Old Bank House
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What a difference a good night's sleep makes! as well as the sun blazing once again, just when we needed it!!
Pretty grey when we awoke, had a good moderate breakfast (yeah for oatmeal!) and once again!! the SUN came out!! Rented bikes and off we went, feeling absolutely nuts riding bikes on these wee roads but soon got onto Scilly Walk …
... mast and motorised as well.The AIS system was duplicated,a new yanmar 50 hp engine installed with a self priming system,a new generator,solar panels,forward depth sounder,motorised windless,vacuum system for the heads and of course not forgetting the washing machine.He also had a printer on board as well as several computers.Communication systems consisted of normal VHF and SSB as well as ...
... to believe that it’s almost time to head home. Like they say, all good things must come to an end.
As always, we hope that everyone is well and we wish you could all be here with us. We’re already starting to talk about our next trip here (More west coast from Dingle up to Galway, but we could go back to Cobh as well!). Anybody have a winning lottery ticket that they’re not using right now???
See you soon… Slainte!
Paul and ...
... We then made our way to Cobh via the historical railway connection between Cork and Cobh, now celebrating 150 years! Right at the Cobh stop is the entrance to the Cobh Heritage Centre, another highlight of the weekend! The different rooms took us through the stories of the over 3 million emigrants who left Ireland via Cobh in search of a new life; the Titanic and Lusatania; and the more happy elements of tourism and travel that make Cobh a wonderful passageway both to the ...
... to is Fruitella, but way better MMM. There is no way any of those are making it home for samples, sorry!
Tomorrow is our last day in Cork. We will leave at 8 am on Saturday morning to continue on to Galway for the weekend. I am not sure if I will have internet access, but will post again when I can.
Irish Jigs. Scrumptious Candy. Flying Time. Still loving Ireland.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
smaller rooms than it appears in literature and bathrooms really tiny and pretty dated/tub needed work etc
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I stepped inside the Old Bank House and knew I was in for a special experience. After a long day in the car, I was looking forward to peace and quiet and the feeling of being pampered . I was not disappointed. Centrally located in downtown Kinsale, it is a mixture of Irish friendliness and old world European charm. The furnishings are lovely with great attention to detail. The beds are VERY comfortable and the rooms tastefully decorated and very clean. The staff was great- knowledgable about where to go and what to do in Kinsale and more than willing to make dinner reservations, suggest things to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. I am a breakfast person and I can say that breakfast here was a truly memorable experience. I would definitely say that this was a GREAT place to stay.
Nice B&B, Get a room in back or plan on hearing the road!
Overall nice accomodations. Our group rented three rooms; two were in back and one faced the main road in front. The room in front of the B&B was very noisy. Please request a room in the back side of the building if you stay at the Old Bank House!
Loved the Old Bank Hotel
The hotel is situated centrally in the town and the hotel staff immediately inform you of the nearest free parking. The hotel welcome is superb, introducing themselves, showing you your rooms and issuing a map of the local area and pointing out places of interest. The hotel is B&B only, but they have sample menu's of many local restaurants for you to browse in their beautiful and comfortable lounge. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable, the beds are the biggest I have seen!
Great hotel in a perfect location!
We were greeted by very friendly staff upon our arrival. They were sure to give us a map with instructions on what to see and do during our stay in Kinsale. Our room (I can't remember the number) was on the 3rd floor with a view overlooking the center of town and the harbor. Breakfast was delicious; we ordered the french toast which was a welcome change from the standard Irish full breakfast. Wish we had more time at the Old Bank House in Kinsale.
If your concept of luxury includes a tiny room with a lumpy bed, paper thin walls, a 5 AM wakeup from the trucks delivering to the grocery store located right next door, and the exquisite views that you came to Ireland for --a parking lot hangout for local kids, then the Old Bank House is for you. Otherwise, steer clear. This was the most expensive place we stayed in Ireland, and by far the worst. It is a classic case of a bad 2 star pension using a nice website to masquerade as a good 4 star hotel.
Had a great time here
The Old Bank House
Just though I'd send in a review following a most enjoyable stay in the Old Bank House in wonderful Kinsale. Our airy bedroom was exquisitely decorated as well as being extremely comfortable. Given our location in the centre of town I was initially concerned that there might be noise from outside, but thanks to the double glazing we ended up sleeping soundly. Being so centrally located was a joy - Kinsale is such a charming town to stroll around. The staff were wonderfully helpful and I cant wait to return.
Good location, very quaint
Above average for the location. The elevator is definitely a 2 person affair...maybe just a little TOO quaint for me..everything is just a little creaky...floorboards, elevator. The breakfast was nice, not quite as good as some we had, but certainly adequate and then some. The bathroom was very old fashioned, which is probably the point at which I considered it a little too quaint. Would I use it again? Maybe. I certainly didn't see anything else that I liked better. I look for location and some combination of interesting and comfortable. I would probably give the Old Bank 2 stars.
Charming, Great Location
I stayed at the Old Bank House with my family. The rooms were nicely decorated with modern bathroom facilities. We had two rooms and everyone agreed that the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The sitting room on the first floor is cozy and inviting. After quickly checking us in and giving us a brief overview of the city the owner, Michael, suggested we have dinner at Crackpots. It was a wonderful recommendation. The breakfast the following morning was very good. They served anything you could possibly want. Kinsale is a delightful town and our stay at the Old Bank House made it even more special.
Fabulous Location and Service
The Old Bank house is right on one of the main streets of Kinsale, a town that I fell in love with at first sight. We only stayed one night and wish that we could have stayed longer. The very friendly owners greeted us personally, helped us with parking regulations, and also with directions to our next destination. Room was pretty and airy; very high ceilings with nice details (crown moldings/sconses). Bathroom was also very nice, although it took us awhile to figure out how the shower worked.
We had a fantastic dinner down the street at "The White House" and also packed a picnic lunch from the gourmet cheese shop across the street. Breakfast was great/ lots of choices. We cannot wait to go back.