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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2011

We saw this hotel and were about to walk away because it looked too fancy for our budget, but luckily we gave it a shot and booked a room immediately! It's clean, has lovely views of Kilkenny Castle and a great breakfast in the morning. The staff was friendly and they had the sweetest dogs in the parking lot, not sure if they belonged to staff or another guest, but they were a cute touch and made us miss our dog at home!

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Reception was spotless and very fresh looking.
Bar and restaurant were very nice.
Staff were in good supply and very efficient and friendly.

Car parking was 3euro extra to be expected for the location which is bang in the
middle of town, beside Johns castle.

Room rates vary in midweek 85 to 125 Euro
to Wends 100-200 Euro (most Fri and Sat booked out 1-2 months in advance)
Rooms were very nice, looking new and clean.
Check out was twelve but a loose term thankfully.
The outside veranda was particularly nice with soft backround music, enjoyed few hours there.
If staying for a number of nights avoid the rooms over the smoking area as there is an extraction fan buzzing away from 11am.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

We stayed here at the May Bank Holiday and there is a lot to like about this hotel. I know that Kilkenny is quite a party town and it was a still night but I was awake all night in our lovely room listening to other people laughung and talking loudly.
The pool and leisure centre are great and the staff were friendly except for the breakaaft supervior who seemed to be in a very bad mood.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

myself and my wife were passing through kilkenny and decided to stay in the river court hotel. we loved the views of the river and castle across the way. it was a very friendly athmosphere and we were imediatly greeted with smiles all around. receptionist explained all facilities which included a lovely swimming pool and spa which we made good use of. as we entered the room it was fresh and airy and spacious. the room was spotless and the cleaning staff were most friendly and helpful as we could not use the tv services. a very helpful lady called sinead arrived immediatly and quickly explained everything. we decided to stay a second night as we felt like it was a home away from home. very good rates, location and facilities. it was £3 for secure over night parking. we would recomend this hotel and city to all or friends and family and look forward to a return visit and longer stay next time.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

Myself and my boyfriend decided to go on a last minute night away and ended up in Kilkenny, we came across the River Court hotel and found it to be lovely. We only stayed here for 1 night but will definately be back. We were unsure where to go for dinner and Tracy on reception reccommended their Thai restaurant, Yinddees...it was gorgeous and only at the front of the hotel reception. Id never tried thai food before but after this meal i love it!! Big thanks to her for telling us about it! The hotel itself was really nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We would reccommend this hotel to everyone as its very central. There is a charge for the parking but it is only 3 euro for the night unlike a lot of other city centres who charge a lot more than this!! Hope to be back very soon!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2011

this hotel is well located in the city. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are nice size with a good size bathroom.
Only problem for me i had a massage which costs about 80 euro, the lady who did it was nice but to me she hadn,t much experience in massage, spoke about her pension and the credit crunch !! For a 4 star hotel i would expect someone younger and more professional I would recommend the hotel but not any treatments also the leisure centre closes during the day and doesn,t open till 4pm.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

The location is amazing. It's on the river and looking up on Kilkenny Castle, easily the best location I've ever seen. The room was fabulous, very plush. Really good quality bed. The whole place was very clean and the staff were friendly. The bar had great atmosphere and the food was very good. It's a very up-market four star hotel, surprised they haven't gone for the 5th star. Would definitely recommend staying there.

Parking is a bit tight however.

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Address: The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range: $90 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Award winning Kilkenny River Court Hotel, superbly located on the bank of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Nestled in a private courtyard, secluded from the bustling and winding city streets, the Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny's majestic 12th century castle. On arrival you will feel a sense of belonging as our experienced team welcomes you to Kilkenny's finest four star hotel. The Hotel is the ideal setting for corporate events, weddings or special family events. Our prime city centre location also includes ample secure on site parking facilities. Dining outlets at the Hotel include the AA Rosette winning Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Kitchen at the Riverview Bar complete with its own 'al fresco' terrace dining experience. ... more   less 
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