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Butler House

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16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in the Kilkenny area on business I have always stayed at Butler House for about 25 years now. Of Georgian origins it is centrally located,has lovely landscaped gardens away from the road and thus the setting is a good one. It is a walk of 5 minutes to a superb variety of shops and eateries in Kilkenny Town .... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were unbelievably friendly. We weren't the best dressed backpackers showing up at such a posh place and they treated us as they would treat the posh! The rooms are so beautiful and the restaurant is amazing! Worth the splurge for us!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pulling up to the front door we were a little nervous (was it a hotel or an old building?), but heading around the back and realizing we were on the grounds of Kilkenny castle... well... enough said! Grounds were gorgeous and gardens weren't even yet in bloom. Included breakfast was perfection. Main level could use an update (smelled musty), but... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and a friend stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the old world feel to Butler House. We had booked a twin room and when we got there, found we had been upgraded to a large suite at the back of the house overlooking the gardens...impressive! The room & bathroom were both spotless. Breakfast is served in the Kilkenny... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Huge room overlooking the Blue Bar in the centre of Kilkenny. Free parking. Room clean & warm. Bed very comfortable. Breakfast across at the design centre has massive choice of quality food. Friendly staff.

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We only stayed for 1 night, but this is a beautiful property. The bathrooms in particular are clean and spacious. The garden was so nice and the breakfast was great. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Absolutely a fantastic place to stay. Although it may not be everyone's cup of tea, anyone into period architecture are in for a treat. We stayed in the presidential suite and it was perfect. Simply decorated enhancing all the period features in the rooms and amazing views of Kilkenny castle and gardens. Location is perfect two minute walk to town... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Perfect quiet centre location. Your breakfast is served in the Kilkenny Design Centre at the back of the house (a walk through the beautiful gardens) foods is wonderful. Staff very helpful relaxed and friendly. House is clean and bright a wonderful restoration to a beautiful house, beds very comfy,great deep bath and walk in shower. Recommended :)

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Right next to Kilkenny castle, great breakfast, pretty nice hotel. I might stay there again, but would look at other options. Nice little caffe, La coco, next to the hotel. Room was rather large which was nice. Very friendly and good cappuccino. Took the self guided Kilkenny castle tour, pretty skippable. Did a day trip to the Rock of Cashel... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed at Butler house in December 2014. Richard (the manager) was very welcoming, and suggested a variety of restaurants and pubs for the evening. The room was large, and the bathroom was very well appointed. The B&b features free parking, and a pretty garden for warmer days. Breakfast was good and plentiful.

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