Actons Hotel Kinsale

Cork, Ireland

Actons Hotel Kinsale Overview

Established in 1946 and completely refurbished in 2018, Actons is a stunning 4-star boutique property and the oldest hotel in Kinsale. Originally the home of the Acton family dating back to 1860, who were drawn here by its majestic water-side location, Actons boasts 77 beautiful guest rooms along with leisure facilities and excellent dining options.

Golf Courses

The world-famous Old Head Golf Links is just 20mins drive south of Kinsale and a must-play for all visiting golfers. For something completely different, the magnificent Fota Island Resort and historic Cork Golf Club both offer stunning parkland layouts and are within an hours drive of Actons. The mighty links of Waterville and Tralee are more like 2-3hrs away.


The 77 guest rooms are both modern and stylish with wonderful views overlooking either Kinsale harbor or town. With multiple options ranging from standard singles to luxurious family suites, these recently refurbished rooms are all about maximizing comfort.

Restaurant & Bars

Kinsale is known as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ and at Actons Hotel there are two great dining options that source the freshest local and organic ingredients. The Fisher Street Restaurant and Sydney’s Bar & Garden lounge both overlook the famous Kinsale harbor, with the former serving an expansive breakfast daily and the latter offering a more relaxed and informal setting from which to enjoy lunch and dinner.

Spa & Leisure

The Health and Fitness Club at Actons Hotel includes a 15-meter pool and surrounding sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, as well as a state-of-the-art Technogym and aerobic studio. Massage treatments are also available onsite but need to be booked at least 24hrs prior to your arrival.


Actons Hotel is located in the vibrant coastal town of Kinsale on the south coast of Ireland. Known for its colorful streetscapes and rich history along with great people and food, Kinsale is just 25mins drive south of Cork airport and less than 10 miles from the famous Old Head Golf Links. Shannon airport is 2hrs drive north.

On Site Activities

Kinsale is a magical coastal town that was originally a medieval fishing port, guarded by the impressive fortifications of Charles Fort and James Fort. Aside from golfing at Old Head Links and enjoying the Actons Hotel facilities there are many attractions to explore along with food and history tours on offer.

Golf courses near to Actons Hotel Kinsale

Deerpark Course

Style: Parkland

The Deerpark Course at Fota Island Resort is one of the finest parkland layouts in Ireland and has hosted multiple European Tour Irish Opens. A welcome break from the tough Irish links.

Cork Golf Course

Style: Parkland

Cork Golf Club is one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic parkland courses. Played adjacent to the Lee Estuary and at times within an old limestone quarry makes for an interesting round.

Old Head Golf Course

Possibly the most spectacular golf course in Ireland, Old Head Golf Links is situated on a unique headland reaching out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Totally breath-taking.

Belvelly Course

Style: Parkland

Measuring just over 7000 yards, the Belvelly is a proper championship course off the back tees yet still very manageable. Make sure you save some of your best golf for the signature 16th hole which includes an approach shot over a quarry.

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Snack Bar / Deli
  • Spa
  • Spa Pool
  • Steam Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gym



Actons Hotel Kinsale Pier Rd, Scilly, Kinsale, Scilly Kinsale Cork Ireland