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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
Springhill Court Hotel 1 day ago 3 stars €86.25
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny 4 days ago 3 stars €49.00
Hotel Kilkenny 9 days ago 4 stars €81.75
Rafter Dempsey 11 days ago 2 stars €69.28
Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny 11 days ago 3 stars €83.75

Recently Rated Kilkenny Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel Kilkenny
3.9 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars €81.75
Club House Hotel Kilkenny
4.0 / 5
2 stars €83.02
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
2.9 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars €49.00
Lyrath Estate Hotel
4.6 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars €130.00
The Inn at Ballilogue Clochan
4.0 / 5
4 stars Choose dates

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Featured Kilkenny Hotels

From €83.75

1 Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny

3 stars
5.0 / 5 4 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...

From €86.25

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....

From €81.75

3 Hotel Kilkenny

4 stars
3.9 / 5 7 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
Good stuff
Weekend away with friends. We booked 2 bedrooms and they were fine. No complaints.
26 Aug 2014
From €83.02

4 Club House Hotel Kilkenny

2 stars
4.0 / 5

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...

From €69.28

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...

From €69.28

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...

From €74.25

7 Clayton Hotel Leopardstown formerly Bewleys Leopardstown

3 stars
3.4 / 5 23 reviews

Central Park, Leopardstown

Exclusive Price - Limited Availability

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown formerly Bewleys Leopardstown offers modern simplicity with the all the traditional touches that guarantee an enjoyable stay. This hotel is located only minutes from...

Great Stay
This hotel is located about 25 minutes from City Center, so it's convenient to city restaurants and concerts. It has the convenience of a coach service pick up from the Airport to and from hotel....
31 Jul 2015
Family stay
The wifi signal was very bed. My first day experience was nothing to write back home. The room was changed slim the second day, everything's seems okay except the wifi connection. The TV in the...
30 Jul 2015
From €62.11

8 Green Isle Conference and Leisure Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 7 reviews

Newlands Cross, Dublin 22

2 Nights Bed & Breakfast and 1 Evening Meal

Step into a warm family friendly hotel in Dublin, offering 270 newly refurbished bedrooms ranging from double to large family rooms to suit all your needs. Located in Newlands Cross, just off the...

Leaving Dublin
We stayed in the Green Isle Conference and Leisure Hotel on our last night in Dublin. Nice hotel. Nothing special but worked for a one night deal.
29 Jul 2015
The hotel is a very nice hotel. Most staff are very helpful. Staff at reception need more training and better booking system as a few times I've been there they could never find my room even though...
21 Jul 2015
From €94.05

9 Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge formerly Bewleys Ballsbridge

4 stars
4.1 / 5 69 reviews

Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

FREE WiFi Access

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge formerly Bewleys Ballsbridge is located in the heart of Dublin's business district, adjacent to the Royal Dublin Society.  A short train ride from the nearby...

overnight stay
Check in seamless. Expensive for what we got. Room was meant to be Delux but was very basic. No bottled water in room. No shower caps, no face cloths. Only one set of towels in Bathroom had to...
30 Jul 2015
business trip really good
Reception staff really nice and helpful upgrade really great
10 Apr 2015
From €93.74

10 Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport formerly Bewleys Dublin Airport

3 stars
4.0 / 5 401 reviews

Baskin Lane

FREE WiFi Access

National Botanic Gardens (5.6 km/3.5 mi)Croke Park (6.0 km/3.7 mi)The O2 (7.1 km/4.4 mi)National Gallery of Ireland (8.1 km/5.0 mi)National Museum of Ireland (8.3 km/5.2 mi)Dublin Castle (8.3...

Great hotel! New ownership more expensive
We love this hotel and use it every time we have an early morning flight out of Dublin. The staff is kind and helpful, the shuttle is always reliable, and it was a good deal. New ownership though...
31 Jul 2015
Dublin Layover Stay
It was nice and professional. The restaurant was good and fairly priced. I would have appreciated some sort of shop for toiletries ect... especially since they didn't provide shampoo or...
30 Jul 2015
From €79.68

11 BEST WESTERN Dublin Skylon Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 51 reviews

Upper Drumcondra Road,

Advance Purchase 10% OFF

The Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel is in the Dublin suburb of Drumcondra, close to Dublin's famous Croke Park Stadium, home of the national sport, Gaelic Football. The hotel is also close to the...

