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Kilford Arms Hotel
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Kilkenny
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel lovely staff”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

A group of us stayed here at the weekend for my birthday and we loved the hotel.Its in a great location the rooms were a good size and spotless and most importantly the staff were brilliant.I would recommend this place

  • Stayed August 2014
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Cavtat, Croatia
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Loved our stay in Kilkenny and the staff at the KIlford hotel were very friendly. The food in the restaurant was lovely and the room was clean and bright. We will stay here again if we ever return to Kilkenny!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

A booking oversight from another hotel meant I was booked into Kilford Arms for one night. The location is ideal as its at the top of the main street and the free parking is a plus. Mary (may have been the owner) checked me in and was very friendly and helpful. Trying to find my room was a challenge as the place is like a maze and has plenty of little steps and stairs to keep you fit! The bedroom was basic but clean as was the bathroom which had a very good shower. There were two single beds in the room, both were as uncomfortable as one another and in serious need of replacing. The bar downstairs had a good atmosphere although €5 for a pint is a bit expensive. Went out that night and arrived back at the hotel at 2.30am and it was locked. There was no bell to ring but there were plenty of people in the bar. Tried knocking on the doors, windows, back door but to no avail. Thankfully a local lad walking past saw I was locked out, made a quick phone call to the barman who he knew and I was let in. Overall it's a decent hotel if you are looking for prime location and somewhere to rest your head but if it's comfort you are after, probably best to look elsewhere. They seem to accommodate lots of hens and stags which is unsurprising given the location but the hotel can be very noisy as a result.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights ofailons bar was great food was fantastic really happy with service staff very friendly very central close to all amenities white oak restaurant was beautiful bar staff very helpful

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

I had a lovely friendly stay in Kilkenny City during Arts week. I stayed central at Kilford arms hotel. Good choice friendly staff all round great food good value. Breakfast very fresh and tasty. Rooms spacious and clean. Will be back in lovely Kilkenny City and Kilford arms hotel again

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

We got this on a desk and it was very cheap to stay here. The bedroom was dated but clean. We didn't eat here but it looked too expensive to be honest. There are plenty of places to eat just down the road. I would stay again but I would not pay full price.

  • Stayed August 2014
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County Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Hotel is in the heart of the city, within walking distance of numerous pubs/shops & restaurants. Hotel has a private car park but not huge so would arrive as early as possible in the day in order to obtain car space (we arrived at 16.30 and only 3 spaces were left, now saying that, the park is also open to the public as there was a charge of only E2 to get out, no time period, so maybe locals may have been using the car park also while shopping - hotel guests do not need to pay).
The reception area was small (from car park, walk thru bar to get to reception), receptionist was welcoming. We were told that we were staying on the 1st floor, so we decided to take the stairs, big mistake with bags, there are steps and steps - up and DOWN in order to get to the 1st floor - once you get up there, there are even more steps - up and down - its like a maze. Got to room eventually (exhausted from stairs climbing) - room was like stepping into your great grandmothers room. It was so old fashioned and not in a good way, the only modern part in the room was you had to insert your door card into the light switch for power. There was a tiny window that required you to climb on a seat to open/close and even to see what kind of weather there was outside. Booked double bed (was smaller than double bed) had single bed in room also. The 'so called double bed' looked sunk in the middle. Had really drab old fashioned duvets. Room was spotless. The a/c consisted of a fan that needed to be plugged in if required. Bathroom again was spotless but was also old fashioned, towels for shower were not bath towels but hand towels. Stayed Friday & Saturday night. Friday night was quiet, had good night sleep - Saturday, had an early night, was in bed for 23.00. At 00.00 music from the night club down stairs started and vibrated the whole building. Then other guests started coming back 3 to 4am roaring and shouting. If its a quiet romantic break that you are looking for, please avoid this hotel.
To end on a positive note, the breakfast (self service) was beautiful and definitely freshly cooked (as they kept running out and had to keep refilling). Older guy working breakfast area very good and friendly/happy. Girls cleaning the tables didn't seem to want to be there. Def overpriced. Would I return to hotel, probably not, but would defiantly return to Kilkenny.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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