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“Lovely & Enchanting” 5 of 5 stars
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Hillgrove B&B
Warrington | Bennettsbridge Road, Kilkenny, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 93 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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“Lovely & Enchanting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

The pictures posted don't do this place justice, it's so beautiful! You pull in to the driveway and you see this beautiful house covered in ivy and then you park around back and you see this backyard with flowers and a greenhouse and a cute little table to sit at. It's just wonderful! The breakfast had so many options, I wish we had stayed more than one night so I could try more! The only downside was that we had to drive 5-10 minutes to get to the main part of Kilkenny, it wasn't walkable. That's no big deal to me though! My favorite perk was that the beds had heating blankets in them which made for such a cozy night of sleep!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Margaret and Tony made us feel very welcome in their home. The breakfast was well prepared and presented. The choices on offer for the breakfast were incredibly good. The room was spotless. The location was a picture with parking facilities and a beautiful garden. Excellent value.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

The Hillgrove B&B was our first stop in our trip thru Ireland and we couldn't start any better. We had a little trouble finding it but it was probably our mistake as its on the main road, not walking distance to Kilkenny but very easy to reach from town.
The house is spectacular from the outside, with a beautiful garden, and the inside is very lovely too. Our room (triple) was not too big but had all comforts, including heating and bed-heating that was nice to use even in August! All details very well cared of, with pretty decoration.
Margaret was so nice and welcomed us very friendly, giving us all the useful informations, including where to eat in Kilkenny (and we loved the Kyteler's Inn she suggested) and where to park in the city.
There was a wide choice in the breakfast menu and since we stayed for 2 nights we could try most of it and all was delicious.
The breakfast room was very nice too with lovely view on the garden.
I can strongly recommend this B&B, probably the best we stayed in.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We passed here one night. The house is a little gem, really nice and welcoming. The owner, Mrs. Margaret, is so kind and helpful but not inappropriate...a lovely person who suggested us a pub where we passed a funny evening and we had a good Irish dinner.
Ah....the gardens of the house are really nice....

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This beautiful home is tucked away off a main road in Kilkenny. It is easy to find and our room was perfect for our needs. We stayed three nights and had an amazing breakfast each and every morning. Margaret, our host, baked fresh brown bread and banana bread for us and they were simply delicious! It is not walking distance to the center of town however Margaret told us about places to park and sure enough it was easy and cheap. She suggested some great restaurants and we had a great time walking around town and seeing the sights. We were there at the end of April and the weather was perfect!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I stayed at this lovely B&B for two nights with my sister, brother and his wife. We loved it! Margaret and Tony were exceptional hosts! Very polite and friendly, they serve an excellent breakfast . The home is very clean and the grounds were expertly maintained. The setting was perfect, just outside the town of Kilkenny, so very quiet. A little trouble connecting to wi-fi, but with a little help from our proprietors, we were online in no time. We felt very welcome. Margaret is a wealth of information on "things to do" in the area. I recommend this B&B very highly!

Anne from Waterloo, IL

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days, and had a wonderful stay. The house itself is beautiful & the room was very clean & pretty, overlooking the tidy nice garden and matresses were comfortable. The shower pressure was fine & the instant water heater worked great.
Breakfast menu was vast: smoked salmon & scrambled eggs & smoked kipper (herring) with grilled tomato were among the choices beside the traditional full Irish breakfast, pancakes, etc . Our hostess Margaret have won the Irish breakfast award in the past so it was no wonder it was good:)
She and her husband Tony are lovely people; very friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendation and sightseeing suggestions.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Hillgrove and would recommend this place to any one looking for a home away from home experience in a lovely Irish country house.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Warrington | Bennettsbridge Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #12 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny

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