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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

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4 Friary Street Gardens, Kilkenny Ireland
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#41 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
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a great city centre hotel/guesthouse for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of all the shopping and nitelife attraction's that Kilkenny has to offer. A warm welcome and friendly staff await all guests, whether they want to wine or dine, or just unwind.Has won many awards for it's fantastic shopfront flower display's.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free internet
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Diving
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Horseback riding
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Karaoke
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Ironing service
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English
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Vlasta L wrote a review Aug 2020
Kilkenny, Ireland3 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly staff,very good food,we enjoyed a rugby match saturday. We had steak on stone chicken wings and burger.We were very impressed with the serious efforts being made by management in meeting Covid-19 challenges. Looking forward to a return visit. Will recommend Rafters to our friends.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Rafter Dempseys, Owner at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Many thanks for your great review......we look forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards, Gerry.!
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Martin G wrote a review Aug 2020
Kilkenny, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went to Rafters gastro pub this evening for dinner with few friends. It was a great night. We where impresed with tasty food and hospitality in this difficult times.We definitely be back there more often
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Teresa H wrote a review Aug 2020
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Went for food this evening, menu looked good but my god food was disgusting, why are these people doing food if they cannot produce the goods, I invite them down to Mullingar any day and we will show them how to make Chicken Curry & an appetising Chicken Burger. First time to visit Kilkenny very hard to get the standard of food we are used to, probably won't be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rafter Dempseys, Owner at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's
Responded Aug 27, 2020
We are Very Sorry that you did Not have a happy experience at our Gastropub. Having checked with the staff member on duty, she confirmed to me that she DID check on your table after a few minutes of your food arriving at your table. She tells me that you confirmed to her that all was good with your food and that she took this to mean that you were HAPPY. This confuses me, as we always check on tables after food is delivered, and if there is any problem at all, we are then in a position to rectify and make good any issues. In this case, I feel that we did everything we could to make your visit an enjoyable one, and I'm disappointed that we now read your disappointment in a review. Please contact me directly if you wish to discuss the issue further and I will endeavor to help resolve the matter, to everyone's benefit! Many thanks, and we hope we can host a visit from you again, sometime soon! Kind regards, Gerry Rafter.
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Sandy M wrote a review Aug 2020
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Spent three days in Kilkenny sightseeing and golf. Went to Rafters for lunch on the first day and returned for dinner every night. Great food especially the steak on the hot stone. Staff very friendly and attentive in these difficult times. Looking forward to a return visit. Will recommend Rafters to our friends. Sandra and Maeve
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Adventure774232 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Our family party of four stayed in Rafter Dempsey's for two nights. We were very impressed with the serious efforts being made by management in meeting Covid-19 challenges. The staff were very friendly and quietly efficient; food was top quality and bedrooms were spacious and very clean. Location was excellent, in the heart of Kilkenny's night life and beside many of its historic gems. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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$92 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkenny
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about The 'Rafter' Dempsey's
Which popular attractions are close to The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Nearby attractions include Medieval Mile Museum (0.07 miles), The Hole in the Wall (0.03 miles), and Kilkenny Castle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Petronella Restaurant & Cafe, Truffles Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Butcher Restaurant.
Is The 'Rafter' Dempsey's located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kilkenny.
Are there any historical sites close to The 'Rafter' Dempsey's?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kilkenny Castle (0.2 miles), Rothe House and Garden (0.2 miles), and Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse (0.2 miles).