Fodor's Expert Review Trident Hotel
Pier Rd., World's End, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
The modern three-story building may lack old-world charm, but the waterfront location—built around three sides of a former dockyard on the edge of Kinsale's magnificent harbor—more than compensates. The hotel is adjacent to a working pier where rusty coasters tie up overnight, adding to the authentic harbor atmosphere and providing a conversation topic as you breakfast in the first-floor restaurant within feet of a ship's stern. The Trident features large rooms with fabulous sea views, and its Wharf Tavern and Grill is popular with locals, who range from stevedores to owners of the million-dollar yachts moored at the neighboring marina.
- great sea views
- working harbor setting
- lively tavern
- bland interiors
- pool and spa are at a sister hotel a five-minute walk away