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Kilkenny, Kilkenny City

Hotel description

Welcome to the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel located right in the city centre of the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny, also known as the Marble City. Our award winning 4-star boutique hotel offers luxury accommodation, conference facilities, the popular Hibernian Bar, the City Bar & Grill Restaurant and the underground Morrissons Late Bar where on the weekends you can dance the night away.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

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

Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel is located right in the centre of Kilkenny City. Kilkenny is well serviced by National road, train and bus routes.

Area Description

The impressive Victorian building was erected in the mid-19th century when it served as a home to the Hackett family. Members of this family include Dr Hackett, a friend and supporter of Charles Stuart Parnell during the 1880s Land Wars, acclaimed biographer, Francis Hackett (1883-1962) and his sister, the novelist Frances Hackett (1884-1963).

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Guest Services
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Limited free parking
  • Dry cleaning on request
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
Things To Do In The Area
  • Local restaurants
  • Paint ball
  • Night clubs
  • Comedy clubs
  • Theatre
  • Shopping
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • Golfing
  • Historical trails
  • Cafe
  • Visit castle
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours


Audrey scored 4 / 5 on 02/11/2023

Great location,staff very friendly..

Breda scored 4 / 5 on 04/10/2020

Enjoyed our 2 night stay in the kilkenny Hibernation. Location is excellent and staff in all areas of hotel were very friendly and accommodating. Room furniture shows a bit of wear and tear.

Michael scored 2 / 5 on 16/09/2020

For the most part no prob with the Hotel and/or staff. Two issues of concern however as follows : (1) The heat in the bedrooms was intrusive despite window being open.Receptionest mentioned it was hoped to install air conditioning at some stage in the future. (2) For a four star Hotel the evening dinner menu was quite banal . A choice of Fish/chips---Burger---Breast of chicken and a Vegan dish was all that was available. Poor.

Kian scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2020

Great location

Kian scored 4 / 5 on 05/09/2020

Great location

Cisran scored 4 / 5 on 05/09/2020

Very nice stay, pleasant staff and lovely food.

Cath scored 5 / 5 on 26/04/2017

Excellent Food. Friendly and helpful staff. Prime location.

Denise scored 5 / 5 on 17/03/2017

Great hotel location , rooms were excellent, clean , and fresh and well decorated. Food was excellent, overall I would return to this Hotel again .

Sean scored 4 / 5 on 27/02/2017

We had a nice time at the Hibernian in Kilkenny for two days where we found the old world charm very much a feature. The breakfast was waitress served and made to your personal selection. The bar was lovely with a snug area for all the family, the tea and coffee served there was promt and with daily newspapers to browse over. The location was very central and just a short walk to the castle

Mick scored 4 / 5 on 30/01/2017

This is a good hotel in a really good location. The room we had was spacious and extremely well furnished with a good bed, a good-sized bathroom, big flat-screen tv etc. The staff were very friendly and the food in the restaurant was excellent and very good value. The down-side is that the foyer is small (as might be expected for a 19th century hotel) and not particularly plush. The bar is excellent and there was a real buzz there on Friday night. The only real criticism is the noise. The nightclub was going strong until 2am and even after that there was a lot of noise form the street. Unfortunately, our room over looked the street. I's suggest that you request a room on the top floors in a quieter location if you want a good night's sleep.

Jem scored 5 / 5 on 23/01/2017

We were booked in for 3 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hibernian. Sadly, the kitchen was closed for the first couple of days due to refurbishment work. We had a continental style breakfast in the Hibernian, and we had to eat our main meal in the Ormonde Hotel, next door. The food in the Ormonde was nice, but the meal we had in the Hibernian on our final night was of a higher standard and style. Locals I spoke to, all spoke highly of the meals provided in the hotel, and said that it would get a lot of "local" trade for special occasions.. Our room was well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bar was nice, and all staff, regardless of their posts, were friendly, efficient and helpful. We would certainly return, and I would have no problems in recommending this hotel. Two small points for improvement, possibly. A few more channels on the television, and if providing a continental breakfast, more than one cheese as an option. All in all, a great few days away.

T2016 scored 5 / 5 on 18/01/2017

Booked the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel 1 B&B+1 Two-Course Evening Meal for Saturday 14th of January through Lidl Breaks and we couldn't have been happier with our stay. We had the option of 2 Course Meal plus Tea/Coffee in the Bar or Restaurant. We chose Restaurant, very good value. Hotel in very central location, pleasant staff both on reception, in restaurant and at breakfast. I had requested a quiet room, and we were given this. Room nicely decorated, would definitely recommend and we will be back!

