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The Bridge John Street, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 269 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.4
  • Service
    4.4
  • Comfort
    4.2
  • Condition
    4.1
  • Neighborhood
    4.7
5.0 / 5Outstanding
we had a phantstic breakfast with view to the castle! In the rooms you hear the noise of other rooms sometimes alittle bit too loud! The place is perfect to visit this little old nice town!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great stay"
Perfect location, friendly staff, great breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 3, 2013
Per
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
Good stop-over place for sothern Ireland
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location,free parking,very nice hotel"
This is the best location in Kilkenny to stay in. Free parking. Close to the shops, pubs and restaurants. Right across river from the Castle. All walking distance. We loved the outdoor deck to enjoy drinks and look at the Castle across the river from us. I would definitely stay here again. Free breakfast that was really really good.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 24, 2013
Husker Travelor
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location and nice hotel for value"
We had a vey nice one night stay at Kilkenny River Court. Nice public rooms, lovely location right on river, large room with nice amenities. Vey well located for all Kilkenny has to offer yet just across the river from the Main Street so you can walk to everything easily but it's not right in the middle of all the bars and restaurants. Just down the street from Langston's restaurant which was beautiful and good food. Great view of castle from riverfront rooms and restaurants.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wonderful Location"
The hotel is very conveniently located in the middle of Killkenny, accross from the Castle. Everything was in easy walking distanceto the hotel and with the cooperation of the weather, we were able to enjoy the outside patio along the river.The staff was great and extremely helpful with directions and information about events in the city.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 13, 2013
Steve
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel and Location"
We stayed at this hotel for 1 one night and wish we would have had more time. It is a great location and the hotel was very nice. My only complaint was that they did not provide a hair dryer. Other than that, it was a great hotel with very kind staff. We highly recommond this hotel!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 23, 2013
Amy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice location and views of castle"
Nice hotel in the center of town, walking distance to castle and all shops and pubs.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Stay away"
This hotel is a function hotel which also has individual travelers. The parking situation is terrible. We arrived on a Fri night and had to double park in an outer lot. The receptionists didn't tell us they could validate our parking tickets so we had to pay via a machine on the way out the gate. Fri and Sat load drunks woke us up at 4AM and 2:30 respectively
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 21, 2013
Fn
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel with a View"
The Kilkenny River Court hotel is in a perfect location right in the middle of town and across the river from Kilkenny Castle with great photo views from the dining area. Parking was also very convenient for the hotel - but watch carefully for the sign as it comes up immediately after crossing the bridge. Staff was helpful. The room was clean and comfortable although is starting to show minor signs of wear. That being said, however, I would highly recommend this hotel and be happy to return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Love the location. There's a beautiful waterside walkway that starts across from the hotel. Go over the bridge and turn left. An alternative on the hill above (access near the end of the walk) leads you back. The food was good, but I'd give it a 3.5 or 4, instead of five.
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2 night trip Mar 1, 2013
Don N
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We enjoyed our stay very much. We were particularly taken by the friendliness of staff. The room was lovely and we enjoyed the leisure centre. We would happily recommend this hotel to anyone and we will definitely be back.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jan 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great location and fabulous service!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 26, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The location was excellent and the staff were amazing...superior service!!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 25, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Place & Location"
We really enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and very helpful. It is a beautiful setting along the river & having the castle right across the river made it a precious. The breakfast was more than we could have imagined, so many different items to chose from. While we were there we were able to walk the streets of Kilkenny and see all of the sights as well as visit the shops.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Nov 7, 2012
Deb & Nick
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel - Awesome location"
Bed a was a light stiff, but other than that it was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Oct 17, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely hotel, close to centre, would have loved to stay longer
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 29, 2012
A Traveler
US

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3.0 / 5Good
The staff were very helpful and welcome throughout my two night stay at the river court hotel, the first night we dined in the restaurant and had a lovely meal. We then went into the bar which had little atmosphere, (it may of been the time in which we stayed) but there was no music just two huge televisions with RTE on, the price of beverages were shocking but I understand that can't be helped, even a bit of background music would of made a huge difference. I didn't enjoy my second night as much, as we had bar food and I wasn't fond of my meal, the atmosphere in the bar was again terrible and the staff looked incredibly bored. As for the receptionist and the breakfast/restaurant staff they were very warm and welcoming.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Aug 19, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"one great stay"
beautiful city and wonderful staff. you should be proud of them
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip with friends Aug 7, 2015
Darren
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Really enjoyed the breakfast. Staff were very pleasant. Great location.
