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“Great staff, dated rooms.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brog Maker Hotel

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Brog Maker Hotel
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
kildare
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great staff, dated rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Just back from a hen weekend. The staff went above and beyond for us. Extremely helpful. The bed were very comfortable and the rooms were a good size. The decor and bathrooms could do with a bit of updating as they are still in the 1970's. Breakfast was perfect. Great location and a perfect spot if you just need to rest your head.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank malone2010
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Just back form night in the brog maker. To be honest its cheap and cheerful, not for a romantic night away. First impressions were quite old fashioned, could do with a make over but other than that rooms were clean and the breakfast was fantastic, lovely staff too.

Room Tip: Great for hens or stag parties as near the main town. Not fancy at all but nice staff and food gorge...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank holidaysjul09
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carlow
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I've been here on a few occaisions and was just about happy with the menuand service . But i must say after my last visit my opinion has changed the new menu is a whole other story Its just amazing has a real American feel to it and the BBQ sauce is worth getting up at night for. I cant reccomend it enough. After my meal i questioned my server on the hauge improvement and she told me it was the new head chef. So well done Mr new chef you know your stuff

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Stayed one night. Room was dated, but the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was very enjoyable and what was great was the last serving was 11am. The staff were very friendly, and will book there again. The price was great.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elizabeth F
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offaly
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Stayed for two nights. We loved the bar and the food was good. Staff were really friendly and generally there was a nice athmosphere in the hotel. We didn't expect much in relation to the accommodation because it is only a one star but to be perfectly honest I don't think the rooms are very well cleaned. Tiles in bathroom were dirty and stained. There is huge room for improvement. I was surprised that the room wasn't cleaned during our stay at all. The breakfast was good if you enjoyed fried food. I didn't and was looking forward to at least a semi healthy option. There was none really. No healthy cerial - only choice was cornflakes or rice crispies. I can't eat either. There was no fruit or yogurt. The orange juice was carton juice which I hate. I guess I don't expect them to have a proper juicer in a one star hotel but there is no excuse for not having other cerials/fruit/yogurts. This is a regretfull but honest review all for the sake of a bit of effort.

Room Tip: This hotel is a great place for a weekend away with a large group of friends where room comfort is l...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Geraldine M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mairead C
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Waterford, Ireland
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hanorac
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Brog Maker Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12

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