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4.6 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 103 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.7
  • Service
    4.6
  • Comfort
    4.6
  • Condition
    4.6
  • Neighborhood
    4.6

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"ideal premium escape"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Great experience, staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 25, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
had a wonderful time will go back for a longer stay next time
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 19, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic service. Very friendly helpful staff."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
We have stayed in a number of 5 star & 4 star hotels this year in Ireland and the Lyrath is the one we would return to the most. Evening meals in the hotel are a little pricey but there is plenty to offer in nearby Kilkenny city.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 28, 2013
M
GB
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
My wife and I were generally disappointed with our two night stay at the Lyrath Hotel. We felt we had paid a bit more for a 5 star hotel and were expecting a nice comfortable stay. It is apparent that the hotel is significantly understaffed. Long queues are check-in, rooms not ready at check-in time, patrons standing around the lobby area waiting area with their luggage waiting for rooms to become available, join the long queues again to get your room key, more queuing in the morning as you wait to be brought to your table at breakfast, unable to check through to reception on a number of occasions as the phone just rings out (assuming they are dealing with a queue of patrons). Other general comments - the extreme food odour in the atrium area as it is overlooked by an inhouse Asian Restaurant. The main bar smells of beef from the hotel kitchen! the internet wifi was down for the majority of our stay - this is not a good endorsement if you are considering the hotel as a convention venue (this is one of their specialities) - there is virtually no mobile phone coverage for internet access on the grounds. In summary, I suppose I was just expecting a bit more of a 5 star hotel. Positives-Staff are very friendly, the estate grounds and 20m pool are nice. Breakfast buffet is very good. Negatives - understaffed, queuing for checkin, virtually impossible to get through to reception, loss of internet, food odours in many public areas including the main atrium concourse and the bar area
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 21, 2013
Mark
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful country estate property"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We recently stayed at this beautiful, classic country estate property just outside of Kilkenny. It was a reasonable drive from the Dublin airport for our first night stay in Ireland. The room we had was spacious, especially the bathroom. The grounds are beautiful with great walks. We also ate at the main restaurant and enjoyed our meal.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 25, 2013
Sean
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"LOVELY!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
A beautiful place for a break. Parkland setting is spectacular. Food was delicious. Rooms were clean and spacious.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 20, 2013
Eamonn
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
we absolutely loved it, cant wait to go back soon.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 13, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic Hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I stayed at the Lyrath for three nights mid week and had a great holiday. From the moment we arrived we found the staff very friendly and helpful. There was plenty to do from small walks around the grounds to bicycle and boat rides. We eat outside the three nights from the bar menu and the food was great. There were also activities/ entertainment each night for children, we went one of the nights with our daughter and the children seemd to be enjoying it. Would definitely recommend the Lyrath for a family holiday. We will be back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 6, 2013
David J
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"big beds, white cotton, great showers, nice food"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
over and above our expectations.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 10, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Glorious Killkeny Estate Style Hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Stunning Estate style hotel. The staff are wonderful and very accommodating. Had dinner at the hotel during our stay. Having dined at many 4 and 5 star dining establishments world-wide, this was one of the very best to-date (highly recommend). Accommodations are good and the grounds are breath-takingly beautiful. Would highly recommend staying at the Lyrath Estate Hotel when visiting Killkenny.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2013
A Traveler
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great food, unbeatable service"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Lovely hotel, great food in the bar and for breakfast, very nice grounds and best of all the service was great throughout the hotel with very friendly helpful staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 29, 2013
Ger
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Fantastic hotel. Would definitely go back. Absolute luxury. Would recommend it 100% for people to go.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 23, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Upon arrival there was a power cut throughout most of Kilkenny. The staff were very apologetic, even though it was something beyond their control. The staff were very pleasant and very helpful when power did resume. The hotel is spotless and the food is great. Definitely will be back :)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jul 14, 2013
Barbara
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Excellent service. All the staff were friendly, efficient and obliging. Was at the Lyrath for a family wedding and the setting was absolutely perfect.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 12, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Will be returning for longer next time"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Loved this hotel. Staff were all so helpful and pleasant. There was so much available for myself and my 7 yr old son within the hotel. We were only staying one night but both agreed we'd be returning for a longer stay next time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 11, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
My mum and I stayed for one night, room was great and really comfy and very well equipped. The spa was gorgeous, we had two treatments each and used the hydrotherapy pool. I plan to visit again soon, with my husband and son. Would definitely recommend the lyrath, great hotel, great room, great food and great service.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 7, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Lovely Lyrath"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
We enjoyed our stay in the Lyrath Estate hotel on 9th March 2013. The breakfast is top class.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 9, 2013
Claire
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The hotel itself is spotless, staff friendly and helpful. The grounds of the hotel are fantastic for a walk.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Mar 1, 2013
Kevin
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Peaceful break"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
the hotel was fantastic,even though it was extremely busy they were well enough staffed to handle it and were all very pleasant to deal with,it was a nice relaxing easy going weekend, the only down side was the set menu's in the restaurants and the unwillingness to modify any dishes,very little choice for ceoliac and non meat eaters.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 15, 2013
shane
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great venue"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Very relaxing. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Afternoon tea is a must. would love to go back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Feb 13, 2013
kathleen
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel overall."
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Only fault was that they seemed to forget about us on the second day. We stayed two nights. We weren't on the breakfast list, and room service didn't come to change sheets or do a turn turn on our second day, and they didn't seem to have record of us when we checked out. In relation to the room cleaning, we could rang reception to request it, but by the time we realised they'd we been forgotten about, it was already late into the evening and we winding down. Otherwise, we had a great stay and can't really fault the place.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 9, 2013
John
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lyrath stay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Really nice relaxing stay in this beautiful Hotel . Only little complaint was pool was a bit cold other than that a perfect place to stay and relax
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Feb 8, 2013
Patrick
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay !"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
We had a greet stay at this hotel will return would recommend to a friend.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 5, 2013
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lyrath estate weekend"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Hotel was very good although signs of exterior deterioration . Food and drink very expensive (more than 8 euros for a glass of wine)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 18, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"WEEKEND WEDDING"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The surrounding countryside, the service,the accommodation and the wedding reception hosted by you. Excellent.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Oct 4, 2012
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lyrath, wonderful experience"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
From arrival everything about Lyrath is very impressive! Staff at reception were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a good sized deluxe room which overlooked the gardens, everything you would need for a relaxing break. Leisure facilities great. Good choice of restaurants. Breakfast superb!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Sep 29, 2012
David
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Top marks"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Probably the only hotel I have stayed in where I have no complaints. The food was excellent, the service non-intrusive but ever-present, decor and cleanliness superb, and the building's architecture outstanding. Everything worked in the room (unfortunately this cannot always be taken for granted, even in a 5-star establishment). A positive experience all round.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Sep 3, 2012
BD
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"a family wedding"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Our only sink was blocked, I did not want to interrupt our wedding party activities with getting it sorted out. We felt it should have been sorted before our arrival.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Aug 28, 2012
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"old house cleverly extended"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Friendly staff looked after us well. Historic feel to hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Aug 21, 2012
Margaret
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel.."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Lovely rooms, great bathrooms lovely location and friendly staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Jul 28, 2012
Steve
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely wonderful!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
The food was amazing, the rooms were lovely and the staff were fun, witty and kind. I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning on visiting Ireland :-).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 10, 2015
Allan
DK
2.0 / 5Fair
"Enttäuschendes Hotel in ehemaligem Herrenhaus mit"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Das gebuchte Zimmer entsprach weder in Ausstattung noch in Sauberkeit den Erwartungen. Eine von uns bezahlte Umbuchung 2 Kategorien höher machte es einigermaßen erträglich
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 8, 2014
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Umgebauter Adels- Landsitz"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Wie besuchten in den Osterferien unseren Sohn während seines Auslands- Aufenthaltes. Das Hotel machte bereits im Internet einen tollen Eindruck, der in fast allen Belangen bestätigt wurde. Eine technische Panne wurde schnellstmöglich und für uns mit so wenig wie möglich Unannehmlichkeiten behoben. Zwar hatten wir zu packen, aber alles andee, was den Umzug in ein anderes Zimmer betraf übernahm das Hotel- Personal. Dass ads zweite Zimmer allerdings keinen Kühlschrank mehr hatte, kostete das Hotel den fehlenden Punkt beim Komfort in der obugen Bewertung. Wir würden wieder dort buchen.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 22, 2014
Ulf
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"ein Hauch von Luxus..."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Traumhafte Lage, wunderschöne Zimmer und noch besserer Service empfehlen dieses Hotel, zumal die Nähe zum Ort Kilkenny einen Aufenthalt auch für Rundreisende interessant macht. Zwei durch und durch überzeugende Nächte, zu einem für die gebotene Qualität sehr moderaten Preis.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 16, 2013
Sandra
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 26, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 8, 2013
Jo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Other trip Sep 7, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 2, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 28, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 30, 2014
Emma
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Nov 1, 2014
Sloan
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 4, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 17, 2014
Brian
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jun 13, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Apr 16, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 2, 2013
Eileen
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 12, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 22, 2013
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 24, 2013
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 24, 2013
Aoife
IE
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