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Actons Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Perfect location, looking out to the sea front and a short walk from the harbour. Marvellous double bed. Super friendly and helpful service. Brilliant freshly cooked Irish breakfast. Well appointed spa. What more do you want?

This hotel stands out in Kinsale, and sells out quickly. Its a spacious comfortably decorated building, the rooms at the front have great views of the harbour and town. Breakfast was a good quality Irish offering in nice sorroundings. The rooms themselves are comfortable and well equipped and the service very good. Bar was friendly with an out door area with heaters and a good range of drinks and wine. Plenty of car parking and a two minute walk to the town centre.

This is a lovely hotel with friendly staff. The room was beautiful with views over the harbour and very clean. We chose the hotel because of the swimming pool and unfortunately this is where the less than 5 star rating comes in. If the option was there to rate a 4.5 this would have been the score I would have chosen because the hotel itself was a great, along with the food, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and location. The swimming pool lost the hotel points because of the accessible changing room which was used as a store cupboard and walk through by staff to the poolside. When we were first shown into the changing room I turned round in my wheelchair and wheeled out. The room was dirty with dust on surfaces and dirty footprints on the floor, there was no locker for belongings the only option being to go to the main changing room, and the shower area was inaccessible because of items being stored in it. The member of staff seemed nonplussed as to why I could not use the changing room in its current state. We reported the state of the changing room to the manager and the room was soon in a state where I was able to avail of the facilities. The manager was very attentive and quick to put right the problem. Other than this our 3 night stay was just perfect and relaxing. Had I not had a disability requiring the use of accessible facilities I would have been giving this hotel a 5 star rating so please do not be put off by my description of the accessible changing room as my husband used the main changing room and was happy with the cleanliness and facilities. Thanks to the duty manager for looking after us well.

Acton's is very good but not excellent. It is located perfectly, has copious car parking, lawns out front to be enjoyed by everyone but lacks something. Views over the harbour are fantastic as well. It just seems the staff need to do what they need to do eg put away glasses when you need to be served, We ate first night in the hotel but decided we could do better elsewhere. We were disappointed there wasn't a bar fridge in the room and no ice making facility in the hotel. It gets a very good because of what it is.

Stayed just the one night but experienced a top level of service and warm reception . Bedrooms were stylish and clean, only observation is that the double beds are small although this may be just the room we were allocated. The rooms also get quite warm so difficult to control temperature. Kids twin room lots of space although again single beds are good but small. Location is fantastic so spent most of day outdoors so didn’t phase the kids as they were shattered by the time it came to bedtime. Breakfast was well organised and again served with a smile. Great value would def stay again as ideal location and super pool although didn’t have time to use.

Stayed here for 2nights and was upgrade to a lovely marina view lovely size room very clean ,,excellent food in the bar and friendly staff ,excellent location for lovely trolls and a cute town wiould stay again when in cork 😁😁😁😁😁😁

I recommend staying at Actons Hotel. You are walking distance to great restaurant and overlook the bay. This is a cute fishing village with beautiful views. The staff was very friendly and breakfast was delicious.

I found it difficult to find something negative to say about this hotel. Courteous and warm staff, amazing location great breakfast served promptly. We had very fresh pints and chicken wings in the early evening which were a great start to the evening. Hotel location is great with beautiful views of the bay. Would happily stay here anytime. Well done Actons staff and management.

Great for a weekend visits from Cork or even London (airport just along the road). Hotel nice if a little dated but it dose it with style, plenty of bars and restaurants locally, a food lovers paradise that has really taken off since “Keith Floyd”, was first here!!!! The Kingsale food circle, the hotel is part of it. Rear of the hotel in Lower O’Connelle Street, is not well keep, needs a good tidy, plus you can’t enter or exit (short cut to the old part of town) from there? A great place to stay, will be back....

The hotel is in an excellent location right across from the harbor. It is an easy walk to downtown city center. The rooms were quite large and nicely decorated. The bed was comfortable and bathroom was very clean. The restaurant and lounge were great. Good food and drinks. The staff is friendly, helpful and professional. The parking is somewhat limited if at a busy time. I would recommend the hotel and would stay again.

Pier Road Kinsale Cork

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Kinsale Town Centre, Actons Hotel is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse and Saint Multose Church. This 74-room, 4-star hotel has an indoor pool along with free self parking and a health club. It's in central Kinsale and also close to Charles Fort and Desmond Castle.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Bistro, which specializes in Irish cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 74 rooms provide coffee makers and desks. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Actons Hotel features an indoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 992 reviews