Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre
Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
Visit the Waterford Crystal showroom. Drive to Kilkenny to see magnificent 13C castle. Continued to Dublin for two nights. Next morning, see elegant Georgian squares, Irish Presidents home, O'Connell Street and Customs House. Then visit Old Library of Trinity College to admire 8th century Book of Kells. Hotel ...
Kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle. An orientation tour of Cork seeing St Finbar's Cathedral before continuing along the coast to hotel. Hotel Dooley's Departed Killarney in bright sunny conditions to Blarney Castle where stone kissing occurred. Picturesque gardens made for an enjoyable morning. Quick coach tour of Cork Lunch at Youghal which overlooks the Atlantic ...
... the home of fine crystal, none of which is actually made in Waterford anymore. Cheryl did the tour which funnily enough ended in the gift shop, where she showed remarkable restraint.
A short trip to our hotel, Dooley's on the Quay. Tonight is the Tour Celebration dinner, on the Ferry tomorrow morning for the crossing back into Wales.
... placed stones with ivy grown all over it. She definitely wants to research this some more.
After having lunch at the house (beef and onion pies that we bought at Super Valu on Saturday… yum!), we headed into Kilkenny to tour the Kilkenny Castle. On the way there, we stopped at the Kilkenny Crystal factory shop. Kilkenny Crystal is very similar to Waterford crystal. A lot of the stuff there is very expensive. We were able to pick up a Christmas ...
... alike, with droplets of rain. And of course, it doesn’t lighten up for the rest of the play. Three hours of it. I sat in the rain for three hours. And they performed in the rain, WITH THEIR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS and costumes for three hours. There was no way I was going to leave, though, oh no. Some people stood on the sides under umbrellas, but I sat there, unprepared (where did I put that scarf?), soaking to the bone, and watching a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Kilkenny
Lyrath Estate-great breakfast
My boyfriend and I stayed at Lyrath for one night only in June 2006. We stayed in one of the superior rooms which was more a suite than a room. We found the room comfortable and very pleasant. We had a light evening meal in the bar which we didn't rate as super. As this place is fairly new, it looks like they are just getting off their feet. The staff in the bar seemed a little unsure of things.
The best part about staying here was the breakfast! In my opinion, it was as good as, if not better than any hotel where I've stayed before. There was a great selection of pastries, fruit, cereals, breads and any combination from the hot buffet. In general, a relaxing hotel if you just want to relax, eat and unwind.
Bangers and mash
We went for lunch and were very disapointed with the service and the food. Since when did Wild Boar become bangers and mash, I am new to this game we just assume it is to do with five star lunches!!!!!!!
Stayed at Lyrath recently. Entrance to the hotel is awful. It looks like the entrance to a train station. They should have used the entrance at the old house. Much more elegant. The inside of the hotel is lovely, bright, airy, modern, clean and elegant. Reception staff didn't know anything about the general area and what to do. Nice drawing rooms and bars. Restaurant staff and the room were really nice HOWEVER the food was not up to the standard of Euro 55 per person. There are many nice restaurants in Kilkenny and I would suggest that you go there instead.
I took my girfriend away to the Lyrath Estate Hotel last weekend to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin and had a wonderful break. A colleague of mine in the Law Society had stayed there a number of weeks ago and had spoken very highly of the hotel.
Stayed at the Lyrath Estate Hotel on the weekend of 8th & 9th April, was very confused by the different view and experiences expressed on these reviews and went there with a little trepidation.
Certainly a long way off five star
This is a beautiful property with excellent bedrooms and very comfortable, the food was excellent but the service was appalling, the spa is overpriced and this so called five star hotel doesn't even have a swimming pool, they offer you the use of a pool in another hotel in town.
Over all very disappointing, facilities are very limited there are much better place to spend your money in as this hotel if far from cheap and is a long way off five stars.
Very unimpressed with Lyrath estate Hotel
Certainly not a five star hotel, When we visited spa was not open, there was no room service, power failure frist morning so no hot breakfast, no hot water that evening. Like a Faulty Towers, but advertising as a five star with prices to match is not acceptable.
My wife and I recently stayed at this spectacular new resort hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. It is a mix of an old mansion house and a modern building. First impressions amazing arcitecture and interiors, but it does not stop there, very impressive and attentive service, great food and facilities. The Oasis spa uses H20 plus products, the only spa in Ireland to do so, this is a nice change from the usual spa brands you see everywhere, they need to push this fact and the product more though in the spa. However, we found the treatments great and loved the outdoor/indoor infinity pool.
Seeing Red and not five stars
I recently visited this so called "five star" hotel on our trip to Kilkenny, we stayed in their sister property the Kilkenny River Court Hotel which was wonderful.
Went to visit Lyrath the service was dreadful, the staff didn't have a clue, waited almost fort-five minutes for a sandwich. When we went to complain there was no manager available to see us.
This hotel is at best a badly managed 2* property and should be avaided.