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Boasting a sauna, a hairdresser and an indoor swimming pool, 4-star Kilkenny River Court Hotel is located about a 7-minute stroll from the delightful walled Rothe House and Garden. This hotel is situated in the center of Kilkenny, not too far from the grand St Marys Cathedral.
A private location allows guests to explore the area and Town Hall is located within walking distance. Attractions in the area also include the dominican friary "Black Abbey", set a 10-minute stroll of the family-friendly hotel. The Watershed Sports Complex is reachable within a 5-minute drive.
Waterford airport is a 43-minute drive away, while Kilkenny railroad station is within 10 minutes' walk.
The 90 rooms at Kilkenny River Court comprise a patio and a balcony. Fitted with smoke detectors and an electronic key card, the rooms also offer TV along with a trouser press for self-catering. Bathrooms come with a tub and a separate toilet together with hairdryers and a shower cap. Guests can also enjoy fantastic views over the castle.
Eat & Drink
Continental breakfasts are available upon request. Also, Kilkenny River Court Hotel features the poolside bar. Other dining options include Ristorante Rinuccini and The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar located nearby.
A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices.
Leisure & Business
Guests can work out at a gym and relax in a wellness area.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Paid Public parking is possible on site.
The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Irish.
Year renovated: 2009. Number of rooms: 90.
Late check-in/ -out
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
Indoor swimming pool
- Baggage storage
- 24-hour services
- Food/ Drinks
- Fitness/ Gym
- Swimming pool
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Golf course
- Fitness studio
- Room service
- Dry cleaning
- Wake up service
- Welcome drink
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Catering service
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Babysitting/Child services
- Children's menu
Spa & Leisure
- Indoor swimming pool
- Live entertainment
- Sun terrace
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- River view
- Air conditioning
- Garden furniture
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Flat-screen TV
- Paid movies
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
Bed options:2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
Bed options:2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
Bed options:1 King-size bed
- City landmarks
Unbeatable location, comfy beds, delicious variety of breakfast food. We appreciated glorious views. The staff was really HELPFUL. It was in a central setting. In the evening we visited Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant it was nearby.
Comfortable place for exploring Kilkenny. The bed was good, the staff was really accommodating. It was right by Duck pond. We enjoyed a writing desk, ironing facilities and an electronic key card in the room.
The equipment of the rooms is pretty run-down for a 4-star hotel - especially in the bathroom!
The rooms are well equipped, the furniture is not old. The dining room where breakfast is served was particularly nice, the staff is particularly attentive. The location of the hotel is perfect if you want to have dinner in the evening, because the hotel is very central.
Room was nice and big. Great bed. Nice bathroom. Nespresso machine in the room plus kettle. The location was absolutely fantastic. Free parking. Very friendly staff. Delicious and extensive breakfast. I really would liked to stay longer!
Nothing! Except that I only stayed for a short time.
Great bar, especially in the outdoor area, beautifully located on the water and good food
Loud noise from outside like a fan can be heard in the room. Altogether thin walls you can hear everything
The location in the middle of the city with view to the castle directly on the river.
Somewhat old-fashioned equipment (but in good condition). Patio can be noisy.
We were very impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff. They couldn't have been more helpful. The hotel is very well located and beautifully situated on the river. There is a nice atmosphere in the hotel and it is busy without being overcrowded.
The only drawback we found was the access from the main road. It seems such a pity that such a lovely hotel does not have a better approach and cannot be seen too easily, certainly coming from the Dublin or Castlecomer direction.
Kilkenny River Court was a pleasure to stay in, staff are so friendly & helpful. The choices for breakfast were excellent, they cater for everyone-lowfat options also. The service in the spa was wonderful, the 2 girls were very good!!
The view, the breakfast, the staff, the location, the room, it was perfect. We requested a castle view if available and we were granted a lovely room overlooking Butler castle. The breakfast is fantastic for a hotel, resort, or B&B great variety served in a lovely setting, enjoying a beverage on the patio in the afternoon was fantastic!
Not really a complaint but we were unable to use the pool nad hot tub due to the limited hours, I wish it had been open all day into the evening.
Stay was good comfortble room was clean
Friendly staff, lovely room, very clean in room and everywhere in hotel. Very nice stafff in leisure club. Beautiful decor in bar area and the view is lovely of the castle. Breakfast was very good and the room is really bright and relaxing.
Limited parking near entrance to hotel, drinks in bar expensive
I was so pleased with this hotel, from its excellent location, in the heart of the city and a prime location on the river opposite the castle. Close to everything cultural or otherwise, to the value for such quality hotel. A 4 star with lovely rooms, pool & spa, free in room movies, even the car parking was reasonably priced at 5 euro for 2 days. Unfortunately we didn't eat in the dining room, but I gather its won awards. The breakfast was very nice. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. You can't go wrong in this lovely hotel.
Cleanliness of room. courtesy and friendliness of reception and dining room staff
Poor sound proofing of room which meant our sleep was disturbed by very loud guests in next room. Not very happy with noisy and inconsiderate guests in dining room at breakfast who lowered the tone of this excellent hotel
The location of the hotel is perfect - right in the Kikenny city center, opposite to the castle. It has a lovely terrace over the river. You get car parking for the entire day for only 3 € in the hotel. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are very spacious. Staff is friendly and helpful.
The room was very clean apart a little spider web on the corner of the room a small detailed that you should never find in place like this. Since the hotel is so close to the city you might find bit noisy especially on Sat night. We didn't like the mattress and pillows which were very hard.