Actons of Kinsale, Kinsale – 4 Star

Actons of Kinsale is situated in heart of the colourful historic harbour town of Kinsale also referred to as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland.

Actons is the oldest hotel in Kinsale originally established in 1946 by two sisters, Sidney and Shelia Acton and since then has become an integral part of Kinsale town.

This hotel overlooks Kinsale Harbour and Yacht Club allowing you to wake up to the twinkling sound of yacht masts.

After a substantial renovation in 2012 the hotel re opened in March 2013.

Over the years Actons of Kinsale has established a reputation for its exceptional location, highly personal and genuine guest care, and renowned cuisine. Actons has become a ‘home away from home’ for both the people of Kinsale and the business and holiday travellers who know, feel and appreciate, the Actons of Kinsale difference.

It is proud to be a founding member of the Kinsale Good Food Circle and a member of the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism.

This contemporary boutique style hotel comprises 73 en suite bedrooms including a bridal and family rooms, Sidney’s Bar & Brasserie offer all day dinning, Fisher St Restaurant, Health & Leisure Club with fully equipped gym, 15 meter swimming pool, sauna & steam room and 3 treatment rooms.


Actons of Kinsale is the oldest hotel in Kinsale celebrating over 67 years in the hospitality industry.

The hotel was the original home of the Acton family who had settled in Kinsale in 1860 and soon developed a number of businesses in the town. In subsequent years the family bought the adjoining buildings in which Sidney Acton opened a family hotel in 1946.

In 1962 Trusthouse Forte purchased and developed a leisure complex in 1986,they added the conference centre accommodating up to 300 delegates in 1988.

The hotel was subsequently bought and managed by the Stafford Group in 1995 who then sold it to a local family in 2007.

Accommodations :

Our rooms and suites at Actons of Kinsale offer a fresh design combined with warmth and charm.

Our guest bedroom décor include hushed colours, contemporary fabrics and simple lines.

Enjoy a great night’s sleep in our large fully sprung mattress beds with luxury duck and down duvets. Our rooms also feature black out curtains for that added snooze factor! All rooms are en suite with large waterfall showers for a fresh start to the day.

Each of the 73 rooms have all the amenities needed to please each of our guests. These include complimentary Wifi access, voicemail, flat screen televisions and tea & coffee making facilities. All of our rooms are non-smoking.

          Standard rooms
  • Our standard rooms include:
    • Tea coffee making
    • Hairdryer
    • Flat screen TVs
    • 24 hour news and sports channels
    • Complimentary broadband access

    Each bathroom has a waterfall shower& fluffy towels

    Superior Harbour View Rooms
    • Our Superior harbour view rooms are designed so as our guests can appreciate the stunning views of Kinsale Harbour & Yacht Club each of our superior rooms include all the comforts of our standard rooms.

      Our Superior room categories are larger for added comfort.

         Family Rooms
  • Each of our family rooms comprises of 1 double and 1 single bed with their own private en suite facilities and can sleep 2 adults and one child. A camp bed / roll away bed can be added to the room to sleep a second child.

    All rooms include:
    • Tea coffee making
    • Hairdryer flat screen TVs
    • 24 hour news and sports channels
    • Complimentary broadband access

    The bathrooms have a waterfall shower and some have a bath.

    We provide travel cots which must be requested at time of reservation.

    Children and extra beds:
    Any type of extra bed or cot  must be requested at time of reservation and needs to be confirmed by hotel, additional charges may apply.

    Desmond Suite

    Our Desmond Suite offers the ultimate in luxury on that special occasion.

    Elegantly furnished this large suite provides views over the harbour and features a roll top bath within the suite and a shower room.

Dining :

Kinsale has been hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland and is a haven for food lovers.

Situated in West Cork which is an area renowned for its artisan producers, quality foods and ingredients, at Actons of Kinsale we are extremely lucky to have such a selection at our disposal.

Our Head Chef, sources the best of local and organic produce for all his menus. From our healthy & hearty breakfast in the Fisher St Restaurant to casual all day dining in Sidney’s Bar & Brasserie.

At Actons of Kinsale breakfast is a delightful pleasure; where you can choose from an array of dishes on our cold buffet from cold cut meats, Local Irish Cheese, yoghurts, breakfast pastries, Muesli and Fruits.

From our a la carte breakfast menu you can enjoy delicious local Sausages, and Black Pudding as well as bacon and local free range eggs, you can also choose to have Eggs Benedict and a range of fluffy omelettes cooked to your liking and to order.

As part of the Good Food Circle in Kinsale we are happy to recommend a variety of restaurants and eateries for anyone who would like explore the culinary delights which surround us a trip to Kinsale is a must for food lovers

 Health & Fitness :

The Health & Fitness Club at Actons of Kinsale has been recently refurbished offering a space in which to simply spend time feeling better.

Set out comfortably over two floors, the health & fitness club offers a genuinely friendly service with your needs at the centre of its operations.
Get moving more actively on our broad range of Technogym equipment or be invigorated in our Aerobics Studio.

For a more relaxed mood, take time out in our 15m deck level pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, and watch your cares float away.

Golf :

Actons Hotel is perfectly situated  to play the great links golf course ” Old Head ” and the other courses in the area such as Fota Island ( Deepark ) , Cork Golf  Club and Castlemartyr.