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Hotel Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny

College Road, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (603 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Talbots Tower, Butler House, and St Mary's Cathedral. …

£72
Pembroke Hotel
Pembroke Hotel

11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (411 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from Butler House, National Craft Gallery, and Kilkenny Castle. Shee …

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Newpark Hotel
Newpark Hotel

Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (351 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within a 15-minute walk of laser Combat Kilkenny and Kilkenny Golf Course. Smithwick's …

£60
The Rafter Dempsey's
The Rafter Dempsey's

4 Friary Street, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Kilkenny, this guesthouse is steps from Tholsel, Kilkenny Methodist Church, and Shee Alms House. National Craft …

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Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny

Ring Road, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (499 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kilkenny Golf Club, National Craft Gallery, and Talbots Tower. …

£46
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (246 reviews)

This family-friendly Kilkenny hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Kilkenny Squash & Racque …

£77
Kilford Arms Hotel
Kilford Arms Hotel

John Street, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (77 reviews)

Situated in Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from St. John the Evangelist Church and St John's Church. Shee Alms House and …

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Springhill Court Hotel
Springhill Court Hotel

Waterford Road, Kilkenny

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Situated in Kilkenny, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kilkenny Golf Club and Talbots Tower. Kilkenny Squash & Racquet …

£47
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, this hotel is steps from Shee Alms House, Kilkenny Methodist Church, and Tholsel. Nationa …

£77
Tynte House
Tynte House
18 mi from Kilkenny
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dunlavin, this bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Russborough House, The Curragh Golf Club, and Off Roa …

£68

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Pocket Guide: Kilkenny

Hotels @ Kilkenny

Whatever your budget, you’ll enjoy an amazing choice when it comes to accommodation options in Kilkenny. From comfortable 4 star hotels to inviting bed and breakfasts and boutique lodgings, there’s something for every wallet and visitor.

You can choose from numerous hotels and independent guesthouses situated in or near the medieval centre, giving you easy access to Kilkenny Castle, St Canice's Cathedral and other historic gems, as well as its colourful shopping, food and nightlife hotspots.

Hotels Ideal for Enjoying Kilkenny City

If you’re looking for the full Kilkenny experience, with its shops, pubs, cafes and tourist gems on your doorstep, it’s worth scouring the 4 star hotels, chic boltholes and modern hotels that lie within a five to 10 minute walk of the centre. Many come with castle and river views, and you’ll be free to dabble in the shopping, sightseeing and cultural life of the city on a whim.

Other choices include simple 2 star hostels, townhouses with rooms, and historic Georgian hotels and contemporary hotels, many around Patrick Street, Ormonde Street and John Street.

Many hotels feature conference facilities and meeting rooms, too, so if you’re here for business, you’ll have everything at your fingertips.

If you prefer being away from the thick of the action, you may want to switch your sights to the hotels and B&Bs on the fringes of town. You could escape the hustle and bustle at one of several modern and spa resort hotels off the main roads into the city, or lay your hat in any of the homely bed and breakfasts, many along Castlecomer Road or handy for the N76 ring road.

When to Book Hotels in Kilkenny

Be sure to book your accommodation in Kilkenny well in advance — the city attracts flocks of visitors, especially at weekends and in high summer.

Kilkenny is also popular during the many events and festivals it stages throughout the year. April brings an annual Medieval Week with historically inspired workshops, demos and tours, while summer heralds a medley of events, from the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival of international and Irish comedy acts, to the music of the Kilkenny Roots Festival. August sees a flurry of events, too, including the annual Kilkenny Arts Festival, with its theatre, dance and visual arts events and exhibitions.

Alternatively, you may want to visit in October to savour the city’s Food Festival and the rock music sessions of its Rockfall Festival.

Hotels in the Kilkenny Area

If you want to stay outside Kilkenny to enjoy the beautiful southern Irish countryside, you’re in luck, too. You’ll discover everything from decadent estate hotels and manor house hotels to B&Bs and self-catering properties scattered around the local landscapes.

The same goes if you’re flying into Dublin Airport or Waterford Airport to visit Kilkenny: you’ll find more than enough places to stay, from budget lodgings to chain hotels situated near both airports to break your journey.

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