The city of Kilkenny is located in the southeast of the Republic of Ireland, in the Leinster province. Located along the shores of the River Nore, this city is steeped in history and dates back to Medieval times. Kilkenny Castle was built way back in 1195 by the Normans, and today remains open to visitors. You can explore the many rooms and floors of the castle, or wander through the parks’ 50 acres (20 hectares) of rolling hills and woodland. The city also has a rich religious history, and many of the religious buildings are open to visitors, including St. Canice’s Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century. It’s a great way to view the beautiful architecture and understand the history of this city. And once you’ve explored the city’s history, you’ll need a place to sleep. Here is where to stay in Kilkenny, Ireland.
First on our list is Kilkenny River Court Hotel, located in the heart of the city. This hotel boasts excellent views: it’s situated along the River Nore, so you can look out and enjoy the waterfront, and it also offers views of Kilkenny Castle. The hotel has a restaurant on-site, so you can enjoy a good meal without having to go too far. You’ll also find a shared lounge, a sun terrace, and business facilities. The rooms are beautifully decorated with furnishings in calming colours. They come equipped with TVs, electric kettles, and free toiletries.
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Address: The Bridge, John Street
Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace
Langton House Hotel is centrally located, putting you within walking distance of many of Kilkenny’s attractions like Kilkenny Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and Nowlan Park. When you enter the hotel, you’ll be welcomed into an exquisitely styled space. The restaurant boasts tiled floors and wooden furnishings, the bar has shiny mirrored shelving and an ornate ordering space, and each room has its own unique style. Inside the rooms, you’ll find flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms, and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel offers its guests an on-site restaurant, a terrace to enjoy, and entertainment on some evenings.
Next up we have Kilford Arms, another hotel located in the centre of Kilkenny. The hotel has a cosy and vintage vibe, with wood floors, brick walls, and fireplaces. The on-site pub even retains the ruins of a church built in the 16th century, so it’s a lovely spot to spend some time if you like history and want to cosy up with a drink. You’ll also find a restaurant on-site that serves up Irish food. Each room comes equipped with a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and hair dryers. You’ll be walking distance from many of the city’s attractions, so you can easily get to places like Smithwick’s Brewery and Rothe House.
If you like to stay in hotels that boast plenty of amenities, then look no further than Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel. This hotel offers a leisure club, which includes a spa, gym, sauna, and even a children’s pool. When you’re feeling hungry, you’ve got two restaurants to choose from or order up room service 24 hours a day. There’s also an outdoor terrace and business centre. In each room, you’ll find TVs, free toiletries, an electric kettle, and free wifi. And the hotel is located in the heart of the city, so you can walk to all of the major attractions.
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury with a boutique style. The hotel decor is modern and stylish, with bright colours, trendy wallpaper, and plush furnishings. On-site you’ll find a restaurant and two bars, so you can unwind with a meal and a cocktail in a chic location. The rooms have TVs and coffee machines, and free wifi is available throughout, so when you don’t feel like going out, you can take it easy and relax indoors. And when you do feel like venturing outside, you won’t have to go far to see Kilkenny Castle or St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum–Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is located right in the heart of the city.
We’ll start the private accommodation section off with this cosy one-bedroom flat, perfect for a couple or the solo traveller. The flat is situated on a bustling street in the heart of town, making it super-easy to explore the city. In just two minutes you can be exploring Kilkenny Castle, or spend some time perusing the shops and cafes on the High Street. The flat is spread across two floors and offers a bedroom, lounge, kitchen, and bathroom. Wifi is available throughout, and the TV has Netflix access. You’ll feel nice and cosy inside, with plenty of lamps and a slanted, wood-covered roof on the top floor.
Rose Inn Self Catering 1 Bedroom ApartmentKilkenny, Ireland
Top guest reviewsnice view of the church from our living room windowthe space is nice with nice bed linens and a great living room and kitchenette upstairsgreat value and location awesome host helped carry our bags up to the aptgreat space the living room and kitchen area as a loft was a super neat touchit is spacious with the upstairs kitchen and living area quite nicethe apartment is nice and cleantony’s place was very clean and extremely convenientplace was clean and cutevery clean stylishly decorated quaint little placeit was clean quiet and cozy for a cold rainy night
Host:phillip was friendly and good hostthe family was kind showed us around the apartment and offered their services if neededour host were great and i would definitely stay againi also appreciate the parking lot tip the host givesvery good place perfectly placed and the owner was very kindRead more reviewsthe location was very coolgreat location close to everythinggreat location close to everythinggreat location in the city centersuper close to all the action in kilkenny
Perfect for a couple or solo traveller, this studio flat has all you need. Stay connected with the provided wifi or unwind in front of the TV. The flat also provides all essential linens. Do be aware that there is no kitchen inside the flat though–but no worries, thanks to its central location, it’s super easy to find nearby restaurants. You’ll be just a stone’s throw from all that Kilkenny has to offer, including St. Marys Cathedral and Nowlan Park.
