My wife and I were looking for the perfect day's drive from Dublin to take our two young ladies for an authentic neighborhood over-the-pub experience and found it at the Rafter Dempsey in Kilkenny for a one-night stay. Our hosts were attentive to all our needs. We were first directed to a parking garage run by his friend around the corner and it was hassle free. We were then shown our two rooms upstairs which were modest but very clean. The shower ran strong and hot. We were then treated to a table next to the wood-burning fireplace that our host took time to clean up fresh and light up, just for us. The Guinness was the perfect pint and the steak on brick just to our liking. Breakfast next morning was ideal. Our whole family loved our "day in the life" with the locals who came in regular for their pints, and only regret we missed the live music our particular night. Strong marks for the Rafter Dempsey!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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