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Metropole hotel

High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not going to write too much here because there's not much to say. This was probably one of the worst rooms I've ever had to misfortune to stay in. Yes I had read the reviews beforehand but I didn't book this my brother did (for 10 of us). At least we could laugh about it and it'll be a talking... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So landed into the Metropole on a late Friday evening to join a stag party. Within a couple of minutes you can gauge what a place will be like and I knew the Metropole was not going to be good! The first issue was being told by the person behind the bar he'd be with me in a minute. Approximately... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed here on a stag do recently, our party of 10 (all professionals in our 30s) where somewhat surprised to be asked for €40 each as a 'Security deposit' on arrival.We had 2 rooms, a room with 2 and the rest in a dorm. Upon arrival in my room, I was shocked to discover that the wallpaper was hanging off... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I was due to stay here as part of a stag party. There were about ten of us and we were split up around several different rooms. The standard of hygiene was atrocious and the service was horrendous. We arrived later than the rest of the group and we were grabbing a quick (cold) shower in the retro blue moulded... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The worst "hotel" I have ever stayed in.. Myself and 13 friends stayed there for a stag a few weeks back.. Needing though price was agreed and paid the still wanted a deposit off of each of us. We had 2 rooms booked and not 1 of them had hot water in the shower and barley luke warm water in... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There was a considerable hole under the lino in the bathroom floor likely to cause injury at some point. The wallpaper was hanging off the ceiling. No hot water. Mould on the shower curtain. Radiator wouldn't turn off and the room was like a sauna. Mattress had broken springs. Pretty much the worst place I've stayed in.

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Dijon, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I thought I was getting an OK deal on this hotel/hostel for the night. I wasn't. We arrived to a dirty room with the walls peeling. The bathroom was disgusting and they provided no soap or waste bin. To top it off the room next to us was screaming and shouting until 8am therefore making it a tired final day... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As women my friends and I found this hostel very unsafe. There are no staff on duty at certain times of the night and there were male guests roaming up and down the hallways and trying to get into all the rooms. At one point they actually managed to get into one of our rooms (a private double room) because... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Dirty horrible place!!! Owner is a con man & very rude, had 3 nights booked here but left after 1 terrible night. Bathroom so dirty & mouldy not fit for a dog! This place needs to be closed down. Would rather sleep on a park bench!!!! You would be insane to stay here.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Avoid this place like the plague-it was dirty,no locks on doors,falling apart-we had no choice but to stay one night and cancelled the following two we had booked but they refused a refund,even for the night they had more than 24hrs notice.

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Address: High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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