Carlton Kinsale Hotel & Spa



3 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere
Carlton Kinsale Hotel & Spa
Rathmore Road, Kinsale Co Cork
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Well-designed to ensure that guests get the maximum benefit from the lovely outlook
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Fitness Room
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leisure Centre (Gym & Pool)
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Spa (Destination)
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Kids Club
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Carlton Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Entering through woodland down a narrow winding driveway with occasional passing places, first-time guests get no hint of what lies ahead and, even on arrival at set-down (and a rather confusing parking arrangement), the hotel presents an inscrutable, blocky exterior.

But, on entering the lofty foyer backed by a wall of glass - all is revealed, as you catch your first view through to the sea beyond; and, when drawn over to the doors that open out on to a large decking area, even the weariest or most curmudgeonly check-in could hardly fail to be won over (on a fine day at least) by the beauty of Oysterhaven Bay.

Although many will feel that the hotel itself does little to enhance its surroundings, it is well-designed to ensure that guests get the maximum benefit when looking out; the bright décor (intended to echo the colourful West Cork streetscapes perhaps?) won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it should be easy to let that go, as the view is the main focus in all of the public areas, including the Rockpool restaurant on the second floor.

Accommodation, in more restful tones, includes suites, sea view rooms and deluxe rooms, the latter overlooking gardens, and with doors opening on to private terraces to compensate for the lack of a view; all rooms are comfortably furnished, with all the usual amenities, and separate bath and shower, although oddly for a modern hotel, most rooms have only standard 4’ 6” double beds.

The hotel’s C Spa, plus swimming pool, sauna and gym among other leisure facilities, make this a popular short break destination, especially off-season, and there is a regular complimetary bus for transfers to Kinsale.

Conferences/Banqueting (250/210); free broadband wifi; meeting rooms. Rooms 70 (2 suites, 34 executive, 20 family rooms, 24 ground floor, 6 for disabled); B&B €96 pps, ss €55. Children welcome (under 12s free in parents room, baby sitting arranged, cot available, kids club). Spa, leisure centre with 'pool, fitness room, garden. Lift; 24 hr room service. Closed 21-27 Dec. Helipad. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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