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Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny

3 Star

Kilkenny, Kilkenny City

Hotel description

The Kilford Arms Hotel is situated in the heart of Kilkenny City centre, adjacent to all the major tourist attractions and just meters from the main bus and railway station and the new McDonagh shopping centre. A very comfortable family run hotel in Kilkenny with 70 bedrooms, two bars, and fabulous restaurant with entertainment most nights. Complimentary Private Parking available on site. When looking for accommodation in Kilkenny look no further than the Kilford Arms Hotel. Whether its business of pleasure, make the Kilford Arms Hotel your home away from home.

Check In From

2:00 pm

Check Out Up To

1:00 pm

Cancellation Description

A Valid Credit Card is Required for all bookings - the hotel will contact you by phone in order to collect these. Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

From Dublin take the M7/M9 (signposted Limerick/Cork). Take the N9 (signposted Carlow/Kilkenny) via Castledermot and Carlow. Follow the N9 to Paulstown. Follow the main road N10 (signposted Kilkenny). Travel straight throught the Dublin Roundabout and follow down the Dublin Road until you see Johns Church.

Area Description

Famous as an international centre for contemporary art & culture, the County of Kilkenny is also an ideal central location in Ireland - providing a perfect stopover for travellers between Dublin and Cork, Rosslare and the West of Ireland.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Business Centre
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Limited free parking
  • Free car parking
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Night club
Things To Do In The Area
  • Visit castle
  • Night clubs
  • Children play centres
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Hill walking
  • Golfing
  • Local restaurants
  • Cafe
  • Historical trails
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Amusment arcades
  • Live music venues
  • Quad biking
  • Guided tours
  • Pet farms

Reviews for `Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny`

Deirdre scored 5 / 5 on 02/03/2020

Lovely friendly hotel and enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was beautiful and area was central.

Offgal scored 3 / 5 on 31/12/2018

Good location in Kilkenny . Car park on hotel grounds very good . Would be disappointed if paid higher for our room happy with what we paid for what the room was. Breakfast was basic , was told be time enough down at 10:30 -11:00. Was down for 10:00 and not a lot left !! .( Stayed 28th Dec)

Jc scored 4 / 5 on 22/01/2018


Breda scored 5 / 5 on 18/11/2017

Excellent hotel. We arrived on early train at 11.40 and reception were able to give us our room on arrival. Lovely big family room. Hotel very near to train station and also Mc Donagh Junction Shopping Centre.. Only a 4 minute walk down to the Castle and main shopping area.. Dinner was included on 1 night and was lovely. Breakfast was cooked fresh and brought to our table as not many were staying in the hotel Lovely hotel . Midweek stay from Sunday-Wednesday.

Nicola scored 4 / 5 on 18/05/2017

Great location, good food, everything you needed in the room, iron /trouser press not working would definitely stay again

Sue scored 4 / 5 on 16/03/2016

4 stars. Very good hotel. the room had all the basics and more very good size and bathroom was great. Stay was extremely comfortable. the staff were friendly and helpful. Excellent location. bar and restaurant were excellent also. Well done to the staff and management!

Rose scored 4 / 5 on 07/03/2016

Kilford arms is a lovely hotel. Well situated in the heart of Kilkenny city. Rooms are lovely and I loved the adjustable thermostat on the radiators. Sometimes hotel rooms can be too warm but that wasn't a problem here. Hotel very quite so good nights sleep. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of it. Staff were lovely too. Already planning our next visit!lidl website easy to navigate and we got a great deal. Thumbs up!!

Bríd scored 5 / 5 on 22/02/2016

My Mum and I had a perfect stay here. Room spotless and warm. Staff very helpful. Food excellent. We would recommend it to anyone for a break in Kilkenny. Location is ideal for sightseeing and shopping. Thank you all for a memorable stay. We will return.

Nick scored 1 / 5 on 22/02/2016

Service on arrival was shocking to say the least staff member was rude and bossy .dinner that evening there was no culturey on table ask for some never got one of my friends was left waiting for food rest had eating theirs when arrived not good enough .rooms were nice .but over all the staff need to be trained on their manners

Bridget scored 4 / 5 on 21/07/2015

Location perfect , Staff friendly,food very tasty and music good,Enjoyed stay.

