Hotels in Kilkenny, Ireland
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Where to Stay in Kilkenny: Your Questions Answered
Located in the South East of Ireland, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval town, boasting quaint shops and cafes, a castle and a 13th century Abbey. Sitting on the banks of the River Nore, in the Nore Valley Kikenny, is colloquially known as the Marble City due to the to the carboniferous limestone that is mined in the area. Conversely Kilkenny also has a reputation for being an excellent night out. It’s fair to say that those looking for somewhere to spend New Year’s Eve or a Stag Do, would not be disappointed with the delights of the city centre.
Where to stay in Kilkenny for families?
Kilkenny is a perfect destination for families looking to spend a weekend exploring the local countryside. Opportunities include visiting the National Reptile Zoo - not for the faint hearted - or getting to know some of the large country house estates in the area that have a programme of events throughout the year, which, at the very least, offer decadent Afternoon Tea. Booking a family room in a B&B or any of the hotel options shouldn’t be a problem as Kilkenny is used to family tourism.
Where to stay for a romantic break in Kilkenny?
Kilkenny city is surrounded by beautiful Georgian mansions and hunting lodges, many of whom have been transformed into luxurious 5-star hotels boasting spas, golf courses, premium services, and delicious food. Spend a morning on the golf course before retiring to the spa to make the most of the indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi or even treat yourself to a speciality massage or facial.
Within the city itself you will also find 4- and 5-star hotel options, where you and your partner can enjoy well-appointed rooms with easy access to the city centre for shopping and nightlife.
Where to stay in Kilkenny for groups?
If you are heading to Kilkenny as part of a group looking to make the most of the bars and clubs in the city centre, then you will find plenty of cheap accommodation options. These include B&B’s and self-catering apartments, all of whom are easily accessible when you are stumbling home at the end of the night.
If it’s a girl’s weekend you are planning then why not head to one of the many spa hotels offered in the county and enjoy relaxing around an indoor pool while spending quality time with your girlfriends.
Where to stay in Kilkenny for a golfing holiday?
Kilkenny Golf Course is located within the city itself meaning easy access for the casual golfers among you. For the more serious types you’ll find a host of luxurious golf hotels in the surrounding areas, filled with lush greens, challenging courses, well-stocked bars and a pampering spa for your recovery.
When is the best time to book a hotel in Kilkenny?
Kilkenny is a popular destination year-round, with families enjoying summer breaks in the country and couples making the most of its weekend break potential. As a prominent New Year’s Eve destination, Kilkenny can book up fairly quickly dashing your hopes of a last-minute deal, so if you are booking for New Year’s Eve or the equally popular Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th) it’s best to try and get your plans in place, around two months in advance.
How to get to Kilkenny?
Travelling to Kilkenny is relatively easy. It is equidistant between Cork and Dublin meaning you can fly to either city and the motorway network allows fast travel to Kilkenny from there by car. Rail and bus connections can also transport you from either city centre. Shannon airport is also less than a 2-hour drive away and frequent buses will get you quickly across to Kilkenny.
Price rangefrom €30to €190
- Hotel Hotel Lyrath Estatefrom €94
- Hotel Tig Na Coille Country Housefrom €71
- Hotel Kilkenny Ormonde Hotelfrom €73
- Hotel Langton House Hotelfrom €59
- Hotel Butler Housefrom €78
- Hotel Kilkenny River Courtfrom €70
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