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"Stayed for 1 night. Great location within 5 mins walk to the centre of the city. Check in was speedy, found the staff, was helpful and very relaxed. The room was clean and very quiet and the bed was comfy. Breakfast was a nice good and made to order which I love. Great value for money. Will definitely be staying here next time I'm in Kilkenny."

Caz - Stayed January 2022


"We stayed for two nights, we had two adjoining rooms. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. There was a nice choice for breakfast each morning, the food was freshly cooked and served hot. We would be happy to stay in this hotel again."

Cosmo P - Stayed December 2022


"I stayed in your hotel last night and I just wanted to say what a lovely stay it was particularly mention for checking the attentiveness and helpfulness was very welcoming. My room was lovely and having Voya toiletries was a delight. For breakfast, I had the best-poached eggs ever! I will certainly recommend you and will be my first choice on any future trips to Kilkenny."

Deirdre H - Stayed December 2022


"Stayed here for 5 nights and have to say that for the price I paid, it’s a comfortable and convenient little hotel. Clean room, everything in relatively good condition, and the cooked breakfast every morning was a highlight. The staff were all lovely as well!"

Dimitrus S - Stayed November 2022

"I stayed here over October mid-term with my son. We had a room at the back overlooking the carpark and it was very quiet. The room was roomy and clean with comfortable beds and had bottled water and tea-making facilities. The breakfast the next morning was delicious and a had a good range of choices. The staff were nice and friendly and we had a very pleasant stay. I would definitely go back again."

Stephen S - Stayed October 2022  


"I got more than I had hoped for! I asked for a room with a view, and was expecting, as is often the case, just a part of a view, or a view only if you actually lean out of the window. But from between the lovingly draped curtains I saw the whole cathedral of Saint Canice in its unique and ancient beauty. Plus some Irish housing which made me feel very at home, in the sense: In the middle of Ireland, and that's how I wished to visit the country.The room itself is furnished in very good taste, in good materials, well organized so that one feels comfortable unpacking and moving about. Details made me love the room so much that I hope I shall get exactly that one again if I return to Kilkenny, which I wish to do.That was already a perfect start for my visit to Kilkenny, which surprised me and my ignorance with so much to see, so much beauty and history!! I had a couple of occasional chats with very nice and open people, and was lucky enough to be in the Black Abbey when Dominican monks came out to recite and chant their daily prayers. Breakfast was delicious, the whole staff very helpful and with a discreet sense of humour at one point. Kilkenny Inn is in the old city, so one can have a short walk to pubs if one likes, but in a quiet street, where you can get a real good night's sleep after such a full and dazzling touristic day.Thank You for one of the best rooms during my Ireland-tour!"

​Susanna C - Stayed October 2022


"My husband felt ill and we wanted a place to lay up for the rest of the week rather than finishing our road trip - we ended up staying 8 days (two rooms) and I'm super thankful we found the Kilkenny Inn. The staff were awesome. Breakfast was very good - great choices, yummy food, and wonderful wait staff. Housekeeping was also very good - thoughtful, gracious and thorough. Bedding, plush towels, extra little amenities in the room - easily equal to high-end hotels - were very much appreciated - everything very nice, comfortable, quiet, and clean. It was about as perfect as could be for our needs, reasonably priced, and close to town as well. I walked everywhere every day."

Stephie G - Stayed September 2022


"The room was fabulous and spotlessly clean, the staff were so nice and helpful, the location is perfect, maybe add a few more options for breakfast although the full Irish was delicious. Will definitely be back again. " 

Suzanne C - Stayed August 2022


“We would like to say thank you very much for a lovely stay and the gorgeous bottle of wine that you gave us for our anniversary. We will stay again soon hopefully." 

Melanie & Mick Ryan - Stayed May 2022


"Lovely Hotel, staff are so nice, breakfast fabulous, great location, will definitely stay again."

Deborah Daly - Stayed April 2022


"The hotel location is perfect, really close to the town and tourist attractions. I was there to see my mum at the hospital and it was within walking distance, and so was the town. The staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and went above and beyond - I had bought some scones to take to my mum at the hospital, I asked for a few packs of the butter from breakfast, I told them what I needed it for, and they gave me several packs, as well as jams, marmalades, disposable cutlery etc. The breakfast is good and plenty to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. All the staff were extremely friendly, the pub at the hotel is relaxed and the food service is quick and efficient. I would definitely stay here again as it’s around the corner from the town - where all the local bars, restaurants, and shops are located."