Adrianne scored 4 / 5 on 29/05/2016

Love the Hibernian hotel we always stay there when we go to Kilkenny the rooms are lovely just renovated the staff are lovely can't wait to go back

Jennykay scored 5 / 5 on 11/05/2016

We would highly recommend this hotel. Will be visitng / planning to stay at this hotel again. Great Location, Great spot for shopping, socialising and tourist attractions. We stayed for one night while the couple we were with stayed two nights. Upon arrival Cristina & Laura were very helpful and polite while checking us in. We upgraded our rooms, Yvonne took care of this rooms for us all and we are very grateful. Our room was amazing very comfy and all facilities in the room were a nice touch. Rooms were a little too warm but this was not the hotels fault as it was the good weather we were having. Front bar was nice for a chilled out drink, Harpers Restuarant was excellent, food & service was outstanding both for dinner & breakfast. Our male (tall)waiter for dinner was very nice and friendly and our female waiter the following morning was lovely too. Dinner was amazing and all of us were well impressed, would recommend the chicken wings & burger and we all received a free glass of processco as it was my sisters birthday. Breakfast had a good selection of cereals, fruit mix, youghurts, crossaints, bread & toast, tea/coffee and a nice fry up not too little not too much just right! The only complaint we would have would be about the bouncers on the door in Morrissions Late/Bar club downstairs which is part of the hotel. While we were going in passing the bouncers we felt as if we were been checked if we were too drunk / something else. Trust me we were not drunk / anything else as we had soakage from the dinner we had and only left to go to the club after 11.30/12. We all felt the bouners were rude, on a bit of a power trip and not very welcoming. Turned us off the bar and would probably not socialise there again. Thanks to the all the hotel staff.

Mr scored 4 / 5 on 06/05/2016

hi stayed last sunday bank holiday weekend-night away from the baby! lovely hotel, bed very comfortable. Few things that really helped-hotel rang up few days beforehand telling us that parking in multi storey park opposite was free overnight. receptionist next morning charged my phone & was very friendly, small things that make all the difference. would definitely stay again.

Paula scored 4 / 5 on 25/03/2016

Exceeded expectations. Room decor stunning. Bed comfort superior. Restaurant food was devine and we were both so impressed with our meals. Bar had atmosphere despite it being a Monday night.... Only thing that left it down was look/layout/decor of reception area..... Highly recommend a visit

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 13/03/2016

Hotel and staff excellent, enjoyed our visit, will visit again shortly.

Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 01/02/2016

My husband and I had a wonderful night in the Hibernian hotel Kilkenny. It is very centrally located and looks like it has been recently refurbished. The food was top class and the staff were lovely.We are already planning our next night there.

Louise scored 4 / 5 on 22/12/2015

We had a lovely stay at the Hibernian Hotel. Requested a nice room for a special celebration stay which was delivered. Only downside breakfast finished early at 10am.

Joemac scored 1 / 5 on 20/11/2015

Dreadful. Needs major refurbishment. breakfast very good and staff very pleasant and helpful.

John scored 3 / 5 on 30/10/2015

Great location, situated right in the middle of Kilkenny city. Good food and friendly staff. The decor, however, is dated and rooms are a bit tight on space.

Veronica scored 5 / 5 on 01/10/2015

Impressive beautiful building on the outside, in a great location easy walking distance to everything Kilkeeny has to offer. Parking problem, taken care off by the multistory parking opposite, offered a multi-day discount parking ticket by reception staff on check-in. Parking for 2 days €10 :-D. From arriving at the Hibernian till we left all members of staff were friendly, pleasant, professional, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Our room was spotlessly clean with lots of space. The bed was huge and very very comfortable. We drank in the bar, lovely old traditional bar with great service. Ate lovely tasty, well presented food in the restaurant. Can't think of a single negative.......great hotel, real value for money, will definitely be back to enjoy another stay.

Tommy scored 5 / 5 on 15/06/2015

Fantastic hotel,staff are brilliant and the food is fantastic. Brilliant location for going out and about. Kind regards Tommy Walker

Lamara scored 4 / 5 on 14/06/2015

Excellent location with good service, helpful staff and restaurant food was excellent. The room was spacious as well as the bathroom.