Really enjoyable stay
My husband and I stayed at the Best Western Dublin Skylon Hotel for four nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. We will highly recommend this...
29 Jul 2015
Good Location Between Airport and Downtown
The Best Western Skylon is in a good location between the airport and downtown Dublin. The staff members were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is good. We stayed at the hotel on our...
18 Jul 2015
From €109.00

12 Ballsbridge Hotel

4 stars
3.2 / 5 67 reviews

Pembroke Road,

Complimentary Wifi

In the leafy Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge close to Aviva Stadium, Ballsbridge Hotel is just a 15 minute walk to the city centre, the O2 Arena and Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Trinity College,...

Poor Overall Service
Firstly the room was very clean and I was happy with the overall comfort of the room. Nothing special but it met my needs perfect. The hospitality on the other hand was dreadful. The staff were...
30 Jun 2015
Very nice
Room was newly decorated really nice would def go back, big improvements from the last room!
29 May 2015
From €129.00

13 The Gibson Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 38 reviews

Point Village

Understated and chic, the award-winning Gibson Hotel is nestled right in the heart of the trendiest area of Dublin, within walking distance of the 3Arena and the Convention Centre Dublin. The...

It is a great hotel the Lucas is right out side. the staff very good. The airport bus drops just across the road. Only down side is the did not clean the room until late afternoon, so if you come...
22 Jul 2015
Concert accommodtion
Situated right beside the 3Arena, the Gibson Hotel took all the hassle out of travelling to and from a concert. Coupled with the fact that public transport stopped right outside the hotel door and...
6 Jul 2015
From €129.95

14 The River Lee Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 22 reviews

Western Road

Advance Purchase

Welcome to The River Lee Hotel (formerly Jurys Cork Hotel). One of the most luxurious Cork city hotels, The River Lee Hotel is the perfect vantage point from which to savour Cork city, and...

Great hotel
A very nice hotel with excellent amenities - great gym facilities, good restaurant options on site and very helpful staff - no complaints at all. We do usually book boutiques and this hotel was a...
20 Apr 2015
most welcoming
we were greated by friendly saff throught our was was spotless.overall a great hotel
20 Feb 2015
From €59.30

15 Lynams Hotel

3 stars
2.6 / 5 8 reviews

63-64 O'Connell Street

Advance Purchase - Book Now and Save

Facing the Dublin Spire on busy O'Connell Street, Lynams Hotel offers a perfect base for guests to explore the fantastic nightlife, shopping and attractions Dublin has to offer. The hotel is steps...

last minute stay
Booked last minute but price was still reasonable.central & not expensive. Very little to complain about & breakfast next door was cheap. Stayed here before & will likely stay here again
26 Jun 2015
From €135.00

16 Camden Court Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

Camden Street

Breakfast Included for two guests

Situated in the Dublin city center within easy reach of public transportation and many tourist attractions, the Camden Court Hotel offers a comfortable, modern ambience. State-of-the-art...

We stayed here two nights. The room was clean, quiet and well appointed. Location was good and we were able to walk to stores and restaurants. The hotel staff were helpful when we needed to find a...
7 Jun 2015
Great Dublin experience
Excellent hotel. The rooms were roomy, well appointed and very clean. Choice of 2 restaurants, one formal, one bistro. Good food at reasonable prices. The swimming pool and spa were a delight and...
6 Jun 2015
From €109.00

17 Cassidys Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 60 reviews

Upper O Connell Street

FREE WiFi Access

Dublin Convention CenterTemple BarGate TheatreTheatre districtTrinity CollegeDublin CastleThe Old Jameson DistilleryDublin Writers Museum GeneralGroome's Bar & Bistro offers a menu to match...

Hen party
Excellent hotel, friendly, accomadating staff. A very enjoyable stay.
9 Jun 2015
Family trip
Great stay, older hotel so dont expect the world. Great location and great price
12 Apr 2015
From €20.07

18 The Times Hostel - Camden Place

2 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

8 camden place

Welcome to The Times Hostel - Camden Place! We are a cozy, clean and friendly backpackers hostel located in Dublin's Village Quarter, just off Camden Street in the heart of Dublin 2 and a...

