The top List - hotels & guest houses in Kilkenny
Below, you will find the gotoireland.today recommended Kilkenny hotels and guest houses list, a collection of the very best that the city and surrounding areas have to offer and you will not be disapointed with a stay in any of these.
We encouarge you to book direct with the hotel and to help you do this, we have provided links to their websites. Booking engines such as Booking.com take as much as 15% in commission from the hotel. This can really eat into any profit margin that a small hotel might make on a room and often you will get a better rate by booking direct.
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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel, 35 Parliament Street.
MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel, 24 Vicar Street (Near St. Canices Cathedral and Round Tower).
There are two camp sites near to the city:
Nore Valley Park, Co Kilkenny - This family run site is located in a quiet, peaceful valley and is personally supervised at all times. A high standard of cleanliness is a priority throughout the site and amenities with no noise or socialising after midnight. Free showers and hot water. Situated on an open farm. Patrons have free access to the farm and children are encouraged to assist in animal feeding. Open: 1 March – 31 October. River walk through farm and woodland, children’s play area, sandpit with diggers and chess all free. Also at extra charge poolroom, crazy golf, pedal go-karts, trailer rides and 3D indoor maze. Within 10 km swimming, fishing, canoeing, golf, craft shops, horse riding and many historical sites - Visit website
Tree Grove Camping, Danville House, Newross Road, Kilkenny (1.5km from Kilkenny, on R700). This family run campsite is located just outside the city's ringroad.
The Boreen Lodge Bed and Breakfast, O'Loughlin Road, Kilkenny City. This place is really convenient from the bus/ train station complex. Just walk down the steep driveway out of there, take a left, and the next main left. Then you'll soon see Boreen Lodge on the right. But the location is not the main reason for choosing this place. As other travellers have commented, the owner Stasia is a sweet woman who treats you more like a family member than a paying customer. She lays out tea in the dining room which you can avail of anytime. Plus, you can have a good chat with her, never feeling rushed. She cooks a fine breakfast, the rooms are spotless and it's a short walk to the centre of town. Irish Welcome!
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, Smithsland South, Springhill, Co.Kilkenny (1.6 km from city centre). Bright, spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, parking and breakfast included in most room rates.
Club House Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny.
Waterside Guesthouse, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny (20 miles from Kilkenny City in the southeast corner of Kilkenny County).
Fanad House, Castle Road, Kilkenny. This lovely Bed and Breakfast is in a beautiful setting, just across from the gates into the Castle Park.
Kilford Arms, John Street, Kilkenny. A hotel just down from the train station and shopping centres.p>
Kilkenny Inn Hotel, 15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny City. A Hotel on Vicar street, just down from St Canice's Cathedral, this is in the heart of the old town.
Newlands Lodge, Kells Rd, Kilkenny (Head south from the Kells Road Roundabout, it is about 5km on the left hand side). This charming B&B is a few km outside the city but has one of the warmest welcomes you are ever likely to receive.
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny. One of Kilkenny's Premier Hotels.
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Kilkenny. Kilkenny's Premier Hotel. This Famous Hotel, Spa and Confrence Centre is set in rolling countryside, just a mere mile from the city centre. Its Renovated Building is a treat to dine in.
Mount Juliet Conrad Hotel, Thomastown, Kilkenny. This fabulous hotel, set in one of Ireland's best golf courses which has played host to Tiger Woods and Pardaig Harrington, is a luxury. Its unbeatable setting with rivers, valleys and forests is worth a day in itself for fishing and riding.
Newpark Hotel, Castlecomer Road. Four star hotel, with a spa and swimming pool. About 15 minutes walk from the town centre. They have some great deals on their website.
The Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street. Situated on Patrick Street, some of its rooms have a stunning view of the Castle. Kilkenny's Boutique Hotel is a culmination of style and luxury. It is no longer affiliated with the Ormonde Hotel.
Rivercourt Hotel, John Street. This stunning hotel, built on the banks of the River Nore with undoubtedly the most spectacular views of the Castle, is truly worth a stay.