Where To Stay In Kinsale, Ireland: 11 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2022

Where to Stay: Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale is one of the most magical and serene harbor towns in all of Ireland. It epitomizes those vibrant and colorful villages we so often see in photos. It’s also known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the perfect place to lay your head at night, after a full day of sumptuous meals and glowing harbor sunshine?

Luck’s on your side. Here, you’ll find a list of Kinsale’s best hotels and vacation rentals for you to book!

1. Giles Norman Gallery & Townhouse (from USD 147)

Exposed brick meets modern luxury in this cloud-soft oasis. Every nook and cranny has been tended to in extreme detail. The chairs in the sitting area are heavenly; the towels sit atop warmers.

In an antique jewel of a town, it’s such a treat to find this kind of modern luxury. Kinsale Harbor will bob gleefully outside your window and the

Giles Norman Gallery & Townhouse

Wifi Available

Address: Co Cork 45 Main St
Accommodates: 2

Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

2. Long Quay House (from USD 189)

Long Quay House is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV and has access to complimentary WiFi. Certain rooms feature a delightful little sitting area.

You won’t have to travel more than a block for your meals, but feel free to take advantage of their bike rentals when you’re ready to explore far and wide.

Long Quay House

Wifi Available

Address: long Quay
Accommodates: 2

Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services Windsurfing Canoeing Cycling Luggage storage WiFi Available

3. Perryville House (from USD 284)

Source: Booking.com

Perryville is pretty as a picture, framing gorgeous views of Kinsale Harbor. They’ve taken the magic of the past and blended it perfectly with modern luxury.

Being located in the heart of the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, Perryville did not disappoint with their restaurant menu. I promise you; you won’t even realize you’re smiling when you rest your head on your Perryville pillows at night.

Perryville House

Wifi Available

Address: Long Quay
Accommodates: 2

Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

4. The Old Bank Town House (from USD 263)

The Old Bank Town House features a superb location, a sumptuous menu, and top-of-the-line amenities. The staff here is every bit as friendly as the famed Irish hospitality.

After sleeping peacefully in these spacious accommodations, enjoy a morning meal overlooking the town. Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack one of their take-out lunches for your afternoon rambles!

The Old Bank Town House

Address: 10 / 11 Pearse Street,

Special diet menus (on request) Airport shuttle Luggage storage Breakfast in the room Packed lunches Physical distancing rules followed Contactless check-in/check-out All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

5. Luxury Town Centre Apartment (from USD 170)

Your host, Michael, is as welcoming as the views here. This apartment’s modern, clean touches will make you glimmer with joy.

Located on Pier Road, you’re no more than a few minutes from the Gourmet Capital’s restaurants, pubs, and shops. You just might find yourself warming up a midnight snack in that well-equipped kitchen, too.

Luxury Town Centre Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
269 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it needs things like cling film tin foil sponges for the kitchen sink and serviettes
the apartment was super comfortable with plenty of amenities
modern and bright great kitchen and washer/dryer
the apartment is comfortable and the elevator helps with wheelchair access
very clean and comfortable
place was very clean and spacious
it’s clean and comfortable
the condo was clean the 2 beds were comfortable
the place is clean and spacious
the host is very nice and accommodating
our host was responsive and informative sharing local travel tips
gracious host however property needs some tender loving care
one if our best airbnb experiences great host highly recommended
michael was a superb host taking the extra time to add special touches which made us feel at home
perfect location - within walking distance to everything
great location walkable to local pubs and shopping
wonderful location in the heart of kinsale
cute spacious apartment in a nice location
the location was excellent and michael was very responsive
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6. Kinsale Centre Apartment (from USD 142)

If clean, modern spaces are your fancy, then fancy a night or two in this central apartment. This is another one of Michael’s properties, featuring a similar view and locale.

You’ll find that your host goes out of his way to accommodate your stay. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and Kinsale is yours for the taking.

Kinsale Centre Apartment
90 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment was an easy walk to town and also had a great view of the harbor
good facilities with a second bathroom notable
we were not able to access cable tv but enjoyed netflix when we were relaxing
michael’s apartment on the downtown kinsale waterfront was even better than expected (the pictures don’t do it justice )
full kitchen with dining table and comfortable couches in the lr area
very clean and modern apartment
very clean excellent greeter there are large windows on sidewalk requiring that one keep drapes closed
place was very clean and functional for a traveler
the space was clean and quite large by many we have stayed
it was spacious clean and comfortable
"lovely accommodation good host amazing localization"
the host went out of her way to accommodate us and even more impressively on her birthday
michael was a great host and gave some great local advice
welcoming hosts michael and ger --thanks for making our stay so comfortable
michael was a great host very helpful and understanding from the start
fantastic location it’s only a short walk to the city centre
it’s an ideal location 2 minute walk from kinsale town centre
fantastic location right off pier street
fab stay in lovely location
this place is in a great location
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7. Tierney's Guesthouse, Double or Twin Room Ensuite (from 108 USD)

Editor’s note: There’s no photo available at the time of writing

If, however, bright lights and cheery dispositions are your fancy, then Tierney’s will be your new home away from home. Featuring every modern amenity in the heart of Kinsale’s enchanting shorelines, this truly is a wonderful pick.

