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Old Head of Kinsale

Kinsale Ireland
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Golf course
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Brendan K wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland1,180 contributions159 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights and played golf. There are now 21 rooms / suites that are all extremely comfortable and beautifully finished. All of them face out too sea and the lighthouse with your own terrace which opens out above the 18th hole. The rooms are very comfortable and very happy to recommend to anyone. Food on the restaurant is very good but the younger staff are rather disorganized and service is a bit slow - breakfast took 40 mins to arrive. The main drawback here is that the whole facility is half way between being a hotel and a golf club. The restaurant has superb views but it is noisy, clanky and pretty uninviting. I suspect, as the rooms are so good, the restaurant is awaiting a major overhaul. Breakfast and dinner were very good and happy to recommend but nothing amazing. There really isn’t anywhere quiet for residents to sit and chill. We didn’t use the spa facilities The golf Course is superb but soooo weather dépendent due to the difficulty and location of the holes. It’s a bit like an expensive crazy golf experience but still maybe the most picturesque course in the world! Well worth giving it a lash, but bring lots of balls. They don’t have motorised trolleys but you can get away with their hand pulled ones. It’s a good 20mins car journey to Kinsale but you can get a local taxi to drop you in and out which cost us €60 return. I’d recommend but keep your stay to 2 days as it doesn’t offer you much more than the golf. Overall good but would like to see a serious restaurant and bar upgrade.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Roisin Tierney Crowe wrote a review Aug. 2020
Ireland24 contributions1 helpful vote
The weather was incredible, and it seemed so quiet just a few other couples and groups! We were taking some photos & footage & in just a few mins some fellow ‘visitors’ had taken the opportunity & snatched my husbands backpack and it was gone, literally had been a few feet behind him! Left a temporary sour taste in our mouths due to contents so just be careful! Enjoy the spectacular views but don’t let your guard down, it’s a tourist spot & all tourist spots come with a warning I guess ?????♀?????
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sarka k wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely place to stop and enjoy beautiful views. It is possible to actually get so close to Cliffs there and take lovely photos. There is café there as well so you can relax and see the views of the golf course.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Haslgeo wrote a review Jul. 2020
21 contributions10 helpful votes
I have done various walks the length and breadth of Ireland. Whilst staying in the Cork area I thought it would be good to experience the walk around the loop. I looked at various websites and reviews on line that described it as breathtaking, spectacular and out of this world. I can only describe the walk I did as totally underwhelming. I can think of at least 20 walks around Ireland that are better than this. For a start , the loop is on a public road, a very busy one at that . Yes,there is a 250 yard area close to the golf course entrance that is picturesque but other than that , you could be anywhere. I would advise anyone driving out here to experience the walk not to bother.
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Date of stay: July 2020
James K wrote a review Jul. 2020
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions3 helpful votes
Great golf course in its own right even if you ignore the views. The setting and scenery are an unparalleled addition. Hospitality, service and food is also fitting of such a quality establishment. Plenty of golf balls recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2020
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkKinsale
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Head of Kinsale
Which popular attractions are close to Old Head of Kinsale?
Nearby attractions include Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum (1.4 km) and Garrylucas Beach (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Old Head of Kinsale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Old Head of Kinsale?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Old Head of Kinsale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Old Head of Kinsale?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Speckled Door, Hurleys, and WILD Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Old Head of Kinsale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Charles Fort (10.1 km), James Fort (10.1 km), and Mount Long Castle (14.1 km).