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

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The charming 4-star Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is a great place to stay in Kinsale. Built in 2006, the hotel is a combination of luxurious architecture and contemporary facilities.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is also placed within a 25-minute walk of Charles Fort. It is about 5 km away from the center of Kinsale.

Occupying a superb location, the hotel lies close to a harbour and parks.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is set 20 km from Cork airport.

Rooms

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa features 70 rooms across 4 floors. Some rooms come with a view of Oyster Bay. These designer rooms provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. Guests can also enjoy international meals at the renowned restaurant. There is an onsite Rockpool bar to relax in.

Services

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers conference equipment, a business center and an exhibition space to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

Guests will enjoy Turkish steam bath, facials and massage and other on-site treatments. The hotel provides canoeing, horse riding and cycling for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2006.  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
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm 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.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

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City Center
  • Kinsale
    2.5 mi
Airports
  • Cork (ORK)
    9.9 mi
  • Kerry (KIR)
    56.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

Executive Family Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Guest Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Double Room

Classic King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Classic Suite
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Top floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This air-conditioned rooms overlook either the garden or waterfall. The rooms have an en suite bathroom with Elemis Spa @ Home Toiletries and a hairdryer. It also includes a hospitality tray, a 42-inch flat-screen TV with in-house movies and ironing facilities.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Exterior
Classic One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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

This apartment features air conditioning.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Exterior
Classic Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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

This apartment has air conditioning and satellite TV

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Exterior
Classic Three-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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

This apartment has air conditioning.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Classic Flat
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

This air-conditioned rooms overlook either the garden or waterfall. The rooms have an en suite bathroom with Elemis Spa @ Home Toiletries and a hairdryer. It also includes a hospitality tray, a 42-inch flat-screen TV with in-house movies and ironing facilities.

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

This family room offers 2 single beds and 1 double bed. An extra bed can be added if needed. All rooms are en suite and facilities include satellite TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service. Please specify at time of booking if you request a pull out bed for the 2nd child.

Superior Double Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Superior King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Executive Double Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Double Room with Sea View

Executive King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Storage space
  • Connecting room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa photos Room
Executive Home
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

This room overlooks Oysterhaven Bay and includes air-conditioning, 42-inch flat-screen TV, hospitality tray and ironing facilities. It has an an en-suite bathroom with Elemis Spa @ Home Toiletries and a hairdryer.

Executive Suite
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This room overlooks Oysterhaven Bay and includes air-conditioning, 42-inch flat-screen TV, hospitality tray and ironing facilities. It has an an en-suite bathroom with Elemis Spa @ Home Toiletries and a hairdryer.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Location

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Popular areas

  • City Center2.5 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Charles Fort1.1 mi

Museums

  • Atlantic Gallery2.4 mi

Theaters

  • Kinsale Crystal2.5 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Kinsale Golf Club2.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Charles Fort1.1 mi
    Charles Fort Charles Fort Charles Fort Summer Cove
  • Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine 2.3 mi
    Desmond Castle Cork Street
  • Kinsale 7s2.3 mi
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  • James Fort 1.6 mi
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  • Kinsale Regional Museum 2.3 mi
    Market Square
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • 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

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Hotel Address:

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Ireland

Get directions
City Center
  • Kinsale
    2.5 mi
Airports
  • Cork (ORK)
    9.9 mi
  • Kerry (KIR)
    56.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • 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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