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1 night family trip Aug 5, 2015
Ursula
IE
3.0 / 5Good
Very noisey location. We were kept awake by the bars in the town that were close to it as well as the hotel itself. We also ended up having to park quite far away which was a pain given all the stuff we had with us. The hotel itself is fairly dated
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 11, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Kilkenny stay"
Overnight stay with elderly relative. Reception staff very helpful in getting room with a view.Room excellent. Some noise along the river from revellers at night.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 5, 2015
Clare
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Television picture not very good picture also no subtiles
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 23, 2015
Ann
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely location"
Hotel is right on the river offering great views. There is a large car park, and the staff were lovely. The rooms are looking a little dated now but are still nice. Breakfast was all you can eat but I have had better.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jun 21, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Top Hotel, Top Location"
The highlight of our stay was sitting down to eat breakfast whilst looking through the window at Kilkenny Castle. The room was cosy and inviting - just what was needed after a day of driving. Only difficulty was accessing the hotel's car park and then finding a space to park in.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 17, 2015
Jim
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"fantastic stay at the river court"
It was fantastic staying at the river court very thing was great . the weather was the only thing that stopped the bar by last weekend. Paul kildare
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 31, 2015
paul
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Room with a view"
We stayed for a couple of nights in Kilkenny where we were attending a wedding in another hotel close by. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The dining room for breakfast was lovely and the breakfast itself quite good. The room was well placed with a lovely view of the castle. The only minor things about our room were the availability of TV channels was very poor and also the remote control was stuck together with sticky tape and very difficult to use. Also, it would have been nice to have extra pillows for the bed and some extra towels too. There was a wedding being held in the hotel on one of our nights and unfortunately there was a lot of noise in the corridor at a very early hour of the morning. Security were dispatched to take care of the problem. The location of the hotel was gorgeous, right on the river Nore and with great views of the castle and a lovely outside area. Overall, as hotels go, this one was very pleasant. The staff from front desk to dining room manager were great. It just needs a few tweaks and it would be so much better.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip May 21, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Grand - but there was a queue for breakfast. The restaurant is too small and couldn't accommodate a surge of people at 9am
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 26, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Happy Holiday Break"
We had a most enjoyable stay at the River Court as always. Staff most pleasant and friendly. We would recommend it most highly for all the reasons above and in addition add that is very convenient for rail users and adjacent to city centre
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip May 13, 2015
Michael
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Heart ♥ of Kilkenny"
Great hotel, but due to renovations facilities not great needs to be reflected in price
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 7, 2015
Grainne
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
We like this hotel have stayed before unfortunately the leisure centre was under refurbishment this time so the facilities were unavailable but we did get a room upgrade which was great. Very convenient location for all of the city centre and the castle.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 17, 2015
charles
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice but could have been better"
The hotel was nice. However despite proudly announcing a makor refurbishment to the rooms, in our room the curtains didn't close properly, the main light in the bathroom was gone and so was the safe ! In fairness the hotel staff were very apologetic and changed our room immediately. I couldn't fault the hotel staff who were all very friendly and helpful but I was expectng slightly more from a 4 star hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Mar 15, 2015
John
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good choice to stay to enjoy the central location"
WOuld rate the hotel as a 3 star. Some of the rooms would benefit from a makeover. Staff generally friendly, but the girls at reception should learn to smile and welcome the guests as they arrive. The location is really fantastic. So too are the parking facilities. Wifi access is also good.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Mar 14, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel."
