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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #37 of 93 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Address: Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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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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