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“Happy to Return Again when in Kilkenny”
Review of Brog Maker Hotel

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Brog Maker Hotel
Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Berlin
1 review
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“Happy to Return Again when in Kilkenny”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

No complaints. Nice choice in the menu down stairs. Everyone enjoyed the stay and I look forward to booking again should we head to Kilkenny for a another weekend.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2011

The accomodiation was down right filthy, the dust on the carpets (next to the skirting) was unbelieveable, it was white. Carpets were grotty in general, Spare pillow was a disgrace, linen on the beds was crisp and looked fine, top blanket was again in need of a boil.
Our window didn't lock, bathroom was ok, nice tiles, no light though and although we asked for it to be fixed ( a new bulb most likely) we were ignored.
The door handles had bene replaced with handles but although the shape was very different they hadn't bothered to paint the doors. I saw a cleaner with a hoover and just cannot believe it was ever used.
Nice bar downstairs, good menu, huge portions and well priced, bit greasy but it was fine.
With the bedrooms being so dirty you'd wonder if the kitchen was the same and that takes from the meal.
Give the place a thorough clean and paint the doors, then it would be ok.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Thank hanorac
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Travellers are raving about these Kilkenny hotels

Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2010

Really nice rooms. They were spotless. Bar staff were really nice and chatty. Also had tons of answers for every question we had about places to see. The mixed grill is amazing!! If I'm ever back in Kilkenny, this is where I'm going.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank steakandchipsplease
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ontario
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2009

Dull rooms ,not dusted in months. Bathroom had hair all over the floor , i had to pull lumps of ??hair out of the bath so the water could run out.
Entrance a mess . I repeat dont touch this one
We would have walked right out when we got there but we were exhausted and needed to rest

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Thank jollypolly
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Cork
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2008

Stayed here in March 06, and i got to say it wasn't spectacular.

But on the recommendation of a friend who stayed there lately we returned again for a weekend in October 08.

What a turn around, the management have definately given it a complete over haul.

bedroom was bright and clean,

Restaurant was the highlight, top class menu, with multiply choices. and very reasonably priced.

Had planned on the heading down the town to some of the more well known kilkenny city night life pubs.
But we just couldn't leave the bar, friendly bar staff full of chat, jokes and banter.

Locals willing to chat and talk about anything from sport to politics.

a most enjoyable weekend.
We'll definately return again.

  • Liked — beautiful food & clean rooms
  • Disliked — having to leave and return to work
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank dustyCork
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Chicago, IL
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2008

I have stayed at the Brog Maker twice. Once by myself and once with 4 family members. The rooms were large & airy, whoever says they are small must have been drunk & fell into a closet. The bathtubs were a wonderful change from all of the small showers at the other places we stayed on our two week trip. The staff were incredibly welcoming. We loved the food & the beds were great. The first time I was there I was heading to London after my visit in Kilkenny and the owner gave me a lovely loaf of brown bread to take with me so I wouldn't get hungry in England. I can't wait to go back there this summer.

Stayed September 2004
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 November 2007

Stayed in The Brog Maker for the 6th time on the 27th & 28th of October & we loved it! I cant understand how people are saying that the place is filthy? There was a cleaner there both mornings with clean towels & bed sheets & she was very friendly too.

The food is lovely especially the big breakfast with plenty of fresh orange juice to help cure a hangover! :)

The staff are great....We have to mention Denis the barman who entertained us all weekend! And Bobby the owner who gave us a round of drinks to 8 people because there was a slight mix up with our rooms.

We will be back again soon to stay here again, we just hope there will be some live music this time! Maybe Tomas Jackman (Acousticats) who is fantastic! We go to hear him everytime we stay in Kilkenny.

Posted By Martina & the gang from Waterford

  • Liked — Nice friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — No live Music
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Brog Maker Hotel

Property: Brog Maker Hotel
Address: Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Brog Maker Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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