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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 April 2012

The River Court hotel is in a good location with views of Kilkenny Castle from one side of the hotel and the restaurant. Service is good, the staff at breakfast being best of all.

It is a noisy hotel though, service staff yelling in the halls, kids running, etc. I also would say it is a bit pricey for what you get, then you have to pay 3 euros for parking.

Other than those cons, the location can't be beat, so 4 out of 5.

Room Tip: Ask for view of the castle!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I stayed here for two nights in March. The hotel is very central in Kilkenny, and as the name suggests is next to the river. Parking is plentiful (if you include behind the hotel), and check-in was friendly and efficient. My room, 201, a double, was bright and comfortable without being exceptional. The en-suite was fine and the shower good. Breakfast is a buffet that seems to be run efficiently, and even though the hotel seemed busy I was always served coffee quickly.
The cooked breakfast was decent- I didn't try anything else.
The bar was ok, but no better, and really only worth visiting for a late night drink. Nearby are several good bars; I especially loved the traditional (lovely flooring) Tynans just the other side of the bridge.
I will stay here again when I return to this excellent town.

Room Tip: the rooms ending 01 are nearest to the lift.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My wife and I had our Wedding service and reception at this hotel and it could only be described as perfect. From start to finish, I could't pick one fault, not even the smallest niggle, these guys take customer service to the next level, everyone of our guests commented on the food and service, the rooms and staff.
If you are getting married in Kilkenny you have to check out The Rivercourt Hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, but ask for rooms with a castle view, there is an upgrade, but well worth it.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank redsandwiches
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

spent St Patrick day here with my family great value ,staff couldn't have done anymore for us kids loved it .Kilkenny is a fantastic town.

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

excellent stay in the rivercourt for 2 nights on the 10 and 11 of march overlooked by the castle centrally located could not ask for a better venue rooms spacious beds almost to comfortable the hotel food is excellent nothing to complain about only they charge you for parking which is a bit annoying considering you are spending money there

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

As a member of a group, I had no say in the choice of hotel for our weekend away but was immensly impressed. Spacious, modern and elegant and occupying an enviable postion on the riverside. The staff were superb. Always a friendly smile and greeting. The room was large and extremely comfortable. The only meal we took was breakfast which was little disappointing - the usual buffet problem. Some of the components of my full fry had obviously been cooked some time earlier and kept warm - and were a little on the dry side.
Overall, a very comfortable stay and good value

Room Tip: We overlooked the entrance - a bit noisy at night with revellers returning! Go for a riverside room.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

I recently stayed at the River Court Hotel in Kilkenny and am very happy to share this review. I stayed two nights and found my room very comfortable, warm and spacious. The location of the Hotel is spectacular and located a few mins walk from the main street, Kilkenny Castle and Kilkenny Design Centre. The Hotel food was excellent and the breakfast first class. The staff in all areas were exceptionally helpful and very professional. The pool was a delight to swim in and also the jacuzzi and steam room were excellent. All in all I would highly recommend this Hotel, you will not be disappointed
Rita, Limerick

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Additional Information about Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Address: The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range: £59 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Award winning Kilkenny River Court Hotel, superbly located on the bank of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Nestled in a private courtyard, secluded from the bustling and winding city streets, the Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny's majestic 12th century castle. On arrival you will feel a sense of belonging as our experienced team welcomes you to Kilkenny's finest four star hotel. The Hotel is the ideal setting for corporate events, weddings or special family events. Our prime city centre location also includes ample secure on site parking facilities. Dining outlets at the Hotel include the AA Rosette winning Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Kitchen at the Riverview Bar complete with its own 'al fresco' terrace dining experience. ... more   less 
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