We stayed for two nights at Park Villa in July. We found Vicky and Patrick very friendly and helpful...had great conversations about politics and education etc etc. Breakfasts were good. Room was clean and comfortable. The walk downtown was a comfortable 15 minutes. We would have preferred to book directly with the hosts (for questions etc) though...and the six o'clock check-in (or phone call required) did cause a bit of stress for us since we ran behind time and did not have a cell phone. Otherwise a great experience...and we really liked Kilkenny.