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Carlton Kinsale Hotel

Carlton Hotel Kinsale

The 4 Star Carlton Hotel & C Spa is Kinsale’s leading hotels. Discover a region renowned for its rugged coastline, beautiful harbour location and breathtaking surrounds. Our winding, enchanting woodland entrance will lead you to our hotel lobby. Set on 9 0acres of spectacular private mature wooded parkland and unspoilt panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay our magical location allows you to instantly relax & unwind.

All guest rooms are large and airy with unique views of either Oysterhaven Bay or the wonderful gardens and waterfall and are all designed with guests comfort in mind.

Dining at Carlton Hotel Kinsale

Situated on the second floor, The Rockpool Restaurant features cuisine from our internationally trained chefs in intimate surrounding with unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay. The modern & bright design of the restaurant enables guests to relax and enjoy our delicious food accompanied by a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

Kick-start your day with our delicious a la carte breakfast offering tempting treats from a Traditional Irish Breakfast, Homemade Pancakes, Eggs Benedict and much more.

Each evening our a la carte menu, which includes our popular “Hot Rock Menu”, is certainly one tempt the tastebuds. Our motto for the rock – “Your Food the Way you like it” is an absolute hit. Choose from Yellow Fin Tuna, Dry Aged West Cork Beef, Fresh Scallops & Prawns, East Ferry Duck Breast and more. Cooking food on Volcanic Rock at 440 degrees is certainly going to get the temperatures soaring.

We source our ingredients locally. This allows you to try our dry aged beef, sourced locally from Twomeys Butchers in Macroom. All of our Irish Angus beef is reared in West Cork and is aged for 28 days until fully mature. Or for the seafood lover, what better way to enjoy fresh, locally caught fish and shellfish with a nice glass of chilled white wine on our balcony overlooking Oysterhaven Bay.

Head Chef, Phillipe Velliard, heads up the kitchen team and presents modern, fresh and home-made cuisine with an eclectic twist. His ethos is that simplicity is at the heart of his menu’s adding that fine food is about pure flavors and great textures using only the most excellent seasonal ingredients sourced locally.

Carlton Hotel Kinsale C Spa

Our Elemis Spa, Aphrodite Hills by C Spa features 10 treatments rooms, which includes a Couples Suite, where you and your partner or a friend can enjoy a total pampering treatment or package together. Allow your spa journey to begin in our sumptuous relaxation room where you can enjoy some fresh fruit, herbal tea or a cool refreshing juice.

Reinvigorate the skin with an Elemis skin specific facial, these facials are customized to every client. The Elemis facials are luxury in an hour with results that last. Your skin will be nourished and rejuvenated with natural plant collagens and essential oils of exquisitely high quality. The oils we use are 17 time more powerful than any other anti-oxidant and are from Morocco.

Partake in our signature Ogra peat treatments. This peat treatment and unique experience is quite new to Ireland and the rest of Europe, however the peat has been around for over 9000 years. The peat that we use in our treatments is actually from the bogs of Ireland; containing over 200 organic ingredients that benefit our entire body and wellness. Peat can be used for beauty treatments as it’s so rejuvenating, moisturising and anti-aging while also amazing for reducing cellulite and muscle fatigue. Peat is extremely effective for increasing our lymphatic drainage which is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system.

At Aphrodite Hills C Spa we use peat in conjunction with hot and cold stones. The heat from the stones helps the body absorb the ingredients more effectively and the cold stones are amazing for any areas of tension.

Or simply choose to let the warm jets of the Hydrotherapy bath melt your tensions away, or float into deep relaxation in our Dry Floatation chamber. Whatever your need is we can look after you. Our product range and the ingredients have not only been specially chosen to address the needs of our guests, but to elevate the total spa experience to obtain the best results. Karen, our Spa Manager, and her team have a vast wealth of knowledge in treatments and therapy and are always on hand to advise and assist you in the selection of your correct treatment.

Our complimentary C Club Health &Leisure Club facilities can be enjoyed by all our hotel guests and include 20m Deck Level swimming pool complete with hydrotherapy relaxation section, Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam room.  The State of the art gymnasium offers cardio and resistance machines, stability balls and a free weights section.

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