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Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny

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by Deirdre Murphy on Mar 2 2020 16:29

Lovely friendly hotel and enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was beautiful and area was central.

by Offgal on Dec 31 2018 11:41

Good location in Kilkenny . Car park on hotel grounds very good . Would be disappointed if paid higher for our room happy with what we paid for what the room was. Breakfast was basic , was told be time enough down at 10:30 -11:00. Was down for 10:00 and not a lot left !! .( Stayed 28th Dec)

by JC AND KC on Jan 22 2018 12:48


by Breda Waters on Nov 18 2017 16:42

Excellent hotel. We arrived on early train at 11.40 and reception were able to give us our room on arrival. Lovely big family room. Hotel very near to train station and also Mc Donagh Junction Shopping Centre.. Only a 4 minute walk down to the Castle and main shopping area.. Dinner was included on 1 night and was lovely. Breakfast was cooked fresh and brought to our table as not many were staying in the hotel Lovely hotel . Midweek stay from Sunday-Wednesday.

by Nicola on May 18 2017 13:56

Great location, good food, everything you needed in the room, iron /trouser press not working would definitely stay again

by Sue on Mar 16 2016 21:20

4 stars. Very good hotel. the room had all the basics and more very good size and bathroom was great. Stay was extremely comfortable. the staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent location. bar and restaurant were excellent also. Well done to the staff and management!

by BrĂ­d on Feb 22 2016 22:18

My Mum and I had a perfect stay here. Room spotless and warm. Staff very helpful. Food excellent. We would recommend it to anyone for a break in Kilkenny. Location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Thank you all for a memorable stay. We will return.

by Nick on Feb 22 2016 16:56

Service on arrival was shocking to say the least staff member was rude and bossy .dinner that evening there was no culturey on table ask for some never got one of my friends was left waiting for food rest had eating theirs when arrived not good enough .rooms were nice .but over all the staff need to be trained on their manners

by Milly on Jul 18 2015 11:14

We recently stayed here for 3nights. I had asked for quiet rooms and we got them. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. It was early in the week, so no partying or noise. Rooms were very clean and the food was fine for the money. It was superb value for money and very central.

by Lily Meyler on Jul 14 2014 14:55

Hotel rooms were fine with facilities of a 4* (kettle, iron, hairdryer) but the dinner we got was truly awful. Breakfast was fine. We told both restaurant manager and front desk lady and she was to look into it but we heard nothing at all. Would not consider staying there again.

by G. Brady on Jun 23 2014 23:32

Car parking fantastic, wish I could say the same for the rest of the hotel, room could do with a visit from the Brennan brothers, view from the room well I don't no the glass was stained. Breakfast lovely, waiter very friendly. Dinner horrible, thankfully a lot other options to dine out in the town. Would I return no way.

by Marina O Connor on Apr 30 2014 23:34

What can I say, wonderful staff, location and hotel. We had a lovely stay in the Kilford Arms Hotel. We will be definitely back to stay again. Michael was so helpful as were all the staff. Such friendly people and nothing was every a bother. I liked the relaxed ways of the people and so professional at all times. They have a great way about them. Its like one big happy family. I'd recommend anyone staying in the hotel. The location is just excellent.

by Jimmy Gollogly on Apr 28 2014 19:45

My wife and I arrived at the Kilford Arms on Tues 22nd April 2014 for 2BB1D. First of all, the car park at the rear of the hotel was very handy. The lady at receiption (Anna) was very welcoming. The room was clean, tidy and peaceful. We had the evening meal the first night. It was very tasty. The French and Portuguese waiters were very helpful and very keen to make our stay satisfying. The dining hall was a Mexican style. The breakfast on both mornings was top notch. The Manager allowed us to leave our car in the car park all day on the date we checked out. We loved the Kilford Arms, Kilkenny. Thanks to all the staff. Jimmy Gollogly

by Gerard a Redmond on Feb 22 2014 12:12

Great place we were made very Welcome and it was very relaxing thanks very much would love to go again, A lovely place to visit and most important the people were very nice, And staff thank you very much for a lovely stay, Kind regards Gerard and Sandra,

by susan nicholson on Feb 4 2014 11:44

Stayed here one night with my husband, pleasantly surprised. As it was so reasonably priced I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. Lovely room, staff were very nice and helpful. Would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

by Eileen on Oct 8 2013 15:12

Stayed for one overnight to meet with family and friends...couldnt fault location, hotel, staff long as you dont mind staying awake all night...only choose this hotel if you want to party.Great location and Car Park included. Ate in the Bar and food was very good. Overall I would stay again and would recommend it for location and food but not for a quiet weekend away or a family break.

by gerry on Sep 13 2013 08:01

Group of friends stayed for one night, lovely food, excellent service. would stay again.Very central

by reviewer23379438 on Sep 9 2013 20:18

We had a most enjoyable stay in Kilford Arms hotel in Kilkenny, staff were very helpful and friendly, food was good and rooms bright and clean and loads of supplies for tea/coffee making facilities. We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it to others. It is within walking distance to bus/train station and very central. We really enjoyed our stay there. Thanks.

