They’re celebrating a huge achievement at Kinsale’s Blue Haven this week.
The boutique seaside hotel has been recognised in the top 1% of hotels worldwide in the TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards. The largest travel platform in the world also recognised The Blue Haven in the Top 20 Small Hotels in Ireland.
“We are so honoured to find out The Blue Haven made it into the top 1% in the world and The Old Bank House into the top 10%,” said Ciaran Fitzgerald, Managing Director of The Blue Haven Collection.
“It has been such a tough year for our team but they have reacted brilliantly and I am extremely proud to be part of a positive and resilient team of people who are so passionate about hospitality.”
— Blue Haven Kinsale, Boutique Hotel (@Bluehavenkinsal) May 13, 2021
Despite the Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the past 12 months, the Blue Haven continued to reinvent its offering, launching everything from a pop-up gourmet Indian takeaway to a takeout Champagne and Crepes hatch.
Inside, the hotel has adapted to the challenges of the pandemic, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing, and new technology to prioritise guest safety.
“We were determined to use the time well over the last 12 months and have worked really hard to provide a warm and welcoming experience to our guests and emerge a stronger and better business.” Fitzgerald continued.
“Making the ‘Best of the Best’ based on guest reviews is a really nice confidence booster as we reopen.”