Travel Blogs from Kinsale
Friday 30th April.... Horta.
I arose early enough and went off for a shower and shave. When I got back Damian was gone and we didn't know where.
Provisions had to be bought so Clare and myself went to the supermarket with some of the other boats crew.
Lo and behold we met Damian and he had done all the shopping and helped the lads …
Woke up this morning to pretty significant rainfall. Had a pleasant breakfast in the hotel and a bit of a conversation with the owners, since there were hardly any people in the dining room. We checked out and I loaded all of the luggage into the car. We also had to take care of a toll that our car went through in Dublin. When you go through a toll …
... your day. After taking some pictures within the village, I decided to do the walk up to Charles Fort which is further down the bay, at sea entrance to Kinsale actually. The walk itself was pretty awesome, very refreshing and it also followed through an area of mansions so that stood to a heavy contrast of the stuff I saw in Cork (lots of small, crampy, run-down houses). The fort was pretty cool, mostly due to the perfect ...
Wow, today was amazing! We took our first official trip here in Ireland to Kinsale! We woke up at the crack of done, well more like 8, but it felt like the crack of dawn lol. We first had to get to kinsale and in order to get there we had to take a bus! The main bus station is in the city so we decided to walk which took a little over a half hour! The bus was scheduled to leave at 9:45 and we got there just in the nick of time ...
... is a pretty town with an enormous cathedral up on the hill. After a brief ferry ride (less than 5 minutes) across the outer harbour, we drove to Kinsale to our B&B.
Today we began with an historic walking tour of Kinsale with Barry Maloney. This guy has been written up in Rick Steeves book - and was amazing !!!! He could talk about history in a way that made so much more sense than anything any of my high school teachers talked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trident Hotel Kinsale
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
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.
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.
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.
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.