Pier House

Co. Cork

A treat for groups to hire this lovely hotel all to themselves. Natural interiors, a pretty garden and cheerful hosts makes this a real find


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Behind a 200-year-old exterior lies a strong and purposeful design that constantly delights. The wide estuary light floods in to Pier House, right on the harbour; enter through iron gates into the garden and follow the path. You will get a lovely Irish welcome. Behind stripped old doors – witnesses to the dockside bustle of Kinsale’s past – a contemporary marine theme plays: the hotel is decorated with driftwood sculptures, scatterings of seashells, stocks of reeds, paintings by an artist friend. Natural is the key word: wickerwork sofas, feather duvets and crisp white linen on polished sleigh beds, dark timber floors and white walls, taupe and olive textiles, slate-tiled bathrooms and nothing to shock or jolt. Pat, formerly a master carpenter, oversaw the building of the clever storage spaces for hiding clothes and television sets. Bedrooms are not big but beds are generous, there’s a private, plant-graced balcony for almost every room, one vast bath with a telly… a peaceful decked seating space, a pretty garden, and cheerful and knowledgeable local hosts. A wonderful find right at the heart of lovely Kinsale.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Choice in town. Guests may barbecue, or picnic on the balcony.


Nightly price
from €100
Singles €100-€120.
8 Doubles
From €100
2 Twins
From €100


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