Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

ex. Carlton Hotel & Spa Kinsale

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Irelandshow map
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FabulousBased on  176 reviews
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Turkish bath

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Cork (ORK)9.9 mi
Bantry (BYT)43.7 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  176  reviews

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Rooms
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Service
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great breakfast. Excellent free shuttle bus to Kinsale town. Great music in Dalton's Bar in Kinsale on Wednesday nights.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    hotel was lovely but food wasn't great. at least we had room only .

  • 9.6
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    Very nice hotel in a quiet area outside of town but still close enough to the city center as to not be a problem.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Lovely quiet hotel, with excellent facilities. Comfortable rooms, with beautiful spacious bathroom

    We had a room that had adjoining doors, making it very noisy early morning when next door guests were getting ready, it was like they were in the same room as us! Perhaps this should be pointed out on checking in.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The layout of the room was very nice. The bed extremely comfortable. Bathroom with shower and bath separate was also nice. We liked the surrounding area but didn't have time to enjoy it and was surprised it was so remote. Having said that, it was beautiful and we would go back again.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    nice comfortable break,friendly staff and bus service of denis was impressive and friendly,toilet was not working but they manage to fix it next morning,also babys travel cot was removed from the room once it was mentioned.efficient and freindly run hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere

    There were weddings on 2 of the days. If you are not a wedding guest, this is pretty intrusive. The lighting in the bathrooms is terrible - try shaving under that light!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was a very relaxing experience . As we arrived late we did not have the opportunity to assess the hotel experience.

    Bed and breakfast price would be preferable.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Magnificient views, beautiful grounds quiet peaceful with a courtesy bus into Kinsale for evening entertainment. The best Hotel I have been in for some time. Will definately be going back.Nothing negative to say about this Hotel.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I would stay there again.

    Only thing put me off the pool was full of kids(swimming lessons ) and mothers with babies and buggies at 3 pm to 7 PM.Hotel guests couldnt find a peaceful at this time.Steam room and sauna was very good.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Breakfast was very good and the garden suite was clean, bright and spacious. The pool and leisure centre were also very good. The Hotel has a beautiful scenic location.

    The bar was too bland and lacked character. The cost of the courtesy bus to Kinsale was far too expensive especially for a family of 5.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    very clean, excellent food, gym.prices very reasonable

    a little far from town but excellent

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    i loved the amazing views,the lovely rooms, the friendly helpful atmosphere.

    I found it odd that they provided complimentry shampoo and conditioner and body lotion, but they didnt provide bubble bath or shower gel , which was a bit annoying because i had a bath and shower and didnt bring any because i expected a hotel of that calibre to provide it.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel is set out in the countryside overlooking Kinsale Bay with amazing views.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The peace and tranquility - exceptional The views were spectacular The staff were friendly but not intrusive. The rooms were well appointed with wonderful views

    The signage on the road from Cork was a bit obscure meaning we had to go into Kinsale and ask directions. No big deal though!

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  176 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cork (ORK)9.9 mi
Bantry (BYT)43.7 mi
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