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Zuni Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed here for one night enroute from Dublin to Killarney. You really can't beat the price of this place -- but don't expect many extras/luxuries. The pictures of the rooms on the website, etc., look beautiful, but once you arrive, you can't help but feel everything is just a little too basic and just a tiny bit cramped. We were in Ireland during a particularly warm spell, and the room was a little warm, so make sure you'll be okay not having A/C or a fan if you stay here. WIFI worked great. Having breakfast included was a plus, though the included options are not extremely extensive. The food was tasty though -- also, try the desserts in the cafe. Absolutely fantastic! In the end, we got a good night's sleep for a good price.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

A great small hotel, with lovely staff, perfect location and quality food. Stayed 2 nights snd nothing was too much bother. A good base to explore this part of Ireland and to come back to each night. Lots of space and a comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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2  Thank omarriann
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed in Zuni for 1 night and had 3 rooms for the 5 of us. Our 3 young adult children had 2 rooms down the hall from us.
The Good: The kid's rooms were huge. Especially by European standards. Bathrooms were large as well. Windows opened for fresh air. Great location near the castle and the shops. Breakfast was wonderful-we could order from their small menu. Lots of food and nicely presented. It was served in a very timely manner. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
The Bad: The beds were too firm (personal preference). We couldn't figure out how to control the room temperature ourselves so we were a bit too warm overnite. Our shower broke and created quite a mess. They came up immediately upon our calling and tried to fix it but could not. They offered us another room for showering but we just used our kid's rooms. So, although it was an inconvenience to have the shower break, I think they handled it the best way possible.
Bottom Line: I would recommend this hotel and would stay in it again myself if we were to travel to kilkenny.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank 4annmarie
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Paul B, Owner at Zuni Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Hi Ann-Marie
Thank for your feedback and I really appreciate your recommendation.
The problem with the shower was that the control knob broke and so the water could not be turned off. This was replaced immediately and is now working as it should.
Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation on the day. (The night-porter has since changed into dry clothes and is slowly recovering from the ordeal!!!)

Hope you enjoyed the your visit to Ireland.
Best Wishes
Paul

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Zuni Hotel is centrally located. The staff is lovely and the food at their restaurant was some of the best I had while in Ireland. My room was large and very comfortable. It's a great place to stay during a visit to Kilkenny!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Paul B, Owner at Zuni Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Hi Patty

Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Hope you had an enjoyable stay in Ireland.

Best Wishes
Paul

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This small hotel is in a great location and is part of a Food Trail. We were pleased with the hotel, the location was excellent, the restaurant was very good, and our room was clean. The free parking was a bonus. While staying here visit the restaurant, they source many ingredients locally.

Room Tip: The rooms are not large and there's not many of them so request one of the bigger rooms.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this contemporary little hotel in the heart of Kilkenny. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. We also had dinner one night in the hotel's chic restaurant -- excellent! There is free parking behind the hotel in a gated lot -- a little tricky to find the first time, and you need to contact the front desk to remotely open the liftgate for you. (I just dropped my wife at the front entrance, then drove around the block to the lot entrance.)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed here two weeks back on a stag party, we have nothing but positive things to say about Zuni; friendly helpful staff, clean modern rooms and the highlight of the weekend....The Restaurant, I've never had better food anywhere.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Gerry M
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Additional Information about Zuni Hotel

Address: 26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
#11 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range: $141 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Zuni Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free On-Site Parking Free Wi-FiCity Centre ... more   less 
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