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“Great location next to Kilkenny Castle” 4 of 5 stars
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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Killorglin, Ireland
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Great location next to Kilkenny Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Easy access on car to this well run hotel.
Breakfast, apart from usual Irish hot breakfast, includes fresh fish, on request.
Well presented and cooked to your likening .
Bar has good food in the evening but its special burger is excellent.
Dining room offers a good variety of freshly cooked meals from local produce.
Bed rooms are clean and spacey .
Staff are all very helpful.

Stayed May 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great location, near the centre of Kilkenny with all the main attractions a few minutes walk away. Terrace along the river with the castle overlooking the hotel was brilliant. This was packed both days we were here since we had a bit of sun ;) Staff were friendly and helpful, rooms clean and breakfast was great. Leisure facilities were spotless. Only negatives were that the hallways could have been a little brighter and we were only made aware of the €5 per night parking charge on arrival. Otherwise a great stay and will recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is set idyllically by the river with views of the castle. The rooms are large and comfortable. The breakfast is lovely and the staff are very helpful. All this for €75/night. Very good value for a 4 star hotel.

Stayed April 2013
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Sligo, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good place to stay, was in Kilkenny for a conference, hotel is good, not as modern as some hotels, but does the main things right. Bang in the center of the town, so no driving to and from your place of residence to get to the town center.
A couple of minor quibbles, €5 for overnight parking was something I was not aware of on booking, the restaurant did not open until 7:30 for breakfast, for business this is a bit late. Breakfast was lovely though, and it filled me for most of the day!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Benton, Louisiana
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Charming place to stay. Very centrally located in town. Near most sights and easily accessible by auto. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was very nice and the food very good. Auto parking was available but when parking in the rear of the hotel, it was a bit of a walk in the rain to get to the hotel as there was no entrance from the rear. Several good pubs to eat or drink at within easy walking distance. Strongly recommend a room upgrade to get a great river view.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed the night before and the night of our friends wedding. It is so central, the car was never moved from the car park. The food was fab, the staff were really helpful and a massage is a must! Thank you

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Got a good overnight deal for a group of four people. Everything did what it said on the box. Overlooking the river, outdoor spaces if you wanted to wander or have a smoke. Indoor nice public rooms, good gym, most obliging staff, full of info. Food was interesting and one of my guests found a foreign object in their desert (bit of plastic of the ice cream tub) total focus by the Duty Manger, doctor? dentist? nice glass of port? Very very impressed a minor incident was address with such care and attention by staff. Bedrooms a little small but everything worked and it is the centre of a city.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Address: The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Award winning Kilkenny River Court Hotel, superbly located on the bank of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Nestled in a private courtyard, secluded from the bustling and winding city streets, the Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny's majestic 12th century castle. On arrival you will feel a sense of belonging as our experienced team welcomes you to Kilkenny's finest four star hotel. The Hotel is the ideal setting for corporate events, weddings or special family events. Our prime city centre location also includes ample secure on site parking facilities. Dining outlets at the Hotel include the AA Rosette winning Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Kitchen at the Riverview Bar complete with its own 'al fresco' terrace dining experience. ... more   less 
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