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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #42 of 93 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
Stuart J Silverstone, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Woodstock, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Way up the stairs and no music or food available. Got in around 6 and there was not a soul in the pub Uncomfortable and the worst place on our trip. Even when we found a place for food and then music and on our return the place was still empty. Don't let the steak offer pull you in .... More

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

13 of us travelled on a stag do and all had a great time! The stay was very welcoming from Gerry and Josephine and their communication throughout was A1. The rooms were clean and comfortable if not a little dated, the food and drink was amazing and the location in the centre of town was ideal. The staff were very... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I will never ever stay in this place again, the owner is the rudest person I have ever met, I don't know how they are still in business the rooms were smelly food very average, avoid, avoid, avoid at all costs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A gang of us stayed on a hen weekend recently. The rooms were clean, warm and comfortable. The bar was homely and clean Food was gorgeous and the staff were very obliging. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a cocktail class with Michael on sat night and he got everyone involved and the drinks were yummy. Dinner was a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed here last Saturday night 22\03. My 5th stay, Mostly stags and nights away with friends. Excellent spot, Superb location. Gerry & Josephne will look after you very well indeed. New addition of steak on ths tone an absolute winner. All the matches live, Lovely fresh pints, what more do you want. Thumbs up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Where do I start , this place is fantastic . So friendly , great pub , great rooms , great staff and great atmosphere. I recently had my hen party stay here and we all loved it. The owner Gerry was the nicest man ever ! . The rooms were great you could fit from 2 people up to 5... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

this little gem is hidden away down a side street,so its peaceful & quite,on arrival we were greeted by a friendly member of staff,the room was big with 2 single beds & 1 double bed,the bath room was tiny & could do with a lick of paint but it done the job,,after a night on the beer we awoke to... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife and I were looking for the perfect day's drive from Dublin to take our two young ladies for an authentic neighborhood over-the-pub experience and found it at the Rafter Dempsey in Kilkenny for a one-night stay. Our hosts were attentive to all our needs. We were first directed to a parking garage run by his friend around the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Kilkenny was one of my favorite stops on our 10 day journey around Ireland and The Rafter Dempseys contributed to our experience! We only stayed one night but it was great! We wondered in last minute and were immediately given a room. Breakfast was personal and delicious and location was perfect! Right in the middle of the AMAZING village. Everyone... 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): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The 'Rafter' Dempsey's 3*
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a great city centre hotel/guesthouse for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of all the shopping and nitelife attraction's that Kilkenny has to offer. A warm welcome and friendly staff await all guests, whether they want to wine or dine, or just unwind.Has won many awards for it's fantastic shopfront flower display's. ... more   less 
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