Milly scored 3 / 5 on 18/07/2015

We recently stayed here for 3nights. I had asked for quiet rooms and we got them. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. It was early in the week, so no partying or noise. Rooms were very clean and the food was fine for the money. It was superb value for money and very central.

Pauline scored 1 / 5 on 06/08/2014

I regret to say that I was unable to make it to the Kilford Arms Hotel Kilkenny due to personal problems, I did ring the Hotel and explained but they said they could not refund my deposit. Regards Pauline Eaton

Lily scored 3 / 5 on 14/07/2014

Hotel rooms were fine with facilities of a 4* (kettle, iron, hairdryer) but the dinner we got was truly awful. Breakfast was fine. We told both restaurant manager and front desk lady and she was to look into it but we heard nothing at all. Would not consider staying there again.

G. scored 2 / 5 on 23/06/2014

Car parking fantastic, wish I could say the same for the rest of the hotel, room could do with a visit from the Brennan brothers, view from the room well I don't no the glass was stained. Breakfast lovely, waiter very friendly. Dinner horrible, thankfully a lot other options to dine out in the town. Would I return no way.

Marina scored 5 / 5 on 30/04/2014

What can I say, wonderful staff, location and hotel. We had a lovely stay in the Kilford Arms Hotel. We will be definitely back to stay again. Michael was so helpful as were all the staff. Such friendly people and nothing was every a bother. I liked the relaxed ways of the people and so professional at all times. They have a great way about them. Its like one big happy family. I'd recommend anyone staying in the hotel. The location is just excellent.

Jimmy scored 5 / 5 on 28/04/2014

My wife and I arrived at the Kilford Arms on Tues 22nd April 2014 for 2BB1D. First of all, the car park at the rear of the hotel was very handy. The lady at receiption (Anna) was very welcoming. The room was clean, tidy and peaceful. We had the evening meal the first night. It was very tasty. The French and Portuguese waiters were very helpful and very keen to make our stay satisfying. The dining hall was a Mexican style. The breakfast on both mornings was top notch. The Manager allowed us to leave our car in the car park all day on the date we checked out. We loved the Kilford Arms, Kilkenny. Thanks to all the staff. Jimmy Gollogly

Gerard scored 5 / 5 on 22/02/2014

Great place we were made very Welcome and it was very relaxing thanks very much would love to go again, A lovely place to visit and most important the people were very nice, And staff thank you very much for a lovely stay, Kind regards Gerard and Sandra,

Susan scored 3 / 5 on 04/02/2014

Stayed here one night with my husband, pleasantly surprised. As it was so reasonably priced I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. Lovely room, staff were very nice and helpful. Would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Niamh scored 3 / 5 on 14/10/2013

have stayed here numerously over the years and always had great time..booked this time with work crew for night away..such good value..everyone raving about it and we will defo book again with lidl.breakaways..hotel was great..rooms have become a bit dated at this stage but clean and absolutely sufficient if you want lively night away..staff very good..loved new idea of concierge giving you rundown of hotel and directions from the beginning and lovely touch of water in the room excellent and certainly great menu for only package deal etc..girl in restaurant particularly friendly and efficient...will be staying again as always as you cant beat it for night in kilkenny...location location location!!!... Niamh ... Dublin

Eileen scored 3 / 5 on 08/10/2013

Stayed for one overnight to meet with family and friends...couldnt fault location, hotel, staff long as you dont mind staying awake all night...only choose this hotel if you want to party.Great location and Car Park included. Ate in the Bar and food was very good. Overall I would stay again and would recommend it for location and food but not for a quiet weekend away or a family break.

Gerry scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2013

Group of friends stayed for one night, lovely food, excellent service. would stay again.Very central

Reviewer23379438 scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2013

We had a most enjoyable stay in Kilford Arms hotel in Kilkenny, staff were very helpful and friendly, food was good and rooms bright and clean and loads of supplies for tea/coffee making facilities. We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it to others. It is within walking distance to bus/train station and very central. We really enjoyed our stay there. Thanks.

Sandra scored 5 / 5 on 07/03/2013

We loved this hotel .Great for a mad weekend away . (not for a family with young kids. ). Every member of staff at this hotel was extremely professional and polite from the recepionist , bar staff , resturant staff and door men . Rooms and bathroom were spotless. We will stay here again , great value for money and geart location .Just 5 mins walk to city centre.

Clare scored 2 / 5 on 04/03/2013

I am sorry to say but out of the Lidl breaks we have been on, this one was not so good, Our room was freezing so my husband went to reception where he was told she forgot to put our heating on, evening meal was a disaster, I was half way through my starter when we asked the waitress where my husbands starter was, she had forgotten to order it, I ordered the roast beef which was sour We were offered a free dessert but i could not eat as the taste in my mouth was vile, I will us Lidl breaks again, but will not stay in the Kilford arms hotel again..

Sean scored 3 / 5 on 29/01/2013

Had a great weekend stay at the kilford arms this past weekend. The atmosphere was great and so was the entertainment. I look forward to returning again in the future.

Mary, scored 3 / 5 on 03/01/2013

Stayed for 2 nights B&B. Room spacious and clean. Double bed could do with a new mattress as on one side it was a bit lumpy. Staff very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was a bit slap dash. By the time we got through it, the food had gone cold. However microwave available if needed. Not huge selection of fresh fruit or different types of bread at breakfast. Had meal in the bar and food was excellent there. Overall enjoyed our stay. Hotel very central with own car park which was a plus.

Molly scored 3 / 5 on 26/11/2012

staff friendly and helpfull breakfast very tasty smell of cigarettes in room but clean and comfortable

Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 01/10/2012

The Kilford arms hotel,was one of the best hotels we have stayed in with the children, the room was very spacious everyone had their own space,it was clean and airy,which was much appreciated by my son who has asthma. The staff were very friendly and helpfull.We only had a short stay but we all said if we ever get to go to killkenny again we would stay there again it was so central and having its own car park was a big advantage.

Gareth scored 1 / 5 on 14/09/2012

We stayed for a three night break, hotel has an excellent location and free car parking, found staff in general to be friendly which are the only positives to be found. Overall the hotel was in a poor state of cleanliness in all public areas, corridors to bedrooms not clean and the bedroom itself has a bloodied handprint on the wall. The standard of breakfast was very poor, the hot plate was cold you had to heat your breakfast in the microwave, the selection of cereals was from lidl/aldi and was poor. The bar was dirty but the staff where friendly. Overall it was a very dissappointing stay and i would not go back the Kilford Arms again.

Maryfred scored 2 / 5 on 10/09/2012

stayed for 2 nights B&B in early september. check-in was fast and efficient. room was fine but extremely warm and couldn't leave window open because of noise from outside, fan in room was a necessity.bathroom flooded after a shower.only had breakfast in the hotel, not impressed with it at all.poor selection of hot food,no cold meats,cheeses, was expecting a full breakfast menu.didn't bother with the hotel bar or nightclub. seemed to be a mecca for stag/hen parties,not my scene. wouldn't stay again even with an offer. 2 star rating because of size of room,built in iron,tea/coffe making facilities. F & M, Tipperary

Pj scored 5 / 5 on 29/04/2012

excellent time staff and facilities first class

Kor scored 4 / 5 on 15/04/2012

Enjoyed our stay for three nights bed and breakfast. Hotel is in a great location in the centre of Kilkenny with free parking, Service and food was excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Lisa scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2012

Loved Kilkenny. Loved our stay at Kilford Arms Hotel. Twin room very spacious indeed. Hotel/rooms/restaurant spotlessly clean. Staff brilliant!! Couldn't do enough. Extremely couteous/polite/friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel & will most definitely be returning.

Lisa scored 5 / 5 on 27/03/2012

Brilliant place to stay no need to move outside it has everything bar/nightclub karaoke ballads,food was lovely staff very friendly, no complaints only twin room very tiny but staff accommodated us :)

Amanda scored 5 / 5 on 14/03/2012

We stayed for two nights, found everything perfect from staff, service, cleanliness, and entertainment in the hotel, we had a great time and couldnt fault anything will stay again, and such a central location. Mary Amanda Lisa & Foxy Dundalk

Paul scored 3 / 5 on 12/03/2012

Adequate Hotel for a nights stay; only major plus point is Hotels Location making access to toen area very easy.

Duggie scored 5 / 5 on 05/03/2012

Enjoyed our stay at the Kilford Arm's Hotel, friendly staff, good food, very clean and good location, would stay there again.

Grace scored 5 / 5 on 23/02/2012

i would recommend everyone visiting kilkenny to stay in kilford arms hotel. it was amazing from start to finish. the staff were very obliging, rooms were lovely and food was delicious :) i will definitely be going back again soon :)

Louisef scored 5 / 5 on 20/02/2012

Enjoyed my stay in the Kildford Arms hotel. The room was lovely, with loads of space and absolutely spotless. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. This hotel has a great buzz about it and great night life. I would definately recommend this hotel and i look forward to staying there again.

Jonathan scored 4 / 5 on 20/02/2012

Very nice hotel and room was lovely but the bar staff were not very accommodating as we were told go the chipper it's across the road I ain't makin u a sandwich that was the only bad thing had to say about it

Gill scored 4 / 5 on 20/02/2012

lovely stay.. great for a girls night away.

Ciaradub9 scored 5 / 5 on 14/02/2012

Really nice welcoming hotel. Staff so nice and helpful. We booked two twin rooms and they offered us a family room to sleep 6 and it was lovely and cosy. It had one double bed and four single beds and two portable TV's. It was clean with lots of hangers which makes a change. Small hairdryer on the wall and soap and shower gel dispensers. The bars were excellent. Great choice as to which one to drink in and a nightclub, didn't go to that so can't comment but entrance was free for guests. The breakfast was carvery with excellent helpful staff again. The hotel is just a stones throw away from a lovely shopping centre. In essence yep we will be back

N scored 4 / 5 on 24/01/2012

Staff were terrific, very friendly and helpful. Room was nice and clean. Was a bit cool when we arrived but after we came back from dinner it was lovely and warm. No complaints. Would recommend as very good value. Would stay again without doubt.

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 24/10/2011

Very nice hotel well presented staff food and and the entertainment were great,would stay again.

June scored 3 / 5 on 18/10/2011

Stayed for a weekend with my Mam, cannot fault it, great value for money and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Dave scored 4 / 5 on 04/10/2011

Great location fairly lively on the weekend but good fun. Staff very friendly and helpful good breakfast. Excelent value for money. Dave Co.Dublin

Fionn scored 3 / 5 on 27/09/2011

Nice reception area and obviously a busy hotel which is a good sign. The room was ok but poorly ventilated. A large standalone fan was provided, but air con would be better. Plenty of milk for the tea and coffee. WELL DONE!! too many hotels are mean with the milk. Breakfast was nice and service was good. Corridors were a tad noisy at night, probably due to the location of the hotel in Kilkenny City, however there was no noise from the nightclub or pub downstairs or even the street. I would have given a higher rating but for the stuffy room and being woken up by other guests in the corridor. parking was off street and reasonably secure and location was ideal.

Dl scored 3 / 5 on 19/09/2011

good points : Nice hotel, rooms clean, food decent. Good bar and very good service. bad points: they could do with updating the rooms, beds not of great quality. Overall fairly happy though

Declan scored 2 / 5 on 13/09/2011

Very nice hotel with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, especially at reception. The exception was the bouncer at the night club part of it who was extremely unreasonable and it took ages to convince him that my partner was staying with me (she was not noted on the booking form) to the point that he locked me on one side of the door and her on the other. The only black mark against very good accommodation.

