Stayed there Sat Night Aug 28th, Very nice location right in the centre of Kilkenny
and beautiful facade outside.
Arrived 1.00pm - told sorry cannot book in as your room is not ready, come back in an hour, left bags amongst a heap of other's bags behind reception. When we came back later there was a queue - most peoples rooms were not ready, ours was tho. ( its 2.50pm at this stage)
When got to room - it was shabby and tired, the shower door wouldnt stay closed, the drawers were loose on their runners, the windows had missing catches etc. the whole upstairs spoke 2star to lower 3star accommodation. At night the street noise was intense and not shielded at all by the ancient single-glazed windows, there was no aircon. When we went to get our car next morning it appears that the hotel only offers a discount on the nighttime rate at the car park and you have to pay full price for the daytime part!
In its favour its not a bad place, the prices were not 4star and the location is fantastic.
If you want to be at the heart of the action and dont mind the noise of the steet cleaning truck for what seemed like hours its the place for you.
However its trading on the location and the facade.
Makes me wonder who rates hotels in Ireland as this is not the first time ive seen 4stars where they are not merited!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in the heart of Kilkenny – Excellent location - show map One of our top picks in Kilkenny. In Kilkenny city centre, the award-winning 4 star boutique, Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodation, Harper's Restaurant and 2 leading bars. In the shadow of Kilkenny Castle, the Hibernian Hotel is in the heart of Kilkenny city. Originally the Hibernian Bank, this 18th Century building overlooks the Parade, popular because it's close to Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre. Just under 2 hours from Dublin, the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers you traditional charm in this vibrant city. Guest parking is available in a multi-story car park opposite the Hibernian Hotel, free of charge between 18:00 and 12:00 the next day. ... more less
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