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“Mansion with a great view”
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Butler House
Ranked #6 of 73 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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“Mansion with a great view”
Reviewed June 3, 2007

Just got back from Ireland and spent 1 night in Butler House (wish it could have been more). First, Kilkenny is a busy town as compared to others we visited. Parking is difficult and it can get loud. That said, Butler House is up on the hill a few blocks away from the fray. There is ample parking in the rear in a lot. If you get a room facing the gardens you will not hear any of the hustle and bustle. If you are facing the street you may here some noise. Our room was large, modern, clean and quiet with an incredible view of the gardens and castle. We had our window cracked and I listened to the ivy on the building rustling all night long. The bathroom was HUGE and the tub / shower was amazing! We also had a triple for parents and daughter. It was a massive room with 2 beds and a sitting room. We were loaned a cork screw and dinner reservations were made for us. The castle is 1 block away and all of the craft fair shopping is literally in the back yard...potters, silversmiths, linen, and knitwear...right there. Great restaurants and pubs are in walking distance. There were other renovations occurring while we were there. Breakfast was made to order and was wonderful. Butler House is worth the splurge!

  • Liked — The House itself and view
  • Disliked — can't think of anything
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Butler House
Address: 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Butler House, Luxury Guesthouse - formally the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle built in 1770. This historical house is situated in the centre of Kilkenny City, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle. An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings and marble fireplaces are all features of this 18th century house. The house is a combination of contemporary furnishings and period elegance. Butler House boasts thirteen special rooms and suites, all with their own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a modern bathroom, and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms – contemporary furnishings are combined with the magnificent original features, which afford guests an impressive sense of comfort and space. The spacious superior rooms and suites have bow windows, which overlook the secluded gardens and Kilkenny Castle.In Room Facilities include: Queen Sized BedsMulti Channel HD TVHair DryerTea/Coffee FacilitiesTelephoneSafeComplimentary WIFI accessComplimentary Mineral WaterOn Site Facilities include:Free Private Car ParkComplimentary Full Irish breakfast (served in the Kilkenny Design Centre)Access to the walled gardenDVD PlayerCots for babiesBabysitting Service ... more   less 
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