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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Location Location Location. Great hotel. SUPER friendly staff all around. We had a family room and it was comfortable. Rooms and hotel was a tad dated, but not rundown at all. Lovely breakfast served in the morning and great river side bar with the Kilkenny Castle as a backdrop. It was a little pricey, but worth it, for the size of the room and the location. Nice sized pool for the kids to blow off some steam, but you must wear a bathing caps there, so bring them if you have them, otherwise they will sell them to you. Only drawbacks, no air conditioning, which is pretty typical in Ireland and gets pretty noisy in the morning. Lots of slamming doors, and we had a room facing the courtyard parking lot, so there were revelers at night and hustle and bustle in the morning. All and all, I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Dale

Sincere thanks for sharing your review on Trip Advisor in relation to your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to look after you and your family and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us !

We were delighted to look after you in one of our family rooms which are lovely and spacious, its great to hear also that the kids enjoyed the pool too!

I do hope that we will have the opportunity to look after you very soon again in the near future and once again many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on trip advisor

Hope to see you soon again !

Kind Regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I found this hotel to be very handy for a walk in the town centre. It was also extremely plush and roomy. The rooms are comfortable though they don't have net curtains - maybe not a problem in winter when the main curtains are pulled early in the evening but not so good in June when one doesn't want the main curtains closed. Breakfast was very good and the price was reasonably competitive.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank John M
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear John

I was delighted to read your review and sincere thanks for sharing your feedback with us in relation to your recent stay with us.

We are delighted to be located in the centre of Kilkenny City close by to all the main tourist attractions so its lovely to hear that you enjoyed the location too during your stay

Thank you for your feedback in relation to our rooms here in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel, we are very lucky to have spacious and plush bedrooms and we are delighted that you enjoyed it!

I do hope that we will see you soon again in Kilkenny and please do let us know as we would be delighted to welcome you back to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Declan Moriarty
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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

My friend and I came to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel on Tuesday the 17 june on a nice hot day and we sat in the bar at first and then we moved outside to enjoy the sunshine and it has to be said what a wonder full hotel and staff as I live in Kilkenny I know all the hot spots to go on a nice day of sunshine and the river court hotel is one of them the staff are so nice the hotel is nice and clean and the lady with the blond hair that was picking up the dirty glasses from the tables had small chat with everyone I could not see her name on her name badge but she is very nice person should be very proud of her so anyone reading this and if your in Kilkenny pop into the river court hotel to sit by the river side and watch the world go by it just top class we done lads

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 122gillian
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Gillian

Many thanks for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us on one of the lovely sunny days that we have been enjoying here in Kilkenny.

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and especially as you are local to Kilkenny and you are happy to recommend us. Sincere thanks for this and we look forward to seeing you very soon again

I will be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our team in the Riverview Bar and on their behalf thank you!

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Declan Moriarty
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We popped into the Kilkenny River Court Hotel last weekend for a late lunch as we (my wife and son) were in Kilkenny town and noticed the lovely river setting of the hotel, the outside area along the river bank and the musician, adding to what seemed like a lovely environment. The sign outside read 'food served all day' so we were delighted. unfortunately the chap behind the food counter could not have looked more disappointed to see three people coming over to what was left of the food offering. We asked for some of the lamb and turkey for my son, but he must have thought i said ' is there any chance you can cut slices so thin, you could see through them?' because that was what he attempted to do, several times. He served us a kind of 'small bundle' of meat for our Sunday roast! The veg was cold, everything had to be microwaved and so on. They also tried to take our plates back as we were still eating!! We didn't hang around, grateful we hadn't booked a room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Tony C
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Tony

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us in relation to your dining experience here in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

We sincerely regret that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us and I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we will be addressing this feedback as a priority. I can promise you that your experience is unacceptable and not to the high standards that we set for ourselves here in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Once again thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for allowing us the opportunity to rectify this immediately

I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel and to demonstrate to you that many of our guests do enjoy a wonderful stay with us

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Declan Moriarty
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I had stayed here before and thought it was one of the better hotels in Kilkenny. Had to book it last minute so it was pretty costly. the staff were lovely and the room was clean, well decorated but gone quite shabby. There was a fan on and no air conditioning and the heat was dreadful. A missing curtain tieback hook left a large hole by the window, missing drawer handles, and a few cobwebs over the dressing table were noticeable and I must say I was disappointed with the breakfast most of all-everything was tough- had to go chasing cutlery and a cup, no trays available to bring food down to the table on. Certainly not worth almost €200 for one night

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank 696Siobhan1
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Siobhan

Thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor in relation to your recent stay with us

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us in relation to your accommodation and breakfast dining experience. Most of our guests do enjoy the wonderful facilities of our rooms and I do apologize that this was not the case on the occasion of your visit. I will be addressing this in detail and I am happy to advise that we are currently putting plans in place for refurbishment in the Hotel

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us we really do appreciate it and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

We recently stayed one night at the River Court on a 10 day trip to Ireland and we're happy we did! After traveling for most of the day from the states and then driving from Dublin, we took a chance our room would be ready early and fortunately it was. Very spacious, clean and comfortable room with a tub shower. The hotel is right on the river with a beautiful view of Kilkenny Castle from the restaurant side. Terrific bar and restaurant here, and the full Irish breakfast in the morning is served in a very nice space. Great breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, hot food, and good selection of breads and pastries etc. Walking distance to most everything and quiet at night. Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank dhowclan
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Guest

I was delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel and sincere thanks for sharing your feedback with us!

We were delighted to have your room available on arrival especially after your long trip to Ireland! Its lovely to hear that you really enjoyed Kilkenny and had wonderful opportunities to take in the views from the Hotel and also enjoy our delicious breakfast and the facilities of the bar

Should you be planning a trip to Ireland in the near future we would be delighted to welcome you back to the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Declan Moriarty
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I suppose with the wonderful view of Kilkenny Castle, this hotel could be a tent and still be great! :)
BUT it is a lovely place. Nice patio for dining or drinks overlooking the river and castle, The service and courtesy was top notch. I think that the food needs to be slightly overhauled since the prices are high and the food was good but not as great as the prices and description implies. Great place though!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe P
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DeclanMoriarty, Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Joe

Thank you for sharing your review with us on Trip Advisor, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular enjoyed our wonderful view of Kilkenny Castle

I was delighted to read that the service you experienced was excellent and I look forward to passing this onto our team here in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel

We hope to see you soon again and once again thank you for taking the time to share your review on Trip Advisor

Kind Regards

Declan Moriarty
General Manager
Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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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: £70 - £182 (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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