Kilkenny River Court Hotel
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Watch this spacefrom robbiekeane
As usual, everything was just perfect, all the staff were as friendly as usual and we really enjoyed our stay once more, so I certainly can't agree with the reviewer below!!
Best service, food, location and staff - our stay at the Rivercourt would be harfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Watch this spacefrom A TripAdvisor Member
noisy, smoking room, power outages, a full parking lot and expensivefrom kdicke
At check in we were warned of a wedding in the hotel and that it could get noisy. It did. People yelling and running down the hall outside our hotel room.
The room we were given was a smoking room. When I complained, they said they were fully booked and unable to change it. When I explained that I made my reservations 10 months in advance for a non smoking room, they didn't understand how that made a difference. It reminded me a little of the Seinfeld episode where the rental car agency knew how to take reservations, they just didn't know how to keep them.
The clock on the television was wrong and I could find no way to reset it. The alarm on the TV went off about an hour early because of this problem.
The power went out countless times. Each time, the TV would come on blaring no matter what setting it was on before the power outage. It woke me up a couple of times in the middle of the night.
The parking lot was full. We had to double park and leave the keys to our car at reception.
Breakfast was lousy. The worst we had in Ireland and that is no small feat. The Irish concentrate on their black and white puddings while drinking instant coffee. This place made instant coffee by the pot full. The eggs were cold, and the cheeses looked as if they had been on that tray for at least 2 to 3 days.
On the plus side, the bathroom was nice, the bed was comfortable and the courtyard had a nice view of the castle.
I would recommend you select another place to stay in Kilkenny city. Kilkenny has earned a well deserved popularity, I recommend visit and you stay somewhere other than Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
Lovley hotel, with charm and elegancefrom runnerohioheart
We will definitely stay there again. It is right in the heart of town. Kilkenny Castle is out your window!! Try an excellent Italian dinner at Ruconni's. A little stuffy, but the service and food were unbelievable. Maybe they deserve to be stuffy....
I would rate this hotel easily as a four star!!!
Nice Hotel in Great Location!from Vornado213
Not The Bestfrom EWLTexas
Upon arrival we discovered that this is a large hotel catering to large groups such as tours and conferences. The night we were stayed, one or two weddings were going on. There was no parking in front of the hotel and no one to take our car. As a result we had to drive to a parking place a five minute walk away. The hotel was very noisy with loud guests in the hallway outside our room until as late as 4:30 in the morning. Our room itself was small, hot and not the twin bedded room on our confirmation (at more than 225 euros a night). The desk was indifferent to our request to be moved. All in all, not the best place to stay and our only disappointment in a two week trip in Ireland!
checked your bedsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Firstly there was an awful lot of noise in the hotel to which you could not find anybody on reception to deal with the disturbance.
Secondly id advise anybody staying there to check their bedsheets before sleeping on them as the next day we pulled back ours to find blood and body hairs all over the protector and matress, we left the room the next morning but returned back to tell the maid only to find her making the bed with the same sheets we had just slept on. We then asked the manager and he said these protectors where not changed after every guest!!!
In my opinion and of my friends it was horrendous and would never return.
The hotel room was beautiful with a view of the river. The room was impeccably clean and well appointed. The staff was outstanding and extremely helpful.
Upon arrival my car was parked by the valet and luggage whisked to my room. Service that I've come to expect from better hotels.
I wasn't crazy about Kilkenny, the town nearly shut down by 6pm on the weeknight I spent there. The staff allowed me to keep my vehicle in the lot after checkout so that I could tour the grounds of the Kilkenny Castle.
I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Kilkenny.
Very Nice, not so child friendlyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Kilkenny
Don't always look at price. Don't always look at the price of Accomodation, look at the location, some hotels charge less because they are outside the city, could be more expencive getting taxi's all the time. Location is the Key
Historical Kilkenny Take time to visit the outline vilages and towns, which are full of historical sites and church's. These are all along the river as it flows south to the sea.
Great Dining We had a good dinner at the White Oak Restaurant.
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