The negatives of the hotel were:
Check in was not till 4pm and when we arrived after 4, the room was not ready.
We went for breakfast half hour before it stopped serving. There was limited eggs, no mushrooms, we were given mouldy toast and surrounded by the waiters clearing up tables very loudly.
The bikes which were advertised were not in great condition for adults- the gears and / or brakes wouldn't work and we checked them all!
The room was lovely, the bed was extremely comfy with lovely rural views of the estate. The upgraded us to a room with a balcony.
We stayed there for one night and I think you would really need to stay for there two to get your money's worth. It is a €10 taxi ride to the city centre and the bars and general public areas throughout the hotel didn't seem very personalised. It appeared to be aimed more at families than romantic get aways!
Kilkenny is a lovely city and I would recommend the Lyrath estate for families and weddings as that seemed to be the main theme when we were there but ultimately for the expensive price you pay- its not worth it for a one night stay for a couple. There is just as nice and cheaper hotels closer to the city itself
- 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 & Convention Centre Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa And Convention Centre
- Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
- Lyrath Estate Hotel Convention Centre