Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

  • AA Class - 4 Star
  • AA Quality - 79%
  • AA Recommended

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A recently built hotel is set on an elevated position overlooking Oysterhaven Bay in 90 acres of mature parkland, it is approximately five kilometres from the town centre. All of the bedrooms are spacious and well appointed many with spectacular views over the bay. Two-bedroom holiday apartment options are available in the grounds. The contemporary public rooms are on the first floor, with spacious terraces. They include the Rockpool Restaurant where guests can cook fine Angus steaks on lava stones at their table. The team at this property are all very guest focused, and make families particularly welcome.

Hotel Description

This business hotel is the brightest jewel in this hotel chain's crown and is thus committed to providing the highest standards in the tranquil surroundings. The establishment comprises a total of 128 guest rooms and suites and is fully air-conditioned. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service and a hotel safe. On-site facilities include lift access, a TV lounge, a cafe, bar and restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN Internet access. Furthermore, the hotel features an on-site helipad, and room and laundry services are available. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park.


Room Description

The hotel's accommodation incorporates deluxe and sea-view guest rooms (on request, supplement applies), magnificent suites as well as 3-bedroom garden suites, which are located adjacent to the main hotel. All guest rooms are large and some come with unique views of Oysterhaven Bay and the wonderful gardens. All of the rooms have been designed with guests' comfort in mind and the warm and vibrant design of the bedrooms allows guests to instantly relax and unwind. The en suite bathrooms come equipped with a bath/shower and hairdryer, and in-room amenities include a double bed, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access and a fridge. Tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set and air conditioning and central heating also feature.


Meals

The Oysterhaven View Restaurant serves cuisine from internationally trained chefs in intimate surroundings with unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay. The Captain's Bar is perfect for an informal bite to eat with friends, or for pre-dinner drinks. The Captain's Bar allows guests to wind down and soak in the atmosphere and views, which are pertinent throughout. A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning.


Sports/Entertainment

There is a 20-metre deck-level swimming pool complete with a hydrotherapy relaxation section. Guests can relax in the hot tub, sauna and steam room, or watch their kids splash about in the children's swimming pool. Further leisure facilities include a state-of-the-art gym with cardio and resistance machines, stability balls and a free weights section, as well as the Kinsale C spa, which features 10 treatment rooms and a Couples Suite, where guests can enjoy a total pampering treatment or package together, subject to availability and fees may apply.

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Area Information

How To Get There

By car from Cork Airport: follow the R600 (signposted Kinsale). Continue on the R600, driving through Riverstick and Belgooly. Continue on the R600 until reaching Kinsale. At the turn off for Charles Fort (signified by a boat on the crossing) take a left. Continue straight along this road for 1.5 miles.

Location


This charming family-friendly hotel and spa complex lies just a short distance from the heart of Kinsale town and the Old Head. Set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay, guests staying at this establishment can discover a region renowned for its rugged coastline, beautiful harbour location, wide range of maritime activities, myriad gourmet restaurants and superb golf courses. The nearest beach is at Garrettstown, which can be reached in 20 minutes by car, whilst the bustling city of Cork is 30 km away. Furthermore, the establishment is just 20 km from Cork International Airport. Other nearby airports include Kerry Airport, Waterford Airport and Shannon International Airport, which are 121, 154 and 163 km away respectively.
Our Customer stayed here in May 2014

Great hotel in wonderful location. Great facilities and nice helpful staff

Rating: 4/5
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Our Customer stayed here in April 2014

We stayed in the hotel for a family wedding. As we had our 2 kids with us we booked a family room. It was great to be able to go back to the room when the kids got tired. The room was really spacious and spotless. There were plenty of towels. The staff were super, really friendly and helpful. As for the wedding room, it was beautiful and the view made it perfect. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be returning!

Rating: 5/5
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Our Customer stayed here in December 2013

very nice rooms, but a bit on the small size. breakfast very tasty, but the buffet/cereals/selection of breads etc was cleared off too fast. I would recommend.

Rating: 4/5
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Our Customer stayed here in August 2013

My husband and I had booked in initially for one night and because we enjoyed our stay in the Carlton Hotel so much, we checked in for a second night. Booking through Roomex was that little bit less expensive, but hotels available are of exceptional standards. Just one thing that would make a big difference to my husband, who is a wheelchair user, would be if the Carlton hotel would consider putting a button next to doors to enable them to open automatically. Other than this, the Carlton was superb for wheelchair users, thus making it a pleasurable stay for everyone. Thank you.

Rating: 5/5
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Our Customer stayed here in June 2013

We stayed for two nights in Carlton kinsale hotel and so enjoyed it. Staff helpful, room clean,food good and very relaxing place to chill out in. Leisure centre lovely and great having it as one of the days we there was lashing so great to have nice hotel/ leisure to brighten up our day.

Rating: 4/5
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Our Customer stayed here in June 2013

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel over the bank holiday weekend celebrating out twentieth wedding anniversary.. Staff were very courteous and friendly even when asked to solve a small issue which was very trivial. Evening dinner was quite enjoyable and breakfast was great looking out on the bay in glorious sunshine. The perfect setting in such beautiful weather.

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5

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