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Hotel Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Been going here years and always looked after, staff are friendly. Just back from another stay. Thanks to Michelle and laura and all the staff and all staff in the kiddies club and restaurant staff, bar staff, room cleaners, love the Great gym. Food is fab, the hotel is just outside the city and you would need get taxi if you have luggage. Keep up the great work folks and cant thank yous enough. Be back soon Pat Judge, Dublin

Only stayed for a night but very clean modern and large rooms. We booked a standard room and it was very spacious. Breakfast was good and front desk are helpful Location is a bit out from centre but if you have a rental car its no problem,

Could not recommend this hotel enough. We booked a de lux room to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. From the minute you walk in till you are going home you are treated like royalty, every whim is catered for. The staff could not do enough for us. One thing don't be on a diet staying at this hotel as the food is fantastic and plenty of choice at every meal!!!! The rooms are bright and airy. The bed is so comfortable we didn't want to get up. Brilliant leisure complex to top off a lovely relaxing stay. The hotel is only 10 minutes walk into the city and is a lovely walk. The hotel is area is very quite and lovely surroundings. We will be back as soon as we can. Thanks for having us.

Just outside city centre. Beautiful reception n comfortable bar area. Loved the hotel, room excellent, great breakfast next morning and staff very helpful. Will definately visit again and hopefully stay longer..

We stayed for 1 night as part of our tour of Ireland. The bar is lovely, the spa is fantastic and the food was great for the price too. Rooms were wonderful (we stayed in a double deluxe) and the best part was the service. Really lovely welcome from start to finish. Also, the beds are super comfy. Thank you!

We have just had the most glorious two days in Kilkenny and the Kilkenny Hotel. We arrived at 2pm and was told by the lovely girl on reception that our room was ready...and what a room! It was so spacious and beautiful and being on the ground floor we even had patio doors which led onto our own terece. When we unpacked we made our way to the pool & spa...this was perfect after a long drive from Belfast. Town was an easy 15 minutes walk from the Hotel and it was easy to get a taxi back later in the night at a reasonable €8. When we struggled out of the gloriously comfortable bed in the morning and out of the amazing power shower we headed for breakfast. The breakfast room was lovely and light and we had no problems with queuing, we where there about 9am each morning. Descent selection of cold buffet and cooked Breakfast was served to your table which was a nice treat and was delicious. One point I would make however is that the staff are to quick to take your cooked order meaning that it arrived when we had literally just finished our cereal. Easily rectified the next morning though when we just delayed ordering for a while. After a lovely full day in the town we decided to have Dinner in the Hotel bar. The menu was very varied and it took us quite some time to make our mind up but they served until 9.30 so there was no rush and we where entertained by a great singer & guitar player while we decided. The food was delicious and reasonably priced and the entertainment was great and a pleasant surprise. A special thanks to the staff, everyone of them where a credit to the Hotel. They where so friendly and welcoming which put the gloss on a Wonderful stay...we will be back!!

I stayed here for a 3 nights (weekend) at the end of July. This is an ideal hotel to stay when in Kilkenny you are in the town but enough distance from the "centre" of hustle and bustle - it is walking distance from the centre (shops/restaurants/pubs etc). Eventhough in the town it is in an ideal quite location with great car parking. The room are spacious and I was travelling alone - my room was quite spacious with the most amazingly comfortable bed and pillows! From the minute I stepped into the hotel I was greeted and made feel immediately at home with the warmest welcome from very friendly and courteous staff. A special mention here really has to go to the Bar staff - there was an older gentleman who's charm, welcome and kindness were above and beyond. The bar serves a great selection of food and you can also dine in the dining room. Breakfast was from a menu and some self service, again an adequate selection of food and well cooked and presented. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel as I was travelling onto Wexford and not until I was leaving did I realise that I had booked into the Ferrycarrig in Wexford which is their sister hotel. (by the way another amazing hotel one which I can thoroughly recommend). This is an ideal hotel for a city break, weekend away, a shopping weekend or just passing through whereby you want a city location but not right in the heart of the activity. Continued success - I will be back!

Second time staying with family at Hotel Kilkenny. Rooms are spacious, well presented and clean. The disability room was on the ground floor which made access much easier as we didn't have to use lifts constantly as sometimes is the case. Staff were friendly and helpful from the moment we check in. The pool is a highlight, great size and spotless with great staff. Will definitely return.

I stayed here with my daughter. It was our second time staying. My daughter went the club and she loved it. The rooms are huge and the beds are comfortable. The swimming pool is lovely. The food is delcious. The hotel staff are all incredibably friendly.

We travelled to Hotel Kilkenny with two families (kids ranging in age from 9 to 19) and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were spacious and clean, the staff was beyond helpful and the amenities were more than adequate. We enjoyed the on site bar and the breakfast, which was included in the room rate was very tasty (I loved the full Irish!!).

College Road Kilkenny Kilkenny

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Kilkenny places you within a leisurely stroll of Talbots Tower and Butler House. This 138-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. St Mary's Cathedral and Tholsel are a short walk away.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 138 rooms feature coffee makers, free bottled water, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Kilkenny enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Free parking is included with your stay. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room (Adults Only)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1948 reviews