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“Lovely place to stay, the owners are really really nice and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them.”
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San Antonio B&B
Ranked #50 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay, the owners are really really nice and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them.”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed during the cat laughs festival. The room was very nice, bright and spotlessly clean. The bed was so comfortable I did not want to get out of it. The breakfast was delicious and freshly cooked to order. Cannot recommend this place enough will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palo Alto, CA
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44 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was fine, nothing super amazing. It is a bit far from the city center, but we didn't mind the walk after all the Guinness.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Will Work for Plane Tickets
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Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stayed in San Antonio B&B for 2 nights in June 2011 during the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. On Thursday afternoon we were the first customers to arrive and got immediately upgraded to a bigger room. Already this would have been enough to recommend this B&B, but - I kid you not - the list goes on.

On Thursday night when taking off towards the city centre we asked for Marie's advise on how to find the Cat Laughs Box Office and where to have dinner. She checked the information for us, recommended a good restaurant and would have offered us a lift as her husband was going on the same direction (but we preferred to walk as it was a nice day and there would be a lot to discover on our way). This is what I call good service.

A word about the comfortability of this B&B: The rooms are spacious and painted in warm colours. It's quiet in there - we wouldn't have known there were other guests if we hadn't seen them at breakfast. The beds are incredibly soothing... almost too cozy as you don't want to get up. But then you remember the shower: the shower is awesome with good water pressure and lots of hot water (anyone who has been to Ireland knows this is often not the case).

And then comes the breakfast with all it's multitude: a full Irish breakfast with additional yogurt, fruits and such. Marie took care that we had more than enough on our plates all the time. After breakfast you can play with the owner's dog, who loves attention from the guests. Overall San Antonio B&B gave us a home away from home feeling and we will definitely go again if in the neighbourhood...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Mirkku
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Pacific Northwest
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

The San Antonio is located a few minutes walk from the town center. Our room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast good, and Marie was friendly. The only complaint we had was that the walls were a bit thin, so we would recommend it with that caveat.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank jetstobrazil
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 12, 2010

Two of us stayed in this b&b as we were attending a wedding in Kilkenny. We chose to stay here even though the wedding was taking place in a hotel on the opposite side of the city. When we arrived, the girl who greeted us said that her Dad would drive us back to the hotel so no need for taxis. A pure gentleman who gave us a guided tour of great bars and restaurants on the the way and dropped us right to the door of the hotel. After a great night partying we were glad of a comfortable bed and a warm room which is exactly what greeted us on our return. The next morning we were revived by a very hot shower and towels that smelled of washing powder and fresh air just like at home. The breakfast was served in a lovely bright room. There was plenty of everything on offer including a smile and chat from our hostess. Overall our stay in San Antonio B&B was a very positive experience. Its years since I stayed in a b&b but this family have changed my mind. Everybody was so friendly and inviting....even the dog. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Noz39652
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 27, 2010

I wouldn't normally post on these sites, but I felt strongly that I had to share the experience I had in San Antonio. Basically, everything was top notch, from the rooms to the cleanliness of the house overall to the fantastic breakfast and the fact that the town centre is only a short walk away - but the main thing was the hospitality shown by our hosts. That is what set San Antonio apart in my opinion. Luke & Marie were just very very personable and very friendly and nothing was too much hassle for them. They realy made us feel right at home. I was in Kilkenny for a weekend with my girlfriend, the next time I'm down I'll definitely be staying here again. If I could give it 6 or 7 out of 5 I would...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank tonyw084
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San Francisco, CA
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2010

Our first day in Ireland and wedrove from Dublin airport and arrived at the San Antonio Bed and Breakfast.. The innkeeper Marie welcomed us and made sure we had parking for our large van. The parking was a plus. Rooms were clean but not very spacious as we had a room for three and it was a wee bit crowded. Inn keeper was very friendly and helpful for suggestions on what to do in town. Breakfast the next morning was typical Irish fare and very good.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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1 Thank pattycakey
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Property: San Antonio B&B
Address: San Antonio Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #50 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — San Antonio B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Antonio is a family run guesthouse located in Kilkenny City. We are situated on the Castlecomer Road., Which is one of the main access routes to the city. Just a 10 minute walk to Kilkenny City centre. All our rooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, multi channel TV, hairdryers and telephones in all rooms. Private car parking available for all residents. Ideally located to explore the Medieval City and south east area. ... more   less 
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