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Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2007

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here just a few short weeks ago and already i would love to go back.this hotel has everything,its centrally located,next door there is an atm,across the road kilkenny castle,around the corner the shopping street.pubs everywhere but once your inside you dont even notice all the hustle and bustle going on out side.

Rooms are tastefully decorated,did not find one bit of dirt in the room,the beds were HUGE and so comfortable!bathroom was spotlessly clean,and was kept that way the whole weekend by their wonderful staff,shower was lovely and relaxing,bath was very small though,only downside to this hotel!
Our room looked out over the busy street,and i have to say we didnt find it that bad,im a heavy sleeper,but my partner isnt and he slept just fine with everything that was going on outside.

The jacobs cottage restraunt was lovely,staff were so helpful,food was amazing(breakfasts and dinner)and im very picky with foods too so its not often i say that!i can still taste the dinner!

It rained in kilkenny all weekend,being from dublin im used to it,but the hotel made up for it completley,i cant wait to go back,and will definetly be staying there anytime i visit and recomending it to everyone.

Stayed: March 2007
5  Thank MS-VERY-PICKY
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Reviewed February 21, 2007

We stayed at this hotel for a two night midweek break in February. The hotel is very centrally located and is easy to find. The car park is just across the street and is very convenient. The service was excellant, the food was great. It was in easy walking distance of everything we needed - shops, cinema etc. There were a few minor down points though. We had a nice spacious room with a side street view, but the noise at night of cars -- barrels of drink being delivered at 6:30 am did take away from the stay a bit. Also the bath is tiny and its fine for sitting in but not if you want a relaxing soak.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank boneymDublin
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Reviewed January 12, 2007

The bad news was that we had one night in Kilkenny and it was raining when we arrived, stopped, rained again, stopped, rained all night and it was raining when we left. During the two "stops" we were able to get out and wander around town a bit and the hotel is perfectly situated for that. Town center Kilkenny seems to be a couple parallel streets that run for about a kilometer with the hotel on one end so it was an easy out and back.

After we checked in we popped into the Pub and had a great late lunch and some of the best hot soup (did we mention it was raining) on our trip. Our room was spacious with a street side view. We did not have any of the noise problems that others have mentioned, perhaps because it was RAINING.

We had dinner that night at Rinnuccini which is just around the corner and across from the castle and had one of our best meals and the best service in two months abroad. It was treat. We also wandered down towards the river and hit a couple pubs including Matt the Miller's that was recommended to us.

After checking out we had a little trouble getting our car out of the car park across the street as I don't think we received the alleged credit we should have for our hotel stay. All things considered, we enjoyed the staff, the location and our room and would certainly stay again....if it isn't raining.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank John_Z_MN
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Reviewed January 2, 2007

We stayed for two nights just before Christmas. Family of four in a penthouse (jr?) suite. The room was beautiful, jacuzzi tub, high ceilings. Front desk staff was very helpful with recommendations, directions etc.
We got a very reasonable rate of 150Euros/ night , which included parking, taxes and breakfast for four. Our first morning, jet lagged we woke up late and called down at 9:58 worried that we missed breakfast. We did, but they still offered to send up a tray with a continental breakfast. It was a HUGE assortment of yogurts, granola, toast, croissants, muffins, cereal, fruit, milk juice, coffee and tea. Unbelievable!
We were facing the parking garage, Yes we could hear the noise downstairs, but it was more like a distant dull roar than disturbing to us.
We would definitely stay there again if we are lucky enough to go back to Kilkenny!

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with family
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3  Thank occumsrazor
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Reviewed December 1, 2006

As the same with the some of the other reviews. If you are the wrong side of the hotel you can't get any sleep. After having booked a suite hoping not to have this problem, I discovered that it was not the case. Loud noisy people both in the bar and outside smoking meant that my fiance and I didnt get to sleep until 4am.

After calling the front desk at about 2am, they were not very sympathetic, and said they could do nothing about it or move me to another room... Not good when you are paying about 200 euros a night!

The rooms themselves were very nice and the hotel generally lovely, but hotels like this need to decide if they want to be a hotel or a trendy bar.... Obviously you cannot do both!!

If it wasnt for the hotel owned bar, I would return but never again while the bar is still in operation.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Franklin+Elvis
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Reviewed October 2, 2006

I ahve been staying here for several years to attend the local Goresbridge Horse Sales, I was a chance caller originally but now always stay here when in the area.The level of genuine service is second to none, the reception staff have always remembered me from year to year ( and they do seem to stay!) and absolutely nothing is too much trouble. I am a veteran of many hotel stays from Dubai through the US and most of the UK, indeed my career has allowed me to stay at the best the hotel industry can offer but I would never stay anywhere else in Kilkenny. Being a single female traveller can (still) be fraught but whether taking a drink in the bar or requesting Room Service (happily provided from Jacobs Cottage menu) the staff can do no more. Yes, the rooms are a little tired but always immaculate and clean, the furnishings are timeless so this is less of an issue. The location is superb for shopping in Kilkenny and some very good restaurants (try Pordylos and Cafe Sol -both excellent) but most importantly the Hibernian has this enveloping feeling of being at home in a hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled solo
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3  Thank HonW
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Reviewed September 9, 2006

  • Stayed: August 2005, traveled with friends
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3  Thank SullyR33
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Additional Information about 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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
#8 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#10 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range: $97 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of Kilkenny – Excellent location - show map One of our top picks in Kilkenny. In Kilkenny city centre, the award-winning 4 star boutique, Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodation, Harper's Restaurant and 2 leading bars. In the shadow of Kilkenny Castle, the Hibernian Hotel is in the heart of Kilkenny city. Originally the Hibernian Bank, this 18th Century building overlooks the Parade, popular because it's close to Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre. Just under 2 hours from Dublin, the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers you traditional charm in this vibrant city. Guest parking is available in a multi-story car park opposite the Hibernian Hotel, free of charge between 18:00 and 12:00 the next day. ... more   less 
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