by sandra on Mar 7 2013 21:24

We loved this hotel .Great for a mad weekend away . (not for a family with young kids. ). Every member of staff at this hotel was extremely professional and polite from the recepionist , bar staff , resturant staff and door men . Rooms and bathroom were spotless. We will stay here again , great value for money and geart location .Just 5 mins walk to city centre.

by Sean on Jan 29 2013 12:47

Had a great weekend stay at the kilford arms this past weekend. The atmosphere was great and so was the entertainment. I look forward to returning again in the future.

by Mary, Dublin on Jan 3 2013 21:27

Stayed for 2 nights B&B. Room spacious and clean. Double bed could do with a new mattress as on one side it was a bit lumpy. Staff very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was a bit slap dash. By the time we got through it, the food had gone cold. However microwave available if needed. Not huge selection of fresh fruit or different types of bread at breakfast. Had meal in the bar and food was excellent there. Overall enjoyed our stay. Hotel very central with own car park which was a plus.

by molly on Nov 26 2012 19:45

staff friendly and helpfull breakfast very tasty smell of cigarettes in room but clean and comfortable

by Caroline on Oct 1 2012 11:01

The Kilford arms hotel,was one of the best hotels we have stayed in with the children, the room was very spacious everyone had their own space,it was clean and airy,which was much appreciated by my son who has asthma. The staff were very friendly and helpfull.We only had a short stay but we all said if we ever get to go to killkenny again we would stay there again it was so central and having its own car park was a big advantage.

by maryfred on Sep 10 2012 22:37

stayed for 2 nights B&B in early september. check-in was fast and efficient. room was fine but extremely warm and couldn't leave window open because of noise from outside, fan in room was a necessity.bathroom flooded after a shower.only had breakfast in the hotel, not impressed with it at all.poor selection of hot food,no cold meats,cheeses, was expecting a full breakfast menu.didn't bother with the hotel bar or nightclub. seemed to be a mecca for stag/hen parties,not my scene. wouldn't stay again even with an offer. 2 star rating because of size of room,built in iron,tea/coffe making facilities. F & M, Tipperary

by pj ryan on Apr 29 2012 17:44

excellent time staff and facilities first class

by KOR on Apr 15 2012 22:52

Enjoyed our stay for three nights bed and breakfast. Hotel is in a great location in the centre of Kilkenny with free parking, Service and food was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful.

by Lisa (Wexford) on Apr 3 2012 10:12

Loved Kilkenny. Loved our stay at Kilford Arms Hotel. Twin room very spacious indeed. Hotel/rooms/restaurant spotlessly clean. Staff brilliant!! Couldn't do enough. Extremely couteous/polite/friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel & will most definitely be returning.

by Lisa on Mar 27 2012 09:48

Brilliant place to stay no need to move outside it has everything bar/nightclub karaoke ballads,food was lovely staff very friendly, no complaints only twin room very tiny but staff accommodated us :)

by Amanda on Mar 14 2012 19:03

We stayed for two nights, found everything perfect from staff, service, cleanliness, and entertainment in the hotel, we had a great time and couldnt fault anything will stay again, and such a central location. Mary Amanda Lisa & Foxy Dundalk

by Paul Galway on Mar 12 2012 12:21

Adequate Hotel for a nights stay; only major plus point is Hotels Location making access to toen area very easy.

by Duggie on Mar 5 2012 17:51

Enjoyed our stay at the Kilford Arm's Hotel, friendly staff, good food, very clean and good location, would stay there again.

by grace barry on Feb 23 2012 15:07

i would recommend everyone visiting kilkenny to stay in kilford arms hotel. it was amazing from start to finish. the staff were very obliging, rooms were lovely and food was delicious :) i will definitely be going back again soon :)

by Louisef on Feb 20 2012 18:26

Enjoyed my stay in the Kildford Arms hotel. The room was lovely, with loads of space and absolutely spotless. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. This hotel has a great buzz about it and great night life. I would definately recommend this hotel and i look forward to staying there again.

by jonathan Millar on Feb 20 2012 12:56

Very nice hotel and room was lovely but the bar staff were not very accommodating as we were told go the chipper it's across the road I ain't makin u a sandwich that was the only bad thing had to say about it

by gill on Feb 20 2012 12:30

lovely stay.. great for a girls night away.

by ciaradub9 on Feb 14 2012 11:06

Really nice welcoming hotel. Staff so nice and helpful. We booked two twin rooms and they offered us a family room to sleep 6 and it was lovely and cosy. It had one double bed and four single beds and two portable TV's. It was clean with lots of hangers which makes a change. Small hairdryer on the wall and soap and shower gel dispensers. The bars were excellent. Great choice as to which one to drink in and a nightclub, didn't go to that so can't comment but entrance was free for guests. The breakfast was carvery with excellent helpful staff again. The hotel is just a stones throw away from a lovely shopping centre. In essence yep we will be back

by N on Jan 24 2012 15:09

Staff were terrific, very friendly and helpful. Room was nice and clean. Was a bit cool when we arrived but after we came back from dinner it was lovely and warm. No complaints. Would recommend as very good value. Would stay again without doubt.