Good stay
Without negative impressions. Nice place for budget trip. Located in city center, close to shops and pubs. Easy to find. Friendly stuff, clean room.
6 Apr 2015
Very good
I booked this place last minute and thankfully that caused no issues. I got a good sleep and was glad of the good kitchen and common area. Unfortunately the wifi didn't work in my room. I've stayed...
3 Sep 2014
From €118.00

19 North Star Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 102 reviews

Amiens Street

Stay 2 nights, save 5%

North of the River Liffey stands the beautiful Georgian building housing the North Star Hotel with a particularly cool pedigree. Ireland's literary master, James Joyce, mentioned this landmark in...

Fantastic end to a 6week family holiday.
Would recommend a stay at this hotel to anyone .The staff were always helpful bright courteous and polite also always smiling. The room was very comfortable. the meals excellent and overall a great...
19 Jun 2015
Good but not 4 star
Hotel was clean, comfortable and had a nice restaurant. Other than that it was dissapointing.
31 May 2015
From €79.00

20 Oriel House Hotel

4 stars
3.5 / 5 4 reviews


Stay 3 Nights and Save 15%

The Oriel House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa is located in Ballincollig, County Cork, a mere 10 minutes drive from Cork City Centre and is within close proximity to all transport terminals....

So the staff were nice, got to our room and it was nice and big and comfortable.. Nice bathroom and room appeared to be very clean. However we thought it might have been nice if they had a menu for...
16 Jul 2015
Great girls wkend
We really enjoyed this hotel, clean, friendly staff, big rooms, lovely spa, good food, enjoyable stay
23 Jun 2015
From €84.55

21 Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

4 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews


Book in advance and save

Stylish, spacious rooms, landscaped gardens, and an la carte restaurant are offered at this 4-star hotel. Less than 5 minutes drive from Corks centre, guests have free access to the adjacent...

stayed here for a concert we were heading to...hotel layed on coach for us and others at half the price of a taxi service...lovely big rooms espec the bed. only let down was the wi-fi in the room...
10 Jul 2015
awesome trip
Was a nice experience and good service offered by the hotel highly recommend.
18 Feb 2015
From €69.59

22 Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley

4 stars
3.6 / 5 78 reviews

Liffey Valley Complex

Stay 4 nights or more stay and save 20%

Hermitage Golf Club (0.6 mi/1.3 km)Fort Lucan Adventure Park (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Phoenix Park (4.6 mi/7.4 km)Dublin Zoo (5.6 mi/9 km)Guinness Storehouse (6 mi/9.8 km) GeneralThe Clarion...

Good hotel close to Dublin
We got this hotel as part of a flight-car-hotel package (for nine nights) and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel. Though our room was a FAR walk from the main lobby with--count...
21 Jul 2015
Lovely staff and lovely rooms
We were upgraded to one of the apartments which was really lovely and do spacious. Staff were lovely and the good was delicious in the restaurant.
14 Jun 2015
From €64.18

23 The Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross formerly Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross

3 stars
3.8 / 5 45 reviews

Newlands Cross, Naas Road

Family Staycation - Free Attraction

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross formerly Bewleys Hotel Newlands Cross.This hotel is located at Dublin's gateway to the provinces (M50/N7 jnc.) and is convenient to the City Centre via the LUAS Lite...

Good hotel
Check in was quick and easy. The hotel bar was nice, clean and friendly. Live music in the hotel bar on Friday. The room was ready when we arrived and service was overall good. Free WiFi was a...
27 Jun 2015
essential family trip
Excellent value and extremely close to the relative we wished to visit. The times for breakfast suited us since we did not have any early appointments. We shall certainly stay at the hotel in future.
3 Jun 2015
From €98.10

24 Grand Canal Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 50 reviews

Grand Canal Street

FREE WiFi Access

From the Grand Canal Hotel, Aviva Stadium--the new national showplace of rugby and soccer--looms overhead and the National Convention Centre is a quick stroll over the River Liffey. The Grand...

Great St.Pattys Trip
Overall for the price it was a great stay and the staff was amazing ! Wi-fi was a little frustrating at times. It's not right in the center of things but not that far away from great bars. Location...
2 Jul 2015
Great retro decor and spacious room
Room was spacious and loved the retro decor. Received a room upgrade as we arrived in the morning after an overnight flight and the hotel had a cancellation for the upgraded room. We thoroughly...
9 May 2015
From €49.00

25 Aspect Hotel Kilkenny

3 stars
2.9 / 5 11 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