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The four star Hotel Kilkenny is the ideal base from which to explore all Kilkenny has to offer. Experience a tour of the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, purchase some of the finest crafts in Ireland, enjoy a pint of Smithwicks after an informative brewery tour, wander through the unique medieval streets and enjoy an abundance of quaint coffee shops and bars. Return and relax in Hotel Kilkenny’s superb leisure facilities including Olympic gymnasium, 20 meter pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Hotel Kilkenny’s exclusive restaurant, Taste is the premier choice for fine dining in Kilkenny City – the team of experienced and exceptionally talented international chefs along with dedicated restaurant staff look forward to welcoming you!

Experience wonderful 4 star accommodation in Kilkenny City at Hotel Kilkenny. Your bedroom is a haven of relaxation, style and privacy. All 138 bedrooms are superbly fitted to ensure your stay with us is as comfortable as possible.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary Broadband Internet Access
  • Plazma TV
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Taste Restaurant:

Hotel Kilkenny’s exclusive restaurant Taste is the premier choice for fine dining in Kilkenny City. Our team of experienced and exceptionally talented international chefs along with our dedicated restaurant staff look forward to welcoming you to Taste Restaurant. We promise excellent food and drink, superior service and unforgettable memories. Our chefs specialise in combining local ingredients with elegance and style to create exceptional seasonal menus. We welcome residents and non-residents alike to savour real authentic high quality cuisine in superb stylish surroundings. So why not join us for a culinary journey that will be truly unforgettable.

Pure Bar:

A smart urban bar, probably the coolest and most luxurious in Kilkenny. The inviting interior is a mix of old and new. This stylish bar is a haven of designer luxury and is renowned for its great service, fantastic food quality and easy going atmosphere. During the day it is flooded with natural light and features comfortable leather armchairs and couches on which to lounge on and enjoy a drink or bite to eat. In the evening the atmosphere is sultrier with modern music and soft lighting. The French couture chandeliers, married with natural materials have made this bar the epitome of cool. Pure Bar provides a large fully heated outdoor patio area and provides an exquisite drinks, wine and cocktail list which have been carefully assembled from select countries all around the world. This list includes an ancient Aztec vanilla liquor from Mexico, the finest German Weissbeer and the purest tequila in the world.

Kilkenny City:

On the Map: Kilkenny City is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeast midlands of Ireland. Kilkenny is well-served by a good network of roads – the M9/N10 from Dublin (to the northeast) and N9/N10 from Waterford City (to the south).

Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland’s oldest towns, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice’s Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.

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