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“Almost Purrfect , Cat laughs weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
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“Almost Purrfect , Cat laughs weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Just back from bank hol weekend -Cat laughs festival , stayed at KO, the most friendly efficient staff ever work at this venue from front desk to waiting staff to Spa staff. We were delighted to be upgraded to Presidential Suite on arrival, its very classy with fab bathroom, deep bath with candles surrounding it, tv and lovely double shower..This place has a lovely comfy Foyer/ Lounge where you can loll around in big comfy couches having afternoon tea or drinks. Tried the steakhouse restaurant, for hotel food its pretty ok with the steak rising above hotel food to very good. Excellent breakfast here, very fresh. Had a deep tissue massage and also a facial and both were excellent, Caught one of the comedy shows here as well, Its the perfect venue for the festival, and despite it being so busy , it doesn't lower its standards. Will definitely be back , We had stayed in Lyrath Hotel recently but would prefer KO for the sheer friendliness and warm surroundings.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2010
Dear Sultanas,

Thanks so much for your great review of our Hotel and the Cat Laughs Festival on Tripadvisor.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and with us and our fabulous Presidential Suite. We had 22 concerts in the hotel over the festival and we are the home of the Cat Laughs Festival Club also so you were definately in the right place!!

I look forward to welcoming you back next year or sooner if you get the opportunity.

Kind Regards,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

We stayed at the hotel for one night, attending a conference there the next day. We were not exactly sure what to be expecting when we arrived but were more than impressed! We were welcomed at the desk by a lovely lady(Emma), despite the room was not ready. The room was spotless and had a few but nice toiletries and the room didnt seem at all tired (as mentioned by another reviewer). We went to the pool and we had it to ourselves for the most part. Theres a jacuzzi, which was wonderfull. The decor thoughout the hotel is very nice and its all seems very new. We went to Savour restaurant, for a meal, and the staff were friendly enough and appropriately attentive. Breakfast was lovelyI could not recommened this hotel enough.
A reference for the night porter (a spanish gentleman?), even through a peak of service at the lounge, he kept up a high standard service and was very helpful and friendly

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2010
Dear Koloudonegal,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor.com.

I appreciate your kind comments and I am delighted that you enjoyed our conference & leisure facilities, food and Kilkenny in general. I will pass on your kind comments to the relevant team members

I look forward to welcoming you back to Kilkenny in the future.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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Dublin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

My wife and I were married in May and had our reception in the Ormonde. From the minute we booked the reception the hotel could not do enough for us. The staff were very accommodating - every personal request was catered for. The reception was terrific value with lots of extras thrown in at no extra charge. The location is brilliant as its very central. Since the wedding we have heard nothing but very positive comments from friends and family about the food, staff and atmosphere. So full marks all round!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2010
Dear Gowldoleer,

Many Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor of your wedding with us in the Ormonde and I am delighted that it met with your expectations.

On behalf of all the team I'd like to wish you health and happiness together and I look forward to welcoming you back again.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

This was a really nice hotel once we checked in at reception we went straight to our room which was bright & very clean and had a lovely flat screen tv, there were loads of towels & there was also tea coffee making facilities. We did notice though that the room was really very warm so we checked the heaters & they were off so we opened the windows. There was no air conditioning. We went shopping in to the city, we had a great day shopping.So we decided to use their Leisure facilities which were really good also. We booked dinner in their Savour restaurant that evening & the food & service was brilliant. We went to the local cinema that evening & this was a short walk from the hotel.When we retired back to the room my partner wanted to do some work but there was no WIFI service which we thought was bad for a 4 star hotel. I also have to say everything about the room was lovely except for the heat of the room, it was so warm & stuffy we had the windows opened all night to no avail as the night was very humid also.Thhere was no air conditioning which they would need for the summer, maybe winter the room would have been ok. Other than that the staff & the service was really good will definitely return. Breakfast was lovely but i would have loved Danish pastries & Croissants.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Dear Chipdublin,

Thanks for your comment card and the review on Tripadvisor of your recent visit to the Ormonde and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I have passed your comments about the WiFi and the heat to our Accommodation team and I apologise for the inconvenience that was caused to you.

I look forward to welcoming you back so that I may have the opportunity to show you every curtosy.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

Stayed on Fri 14th May on their €150 Friday Night package which included deluxe room, pre-dinner cocktails, 3 course dinner for two in their stylish Savour restaurant and breakfast. Our third floor room was spotless and very spacious! Beds were superb too. Bathroom was grand as well. No issues!

Pre-dinner cocktails in the bar set up the dinner nicely. Our meal in Savour was absolutely delicious! I had steak for main and it was cooked to perfection. Waiting staff were quick and attentive without getting annoying.

Service in all areas of the hotel was the best I've seen in any Irish hotel bar none. All staff we met at reception, bar and restaurant were extremely polite, helpful and quite often funny too, which made for a good atmosphere in the hotel. Considering the great price for all of the above, I highly recommend a stay!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Dear Georgina,

Thanks for your review on Tripadvisor of your recent visit to the Ormonde and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2010

Recently stayed at this hotel and it was a wonderful experience!! From the moment we arrived until check out everything was great. Very helpful staff, great food and service and all within walking distance of the center of town!! what more could you ask for!!
Beautiful well cared for hotel, so give yourself a treat and book in i certainly will first chance i get!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Dear dublinsuzi,

Thanks for your review, on Tripadvisor, of your recent visit to the Ormonde and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We had an excellent stay at the Ormonde. Staff in all areas were friendly and efficient and the room was to a high standard. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh.

A brilliant hotel in the centre of everything. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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colinahern, General Manager at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2010
Dear User23,

Thanks for your review, on Tripadvisor, of your recent visit to the Ormonde and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Yours in Service,

Colin Ahern
General Manager
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
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Additional Information about Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Address: Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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