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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top of the Range”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

The Hotel is right in the hearth of the city .across the river is the famous Kilkenny Castle.
I spent a weekend with a group of friends. The staff were very good to us The food was 1st class and the rooms were spotless. and the beds were very comfortable . No faults were found from any of the group. The pool was lovely and the jacuzzi just great..I didn't have time to visit the spa.
My word what a selection of food for breakfast. One of my delights is to eat at a table dressed with a lovely white cloth. Bar food was very good and the staff were very helpfull .Every one of the group would recommend the hotel to a very high standard and would certainly visit it again.

Room Tip: My friend and I were on the 2nd floor over looking the weir on the river. It was lovely. Just coul...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Isobel D
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear Isobel D,

A most sincere thanks for your wonderful " Top of the Range " review of your recent stay with us. The team are delighted that you and your group enjoyed the stay in Kilkenny. I am delighted that you enjoyed a hearty breakfast in your very popular restaurant and It is great to hear that you enjoy one of your little delights, in this business sucess is in the small details.

From all the team at the Hotel thank you and your group for your custom. We look forward to seeing you again in Kilkenny.

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Email: gm@rivercourthotel.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Spent 3 days at the River court with my wife and all I can say is that it was a wonderful midweek break. The hotel is located on the opposite bank of the river to Kilkenny Castle and right smack in the middle of town. the Room, the Staff, the Food, everything was top class. Could find a fault, well maybe it was too perfect, no it was just great.

Room Tip: overlooking the river.less noise and nice view
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear joe M,

Thank you for your wonderful review and 5 star rating of your recent stay at the River Court Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your mid week break. As you stated we have a great location, perfect for enjoying all that the city of Kilkenny has to offer.

It is always a pleasure for the staff to recieve such positive feedback. We strive to provide all of our guests with a high quality of service at all times.

We look foreward to welcoming you back to Kilkenny in the future.

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Email: gm@rivercourthotel.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed there for Valentines weekend, the hotel is in a great location, had a room with views of the castle and a balcony, room was lovely, we even had a sitting room.. spotless and comfortable, breakfast was lovely and had a meal in the restaurant which was worth every penny and more, didnt use the pool but had jacuzzi in the room which I just loved.. would highly recommend this hotel for couples.. We'll definitly be back.. oh and staff were lovely and very helpfull... :)

Room Tip: Stay in the maquis of ormonde suite.. luxury..
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear Shazzasharrie,

Thank you sincerely for posting a review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay over valentines weekend. I am pleased to read that you experienced the wonderful food and ambience of our award winning restaurant which has fantastic view of kilkenny castle.

Thank you for your recomendation and we look forward to seeing you soon again in Kilkenny

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Email: gm@rivercourthotel.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Lovely hotel.. friendly staff ..breakfast was very nice, as was the bar food. we didnt eat in the restaurant we chose to venture out, kytlers inn was amazing for food!!
pool closed between 2 and 4 as it was mid term when we stayed , this was a bit annoying!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear aoifs e,

Thank you for your review and for your very valued custom. I am delighted that you had a most comfortable and enjojable stay with us. We pride yourselves on providing our guests with a high quality level of service at all times and it is always a pleasure for the staff to read such positive reviews.

I do apologise in relation to the opening and closing times of the pool. i am reviewing this at the present.

we look forward to welcoming you back to the River Court in the future

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager

Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Mob: +353 (0)87 1319511
Email: gm@rivercourthotel.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed at the Rivercourt, Kilkenny. We were there with friends for a 30th birthday. Hotel is ideally located very central. Kilkenny isnt that big a city so most of the hotels are within walking distance of pubs, restaurants shopping and nightlife. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and the buffet breakfast was possibly the highlight of the weekend.

But I was very disappointed that the car park was NOT complimentary. Had to pay €10 euro for the two nights which is ridiculous considering I paid €250 for the two nights. Now know why they dont mention parking on their website or in the booking confirmation email. They keep that surprise for when you get there. Only other complaint would be that one of our towels was a bit old and yellow looking.

In summary, we had a nice stay and can't fault the staff but was a little overpriced for the time of year. If I was to recommend a hotel in Kilkenny it would be the Pembroke Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
Dear PistolP83,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at the River Court Hotel. I am pleased that you found the location of the Hotel ideal for visiting many of the attractions in Kilkenny city. I am also delighted that you enjoyed breakfast in our award winning restaurant.

In relation to the car park charge, this is a stardard charge for many city centre Hotels and many guests do like the option of not having to pay taxi fares should they have stayed in a Hotel on the outskirts. We have very strict quality control procedures in relation to our linen and towels and I apologise that on this visit that you had a poor quality towel, I assure you that this was an isolated incident.

I do feel that if you had experienced the high quality of our evening meals in our main restaurant that your final recomandation of where to stay may have been different. Perhaps on your next visit to Kilkenny you may afford us to rehain your faith in the River Court Hotel.

Warmest regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager

Kilkenny River Court Hotel
The Bridge,
John Street,
Kilkenny,
Ireland

Mob: +353 (0)87 1319511
Tel: +353 (0)56 7723388
Fax: +353 (0)56 7723389

Email: gm@rivercourthotel.com
Web: www.rivercourthotel.com
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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Perfect location, in the centre of kilkenny, with beautiful views of the castle. In the room I stayed had patio doors looking onto the castle. Rooms where of usual hotel standard but bed was very comfortable. Food was of high standard service was efficent and promt and plentiful,we ate in the river court restaurant. Breakfast was of good standard and of buffet style. Staff extremely helpful. We got an excellent rate with car parking included so with all this in mind I rate it an excellent stay.

Room Tip: Overlooking the castle
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank coldars
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Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

If your looking to stay right in Kilkenny centre then you can't go wrong with this. Location is fab, just a short stroll to anywhere. Had a very nice meal in the restaurant one night, and breakfast each morning was good too. Pool area is kept very well and we enjoyed a few swims. We also received a good level of service from all staff in the hotel. Couldn't manage to get good pressure from the shower in bathroom, but maybe I just wasnt adjusting the showerhead correctly.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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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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