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“Pembroke in the heart of Kilkenny” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pembroke Kilkenny
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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Tempe, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Pembroke in the heart of Kilkenny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is my favorite town in all of Ireland. So many sites and pubs, so little time. Pembroke Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Kilkenny. The view from most rooms is of the Kilkenny Castle. Just amazing. Our group of 11 stayed here and everyday we were amazed at the kindness and professionalism of the staff and towns people. So friendly. Rooms were great. Breakfast was very tasty and a great way to start each day. Paul gave some great suggestions for dinner and provided our group with a roof top peek of Kilkenny.
Thanks for making our trip so memorable.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stacey H
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Potomac,MD
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed here only one night. Hotel is very nice and model. Which the hotel is in a bigger city that has more things to do, we would have stay longer. Kilkenny is a lovely town for a night. The hotel has parking in the back but very small parking lot. We were lucky and got the last spot.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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1 Thank hubbyandmePotomac
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Concord
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Enjoy every aspect of our stay at the Pembroke Hotel. Staff were friendly and accommodating with great suggestions for places to eat, must sees, etc. Parking was in a secured lot behind the hotel. The room and bathroom were very large and modern. Beds were comfortable. Great price!

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 Lindsay1616
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Ireland
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We recently spend a night at The Pembroke. Finding that parking on-site was full and having to walk in the rain with luggage for the 2-3 minutes to the hotel was a disappointing start, however, the stay was otherwise enjoyable. The hotel had kindly marked a special occasion we were celebrating with some chocolate biscuit cake which was a lovely gesture. Our room was clean and tastefully decorated. As with many boutique hotels I've stayed in recently, I noted the lighting generally low with no possibility of increasing it to normal levels.
The menu in the bar and restaurant was smaller than I'd expected but the food was perfectly cooked and presented.
Breakfast the next morning was tasty and at a high standard. The location was perfect for sightseeing and I'd definitely stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IrishWeekender
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Modern hotel in a great location from which you can easily explore the wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as the tourist must-sees. Our room was very spacious and modern, offering a high level of comfort. The breakfast was exceptionally good.

Downsides: the parking is a pain -- it was cold and raining heavily when we arrived. Trudging from the car park to the hotel dragging a suitcase wasn't a great start.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mmcgrath
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful decor, friendly staff, well located. Really enjoyed the comfy bed which allowed me to have a really good sleep.

Nice bright, clean bathroom with antifog mirror, but didn't enjoy the hot water suddenly turning ice cold and back again multiple times. Glad to find face towels (which seem to be missing in a lot of hotels).

Another small annoyance is the parking. There are a small number of on site parks packed in like Tetris blocks. A small driveway acts as both an entrance and exit which forced us to reverse back into the main street.

Overall though a lovely experience and we would recommend the hotel to anyone staying in Kilkenny.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AUSalex
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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I found the Pembroke to be a pleasant boutique hotel in the centre of Kilkenny. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Castle and all of the various pubs and restaurants that make Kilkenny a vibrant spot for visitors. The hotel is clean and tidy, the reception and main entrance are well kept. Our room was on the second floor and there are 2 elevators so there is no waiting around. For a small ish hotel, the room was quite a good size with a separate walk in wardrobe area. The bathroom was clean and tidy, although I prefer a separate bath and shower. The room had a spacious double (super king size I think) and all the standard amenities; tea/coffee, biscuits, safe, table & chairs, cable TV, desk, etc. Overall, a very nice room. Breakfast was served in the main dining area downstairs and complimentary newspapers were provided. The breakfeast was a bit of a let down for me as the hot food was all pre-cooked (including the fried eggs!!) and was only lukewarm. This is a personal bugbear of mine and is the main reason for not awarding the hotel a higher rating. I did request porridge as a special order and it was quite nice so I guess this kind of balances things out. Overall we had an enjoyable stay and would come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pembroke Kilkenny

Property: Pembroke Kilkenny
Address: The Pembroke Hotel 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
#4 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pembroke Kilkenny 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The four star Pembroke Kilkenny is situated on Kilkenny’s most exclusive street, right in the centre of a city that is rich with medieval heritage and alive with a vibrant culture. With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. We offer a wide range of rooms all with air-conditioning and the modern conveniences that you expect from a team that puts your comfort first. Surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks including Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and the Kilkenny Design Centre, fashionable, funky boutiques and walking distance to the city’s pubs, clubs and numerous other amenities, it makes it the ideal location for your getaway. Statham's Bar & Restaurant with its traditional hospitality and relaxed atmosphere is a great place to meet, drink, dine and party in Kilkenny city centre. From brunch to Sunday lunch, from afternoon tea to all day dining with daily specials, we have something for everyone throughout the day and evening. With live bands entertaining guests four nights a week and a sensational selection of wine, spirits and fresh, vibrant cocktails, you're sure to have a great night in Statham's. Whether a quick file and polish or a deluxe spa experience, Mint Beauty, Laser & Skincare Centre has the perfect treatment for you. Mint offers a full complement of services including facials, massages, body treatments, make up application and lessons, threading, waxing, nail treatments, signature packages and our Clinic department offers Candela Max Pro Laser treatments, Microneedling and Skin Peels. ... more   less 
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