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Carriglea B&B Kilkenny
Ranked #25 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Beautiful B&B in the artsy and charming town of Kilkenny. Aside from being a warm and friendly place to stay due to the very kind and informative owner, it also has large rooms, great beds, a fabulous full irish breakfast and the inn is a very short walk to the center of town. Stayed one night but should have stayed longer. Highest recommendation.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and large here I believe.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Our stay in Kilkenny at Carriglea House was an enchanting experience. Our hostess Josephine made us feel welcome and it was a pleasure to have a cup of tea in a pleasant sitting room after the stress of learning to drive on the left side of the road.

Josephine gave us plenty of useful information about Kilkenny.

Carriglea House is very well situated and from there we could walk around the medieval city to visit and go out for dinner.

The breakfast was very good and when we left we were glad to have met Josephine and her husband who are very "sympathique" people and to have learned a little bit about living in Éire.

We will surely go back to Carriglea house when we will be in Kilkenny.

Suzie and Michel Leroux

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

Josephine was very welcoming on our arrival and because we hadn't booked she was able to give us a choice of 2 rooms. We choose the front room which is very light with a large bay window overlooking the street. The ensuite was small but very serviceable and the rooms were spotlessly clean. Josephine is a wealth of information about Kilkenny and the county plus she gave us a choice of pubs and restaurants in the town to visit. Carriglea B&B is within walking distance to Kilkenny Castle and the town centre and in the evening we were fortunate enough to hear a professional bodhran player (an Irish drum) in a local pub.
Breakfast was scrumptious and kept us going into the afternoon.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Lotti17
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Before booking our stay in Kilkenny, I read reviews of many places. The reviews for Carriglea won me over. And it was completely perfect! It's a beautiful, old house, just a few minutes from the Medieval part of the city. The rooms were a good size (many B&B rooms in Ireland are very small), and the bathroom had lots of room (again, comparatively). Breakfast was lovely, with several good options. Also, in the sitting room/lounge area, we found an "after dinner trivia" game. We took a few cards with us to dinner one night and laughed over our lack of knowledge! (It must be a British game, and we Americans knew nothing about English counties.) From the first inquiry email to Josephine to checking out after two lovely nights, we loved Carriglea. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

If you visit Kilkenny, this is definitely the place to stay it is so close to local amentities yet far enough away so that it is quiet. But more importantly, Josephine and her husband who run this establishment are warm and delightful hosts who put themselves out to resolve any queries you might have. There was a particular place my friend and I were very keen to visit but with no public transport, it looked like we wouldn't be able to go. Josephine went out of her way to sort this out for us. Their daughter was also very helpful, sorting out train tickets back to Dublin, and even a visit to the local cinema!
Oh and good choice of breakfast too!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank PaulineGrant
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed at this charming B & B just on the edge of downtown Kilkenny for two nights in June and had a wonderful time. This gorgeous old 2-storey B & B is located across the street from the Kilkenny castle grounds and only a couple of blocks from downtown. This is far enough away from downtown not to hear the traffic and close enough for a leisurely stroll into town. We were able to park our car on the lot and never use it during our stay. We had booked 3 nights at Carriglea but an emergency put us a day behind schedule and we had to cancel our first nights stay. We called only 24 hours before our scheduled arrival but Josephine was wonderful (I wish we could have stayed the extra night). Our room was spacious and well kept and the breakfasts were superb. Carriglea is a clean, well run B &B where the host, Josephine, welcomes you and makes you feel at home. I don’t know if you could find a better location for a B & B in Kilkenny.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

This B&B is about a 10 minute walk to town. The host provided us with several restaurant choices and other advice. Although it did not have inroom phones, Josephine and her husband gladly let us use theirs for our calling card needs. It is very quiet and in a beautiful section of Kilkenny.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carriglea B&B Kilkenny

Address: Archers Avenue | Castle Road, Kilkenny 00, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #25 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range: $39 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carriglea is an elegant spacious home on a quiet avenue 5 minutes walk from Kilkenny city centre. Adjacent to the beautiful castle park and only 3 minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle. All bedrooms are well furnished and offer a comfortable relaxing atmosphere. They are all centrally heated with en-suite bathrooms and welcome tray with tea and coffee. Guests are offered a full breakfast menu. A warm and friendly welcome to Kilkenny is assured to all. ... more   less 
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