Blue Haven Hotel

A true 'haven' of gastronomy - the clue is in the name...

Blue Haven Hotel

At Blue Haven Hotel, our reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail precedes us. We go above and beyond to ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one, and can advise on the best places to see and things to do, as well as offer a spectacular supply of services and entertainment on-site. Fáilte!
Ciarán Fitzgerald

Building: late 1800s and early 1900's

Located at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way in historic Kinsale, Blue Haven Hotel is our four-star award-winning boutique hotel just waiting to receive you with open arms (and freshly-baked cookies on arrival).

For foodie lovers, there’s no better place to stay in this patch of Ireland. We’re a well-known culinary gem with an array of dining and drinking areas to enjoy at your leisure: mix it up between our luxurious bar, lounge, fish market bistro and restaurant, whiskey and cocktail bar, ‘Rare 1784’. Pack your dancing shoes – we host great live music seven nights a week, and when you stay overnight, you can benefit from contemporary amenities and super-soft beds, too.

Kinsale, originally a mediaeval fishing port, is one of the most picturesque and popular towns on the southwest coast of Ireland, hailed as its ‘gourmet capital’. The Blue Haven Hotel is built on the site of the old fish and meat markets dating back to 1784 – a heritage we’ve honoured by restoring some of the building’s original openings, archways and wall finishes. Admire the echoes of its past while enjoying the comforts of today when you book with us. We do hope you stay for a while.


‘Top 1% of Hotels Worldwide’ in the Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards by Tripadvisor 2021
‘No.1 Boutique Hotel in Ireland’ award at the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 and 2017
‘Best Customer Service’ award at the West Cork Business Awards
‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Tripadvisor

All year except on Christmas Day

Rooms: 16

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Occasions to Remember

Some of the highlights of staying at our historic hotel


Blue Haven Hotel comes complete with 16 chic and homely bedrooms, along with a Blue Haven Suite for those looking to sprinkle a little luxe on their trip. Our rooms’ perks include pillow menus, Apple TVs, Nespresso machines, Dyson products and more.


Savour seasonal produce and fresh seafood from our local shores – carefully prepared by our team of experienced chefs – at our on-site eateries, where a range of drinks shaken up by masterful mixologists are also available. With so many eateries to choose from on-site, getaways here have more than a touch of gourmet spirit.


Blue Haven Hotel is the ideal venue for small and exclusive weddings. Our wedding team is at hand to help you design your ideal day: whether you’d prefer an intimate ceremony followed by a relaxed picnic, or a fine dining extravaganza with an opulent flourish. We can also help you host private meetings and corporate events. Enquire for details.


Experiences to add to your itinerary
  • Desmond Castle
  • James Fort
  • Charles Fort Kinsale
  • Kinsale Historical Walks
  • Kinsale Harbour Cruise
  • Sandycove Beach
  • Garrylucas Blue Flag Beach
  • Old Head Golf Links
  • Kinsale Golf Course
  • Kinsale Town Park
  • Garden of Remembrance
  • Kinsale Museum
  • Irish Veterans Museum
  • The Old Mill
  • Wine Tasting
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Restaurant Week (February)
  • Kinsale Chowder Festival (April)
  • Kinsale Rugby Sevens (May)
  • Kinsale Regatta (August)
  • Kinsale Sharks Event (October)
  • Kinsale Gourmet Festival (October)
  • Kinsale Jazz Festival (October)
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