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“rude barman”
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Kilford Arms Hotel
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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“rude barman”
Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

i stayed here two weeks ago for a party, i have stayed here many times before and have really enjoyed my stay. however on this occasion the barman in O'Faolains on the night was the most rude i have EVER encountered anywhere. Completely ignored me even when i tried to call him, spent time texting and chatting to a group of girls for ages when there were people waiting to be served. on one occasion i was waiting to be served the bar man firstly stayed chating for ages, whilst fully aware i was standing there, then started texting on his phone then proceeded to serve a man who arrived at the bar well after me, repeatedly got my order wrong without an apology. this staff member let your hotel down for me and he is the reason i Will not be returning to this hotel in the future.

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

This hotel is located in great location in kilkenny. Srayed with group of friends on dinner bed and breakfast package which was great restaurant is a must see. Karaoke on sat night a def also. All in all a great stay would recommend to friends.

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

A group of us stayed here in April had a great time front house staff very friendly and helpful our rooms were very clean and everything from tea making to iron board .the restaurant staff were ok meals ok if you stay away from chicken wings ." bar staff had no problem staying up late serving residence .kilkenny a great place to go if you want a nice fun weekend .

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Just leaving Ireland after a wonderful fortnight touring your fab country, we intended to stay one night in each city but after arriving in Kilkenny and the Kilford Arms Hotel we ended up staying 3 nights . The friendliness of the staff from first arriving at reception to the housekeepers, bar staff and the restaurant. Food was excellent typical Irish menu , a delight
Rooms were spacious and clean. All in all a great hotel, will be recommending to friends
great value for money

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

I had my hen party in Kilkenny and we booked the Kilford Arms Hotel. It was brilliant. We had a great time and the entertainment was fab. The night club was brilliant and the resident's bar was great too. Ideal location. This hotel is really deceiving from the outside but it's massive inside. I couldn't believe how far it goes back. Would highly recomend.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

We stayed there recently with my boyfriend, I have to say we enjoyed our stay but its definietly a party hotel! Room was spotless, has everything u need in it, it was a bit small tho. Restaurant staff very nice and friendly, but the food menu was a bit poor, aspecially if youre not a meat eater. There is also 2 bars and a nightclub in the hotel so u dont even have to leave the place to have fun, We did tho haha, not a fan of hens/ stags partys :-) oh the misadventage is a price per night. a bit much. but we enjoyed our stay anyway.

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I stayed here with a large hen party and concidering we were such a large group and we were a hen party, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the staff were to us.
The service and value of the hotel was brilliant. However I wouldnt recomend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a quiet weekend away as there does tend to be a lot of large groups staying. I was also surprised by the fact my room had no window so there was no natural light, it was a very nice room and as I was only staying one night it wasnt something to complain about.
The empty resteraunt on a saturday night was a bit strange I thought, but maybe anyone who went away for the weekend used their meal voucher on the friday night.
The food was nice and the portion size was ample and the speed of service was very prompt.
It is definetly suitable for a group weekend away.

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Property: Kilford Arms Hotel
Address: John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kilford Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This City Centre hotel is just a few minutes walk from the rail and bus station and within walking distance to all the major sights and attractions Kilkenny has to offer. With 60 bedrooms it is small enough to offer a truly personal service, while offering an excellent range of facilities for our guests. Whether dining in the White Oak restaurant or enjoying a drink in one of the 2 bars, make the Kilford Arms your home away from home.EntertainmentThe Kilford Arms is a great entertainment complex, with something for everybody! O’Faolain’s fabulous "super-pub" is built over 3 levels, with stunning architecture incorporating the ruins of a 16th century church! This new pub is a "must-see" on your trip to Kilkenny, and it features late bar and DJs nightly and a New Heated Smoking Area to Rear. PVS Bar hosts live bands regularly, and is home to the famous Kilford Karaoke on Saturday nights! During the day this is a great place for a quiet drink or to enjoy freshly prepared bar food. Dining The traditional White Oak Restaurant offers the best of local produce served in relaxed in formal surroundings. Open from 7am – 9pm Daily.PV’s Bar provides lunch and bar snacks menu daily, for lighter meals or a quick bite to accompany a relaxing drink! O'Faolains Bar serves food from 12:00 up to 21:00 daily, offering a great range, from light snacks to more substantial fare! Parking: Ample Coach Parking and Free Complimentary Parking for guests. ... more   less 
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