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Kilford Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a great hotel and the staff was excellent. The only complaint I have is that the parking is extremely difficult to find and to access, but that's how it is all over Kilkenny city. Check out the bar; built in and around the ruins of a medieval church!

I stayed here on a Saturday with my boyfriend recently. We checked in @ lunchtime, the staff were very friendly. Our room wasn't ready which was fine we were able to leave our bags in reception & come back later that was no hassle for us we were happy to go & get lunch in the city. When we arrived back after two hours our room was ready. The room was quite small probably one of the smallest rooms I've stayed in, in a hotel & for €140 And that wasn't including breakfast i thought was a little pricey. It was clean & bed was comfortable enough. The location was great. We didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment on food. I wouldn't recommend to a family with young kids or an elderly couple if wanting a quite nights sleep as it was very noisy at night it was fine for a young couple who wouldn't be going to bed till late but the noise levels were very loud. It was an Ok stay. Pleasant

Checked in to a family room with 4 beds. One bed was a little less supportive than we wanted so they simply gave us an additional room! I have never come across such an effort to please. The rooms were immaculate and service wonderful. Music in the pub downstairs was great. First Good Friday in 50 years that it was open so we enjoyed ourselves all night. Great location too- walked to Kilkenny castle and around the city.

Very well located accommodation with excellent, friendly staff. Clean inside, with the handiness of a very good bar downstairs that serves food all day long. Bed was a little on the hard side, but nothing too uncomfortable. All round, a top notch experience.

I enjoy quiet places but I probably went at a wrong time for that. We stayed here on a Saturday Night and the entire area was party central. If you're looking for that then you've found your place! The room itself was very comfortable and had everything you need. The location is seriously the best. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

it is a good place to stay hotel staff and food is 5 stars and looking fordwords in staying again so as ye all can see i havent got a bab word to say about this hotel the hotel i can say it is a safe place for family you need to use key card to get into elavter

There were some positives and negatives to our recent hotel stay at the Kilford Arms Hotel. Negatives: Radiator didnt work on second night, cold shower on first day, and could hear the adjacent night club until they shut down until 2AM in our room Positives: Good location, room was comfortable, and staff was good

I stayed for two nights during my birthday vacation. Of all the hotels I stayed during my trip this was my least favorite. The room smelled of a strange odor that air freshener wouldn't eliminate. The mattress was hard as a rock, and there was no hot water. The bathroom had a nice sized soaking tub, but it was useless without hot water. The walls are paper thin, so I heard hallway activity all night, and the guy in the next room snoring. I also had no maid service. There is no USB outlet, so you need an outlet adapter or other charging device. The bar and restaurant staff were pleasant, but the front desk staff was rather rude and stand-offish.

My wife and I stayed in the Kilford arms for one night in Kilkenny. It is in a very central location with shops, food, music and history around every corner. We only met with the front desk and had limited interaction otherwise but they were extremely helping and kind. Enjoyed the included parking as we had a rented car. We decided to not eat at their restaurant but they seemed to have a pretty traditional Irish menu. The rooms are a little dated,tv is old box tv and towels were thin but other than that we enjoyed our stay.

Great place to stay in Kilkenny central to all shopping centres and nightlife - great staff great music in the bar and the food is fantastic! Try the Homemade Apple pie !! No problem recommending the Kilford Arms Hotel.

John Street Kilkenny Kilkenny

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilford Arms Hotel is adjacent to St John's Church and within a 10-minute stroll 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. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 850 reviews