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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
8.8 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 3,260 reviews
8.8

Kilkenny River Court Hotel provides a relaxed setting while in Kilkenny. Only a short stroll from Shee Alms House, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a private bathroom, a seating area and free wireless internet access.

The Metropole
7.2 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

GoodBased on 576 reviews
7.2

The Metropole Kilkenny is set in Kilkenny and is close to local attractions, such as St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Butler Gallery and Black Abbey. It is close to Kilkenny Castle, dining options and shops.

Newlands Lodge
9.7 Excellent

4.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 152 reviews
9.7

Newlands Lodge is located in Danesfort and features miniature golf.

Glendine Inn
8.1 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 325 reviews
8.1

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Glendine Inn offers modern accommodation in Kilkenny. It also provides free Wi-Fi and a designated smoking area.

Castle View B&B
9.1 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, Freshford Show on map

ExcellentBased on 64 reviews
9.1

Situated in Durrow, Castle View B&B is a short drive from Kilkenny and offers free Wi-Fi, a garden and luggage storage.

Butler House
9.3 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,007 reviews
9.3

This luxury guest house in Kilkenny provides free Wi-Fi, as well as laundry facilities and a safe. It is moments from Shee Alms House, restaurants and nightlife options.

Rafter's Gastropub
7.5 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

GoodBased on 293 reviews
7.5

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
8.6 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,211 reviews
8.6

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 a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
9.0 Excellent

9.6 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 581 reviews
9.0

Situated only five minutes away from Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, this hotel offers 5-star accommodation and an indoor pool. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre, a sun deck and a sauna.

The Hoban Hotel Killkenny
8.4 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,969 reviews
8.4

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.

Tips for booking a Kilkenny hotel

Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Kilkenny:$147/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$20/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$76 - $187
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$106 - $207
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Top Rated Kilkenny hotels

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Langton House Hotel
8.8 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Langton House Hotel is a comfortable setting when in Kilkenny and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and vip rooms.

2
Kilkenny Inn
8.6 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

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.

3
Rosquil House B&B
9.5 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Situated close to Kilkenny Railway Station, this award-winning bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Kilkenny and its surrounds. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

4
Glendine Inn
8.1 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Glendine Inn offers modern accommodation in Kilkenny. It also provides free Wi-Fi and a designated smoking area.

5
Aisling B&B
9.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Mooncoin Show on map

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Mooncoin offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as babysitting/child services and luggage storage. It also provides a garden and a tour desk.

6
Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection
9.0 Excellent

9.6 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Situated only five minutes away from Mount Juliet Golf & Spa Hotel, this hotel offers 5-star accommodation and an indoor pool. Those staying at the property have access to a beauty centre, a sun deck and a sauna.

7
The Laurels B&B
8.7 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Kilkenny offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as luggage storage and a swimming pool. It provides free public parking on site and is close to restaurants and shops.

8
Lyrath Estate Hotel Spa & Convention Centre
8.9 Excellent

2.3 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Featuring an infinity pool, Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa is situated in Kilkenny and provides award-winning accommodation. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel features luxury 5-star rooms and a bar.

Cheapest hotels in Kilkenny, Kilkenny

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Kilkenny Tourist Hostel
8.6 Excellent

0.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Located amongst a range of popular tourist hot spots, shops and dining options, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is ideal for guests wishing to explore Kilkenny and its surroundings. It also offers a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

$19
Avg. per night
MacGabhainn's Backpacker Hostel
8.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

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

$20
Avg. per night
Rodini B&B
7.9 Good

1.1 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Rodini B&B is located in Kilkenny and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to sightsee in the area.

$47
Avg. per night
San Antonio Guesthouse
9.3 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Kilkenny Railway Station, San Antonio Guesthouse offers guests a convenient base when visiting Kilkenny. It also offers a garden, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

$47
Avg. per night
Aisling B&B
9.0 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Mooncoin Show on map

This comfortable bed & breakfast in Mooncoin offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as babysitting/child services and luggage storage. It also provides a garden and a tour desk.

$51
Avg. per night
Glendine Inn
8.1 Excellent

0.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Situated a short drive from St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower, Glendine Inn offers modern accommodation in Kilkenny. It also provides free Wi-Fi and a designated smoking area.

$53
Avg. per night
Jbs Bar & Guest Accommodation
8.9 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

JBs Bar & Guest Accommodation is located in Kilkenny and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$58
Avg. per night
Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast
9.5 Excellent

3.9 mi from city centre, Kilkenny Show on map

Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast is situated in Kilkenny and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It also provides a BBQ/picnic area, a garden and luggage storage.

$58
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kilkenny

2 stars and under

$19 - $118

#1 Most popular

$73
Avg. per night
$89
Avg. per night

Best value

$19
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3 stars

$47 - $142

#1 Most popular

$74
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Kilkenny Inn
8.6 Excellent
$74
Avg. per night

Best value

$47
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$62 - $184

#1 Most popular

Pembroke Hotel
9.2 Excellent
$112
Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Newpark Hotel
8.8 Excellent
$112
Avg. per night

Best value

$62
Avg. per night

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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 (9.2/10 from 1,471 reviews), Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel (8.6/10 from 2,211 reviews), and Newpark Hotel (8.8/10 from 2,091 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 9.2 across 1,471 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 9.2 from 1,471 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 9.0 from 581 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kilkenny cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around $195/night is normal for a hotel in Kilkenny. 4-star and 5-star hotels in Kilkenny had average prices of $160/night and $252/night, respectively.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kilkenny?

    Prices for Kilkenny hotels have been found for as low as $48/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Kilkenny tonight?

    A hotel in Kilkenny tonight can start as low as $60 for the night, with an average cost of $178, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Kilkenny tonight, prices start from $107.