RX G - Stayed April 2022


"Driving into Kilkenny, found this on Google Maps. A massive piece of good luck. It's a brilliant place to stay. An easy walk to the centre of the town, scrupulously clean and a terrifically helpful young man at reception."

Paul S - Stayed March 2022


"Great location very clean friendly staff. Dave on reception was most accommodating. Would stay again. The only fault was the 4 pm check-in. Next time I'll ring ahead to see if they can accommodate an earlier check-in. Otherwise perfect and safe parking."

David C - Stayed February 2022


"The hotel was lovely.. room and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was nice and the staff were lovely and very professional. Great location at the end of the town but only 5 mins walk to the town. I would recommend this hotel and visit again"

Therese - Stayed January 2022


"I stayed here with my parents for 3 nights at the end of December. The service was wonderful. Such friendly and helpful staff. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We ate in the bar several times (lunch and dinner). The food was really good - much much better than standard pub food. The breakfast was also very good. Would recommend it."

Anne - Stayed December 2021


"Stayed two nights in the Kilkenny Inn hotel. All staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room was very nice with everything you could need. Breakfast was included in our stay and was lovely, it has everything you could want in the morning. Free parking was great and so was the location only a short walk into the city centre. I will stay again"

Graeme - Stayed November 2021


"Fabulous stay in a great location. Just back after 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. This hotel has free parking, fabulous food and a great location. This hotel is an all-rounder. Would highly recommend it and will be back sometime soon"

Michael - Stayed October 2021


"The huge fluffy bath towels are alone worth the price of admission. So close to everything. So much to see. An enjoyable stay. Thank you!"

David - Stayed October 2021


"Extremely accommodating. Great staff, very welcoming even gifted us a late check out which was a gracious gesture. The restaurant and kitchen were closed but recommended a great place. Great decor in the bar"

Sammy R - Stayed September 2021


"Stayed for two nights. The reception staff were all great. They gave us recommendations on where to go and what to do. Bar staff - Lauren was a pleasure to be served by, such a lovely girl.
The room was quite small but just a small detail as good outweighed the bad.
Loved the VOYA products provided in the room."

Amy- Stayed August 2021


“We would like to thank everyone at the hotel for making our stay so enjoyable. In particular, we appreciated Jenny’s excellent customer service in the restaurant and the bar. Jenny was so professional in her job and such a great ambassador for your hotel & business. Also thanks to Brandon and all the team for their valuable support. We will certainly recommend the hotel to our families, friends & colleagues. We wish you a very successful summer ahead with the restrictions easing now."

Pat & Deirdre Connolly -Stayed July 2021


"Anniversary weekend. An absolutely beautiful dinner served by amazing staff. Michael and Jenny went above and beyond to make sure that all our needs were cared for. We will be back again to support this locally owned business."

Oakey - Stayed July 2021


"Friendly staff and lovely clean room. friendly and helpful staff and lovely clean room. Central to town and a nice small outside area to enjoy a gin in the sun! Sanitiser everywhere and the staff all wore masks. A great hotel close by the city centre!"

Blue Beans Craft - Stayed June 2021


"Excellent. Had a great experience in the Kilkenny Inn from the moment we walked in the door to check out. The staff were so friendly and generous, they made us feel so comfortable considering all the guild lines. My 2-year-old son had a ball and loved all the staff as well, especially the girls in the bar. The room was spotless and so family-friendly had a great first night away in 2 years. Would defiantly stay here again."

Shanice K - Stayed June 2021


"Thanks to everyone for a fabulous stay Wednesday night. Fantastic staff and great food"

Fergus & Pamela - Stayed June 2021


"Just want to say thank you for everything you did for us last weekend, it was so well organised with the rooms and the names on them. The dancing room provided was perfect. The bar and restaurant staff were so personable and so nice to us. The meal was lovely with the champagne and cocktails, god we were spoiled. It was just lovely for us to get out as well and see people. We had the best time with so many great memories from the Kilkenny Inn."

Carol - Stayed June 2021


"Such a nice small hotel. Everything relaxed even with all restrictions at the moment. All the staff were amazing and so welcoming but Special mention to robin in the bar so good at her job always so swift with orders and friendly."

