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“Great Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pembroke Kilkenny

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Pembroke Kilkenny
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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Cork
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32 reviews
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“Great Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Lovely central hotel, very nice and helpful staff. The room was massive and the breakfast was good. its located right in the middle of town making it a great spot for a weekend away. Only down side was the noisy man hole cover right outside our window but thats not really the hotels fault!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Pembroke last week and I just want to say a public thanks to the ladies on the front desk - particularly Susie - who stepped in when I left a wallet in the drawer of the room. They sent me an email immediately and, when I finally realized my Green Card was in the wallet, arranged for a taxi to bring it to Dublin airport so I could make my flight to the US. Susie was very prompt and helpful and tolerant of my frequent calls as my plans changed. Thank you!

I'd also say the hotel was great - nice to have some modern comforts in a lovely historical town. We saw a special offer on TripAdvisor to receive an upgraded room when booking directly on the hotel's web site and had a great view of the castle. The hotel is within easy walking distance of everything in Kilkenny. We would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Peaceful , relaxing , with very professional staff . We returned to Kilkenny to enjoy another short break and found just that .This hotel doesn't have a pool complex which means in school breaks it is not over run with children which we have found in spa hotels.
Keep up the good work , at only one and a half hours from Dublin , we will back.
We got a special offer with their secret deal on Trip Advisor which was great value.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

We arrived in the Pembroke at about half 8 on a Friday evening, The receptionist (Diane I think!) couldn't have been more helpful.

At about 8:45 we went down to the bar for food the service and the service was good, how ever the food was only mediocre and a bit overpriced.

We had a reservation for dinner on Saturday evening which we cancelled on Saturday after finding out,the menu was the same.

The breakfast was lovely each morning.

The parking also is a bit mad but there is also parking away from the hotel but it's poorly sign posted from the hotel.

The rooms are clean fresh and spacious, the room only had bedside lamps and a light inside the door which makes the room a bit dark.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed at The Pembroke Hotel back in Sept 2013 during our honeymoon in Ireland/Italy. This was our second last town before going back to Dublin to fly into Italy. The first impression when we first arrived was that it was a very modern, clean hotel. Very simple designs, and close to all the attractions in town. Keep in mind, Kilkenny isn't exactly huge though.

The parking was a little difficult with our rental car, but the staff ensured we would have a spot as we were guests.

I really want to take a moment to tell you something that really set this hotel above any other experience we had in Ireland. On the evening after checking in, my husband and I decided to go to a local restaurant for some food. It was a great meal, until at 2AM my husband woke up with severe food poisoning and couldn't move a few steps without my assistance. We were due to check out at normal time the next morning and had to drive back to Dublin to catch a flight the day after. I told the front staff what happened and they informed that they would allow us to stay past check out for another 2 hours, then helped me local crackers/bananas and gingerale in town. Then when I came back from the local market, they informed that we would be able to stay until 4:00 PM without charge. The hotel didn't have to do this and it did look like they were also operating at a fair amount of capacity. They went above and beyond for us. I would highly recommend this hotel not because of it's great location but because the staff actually CARE about their guests - they do what matters.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tipperary, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

On run up to Valentine's Day I decided to surprise my girlfriend with overnight break in Kilkenny. She works in Waterford and I work in Dublin so it was great to meet in a city that is just a short trip by motor way. It is extremely hard to find fault with Pembroke. Genuine service and consistently high standards across all areas are hard to find but the really Pembroke delivers in every aspect.
.......for affordability, for excellent food, excellent room facilities and layout, for location- the Pembroke ticks every box. Highly recommend it for romantic getaway.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff...top notch service.....excellent food and affordable price.........it is also very close to the nightlife which helped a lot....highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to have a nice weekend away!!!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pembroke Kilkenny

Property: Pembroke Kilkenny
Address: The Pembroke Hotel 11 Patrick Street, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
#4 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pembroke Kilkenny 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The four star Pembroke Kilkenny is situated on Kilkenny’s most exclusive street, right in the centre of a city that is rich with medieval heritage and alive with a vibrant culture. With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. We offer a wide range of rooms all with air-conditioning and the modern conveniences that you expect from a team that puts your comfort first. Surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks including Kilkenny Castle, Butler House and the Kilkenny Design Centre, fashionable, funky boutiques and walking distance to the city’s pubs, clubs and numerous other amenities, it makes it the ideal location for your getaway. Statham's Bar & Restaurant with its traditional hospitality and relaxed atmosphere is a great place to meet, drink, dine and party in Kilkenny city centre. From brunch to Sunday lunch, from afternoon tea to all day dining with daily specials, we have something for everyone throughout the day and evening. With live bands entertaining guests four nights a week and a sensational selection of wine, spirits and fresh, vibrant cocktails, you're sure to have a great night in Statham's. Whether a quick file and polish or a deluxe spa experience, Mint Beauty, Laser & Skincare Centre has the perfect treatment for you. Mint offers a full complement of services including facials, massages, body treatments, make up application and lessons, threading, waxing, nail treatments, signature packages and our Clinic department offers Candela Max Pro Laser treatments, Microneedling and Skin Peels. ... more   less 
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