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Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

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by cath on Apr 26 2017 16:38

Excellent Food. Friendly and helpful staff. Prime location.

by Denise Murphy on Mar 17 2017 15:09

Great hotel location , rooms were excellent, clean , and fresh and well decorated. Food was excellent, overall I would return to this Hotel again .

by Sean Duffy on Feb 27 2017 01:05

We had a nice time at the Hibernian in Kilkenny for two days where we found the old world charm very much a feature. The breakfast was waitress served and made to your personal selection. The bar was lovely with a snug area for all the family, the tea and coffee served there was promt and with daily newspapers to browse over. The location was very central and just a short walk to the castle

by Mick on Jan 30 2017 12:04

This is a good hotel in a really good location. The room we had was spacious and extremely well furnished with a good bed, a good-sized bathroom, big flat-screen tv etc. The staff were very friendly and the food in the restaurant was excellent and very good value. The down-side is that the foyer is small (as might be expected for a 19th century hotel) and not particularly plush. The bar is excellent and there was a real buzz there on Friday night. The only real criticism is the noise. The nightclub was going strong until 2am and even after that there was a lot of noise form the street. Unfortunately, our room over looked the street. I's suggest that you request a room on the top floors in a quieter location if you want a good night's sleep.

by JEM on Jan 23 2017 10:02

We were booked in for 3 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hibernian. Sadly, the kitchen was closed for the first couple of days due to refurbishment work. We had a continental style breakfast in the Hibernian, and we had to eat our main meal in the Ormonde Hotel, next door. The food in the Ormonde was nice, but the meal we had in the Hibernian on our final night was of a higher standard and style. Locals I spoke to, all spoke highly of the meals provided in the hotel, and said that it would get a lot of "local" trade for special occasions.. Our room was well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bar was nice, and all staff, regardless of their posts, were friendly, efficient and helpful. We would certainly return, and I would have no problems in recommending this hotel. Two small points for improvement, possibly. A few more channels on the television, and if providing a continental breakfast, more than one cheese as an option. All in all, a great few days away.

by Adrianne o sullivan on May 29 2016 18:24

Love the Hibernian hotel we always stay there when we go to Kilkenny the rooms are lovely just renovated the staff are lovely can't wait to go back

by JennyKay on May 11 2016 14:24

We would highly recommend this hotel. Will be visitng / planning to stay at this hotel again. Great Location, Great spot for shopping, socialising and tourist attractions. We stayed for one night while the couple we were with stayed two nights. Upon arrival Cristina & Laura were very helpful and polite while checking us in. We upgraded our rooms, Yvonne took care of this rooms for us all and we are very grateful. Our room was amazing very comfy and all facilities in the room were a nice touch. Rooms were a little too warm but this was not the hotels fault as it was the good weather we were having. Front bar was nice for a chilled out drink, Harpers Restuarant was excellent, food & service was outstanding both for dinner & breakfast. Our male (tall)waiter for dinner was very nice and friendly and our female waiter the following morning was lovely too. Dinner was amazing and all of us were well impressed, would recommend the chicken wings & burger and we all received a free glass of processco as it was my sisters birthday. Breakfast had a good selection of cereals, fruit mix, youghurts, crossaints, bread & toast, tea/coffee and a nice fry up not too little not too much just right! The only complaint we would have would be about the bouncers on the door in Morrissions Late/Bar club downstairs which is part of the hotel. While we were going in passing the bouncers we felt as if we were been checked if we were too drunk / something else. Trust me we were not drunk / anything else as we had soakage from the dinner we had and only left to go to the club after 11.30/12. We all felt the bouners were rude, on a bit of a power trip and not very welcoming. Turned us off the bar and would probably not socialise there again. Thanks to the all the hotel staff.

by mr & mrs d on May 6 2016 11:29

hi stayed last sunday bank holiday weekend-night away from the baby! lovely hotel, bed very comfortable. Few things that really helped-hotel rang up few days beforehand telling us that parking in multi storey park opposite was free overnight. receptionist next morning charged my phone & was very friendly, small things that make all the difference. would definitely stay again.

by mary on Mar 13 2016 13:09

Hotel and staff excellent, enjoyed our visit, will visit again shortly.

by Caroline on Feb 1 2016 15:44

My husband and I had a wonderful night in the Hibernian hotel Kilkenny. It is very centrally located and looks like it has been recently refurbished. The food was top class and the staff were lovely.We are already planning our next night there.

by Joemac on Nov 20 2015 15:03

Dreadful. Needs major refurbishment. breakfast very good and staff very pleasant and helpful.

by John on Oct 30 2015 22:47

Great location, situated right in the middle of Kilkenny city. Good food and friendly staff. The decor, however, is dated and rooms are a bit tight on space.

