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Hotels in Kilkenny: be amazed by the Gaelic culture


For a contemporary convention centre in Kilkenny, go to the Lyrath Estate Hotel. Each year, the hotel's convention centre hosts dozens of exhibitions and events. Annual events in Kilkenny include the Cleere's Trad Music Session, which features traditional Irish music and a line-up of poets, comedians and other performers.


Many Kilkenny hotels serve good hearty food, and you only need to venture into the local area to find a little variety. Lovers of Mediterranean dishes can find tapas, and those who want to indulge in a pint of Guinness with pub food do not have to go far to satisfy their needs.


Late-night opening takes place on Thursdays in Kilkenny, so pack a pair of comfortable shoes and prepare to shop until 9 p.m. Many Kilkenny hotels are within easy reach of shops selling handcrafted goods. While the local area has many modern stores, local designers reflecting the Gaelic culture are also commonplace.

Major Points of Interest

Take yourself back a few hundred years by visiting Kilkenny Castle and its gardens. This Norman castle overlooks the River Nore, making it the perfect attraction for a summer day. Beer lovers can take the St Francis Abbey Brewery tour. This is Ireland's oldest brewery, dating back to 1221. Alternatively, try whiskey tasting at the Irish Whiskey Event in Stoneyford.


Golf lovers can make the most of Kilkenny sports by visiting the 18-hole championship parkland course. If you enjoy rugby, try to catch a Rugby Union game from Kilkenny's local team. You can even participate in the Gaelic Games in Kilkenny where sports such as Gaelic football and rounders are very popular.

Recently booked Kilkenny hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Hotel Kilkenny 2 hours ago 4 stars €65.72
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny 4 days ago 3 stars €39.32
The Pembroke 16 days ago 3 stars €82.60

Recently Rated Kilkenny Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
3.1 / 5
10 reviews
3 stars €39.32
Hotel Kilkenny
3.8 / 5
6 reviews
4 stars €65.72
Lyrath Estate Hotel
4.6 / 5
8 reviews
4 stars €104.05
4.0 / 5
3 reviews
4 stars €103.53
The Pembroke
4.3 / 5
12 reviews
3 stars €82.60


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Featured Kilkenny Hotels

Hotel only €65.72

1 Hotel Kilkenny

4 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

College Road

Experience wonderful 4 star accommodation in Kilkenny City. Your bedroom at Hotel Kilkenny is a haven of relaxation, style and privacy. All of the 138 bedrooms are superbly fitted to ensure your...

Missing items
On balance, a very good experience. There was no tomato juice available at the bar. There was no English mustard available in the dining room.
7 Jan 2015
Hotel kilkenny
I stayed at this hotel because I was attending a wedding in the hotel. Whilst the hotel was easy to find I thought that the quality of the food was very poor for both the wedding meal and the...
21 Jul 2014
Hotel only €63.08

2 Springhill Court Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Waterford Road

The Springhill Court Hotel is one of Kilkenny's most popular hotels. It features a luxury spa, leisure centre and a kid's club during the school holidays. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished....

Hotel only €85.19

3 Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

John Street

Offering cosy accommodation in a splendid locality, the Kilford Arms Hotel is an ideal place to spend a memorable vacation at Kilkenny.LocationBased in John Street at Kilkenny City, the Kilford...

Hotel only €90.66

4 Club House Hotel Kilkenny

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

Patrick Street

Placed in a picturesque setting and offering comfortable accommodation, the Club House Hotel is a perfect place to spend a relaxing stay at Kilkenny.LocationSituated at the cultural and artistic...

Hotel only €76.45

5 Glendine Inn

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

Castlecomer Road

Well situated, only a 15 minutes walk from the centre of the medieval city of Kilkenny, the Glendine Inn has been a licensed tavern for over 200 years. It consists of 7 bedrooms (all en-suite), a...

Hotel only €76.45

6 Rafter Dempsey

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

4 Frairy Street

Rafter Dempsey's is an attractive pub/restaurant and guesthouse situated in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Rafter Dempsey's is just a short stroll from all the historic sights of the...

Hotel only €39.32

7 Aspect Hotel Kilkenny

3 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Smithsland South

Breakfast Included. Free Wifi, Free Car Parking,

Aspect Hotel is situated just 1.6km from the medieval city of Kilkenny.Conveniently located just off the city ring road, the vibrant city centre is just a short walk away. If you'd prefer to go...

No internet
Breakfast very good and food service staff exceptional. But location is a bit far from the center city. During our stay, there was no wireless reportedly due to area-wide problem with their...
4 Apr 2014
staff friendly & v helpful. Food excellent. Room lighting poor - only negative aspect of stay!
18 Sep 2013
Hotel only €104.05

8 Lyrath Estate Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

Dublin Road

Great Rates Available

At Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny, you will feel you are somewhere special from the very moment you arrive. Set amid 170 acres of mature parkland and just 1.2 kilometres from beautiful Kilkenny City,...

value midweek deal
Very comfortable and good value hotel, we paid 215 Euro for 2 nights bed and breakfast in a spacious standard room ,which was nicely and decorated with all the essential facilities and pleasant...
26 Jun 2014
Amazing family welcome.. 5 star experience!
From the minute I pulled up with my family, we were treated with a warm welcome. The staff are very friendly and eager to please. My toddler loved the hotel swing and slide and if she was a little...
25 Apr 2014
Hotel only €103.53

9 Ormonde

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Ormond Street

The hotel offers excellent leisure facilities and has complimentary parking available in the adjacent car park for guests. (07/08 rt) The exterior is modern featuring large areas of glass. ...

Hotel only €82.60

10 The Pembroke

3 stars
4.3 / 5 12 reviews

Patrick Street

(07-08rt) Modern 4-storey building with tinted glass and marble facade. The Pembroke is a recently opened hotel located in the heart of the vibrant and enchanting town of Kilkenny.

Good hotel with excellent receptionist
Lovely spacious quiet room just perfect. Parking was good for the car and the hotel is in a good position to get about in the shops and castle nearby The receptionist was so helpful, and the...
18 Jul 2013
Excellent one night stay
Somewhat difficult to find in city center Kilkenny and had to park in a secure lot offsite. Other than that the hotel was pretty great with a very friendly and helpful reception staff. I would...
22 May 2013

11 Kilkenny Inn Hotel

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

15 16 Vicar street

The Kilkenny Inn Hotel offers exceptional value in a great location in the city. It is an AA 3 star quality hotel only a few minutes from all major bars and night life. All our 30 en-suite...

12 Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

1 Ormonde Street

Located in Kilkenny city center, the award winning 4 star Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodation with 46 bedrooms with wireless internet access, conference facilities, The CITY Bar &...