Richie scored 5 / 5 on 04/03/2015

Lovely hotel, nice food & good service

Adrianne scored 1 / 5 on 24/06/2014

The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel was lovely the food was lovely and the staff were lovely I really enjoyed it there and will most certainly be going back there I give it 4 stars

Dee scored 5 / 5 on 23/06/2014

Very nice hotel, extremely comfortable, friendly staff and the food was also very good. It was a bit noisy as there was a couple of hen nights staying there, but other than that we really enjoyed our stay. Will definitely return as the hotel is very central to everything.

Peter scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2014

Stayed midweek in the Hibernian Hotel. Lovely room with King size bed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast cooked to order in the morning . Very nice.

Una scored 4 / 5 on 09/06/2014

We were extremely impressed with the hotel and would definitely stay there again. The reception staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was top class with a very friendly waiter. The room was very comfortable - in fact the most comfortable hotel room I've ever stayed in - it was nice and airy.

Portstewart scored 5 / 5 on 31/05/2014

Review from Northern Ireland. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny. Great location in city centre, within walking distance to all attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. Our room was spacious and quiet. The food is well presented and delicious. The bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy the craic. The friendliness of the staff, reception, waiters/waitresses, maids and especially the bar staff is what makes the Hibernian a great place to stay. Will definitely return.

Tracey scored 1 / 5 on 23/04/2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hibernian Hotel. The staff were excellant and very attentive. The hotel has a great feel and charm about it and the room we stayed in was very grand. The food is really good I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I will definitely return to the hotel and indeed Kilkenny.

Emz scored 5 / 5 on 22/04/2014

Amazing hotel!! Will most definitely be back. Situated in the centre of the city Right beside bars and the castle Room wqs fab, jacuzzi bath included Staff super nice and helpful Dinner and Breakfast were delicious! Couldnt recommend this Hotel more!

Tomandino scored 5 / 5 on 24/03/2014

Excellent stay. Very friendly staff and extremely tasty food

Kktraveller scored 3 / 5 on 10/03/2014

The Hibernian Hotel is a lovely old style hotel in a very central location. We were initially given a room on the livelier side of the hotel and were advised that it would be noisy. However when I pointed out that we had requested a quiet room, we were immediately upgraded to a de-luxe room at the front of the hotel which was a quieter. The room was lovely and was a nice gesture.

Disneyprince* scored 4 / 5 on 24/02/2014

Excellent central location with late bar situated under hotel so would suit night owls and not those who like to turn in early. Room was lovely, very small TV but who needs it you're in Kilkenny a beautiful city. Dinner was really nice although you might want to add on to the limited dinner deal menu. Overall an excellent hotel and for a little extra breakfast in bed will finish off a love stay.

Rosemary scored 4 / 5 on 22/02/2014

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write a short review. This offer represented very good value for money. We were very pleased with our stay. The staff were excellent - extremely helpful and efficient and they certainly exceeded our expectations. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The hotel was very busy on the saturday night (three hen parties were taking place) however, this did not intrude on our enjoyment of the weekend. I filled out the comment card on my departure and suggested that bottles of water in the bedroom would have been greatly appreciated and also they might include a shower cap with toiletories in the bathroom. I would certainly stay there again and will recommend it to friends/colleagues. I woule give it a four star rating.

Caitriona scored 4 / 5 on 14/02/2014

Amazing location! We requested a quiet room and the hotel kindly put us up on one of the top floors. Even there we could still hear the disco, although it wasn't very noisy in our room. The staff were lovely and really accomodating. Instead of having a kettle you ordered tea or coffee at any time, so that was lovely. The location makes up for any small imperfections, but overall it was great.

Debbie scored 5 / 5 on 11/02/2014

lovely hotel food excellent staff very friendly definetly go back

Alan scored 5 / 5 on 03/02/2014

5 stare food ! best stake i have had in a lone time.! room good and staff great,,

Just scored 4 / 5 on 28/01/2014

We stayed a this Hotel for one night. The hotel was warm clean and very inviting. The location of the hotel is perfect for those who want to be central. The only draw back would be the tea/coffee facilities. All in all it was a great stay, room 125 was perfectly spacious for a hotel room. I would recommend the hotel and we would stay again when we visit. Kilkenny is a brilliant town with friendly people.

Liam scored 4 / 5 on 14/01/2014

Just spent one night in the hotel. Excellent Hotel. Very central in the heart of the City. Staff friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere in bar. Car Park was perfect across the street. Would definitely stay again.

