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“Our wedding reception June 2011”
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Newpark Hotel
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
“Our wedding reception June 2011”
Reviewed November 8, 2011

We recently celebrated our wedding reception at the Newpark Hotel last June 2011 so while all of the fine details are still fresh in my memory I said I would put pen to paper to write a review. I must begin by saying that I have never taken the time to post a review or comment on a website but I was so impressed with the Newpark Hotel that I couldn’t let the opportunity pass! From start to finish Newpark provided exceptional service and attention to detail. The ballroom was absolutely stunning on the day, with a beautiful mix of lighting candles and flowers; it was like walking into a banquet at a castle! I was so impressed as were our guests! The food was top class and so many people remarked to us after that it was the best wedding meal they had ever tasted! The staff at the Newpark couldn’t have been more helpful and nothing was a problem. Everyone I dealt with right through from the wedding co-ordinator Yvonne, staff Mary and Aileen and banqueting staff Niall, Peter and Tom were a pleasure to deal with and so professional. We can’t say enough good things about our experience and in my opinion The Newpark Hotel is in a league of its own when it comes to weddings and their standards are just exceptional. Many thanks to everyone at the Newpark, from Eimear and David Ryan.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Stayed for a weekend in October with my boyfriend. Overall was a bit disappointed with our stay. Everything in the hotel was just ok.
We arrived very late on the Friday night and had missed last orders in the restaurant but were still given a table which was great. The food was served very promptly, our starters were lovely, my boyfriends steak was good but my duck main course was very dry and had the worst sauce I've ever tasted! The desserts were really good though so that finished the meal on a nice note. Breakfast each morning was also very good, with lots of food and lots of choice.
However our room was another story. We were given a room in the old part of the hotel and you could really tell. The room was very clean but the bathroom needs a serious updating and the decor in the room was old fashioned. There was also no air conditioning and the room was extremely stuffy, we had to request a fan which didn't help much!
The leisure centre is quite nice, although by no means the best I've been to. The out door hot tub was fantastic though, but could have been much hotter. I also had some treatments done in the spa, which were quite nice, but again not fantastic.
Overall, it's a nice hotel, but needs some updating and more attention to detail

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

If you are looking for a warm hotel room, then this hotel isn't the one. Its unfortunate really as its a lovely hotel with great food etc. We stayed on Nov 01st and were given a room that had no heating, and after complaining, were "upgraded" (to use the receptionist's words) to a room that had heating.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Myself, my wife and our 3 kids stayed in the hotel for 2 nights in a superior family room. The hotel was lovely, location is very good( about 10 mins walk to town). Had dinner in bar one night and food was gorgeous. The one criticism I would have was the room was a little cramped. Alan, Dublin

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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Have visited this hotel on three occasions. This time was for a short break(3 nights). We were give a room on the 2nd floor in the old part of the hotel. No issues with room quite comfortable. However the advertisetment on the hotel website claims that ALL rooms have free wifi broadband. I had taken my laptop with me in order to finish a project which had to be completed by the 3rd Nov. When I approached the reception about this I was told various tales ie. they were waiting on an engineer and he would fix the problem and our room was too far away to get reception of the wifi etc etc. The final insult was when a tall blonde girl a receptionist offered to upgrade us to an executive room but we would have to pay extra charges!!! So my alternative to all of this was to come home a day early and do what I would have done if I had the wifi in the first place,
Why bother claiming to have wifi in all rooms if you dont? I wont go back to this hotel again. Quite simply because the same receptionist who offered the upgrade
checked us out of the hotel and couldnt have cared less. If this is the attitude thats displayed Im sure our custom would be appreciated elsewhere.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights with family, had a lovely time. Food was good, service was excellent. And the rooms where really nice.
The only negatives where, the rooms were a little too hot at night if you didn’t open a window, the tables in the lobby area where not cleared too quickly between guests. The other thing was I ordered three different bottles of wine and they were all out of stock.
Finally my biggest gripe was during breakfast I seen a couple of female guest in the restaurant that were still in their bed clothes/PJ's. These were middle aged women, and in my opinion people presenting themselves for breakfast should be dressed properly when they're going to be dining in front of other guests, and if they showed up in this attire they should be refused access to the dining area. That really put me off my breakfast especially as one particular middle aged woman was barely dressed and lots of bits were hanging out.

The kiddies club was fantastic and my niece and nephew couldn't wait everday!

They were the only issues I encountered, other than that it was a lovely break.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are very nice
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

We had an excellent stay in Kilkenny. Our group was very well looked after throughout our stay, even though there was a wedding party in the hotel our service was super. We had a fabulous meal in the Park room, where everyone was seated around one big table. The rooms were very clean and recently decorated. Breakfast was also very good. Overall a great hotel, with excellent staff and a warm reception.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Newpark Hotel
Address: Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Spa Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Newpark Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set amind 20 acres of parkland yet only a short stroll from the the historic city with its rambling streets and beautiful castle. State of the art conference and event facilities with wonderful gardens and natural day light. Scrumptious dining in Gullivers restaurant and delicious bar food in the popular Scotts Bar. Step inside our Escape Health club and spa which is sanctuary of pure indulgence, where time is left at the door of the Aveda health club and spa. ... more   less 
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