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Centrally located hotel with easy access to town attractions. Offers modern, spacious rooms, friendly staff, and great food. Includes a leisure center and convenient, discounted parking. Known for comfortable beds and great value for money.
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Luxurious hotel boasting a well-maintained pool area, fabulous Oasis Spa with excellent treatments, and stunning thermal suite views. Features a popular restaurant for special occasions and a less formal Grill serving delicious meals and cocktails.
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#3 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Family-friendly amenities galore, from a petting zoo and dinosaur show to a magical fairy trail. Kids club with diverse activities and dinner service. Unforgettable outdoor infinity pool and well-maintained facilities.
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Centrally located with easy access to city attractions and eateries. Quaint, old-style bar with nightly music. Lovely rooms, high-quality service, and a tranquil ambiance. Note: no dedicated parking.
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Centrally located hotel offering spacious rooms with castle views and comfortable beds. Offers added conveniences like free on-site parking, proximity to attractions, and in-room Nespresso machines. Noted for its friendly staff and proximity to local shops and restaurants.
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Modern hotel with a gym, indoor pool, golf club, and equestrian center. Features spacious rooms with river views, a top-notch golf course, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Known for its historic Manor House, exceptional service, and authentic Irish feel.
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Ideal for weddings with accommodating staff and facilities. Central location with stunning views of castle and river. Clean, comfortable rooms, free parking. Proximity to city attractions and dining.
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David F
David F
@Waterfordlad
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on Jun 2, 2024
1000 welcomes
"We had the most comfortable bedroom, spacious, clean and modern."
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#8 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Ideally located on city outskirts with plenty of free parking. Offers spacious, modern rooms and helpful staff. Features bar and restaurant. Close to retail park and main road. Great value for money.
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Inn
#9 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Historic hotel with modern amenities, near restaurants, bars, and Kilkenny Castle. Features spacious rooms, tranquil gardens, and unique shops. Ideal for exploring the city.
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Brian M
Brian M
@Brian M
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on May 30, 2022
A fantastic wedding venue
"We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking the courtyard."
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#10 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Elegant hotel with high-quality breakfast, Nespresso machines in rooms, and good value cocktails. Comfortable accommodations, friendly service, live music on Sundays. Near beautiful park.
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steve sandford
steve sandford
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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on Aug 22, 2021
Ideal For A Mid Week or Weekend Break
"Great location, spacious and clean room serviced daily if required, shower only."
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#11 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Child-friendly hotel with spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated rooms. Offers a function room, family room, and leisure centre with pool and gym. Noted for attentive, pleasant staff and good food.
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Oldest hotel in the city with rustic charm, centrally located close to attractions and shopping. Offers comfortable beds, outstanding service, delicious food, and ample parking.
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#13 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Centrally located hotel offering free parking. Close to train station, shopping, and nightlife. Features live music, entertainment, and a unique three-level bar.
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#15 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Central location, close to train station, ample parking. Stylish bar, great dining options, popular tea room. Elegant, spacious rooms. Theatre venue for events.
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#16 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Peaceful campsite in Kilkenny with clean facilities, walking distance to city. Offers TV room, laundry, pool table, and unique glamping pods. Friendly owners, ideal for families and festival-goers.
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daisy1fred
daisy1fred
@daisy1fred
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on Apr 2, 2024
Perfect accommodation and service
"Great clean room, excellent breakfast plenty of choices….Irish breakfast is wonderful ."
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#17 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Conveniently located near a castle and the town center. Offers free parking, clean rooms, and a highly praised cooked-to-order breakfast. Welcoming staff. Some minor parking issues.
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Small Hotel
#18 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Centrally located hotel with friendly, attentive service. Known for excellent food, especially breakfast. Clean, comfortable beds. Good value for money. Live music in nearby pub.
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Comfortable rooms with friendly staff, spacious interiors, and fresh air access. Offers fast WiFi, tasty breakfast, and ample parking. Convenient city center location. Reasonable prices.
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Thegooglingcopilot
Thegooglingcopilot
@thegooglingcopilot
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on Jun 2, 2022
Well worth a visit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Lovely welcoming staff, nice clean room with lovely bedding and pillows."
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#21 Best Value of 134 places to stay in Kilkenny
Centrally located gem in Kilkenny, praised for friendly staff, fabulous on-site restaurant, and fair value. Offers secure car park and proximity to downtown pubs and attractions.
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Centrally located, newly renovated hostel ideal for large groups. Features spacious, clean rooms, multiple bathrooms, and convenient city access. Noted for great nearby dining options.
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Kilkenny Hotels Information

Hotels in Kilkenny

134

Hotels Prices From

$96

Hotels Reviews

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16,376

Travel high season

Jun - Aug

Travel low season

Sep - Nov

High season avg price

$234

Low season avg price

$175
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Price trends, weather and things to do can help you make a decision.
Season
Avg. price/night
Avg. temperature
Avg. precipitation
Dec - Feb
Avg. price/night
$175
$105$373
Avg. temperature
43ºF
COLDEST
28ºF76ºF
Avg. precipitation
41in
WETTEST
21 in49 in
Mar - May
Avg. price/night
$186
$105$373
Avg. temperature
49ºF
28ºF76ºF
Avg. precipitation
26in
DRIEST
21 in49 in
Jun - Aug
Avg. price/night
$231
HIGHEST
$105$373
Avg. temperature
60ºF
WARMEST
28ºF76ºF
Avg. precipitation
28in
21 in49 in
Sep - Nov
Avg. price/night
$173
LOWEST
$105$373
Avg. temperature
52ºF
28ºF76ºF
Avg. precipitation
38in
21 in49 in
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Hotels near the sights

