Trident Hotel Kinsale
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As a regular guest at The Trident Hotel, I find the staff excellent. They are welcoming, friendly and very helpful. The hotel has been renovated over the last year and the new rooms are well equiped and very comfortable. I would recommend visitors to the area, even if you're not staying there, to try the restaurant as the food is always superb.
I have just returned from spending a few days in Kinsale, Co. Cork
This was my first visit to West Cork, however it will not be my last.
I stayed at the Trident Hotel located at World's End in Kinsale. The hospitality enjoyed during our 3 day stay was excellent. The town itself is very quaint with narrow streets and a wide selection of shops to cater to all tastes. I had a terrific Thai Massage at Tres Chic Beauty Salon and my friend has her hair done at Liz's hair salon.....worth the visit.
The food was glorious at the hotel, we did have a nite out at Crack Pots Restaurant where the menu and wine list are superb.
We toured around the area during the day and the same sense of kindness and welcome are part of the culture where ever we went ....Applause to all who work in the tourism sector in West Cork, you deserve the business.
See you all again soon
Just returned from one night at The Trident. Good location on the edge of toen, overlooking the harbour area (5 mins walk to the centre). Good rooms (although the bathrooms could/should be a little bigger), very clean and well appointed. Will definately stay again. Helpful staff and friendly, particularly in the bar !!
Having never been to Ireland before I crossed my fingers decided to make Kinsale, Ireland our base for touring. Having no expectations, my expectations were beyond exceeded. After reading the reviews on the site for the Trident, we decided to automatically upgrade to a couple of the executive rooms. We bought a package with dinner thrown in. The rooms were nicely appointed, clean (bathrooms very nice!) with a spectacular view of the harbor. Actually the harbor is right out front. A pleasure just to sit in the hotel room with a glass of wine and watch the world boat by. The food at the Trident was wonderful. Fresh salmon rolled in crab for appetizers. My brother is in the restaurant business and thought the filet was incredible. Everything was great! The Irish breakfast was one of the best we rec'd in Ireland. We stayed for three nights and wish we could stay for more. The Trident Hotel even though at the end of the marina was convenient to everything. The Pub on the premises had music and outdoor seating. Kinsale was 100% delightful and charming. After the frenzied pace of 5-6 days in London, our vacation finally started here. I live in a resort area in Colorado and definitely would go back to Kinsale and the Trident Hotel in a heart beat.
Tip Top Trident - Couldn't be better
I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Trident Hotel in Kinsale in the middle of June 04, brining 18 guests with me and a further 12 for lunch. It is a large herd to manage and I relied heavily on the assistance and cooperation of the staff. All the staff were so professional and reliable.
The Trident is a large, modern hotel with all the amenities you need. The beauty is they have managed to keep a wonderfully friendly and helpful attitude, much like that of a smaller establishment. The hotel's location is absolutely perfect, right by the water, close to town and marina.
Kinsale is a haven for tourist from Ireland and aborad. It would be easy for the team at the Trident to rest on their laurels - but not a chance, they genuinely work so hard to look after your every need.
We sailed from the South of England to Kinsale and were delayed arriving to the hotel - 11 pm to be precise. We called on arrival in the unrealistic hope of a feed. To my amazement the staff knew we were delayed, stayed on late and had a round of steak and chips waiting for us when we got in! Where else in the world would you get it? It was like going home to the mother's!
Thanks to all the team in the Trident for your patience and helpfulness... It was appreciated so much by all aboard O2 Team Spirit! We would recommend the Trident to anyone, tell them we sent you...
Will be great in a year or so!
Despite being located directly overlooking the marina in Kinsale, the Trident Hotel is not exactly aesthetically pleasing; half of the hotel consists of a ugly 1970's-looking wing which is quite obviously under renovation. Our room was depressingly old-fashioned and shabby, and overlooked a mound of construction rubble (although the sea was visible out of the corner of one's eye!). It was definitely not up to the standard of a typical three-star hotel, and bore no resemblance to the rooms displayed on the official website. Even though we did not see any of the other "standard" rooms, the decor of this part of the building did not inspire much confidence! Accordingly, we decided to pay an extra 120 euro to be upgraded to an executive room. (The staff were quite accommodating with regard to our request). Thankfully, our new room was extremely spacious and modern, and boasted a wonderful view of the marina.
