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Kilkenny – 68 hotels and places to stay
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Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny

On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, this 4-star Kilkenny River Court Hotel offers free WiFi. Everything was excellent, the best location - you can get breakfast with the best view to the castle and very romantic place for a dinner or just a drink. Exceptional breakfast, excellent service and very helpful staff. You will get great quality and all needed conveniences to enrich your stay in this beautiful town.

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8.6
Fabulous
1,961 reviews
Price from
£98
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Newpark Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny

With a stunning outdoor infinity pool, a hot tub, and an Aveda spa, Newpark Hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Kilkenny centre. The house is set within 40 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens. One of the best family hotels I have been to. Staff couldn't do enough. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and facilities for kids are fantastic. Lovely seating area in the foyer were parents can relax and kids are free to mill around. Highly recommend.

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8.6
Fabulous
1,919 reviews
Price from
£116
per night

Lyrath Estate 5 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny

Set amidst 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is located on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. Fantastic breakfast. Beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel. The room was very clean and comfortable. We would stay again !

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8.7
Fabulous
2,176 reviews
Price from
£168
per night

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny

The 4-star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is situated right in the heart of medieval city of Kilkenny. The property is only 2 minute's walk from main street, restaurants, shops and Kilkenny Castle. Breakfast was yummy. The staff was so personable.

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8
Very good
2,045 reviews
Price from
£119
per night

Hotel Kilkenny 4 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny

With a pool and hot tub, the chic Hotel Kilkenny is located on the city’s ring road, a 10-minute walk from Kilkenny City centre. Staff were lovely, facilities, breakfast and dinner options were all amazing.

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7.9
Good
1,776 reviews
Price from
£113
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Club House Hotel Kilkenny 2 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny

With Medieval Kilkenny as a backdrop, this 18th century hotel is located in a cultural and artistic hot spot. The main shopping area is only 2 minutes away. A beautiful hotel in the heart of the town. Parking on-site is a great advantage and the rooms are spacious. The restaurant serves great meals and breakfast is highly recommended. Rooms are clean and spacious. Authentic Irish experience.

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7.5
Good
1,580 reviews
Price from
£53
per night

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny 4 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, the theatre, and bars. Everythink was perfect. The design of the hotel gorgeous

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8.4
Very good
1,693 reviews
Price from
£77
per night

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny 3 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny

With free parking and free WiFi, this stylish hotel is located on Kilkenny's ring road, a 20-minute walk from Kilkenny city centre. Great hotel, if ever back in Kilkenny we will stay again

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8.3
Very good
1,380 reviews
Price from
£97
per night

Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel 3 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny

Welcome to Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel! We’ve recently undergone a complete renovation of the property and are excited to welcome guests back to the hotel. We loved Kilkenny House!! It was a last minute booking and we are so glad we found this gem!! The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly!

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7.6
Good
887 reviews
Price from
£69
per night

Kilkenny Inn 3 stars

Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny

Kilkenny Inn Hotel offers exceptional value in a great location. It is 5-6 minutes' walk from major bars, nightlife, restaurants, shops, the theatre and tourist attractions. 10 min walk to everything, parking available.

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7.9
Good
1,375 reviews
Price from
£88
per night

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FAQs about hotels in Kilkenny

  • Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel, Lyrath Estate and Kilkenny River Court Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Kilkenny.

  • For hotels in Kilkenny that serve up a highly-rated breakfast, try Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel, Langtons Hotel Kilkenny and Zuni Hotel.

  • Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny River Court Hotel and Newpark Hotel have received great reviews from travellers in Kilkenny regarding the views from their hotel rooms.

  • On average, it costs £107 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Kilkenny for tonight. You'll pay on average around £150 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Kilkenny will cost around £205 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • On average, 3-star hotels in Kilkenny cost £216 per night, and 4-star hotels in Kilkenny are £274 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Kilkenny can on average be found for £392 per night (based on Booking.com prices).

  • Some of the best hotels in Kilkenny near The Hub include Glamping at Treegrove, Lyrath Estate and Penthouse Apartment.

  • These hotels in Kilkenny are highly rated by couples: Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel and Zuni Hotel.

  • Many families visiting Kilkenny loved staying at Zuni Hotel, Lyrath Estate and Newpark Hotel.

Craic Larger than Medieval Life

Spirited Kilkenny was Ireland’s capital in the Middle Ages and although many monuments remain from back then, it’s now best known for the 'craic'. Kilkenny cream ale flows in pubs forming part of its legendary nightlife and tours of Smithwick’s showcase Ireland’s oldest operating brewery, on grounds containing the St Francis Abbey ruins.

Kilkenny has the most medieval churches in Ireland. Dating to the 13th-century are the Black Abbey and St Canice’s Cathedral, next to the Round Tower - the only remains of a 9th-century monastery founded by the saint.

Medieval streets, inns and wall remnants still stand, but the most impressive attraction is Kilkenny Castle, in large gardens by the River Nore. The 3-turreted fortress was a former home of the once powerful Butler family.

The Parade leads from here past high street shops to The Tholsel – the porticoed town hall. The Elizabethan merchants’ residence Rothe House is in a similar style. Wandering the colourful streets you can’t fail to notice buildings named after cats, a reference to the residents’ dogged determination. Local hurling team The Cats play at Nowlan Park, and the city hosts the annual Cat Laughs comedy festival, amongst others.

Booking.com’s Kilkenny accommodation includes hotels with spas and pools, and city centre guest houses near the train station.

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