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Kilford Arms Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I am just back from a two night stay in this hotel with my 15 year old son. I had stayed in the hotel before and had a great experience so when I saw they had a fantastic offer of a two night stay with breakfast for €130 I jumped at it. When we arrived we were checked in quickly and given our room key, this is where it went downhill. We were told to take the lift to the 1st floor and our room would be on the left.. The left turned out to be 3 sets of stairs down, at this point we remained optimistic until we opened the door to our non smoking room to be greeted with the smell of stale smoke, it was disgusting! The window in the room was so high up that my son had to climb onto the bed then the window sill to let in some air also the window had frosted glass which I found unusual. The room itself was small but had everything you'd want for a two night stay including complimentary bottled water which was a nice touch. As it was only my son and I staying we had dinner in the bar and went back to our room. Once we got to bed the noise in the room was ridiculous we could hear the people next door pee and also every time a toilet was flushed near our room the water ran through the pipes loudly enough to keep us awake for about 20 min before stopping then someone else would flush and it started all over again. At around 12.38 am I had to call reception because of the people in a nearby room who had gathered in one room playing music and shouting so to say we got no sleep the first night is an understatement! I felt that we were treated a little bit different this time around I'm assuming because of the cheap price we paid and it was very disappointing as I feel if a hotel is going to have an offer on then the rooms, service etc should not be different otherwise don't have a deal in the first place. The best part of the trip was the location of the hotel as I was able to park up the car and not use it again until we left as everything was in walking distance.

Very Friendly and great bar! Love locals! It was hysterical trying to find the the parking lot! We would recommend as a cool, clean and quaint place to stay. Make sure to remember 2 room keys because you need one for thermostat/lights!

Stayed here recently for one night (Saturday) of a hen weekend. It was a good location. We had a triple room, it was clean and comfortable. The bathroom could really do with a re-furb. Old cracked tiles, ancient hair dryer but it was clean and functional with plenty of towels for 3. Ideal for Hen groups!

Staved in the kilford arms hotel for 3 nights in july very spacious clean room food eccelent and reasonable staff very friendly and entertament by john travers brialliant i will be going again i would highly recommend this hotel to friends

6 of us went for the weekend we had a family suite and a double room all of which were fabulous.There was a fan to keep the room cool a nice touch. The bar in the kilford is grand but o faoilans is beautiful with a fab smoking area. The food in Kilford is to for for and sooo much of it. The cocktail class for Ciaras was double booked but it didn't spoil the Craig. The 5 younger gals partied well into the morning and had a ball.Plenty of stags there the boys from Cavan were epic. Would recommend the Kilford to anyone looking for great food drink and Craic can't wait to go back.

Stayed in kilford Arms hotel on 7th August, Receptionist was very friendly on my check in, informing me of meal times, bar and any information I required. Bedroom was really nice, clean and very comfy bed, toiletries and hairdrier supplied. Plenty of sachets tea, coffee and milk in room. I enjoyed a very varied breakfast, plenty of choice and good selection of fresh fruit. I would highly recommend this hotel, very friendly and helpful staff in all areas.

Glad we were only there for one night. Arrived back at hotel at 12olclock only to stand outside for ten minutes knocking To be let in. Were kept awake by loud music. Hotel full of hen and stag parties.

I had a great time at the Kilford Arms. The staff are all very friendly and nothing is too much for them. The room was very clean and comfortable. This hotel is close to the train station, castle, river and town. The tea and coffee making in room is great for after ťhe pub. Loved my stay here and will be back for sure.

Nice hotel with friendly staff, The layout of the hotel is confusing...we went up a lift then had to go down two flights of stairs to get to our room. but the room was very spacious and clean, beds were comfortable. we ate dinner in the bar and the food was lovely, basic menu but was very tasty. its in a great location in the town with free parking. It was full of hens and stag parties so bear that in mind if you are after a quiet get away but it was ideal for us on our night out.

So you'd expect a hotel with elevator to get you to your floor, right? No way! We needed to go up the elevator, then down one flight with all our bags to find our room. It was not well equipped. No tissues, no facecloth, very noisy room from pub, only one chair. But so much better than our friends, who had to schlep bags down two flights (then back up to leave). Theirs was advertised as AC Room - duh! There was no window! Restaurant (dinner and breakfast) also sub par for the price. Parking lot small and difficult to enter. Will not return to Kilford Arms.

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 769 reviews