Kilkenny Hotels

Kilkenny offers a good selection of accommodation options including hotels, guest houses and B&Bs that will meet the needs of all visitors to the city. Nevertheless, during the summer period and at weekends it is advisable to book in advance as the city can be very busy and there is strong demand for the available accommodation. The list of hotels below is presented in alphabetical order and will serve as a short introduction to the hotels in Kilkenny City and the surrounding area.


Club House Hotel

This two star hotel is located in Patrick Street very near the grounds of Kilkenny Castle. The 18th Century Club House continues a 200 year old tradition of providing hospitality. The hotel offers 28 en suite bedrooms consisting of Single Rooms, Double Rooms, Twin Rooms and a number of Family Rooms. Lunch, dinner and light meals are available in Victors Bar and Restaurant whilst breakfast is served in the Georgian Dining Room.

Tel: + 353 56 7721994


Hotel Kilkenny

Located in College Road, this four star hotel is a mere ten minute walk from the historic city centre. Hotel Kilkenny has 138 guest rooms including comfortable Standard Rooms, stylish Superior Rooms and Deluxe rooms. There is a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms. Formal dining is available at the hotel’s Taste Restaurant whilst bar food is available in the Pure Bar. The leisure facilities in the Active Club are complimentary for guests and include a 20m pool, sauna and gym. There are five meeting and conference rooms that can cater for up to  350 delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7762000


Kilford Arms Hotel

This hotel is located in John Street in the town centre just a few minutes walk from Kilkenny rail and bus station. The three star establishment has sixty en suite bedrooms made up of double rooms, twins, triples and family rooms. The White Oak Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner whilst O’Faolains Bar serves food from noon to 7pm. PV’s Bar also serves food and there are live bands 3 nights a week.

Tel: + 353 56 7761018


Kilkenny House Hotel

This hotel is located 1km from Kilkenny City centre on the R693 Freshford Road between Aut Even and St. Luke’s hospitals. The three star establishment is of recent construction and is on a private two acre site with landscaped gardens. The hotel is owner-operated and has thirty en-suite bedrooms with multi-channel TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone and broadband. Dore’s Bar offers various options for dining as well as a warm atmosphere for socialising. The Talbot’s Inch Suite can host meetings and conferences for up to 60 persons.

Tel: + 353 56 7770711


Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

This hotel describes itself as Kilkenny’s premiere four-star city centre hotel. Located in Ormonde Street, this hotel is very close to Kilkenny Castle, the main shopping area and just a ten-minute walk from the train and bus stations. The hotel was fully refurbished in 2008 and the 118 rooms are among the most spacious available in Kilkenny. Room options include a choice of Standard, Superior, Executive and Junior Suites. The Ormonde Lounge and O’Reilly’s Restaurant offer a range of snacks and bar food whilst the Savour restaurant offers interesting dinner menus. The hotel Leisure Club has a wide range of gym equipment, an aerobics studio, a 21m pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. The hotel boasts ten meeting and event rooms with capacity for up to 450 guests.

Tel: + 353 56 7723900


Kilkenny River Court

This four star hotel is located in a private courtyard at The Bridge on John Street in the centre of Kilkenny. The building sits on the banks of the River Nore and is overlooked by Kilkenny’s famous 12th Century castle. The hotel has 90 en-suite bedrooms offering a choice of Classic and Deluxe rooms as well as a number of Suites. The Deluxe bedrooms and Suites offer great views of Kilkenny Castle. Food is available at both the Riverside Restaurant and the Terrace Kitchen in the Riverview Bar. The hotel leisure facilities include a 17m pool, jacuzzi, geyser pool, steam room and gym. The hotel has six different conference rooms that can cater for up to 260 delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7723388


Langton House Hotel

Located in John Street in the centre of Kilkenny this three star boutique hotel is close to all local amenities. The hotel has 34 guest rooms incorporating Executive Rooms and a collection of bespoke Suites finished in a contemporary style. There is a range of options for dining at Langton’s including the award-winning Langton Room restaurant which offers a mix of Irish and international cuisine. Bar 67 offers traditional Irish food and has live music every night. The hotel has three conference suites that can cater for up to 400 delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7765133


Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa and Convention Centre

Located on the Paulstown Road just 1.2 km outside the city, the setting for this five star hotel is an original 17th Century house on a 170 acre estate of mature parkland. Accommodation at the Lyrath Estate is made up of 137 bedrooms including suites and executive rooms with views over the estate or gardens. Dining options are available in La Perla restaurant, Tupper’s Bar and Yindees which specialises in Oriental dishes. The Oasis Health Club has a 17m infinity pool with views over the estate, a jacuzzi and modern gym. At the Oasis Spa treatments embrace the concept of the “Seven Pillars of Wellbeing”, namely, Beauty, Harmony, Vitality, Aqua, Life-balance, Nature and Nutrition. The Kilkenny Convention Centre at the Lyrath is a purpose built Convention Centre with capacity for over 1,500 delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7760088


Newpark Hotel

Although this establishment is located just a short walk from the medieval centre of Kilkenny, it is set in twenty acres of parkland. The four star hotel is part of the Flynn Hotel Group which also has hotels in Cork, Ennis and Waterford. The Newpark has 129 guest rooms with views of the gardens made up of Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms, Family Rooms, six Executive Suites and two luxurious Penthouse Suites. Dining is available in Gulliver’s Restaurant and the Scott Dove Bar & Bistro. The Escape Health Club and Spa includes an outdoor vitality pool overlooking the mature gardens. The hotel has a self-contained conference centre on the first floor with a range of suites that can cater for anywhere from two to eighty delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7760500


Springhill Court

Part of the Brennan Group, this three star hotel is located just south of Kilkenny on the N10 Waterford Road. There are 85 guestrooms rooms including some family rooms and a luxurious suite. A variety of dining options are available in both the Claddagh Restaurant and Paddock Bar. The Kilkenny Leisure Club includes a 19m swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, sauna, well equipped gym and the Lavendar Spa. Various fully air-conditioned conference rooms provide capacity for hosting up to 500 delegates.

Tel: + 353 56 7721122