by michael on Oct 24 2011 10:16

Very nice hotel well presented staff food and and the entertainment were great,would stay again.

by june on Oct 18 2011 12:41

Stayed for a weekend with my Mam, cannot fault it, great value for money and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

by Dave on Oct 4 2011 11:41

Great location fairly lively on the weekend but good fun. Staff very friendly and helpful good breakfast. Excelent value for money. Dave Co.Dublin

by Fionn Stafford on Sep 27 2011 10:44

Nice reception area and obviously a busy hotel which is a good sign. The room was ok but poorly ventilated. A large standalone fan was provided, but air con would be better. Plenty of milk for the tea and coffee. WELL DONE!! too many hotels are mean with the milk. Breakfast was nice and service was good. Corridors were a tad noisy at night, probably due to the location of the hotel in Kilkenny City, however there was no noise from the nightclub or pub downstairs or even the street. I would have given a higher rating but for the stuffy room and being woken up by other guests in the corridor. parking was off street and reasonably secure and location was ideal.

by dl on Sep 19 2011 22:31

good points : Nice hotel, rooms clean, food decent. Good bar and very good service. bad points: they could do with updating the rooms, beds not of great quality. Overall fairly happy though

by Declan on Sep 13 2011 09:45

Very nice hotel with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, especially at reception. The exception was the bouncer at the night club part of it who was extremely unreasonable and it took ages to convince him that my partner was staying with me (she was not noted on the booking form) to the point that he locked me on one side of the door and her on the other. The only black mark against very good accommodation.

by Anne on Sep 4 2011 09:24

I really enjoed my recent stay in the Kilford Arms.It is in a great location beside the bus and train station. The castle, shops, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance of the hotel. The room was spacious and warm and the staff were friendly and helpful. I will stay here again if I am in the area.

by KINSELLA on Aug 30 2011 20:20


by Ciaran Ruane on Jul 31 2011 15:53

good quality hotel improved by a very hospitable staff.

by Yvonne Malone on Jul 25 2011 12:38

Kilford arms hotel is very central to all the great bars and shops of Kilkenny. Found the rooms basic with a stale smell( like it use to be a smoking room) Our check in was very efficient and staff were very pleasant. Our dinner was served by a very efficent polish guy and there was a great choice on their menus. We were also given a glass of wine with our dinner,complaints of the manager which was a nice touch. This hotel is great if your not looking to relax and sleep much but party and shop instead!!!! Car parking is free which is a added bonus and hotel is great value for money. I would return again.

by Hugo on Apr 23 2011 21:21

we stayed mid-week and we cannot recomend the Kilford more highly. Its almost in the centre of Kilkenny, a few minutes from the train station, and offered excellent value. The staff were really friendly and the service excellent. They also have a great late night bar with an excellent beer garden (if you smoke like us). Having said that, I know a lot of their weekend business is of the stag/hen variety and we noticed a few of these ariving as we left. However I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kilford for a short break in the Marble City, just it might get a little ott at the weekend.

by Nancy & Mick on Feb 15 2011 11:16

Had a one night stay in the Kilford Arms in Kilkenny, everything was top class. Staff were very friendly, food was great and lovely warm, comfortable room. Have stayed here four times before and hope to stay again. Thanks Nancy

by Char & Wayne on Feb 2 2011 11:41

<p>We stayed in the Kilford arms for 2 nights bed &amp; breakfast recently and have to say we really enjoyed our stay. The Staff where very helpful and friendly and the breakfasts and lunch where lovely. The only thing we didnt really enjoy was the evening meal. However that said it wouldn't stop us staying there again. It is in a central location and the parking is free. The pubs and nightclub where great craic.</p>
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Hotel Details

The Kilford Arms is enviably located just yards from the train/bus station and a few minutes walk from the City Centre.

Check In From - 2:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 1:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : From Dublin take the M7/M9 (signposted Limerick/Cork). Take the N9 (signposted Carlow/Kilkenny) via Castledermot and Carlow. Follow the N9 to Paulstown. Follow the main road N10 (signposted Kilkenny). Travel straight throught the Dublin Roundabout and follow down the Dublin Road until you see Johns Church.

Area Description : Famous as an international centre for contemporary art & culture, the County of Kilkenny is also an ideal central location in Ireland - providing a perfect stopover for travellers between Dublin and Cork, Rosslare and the West of Ireland.

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Restaurant

  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served

Things To Do In The Area

  • Guided tours
  • Horse racing
  • Bowling
  • Quad biking
  • Visit castle
  • Cinema
  • Live music venues
  • Cafe
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Walking trails
  • Cycling
  • Theatre
  • Concert venues
  • Golfing
  • Children play centres
  • Historical trails
  • Hill walking
  • Night clubs
  • Local sightseeing
  • River fishing
  • Local restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Horse riding

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Night club

Hotel Guest Services

  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Free car parking
  • Limited free parking
  • Complimentary WIFI access available

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Baby sitting service on request