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Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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10 reviews
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“Cons outweigh the pros”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Pros
Great location
Nice breakfast
Staff were friendly but not overly helpful

Cons
-Very expensive
-No tea/coffee/water in the bedroom- can't think of the last time this happened in a hotel
-Generally grubby and worn looking (bed covers, around the shower, cracks in the ceiling, back off the remote etc)
-Very little lighting in the room and we could only find one plug (so even less)
- toilet didn't flush properly and was constantly getting clogged.
- 4'6" bed: not used to it at home so certainly don't want it on my holidays!
- noise outside was really loud (until about 5am)

To be honest, I was really shocked at what was being charged considering that there were basic things missing. I wouldn't have minded if the price had been €30-€40 less. If you don't mind all of the items I have mentioned I suggest asking for a room with a larger bed (the room next to ours had one) and facing the front (there is a lane way with a nightclub down the side).

  • Stayed March 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very disappointed with my stay the room was a town and a box in size.. No tea/coffee facilities when I rang gown only then was I told they deliver tea/coffee 24hrs a day should have being told this on checkin.. No shower caps or body lotion when they delivered body lotion it contained shower gel.. Breakfast was so basic and no decent veg options or non meat options. The staff were lovely but so disgusted with what I was charged was expecting a much more luxurious stay then what I Recieved..

  • Stayed March 2014
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

On Tuesday the 4th March I checked into this hotel with my partner, and his elderly mother and aunt. From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the extremely friendly staff both at reception, and in the bar. My partners mother is in her eighties and was ,impressed with the log fire but more so the barman who treated her ( and indeed all of us) so well. When she asked where the nearest church was to get ashes he gave her the information he knew, but then came back with a printout of all local churchs and the times of their services.(which was very much appreciated).There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms but complimentry tea/coffee is available 24 hrs and delivered with a smile.The location is central for the town, and this is most certainly a hotel we will be going back to..

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Marie M
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221 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed in the Hotel in December 2013. The rooms and hotel is very cosy. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The bar is lovely and it is all very quaint for a city centre hotel. Well done looking forward to a return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank vivzer
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just stayed the weekend and enjoyed it. Comfortable place, friendly staff, lively bar and good breakfasts.

However ......, on checking in we were advised we would be in a quiet wing of the hotel! Quiet that was each night until about 3.00 a.m. We were then treated to the sounds of the returning Hen party girls partying on, blundering about, slamming doors and banging on them because of lost keys. To boot, at 4.00 a.m. Saturday some staff member decided to sort out the bottle recycling trolleys outside. I sense this is a recurring theme on weekends, as Kilkenny is a Mecca for Hens and Stags and this hotel is very well situated to accommodate them. Book accordingly.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Alan R
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County Waterford, Ireland
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

The hotel was average at best the staff were helpful and pleasant, room was clean but not well appointed, no kettle hair dryer etc... however at 11 pm the noise started from outside as revellers availed of the nite-club this continued until shortly after 5 am as a result what should have been a relaxing weekend was a disaster and at a cost of €160 it really was excessive. Would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kevin W
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Went here for hen Excellent value . Right in centre of all the Action. A walk from all good pubs and clubs. Rooms were nice . Breakfast was lovely. It was v cheap for hotel in centre of town. Would definitely return

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank C T
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Additional Information about Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Property: Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Address: 1 Ormonde St, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
#10 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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