We're American expats that live in Spain. Since we're living in Europe, we've had the opportunity to travel a lot over the continent. We always find little quirks that don't exist in the States (bidets, separate faucets for hot & cold, small showers, 2 tiny beds squished together and called a "double/queen"). Well here, you have a hotel with high standards suitable for an international crowd. They actually had outlets built into the wall for UK/Ireland, Europe, and US/Australia - they are all 3 different, so this was great for us with our mix of Spanish and American electronics. They had really nice linens and two pillows for every person - a must four our household. The room was spacious enough that even with the baby cot (that they provided) we still had plenty of room to relax. The TV had lots of channels, and the bathroom amenities were very nice.
Breakfast was not as good as the rest of the hotel. I give the hotel a 5 star review, breakfast only a 3.5 star. They RUINED the oatmeal/Irish porridge. It was a gelatinous lump in a bowl. How sad after a week of good breakfasts. They claimed a "hot buffet" but really you had to order it from the menu. They also screwed up a hard-boiled egg - the egg was stuck to the shell in most parts so that when you finish peeling you get only a fraction of the egg. The pastries seemed dried-out, like a day old. None of the other hotels/B&Bs we stayed with had these problems - all the food elsewhere was spot on. Maybe they got a new chef/cook when we arrived? But the good news is that the cold items were all nicely displayed and there was a great jam and bread selection. And the hotel was so nice that the less than perfect breakfast did not detract from our stay. We would stay again, no doubt!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pembroke Kilkenny is a 4 star boutique hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City. Acting as a gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East, Kilkenny is a wonderful city buzzing with history and culture. You will find us on Kilkenny’s most exclusive street, right in the centre of the city. Offering spacious 4 star rooms in Ireland, and a peaceful charm throughout, Pembroke Kilkenny is a welcoming hotel and events venue with a comfortable ambience and friendly team that puts your needs first. Our hotel is near Kilkenny Castle, Butler House, and the Kilkenny Design Centre so you will never be short of things to do. On top of all of that, Pembroke Kilkenny is also just a few minutes from the main High Street - prime location without the noise! Pull up a chair and join us for a hearty meal, morning coffee, brunch, lunch, afternoon, dinner or evening drinks at Statham’s Bar & Restaurant. With traditional hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere, Statham’s is a great place to wine, dine, and unwind. It is also a fantastic private events venue in Kilkenny perfect for celebrations with family and friends. We have live music to entertain our guests every weekend. Pembroke Kilkenny is also home to Mint, our very own medispa. Whether you want a quick file and polish, laser treatments, skincare, or just a spot of pampering with a massage, facial, body treatment, and signature packages, we have just the thing for you. 11 Patrick Street is home to our Kilkenny corporate and conference facilities, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and high standards of personal service. Bespoke corporate packages and services are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny