"Not a resort"
This is not a country resort. It is a comfortable conference hotel, but not a 5-star resort. The hotel website showcases a beautiful manor house exterior, but in reality this is a very modern hotel built off of a manor house. There are some oddities. A bar that was supposed to be open but was never staffed, a serious lack of customer service, with the […] exception of the two people working the front desk who were both charming and accommodating. Overall, this hotel begins as one thing and ends up as something else. If you are looking for charming or quaint or romantic, look elsewhere. If you want hip and busy, go for it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A bit outdated but lovely none-the-less"
This is a lovely luxurious hotel. Unfortunately it is slightly tired and in need of an update. Old CRT TVs in the bedrooms connected to sky boxes with fuzzy pictures and auto standby functions turning them off mid-program is not expected in hotels of this standard. Other minor blemishes such as knocks to bathroom cabinets also took the edge off an otherwise […] very nice and plush hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Luxury in Killkenny"
This hotel is a gem, beautiful grounds, excellent service and very comfortable rooms. Loved the spa/pool and the hawk walk the hotel arranged on the grounds. Seems to be quite a popular place with Irish families -- it was full of kids (a bit noisy at breakfast and in the pool area!) Tricky to find without GPS and a bit out of town but worth the trip […] for the luxury and landscape. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a five star hotel. The accomodations are first rate. The management and reception desk are wonderful. The food, especially the breakfast feast is something I will always remember. i suggest having a meal off the lounge in the sunroom.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very disappointed with my stay at the Lyrath Estate. The service was terrible! I booked/paid for an executive king room and they gave me a standard room (approx $60 a night difference). I called to inquire and it took them forever to correct the problem, wasting much of my time waiting for the new room. The reception many times did not answer […] the phone when I called for other questions, car valet, etc. The location was too far from Kilkenny. It seemed like a place for kids, not a romantic/authentic place at all. Very disappointed, and was definitely not worth the price. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lyrath Estate Hotel is more than 5 star!!"
Two hours before I was to catch a flight for Europe, I threw my back out. Upon arrival at the hotel, I was in intense pain. The manager immediately gave me the name of a clinic, offered to drive us there, but we had a car. I got a great doctor but was impressed with the constant concern of the staff and loved the hotel. Breakfast the best in our stay […] in Ireland. Friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend and have already this hotel for those visiting. I would use this hotel as my base and work trips from there if I had to do it over. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The wow factor when approaching this hotel up their long winding driveway was fantastic! Overall this hotel delivered and was well worth the price. The food was very good, the room was well appointed and the staff were excellent. Our only disappointment was in the condition of the grounds...appeared that they are in need of a new landscaper.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was perfect in every way, I would recommend it to anyone. Staff was suberb.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best shower ever!"
This hotel is very nice. The water pressure in the beautiful ensuite bath was amazing! We would recommend this hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A peaceful tranquel location"
Very attractive hotel with a wonderful feel of luxury as one experiences the old part of the hotel. The modern rooms are wonderfully entertwined within the charm of the location. Service is excellent though we only stayed the one night we did not make full use of the amenities. Breakfast was a little disappointing, rubbery tasteless smoked salmon, black […] and white pudding that were tasteless. Overall not what we had anticiapted. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, would highly recommend to anybody. Every employee I encountered was friendly and courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our first night of a road trip through Ireland. This is a wonderful property in the country but close to Kilkenny. The staff were attentive and friendly with nice bar and restaurant choices if you want to stay on site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not quiet 5 star but very nice, wonderful food"
This is a lovely hotel with one or two things that just take the shine off the 5 stars it holds. Firstly, the food was excellent however on the night we stayed, there was just no room to sit in the bar area and we had to wait some time for a table to become free. The rooms were very nice but beds weren't quite as comfortable as We might have expected […] and the leisure centre is nice, but frankly not big enough to accommodate the many families that were staying, it's in a lovely estate location, parking was fine - but the wedding business is obviously a big earner and meeting a few of the wedding guests at 10am who were a little worse for drink having not yet been to bed wasn't a pleasant experience. So overall, a nice hotel but let down by one or two elements. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic spa hotel"
Great hotel with a nice spa, walks in the ground and other nice facilities including reading room, snooker room and bars.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel excellent facilities great kids club yummy omelette for breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Couldnt fault this hotel- cannot wait to go back!"