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 24/10/2013

really enjoyed our stay. Staff very friendly which made our stay very enjoyable. Also thanks to Lidl for making it affordable. Many thanks

Old scored 3 / 5 on 24/09/2013

Lovely old world feel to this hotel.. Staff very helpful. Great location to shops pubs & Kilkenny Castle (do go see it when you are there). Got great deal even though we had to pay for parking. Bathroom a bit small but you can't change an old building. Food also good. No complaints.

Angela, scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2010

Really enjoyed our stay, the food was by far the highlight.

Fitzpato scored 4 / 5 on 25/08/2010

Lovely staff very helpful and friendly. The room was also very nice. We had a jacuzzi bath! The hotel was very central and the price was good.

Dublincouple scored 4 / 5 on 24/08/2010

Excellent value for money for this break through Lidl deals. We ate dinner in the hotel though hadn't though to include this in our package - lovely food; we'll be doing this next time! Location, staff and premises were lovely, only gripe was that our room was incredibly small (double bed and not much room for anything else) and the parking wasn't covered for our entire stay, though it was for around 75% of it. We will definitely be availing of the Lidl offers again.

Thomas scored 2 / 5 on 21/08/2010

My wife had a 2night stay on bed and breakfast and evening dinner with Lidl breaks. Found the hotel comfortable with very good bedroom, staff very friendly but at dinner the second night we were informed that our dinner was not paid for we took this up with duty manager who said he agreed with dinning room staff , it was only when we were checking out the told us the were sorry it was paid for

Dympna scored 5 / 5 on 21/08/2010

Hotel was excellent, rooms clean, bathroom spacious and spotless. Car parking was provided free in multi storey car park across from hotel until 12 noon. Food and staff couldnt be nicer and the location was ideal for nightlife or shopping......would definately stay again......superb value with lidl breaks.

Melissa scored 4 / 5 on 20/08/2010

Great hotel, staff very friendly and accomodating, breakfast great too. Right in city centre so you can walk everywhere. We had a baby with us and needed to boil water for bottles and although it was inconvinient not having tea making facilities, every time we rang down to reception they said "no problem" and brought the water promtly! Very near Kilkenny Castle.

Angela scored 4 / 5 on 16/08/2010

Very enjoyable stay, the dinner really makes it. Would definately stay again..

Pauline scored 4 / 5 on 12/08/2010

the hotel was as exected, location perfect,staff helpful. the only negative - - car parking---!!!!

Carl scored 5 / 5 on 08/08/2010

Helpful & friendly staff Good food Comfortable rooms Excellent location

Joe scored 2 / 5 on 30/07/2010

Kilkenny is a great town, great fun at night. Hibernian Hotel is nice, food is fine but very dark everywhere. In the bar, resteraunt, bedroom, even at reception. I purchased a newspaper on the first day but could not read it in the hotel. (through a bit of light on the subject) Also it would be nice to be able to make a cup of tea in bedrooms. Staff very nice and helpful and everything nice and clean. Overall not a bad experience at all.

Marian scored 2 / 5 on 27/07/2010

Stayed for 2 nights, Rooms are nice but small, when we arrived we were put in a room over a very noisy fan and the smell of food from the kitchen although nice, I didnt fancy sharing my room with it, the throw that was on the bed was also torn. we requested to be moved which we were quite promptly to the other side of the hotel which also had its downside as it was out on to a busy street where the crowds fell in and out of the disco bars below from 10pm and didnt leave the street till after 3am, we could also hear the loud music below. The restaurant, food, staff were all lovely but for a relaxing break as we wanted for our anniversary, this is not the place. Also the hotel has no carpark, you have to use Q park across the street which you have to pay for between 8am - 6pm each day. For this hotel to be rated as a 4 star hotel I was quite surprised! As this was my third Lidl break and was 100% happy with the other 2 bookings I was shocked by this hotel.

Trish scored 4 / 5 on 25/07/2010

Great location, fabulous bar with outside seating. Hotel interior a bit on the dark side for my liking, I like a brightly lit reception, corridors etc. Our room, 127, was near a generator at the back of the hotel and it was quite noisy. Bedroom big enough with old fashioned furniture but a great big comfy bed. Bathroom on the small side. Food was great, especially the seafood chowder. The staff were all great - all very pleasant and helpful. Would stay at the hotel again. I have no complaints really - just some suggestions - could there be complementary copies of The Irish Times newspaper, a choice of a low fat spread as well as butter and also a choice of brown bread and not just white bread for making toast at breakfast. Great value for money overall.

Talldubbird scored 5 / 5 on 06/07/2010

Rooms nice but no tea making facilities which was rather surprising. Staff really nice and helpful.

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