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Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
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“Amazing relaxing and pampering weekend, when can we go back...”
Reviewed 5 September 2011

AMAZING!

My husband and I booked a one night pamper break for our 12th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. The hotel is luxurious and the staff and friendly and really helpful. We first stopped at the Spa and spent 3 hours being pampered. The hydrotherapy pool was amazing, really relaxing, the relaxation room was lovely and well equipped and a lovely way to spend 15 minutes before being brought in for our treatments, drinks, sorbet and fruit were all complimentary. Our treatments were amazing. I felt so Totally relaxed at the end.

We had dinner in La Perla within the hotel which was fabulous. The food was really nice and the wine was fab too. We then went upstairs to the bar where there was live music, really good, and then we went to the Residents bar until 3am!! We had such a fantastic stay. The rooms are lovely. Beds are so comfortable, hotel was clean, well equipped and quiet.

I stay in lots of hotels through business and pleasure and cannot wait to come back to the Lyrath again (Must find an excuse!!)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stayed on a week-end (2 B&B and 2D) break. We found the staff welcoming and helpful and the room was large and comfortable. Breakfast selection and quality was excellent. Dinner menu was somewhat limited and substantially the same on both evenings. If you can't eat shell fish it is even more restricted. The food we had however was delicious and very nicely presented and served.
So what was less than 5*. The service in the restaurant was OK but somewhat careless at times. On both evenings we were given a jug of drinking water but no glasses to put it in. We drank coffee on the second evening with used desert dishes still on the table. Tea served after dinner on the first evening was made either from poor quality tea bags or with water not freshly (or at all) boiled. Left a poor taste after an otherwise very tasty meal.
While the public areas were all clean, the walls in our room (438) have enough dirty marks to justify a fresh coat of paint or a professional cleaning.
The beautifully laid out grounds and gardens could do with a significant amount of attention. They look a bit neglected.
Overall, while we had a very pleasant stay, I will certainly consider some of Kilkenny's lower priced but very good 4* hotels for our next visit.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Had a fab stay here recently. Staff very friendly and not too fussy. Hotel dogs are gorgeous and well spoilt! Ate in both the bar and the Asian restaurant both tasted fab and were well priced!!!
Pool a little small but it's still ok.
All in All a great weekend away !!! Will be going back

  • Stayed March 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

We had a super weekend in this hotel, we felt we didn't need to even leave the grounds, there was so much to do. We really loved the warm welcome from both door-men, and the way that everyone was catered for, not just the adults. The three resident dogs, Ringo, Oscar and baby Reilly, were a great hit, especially when Ringo took us for a walk! The room was spotless and roomy and had a super view. The food was lovely but we were left waiting on a couple of occassions which was a disappointment. We tried out both the spa and the leisure centre and enjoyed the experience. Tip for guests - make use of the hotel robes and slippers and change in your room, because the leisure centre change rooms are very small. Between the walks, the pedalos and the cinema, we had to drag ourselves away from the hotel to visit Kilkenny City. We're sure to make an excuse to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Lyrath Estate Hotel! Our travel agent had booked the room for us and while I had checked it on Trip Advisor, it was even better than expected! It is one of most beautiful places we stayed while in Ireland! Everything from the moment we arrived until we left was First Class! The room was beautiful, as was the view from the room, the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful and VERY helpful!

The bed pillows were so very comfortable! The receptionist gave me the website where they can be purchased and I am ordering some as they were the most comfortable I've ever slept on!

It was very convenient for our activities in Kilkenny!

We will definitely stay here again whenever the opportunity presents itself!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

My wife was 5 months pregnant so we hoped to have one last break before the baby! We decided to spend a little more and the Lyrath looked good from its website. Our 1st impressions were ok until we got to the bedroom, which was a disappointment. Basic considering what you are paying for. Also there was lots of noisy kids!! They overcharged us on our bill but this was sorted out. Nothing special about this place in general.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

I don't normally write reviews but I just feel that I must let people know about this "Gem" in Kilkenny. My husband and I took our youngest two children for a 3 night stay to this hotel and I can honestly say that we could not fault it. From the moment we arrived the warm and friendly welcome we received from Tom (the concierge) set the tone for our entire stay. The children were made more than welcome and we did not feel for one minute that they were in the way. The hotel offers lots of FREE extras for them such as bicycles to roam the estate, pedalos and rowing boats on the lake, DVD player and lots of DVDs to choose from brought to your room on request, a Nintendo Wii room with many games not to mention the milk and cookies at supper time brought to the room all at FREE OF CHARGE!! The food is really good - lots to choose from at breakfast and Yindees Oriental Restaurant was excellent (we didn't eat the other restaurant but if the rest is anything to go by I'm sure it was just as good). The rooms were spotless, very roomy for a family of four and had everything you would require for a comfortable stay and more (slippers and Bathrobes for all etc.). The leisure centre isn't the biggest we've been in but it's ample for a short visit. The hotel is about a mile outside Kilkenny, within walking distance. It has beautiful grounds to walk through, 180 acres I think (the reception will provide walking maps so you don't get lost). In conclusion this hotel has it all - friendly, welcoming staff, good food, it's spotlessly clean and lots to keep the kids happy - what more could you ask for......Thanks to all the Lyrath for a fantastic stay from the Maginnis Family.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa
Address: Paulstown Road | Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
#3 Spa Hotel in Kilkenny
#3 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Hotel is only 5 minutes from Kilkenny City. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, an award winning spa, an outdoor infinity pool, and a selection of bars and restaurants. Guests can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep at Lyrath Estate Hotel as rooms are soundproofed with each having beautiful views overlooking the estate with not a car in sight. Each guest bedroom includes complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43 inch flat screen television. The Oasis Health Club boasts a gym, steam room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The Oasis Spa offers a thermal suite, sauna and steam room with a range of indulgent treatments, with advance booking recommended. Contemporary Irish cuisine is on the menu at La Perla restaurant using the finest local ingredients. Tupper's is a traditional Irish bar located at the heart of the hotel where you can enjoy a quiet drink & delicious bar food. Yindee's serves authentic oriental food whilst there is a range of beverages available at the sophisticated X Bar. ... more   less 
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