by Veronica on Oct 1 2015 12:36

Impressive beautiful building on the outside, in a great location easy walking distance to everything Kilkeeny has to offer. Parking problem, taken care off by the multistory parking opposite, offered a multi-day discount parking ticket by reception staff on check-in. Parking for 2 days €10 :-D. From arriving at the Hibernian till we left all members of staff were friendly, pleasant, professional, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was spotlessly clean with lots of space. The bed was huge and very very comfortable. We drank in the bar, lovely old traditional bar with great service. Ate lovely tasty, well presented food in the restaurant. Can't think of a single negative.......great hotel, real value for money, will definitely be back to enjoy another stay.

by Tommy Walker on Jun 15 2015 14:09

Fantastic hotel,staff are brilliant and the food is fantastic. Brilliant location for going out and about. Kind regards Tommy Walker

by Lamara Hebib on Jun 14 2015 01:38

Excellent location with good service, helpful staff and restaurant food was excellent. The room was spacious as well as the bathroom.

by Adrianne O' Sullivan on Jun 24 2014 00:00

The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel was lovely the food was lovely and the staff were lovely I really enjoyed it there and will most certainly be going back there I give it 4 stars

by Dee on Jun 23 2014 10:57

Very nice hotel, extremely comfortable, friendly staff and the food was also very good. It was a bit noisy as there was a couple of hen nights staying there, but other than that we really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return as the hotel is very central to everything.

by Peter Tierney on Jun 21 2014 14:36

Stayed midweek in the Hibernian Hotel. Lovely room with King size bed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast cooked to order in the morning . Very nice.

by Una Smith on Jun 9 2014 10:51

We were extremely impressed with the hotel and would definitely stay there again. The reception staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was top class with a very friendly waiter. The room was very comfortable - in fact the most comfortable hotel room I've ever stayed in - it was nice and airy.

by Portstewart on May 31 2014 17:48

Review from Northern Ireland. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny. Great location in city centre, within walking distance to all attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. Our room was spacious and quiet. The food is well presented and delicious. The bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy the craic. The friendliness of the staff, reception, waiters/waitresses, maids and especially the bar staff is what makes the Hibernian a great place to stay. Will definitely return.

by Tracey on Apr 23 2014 10:59

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hibernian Hotel. The staff were excellant and very attentive. The hotel has a great feel and charm about it and the room we stayed in was very grand. The food is really good I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I will definitely return to the hotel and indeed Kilkenny.

by Emz on Apr 22 2014 11:36

Amazing hotel!! Will most definitely be back. Situated in the centre of the city Right beside bars and the castle Room wqs fab, jacuzzi bath included Staff super nice and helpful Dinner and Breakfast were delicious! Couldnt recommend this Hotel more!

by tomandino on Mar 24 2014 19:42

Excellent stay. Very friendly staff and extremely tasty food

by KKtraveller on Mar 10 2014 14:13

The Hibernian Hotel is a lovely old style hotel in a very central location. We were initially given a room on the livelier side of the hotel and were advised that it would be noisy. However when I pointed out that we had requested a quiet room, we were immediately upgraded to a de-luxe room at the front of the hotel which was a quieter. The room was lovely and was a nice gesture.

by Disneyprince* on Feb 24 2014 15:31

Excellent central location with late bar situated under hotel so would suit night owls and not those who like to turn in early. Room was lovely, very small TV but who needs it you're in Kilkenny a beautiful city. Dinner was really nice although you might want to add on to the limited dinner deal menu. Overall an excellent hotel and for a little extra breakfast in bed will finish off a love stay.

by Rosemary O'Neill on Feb 22 2014 13:19

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write a short review. This offer represented very good value for money. We were very pleased with our stay. The staff were excellent - extremely helpful and efficient and they certainly exceeded our expectations. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The hotel was very busy on the saturday night (three hen parties were taking place) however, this did not intrude on our enjoyment of the weekend. I filled out the comment card on my departure and suggested that bottles of water in the bedroom would have been greatly appreciated and also they might include a shower cap with toiletories in the bathroom. I would certainly stay there again and will recommend it to friends/colleagues. I woule give it a four star rating.

by Caitriona on Feb 14 2014 11:52

Amazing location! We requested a quiet room and the hotel kindly put us up on one of the top floors. Even there we could still hear the disco, although it wasn't very noisy in our room. The staff were lovely and really accomodating. Instead of having a kettle you ordered tea or coffee at any time, so that was lovely. The location makes up for any small imperfections, but overall it was great.

