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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

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Free Internet
Breakfast included
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Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Pool
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

stayed in the rafter dempsy and started off okay the girl in the bar was lovely could'nt do enough for you went way out of her way to help then things took a turn for the worst after the place closed they allowed drugs to...More

2  Thank williamcannon2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Manager was called because our booking was not correct on the hotels system, we had booked 3 rooms for 3 couples. He was the worst person I have ever met in hospitality, he told me I had only booked one room and not yet...More

1  Thank quigs50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 5 years ago, and had a great time...a very engaging and accommodating bartender and the good food (and beer of course) was more than enough to offset the rooms being substandard. Well, this year the rooms are even worse and the bartender...More

1  Thank JimFlyer2010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place while looking for restaurants with gluten-free options. The owner, Jerry, had the chef cook up a chicken breast from scratch (stuffed breast was on the menu) with an amazing gluten-free free gravy, veggies and potatoes. And my husband had a...More

Thank EsthernowDC
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We had had a long afternoon wandering around Kilkenny and found this pub while looking for somewhere to eat. We had a great meal, the publican was very friendly and the food was great. My partner especially enjoyed the steak that came on a sizzling...More

1  Thank Jatvla
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a great city centre hotel/guesthouse for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of all the shopping and nitelife attraction's that Kilkenny has to offer. A warm welcome and friendly staff await all guests, ...More whether they want to wine or dine, or just unwind.Has won many awards for it's fantastic shopfront flower display's. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Internet
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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"Stay away from room 5. Tiny shower with cold water and snowy T.V with few channels"
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"Rooms Very old,,, badly needs updated"
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