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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #35 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

A gem in the heart of a wonderful city, a huge thanks to Josephine for making my sisters Hen weekend a huge success, your wonderful staff Gordon and Michael who couldn't do anymore to make our stay a home from home experience. We will return xx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had my hen here last weekend, what an amazing place! Ger and Josephine were in contact with me throughout booking right up to the day of the hen to fine tune things and make sure I was happy. Checked in later than normal and there was no problem at all, food was fab- I'm the bride and am a... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

stayed here in august 2014 for 2 nights great location dead centre in city.lovely bar great bar staff very friendly.breakfast was good only gripe was buffet bar only orange juice and no meusli or fruit but fry was good.bedroom was fine but no teasmaid in room.had a lovely stay here will be back again.

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Haywards Heath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed here on a stag a few weeks ago. They were super flexible with the number of people attending changing. Great pub downstairs, with excellent live music at night. It's right in the centre of town. The food was fantastic. The rooms were medium but for what we wanted they were perfect, especially considering the price. The staff were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We checked in here, it was quick enough. Nice pints while you wait for the keys. The rooms were grand and clean. 3-4 to a room. Right in the centre of Kilkenny.Breakfast was very good. Plenty toast and orange juice with the full irish. Perfect cure for the night before. A great location for a stag, the stag said they... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were so lucky to find this little gem in the centre of Kilkenny. They had no problem accomodating a group of 10 ladies. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone that will listen. The people and staff where amazingly friendly and genuine, they could not have done more for us, such a lovely bunch of people. We had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place is a little Gem, stayed for 2 nights here, rooms lovely & clean & food fantastic. Gerry the owner cant do enough for you. This lovely pub & b&b is a perfect place to explore Kilkenny. It has everything you need for a comfy stay & great music on the evenings too..loved it so much me & my... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

we were so lucky to find this place after a bad experience elsewhere,Gerry and his staff were so welcoming,could not have done any more to make our stay amazing.So friendly,genuine people,comfy rooms,great breakfast and the best steak ever!Definately coming back next year,as we now feel like part of the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found this place by accident after someone in the street recommended it as a place to eat - we wanted a nice experience after discovering the place we'd originally booked to stay in Kilkenny was a complete and utter dump (the Metropole - don't even think of staying there!!!) - and as we were eating we found out they... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We booked here over a holiday weekend as most places were full by the time we traveled. I wish we had read the reviews first. As the manager was leaving us in the room he mentioned that there were a couple of stag parties that night and to let the bartender know if it got too noisy. We came back... More

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Address: Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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