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About The Blue Haven Kinsale

Located at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and in the heart of Kinsale, The Blue Haven is a 4 star AA, stylish, nautical, boutique hotel, awarded No.1 Boutique Hotel in Ireland in the Irish Hospitality Awards and a proud member of the Historical Hotels of Europe.

Voted one of the top 20 seafood spots in Ireland, awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence, The Blue Haven is a well-known culinary gem and its reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one.

The Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from: our luxurious Bar, Fish Market Bistro, Newport Lounge and our Restaurant, Whiskey and Cocktail Bar ‘Rare’. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from our local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs. Experience our Gin and Tonic selection, our Whiskey & local Craft Beer Tasting Boards and the ultimate Irish Coffee, whilst listening to great live music 7 nights a week in our bar. While you enjoy an overnight stay with us, you will also be treated to home baked cookies on arrival, King Koil pocket sprung beds, pillow menus, Apple TV’s, Nespresso machines in your room, Dyson Hair Dryers and Dyson Air Purifiers. The Blue Haven prides itself in delivering the ultimate in friendly, efficient and personal service to its customers. Right at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, let your inspirational journey start at The Blue Haven.

Best Boutique Hotel in the Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 and 2019 AA 4 Star Property | AA Culinary Rosette for The Fish Market Bistro Winner for Best Customer Service with the West Cork Business Awards 2019 for The Blue Haven.
Munster Winner in Bord Bia’s ‘Eggs for Anytime’ 2019 Blue Haven
Voted as one of the top 20 Sassy SeaFood Spots Blue Haven
Voted as one of the top 20 Romantic spots in Ireland Blue Haven
Winner of the Best Breakfast in Ireland with Gold Medal Awards 2017 (Blue Haven)
Finalist for Best Front of House Team with the Gold Medal Awards 2019 for The Blue Haven
Finalist for Ireland’s Guest Experience with the Gold Medal Awards for The Blue Haven.
2019 Voted as one of the Fab 50 Best places to stay in 2018 with the Independent
Recommended by Lucinda O Sullivan
Recommended by Georgina Campbell
Recommended by John & Sally Mc Kenna in the “Where to Eat & Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way”




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