The hotel isn't the cheapest in Kilkenny, but your experience is worth every penny- rooms are clean, food is great (huge breakfast buffet- we didn't eat lunch!), great bar food in the evenings. Moreover the staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The hotel itself is in the city centre, but off on quiet Ormonde St so there isn't a problem with street/traffic noise. Parking is €5 a day in the multi-storey car park across the road.
While we were there a huge tour group arrived, yet you'd hardly notice as the staff were very quick to sort the group out & get them their rooms. There's a leisure centre and spa which we didn't avail of (didn't have the time on our break), but the spa had great deals on.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of staying in Kilkenny.More