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Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel
Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel
7.8 Good
Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
GoodBased on 1,130 reviews
7.8

Kilkenny House Hotel offers a comfortable setting when in Kilkenny. In addition to free public parking on site, the hotel features modern 3-star rooms and a bar.

Celtic House
Celtic House
8.6 Excellent
18 Michael Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 268 reviews
8.6

Located within a 10-minute walk of Kilkenny Railway Station, Celtic House B&B is a convenient base when in Kilkenny. It is moments from the Rothe House, eateries and nightlife options.

Pembroke Hotel
Pembroke Hotel
9.0 Excellent
11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 1,660 reviews
9.0

Located in Kilkenny, the hotel provides stylish, 4-star accommodation close to Kilkenny Castle. It is close to Shee Alms House, restaurants and shops.

Auburndale B&B
Auburndale B&B
9.3 Excellent
Smithland East, Springmount, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.4 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 176 reviews
9.3

Auburndale B&B provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in Kilkenny. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access in all areas.

Zuni Hotel
Zuni Hotel
8.8 Excellent
26 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 563 reviews
8.8

Zuni Hotel is situated in Kilkenny and is close to the area's tourist attractions. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Butler House & Garden
Butler House & Garden
9.3 Excellent
16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.4 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 1,064 reviews
9.3

This luxury guest house in Kilkenny provides free Wi-Fi, as well as a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms. It is moments from Shee Alms House, restaurants and nightlife options.

Hotel Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny
8.2 Excellent
College Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.8 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 2,233 reviews
8.2

Situated in Kilkenny, this 4-star property is stylish and relaxed. It also offers an indoor pool, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Kilkenny Inn
Kilkenny Inn
8.4 Excellent
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 1,406 reviews
8.4

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Kilkenny Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It is moments from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, restaurants and nightlife options.

Rafter's Gastropub
Rafter's Gastropub
8.0 Excellent
4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 381 reviews
8.0

The 'Rafter' Dempsey's is located in Kilkenny and provides a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, just a short walk from Shee Alms House.

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
8.5 Excellent
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny 
ExcellentBased on 2,435 reviews
8.5

Located within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when in Kilkenny. It has a gym, as well as an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi.

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Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Kilkenny:$141/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Friday
$75 - $182
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$97 - $197
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MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
8.0 Excellent
24 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

MacGabhainns Backpackers Hostel is situated in Kilkenny and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and luggage storage.

$20
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Club House Hotel Kilkenny
Club House Hotel Kilkenny
7.7 Good
Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Located within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station, Club House Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It is set in the area's vibrant nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from Butler Gallery, Shee Alms House and Kilkenny Castle.

$73
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Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel
Kilkenny House Boutique Hotel
7.8 Good
Freshford Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.1 mi from city centre,  

Kilkenny House Hotel offers a comfortable setting when in Kilkenny. In addition to free public parking on site, the hotel features modern 3-star rooms and a bar.

$75
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Kilford Arms Hotel
Kilford Arms Hotel
8.4 Excellent
John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Located amongst a variety of attractions, shops and eateries, Kilford Arms is ideal for those wanting to explore Kilkenny and its surroundings. It is also conveniently situated within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station.

$79
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Kilkenny Inn
Kilkenny Inn
8.4 Excellent
15-16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.2 mi from city centre,  

Within 20 minutes' stroll from Kilkenny Railway Station, the hotel offers guests a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It is moments from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, restaurants and nightlife options.

$80
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The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
8.4 Excellent
Ring Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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1.4 mi from city centre,  

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Aspect Hotel Kilkenny offers contemporary accommodation in Kilkenny. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

$86
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Celtic House
Celtic House
8.6 Excellent
18 Michael Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Located within a 10-minute walk of Kilkenny Railway Station, Celtic House B&B is a convenient base when in Kilkenny. It is moments from the Rothe House, eateries and nightlife options.

$88
Avg. per night
Hotel Kilkenny
Hotel Kilkenny
8.2 Excellent
College Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Kilkenny, this 4-star property is stylish and relaxed. It also offers an indoor pool, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.

$88
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kilkenny

2 stars and under

$20 - $183

Club House Hotel Kilkenny

#1 Most popular

$73
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The Waterfront Townhouse Accommodation
$79
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MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel

Best value

$20
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3 stars

$49 - $139

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny

#1 Most popular

$86
Avg. per night
Kilkenny Inn

#2 Most popular

Kilkenny Inn
8.4 Excellent
$80
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San Antonio Guesthouse

Best value

$49
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4 stars +

$78 - $201

Pembroke Hotel

#1 Most popular

Pembroke Hotel
9.0 Excellent
$129
Avg. per night
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

#2 Most popular

$91
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Leggetsrath B&B

Best value

Leggetsrath B&B
9.2 Excellent
$78
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Where to stay in Kilkenny

About Kilkenny

Nicknamed the "Marble City", most of Kilkenny is built from smoky grey limestone flecked with crushed seashells. It's set on the River Nore and is considered one of Ireland's most charismatic cities. Explore ancient castles, dine at high-end restaurants and sip on Guinness in cosy pubs.

Things to do

It's hard to resist the allure of Kilkenny's "Medieval Mile". The district is made up of narrow cobblestone lanes lined with historic buildings housing cafes, pubs and souvenir stalls. You can also visit the Medieval Mile Museum to discover beautifully carved Renaissance tombstones.

Perched high above the River Nore, Kilkenny Castle dates back to the 12th century and was once a stronghold for the powerful Butler family. Don't miss the Long Gallery, which features larger-than-life family portraits, a gleaming marble fireplace and soaring ceilings decorated with Celtic motifs.

Another historic landmark is St Canice's Cathedral, a 13th-century site dotted with the tombs of the Butler family. Don't miss the chance to climb the 30-metre-high round tower, which offers sweeping views of the County Kilkenny countryside.

Creative at heart, Kilkenny harbours a flourishing arts and crafts scene. In addition to browsing the local workshops and boutiques you can also visit the National Craft Gallery, which showcases a curated collection of contemporary Irish art, jewellery, clothing and ceramics.

Getting around

Small and relatively flat, Kilkenny is best explored on foot or by bicycle. Rental cars are an easy way to explore County Kilkenny at your own pace. Trains arrive at MacDonagh Station, a 10-minute walk north-east of the town centre.

Kilkenny travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kilkenny?

    Pembroke Hotel (9.0/10 from 1,660 reviews), Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel (8.5/10 from 2,435 reviews), and Hotel Kilkenny (8.2/10 from 2,233 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Kilkenny.

  • What is a good hotel near Kilkenny Castle?

    Pembroke Hotel is a popular hotel near Kilkenny Castle that is highly recommended, with a score of 9.0 across 1,660 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Kilkenny near Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny?

    Pembroke Hotel is a hotel near Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.0 from 1,660 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Mount Juliet Golf Course?

    If you’re planning to stay near Mount Juliet Golf Course, you should consider Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection, which has a score of 8.9 from 717 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kilkenny cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Kilkenny is $258 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kilkenny?

    Prices for Kilkenny hotels have been found for as low as $51/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Kilkenny tonight?

    A hotel in Kilkenny tonight can start as low as $51 for the night, with an average cost of $126, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Kilkenny tonight, prices start from $107.