool bar with a favourite drink.

Services

Business facilities include a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa provides cribs, a kids' club and babysitting for children. A gym and a fitness center as well as canoeing, horse riding and cycling are available on the premises.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site 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

  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Extra bed EUR 30
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

hotel Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Kinsale location
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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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|Double Standard

Classic King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Classic Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Executive Double Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room with Sea View

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center3.4 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Charles Fort1.0 km

Museums

  • Atlantic Gallery3.3 km

Theaters

  • Kinsale Crystal3.4 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Kinsale Golf Club3.3 km

Local attractions

  • Kinsale Regional Museum3.5 km
    Market Square, Kinsale
  • St Multose Church3.6 km
    Church St, Kinsale
  • Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine3.6 km
    Cork St., Kinsale
  • Mizen Vision8.4 km
    Mizen Head, Cork
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    70

Hotel Awards

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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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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