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Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great welcome when we arrived. Hotel staff couldn't do enough for us. Staff were always helpful and went the extra mile you help. Food very good and rooms were good. Excellent views from the room. We were not disturbed by the revellers at a Company Christmas Party and by a wedding reception both going on to 2am!

Wow !!! What a venue for Aidan and Kim Lavelle to celebrate their wedding. The Lyrath Estate was breathtaking. Martin,Sylvia and All the staff worked so so hard to make sure that Aidan, Kim and all their guests had a special day and for that thank you all so much. From check in the service was fantastic and nothing was any trouble,the food was excellent and once again the bride and groom and all their guests made to feel special. “Thank you Martin for everything and you have a wonderful team in every department “ Many many thanks and best wishes to you all. Declan and Sandra Donohoe.

The perfect place to get away for a night or two. The last time I stayed here was for a special occasion and the lady I booked with custom tailored a package to suit our needs. All the staff here are trained to a standard that is expected of a luxury hotel. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. The food is fabulous. From breakfast to dinner we were very impressed. The afternoon tea was also lovely. Our name wasn't on the booking when we arrived, even though I booked it weeks in advance. However, we were accommodated within minutes so it didn't affect us at all. The spa here is fabulous. The infinity pool is so lovely, I could spend half the day there. We stayed in a basic room but it was very comfortable and very clean. There is also a movie room where we enjoyed champagne, popcorn and a movie of our choice. Great idea for a girly getaway

Four of us stayed. Rooms were very nice. Afternoon tea & spa treatments were excellent and outdoor pool was fabulous, particularly as it was snowing at the time. Booking the spa treatments over 6 weeks in advance was difficult, as most of the slots were already gone. They then booked the appointments one month earlier than agreed! So I called to correct & also requested confirmation by email & had to chase this up repeatedly - so really time-consuming & annoying. Both check-in and check-out were very slow. In addition, after we had finished checking-out, we realised that we had been undercharged by €140! So we told them & paid but they didn't even say thank you. Also no reply from front desk or room service when I called repeatedly from the room, so I called the reservation line from my mobile and they passed on my request!!

Had a fabulous afternoon in the lyrath hotel. Beautiful location looking out on the gardens. Excellent selection of teas to chose from and service with China tea service. Fabulous selection of rolls, quiche, pastries, salmon, scones and deserts Completely faultless afternoon and such fun! Excellent service and comfortable surroundings Wonderful walk from car park through a meadow tree lined area with stunning wild flowers to hotel entrance. Stunning hotel and friendly and welcoming atmosphere

We booked the "Romantic in you" package, and loved our stay. The hotel is beautiful, the spa was amazing and the staff were very nice and helpful. The food was good but not great, the only thing that could be improved upon. We were looked after very well, left feeling so relaxed and well rested. The grounds are so pretty and the dogs that live on the grounds were amazing! I would defiantly recommend and will be back!

Recently enjoyed a two night stay here. Greeted on arrival by Tom (a real gent - a definite asset to the hotel) and before we had even reached to hotel entrance we felt welcome. Check-in was very efficient and the affable Tom filled us in on all the little details. Both the bedroom and bathroom were spotless and nicely decorated. The ambiance around the hotel itself is one of relaxation and enjoyment and all the staff we encountered were extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. One little quirk, which took us a while to realise is that reception (ground floor) is actually the third floor and that when you get the lift from the ground floor to the second floor that you actually go down – as a result, what you might consider the second floor (The Grill & Bar) is actually on the fourth floor. We finally copped on when we noticed that the lift panel does not have a third floor button – interesting. It was the Yew Restaurant however which really took the honours - this was exceptional – so good that we dined there on both nights. The restaurant staff were all very attentive (but not intrusive) – well done. Artur and their professional approach added to an overall excellent dining experience. It was the food however which brought us back for a second night – ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT. If the plate could speak then all it would say is “eat me”. The presentation, aroma and taste of all the dishes we had was simply outstanding – take a big bow chef. We would have eaten here for a third night but unfortunately we only had a two night stay. A relaxing drink in Tupper’s Bar rounded the night off nicely. If, as the experts say, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, then the Lyrath breakfast ticks all the boxes – the quality and choice available is yet again exceptional and the whole process was so well organised that even at peak times everything and everyone runs seamlessly – a credit to all concerned. This is most definitely a “must do” experience and we look forward to a return visit.

The hotel is stunning, food was excellent in the grill. Susan was very welcoming and friendly as the host. The pool area is really nice. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone in the area. It’s well worth a visit. 5/5

We booked two nights at the Lyrath as a relaxing weekend. The grounds and interior of this hotel are gorgeous! The renovations they made to modernize the hotel have really worked. You can even smell fresh paint in some areas. The room we had was lovely and big with a double and a single bed. Large bathroom with both a bath and a walk in shower area. We had lunch in the bar downstairs and the ceaser salad was the nicest I have ever had. Also my hubby loved the open ham sandwich. Staff are all friendly. The breakfast is amazing so much to choose from and the staff where so happy and chatty. There is a spa at the hotel which if your not having a treatment you an book a 2 hour slot and pay just EUR 15 each. Another area of the hotel there is a pool which is good for famlies. We really enjoyed this stay. Perfect for couples or a girls weekend. Will be back again. Thanks

Love this place as a weekend get away. The hotel is very well layed out and its part of the old lyrath estate so the owners have joined together the old house and the modern contemporary style of the hotel beautifully. On arrival we were met by a very friendly doorman and the staff were very helpfull. The food in the grill restaurant was good but all little on the expensive side for what was on the menu. The waiting staff were very friendly and attentive. The executive suite bedroom was large and well layed out with all mod con's and a large bathroom and shower. Overall this venue is well worth the stay but it is expensive. If that's not an issue then I would definitely recamened it.

Paulstown Road Kilkenny

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of The Hub, Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre is within 3 miles (5 km) of St John's Church. This 139-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Nowlan Park and Shee Alms House are also close to this Kilkenny hotel.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: La Perla offers relaxing garden views; Yindees specializes in Asian cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre's 139 rooms are recently renovated and provide espresso makers, free bottled water, and safes. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Free valet parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Executive Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2640 reviews