Kilford Arms - Kilkenny

John Street, Kilkenny, Irelandshow map
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Very goodBased on  156 reviews
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Overview

Kilford Arms Hotel is situated in the heart of Kilkenny in 5 minutes walking distance from Kilkenny Castle.

The property is about 450 meters away from Rothe House. Kilford Arms Hotel boasts a major location close to a church and a castle.

The unique hotel offers quick access to bars and restaurants.

Waterford airport can be reached within a 60 minutes' drive from Kilford Arms Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 55 rooms equipped with high-speed internet, cable TV, a safe, coffee/tea makers and an iron with ironing board. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Irish dishes are served in the traditional restaurant. There is an onsite Late bar to relax in. Guests can dine at Matt The Millers and La Trattoria located within 5 minutes' walk away.

Services

Such business facilities as a meeting room and a photocopier are available on site.

Relax

The hotel offers a night club and a golf course to make your stay more enjoyable. Such sports activities as horse riding, fishing and darts are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   55.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Darts

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Beach access
  • Karaoke

Room features

  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-21:30FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Smithwick's Brewery TourSmithwick's Brewery Tour1400 ft
St. Mary's CathedralSt. Mary's Cathedral2000 ft
Kilkenny Railway StationKilkenny Railway Station700 ft
Nowlan ParkNowlan Park1700 ft
Rothe HouseRothe House1400 ft
St. John the Evangelist Church St. John the Evangelist Church 400 ftThe Stream Upr. John Street
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny Castle1400 ftThe Parade
Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House) Tourist Information Office (Shee Alms House) 1400 ftRose Inn Street
Smithwick's Experience KilkennySmithwick's Experience Kilkenny1500 ftSaint Francis Abbey Brewery 44 Parliament Street
Butter Slip Butter Slip 1400 ftButter Slip
Butler Gallery Butler Gallery 1500 ftThe Castle
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Matt The MillersMatt The Millers200 ft1 John Street
Langton'sLangton's200 ft69 John St
Little Italy RestaurantLittle Italy Restaurant200 ft21 John Street
La TrattoriaLa Trattoria200 ft84 John street
La PalmyraLa Palmyra200 ft8 John Street
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The HubThe Hub1.4 mi
Kilkenny Golf ClubKilkenny Golf Club4000 ft
Rothe House and Garden Rothe House and Garden 1600 ftRothe House & Gardens Parliament Street
Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse 1600 ft12 Parliament Street
Kilkenny Design CentreKilkenny Design Centre1700 ftCastle Yard
Brewery CornerBrewery Corner1700 ft29 Parliament Street
St Marys Cathedral St Marys Cathedral 2200 ftSaint Mary's Cathedral James's Street
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Getting around
Airports
Kilkenny (KKY)2.1 mi
Waterford (WAT)33.0 mi
Train
Kilkenny Railway Station1000 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  156  reviews
  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The hotel was close in proximity to wedding we were attending.

    For the rates they charge and you have to get your own breakfast. Noise from hen and stag parties at 5 in the morning.

  • 6.2
    Good

    i enjoyed my stay at the kilford arms , the only fault i hav is that we came away for one night and the money we spent was scandelous i accepted the room was expensive but being a resident we had to pay in to the nightclub which was empty and also i was in shock of the price of the drink...

    very expensive weekend

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location was great, the rooms were clean, and the hotel had a good buzz about it.

    We were banging on the door and ringing for ages trying to get back in at night time. The man on the door didn't hear us at all, and I saw this happening repeatedly- their system for letting guests in afterhours simply does not work. The hairdryer in the room did not work. The restaurant situation was strange, at first he said we couldnt have wine because we didnt have vouchers?

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    the location

    the staff were polite but seemed to be missing a lot of the time, drinks over priced and weekday entertainment was poor probably due to empty bars because of prices

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff in the Hotel where really friendly and helpful, especially Shelia and Louise at reception and Marco (the waitor from Portugal) in the restaurant nothing was too much trouble for any of them and myself and the group of friends who where with me felt very welcome. Food was delicious in the restaurant and very reasonable.The location was perfect for a girly holiday for my 30th 5 minute walk from the train station and the main night club was in this Hotel perfect if you want a lively and enjoyable break. Not suitable if you want a quiet drink, great if you want to party all night though.

    Could do with more security staff in the night club and disco bar, very lively hotel with a lot going on hens, stags, etc and the bar staff and Manager had to deal with most of it, as the bouncers where mostly at the door. Could of got very messy with the usual Saturday night scuffles, between young lads who know no better, we kind of felt on edge which was the only down side of this Hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    great hotel, very friendly and the pub/restuarant location is beautiful.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    beside the train station and within walking distance to shops. it is a lively hotel and plenty of restaurants and bars on the doorstep. The staff were extremly helpful and courtous.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Was at a stags

    Not good value as there was no breakfast included in the prica and so travelled to another location for it

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    It was close to other places so we didn't have to hang out there.

    Very poor bed, rather tacky decor, too deserted, too expensive restaurant, unfriendly staff, our room miles from the lobby/elevator even though hotel nearly empty, lobby computer out of order.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.The best thing is the two different pubs in the hotel oh and the night club

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel is located no more than a 5 minute walk from all the major sights & attractions of Kilkenny.

    I stayed 4 nights Monday through to Thursday, all was perfect, but on Thursday night the bars to its left & right came to life. The noise was obtrusive and contiued till 3am, as my stay was business related the lack of sleep was unwelcome, however if my stay was for a social/leisure capactiy I would have more than likely viewed this as a positive. This should not take away from the hotels great location, just ensure your purpose of stay takes into account the Thursday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday nightlife and if not a set of earplugs is a quick fix.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    location, secure storage for motorcycle, bar

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very nice bar and club. Very nice staff.

    Only problem I had is I felt it was overpriced. Had a feeling they bumped up the prices as it was the weekend of the Cat Laughs Festival

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The receptionist was very friendly

    The room we stayed in was in bad need of renovation - it was dark and it smelled musty. It was overpriced for the condition that it was in - the toilet was broken and the tiles in the shower were very dirty. The only good thing about this 'hotel' is that it has a good location.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    it was convenient for my particular purpose

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  156 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-21:30FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Kilkenny (KKY)2.1 mi
Waterford (WAT)33.0 mi
Train
Kilkenny Railway Station1000 ft
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