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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 20, 2012

stayed in the river court hotel with a group of friends last night. the hotel is very well located and has a huge car park. the staff are extremely nice & helpful. the rooms are standard and clean. we had no towels in our room, which is an oversight and when the towels arrived they were thin & ripped. plus our shower didnt work properly either. breakfast was fine. all in all i feel at 180e for a double room & breakfast it is too pricey for this hotel. also i feel the hotel should waive the carpark fee of 3euro.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

we were booked into McCourts Townhouse which is also on the property but were upgraded to the main hotel which shares a car park. The hotel is ideally situated on the main road with a lovely view of the Castle. The rooms were a good size with comfy beds, big bathrooms, windows that opened and plenty of outlets. The wifi was strong. Everything in Kilkenny was in easy walking distance, shopping, historical sights, restaurants. There was a main dining room where I had a delicious dinner and a bar which served food from lunch until early evening. My traveling companion was under the weather and they cheerful gave me a bucket of ice when I asked.
Everything in the hotel was well maintained and the staff were very helpful. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

This hotel is in the perfect location and from the terrace there is a fantastic view of Kilkenny Castle. Our room for two peope was huge and had three beds in it. The staff were very nice and the breakfats was lovely. It was expensive at E145 pp for two nights but it was worth it for the location and the surroundings. Parking does cost extra though.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

My partner and I spent a weekend here during the month of April. The staff were very friendly and professional; the room was beautiful and the location was brilliant - central to everywhere, with magnificent views of the castle.

The town itself is nice and lively, and whilst the hotel has a central location - you still feel a world away from town life.

The food in the hotel was phenomenal. We ate from the a la carte menu, and we can both honestly say - it was one of the nicest meals we have had when eating out. The attention to detail with the presentation, the portion size were all fantastic. Would return for the food alone!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

If spending the night in Kilkenny, this is the perfect hotel for your stay. We stayed for only one night but wished we had a longer visit. They have a wonderful bar and bar menu - it was nice to just stay put rather than walking around town looking for a dinner option.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

This was an excellent hotel. It was centrally located near the main tourist attraction - Kilkenny Castle. The room was unairconditioned so you had to adjust temperature with opening and closing the window. Parking was available. Breakfast was provided and you got to sit and view the castle high above on the other side of the river while enjoying great service and food. There was a great place for reasonably priced meals and drinks late into the night. We used the hotel as a base for exploring the town of Kilkenny. Walking down the streets of town you would be surprised when all of a sudden a building or church from centuries ago would just appear right next to a modern building. We used a walking map provided by the hotel to explore the city. The castle was self-guided. We used our cell phone to bring up a description of each room that we had downloaded prior to taking our trip. This guide was provided by Rick Steves online.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

We arrived late at night and asked for a non smoking room. The room we received was open and smelled of cigarretes. We called the front dest and they immediatly upgraded us to a better room with the best view to the castle.
Great service.

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Additional Information about Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Address: The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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 #8 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range: $53 - $322 (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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