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Kilford Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean, the food is good and they make a great Irish Coffee! We got a family room; which has more beds than we needed but that was a-ok! We love Kilkenny so much that we decided to stay anothet night. The only real downfall is that it is attached to a nightclub so the boom of the bass and the laughter and singing of drunks could be heard well into the wee hours of the morning. Oh and the shower was kind of tight with the shower curtain wanting to cling to the closest naked body! Some may like made me feel kind of awkward though. 😁😕

We had a lovely stay nice room clean and big enough . central and parking to the rear .no view but everything else was lovely.staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend this hotel and would use it again

Excellent room with good shower over bath. Good quality tea bags and coffee. Ideally located to experience the town. Lovely bars and restaurant. Beautifully designed bar area surrounding church ruins. Great smoking area. Staff and patrons very friendly. Free parking at rear. Two floors with secure lift or staircase.

Stayed here last weekend with some friends & was very impressed with the hotel. Plenty on onsite parking which was complimentary (a rarity these days!), great location to Kilkenny City and a lovely couple of bars. Staff were incredibly friendly from the moment we arrived at reception through to the bar etc. They genuinely couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable and easy. The bar has a great atmosphere and friendly chatty staff, good pints & food also. There's a lovely late bar and smoking area too. The rooms while basic are clean, comfortable and were perfect for a trip away with friends. Whilst probably not a venue for a romantic trip away, the Kilford Arms is a great spot for anyone looking to go and have a good time in Kilkenny. Definitely worth a stay

Good location, reasonable price. Room was clean and comfortable. Friendly staff and nice bar/pub with live music downstairs. Would choose this place again. Kilkennys train station only five minutes walk away.

Shop til you drop,shops,clubs,train,buses@ the doorstep,clean hotel&friendly staff,feel secure& looked after,will return,no noise for size of hotel fm our room,walk to the castle& design centre is a must

Would have been nice if breakfast was included in theprice! great location to pubs,bars and restaurants in medieval Kilkenny was near our wedding venue imin away which is why we booked this hotel in first place.Excellant facilities in room.

The room was small but nice, bed was decent. Had a very nice and large tub in the bathroom. Building is very cool, numerous half stories and an elevator that takes you to the part of the building with rooms. Plenty of parking which is free to those staying at the hotel. Not an awe-inspiring arrangement, but a good deal for the price.

We stayed in a family room, the accommodations were pleaasant . Everyone was very helpful with recommendations for activities, etc. The bar attached is an old church . We cannot comment on the food as we wanted to try other restaurants

Nice clean room. Bit hard to find the room. Ut was a bit off a maze at first. Really nice bar. Great lunch experience. Would recommend to my friends. Both myself and my girlfriend are hoping to stay there for a wedding we are at in October

John Street Kilkenny Kilkenny

Kilford Arms Hotel places you next to St John's Church and within a 10-minute walk of Shee Alms House. This 60-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Tholsel and National Craft Gallery are also a short walk from this Kilkenny hotel.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at White Oak Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Kilford Arms Hotel's 60 rooms provide free bottled water and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with cable TV.


A nightclub and free WiFi in public areas are features at Kilford Arms Hotel. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Property features

Room options

Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 707 reviews