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Kilford Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I liked this hotel, the location was great and the room was spacious and clean. Good options for bars and restaurants within the hotel. There is no overnight desk receptionist which was my only complaint.

What can I say about this hotel. The restaurant and bar serve wonderful food all day. There is a broad range for patrons to choose from and its very reasonably priced. For the GAA enthusiasts the barman Tom is only too willing to get into a debate with you about Tipperary hurling ;). If your hungry and looking for good quality affordable food this is the place to go. The place is very clean apart from the men's toilet in the bar. there was a lot of water on the floor, and the cubicles were also wet. The toilets certainly looked like they could do with a clean.

The hotel was very central therefore did not have to use a taxi. The room was very comfortable and safe due to the card needed to use the lift. We also had a very enjoyable evening meal and a last drink at the late bar

So Monday away from work with the crew ' so with the kilford arms been the best spot in kilkenny for massive super hot food & especially the wing's ^ roast. We couldn't of asked for more from Shane & the staff..!! Also A big thanks to the nite porter for the late earlymorning scoops.

Stayed here with friends for weekend trip to Kilkenny and have to say was lovely hotel staff very nice rooms well equipped even had a safe and coffee and tea facilities also has iron facilities big beds decent space had great stay only problem was room was very warm even without heating on bit they supply a fan in room so they defo make up for it bar and nightclub were good its lovely building breakfast was lovely mix of hot and cereal and fruit and the decor of food area was lovely seating and tables were lovely and staff were very helpful and willing to grant any request reccomend for a stay in kilkenny

Brought my mummy here on deal I bought online. Have to say I was bit wary but omg..from check in Tues to check out Thurs every thing was excellent. Staff couldn't be more helpful, room was fantastic if a little to warm during night.( minor gripe). But what was fabulous was the evening meal.. Why this place wasn't busier than it was, I don't understand!!. Four course meal offer with wine was amazing.. Yummy.. I could go on n on. Highly recommended 😀

We had a blast thanks again. Will be recomending to other hens, the only downfall was 3 people got the lasagne and all 3 people had dodgy tummys after eating it for the rest of the nite and next day other than that we had a rite time location is brilliant

Always enjoy out trip to Kilkenny and our stay in Kilford Arms. Very friendly athmosphere and staff are homely and always willing to help. Food really nice too. Location is great with easy access to lovely walks, nice historical scenery and plenty of shopping!!

The worst thing about staying in the Kilford arms hotel was not the tiny room at the end of a rabbit warren of corridors, it wasn't that the shower seemed to be on its last legs, it wasn't the dubious stain on one of the towels or that the bathroom door could only be opened from the outside if closed fully. It wasn't the fact that I was almost over charged by a hundred euro at check in (until I reminded them I'd paid a hundred euro deposit a week previously). It wasn't that house cleaning let themselves into the room at 11am when I was still in bed. It wasn't any of those things (although all those things were unacceptable I thought). The worst thing was that on myself and my friends return to the hotel at 3am on a wet night the hotel door was locked. There was a sign on the door to 'ring bell at PV'S door'. Who or what was PV we asked ourselves? Now we looked and saw that there was an O'Faolains pub to one side of the hotel and the other side has a pizza place and then the Kilford arms bar itself. We asked in various take aways and nobody seemed to know where this PV's door was. At this point I was starting to think I was in an episode of that old TV show the crystal maze! Eventually we noticed that above the smaller door to gain entry to the Kilford arms bar there was a small PV sign in the glass, we then saw (through the rain) that there was a bell at high level. We rang it, no response. Eventually the other door in the kilford arms opened to let someone out and we gained entry (to be greeted by rude and sarcastic door staff). The next morning in day light we saw there was an additional sign above the PV sign we had spotted but between the hard to read text style. the rain and the bad lighting we never saw that the previous night. It was along side a much larger sign for the kilford arms so it was easily missed when wet and cold and trying to gain entry to a hotel late at night. I've stayed in many hotels both here and abroad but I've honestly never had to 'jump through so many hoops' to gain entry to a hotel I've paid for. Would clear instructions have been too much to ask? Third door to your right for example? I only stayed in the kilford arms due to its proximity to where I'd dinner reservations. Next time I'll stay in the kilkenny Inn like I normally do or indeed one of the other 2 or 3 hotels I've stayed in in kilkenny in the past. A very frustrating experience in all.

Checked in at 4pm, bar area full of drunk people. Room miles away, up and down numerous flights of stairs to get to room, no offer of help with bags. Guests in the rooms around us were drinking in the corridor when we got to room. The noise continued all night and morning. We got no sleep at all, people screeching, shouting, banging doors. Room was tiny, felt like a basement. Bed sagged in the middle and creaked if u moved a muscle. There were pizza boxes on the hall floor and pizza mashed into carpet. Was never cleaned up. I requested a quiet room when I booked. Room was way over priced. Disaster of a stay.

John Street Kilkenny Kilkenny

Kilford Arms Hotel places you next to St. John the Evangelist Church and St John's Church. This 60-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Shee Alms House and Tholsel 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.

Property features

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.

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 671 reviews