Just want to express the opinion that a B and B in Kinsale, Jo's Rooms, is more than spartan and small. You can't sit on the toilet in the tiny bathroom without hitting your knees on the wall and the most basic of ammenities such as a drinking glass and a hand towel are not included. Yes, it is inexpensive but having clean looking towels and light bulbs which work is important.
I just checked and the OLDE BAKERY in Kinsale, Ireland is still open. We stayed there three nights for a trip a few years ago, and they spoiled us! We had a wonderful time staying with them and took the rick steves recommended history tour. The rooms were spacious, we are budget conscious so it must have been the right price, and the breakfast was wonderful in the main kitchen, very homey. We also spent time visiting with them in the parlor in the evenings. of our 14 day trip, it was our most memorable stay.
We stayed at the Old Presbytery in May of 2016 and loved everything about it. Room was lovely and bathroom quite spacious too (no memory of feeling it was over decorated or overly full of furniture btw). Breakfasts were spectacular and they offered a nice afternoon tea/snack as well. We hope to return in the next couple of years!
We also like The Old Presbytery and have stayed there twice. Have no memory of room decor but breakfast was great. Parking is tight and is situated in an enclosed area.
Hi, my family stayed at Rivermount House, for one night last July and were very impressed. Lovely decor, comfy beds and delicious breakfast plus amazing views out over the river and countryside. It is about 8 minutes drive into the town but we loved that as very picturesque countryside. The stewed rhubarb was a highlight for me at breakfast plus there were pancakes!! A friendly dog to play with added to its allure. We had a 2 room suite at there front of the house and it was very roomy. Hope that helps, enjoy Ireland, Virginia :)
In reading the OP’s post, it doesn’t seem to be asking for new ideas of places to stay. Just a review of one they had stayed in.
Yes, I was trying to submit my opinion of the Kinsale B and B known as Jo's Rooms. The bakery downstairs is excellent, called Jo's Café.