Enjoy a morning meal before you get lost in time in nearby Desmond Castle or James Fort. The price for all this is just right, making your stay in Kinsale feel every bit as safe, comfortable, and relaxing as it should be.

Tierney's Guesthouse, Double or Twin Room Ensuite

Price: from 108 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Pier House (from USD 179)

Located minutes away from Charles Fort, this spot is as haunting as it is enchanting. There’s a certain kind of magic in knowing modern amenities stand so close to 17th-century forts.

You’ll have your pick between garden views or city views. You can’t go wrong either way. With a central location and a cheerful disposition, you’ll enjoy a most pleasant stay at Pier House.

Pier House

Wifi Available

Address: Kinsale Pier Road
Accommodates: 2

Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Hiking Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

9. Kinsale Garden Apartment (from USD 85)

This has to be one of Ireland’s cutest garden apartments. It boasts privacy, fairytale gardens, tranquility, and a short jaunt to the heart of Kinsale. Enjoy your own private entrance. Park your car right outside the gates.

Kinsale Garden Apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
183 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ‘apartment’ itself is fab stylishly decorated with all the amenities you could need
the apartment itself is beautiful with bright funky furniture and art everywhere
there were so many ‘extras’ that we really appreciated - chocolate cake lots of snacks and breakfast options
warm and comfortable with amenities and supplies far more than we expected
all you could ever need it provided a wide array of breakfast and personal care items
clean stylish and very comfortable
lovely place very clean stylish
the house is beautiful and spotless
it was bright and clean
clean stylish and convenient place to stay while visiting the beautiful kinsale
rosemarie is a wonderful host
rosemarie is a friendly host
rosemarie is a very helpful and friendly host who made us feel at home
host is amazing very accommodating helpful and does not intrude
rosemarie was a great host
easy walking distance to city center
it was a great location only a short walk to town
great location walk to town hilly walk
amazing little house with close walking distance to town center
beautiful home in a brillant location
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10. Spacious Bright Studio Apartment

If you’re comfortable with your fellow travelers, I’d recommend splitting this affordable price tag four ways. You’ll have your double bed cozied up to a twin bed and ample seating. Soft Kinsale light warms the space, making you feel right at home in your central location to all of Kinsale’s offerings.

Spacious bright studio apartment
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
125 reviews
Entire loft 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Waterfront studio apartment with modern amenities

Make your vacation in Kinsale more relaxing in this beautiful waterfront apartment. The location allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of this coastal town as you’re perched directly in front of the water. Lounge on the terrace and enjoy the calming views of sailboats passing by.

The interior is bright and airy thanks to the large door and windows. The kitchen is equipped with cooking and dining essentials as well as a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. The king bed comes with a firm mattress and pure cotton bedding to ensure a good night’s sleep for up to two people. This accommodation is close to the town center, which means restaurants, pubs, shops, and attractions are pretty accessible.

Waterfront coastal chic, perfect for couples.
Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
114 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed coffee breakfast and lunch there watching the boats and windsurfers go by
the location is wonderful-calming beautiful views comfortable clean
an absolutely fantastic apartment with everything needed for a short stay
waking up and looking straight out to the sea from your bed felt very special
the room opens out onto a terrace which is a great space to watch the day go by
spotlessly clean and great hosts
the space is clean and you can tell they truly care about the experience
we had such a lovely break at the boathouse it’s such a find…so clean and comfortable with gorgeous interiors
great hospitality from the hosts too
the hosts were very communicative and provided a lovely guidebook in the room
sara and ian were great hosts
sara was an excellent host
sara and ian are fantastic hosts the boathouse is simply amazing
the location is amazing too
wow what an absolutely stunning location with everything you could want
location is sublime with great proximity to many local eating places walking routes and watering holes
great launchpad for walking around kinsale
thanks for a special stay only a short walk to kinsale and to charles fort and the bulman
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The fairies of Kinsale

While there’s a lot of history to explore just outside the medieval walls of Kinsale, make sure you save a day exclusively for her. Watch the boats bob in the harbor one morning. Stroll through fairytale streets in the afternoon.

Some of the finest eateries dance along these shorelines. With buildings painted in such bright colors, you’ll be sure it’s the work of the fairies. And who’s to say it’s not?

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