Monique D - Stayed June 2021


"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kilkenny Inn last weekend. The hotel & room was pristine and we both had an excellent night's sleep. Having only booked a twin room it was a lovely surprise to be given a larger room with a double & single bed! Jessica was so friendly & an asset to the team. I was so pleasantly surprised by the standard of the hotel considering the low price and unassuming exterior right in the centre of town. We will return on our next trip to Kilkenny & would recommend to family and friends"

Ciara B - Stayed August 2020


"We were in Kilkenny for a hen party in early March and stayed at the Kilkenny Inn. The booking process was really easy, Jessica was extremely helpful and accommodating. The rooms are very very clean and the breakfast nice and the hotel is only a short walk away from the centre. Would stay here again"

Valentina T - Stayed March 2020


"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all the hospitality you and the team provided. Having spoken to all the guys travelling the standard of service and hospitality was fantastic and you guys were more than accommodating. I do not doubt that we will be back to Kilkenny in the future and we will look no further for accommodation"

Ross - Stayed February 2020


"Super hotel in a very convenient location. Our room was pristine and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and I enjoyed the homemade scones! The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is in the city centre, a short walk from the museums and restaurants. Thoroughly recommend the hotel and the city of Kilkenny."

Mags B- Stayed February 2020


"We stayed there from 20th January 2020 for three nights, couldn't have picked better, receptionists were friendly and so polite the barmaid jess funny and polite the night prior was also nice all in all everybody was fantastic, the room was warm cosy and so comfortable and quiet, we will go again so if you want a good breakaway book the Kilkenny inn hotel 🙂"

Chef- Stayed January 2020


"Stayed here towards the start of January on a girl's weekend. The whole stay was perfect. We had gorgeous rooms and such comfortable beds. Good location of the hotel too. What stuck out for us most though was when we arrived at check-in we were greeted by a lovely bubbly receptionist called Brandon. He was so helpful and checked us in straight away. He made us feel very welcome and this left a great impression on us for the rest of our stay. When we saw him the following day he even stopped to ask us how our stay was so far and if there was anything he could help us with. He gave us a list of places to visit that day. Later that night we went for drinks in the bar. The atmosphere was lovely and the barman Liam was great. I couldn’t fault anything about the staff or the stay. We plan on coming back again soon"

Rachel M- Stayed January 2020


"Loved everything about this place. Centrally located (walking distance to everything), cosy room, great staff and very well priced. The breakfast that was included was delicious (got the eggs benny). Highly recommend to anyone travelling to Kilkenny"

TSaleswoman - Stayed November 2019


"Delighted with our stay in the Kilkenny Inn. It is cosy, clean and the staff are lovely. The rooms are nice and the breakfast was great. The hotel is a six-minute walk from the city centre which is perfect. It's a lovely hotel and is a great value."

Michael - Stayed October 2019


"We booked a triple room with breakfast for one night. The staff were the most pleasant and friendly I have ever met at any hotel. There was such a good atmosphere in the hotel and it was a pleasure to stay here."

Meg - Stayed September 2019


"Enjoyed my stay in Kilkenny Inn. The staff were friendly and courteous. The room was a good size with lovely toiletries. Breakfast was beautifully presented. Best French toast ever. The location was good at the end of the medieval mile. Would love to return to this very welcoming hotel."

Noreen - Stayed September 2019


"We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful hotel, if it's possible I would like to commend you on two members of staff, your amazing, friendly & funny Brandon in reception & Liam night porter. Nothing was a problem & if the truth is known they made our stay. We will be back again."

John - Stayed September 2019


"Lovely staff, very welcoming great location staying there again"

Lauren - Stayed August 2019


"Stayed last weekend of June found the staff to be bubbly and happy. Clean rooms, breakfast fab, great location. We shall be back"

Audrey - Stayed July 2019


"This was our third time staying in this hotel. Can highly recommend, very friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms, good hearty breakfast. Safe spacious car parking at the rear. Within easy walking distance of all shopping needs."