From the minute we walked in, it was just a pleasure to be a guest within the hotel. staff were so friendly and polite. nothing was too much trouble. reception area was breathtaking and the grounds were immaculate. probably the nicest hotel ive been too in Ireland. I really mean it when I say, I cannot wait to go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable hotel - not as expected for 5 star"
Staff were excellent and the lobby area was very nice. We stayed in room 144. The room smelled a little "off" on arrival which was offputting - would have been nice if they used air freshner. The air conditioning was loud and still audible when turned off (not sure if it's connected to other rooms or if I was hearing another room). The room's floor […] appeared to be wooden laminate (scratched in places from moving furniture) and was therefore not as comfortable or deluxe as described on the website. The Queen sized bed was OK comfort wise - felt a little bumpy in places. The fridge had been removed from the room so it did not match the welcome brochure's description of in room amenities. Nice bathroom. Some of the seats in the restaurant for breakfast looked worn - and when asked if we wanted toast we were given 2 slices between us. The bar was nice and the staff really helpful. Overall not worth 210 for one night and not what was expected from a 5 star hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok for a night"
Really disappointed with the spa. The towels were thread bare. Lockers shabby and changing room really poor standard. Hotel itself is set in nice grounds and everyone was really friendly but the room didnt show me five stars very basic and sachets of coffee (2) well that says it all really goid fourish star hotel at bestGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely Relaxing hotel"
Stayed two nights. Lovely hotel in a lovely setting. Great facilities and well maintained walks. Delicious breakfast and bar food. La Perla restaurant very expensive and disappointed in Yindee's Asian restaurant. would definitely return there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel just outside the town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very pleasant experience"
We found the reception staff and porters very friendly and helpful. When we were taken to our room by Stephen, our porter, we realised it was too far for me to walk to. He insisted on going back to reception for us and we were immediately moved to a closer room. Our dining experience in the Thai restaurant was most pleasurable, as was breakfast the […] next morning. We would definitely stay ay this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Luxurious & relaxing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Superb 5 *****"
Everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel . but with little extras to make it that bit special . The staff seemed happy to be there and nothing was too much trouble .Great for kids .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were very impressed when we arrived driving into the Estate, however we were extremely disappointed to find that we had been allocated a room with 2 Single Beds even though we had requested a Double. Given the price charged I found this very annoying. We did try to change our room but the hotel had a wedding on the same day and all rooms were taken. […] Disappointed Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy access from Motorway"
Rooms very nice and excellent breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent wedding venue"
We stayed on the occasion of our niece's wedding reception. The room was booked independently and we were treated as welcome guests, the car was whisked away to be parked on arrival and Tom could not have been more helpful in showing both us, and my mother who had booked as part of the wedding party, to our rooms and explaining where things were. The […] reception was wonderful, the food was excellent and there was no shortage of attention to any of the 200+ guests. Our room was well equipped, very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Unfortunately it was raining on Sunday morning and we had been looking forward to exploring the beautiful grounds - maybe another time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Really enjoyed our stay at the Lyrath. Would definitely recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stay was very enjoyable, staff were excellent but query its 5 star rating!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
From the moment we arrived til the moment we left the staff and facilities were excellent. We had dinner in La Pearla restaurant where the food was just brilliant and at a reasonable price. We got up a bit late for breakfast but they accommodated us and the quality of the food was brilliant, all round pleasant experience will definitely returnGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not close to 5 star"
Was very underwhelmed with lyrath, from hotel staff, to food, to the most uncomfortable bed ever. It really was not close to a 5 star hotel. Totally unimpressed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relax Revive Rewind"
As above. pity that the sauna is extra to use being part of Spa complex - while pool & steam room are included. Cereal bowls tiny. Staff SUper!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 5 Star Hotel"
We were very disappointed with the hotel. When we arrived, there was a wedding on in the evening and there was loud music in the reception area and again that night. I suspect there's weddings there all the time so not exacty a 5 star experience. The room 238 was very small and had 2 red stains on the carpet, no mini bar or anything else one would expect […] from a 5 *. The hotel was pretty packed and I would give it at most a four start rating. I dont know how this hotel has managed to retain a 5 star rating. Breakfast was good but again the breakfast room was thronged with people from the wedding the night before. It is a huge breakfast room. Overall the hotel lacked the intimacy of a 5 star experience.! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"ideal premium escape"
Great experience, staff extremely friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
had a wonderful time will go back for a longer stay next timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic service. Very friendly helpful staff."
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
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 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful country estate property"
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
A beautiful place for a break. Parkland setting is spectacular. Food was delicious. Rooms were clean and spacious.Genuine Expedia guest review
we absolutely loved it, cant wait to go back soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"big beds, white cotton, great showers, nice food"
over and above our expectations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Glorious Killkeny Estate Style Hotel"
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. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great food, unbeatable service"
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
Fantastic hotel. Would definitely go back. Absolute luxury. Would recommend it 100% for people to go.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
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
"Will be returning for longer next time"
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
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
"The Lovely Lyrath"
We enjoyed our stay in the Lyrath Estate hotel on 9th March 2013. The breakfast is top class.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel itself is spotless, staff friendly and helpful. The grounds of the hotel are fantastic for a walk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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