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“Felt at home; great breakfast!”
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Fanad House
Ranked #12 of 74 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We were there in June 2013. Check-in was a breeze, the innkeeper, Pat, already had a room ready for us. We stayed upstairs with a view towards the back, not pretty but we weren't in our room much. The breakfast in the morning was outstanding. The traditional Irish breakfast with eggs made how you like it. Also then had a good spread of food on the side (self service bar). Everything was clean and comfortable; very nice after a long day's driving. Location was perfect; just outside the Kilkenny Castle grounds. Short distance to the center of town. We will stay again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Evie5280
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Friendly welcoming start from host, Pat when I arrived. Nice big, clean and comfortable room with ensuite, and window with outlook to the garden. Easy and pleasant walk to Kilkenny Castle and town. Big breakfast to keep you going all day. I would hesitate to recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Bernard F
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Have stayed here a few times and could never find a problem,consistent good standards with friendly service. Location is excellent ie.short walk to the centre and across the road from kilkenny castle. A good hearty breakfast in the morning,freshly cooked. Great free Wi fi as well. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

After deciding our family would spend a few days in Kilkenny, we were delighted to find this location just a stones throw of a walk to the main streets. It is situated across the road from Kilkenny Castle, a beautiful attraction. Pat greeted us with his warm wit and advised myself and my sister of the best spots to go in town. The breakfast was lovely, lots of cereals and fresh fruits followed by a full irish. Never really got to say goodbye but if your reading this Pat, Thanks a million, it was great!!
Sharon Cosgrove

Room Tip: Beware of leaving the slash windows open for a while, although the window sill flowers are gorgeous...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank xshazarx
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is a very nice, big and roomy B&B close to the castle. You can just cross the street and walk there through the park, which is great. We had a very large room and bathroom.
We arrived in Kilkenny, not knowing Bruce Springsteen (!) was coming as well. Also we made a mistake in the booking...wrong month! So we actually didn't have reservations... Luckily enough, there was a room for us for one night, but the second night it was all fully booked and so was the rest of the town, it seemed. Our super host found us a room in a neighbouring b&b so we could still spend our planned 2 days in Kilkenny. What excellent service that was, thanks!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Great location, only 10 minute walk into the city and to the castle. (Castle Park a nice place for a picnic.) We really enjoyed our host...witty and charming. Loved our breakfast time in the nice breakfast room. A full breakfast meal made to order. Felt it was more of the old world experience we expected to have in Ireland than the other places we stayed. The rooms were comfortable...bed was great! Would stay here, again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

The room was huge and the location pretty good (5 minutes from Castle, 10 minutes from city centre - although we had a bit trouble finding the place at first, it's in a more suburban area). After coming from two other B&B experiences in Ireland where the hosts were extremely helpful and interested in talking to us, we were a little thrown off by the somewhat curt interactions we had with our host. Also, while the room and bathroom were very clean, I noticed some minor stains on my bedsheets. But otherwise it was a fine experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #12 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
Price Range: £55 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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