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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #31 of 95 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overpriced for a very simple Room and a very Poor breakfast. The breakfast consists of a horrible cheap orange juice, milk and some cereals. Moreover you can choose between some hot dishes. I had eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes. It was totally greasy and not tasty at all. The wifi was for free but didn't work properly. At least The... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently on a stags (12 of us) We couldn't of been looked after any better. From the minute we got there on the Saturday afternoon to when we left Monday morning Josephine and all the staff where brilliant. The food was really nice as well. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is thinking about a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed at Rafters as part of a group for a weekend. Jerry and his staff are great hosts and cannot do enough for you. Our room was poor but the service, food, beer and friendliness outweighed this. We will return but for a better room next time. The steak stone meal is worth the visit alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Highly recommend the accommodation was very comfortable and clean with all u need in rooms and plenty of space. The food was fabulous and the breakfast was out on it's own. The staff were very friendly, helpful and just really nice people good not meet nicer people. I would recommend for a meal, drink and a great session could not... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed here for a quick overnight stay, and from the moment we got there till the moment we left , we were made feel at home. The staff and owners were great, and as a hotelier myself I know and appreciate how hard it can be to please everyone, but it just seemed to come natural here. Our room was... More 

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Pratteln, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Since 10 years I com to Kilkenny and all the time we stay in Rafter`s. The Service is very good. also the employee are very frindly. Rooms are nice, Food is fantstic. On Weekend ther is live musik. We look forwor to see you all again 2015 on the "Gatering" Thanks to Jerry and his Crew. Big regards Rom Germany... More 

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Bedfordshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I would recommend The 'Rafter' Dempsey's. Great food and service (steak on a stone.... superb). The staff are friendly and helpful. Brilliant location for shops and places of interest. Good entertainment. Room comfortable and clean.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

16 girls stayed here over the weekend for my hen. My sister (Chief Bridesmaid) organised the weekend in Kilkenny for us all and apart from the disaster on Saturday afternoon it was a fantastic weekend. Arrived Friday night everything was fine. Saturday we did an assault course and arrived back to the hotel muddy wet and ready for showers at... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Spent Valentines weekend here with my wife. Beautiful place great food and service. Room was very comfortable and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend The Rafter Dempsey's to anyone and will be back.

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Cork, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had the misfortune of coming across this venue on my trip to Kilkenny. I found both the staff and management to be rude and obnoxious. My experience there ruined what was up to then a lovely trip to the marble city. I will return to Kilkenny but certainly not to Rafter Dempsey s. Avoid at all cost.

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