Building: late 1800s and early 1900's
Located at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way and in the heart of Kinsale, The Blue Haven is a 4 star AA, stylish, nautical, boutique hotel and awarded No.1 Boutique Hotel in Ireland in the Irish Hospitality Awards in 2017 and 2019.
Voted one of the top 20 seafood spots in Ireland, The Blue Haven is a well-known culinary gem and its reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service and meticulous attention to detail will always ensure your visit to Kinsale is a special one.
The Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from: our luxurious Bar, Fish Market Bistro, Newport Lounge and our Restaurant, Whiskey and Cocktail Bar ‘Rare’. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from our local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs.
Experience our Gin and Tonic selection, our Whiskey & local Craft Beer Tasting Boards and the ultimate Irish Coffee, whilst listening to great live music 7 nights a week in our bar. While you enjoy an overnight stay with us, you will also be treated to home baked cookies on arrival, King Koil pocket sprung beds, pillow menus, Apple TV’s, Nespresso machines in your room, Dyson Hair Dryers and Dyson Air Purifiers. The Blue Haven prides itself in delivering the ultimate in friendly, efficient and personal service to its customers.
Historic Kinsale, originally a medieval fishing port, is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland and it has been hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. The Blue Haven Hotel is built on the site of the Old Fish Market and Meat Market in the town dating back to 1784. Until the late eighteenth century the street the hotel is located on (Pearse Street) was an open waterway. This was covered over at the end of the eighteenth century to create the current street and the buildings that now form the hotel and surrounding wall date from this time. The Blue Haven after a 3 year research process into the wall and its history have restored the wall and Fish Market back to its original glory by restoring the original openings, archways and wall finishes using old photographs, maps and other information on the wall and its surroundings to trace back the origins of the site. The final result is the oldest free standing historical structures in Kinsale town centre being returned to its former glory. The Fish Markey was a key location in the industry for many years and is Kinsale is known all over the world for its restaurants and seafood stemming from a town with a strong fishing heritage. Over 200 years later, Blue Haven now produces award-winning delicious gourmet food on the very site which was such a pivotal part of Kinsale fishing heritage.
While in Kinsale, visitors will find many things to see and do. The medieval town is known for its restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. Located along the coast, Kinsale also provides a host of water-based activities, such as angling, sailing, yachting and whale watching. Additionally, it is an ideal destination for anyone interested in horse-riding, pony trekking, golfing and so much more.
Open: All year. Except on Christmas Day - Rooms: 16 - Rates: €95 per room per night to €310 per night
Blue Haven is a boutique venue with 16 rooms. These range from single, double and king rooms. We also have one Blue Haven Suite.
While you enjoy an overnight stay with us, you will also be treated to home baked cookies on arrival, King Koil pocket sprung beds, pillow menus, Apple TV’s, Nespresso machines in your room, Dyson Hair Dryers and Dyson Air Purifiers.
The Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from: our luxurious Bar, Fish Market Bistro,
Newport Lounge and our Restaurant, Whiskey and Cocktail Bar ‘Rare’. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from our local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs.
Rare Restaurant, Whiskey and Cocktail Bar
Rare is a combination of Fine Wines, Whiskeys, Cocktails and Great Food, Rare combines the site’s history as a Bonded Warehouse in the 1800s and 1900s with its origins as the Kinsale Meat Market in the 1700s and pairs them to create something new and unique to Kinsale. A Premium Whiskey Selection, Whiskey Tasting Boards paired with chocolates from local Artisan Chocolatier Koko, Black’s Craft Beer Tasting Boards, a Cocktail menu with a local twist, all combined with a new menu with a focus on our own dry aged meats and a few little surprises along the way!
The Fish Market Bistro
The Fish Market is located on the site of the old Kinsale Fish Market dating back to 1784 and offers incredible seafood, an extensive drinks menu and fantastic service in a relaxed setting. Located within The Blue Haven Hotel, The Fish Market Bistro offers the best local seafood, with divine dishes from a team of talented chefs. All dishes combine seasonal produce and fresh seafood from the local shores, complimented with carefully selected Wines, Prosecco, Cocktails and Craft Beers.
Restaurant capacity:Rare Restauarant is up to 80 people. Fish Market is up to 5o people. We also have a full bar area serving food from a delicious a la carte menu.
A stylish Boutique Wedding Venue in the centre of beautiful Kinsale, Blue Haven is the ideal venue for small and exclusive weddings. We offer a selection of menus and wines to suit your budget and style, which are compiled by our team of highly trained Chefs and Managers.
The Blue Haven wedding team is at hand to help you design your ideal wedding day. Whether you’d prefer a small and intimate ceremony with a relaxed picnic or BBQ vibe, or a fine dining extravaganza with all the culinary delights you could imagine, your dedicated wedding coordinator will go through all the finer details, including dining options, set up and entertainment options.
What could be more perfect than a wedding by the sea, with a selection of intimate venues to use throughout your day and the very best in fresh, local food served with style? The Blue Haven Collection Kinsale can offer all this and more.
Wedding capacity: Upto 80 formal wedding. Upto 250 casual style wedding at Hamlets. (Sister property)
Blue Haven is suited to a private meeting for up to 25 people boardroom style or 80 people theatre style. The other areas are suitable for smaller groups and break out areas and each offers its own unique character and style.
Located under 20 minutes from cork City and 15 minutes from the Airport & Airport Business Park with no traffic lights Great Corporate rates available from €80 per room including Gourmet Breakfast in either the award winning Blue Haven or Georgian Old Bank House.
Located in the centre of the beautiful and historic Gourmet Town of Kinsale, Blue Haven is the perfect location to do business and entertain your customers. Meeting room for up to 80 people theatre style and 25 people Boardroom style, Private areas for smaller meetings, Free WiFi and we provide projector screens and flip charts, Free access to fax and computer services.
Packages individually tailored for your requirements from meeting room only to full Corporate day packages with breakfast on arrival, tea/coffee/pastries, Lunch in our Fish Market Bistro, tea/coffee in the afternoon, dinner that evening in the Blue Haven or Hamlets Bar, each with their own unique style and offering.
Cork Airport , 21KM
|Local Attractions||Charles Fort
Historical and Heritage Walking Tours
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Kinsale Harbour Cruise
Lots of stunning walks
|Golf Places||Old Head of Kinsale Golf
Kinsale Gold Course
|Park/Gardens||The Garden of Remembrence
Kinsale Town Park
|Museums||The Kinsale Museum
Irish Veterans Museum
The Old Mill
Lusitania Museum & Old Head Signal Tower
|Festivals/Events||Restaurant Week- February
Kinsale St Patricks Day Celebrations
Kinsales Chowder Festival- April
Kinsale Rugby Sevens Weekend- May
Kinsale Vintage Rally - May
Kinsale Regatta Weekend- August
Kinsale Sharks Event- October
Kinsale Gourmet Festival - October
Kinsale Jazz Festival- October
Kinsale Christmas - December