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Langtons Hotel Kilkenny, hotel in Kilkenny

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, the theater, and bars.

Beautiful furnishings and lovely grounds
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
2,430 reviews
Price from$144.69per night
Club House Hotel Kilkenny, hotel in Kilkenny

With Medieval Kilkenny as a backdrop, this 18th century hotel is in a cultural and artistic hot spot. The main shopping area is only 2 minutes away.

Great location, friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was wonderful.
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
2,392 reviews
Price from$96.82per night
Lyrath Estate, hotel in Kilkenny

Set amid 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is located on the outskirts of Kilkenny City.

Breakfast was great!
8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,684 reviews
Price from$234.99per night
Newpark Hotel, hotel in Kilkenny

With a stunning outdoor infinity pool, a hot tub, and an Aveda spa, Newpark Hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Kilkenny center. The house is set within 40 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens.

It was fine. A large hotel and a maze of hallways. The room was fine and clean enough. Nice breakfast.
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
2,098 reviews
Price from$176.24per night
Hotel Kilkenny, 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 center.

Salad for lunc was good - room service fast and accurate
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,640 reviews
Price from$123.86per night
Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel, hotel in Kilkenny

Pembroke Kilkenny is a 4-star boutique hotel located behind Kilkenny Castle. The property offers air-conditioned rooms, dining, drinks, Mint Medispa and corporate facilities.

Friendly and accommodating staff
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,414 reviews
Price from$152.31per night
Kilford Arms, hotel in Kilkenny

In the heart of Kilkenny, The Kilford Arms Hotel offers free parking and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and satellite TVs. Kilford’s White Oak restaurant serves high quality local produce.

The staff so rude
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
1,208 reviews
Price from$183.60per night
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, hotel in Kilkenny

In Kilkenny city center, the award-winning Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodations, the new Harper's Restaurant and 2 leading bars.

Exceptional hotel in a great location. Brendan at the front desk was amazing, and gave us so many great recommendations for dining and activities. I highly recommend this hotel!
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
1,196 reviews
Price from$154.70per night
The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny, 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 center.

Bathrooms were clean and new. Beds were comfortable.
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,201 reviews
Price from$145.89per night
Kilkenny River Court Hotel, hotel in 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.

Beautiful grounds and so close to everything in Kilkenny. Wonderful breakfast!
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
3,878 reviews
Price from$157.75per night
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Budget hotels in Kilkenny

  • Langtons Hotel Kilkenny
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,430 reviews

    Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, the theater, and bars.

    Room was beautiful and spacious. breakfast not included

  • Zuni Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 944 reviews

    Zuni Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Boutique Hotel is located in Kilkenny city center with free onsite parking.

    Service and style, with outstanding, friendly staff.

  • The Orchard House
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 9 reviews

    Located in Kilkenny, 1.1 miles from Kilkenny Railway Station, The Orchard House has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar.

  • Parliament Inn
    4.3
    Scored 4.3
    Disappointing
    Rated disappointing
     · 27 reviews

    Located in the Kilkenny City Centre district in Kilkenny, Parliament Inn offers 3-star rooms with free WiFi.

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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.

Learn more about visiting Kilkenny
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  • 12 points of interest
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What Guests Said About Kilkenny:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    The imposing Norman castle complex which is 900+ years old...

    The imposing Norman castle complex which is 900+ years old is largely intact and well worth a visit even if you think you are not a 'history person'. Guided tour is worthwhile. Also visit the artists workshops in the stables complex opposite as well as adjacent park and gardens. After the castle go to the related St. Canice's Cathedral. The streets between still have a historic character with old buildings and shop fronts and plenty of places to shop, eat and drink with a predominance of independent traders. Kilkenny is compact and easy to walk round but people with mobility difficulties should check as some parts are steep or served by steps. Kilkenny is close to the main motorway network and would make a good touring base.
    joan bryson
    Ireland
  • 10
    Scored 10

    The best city in Ireland for partying and everyone is so...

    The best city in Ireland for partying and everyone is so friendly. Loads of bars and pubs and all fab in their own way. My favourite place in Ireland ! Ate in an old fashioned tavern off the high st and food great. Wether its a couples weekend on groups of golfers, stags etc its a top place
    Jason
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    We visited for a boys weekend away, 9 years after our last...

    We visited for a boys weekend away, 9 years after our last visit and it did not disappoint. So many great independent bars to work your way through, all in close proximity, most with an authentic Iriah feel to them. As usual, the Irish welcome is excellent with live music on tap too. Great place for a boozy weekend.
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I like this tiny and warm, friendly city.

    I like this tiny and warm, friendly city. During my stay there everything is amazing and interesting. Unfortunately there is no public transportation to Dunmore cave, otherwise I would like to visit there.
    Roswita Chen
    Taiwan
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I loved this mediaeval city .bursting with history and...

    I loved this mediaeval city .bursting with history and street art , culture, and so many unique and quirky shops. I also love learning about history and loved how many different places I could see and learn about here. The highlights were the castle tour and the shennagins walking tour .
    Zoei Murphy
    Ireland
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    An old medieval town that is not overly touristed.

    An old medieval town that is not overly touristed. Lots of lively pubs with friendly local people. I enjoy late night walks and this city seemed completely safe to enjoy at all hours. If you have a car the Rock of Cashel is about an hour away and well worth the trip.
    Ken
    United States of America

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Kilkenny

  • From $174.06 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 979 reviews
    The location is excellent as is not 500 meters far from city centre and most important attractions in Kilkenny as Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Museum, Pubs and Restaurants. Additional, The Owner Angela is the best and lovely to cross some tales with her, she is a truly writer with amazing histories to tell, you can get her books in the hotel and she lovely can sign it for you. She told us that her first book "not forgotten" could be transferred to a movie. Good luck Angela!
    hans
    Ireland
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,552 reviews
    This overnight stay was excellent, spotlessly clean, beautiful breakfast, everything fresh and brown bread delicious. Lovely welcome from Proprietor, great manner. Location excellent, beside kilkenny Castle and 5 min walk to city centre. We would give it ten out of ten and definitely recommend it to friends. Thank you for your hospitality
    Kay
    Ireland
  • From $430.81 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,919 reviews
    Fantastic location, right in the city centre. Triple room was v spacious, huge double bed. Beautiful artwork on the walls, lovely garden out the back with direct access to the Kilkenny Design studios.
    Anne
    Ireland
  • From $152.31 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 860 reviews
    Nice B&B in good location a few minutes from the city centre by car. Good cooked breakfast. Very friendly and helpful owners.
    karen
    Australia
  • 7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,063 reviews
    Staff was friendly and only 5 minutes drive from city centre. The hotel seemed clean also.
    eoin mc caffrey
    Ireland