Studio placed in the heart of Kilkenny
Top guest reviewsi thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable and quiet room at anthony’swish there would have been a continental breakfast includednice and tidy clean rooms with comfy bedsvery clean and friendly place to staybasic accommodation but place was immaculately cleanthis accommodation is clean and centralthe rooms was impressively spotless and beds comfortable
Host:staff is very friendly and helpfulanthony contacted us several times to help us with arrangements and helpful informationcheck in was simple and the staff were so nicethe woman who run it are very nice however the airbnb host isn't on sitestaffed with amazing housekeepers that go the extra mile to make your stay just like homeRead more reviewsexcellent location for city centergreat location close to castle shoping center bus stops and train stationthe location of this place is amazinggreat location yet quiet at nightthe place is great located
If you come to Kilkenny on a romantic getaway, this chalet is the perfect place to stay. With a wooden frame, soft lighting, and an outdoor spot perfect for sipping wine, this is an excellent space to cosy up with your partner after a day of exploring the city. There’s a small kitchen area to cook simple meals, a TV to unwind in front of, and even a washing machine if you need it. The chalet is located about a 20-minute walk from the city centre, so you won’t be too far from all that Kilkenny has to offer. The chalet is also near the countryside, so you can go for walks–the perfect mix of city and country!
Chalet N° 4Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Top guest reviewslots of nice touches like coffee breakfast cereal hairdryer if you need itfruit coffee and breakfast cereal were a lovely touchheater was amazing and kept us nice and warmbed was extremely comfortablechalet was sparkling clean warm and cosyamazing chalet super clean cosy and comfortablethis place is absolutely adorable loved the space- it was clean cozy and had thoughtful touchesthe pod is really clean and has everything you need for a night awayangie was really friendly and the place was spotless
Host:the hosts were especially friendly and gracious and made me feel at homeangie was a friendly host and replied quicklytheir informations about the city and the country were pretty helpful we really enjoyed our stayunobtrusive warm and friendlyhosts were always quick to respond and very friendly and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location with parking out frontabsolutely fantastic stylish spot in a perfect location for kilkenny citya cute little log cabin all to yourself this place was very cute and warma really nice and cosy place to stay about 30 minutes walk from the citylovely accommodation in an excellent location
This bright and airy studio flat is perfect for travellers who like to spend most of their time out exploring the city. The flat is simple but has everything you need: wifi, hot showers, and comfortable beds. And with a large window, wooden floors, and cheery decor, it’s got a bright feel that will put you in the right mood in the morning. And it’s situated in the heart of Kilkenny, so in no time you can be exploring the shops, restaurants, and historic buildings that the city has to offer.
Central Kilkenny Studio 2
Top guest reviewsplease note that to heat the apartment the hot water heater must be manually turned oncomfortable room and bedsthe apartment was spotless clean and nice and cosythe bathroom was clean as well as the other roomsit’s clean and has some great amenitiescozy place clean and right in the city centrethese rooms are clean with comfortable beds but our room could have slept 5 and we were only two
Host:host was very nice and responsivestaff was great too definitely recommendedthe host is very fast responding and helpful in every regardthe hosts were very kind and we have enjoyed our stay in kilkennyannette was very helpful during our stay and a great hostRead more reviewsterrific location downtown within walking distance to everythinggreat central location everything within walking distancegreat location and walking distance to pretty much everythinggreat place in a great location in kilkennyfantastic location with everything on your doorstep
Our list finishes off with this modern, two-bedroom apartment. It has everything you’ll need during your stay, including a full kitchen, a lounge with a TV, and two double bedrooms. If it gets cold, you can cosy up in front of the indoor fireplace, and wifi is available throughout so you can keep connected. The apartment is about a 20-minute walk from the town centre or a short drive, so it’s not too far from the city’s attractions while also offering the peace and quiet of a residential area.
Modern apartment in the city of KilkennyKilkenny, County Kilkenny, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeds were super comfy and everything we needed was suppliedthere were nice touches like milk in the fridge plentiful tea and coffee and shampoo and shower gelwe had total privacy and felt very comfortable and safewe had a lovely stay at carmel’s apartmentwe had a very comfortable one night stay at carmel’s placevery clean and communication was excellentextremely clean & comfortableperfectly clean and cozyspotlessly clean and very helpful and quick communicationeverything was exceptionally clean
Host:hosts were very helpfullovely place with great hostslovely little apartment with a very welcoming and helpful hostcarmel and patrick are great hosts and they made us feel at homevery friendly and helpful hostsRead more reviewsexcellent location to city centrethe location of this place is amazingwould definitely recommend this locationeasy walk to town centre or there is a busgreat place and a great location
Plenty of places to stay in Kilkenny
This historic city of Kilkenny offers plenty of places to stay in. Whether you’re after a hotel right in the heart of town or a quiet flat away from the hustle and bustle, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. So you decide where to stay in Kilkenny, Ireland, and book your favourite today.
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