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“Christmas Break - 2012” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Christmas Break - 2012”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed at the Rivercourt for two nights on the 5th and 6th of December 2012.

This was a Christmas break for two couples visting Kilkenny for the Christmas market,the city
and the castle.
The Hotel is excellent in every way,we cannot fault anything,the staff were all brilliant and very
helpful at all times,very warm friendly people.
The rooms were great,very clean and cozy,with all the mod cons,the room service was great
and again could not fault anything.
The breakfast and evening meal in the hotel were excellent and great quality.
We would recommend the massage in the hotel,very relaxing.
We had hired a car and driven from Dublin,absolutely no problems and the car park facilities
are great,even if there is a small charge,which was not a problem for us.

The hotel is central for everything,so you can walk everywhere.

Overall a great stay at the Rivercourt and will definetly return.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the weir and castle grounds are much quieter and quality sleep is guaranteed :))
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed one night jan 2013 €90 Inc parking and breakfast. Staff nice and friendly, room 213 was well layed out and overlooks the river. Location is excellent until the early hours when we were woken several times by drunken revelers sceaming at each other as they traversed the main street located beside the hotel. The windows are poor and not insulated. The bath is also only 6 inches deep so forget any ideas of a deep soak as its not possible. Walls are thin and you will hear the neighbours or any screaming kids of which there was an ample supply. I would stay here on a quiet mid week winter stay but avoid high season and weekends if you value your sleep.

Room Tip: Far from the main street
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

On our road trip through Ireland, my girlfriend and I stopped in Kilkenny. We found the River Court Hotel online and booked it. It was perfect! Our room had a nice little balcony with a great view of the castle just across the river. The room had every amenity we needed and was very well appointed. Very comfortable and not very expensive, considering the rating. It also offered a great location for walking through Kilkenny. Just a few minute walk away from the castle, pubs, restaurants, and shopping. I recommend it to anyone traveling through the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank prkr485
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Prk485,

Thank you for posting such a positive review of your recent visit to Kilkenny. I am delighted that you enjoyed all that the Hotel has to offer. As you stated the location of the Hotel is ideal for exploring the wonderful city of kilkenny.

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday around Ireland and that you had a very safe trip home.

Warm regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager

Kilkenny River Court Hotel
The Bridge,
John Street,
Kilkenny,
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

this hotel is the best hotel I have stayed in staff are very friendly and helpful rooms are big very clean the hotel is in the heart of Kilkenny. Prices are very good for what I see as a 5 star hotel. I can only say good things about this hotel myself and the wife come here from Dublin 2 times a year. We won't go anywhere else and why would we need to when there is a hotel like this and a beautiful place Kilkenny itself.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Promick,

Thank you for posting your wonderful review of your many visits to the River Court Hotel and thank you for your continued valued custom. It is always a pleasure for the team at the Hotel to read such positive reviews.

We are delighted that on your many visits to Kilkenny that you stay with us and it is the high numbers of repeat customers like yourselves that is testament to the high quality service that we provide at the Hotel.

The team look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warmest Regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager

Kilkenny River Court Hotel
The Bridge,
John Street,
Kilkenny,
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)56 7723388
Mob: +353 (0)87 1319511
Fax: +353 (0)56 7723389
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

This hotel is wonderful! Staff were very friendly and helpful,hotel smelled nice and homely, spotlessly clean, lovely room with comfy bed, breakfast was one of the best I've ever had in a hotel. Location is brilliant! Right in the middle of everything. I've stayed at Newpark and Hotel Kilkenny before but this hotel tops both of them for location, ambience, value for money and staff. Recommended!!

Room Tip: To be fair, we didnt pick a deluxe room, just a standard but still had a side view of the castle and...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank R T
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear Foomom,

From all the team at the River Court I would like to thank you for posting such a positive review and for your wonderful comments. All of the team are very proud of the fantastic reputation that the hotel has both locally and nationally.

The location and décor of the hotel provides a warm atmosphere and ambience, but as you stated it is the staff and quality of service that sets us apart from others. We take great care in providing our guests with an experience that they expect. It is our people that are our greatest asset and as General Manager I am very fortunate to have staff that have the drive and passion required to provide a high level of service at all times.

Once again a sincere thank you for your fantastic comments, I know all of the staff will be delighted to read your comments. Such positive reviews and feedback are testament to the hard work and passion for the business that resonates from all the team at the River Court Hotel.

I look forward to meeting with you personally on your next visit to Kilkenny and the River Court.

Warmest regards from all the team


Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
gm@rivercourthotel.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Our stay at the River Court Hotel was fantastic. We had no reservations and upon arrival we asked for a nice room. They gave us a suite for 20Euros more then the standard room. The suite was luxurious, spacious and had a wonderful view of Kilkenny Castle. The staff was friendly and seemed to be keenly interested in making our stay pleasant and carefree. We asked for a late checkout and it was freely allowed. The River Court Hotel is a true example of Irish hospitality and warmth at it's best. My only negative would be the 5Euro charge for parking but given the central location, it is understandable.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear Kenmar5,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the River Court Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and experienced the comforts and fantastic views from our Castle view suites.

We strive provide a professional but very friendly service at all times and it is heart-warming to know that we are a true example of Irish hospitality at its best. We believe that success is in the small details and I know that all of the team will be delighted to read your very warm and positive comments.

As parking is at a premium in Kilkenny we feel that our charges are reasonable considering the location of the Hotel. I hope that you had a very safe trip home and I look forward to welcoming you back to the River Court in the future.

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
gm@rivercourthotel.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

From the moment we stepped into the river court hotel we knew straight away that it was the hotel we were looking for.Everyone that was at our wedding had a ball and the hotel was stunning.Every piece of food was divine and all our guests commented on the food been so good.The staff are so friendly and attentive.They are a credit to the hotel.The atmosphere in the hotel was relaxed.It was really a pleasure.We had an amazing Wedding Day.Thanks to all the management and staff for all there help.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Dear deelalor,

Thank you for posting your review on trip advisor. All of the team at the Hotel would again like to express their congratulations to you both and to say how much a pleasure it was looking after yourselves and all of your guests on your very special day.

Weddings are certainly something that we do very well at the Hotel. The location, ambience and the high quality of food and service are just some attractions in booking a wedding at the Hotel. We are so proud that we lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed every minute of your wedding day. A wedding is the most important day of any couples life and we are very aware that every little detail of the day needs to be perfect.

I know all of the management and the staff take great pride in the high standards that we provide and they will all be delighted to read your wonderful review. From all the team I wish you both a very long and happy life together, enjoy every minute of your life together.

We all look forward to seeing you both again. Thank you again for all of your kind words.

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
gm@rivercourthotel.
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Property: 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 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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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