Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Kilford Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room was very bad oldfashioned and mould in bathroom the tv did not work properly would not go back only good thing was the location of the hotel, the bar was nice and the breakfast room was nice but the rooms were terrible for the money u pay

Nice central location . Helpful friendly staff. Excellent breakfast . Tv s in bedrooms need updating though and improved internet in rooms . Rooms are compact but well furnished .But overall well worth a stay !

Great location with free parking. A plus in a busy city area. Rooms are very dated and dreary looking. Glad we didn't spend much time. The pubs and restaurant were nice and fun. Don't get stuck with a room above the beer garden. Noise until Almost 3Am and don't mention it to them when asked how your stay was you will get a stern response that you are staying in the city and it was a Friday night.

Got there very early and the room was available. We were able to take a nap to recover from the overnight flight and then head out and see the town. Loved the town, enjoyed playing pool in the evening, and the room was very comfortable.

Room was very basic - laminate flooring, no bath, outdated/shabby decor - more motel than hotel, dinner was average, breakfast was poor. Couldn't fault the staff, 10 out of 10 for friendliness/helpfulness.

Really enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend the Kilford Arms to family & friends.....hotel was very clean our room was spacious and clean dinner was lovely....we really enjoyed the late checkout

Good experience the staff were great and very helpful at reception. The room was a bit small but it was grand for the central location. I had a great sleep but the walls were thin I was just lucky with the people staying next door.

i can write only about the bup as we didnt sstay at the hotel but dinnig at the pub, enjoying great show-live musuc and great people. ite a real irish tyoical oub to have good time... the food was good, the beer is always good whereever you drink it in Ireland and the atmosphere was exactly what we looked for...

Hotel was at a great location. It was more like a hostel. Could hear people in the next room till 6 in the morning. Didn't get any sleep as had to be up early. Breakfast was ok. Bluebottles buzzing around the fruit. If your not too bothered about anything stay here. Costly at €150 bnb. We won't be staying here again.

The room I was given was tiny with very little light and a window which was at the back of the bed.The noise levels till 2am in the morning was unbelievable. The room should not be sold it is impossible to sleep. At 6am my door was banged on both mornings so I got very little sleep. There was also a circular green fluorescent light on the ceiling which lit up the room. The phone was covered in dust and in general the room felt unclean. At €130 a night - it was totally unacceptable. I have a video in which you can hear the shouting and music but unfortunately cannot upload it to this site. I have never been so dissatisfied with a room ever.

John Street Kilkenny Kilkenny

Hotel highlights

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

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.

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 730 reviews