If memory serves me correctly, this Hotel was built during the Celtic Tiger. Though the expression 'celtic tiger' has become something of a dirty word, we should remember that some great things happened during this era. The lyrath estate is one such example. It is opulent and elegant and unlike some Hotels during the CT era the staff are extremely friendly and attentive.
The mgr Elaine is fantastic - very approachable and very eager to ensure that the guests have a great time.
The food is simply excellent - from the bar to the restauarnt. We travelled with our 4 children. Ages 11 - 3. If they wanted something that was'nt on the menu the staff did their very best to accomodate.
There is loads to do - unlike a previous reviewer who stated that its "a bit boring". It could only be described as a little boring if you dont lke relaxing in the endless comfortable sofas, walking the beautiful estate, going for a cyle on one of the compliementary bikes, using the gymn, the steam room, the pool, playing pool/snooker, having a drink, watching TV etc etc etc etc etc!!
This is simply a wonderful Hotel be it for a family or for a couple with lots to do and again big hat off to the mgr that epitomises all that can be good in an Irish hotel. Will defiitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amid 170 acres of mature parkland, 1.2Km from Kilkenny City, Lyrath Estate fuses stunning contemporary hotel design with the elegance of the original 17th century Lyrath House. Featuring 139 spaciously appointed air-conditioned bedrooms, numerous bars and restaurants, the award winning Oasis Spa and Oasis Health Club, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows which border its 17 meter infinity edge pool. Whilst the "Kilkenny Convention Centre" at Lyrath Estate offers purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities for up to 1,500 delegates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa And Convention Centre
- Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Hotel Convention Centre