James B - Stayed July 2019


"Stayed here recently and found it to be a very nice comfortable hotel. Had a room facing the back so it was nice and quiet and very clean. Lovely toiletries supplied plus bottled water left in room every day. The staff could not be more friendly and definitely a great asset to the hotel. Breakfast consisted of cereal juice fresh fruit yogurt croissants brown bread tea/coffee and toast with cooked breakfast made to order. Situated on Vicar St. it is within easy walking distance of the city. St. Canice's Cathedral is just around the corner but there are several steps up to it. Kilkenny is a small but vibrant city with lots to do and see especially the beautiful castle. I would suggest taking the tourist train around the city initially to see places of interest. Paul was our driver and added a lot of fun to the trip which takes about 30 minutes. Enjoyed our stay in this friendly hotel."

Michelle - Stayed July 2019


"We stayed for one night and booked directly with the hotel's website for the best rate. This rate included a nice breakfast and was competitive for the area. We asked for a quiet room and got a room facing the back vacant lot which was fine. There were a few fire door mazes to get to our room but no real inconvenience. Bed was comfortable and room was clean. Bottled water and bathrobes were a nice touch. This hotel was one of our favorites on our two week Ireland trip. Easy parking in the back. The staff were immediately helpful about sights to see and directions. We walked to Matt the Miller's for dinner and it was the best on our trip with excellent food and live local music. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area."

James - Stayed July 2019


"Excellent customer service. Really nice city to visit.. everyone was really friendly and accommodating.. restaurant selections were top notch..the inn and pub were very inviting and breakfast was really good. Thanks for the great time"

TucsonDaug - Stayed June 2019


"We wanted to write and say thank you again for such a wonderful stay! You started our trip to Ireland out very nicely, and our conversation with Ivon (not sure of spelling) was so wonderful. She really warmed our hearts and made our stay extra special. We will definitely be recommending your hotel to anyone we know traveling to Kilkenny."

Jimmy - Stayed June 2019


"We had a lovely time at the hotel and I will remember you for next time I am in Kilkenny!"

Eavan - Stayed May 2019


"I just wanted to say a big thank you for a lovely stay on Saturday night. We were made feel so welcome by you and the other staff. We will be back for certain."

Ann - Stayed April 2019


"St. Candice is across the street providing a dramatic view from the front rooms. The inn itself is not a large, modernistic hotel but instead is nicely intimately sized, well kept and well appointed with modern conveniences. Off street parking behind the hotel was a real plus! Rooms are well designed & the beds comfortable. Modern ensuite bath, with all the amenities, including warm robes! Restaurant offers selection for breakfast, either full or buffet. On the edge of the Medieval Mile so away from a lot of traffic & crowds but easy to walk to. The best part is the staff. Friendly, helpful and very open."

Gary - Stayed April 2019.


"We were looking for somewhere for a friends reunion in Kilkenny and we chose the Kilkenny Inn. A few minutes walk from the city centre this hotel absolutely met all of our requirements. Yvonne and the rest of her team could not do enough for us from the moment we arrived. Free parking on site as well. There is a bar and restaurant on site so food and drink are taken care of. The rooms are clean and spacious with water and coffee and tea provided. The cooked breakfast is a real treat after a night out. The proximity to the city makes this hotel a destination of choice for us in future. I will certainly return to the hotel."

CluckerJones - Stayed April 2019


"Thank you for our wonderful stay at your hotel. It more than exceeded all our expectations and we cant wait to go back!"

Anne - Stayed April 2019


"We enjoyed our stay at the inn. The staff was friendly and they provided great information for things to see and do. We enjoyed a music group at the bar that played traditional Irish music."

Amber- Stayed March 2019


"Thank you for allowing Abbey to use the room behind Reception on Friday morning.  It was great to be able to do that.The triple room was great with plenty of room for the three of us.  This was our 2nd stay with The Kilkenny Inn and everything was perfect. "

Sharon - Stayed March 2019


"Stayed here for one night was great for the price paid! The hotel was a great location walking distance to everything we wanted to do. Parking at the back was good to have. Reception staff was so helpful and friendly. Will defiantly stay here again."

Lucinda - Stayed February 2019


"The hotel is in an excellent location -- this is by far the hotel's strongest point. It also has very convenient parking. The staff were very friendly. Everything else was as you would expect from a good three-star hotel."

Martin - Stayed January 2019


"Hotel is very nice and has a very quaint feel. Room was decent and I believe the 3 star hotel rating was appropriate. Parking is pretty limited in the back but there are probably 15-20 spots. Restaurant was absolutely fantastic for both dinner and breakfast. Food was great and so was the vibe. Great service as well!"

Recones - Stayed January 2019