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Top 10 Hotels in Kilkenny

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3 out of 5
Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
Sep 15 - Sep 16
3.8/5Good! (243 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable hotel within walking distance of tbe town centre. Bar food good and reasonably pricex. Would visit again if in tbe area."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Kilkenny House Hotel
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3 out of 5
Waterford Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4/5Very Good! (299 reviews)

"Perfect for that little family get away. Very clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Barfood was tasty and reasonable.highly recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Springhill Court Hotel
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5 out of 5
Mount Juliet Estate Limited., Thomastown, County Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.6/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)

"This place is good, really good. We used it as a base to explore Kilkenny, Cashel, Waterford, and as a place to relax. We had a rented car. The facilities are fabulous: magnificent grounds, large clean modern room, activities galore, good food and drink, parking, tt has it all. Staff are very helpful ..."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Mount Juliet Estate Hunter’s Yard
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5 out of 5
Paulstown Road, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (428 reviews)

"We were late for a falconers experience with Caroline due to construction. She was so sweet and understanding and was able to thankfully reschedule our was truly a highlight of our time in Ireland. She has so much knowledge and such a connection with her birds it was amazing to witness and ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
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4 out of 5
Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 9 - Sep 10
4.3/5Excellent! (521 reviews)

"Very nice big chain hotel. Very comfy bed and delicious breakfast. Close proximity to main areas of interest within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Newpark Hotel
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3 out of 5
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Aug 29 - Aug 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (95 reviews)

"Great little Boutique hotel 15 mins walk to castle. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Recommend for groups, family or couples. Breakfast was extra at €10pp but nice hotel bar and free WIFI and Car Park. Rooms were newly & tastefully renovated, Voya bathroom products , safe , hairdryer, robes ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Kilkenny Inn
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4 out of 5
11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.7/5Exceptional! (754 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay at Pembroke Hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. They got us in our room early after an overnight flight. So nice, we were exhausted! The property is in the middle of town within walking distance to all the attractions, restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Pembroke Hotel
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4 out of 5
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (240 reviews)

"The front desk clerks appeared happy all the time and genuine."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2019

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
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3 out of 5
Ring Road, Springhill, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4.1/5Very Good! (751 reviews)

"The staff was excellent. The breakfast was very good. The staff went above and beyond especially Debbie and Miro."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
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5 out of 5
Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Kilkenny
Free Cancellation
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"Fantastic golf course, gardens and spacious surroundings"…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

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Kilkenny Hotel Guide

Situated in what is affectionately known as the “Sunny South East” of Ireland, Kilkenny is home to approximately 25,000 people and is the smallest city in population in the Republic of Ireland, but don’t let that fool you, sitting just 75 miles southwest of Dublin – Kilkenny is a hub of culture, beauty and history.

Often referred to as Ireland’s Medieval Capital, Kilkenny draws thousands of historians, travelers, tourists and wide eyed visitors to experience the night life, the rich history and the beautiful streets of one of Ireland’s most loved cities.

Rich in History & Culture

Kilkenny holds an ancient city status rightfully attributed due to the magnificent St. Canices Cathedral and an old royal charter dating back from 1609. The city has the greatest concentration of medieval churches in Ireland. It is sometimes referred to as the Marble City as black polished limestone (“marble”) was quarried around the city. And of course, there’s the beautiful Kilkenny Castle. Not just your average castle or piece of history, Kilkenny Castle is a one of the most recognisable - and most visited - buildings in Ireland. The castle was founded in medieval times, but it’s most significant moments have been played out during more recent history. The castle was featured in Oliver Cromwell's re-conquest of Ireland in 1650; and was besieged during the Irish Civil War in 1922. So, if you’re looking for a magnificent piece of architecture with a vibrant history – then look no further.

Calling all Festival Goers

No stranger to the festival scene, Kilkenny plays host to three main festivals a year which bring large crowds from all over Ireland and further afield. In May the Rhythm and Roots music festival take place, June bank holiday weekend sees the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival takes place and in August the Kilkenny Arts Festival comes to life. Don’t worry if you aren’t visiting over the summer months as Kilkenny has so much more to offer in terms of entertainment than just festivals!

Knockout Nightlife

Langtons Bar & Club, Kilkenny is known for both the pub and the club – it has won National 'Pub of the Year' and it's equally impressive restaurant has won the National Restaurant Award on three occasions. Go here for some great grub and a real Kilkenny welcome. The same family own and run the Marble City Bar which is another local favorite for great good in lovely surroundings.

Bathed in Beauty

Beautiful scenery is a consistent finding in Kilkenny and you won’t be hard pushed to find a beautiful garden or park to enjoy this fine scenery. Kilfane Glen and Waterfall is a pristine example of a romantic era garden dating from the 1790s – even in their nature, Kilkenny is historically rich. Untouched for 200 years this park is a paradise with a waterfall tumbling its way to a rushing stream and woodland paths leading to a beautiful cottage. Situated in Kilkenny city - Rothe House & Garden is a unique Irish merchant's townhouse, built between 1594 and 1610. The property comprises three houses, three enclosed courtyards and a large garden, all of which have been reconstructed to reflect a typical 17th century garden of the period so you can experience the beauty of the time.

In many ways, Kilkenny is a historian’s dream city, but don’t be put off by that if history isn’t your thing because Kilkenny is still one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. A warm welcome, a great tradition of live Irish music and a city full of life awaits you in Kilkenny.

Frequently asked questions

Newpark Hotel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend Grove Farm House B&B and Auburndale Bed & Breakfast as top options for your trip.
Based on reviews, The Hoban Hotel Killkenny is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Springhill Court Hotel and Kilkenny House Hotel.
The Hoban Hotel Killkenny is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Belmont House and Kilkenny House Hotel. Also attractions like Gowran Park and Woodstock House and Gardens are fun for kids of all ages.
Mount Juliet Estate Hunter’s Yard is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa.
Pomadora House Bed & Breakfast is a top B&B for people traveling with their pets and offers TVs for its human guests.
Mount Juliet Estate Manor House is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hotel Kilkenny and Newpark Hotel are two other upscale options for your trip.
Pembroke Hotel is a favorite 4-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, also consider Zuni Hotel Kilkenny.
Mount Juliet Estate Hunter’s Yard is a top 5-star hotel that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Another good option is Newpark Hotel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Mount Juliet Golf Course, Callan Golf Club, or Waterford Golf Club while you’re in town.
Based on our travel expertise, Hibernian House is a top 3-star guesthouse for history buffs booking on Expedia and features free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Hotel Kilkenny and Springhill Court Hotel. Also notable landmarks to visit include Kilkenny Castle, Butler House, and St Mary’s Cathedral.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Kilkenny, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its live music and local tours. Top sights in the city include Kilkenny Castle and Nowlan Park. In Kilkenny, there are 73 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
Well-known for its live music scene, the city’s cultural venues include The Hub, Rothe House, and National Craft Gallery. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Kilkenny Castle, Butler House, and St Mary’s Cathedral. Taking local tours is one of the top activities, while Nowlan Park, Gowran Park Racecourse, and Mount Juliet Golf Course are favorite sights to visit.
To see more of the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Kilkenny Station or Thomastown Station. Kilkenny might not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.