by debbie on Feb 11 2014 16:32

lovely hotel food excellent staff very friendly definetly go back

by alan on Feb 3 2014 15:30

5 stare food ! best stake i have had in a lone time.! room good and staff great,,

by Just one night on Jan 28 2014 08:37

We stayed a this Hotel for one night. The hotel was warm clean and very inviting. The location of the hotel is perfect for those who want to be central. The only draw back would be the tea/coffee facilities. All in all it was a great stay, room 125 was perfectly spacious for a hotel room. I would recommend the hotel and we would stay again when we visit. Kilkenny is a brilliant town with friendly people.

by Liam on Jan 14 2014 11:08

Just spent one night in the hotel. Excellent Hotel. Very central in the heart of the City. Staff friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere in bar. Car Park was perfect across the street. Would definitely stay again.

by Old Dub on Sep 24 2013 11:13

Lovely old world feel to this hotel.. Staff very helpful. Great location to shops pubs & Kilkenny Castle (do go see it when you are there). Got great deal even though we had to pay for parking. Bathroom a bit small but you can't change an old building. Food also good. No complaints.

by Angela, Nenagh on Sep 13 2010 15:55

<p>Really enjoyed our stay, the food was by far the highlight.</p>

by fitzpato on Aug 25 2010 18:06

<p>Lovely staff very helpful and friendly. The room was also very nice. We had a jacuzzi bath! The hotel was very central and the price was good. </p>

by Melissa on Aug 20 2010 16:53

<p>Great hotel, staff very friendly and accomodating, breakfast great too. Right in city centre so you can walk everywhere. We had a baby with us and needed to boil water for bottles and although it was inconvinient not having tea making facilities, every time we rang down to reception they said "no problem" and brought the water promtly! Very near Kilkenny Castle.</p>

by Angela on Aug 16 2010 16:18

<p>Very enjoyable stay, the dinner really makes it. Would definately stay again..</p>

by pauline leonard on Aug 12 2010 12:38

<p>the hotel was as exected, location perfect,staff helpful. the only negative - - car parking---!!!! </p>

by Carl Q on Aug 8 2010 21:38

<p>Helpful &amp; friendly staff Good food Comfortable rooms Excellent location</p>

by Joe Flaherty on Jul 30 2010 22:22

<p>Kilkenny is a great town, great fun at night. Hibernian Hotel is nice, food is fine but very dark everywhere. In the bar, resteraunt, bedroom, even at reception. I purchased a newspaper on the first day but could not read it in the hotel. (through a bit of light on the subject) Also it would be nice to be able to make a cup of tea in bedrooms. Staff very nice and helpful and everything nice and clean. Overall not a bad experience at all.</p>

by Trish on Jul 25 2010 17:57

<p>Great location, fabulous bar with outside seating. Hotel interior a bit on the dark side for my liking, I like a brightly lit reception, corridors etc. Our room, 127, was near a generator at the back of the hotel and it was quite noisy. Bedroom big enough with old fashioned furniture but a great big comfy bed. Bathroom on the small side. Food was great, especially the seafood chowder. The staff were all great - all very pleasant and helpful. Would stay at the hotel again. I have no complaints really - just some suggestions - could there be complementary copies of The Irish Times newspaper, a choice of a low fat spread as well as butter and also a choice of brown bread and not just white bread for making toast at breakfast. Great value for money overall. </p>

by TallDubBird on Jul 6 2010 20:42

<p>Rooms nice but no tea making facilities which was rather surprising. Staff really nice and helpful.</p>
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Hotel Details

Welcome to the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel located right in the city centre of the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny, also known as the Marble City. Our award winning 4-star boutique hotel offers luxury accommodation, conference facilities, the popular Hibernian Bar, the City Bar & Grill Restaurant and the underground Morrissons Late Bar where on the weekends you can dance the night away.

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 12:00 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 : Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is located right in the centre of Kilkenny City. Kilkenny is well serviced by National road, train and bus routes.

Area Description : The impressive Victorian building was erected in the mid-19th century when it served as a home to the Hackett family. Members of this family include Dr Hackett, a friend and supporter of Charles Stuart Parnell during the 1880s Land Wars, acclaimed biographer, Francis Hackett (1883-1962) and his sister, the novelist Frances Hackett (1884-1963).

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Restaurant

  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served

Things To Do In The Area

  • Guided tours
  • Golfing
  • Live music venues
  • Horse riding
  • Walking trails
  • Bowling
  • Concert venues
  • Cinema
  • Historical trails
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Local sightseeing
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Comedy clubs
  • Shopping
  • Visit castle
  • Night clubs

Hotel Venue Entertainment

  • Christmas parties

Hotel Guest Services

  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Limited free parking
  • Laundry facility

Hotel Business Centre

  • Fax
  • Complimentary WIFI access available

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar