We stayed at The Pembroke Hotel back in Sept 2013 during our honeymoon in Ireland/Italy. This was our second last town before going back to Dublin to fly into Italy. The first impression when we first arrived was that it was a very modern, clean hotel. Very simple designs, and close to all the attractions in town. Keep in mind, Kilkenny isn't exactly huge though.
The parking was a little difficult with our rental car, but the staff ensured we would have a spot as we were guests.
I really want to take a moment to tell you something that really set this hotel above any other experience we had in Ireland. On the evening after checking in, my husband and I decided to go to a local restaurant for some food. It was a great meal, until at 2AM my husband woke up with severe food poisoning and couldn't move a few steps without my assistance. We were due to check out at normal time the next morning and had to drive back to Dublin to catch a flight the day after. I told the front staff what happened and they informed that they would allow us to stay past check out for another 2 hours, then helped me local crackers/bananas and gingerale in town. Then when I came back from the local market, they informed that we would be able to stay until 4:00 PM without charge. The hotel didn't have to do this and it did look like they were also operating at a fair amount of capacity. They went above and beyond for us. I would highly recommend this hotel not because of it's great location but because the staff actually CARE about their guests - they do what matters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pembroke Kilkenny is a 4 star boutique hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City. Acting as a gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East, Kilkenny is a wonderful city buzzing with history and culture. You will find us on Kilkenny’s most exclusive street, right in the centre of the city. Offering spacious 4 star rooms in Ireland, and a peaceful charm throughout, Pembroke Kilkenny is a welcoming hotel and events venue with a comfortable ambience and friendly team that puts your needs first. Our hotel is near Kilkenny Castle, Butler House, and the Kilkenny Design Centre so you will never be short of things to do. On top of all of that, Pembroke Kilkenny is also just a few minutes from the main High Street - prime location without the noise! Pull up a chair and join us for a hearty meal, morning coffee, brunch, lunch, afternoon, dinner or evening drinks at Statham’s Bar & Restaurant. With traditional hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere, Statham’s is a great place to wine, dine, and unwind. It is also a fantastic private events venue in Kilkenny perfect for celebrations with family and friends. We have live music to entertain our guests every weekend. Pembroke Kilkenny is also home to Mint, our very own medispa. Whether you want a quick file and polish, laser treatments, skincare, or just a spot of pampering with a massage, facial, body treatment, and signature packages, we have just the thing for you. 11 Patrick Street is home to our Kilkenny corporate and conference facilities, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and high standards of personal service. Bespoke corporate packages and services are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny