The Best Hotels in Kilkenny

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Kilkenny. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Lyrath Estate

Rated 8.7 in 2679 reviews

Set amidst 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is located on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. It offers… See more

Set amidst 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is located on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. It offers air-conditioned rooms, Oasis Spa with indoor infinity pool, leisure centre and 2 award-winning restaurants. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Guests can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep at Lyrath Estate as rooms are soundproof and have blackout curtains. Each room includes a 43-inch flat-screen TV and overlooks the estate.

The Leisure Centre boasts a 17 metre swimming pool, a gym, steam room and jacuzzi with a smaller splash pool for younger children. Oasis Spa offers a range of treatments, pre-booking of appointments is essential.

Contemporary Irish cuisine is on the menu at Yew Restaurant which uses locally sourced ingredients while Tupper's is a traditional Irish bar which also serves bar food. The Grill & Bar features an open kitchen, cocktail bar and panoramic views. It is located on the mezzanine level and features dishes such as Tomahawk steak and lobster.

Kilkenny Train Station is a 5-minute drive away. Free parking is available.

Rooms from $228

Butler House

Rated 9.1 in 1927 reviews

Ideally set in Kilkenny, Butler House offers an à la carte breakfast and free WiFi. This guest house provides free… See more

Ideally set in Kilkenny, Butler House offers an à la carte breakfast and free WiFi. This guest house provides free private parking and a 24-hour front desk. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace.

All units at the guest house come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bath, a hair dryer and free toiletries. The guest house features some units with garden views, and all units are fitted with a kettle. At the guest house, units are fitted with bed linen and towels.

There is a coffee shop and bar.

Guests at the guest house can enjoy cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Kilkenny Castle is 500 metres from Butler House, while Kilkenny Railway Station is less than 1 km from the property.

Rooms from $165

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny

Rated 8.2 in 2423 reviews

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle… See more

Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny, within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, the theatre, and bars. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and free parking nearby.

The fine-dining restaurant, The Langton Room, serves traditional and international cuisine. Edward Langtons is the hotel’s award-winning bar. Langton House boasts 34 superbly appointed bedrooms with views across the city.

This family-run hotel has won numerous awards, including Black and White Pub of the Year 4 times in a row.

The area is renowned for it’s fine selection of boutiques, craft shops and outdoor markets. You can relax in a cafe or wine bar, and visit the many spa salons dotted around the city.

Rooms from $154

Kilkenny Pembroke Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 1424 reviews

Pembroke Kilkenny is a 4-star boutique hotel located behind Kilkenny Castle. The property offers air-conditioned rooms… See more

Pembroke Kilkenny is a 4-star boutique hotel located behind Kilkenny Castle. The property offers air-conditioned rooms, dining, drinks, Mint Medispa and corporate facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Rooms feature king-size beds and modern en-suite facilities.

Statham’s Bar & Restaurant offers traditional Irish and international food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Mint offers a range of beauty, clinical, and spa treatments and the hotel's corporate facilities include a bespoke, personalised service and modern technology.

Kilkenny has a wealth of attractions for guests to explore including The Tholsel, Rothe House and plenty of fantastic bars, artisan shops and restaurants. Kilkenny Golf Club is less than 10-minute walk away.

Rooms from $140

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Rated 8.1 in 2467 reviews

The 4-star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is situated right in the heart of medieval city of Kilkenny. The property is only 2… See more

The 4-star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is situated right in the heart of medieval city of Kilkenny. The property is only 2 minute's walk from main street, restaurants, shops and Kilkenny Castle.

The rooms have TVs and are all en-suite. Complimentary WiFi and 24-hour room service is available for all guests. A multi-storey car park is situated opposite the hotel, where guests receive a special discounted rate.

The Savour Restaurant serves a full Irish breakfast and offers dinner menus. Ormonde Lounge serves extensive lunch and evening menus, afternoon tea and hot and cold beverages throughout the day. Hoban Bar & Brasserie offers indoor and outdoor seating, local dishes and seafood, and live music on Saturday nights.

The Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, the only city centre hotel with a 21m pool and kids pool with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, as well as a fully equipped gym and aerobic studio.

Rooms from $139

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 3715 reviews

On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, this 4-star Kilkenny River Court Hotel… See more

On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, this 4-star Kilkenny River Court Hotel offers free WiFi.

Overlooking the city's 12th-century castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has a quiet location in a private courtyard, back from the busy Kilkenny streets. The main shopping areas, theatres and entertainment are all close by.

Each of the large rooms is stylishly decorated with fine furnishings. Most overlook the River Nore and the castle.

Guests can dine at the AA rosette-winning Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Kitchen which offers an al fresco dining experience. The hotel can also host weddings, corporate events and special family occasions.

Rooms from $134

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 1195 reviews

In Kilkenny city centre, the award-winning Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodation, the new Harper's… See more

In Kilkenny city centre, the award-winning Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodation, the new Harper's Restaurant and 2 leading bars.

In the shadow of Kilkenny Castle, the Hibernian Hotel is in the heart of Kilkenny city. Originally the Hibernian Bank, this building overlooks the Parade, popular because it's close to Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre.

Just under 2 hours from Dublin, the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers you traditional charm in this vibrant city.

Rooms from $114

Newpark Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 2125 reviews

With a stunning outdoor infinity pool, a hot tub, and an Aveda spa, Newpark Hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Kilkenny… See more

With a stunning outdoor infinity pool, a hot tub, and an Aveda spa, Newpark Hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Kilkenny centre. The house is set within 40 acres of parkland and beautiful gardens.

The leisure club at the Newpark offers an indoor pool, a spacious sauna, and a steam room. Guests can exercise in the modern gym, and Escape Spa provides a range of relaxing Aveda treatments.

Each bright room overlooks the gardens and trees, and includes free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, and a TV. All rooms offer a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries.

Gulliver’s Restaurant serves an extensive à la carte menu, a wide range of wines, and cooked buffet breakfasts. The Scott Dove Bar and Bistro provides carvery lunches, drinks and coffees with live piano entertainment on most nights.

Free parking is available, and Kilkenny Castle can be reached in 25 minutes on foot. The Cathedral of St Mary is also 25 minutes’ walk away, and Kilkenny train station is 15 minutes away on foot.

Rooms from $183

The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

Rated 8.1 in 1209 reviews

With free parking and free WiFi, this stylish hotel is located on Kilkenny's ring road, a 20-minute walk from Kilkenny… See more

With free parking and free WiFi, this stylish hotel is located on Kilkenny's ring road, a 20-minute walk from Kilkenny city centre. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and rooms with Hypnos beds and power showers.

Bright and modern, all the spacious rooms at the Hoban Hotel Kilkenny boast free wired internet and include a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of a laptop safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Breakfast is served each day, including fresh juice and freshly baked pastries and bread alongside hearty cooked breakfasts. 1801 Restaurant and Bar serves an international menu as well as a kids’ menu offering a wide amount of choice.

Children are welcome at The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny, and family friendly children's menus are available. The Watershed Leisure complex, with its swimming pool and water-slides, is just 5 minutes' drive away.

Rooms from $128

Hotel Kilkenny

Rated 8.0 in 1668 reviews

With a pool and hot tub, the chic Hotel Kilkenny is located on the city’s ring road, a 10-minute walk from Kilkenny City… See more

With a pool and hot tub, the chic Hotel Kilkenny is located on the city’s ring road, a 10-minute walk from Kilkenny City centre. It offers rooms with plasma TVs, an Olympic-standard gym, and free parking.

The interior of this 4-star hotel is decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and bespoke pieces of furniture designed specifically for the Hotel Kilkenny.

Rooms at the Hotel Kilkenny feature free internet access, hairdryers and irons. They also include tea/coffee making facilities and a 24-hour room service menu.

The award-winning Taste Restaurant serves fine cuisine in relaxed surroundings. The sophisticated 1831 Rosehill Bar has a heated outdoor patio and an extensive drinks menu.

Kilkenny Castle and Gardens is a short walk from the hotel. Kilkenny MacDonagh Station is just a 5 minute drive from the Kilkenny Hotel.

Rooms from $130