  • Smithwick's Experience
    Located in the heart of Kilkenny city, Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny is a multi-sensory experience that immerses you in the history of Ireland's oldest ale. Harvested from our land, seasoned by our history, Smithwick’s has been brewed in Ireland since 1710. Enjoying your favourite Smithwick’s Ale, while one of our local staff explains what makes it so unique, makes this one of the most enjoyable tours in Ireland.
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  • St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
    St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century. The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Tourists can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland.. Admission fee applies for visit into Cathedral and Round Tower.
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  • Medieval Mile Museum
    Located on the 13th century site of St Mary's cruciform church and graveyard. As the starting point of the 'Medieval Mile' trail, it brings to life Kilkenny's history as Ireland's premier medieval city. Displays of Kilkenny's civic treasures and replicas of some of the High Crosses of Ossory illustrate the local Gaelic monastic heritage and the ancient city's historic role in Ireland. The Interactive Audio Tour is available throughout the day, and can be downloaded to your personal device. Audio Guides are also available, and come in 5 languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish). Child friendly versions are also available in each language. The LEGO® mini figure Hunt, which sees 10 characters from Kilkenny's history hidden around the museum in the form of LEGO® mini figures has become extremely popular with kids of all ages! School tours, language schools and third level, please see our website for costings and booking information.
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  • Rothe House & Garden
    Step back in time and see what life was like for a wealthy 17th century merchant and his family. Visit Ireland’s best-preserved Tudor townhouse and garden – right in the heart of Kilkenny city. Join a guided tour to get the complete story of John Rothe and his family or explore at your leisure on a self-guided tour – wander through the three houses, cobbled courtyards and restored garden to get a sense of what it was truly like for a family to live here. Entrance to the restored garden is included in general admission – the perfect place to relax and escape the crowds. Genealogy Services I Historical Books I Gift Shop I Events Guided tours daily, please check our website for the most up-to-date tour times. Self-guided tours available at any time during opening hours. Last admission is one hour before closing time.
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  • Jerpoint Park
    At Jerpoint Park we strive to immerse you in a unique experience of heritage and culture in a very special destination Thomastown Kilkenny. Unearth the history of Jerpoint Park with a guided tour of the footprints of the deserted 12th Century Medieval Settlement called Newtown Jerpoint. The site also contains the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas (Bishop of Myra) plus the Church of St. Nicholas. Sheep dog demonstrations are a wonderful event to see, where man and dog work together as one. Pre-booking is essential.
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  • Ballykeefe Distillery
    Ballykeefe is situated in the heartland of Ireland, adjacent to its medieval capital, Kilkenny city. It is steeped in a historic heritage and tradition, holding the unique distinction of being the birthplace of Irish Whiskey. It is from our area that the first written account of distilling in Ireland comes in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word “whiskey” is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning “water of life”. At Ballykeefe we are now bringing a truly special “water of life” from centuries past to a new generation for their pleasure and good health. The tour; You will see up close every step in the process and also enjoy and have explained the many different aromas and smells at each stage of the brewing and distilling process. Many secrets will be revealed by our award winning Master Distiller . How he makes the “cut” to create the ''Spirit of Kilkenny''
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  • Castlecomer Discovery Park
    Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. Suitable for all ages, it is home to Ireland's longest ziplines at 300m over water, Octagon High Ropes Course, Tree-Top Adventure Walk, Climbing Wall, Junior Woodland Adventure Course, Archery, Boating, Orienteering & Walking trails, School Tours & Field Studies, Team-Building, Elf & Fairy Village, Coal-mining museum, woodland Canopy Cafe, animal viewing area, playground and more! Castlecomer Discovery Park is a social-community enterprise, a registered charity and operates on a not for profit basis.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilkenny hotels

Pembroke Kilkenny, Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, and Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel are some of the most popular hotels for travelers looking to stay near Kilkenny Castle. See the full list: Hotels near Kilkenny Castle.

Popular hotels close to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower include Pembroke Kilkenny, Newpark Hotel, and Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Popular luxury hotels in Kilkenny include Lyrath Estate Hotel, Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection, and Hunter's Yard Hotel at Mount Juliet Estate. See the full list: Kilkenny Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to Dublin Airport include Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport, and Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport. See the full list: Hotels near Dublin Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Medieval Mile Museum are Pembroke Kilkenny, Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, and Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Medieval Mile Museum.

Popular cheap hotels in Kilkenny include Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel, The Hoban Hotel Killkenny, and Langtons Hotel Kilkenny. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Kilkenny.

Newpark Hotel, Lyrath Estate Hotel, and Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection have a spa and received excellent reviews from travelers in Kilkenny. See the full list: Kilkenny Spa Resorts.

Pembroke Kilkenny, Newpark Hotel, and Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel all received great reviews from families traveling in Kilkenny. See the full list: Kilkenny Family Hotels.

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Lyrath Estate Hotel, and Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection received great reviews from travelers looking for a romantic hotel in Kilkenny. See the full list: Romantic Hotels in Kilkenny.

Some of the most popular hotels with a pool in Kilkenny include Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, and Lyrath Estate Hotel. See the full list: Hotels with a Pool in Kilkenny.

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