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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
“Great hotel, Great staff, Great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed in the River Court hotel over the August bank holiday weekend and we would'nt have a bad word to say about the hotel, the management and all the staff.
The location of the hotel is excellent overlooking the river nore and Kilkenny Castle. The hotels bar is extremly relaxing with lovely staff willing to help out any way they can. Food served in the bar is also of a very high standard. On a fine day its lovely to sit outside have a drink and take in the atmosphere of Kilkenny and the lovely views of the Castle. The dineing room is also lovely with gorgeous views onto the castle and serves lovely food. We were lucky enough to stay in a suite for our stay in the hotel this was a fab room very spacious again with lovely views and a lovely clean bathroom.
We also held our wedding reception in the hotel and from the very moment we booked the River Court for our reception each and every staff member were more than obliging and willing to help in whatever way they could. On the day of our wedding we didnt have a thing to worry about all staff members looked after our guests, the food was amazing and we just had to relax and enjoy the day as we knew everthing was under control. Our guests also commented on how great the hotel was and the food was amazing.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Arrived in Kilkenny during the "All Irish" hurling playoff game - the whole town was wearing their colors & either in a pub or at home watching the match. Tourist office was closed. A woman in the Pay & Display lot noticed us debating our next move & suggested the River Court as a place to stay. We were given a B&B rate for the night & stayed in a "Super"King room overlooking the river & the castle. Lovely walking path along the river, good pub grub across the street at Matt the Millers. Room & bath were clean, quiet & well-appointed. Large breakfast buffet with extensive selection of continental items in addition to the hot foods.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We used the Kilkenny River Court Hotel for a conference. The staff at the hotel were fantastic, and made sure the event went off without a hitch. They responded so professionally to our ever changing demands and ensured the delegates were looked after. The location of the hotel is superb, in the centre of Kilkenny, which again supported the success of the event. Thank you, i highly recommend the hotel and the event management team.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

just spent 2 nites in a deluxe king river/castle view with a small balcony.

great location- waling distance to all attractions in town. view was great- Kilkenny castle is right there.

very clean and spacious room and bathroom. Bed was comfy and shower pressure was fine.

one complaint- bath towels were small and they gave only one per person.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Youghal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

The hotel's location is superb - right next to the River Nore with views of Kilkenny castle. The car park entrance is 'tight' and not easily noticeable but they have no alternative.

The riverside setting is magical and the breakfast/dining room also overlooks this view. My husband and I stayed in a superior double with these views and the room was lovely although the bath was extremely shallow and not one that you could luxuriate in!

We have stayed here on two occasions and would point out that at one end of the terrace the rooms are next to a generator flue and as such there is an annoying drone from that so ask for a room at the other end!

Otherwise, everything was great. The town and shops were just a short stroll away and the town is generally very interesting and pleasant.

Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

This was a bit of a splurge for us, but worth it in every way - especially since we could make use of the parking without having to find a place in town. The pictures say it all - location, location, location. I had a spectacular view of the castle from my breakfast table - it was a "pinch me" moment. Drinks on the terrace were fun, too. Very modern, very upscale.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

The River Court Hotel on John St in Kilkenny is very well located with a short walk to everything.-the castle, restaurants, brewery, main shopping street, churches and even the train station. It is set on the river with great view of the castle - enjoying a full Irish breakfast looking out at the castle can't be beat. An added bonus is the indoor pool with hot tub and sauna. The whole staff was very friendly and welcoming and made staying there very pleasant

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 #8 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 90
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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