Kilkenny River Court Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Nice house, good location, restaurant with problems
stayed over the weekend while travelling the country side. rooms are very nice although a little noisy (when the hotel is fully packed). spa is ok (sauna could be improved with a little more privacy...)
the restaurant was definitely a disappointment (service ok, menu with major problems). go out and eat anyplace else!
overall, the location is beautiful, the bar is a very good place with live acts on weekends.
This is a nice hotel by American Standards and a great hotel by European standards. You can't beat the location - in the center of Kilkenny with everything only a short 5 minute walk away. Views of the castle are awesome. Rooms are good size. Bathrooms are very nice for Europe. Public spaces are very elegant and comfortable. Staff is friendly and accomodating. Only drawback is parking. They have on-site parking in a courtyard, but not enough spaces for all guests. Don't expect to arrive late in the evening and get a parking space. But if you arrive early afternoon, you should be OK.
Excellent Every Year
We have stayed at this hotel every June Bank holiday weekend for the last four years for the Cat Laughs festival and the hotel never ceases to disappoint.
Perfectly situated hotel with friendly staff.
Excellent Gym and swimming pool (although there is very little gym going over that weekend in particular)
Beautiful restaurant with top class breakfast in the morning.
Great pub with beer garden if only the sun would come out once in a while.
And then there's just the little touches: your bed made down in the evening with a sweet on your pillow, a rubber ducky in the bathroom, to name but a few!
Take it from me, it's worth every penny!
Old world grandeur in heart of medieval city
Having spent a wonderful weekend in Kilkenny, I felt I should share my experience with others.
Having travelled 3 hours in weekend traffic, we were greeted with welcoming smiles from the reception staff, who upon check-in efficiently booked dinner in the Riverside Restaurant, of which the food was top class and service impeccable.
We had a very comfortable room overlooking the river. During our stay we availed of the superb leisure club, and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the beauty treatment I organised for her.
Overall, it was the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff that made our wedding anniversary special, so thank you.
Met our expectations
The Kilkenny River Court hotel completely met our expectations. The location was great -- a couple of blocks from the train station and just across the river Nore from downtown and Kilkenny Castle. We stayed there 4 nights in April 2005. The meals and service were wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful. The library was a great place to visit with local relatives. Would definitely recommend and make a return visit.
Stayed here for two nights in August and it was realy fabulous. My boyfriend and I loved everything about it, the room was beautiful, swimming facilites etc. The staff were very friendly and always pleased to help. At night they came up to room to turn down bed clothes and provide sweets. The breakfast was massive and different from your average hotel. I would def go back to it again and atay there. It was amazing.
Great Castle View at night
Great hotel in a lovely city. Located beside Kilkenny castle and a short walk to the main shopping street.
Fabulous location across the river from Kilkenny Castle. We were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a suite (we were there in mid Januray, with low occupancy rates). Excellent rooms with fabulous views of the castle especially at night. Parking is limited and those arriving late to check in may not be able to park in the hotel's parking lot. Everything is within walking distnace. Definitely would return!
WE stayed Room 141 overlooking the Hotel Courtyard Entrance (Also 142,131,+128, `family short break`)Special Price 250.00 per room for 2 nights B+B +1 Dinner for 2 people sharing. Sept`03 Great `Cert` Trained Staff (Irish Government backed hotel training standards) Great value at the moment because of works on the river at the side of the Hotel (7 AM)Excellent bar, innovative bar foodBedrooms + Bathrooms, large + nice + very cleanRestaurant; Good for breakfast or lunch, but too bright for evening dining. (The food has to fight the light) Nice indoor pool+small fitness centreOnly complaints plastic mattress covers on the beds are very uncomfortable Old hands at this hotel told us they remove them for a better nights sleep (this would seem to defeat the purpose,---- has nobody complained!) YEAH we didn`t either, everyones just so nice!Will we be back Yes,Yes, Yes ,+ at full price
Great hotel: good access to attractions
We had a wonrful stay at the hotel and hope to return. Everyone was gracious and very accommodating. Rooms were very nice, and the food was excellent. Can't wait to see the front building all finished.
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Travel Blogs from Kilkenny
... us plenty of time to wander. He even took us up to the roof, which provided an excellent view of the town and river. He pointed out signs of past battles.
We stopped at a tea room to get some coffee. We realized that time was ebbing, so the guys got lunch to go and off we went. The couples went on to Kilkenny, but we detoured to Wexford. We stopped at the Dunbrody Abbey ruins which was well worth the side trip. You pay your fee and ...
... but quite touristy. I was supposed to visit the castle, but when I discovered that it was often modified over the centuries, then abandonned and finally restored in Victorian style (which I don't really like), I settled for a walk in its huge park. After Dublin it was a breath of fresh air, quite literally!
I am certain that I could have dome more things, but it was only a short stop. And for the time I stayed there, it was rather nice.
Our last day in Dublin again started with a full Irish breakfast and then we were off for a morning tour of the Guinness Factory. The tour was very well done and we learnt a lot about the brewing process from the ingredients of the brew to the equipment used and finished the tour off at the gravity bar on the 7th story overlooking Dublin and enjoyed our complimentary pint of guinness. After we waited out our ...
25102011 Took the bus from Dublin to Kilkenny today. After I arrived I went for a walk around the city.
26102011 In the morning I went on a walking tour of the city and in the afternoon I went on a tour of the Smithwicks brewery.
27102011 Today I took the train down to Waterford. A ...
... link (something Richard and Nev would die for here!). Off we went back home with a hot bag in the back of the Fiat now smelling up the interior like an Indian kitchen making fresh curry. We went down the same road we were on the night before in the rain (Main Street) and almost hit a van and a huge bush. But we made it back and chowed down on that food like we had not eaten for days. Yum. Soon after little Conner came by and ...