Thus, unless you are willing to pay executive rates (roughly 720 euro for three nights), I would recommend avoiding this hotel until renovation work has been completed.
Lovely view but food mediocre
A very picturesque setting which can be enjoyed to the full from all rooms. It is simply marvellous to wake up with such a chocolate box view of the harbour from the large bedroom windows. Unfortunately the standard of the food was not as blue ribboned on my second visit.
Nevertheless this is by far the best situated hotel in the quaint village of Kinsale; which is well worth a visit for anyone who is interested in food, history or just beautiful sights.
Comforting spot on the harbour
I found myself with some extra time on a business visit to Cork, so off to Kinsale, and its vaunted gourmet repuation, I went. The Trident was the spot I found, and it was rather enjoyable. A local dog, Bubbles, walked with me everywhere I went (including all the way to the fort across the bay), and the people were wonderful. The room was spic and span, and the pub was a great place to meet the locals. What was truly enjoyable was watching a storm hit from the safety and comfort of huge windows, as the sea foam hit and the boats rocked. Next morning, the sky was blue and the colors of Ireland came to life. Nice spot, good food in a seaside town.
Lovely stay at the Trident
My family and I had a great three day stay at the Trident Hotel last spring. The rooms were large and clean and had lovely common areas and great harbour views. I especially loved the huge windows which opened to let in the unseasonably warm sea breezes. The restaurant staff was wonderfully accommodating to our vegetarian requests and the food was excellent. The pub downstairs was lively and comfy.The staff was always friendly and helpful. Great place to stay in a great town. I love Kinsale!
Room with a View
Kinsale is a fun town - especially if you are a gourmet. The Trident Hotel is a decent, but not great, accomodation there. It reminded us of typical seashore accommodations in the USA: reasonably clean, nautical motifs etc. Other Hotels and Guesthouses We've stayed in Ireland were much nicer, but Kinsale really doesn't have much in the way of great accommodations (Old Bank House is probably the best). Rooms do have a good view of Kinsale Harbor.
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Travel Blogs from Kinsale
... grounds. It was sad to see the fort in a semi-ruined state only because of this more recent Civil War.
While in Kinsale, we watched the hurling playoffs between Tipperary and Cork on TV. This being our first exposure to the sport, we were fascinated by the intensity of the constant action and the speed of the game. I can only describe it as baseball plus soccer on ...
... up waiting to kiss the stone, luckily the rain had stopped for us to accomplish that. We had the guy take a picture of all of us at the top. We make our way down and then walk around more, everything was pretty but we were all in weird moods and shivering because of how cold and wet it was. After the castle we missed the bus by 5 minutes so we decided to grab some food at a local pub. I had the shepard's pie. it was soooo ...
... was brilliant crack!". So now the hotel is gripped in an enormous game of I Spy which consists of everyone looking at everyone else as they walk past a door in case it's "Him". Very disconcerting - I keep getting the feeling that I've inadvertently tucked my dress into my undies or something.
The Beckster is having a great time in Oxford - swapped her subjects for a day to try film-making and philosophy and enjoyed them immensely.
... from South Africa) went back to the hostel, via a very pretty view of Cork at night from a bridge over the river. On the stairs out the front of the hostel, we met the French Canadian girls from the other tour and went back to their room to hang out for a while (except Stephan, who went to bed). They were once again, loud and drunk and crazy! We only stayed for a little while, and Darren got a random slap on the face for no reason... Weird... Then we went to ...
... a café called the Lemon Leaf Café and had an awesome time journaling , reading and chatting with the locals. I had learned about the walking tour in a few travel books and heard nothing but good things about it. Dan was full of facts about Kinsale and there really is too much to detail in this blog. I strongly suggest googling it to learn all about it. It was so interesting to learn what life was like in the 1300s and to see the walls and buildings of the city ...