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“Very good pub accommodation, great friendly service!”

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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's
Ranked #37 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 17, 2010

Stayed here for one night to experience Kilkenny. The accomodation is situtated above the pub. It's fairly basic pub/b&b accommodation with fairly basic facilities (compared say to hotels), but that was exactly what I expected to get anyway so I was more than happy with that. The breakfast was excellent, probably the best I had during my stay in Ireland. Location is excellent. Just off the main high street, there are loads of pubs and restaurants to choose from, and Kilkenny centre is quite small anyway so its easy to walk everywhere. I'd recommend doing a walk along the river, then coming back up through the castle gardens, that was really nice (on a nice sunny day!).
Only one downside to the accomodation is that as it is a pub you do get some noise from the pub below, and from the street, particularly around closing time, but again, that would be expected if you're staying in pub accomodation.

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Reviewed April 27, 2010

Great food, great pub with atmosphere and character. We were welcomed in with open arms and treated as though we were part of the family. Not if, but when I go back to Kilkenny I will be staying at and hanging out at Rafter Dempsey's!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

Exactly what we were looking for. Rooms and Bathrooms were spotless. Nightlife was excellent. Great atmosphere and very helpful staff before during and after our stay. Owners very helpful while organising our event also.. Thanks guys.

  • Stayed: April 2010
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

The Rafter Dempsey's in Kilkenny was the perfect location for our weekend. Situated in the centre of town its close to all amenities and all nightlife. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the atmosphere in the pub was great. Our room was very reasonably priced considering its location and the full irish breakfast in the morning hit the spot. All in all I would highly recommend staying here if visiting Kilkenny

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

really nice staff, traditional pub, quiet rooms and located in the city centre = we had a really nice stay !

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

Address: 4 Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range: $90 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The 'Rafter' Dempsey's 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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