Top hotels in Kilkenny
The Aspect Hotel Kilkenny is located on Kilkenny’s beltway is just a 15 minute walk from Kilkenny City Centre. We offer 80 bright modern and spacious rooms at the Aspect Hotel Kilkenny which also feature free wired internet and include a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can use a laptop safe and tea/coffee-making facilities which are also provided on the rooms. Free car parking during your stay and free WiFi throughout the property are also included in your stay.
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This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre of Kilkenny and was established in 2011. It is close to the Kilkenny Castle and the nearest station is Kilkenny. The Hotel has a restaurant. All 90 rooms are equipped with hairdryer, trouser press and ironing set.
Langton’s bars are smooth, sophisticated and each subtly different blending contemporary style, impeccable furnishings in a relaxed atmosphere. Going for a quiet drink, a night out or just a aperitif before dinner, each occasion conjures up different moods and Langton’s has it all. Our Bars have won numerous awards of which we are very proud.
Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny is a 4-star boutique hotel located behind Kilkenny Castle in the heart of Kilkenny city. We offer 74 air-conditioned rooms which feature king-size beds and modern en-suite facilities as well as tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TV’s. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Statham’s Bar & Restaurant offers traditional Irish and international food in a relaxed atmosphere. Mint beauty and Medispa offers a range of beauty, clinical, and spa treatments.
Set in the finest sporting estate in Kilkenny County, the hotel blends grace and charm with exceptional style. It is located about 19 km from Kilkenny, 1 hour from Dublin and 30 minutes from Waterford. This easily-accessible location makes the hotel an ideal destination. With 607 hectares of woodlands, rolling meadows and bountiful rivers, the hotel has for centuries epitomized gracious living and country sports. This beguiling harmony of old and new leaves an indelible impression on the most discerning of travellers. Guests of this hotel may choose between the classical Georgian style of Manor House, the informal sporting ambience of the Courtyard rooms set around the stable yard, or the spacious Rose Garden Lodges, which are ideal for longer stays. The Manor House is an 18th century Georgian building with 32 individually designed bedrooms. The feeling of this historic period is evident throughout the house, the bars recall a glorious equestrian past, while the relaxed homeliness of the drawing rooms provides an opportunity to unwind in total comfort. The Hunters Yard was created by converting the estate's original stable accommodation, while retaining all the architectural appeal of the original courtyard. It is located just a 2-minute walk from the Manor House, contains 16 rooms and is conveniently located within the heart of the estate's thriving sporting life. Rose Garden Lodges are situated 2 minutes from the Hunters Yard and enjoy all hotel services. The hotel offers a 24-hour reception service, as well as a hotel safe, cloakroom and currency exchange facilities. Facilities on offer to guests include a newspaper stand. Younger guests will enjoy the children's playground. Conference facilities are available to business travellers. Guests can enjoy the convenience of Internet access and also take advantage of the room and laundry services. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park/garage (fees apply).
Hotels in Kilkenny
Spanning both banks of the beautiful River Nore, Kilkenny is a vibrant city and county town. Situated in the South East of Ireland, it is a rightly popular tourist destination filled with historic sites and buildings, a lively music scene and plenty of excellent restaurants. Whether you seek medieval gems or contemporary entertainment, Kilkenny has much to offer.
History and Architecture
Kilkenny was granted city status in 1609 and celebrated its 400th birthday in 2009. Its roots go much deeper than that however, with a 6th century religious settlement and evidence of Mesolithic and Bronze Age dwellings. Dominating the north end of the town centre you will find Ireland's second largest medieval cathedral, St Canice's, with its famous round tower. Records reveal that a wooden church was burned down here in 1087. The stunning structure you see today dates from the 13th century.
High above the river is the unmistakable profile of Kilkenny Castle, one of Ireland's most famous heritage destinations. A fascinating patchwork of different architectural styles and eras, there are still three towers surviving from the 12th century. A key attraction is the glorious Long Gallery, with its beautiful ceilings decorated with Pre-Raphaelite and Celtic motifs.
Festivals and Culture
In the summer months Kilkenny is alive with festivals. You could sample the famous Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in the June bank holiday week, or the Kilkenny Arts Festival during late August, when the city hosts a whole spectrum of theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, film and live performances. For music lovers there is always the Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival on the first weekend in May, plus of course, there is traditional Irish music everywhere, all year round. Many pubs have traditional music sessions and there are plenty of top bands associated with the city. In the peaceful atmosphere of St Canice's Cathedral, excellent classical groups and choirs frequently perform.
Nightlife and entertainment
The city is alive with enjoyable, atmospheric bars, many with live music or comedy and theatre. John Cleere's is a fine example, with a mixture of all three! Music spans from traditional Irish to blues, jazz and rock. For a taste of the grand and traditional there is the stunning Tynan's Bridge House. This Georgian pub has a unique blue frontage and glorious horseshoe bar, original tilework and a wonderful atmosphere. It's a favourite with locals. Try the Watergate Theatre for music, comedy and drama.
Restaurants and cafés
From Kilkenny hotels you can wander the charming 17th century walkways and wider spaces of the town and encounter plenty of good places to eat and relax. From the fine dining of Campagne with its Michelin star-studded chef to delicious brunches at the sharp, contemporary Marble City Bar, you will be very spoilt for choice. You might try Café Sol for its fine seasonal organic produce and relaxed atmosphere. When you're on the move and exploring the sites, the Gourmet Store creates excellent takeaway treats using both local and imported ingredients.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Kilkenny
What is the lowest price for a double room in Kilkenny?Kilkenny Inn in Kilkenny offers one night in a double room at the price of £47.
If I want to stay in the center of Kilkenny, which hotels shall I consider?Langton House Hotel, Kilkenny River Court and Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel are located in the central neighborhood of Kilkenny.
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