Anne scored 5 / 5 on 04/09/2011

I really enjoed my recent stay in the Kilford Arms.It is in a great location beside the bus and train station. The castle, shops, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance of the hotel. The room was spacious and warm and the staff were friendly and helpful. I will stay here again if I am in the area.

Kinsella scored 4 / 5 on 30/08/2011


Ciaran scored 4 / 5 on 31/07/2011

good quality hotel improved by a very hospitable staff.

Tina scored 5 / 5 on 31/07/2011

stayed in this hotel for a night with seven friends, i organised my friends 40th party here, everyone in hotel were extremely helpful and polite, its the hotel to be in if you having any parties, hens or stags not for families or romance, breakfast grand and only payed 60 euros on lidl deals for bed breakfast and two course meal! bargin x

Yvonne scored 3 / 5 on 25/07/2011

Kilford arms hotel is very central to all the great bars and shops of Kilkenny. Found the rooms basic with a stale smell( like it use to be a smoking room) Our check in was very efficient and staff were very pleasant. Our dinner was served by a very efficent polish guy and there was a great choice on their menus. We were also given a glass of wine with our dinner,complaints of the manager which was a nice touch. This hotel is great if your not looking to relax and sleep much but party and shop instead!!!! Car parking is free which is a added bonus and hotel is great value for money. I would return again.

Hugo scored 5 / 5 on 23/04/2011

we stayed mid-week and we cannot recomend the Kilford more highly. Its almost in the centre of Kilkenny, a few minutes from the train station, and offered excellent value. The staff were really friendly and the service excellent. They also have a great late night bar with an excellent beer garden (if you smoke like us). Having said that, I know a lot of their weekend business is of the stag/hen variety and we noticed a few of these ariving as we left. However I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kilford for a short break in the Marble City, just it might get a little ott at the weekend.

Zulica scored 5 / 5 on 08/03/2011

I stayed in the Kilford Arms for 1 night B&B and 1 evening meal but i was very disappointed with the food and would not eat there again, the room was clean but with a very small window and there was parties and music on both sides of us until early in the morning. The only fault i had with the hotel is after 12pm you could not get back into the hotel through the main entrance and had to use the door for the pub, this door was closed and on a dark street and i had to bang on the door and keep buzzing the bell for over 15 mins, I was own my own coming back to the hotel and this was a little bit scarey. Great value for money and will defo be booking with Lidl breaks in the future but not this Hotel.

Fiona scored 5 / 5 on 22/02/2011

The hotel is located in the centre of the town which is great. The room we got was lovely, a suite with 4 single beds and 1 double bed which we were delighted with, to be altogether. It cost us 39e per person which also included breakfast. Great value for money and will defo be booking with Lidl breaks in the future.

Nancy scored 5 / 5 on 15/02/2011

Had a one night stay in the Kilford Arms in Kilkenny, everything was top class. Staff were very friendly, food was great and lovely warm, comfortable room. Have stayed here four times before and hope to stay again. Thanks Nancy

Char scored 4 / 5 on 02/02/2011

We stayed in the Kilford arms for 2 nights bed & breakfast recently and have to say we really enjoyed our stay. The Staff where very helpful and friendly and the breakfasts and lunch where lovely. The only thing we didnt really enjoy was the evening meal. However that said it wouldn't stop us staying there again. It is in a central location and the parking is free. The pubs and nightclub where great craic.

Anne scored 5 / 5 on 25/01/2011

I booked 2 nights b&b plus 2 evening meals, was very disappointed with the meal and ate out the following night. This is my only complaint as I really enjoyed my stay in the Kilford Arms.The hotel is very central to the castle, shopping area and all the night life and is situated very close to the bus and train station.

Paul scored 3 / 5 on 30/06/2010

We had a one night stopover in the Kilford Arms,Location excellent on one of the main streets with free parking behind the hotel,the Hotel has a few bars along with a Nightclub,the room was a little on the small side for a Double,looked lmore like a Single room,breakfast was fine,overall a good choice for a one/two night stay, the room a bit too cramped for a longer stay thou....

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