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Dempsey's B&B

26 James Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Rooms were the finest but when arrived owner demanded money up front which was not too bad. When other friends arrived he tried overcharge on rates already agreed on. Attitute of owner very arguementative and not very helpful at all. We had a group of approx 40 in the bar during both days and spent a lot of money on... More 

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Wexford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

A few of us stayed in Rafters after holding a charity event there for the Irish Cancer Society. I cannot say enough good about Gerry, Keith and Kevin!! We ran a waxing/karaoke night to raise money for Cancer - they could not have been more helpful!! We also had finger food which was very tasty and good value for money.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

I came to Kilkenny from Los Angeles with several friends on New Years Eve hoping for a room. After being turned down, understandably, at several establishments, The Rafter Dempseys offered a room, and even helped with all our requests. They had plenty of suggestions for local tourist info, had a nice band and a bar filled with locals in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

A group of us arrived in Kilkenny without a place to stay but then we came across Dempsey's. They were very helpful in accomidating us on one of Kilkenny's busiest days. After the Left Bank bar we hit up Dempsey's bar for late night drinks. A fun and amazing time was had by all. The next day breakfast was amazing.... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

We recently stayed here and i have to say i was really surprised as I had read the reviews - the place must have changed dramatically. Friends booked the B&B for us as they had stayed there previously and when I read the reviews I was dreading it but I have to say they make it sound like a completely... More 

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Cork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

Stayed here on a hen weekend. All staff were very friendly and accomodating. There was 25 of staying and on one of the nights we ate in the restaurant. The food and service was excellent. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again.

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kildare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

spent two nights in rafterdempsey food was good value and very tasty rooms clean and comfortable and very clean i will be back

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Stayed here for one nite as part of a friends stag in August 2009. Firstly, 3 of us stayed in a tiny dingy room, with one single bed and one double...and were charged €65 each...€195 for the room...I would put this as the worst value i have ever encountered for any accomodationa anywhere in the world...in these times, this is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

Hen party of about 25. booked in friday night and others on sat night. rooms tiny with basic facilities, actually think i got bitten by bed bug...uugh we had dinner at the 'resteraunt' which was not great, starter of brie and garlic chicken salad was missing the brie and the garlic and contained just a small few pieces of dried... More 

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Cork , Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

We stayed in Rafter Dempseys on a stag night and paid 65 Euros per person. It's in a good location but the rooms are tiny , dirty and generally of a very poor standard. Dont expect hot water for a shower unless you have it in the morning as one of the lads found out to his cost ! We... More 

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