Carlton Hotel Kinsale


No Booking Fees | FREE Cancellation | No Deposit

Number Of Reviews: 846

Overall Experience



Find out what our customers think by checking out some independent reviews for Carlton Hotel Kinsale, posted by guests who have stayed at our hotel.
A hidden gem
The Carlton hotel is a hidden gem just outside of kinsale.From the second you arrive you know you are somewhere special and a lot different to what is on offer close by. The grounds of the hotel are ... beautifully landscaped with a waterfall by reception been the star attraction. The hotel blends effortlessly into the amazing surrounding landscape which can be viewed at your leisure from the upstairs bar.The hotel equally impresses on the inside with a large open reception area where a bright and warm welcome awaits you. The staff are very friendly and accommodating to any special requests. The rooms are very fresh and comfortable. The food is second to none and believe me you wont go hungry but try leave some room for dessert. ---
Martin Tierney
Excellent Weekend
Had to thank all the staff at your Hotel, arrived on Friday, 19th November and was checked in by Kim who was extremely helpful and very pleasant. Felt relaxed from the moment we stepped foot in the ... foyer. Had a meal both nights in the restaurant, which was gorgeous and we were greeted by such friendly staff once again. I really didn't want to go home, will definitely be back. Thank you for such a lovely weekend, you should be very proud of your hotel and team of staff. ---
Lisa o'Hare
Great for a wedding
Attended a wedding here recently and thought it was superb. Location, staff, food everything was excellent. Staff were exceptionally friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
Julia Lucey
Anniversary break
We stayed for 2 nights at the Carlton Kinsale to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room was lovely, the service was excellent. We thought the surroundings were lovely & really enjoyed a stroll down to the waterfront. Although not located in the town, it was very close & with a shuttle bus operating very cheaply from the hotel, Kinsale was very accessible.
Fantastic Weekend
I brought my partner here for a birthday treat and it exceeded our expectations. The room was very comfortable, the staff friendly, awesome views and great food in the restaurant. Would highly recommend to friends and anyone wishing for a relaxing weekend break. Kinsale is a fabulous town.
Barry O Shea
Beautiful Getaway Spot
Have recently stayed in the hotel and the garden cottages..Both experiences would be highly recommended. If you want to get away from it all and come away feeling relaxed and refreshed this is the place to go. Accommodation, Staff, Food and Spa could not be faulted.
Mrs Buttimer
Value Vacation
Having my parents in-law over from Australia we were looking for the ideal weekend away. We got it at the Carlton in Kinsale. Rooms were oh so clean and spacious and the staff couldn't do enough to help us have a decent break. The shuttle service was ideal to enjoy some Irish craic in Kinsale and get dropped back to the hotel. We will definitely return.
Martina Makin
This is a fabulous hotel with spectacular views. The rooms were very comfortable. The food was very tasty and the service very good. Was especially impresses with the shuttle bus service in the evening to and from town. Great place for all to stay and recommend the spa to!
Staff Overstretched
I stayed at the Carlton for a business event. The manager was very good at sorting issues out, but it seemed the problems were due to a lack of staff.
Rory O'Connor
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us. I can confirm that we did experience a period in June when we were waiting for seasonal staff to join the team and several departments were a little stretched as we were a lot busier than anticipated for the month. I do hope that this did not detract too much from your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back to the Carlton Hotel Kinsale again. Once again, thank you for your feedback Kind Regards John McGrath General Manager
Perfect week's family holiday without the hassle of airports!
Decided to holiday at home this year and were blessed with good weather. The hotel was fantastic. We really got good value for money. Myself, my pregnant wife and 4 year old daughter each got what we ... were looking for; great food and a really good swimming pool/spa. The accommodation was great (we stayed in the apartments) although the only complaint was the standard of cleaning wasn't 100%. The apartments were pretty clean overall but the attention to detail could have been slightly better (hair on walls in shower, crumbs on floor etc). Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't put me off staying again (I regularly stay in 4/5* hotels world wide and here wasn't that far off the mark). The staff everywhere were great, with the restaurant staff really standing out. They were great with our daughter. The pool facilities were great and we used these daily. We used the Spa and found it good too; prices were high when compared internationally but in line with other Spa's in Ireland. Only comment here would be that the relaxation room was a bit bright and also doubled as a waiting room for those about to receive treatments. A separate, less bright relaxation room for post treatment would really be welcome. Overall we had a wonderful time and have been recommending it to friends and family. (We traveled on a recommendation from friends with a young family). Great time; would stay here again. ---
David Lee