TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards 2021
TripAdvisor has announced that The Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale has been recognised in the top 1% of hotels worldwide in the 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.
According to TripAdvisor, throughout a challenging year, The Blue Haven stood out to travelers and provided an amazing experience despite unprecedented circumstances.
The awards are based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews and award winners represent travelers and diners ultimate favourites around the globe.
The Blue Havens sistership, The Old Bank Townhouse, was also recognised with a Travelers Choice Award for standing out in consistently delivering great service and experiences to guests and now steps into the top 10% in the world.
‘’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%. 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. 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. Making the ‘Best of the Best’ based on guest reviews is a really nice confidence booster as we reopen’’. Ciaran Fitzgerald, Managing Director of The Blue Haven Collection.
The Blue Haven also was recently recognised in Irelands Fab 50, The Best in Ireland Guide as well as Irelands Best of the Best and in the last 12 months joined the prestigious Historic Hotels of Europe.
Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at TripAdvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that delighted guests more than any others in the past year even as they navigated changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers who visited, this award speaks to the exemplary service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
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About The Blue Haven:
At the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, The Blue Haven is a small Boutique Hotel with a culinary focus in the heart of beautiful historic Kinsale, a town known all over the world for food. Recognised by all the major guidebooks, The Blue Haven has recently added a new Cocktail and Dining experience called ‘Rare’ to add to its extensive ground floor food and beverage offering along with The Fishmarket Bistro and Blue Haven Bar, which was designed by one of the top yacht designers in the world. The Blue Haven has a fun Gastro Bar next door called Hamlets which is a series of unique Street Food and Cocktail offerings in a fun and vibrant space with a large outdoor dining area. Just up the street from the Blue Haven is their sister property, the luxury 5 star Old Bank Townhouse, with boutique bakery, café and new Wine and Tapas Bar Tabasu. Located in Cork City is Vikkis Wine and Tapas bar at Sundays Well which is a stylish suburban Wine Bar again with a large outdoor terrace.