Just to start off by saying, myself and my wife dont get away from the kids very often, so when i book a hotel for a night away, I expect good value for my money and a relaxing night away. We got both here. I booked two rooms for the middle of Feb 2010 for one weekend night, one for me and my wife and one for my wifes sister and her fellow. We didnt pay the extra €30 for the castle view room but we were upgraded to it anyways. (To be honest, dont pay the extra as the castle is a few miles away anyways and your view is over other adjacent buildings - so not worth it in my opinon).
The hotel seem like it was built within the past 2 or 3 years, so it is very modern and clean. No complaints here on food, we didnt eat dinner there, but breakfast was a buffet style and the food just kept rolling out of the kitchen even up to a few minutes before breakfast had ended... which was great as we trundled down to the breakfast 15 min before closing. Everything from yogurts to a full large fry up. It is within 1 minute walk from city centre bars, restaurants and clubs. Someone said here in an earlier review that the carpark was tight? maybe if your driving a hummer! but for us normal folk, the was plenty of room about 25-35 spaces in the hotel carpark situated down a side gate entrance right next to the main hotel door entry and an overflow carpark (keycode entry) down the street which were all free parking.
Just for your info, we paid €150 B&B for each room on a Saturday night and we were quoted €89 for the same on the Friday night (but could only stay on the Sat night as kids being minded by grandparents). So total, €300 for two couples for one night B&B. Kilkenny is a fantastic city and my first time there, well worth returning.
Just a side note... we had a meal in Langdons in the city which was very good i must say, and as its a big venue, we decided to go into the nightclub there after the meal to have a few drinks and the girls wanted to dance. Now, we arent old by any respect!... we are all in our early thirties... but the club in Langdons was a creche! full of 18-19 year olds texting and tweeting each other and ear bursting loud premixed music! we felt like we at a school disco! - not for us... even though we each paid a €5 in, we left after 20 minutes. We did find a late night bar more to our tastes in "Matt The Millers" (at least i think thats what it was called! - i had had a few to drink!). It was busy but comfortable and we could hear ourselves talk and the music covered 60's right up to whats in the charts lately all in all it made our night. Kilkenny is great like i say... go, you wont be disappointed! (we are going back in Sept. it was that good)
- 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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