Lovely friendly staff. Nice clean hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 13, 2015
A Traveler
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Needs updating"
Very central but too pricey for what we got. Rooms were stifling hot and hotel could do with updating rooms v old fashioned. Not worthy of four stars in my opinion
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 7, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"everything thing u want. to feel good."
I enjoyed every minute of it. Everyone was so nice. The food was the best. I am am thinking of going back and bring my mum. She would love it too. Thanks to all the staff. They were all so nice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 8, 2015
anne
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Excellent Hotel"
Excellent Hotel.... staff were so friendly and helpful... bit shocked about long walk from extended car park to reception in lashing rain....
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 19, 2015
Robbie
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great city Centre Location"
Great Location, Food and Friendly Staff. On the downside leisure centre has been closed and will not re open.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 9, 2015
Greg
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Judges"
Went for an overnight and we were very pleased with the hotel the room was comfortable and warm but the tv was not working properly, staff were very friendly and helpful. Did not like the bar layout though it looked more like a restuarant than a bar. the hotel is ideally situated in the city and everything that we wanted to see was within walking distance. Plenty of pubs/restuarants nearby and with a good atmosphere. Price was good value. No leisure center is a drawback and charging for parking in February ( a quiet time) was a bit mean minded.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Feb 1, 2015
LIAM
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Deceiving website, dated furnishings"
This hotel didnt compare to other 4 star hotels, would rate it an average 3 star. Picked it over another for the leisure centre/pool, which was closed. Room was very dated nothing like pictures on the website. Disappointing!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 19, 2015
emma
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"For that medieval experience."
Comfortable and warm rooms - centrally located with fabulous view of the R. More, the medieval walls and Kilkenny castle.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 26, 2014
Kevin
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hope to do it again"
Very enjoyable, great location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Dec 21, 2014
Michael
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely stay"
Second time staying here lovely hotel close to everything. Food was lovely, great setting also.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 29, 2014
Kelly
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Dissapointed"
Shower didn't work, night staff were very unpleasant. Wouldn't go back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 19, 2014
John
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Such a great hotel"
We loved staying here at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel. The staff were great and extremely helpful. The room was large and the bed very comfortable and the room was very clean. It was so good we stayed another night on our way back to Dublin. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 18, 2014
Denise
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"my holiday special"
My husband and i spent a very enjoyable break in the river court hotel in july.we found upon arrival very welcoming and helpful staff our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean could not falt it in anyway.The food and service excellent.Will deffinitely look forward to a break in your hotel at some stage in the future.would reccomend a break for anyone looking for a really nice relaxing break in kilkenny city.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jul 29, 2014
Joan
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Magical!"
We had the most delightful stay with the Kilkenny River Court Hotel. The staff was incredible. They truly strive for world class service and are delivering it! The hotel is indeed located in view of the Kilkenny Castle, the hotel accommodations were wonderful with the exception of the walls being very thin, however we were told that an entire renovation will be taking place to fix a few minor things including the thin walls. We asked reception for a few suggestions to tour whilst there and were giving a thorough break down of the best places in town along with maps. The city itself is charming and the residents take pride in their community. There are many amazing historic sites to tour in Kilkenny, as well as great shopping and the Rivers Court Hotel is located in easy walking distance to all of them. Had a phenomenal stay and experience, great breakfast, we will be going back!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 14, 2014
Rebecca
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
Wonderful hotel in great location, our room gave us a castle view. Very attentive staff especially bar manager who chatted happily to us and gave some great suggestions for places to visit. The riverside terrace was just perfect for an evening drink and we wished we had a longer stay to enjoy it in the sunshine.... Didn't have time for the spa but it looked very nice. All in all this was a perfect hotel and we look forward to visiting again. Kilkenny was a lovely town which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 2, 2014
Tracy
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"River Court Hotel"
Very pleasant staff.Unbeatable location in Kilkenny city.Breakfast food was of excellent quality.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 5, 2014
Tony
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Room With a View"
Overall a good experience, nice staff especially Stephen in the bar.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 5, 2014
A Traveler
IE
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