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Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel has a well deserved Platinum rating in the Irish system. I can fully understand why. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The bath included a open style shower providing a wonderful full spray, a full bath and a well lit basin and mirror with a shaving/makeup mirror provided. Beautiful grounds, great food, nice lounge, and lovely common areas. Disappointing we were only able to stay one night. Definitely on the revisit list.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Jim H,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words. Please do come back and see us the next time you visit us.

I do hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Recently did a 1 night DB&B in an executive room at Lyrath and had a fantastic time. Really lucky to get an early check in so light lunch at Tuppers Bar then on to the spa where we had a fantastic time relaxing, using the excellent hydrotherapy pool, massage, sauna, and steam room. Lovely dinner at La Perla and a cocktail or two to finish off in the X Lounge. Room was really comfortable with complimentary chocolates and wine, spacious, and made to feel airy with a fantastic picture window. Buffet breakfast also fabulous with loads of choice and keep an eye out for the pancake making machine! Not a cheap night away but so, so worth the money and would definitely love to return. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Tobster,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words.

I very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

A lovely hotel in beautiful settings. Easy access to Kilkenny town. Good breakfast with wide range of cold buffet and hot cooked breakfast. Staff very helpful, rooms lovely and clean. Would highly recommend for a relaxing break.

Room Tip: We requested adjoining rooms and were sure we could be accommodated as we have done this before and...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Mary F,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words.

I hope to have the opportunity of personally welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate again in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We were given a generous gift voucher for Lyrath as a Christmas present and only got round to using it in June. It was a perfect overnight stay before heading to Dublin for a few days. Extra comfortable room in which to relax. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Great evening meal in Yindees (which I will review separately). First rate buffet breakfast. A1: no complaints!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Barnabas014,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words. We hope that the next time you stay with us you are able to stay for a couple more nights to fully explore everything we have to offer.

I look forward to welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate again in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Clonmel, Ireland
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

really enjoyed a relaxing spa break, spa was out of this world highly recommend it and not expensive, lovely grounds for walks and very friendly staff , recommend for a quiet break, cleanliness was top notch

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Roycog,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

The team are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words.

I do hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate again in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Dublin, Ireland
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252 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here twice now. The first time was for a spa break, which was lovely but didn't quite feel 5 star to us. It was very nice, but the room didn't blow us away and the food was good but nothing special. I recently attended a wedding there though and everything was wonderful. The food was top notch for a wedding and the rooms where the drinks reception took place were impressive. The hotel reception area is very fancy and creates a good impression on arrival. The banquet hall for the wedding dinner was quite dark, very large and lacked character, but the food was very good, which was the main thing.

I like the Lyrath, but personally I'd make sure I got a good deal before staying again, as it can be quite expensive.

Stayed March 2014
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Gorettikid,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

I am sorry to hear that your first visit did not live up to your expectations,but also delighted that
you enjoyed your second stay with us and found the facilities, food and service to be excellent throughout. I have passed on your kind comments to the team who have asked to be associated with my thanks for your kind words.

I would be delighted to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Lyrath Estate again in the near future.

Best wishes

Iain Gray
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

My Wife & I stayed in the Lyrath Estate Hotel on June 9th. Our room was excellent - very spacious & comfortable with a nice seating area outside. Dinner in the La Perla restaurant was average & not up to the standard of a 5 star hotel in our opinion.We enjoyed after dinner drinks in Tuppers Bar & the subsequent spontaneous sing song that broke out. Breakfast the following morning was pretty good. Our only other complaint was the bad smell ( drains?) on the way to the lifts from Reception & on the corridor towards our room. Reported it on checkout but seems no-one on the staff were aware of it or it had not been reported previously. Overall a good stay with some reservations.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Iain G, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor, following a recent visit to Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny.

Dear Bill K,

I am sorry that certain aspects of your visit were not entirely to your satisfaction and I would appreciate the opportunity of discussing your feedback in more detail.

Please could you share your contact details with me, gm@lyrath.com.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Best Wishes

Iain Gray
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Additional Information about Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa

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 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#3 Spa 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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Also Known As:
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa And Convention Centre
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Hotel Kilkenny
Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny
Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
Lyrath Estate Hotel Convention Centre

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