All hotels in Kilkenny, Ireland
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The Bridge John StreetKilkennyKilkennyIreland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.3 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 247 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Food
    Delicious food
  • Comfort
    Comfortable
  • Wellness Area
    Poor wellness & sports facilities
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Terrific location - great experience"
Directly across the river from the castle, and close to pubs, shopping, etc - - great location and beautiful hotel. Breakfast that was included in our rate was WONDERFUL! Definitely would stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 26, 2013
Sara
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great location-excellent restaurant"
very nice hotel - the restaurant was excellent with great food and service plus a wonderful view of the castle. Was the best meal we had in Ireland plus the bonus of being very reasonably priced
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 19, 2013
Joerling
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Pretty hotel, nice location"
Very nice hotel but our room faced the courtyard parking lot, so not much of a view. Very pretty hotel and good location.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, great view of castle during breakfast."
Pleasant experience except for the people in the courtyard still partying at 3 am, but that is not the fault of the hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
Excellent location across the river from castle. Free full Irish breakfast buffet with room cost. Excellent and extremely friendly staff. Wish we had more time to stay in town and hotel! Will recommend to family and friends!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Sep 1, 2013
Rodney
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to everything"
We had the best time. Near all the attractions and pubs. Lots of fun
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 20, 2013
Cathy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Nice Hotel"
My family loved this hotel. It's with in walking distance to many attractions. We would definitely stay here again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 6, 2013
Sheila
US
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

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location"
We stayed for friends wedding. Staff were lovely. Location is so central and the food was fantastic. Would definitely stay there again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 18, 2015
Catherine
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
It was only an overnight stay as we were attending a wedding in Langtons Hotel up the road. The Hotel itself was also hosting a wedding that evening so it was very busy, but despite this the service was efficient and friendly, and breakfast teh next morning was excellent. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to stay in Kilkenny
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Dec 4, 2015
Martin
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Love kilkenny, wonderful place to visit."
Stayed for a night as we were travelling around Ireland. I will be returning. The staff are wonderful, the service and breakfast were amazing.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 19, 2015
christopher
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great little hotel"
Wonderful hotel across the river from the castle. Staff are very efficient and friendky. Included buffet breakfast was delightful. Overall, great value,
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 20, 2015
Garnet
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Worth finding."
The hotel was hard to find, we passed it three times before it was pointed out to us, through an arch, apart from this we had an excellent stay.
Genuine Venere guest review
2 night romance trip Sep 6, 2015
Patrick
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing!! Can't wait to stay again!"
Myself and my boyfriend wanted to get away somewhere before the summer ended and I had had been in Kilkenny in July and passed the river court hotel several times and heard it was lovely so I booked it and got it for a good price. The hotel was fabulous, very clean and the staff were so amazing. They were so welcoming. We got bed and breakfast and the breakfasts were amazing!! The staff, again so lovely. You're so close to everything so you don't have to worry about taxi costs. Also the view of the castle during the day but especially at night is beautiful. It's a real bonus to sit out and have a lovely view of the castle and river with the ducks. Best hotel stay in a long time!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 25, 2015
Aoife
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very nice hotel in great location"
The hotel has a great location with a lovely view across the river to the castle. It is quiet at night even though it's located near all the great pubs. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel has been very well-maintained, has an excellent breakfast, and is perfectly situated to enjoy all that Kilkenny has to offer.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2015
Angela
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Hotel was very good apart from light fitting in room which was to low, kept hitting my head and bulbs were blown in fitting and reading light.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 24, 2015
Derek
IE
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"Lovely hotel close to town center"
This was our 3rd stop over on our travels around Ireland ,its a very pleasant hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 14, 2015
Tambo
GB
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
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A gem in Kilkenny"
Excellent & friendly staff. Large, clean room, Very good breakfast included. Good food and service in the lounge and on the deck looking across the river at Kilkenny Castle. Well within walking distance to all the sights in a beautiful and friendly town of Kilkenny. We finished our vacation here. The hotel met and exceeded our expectations after being disappointed by the last two hotels we had prior to arriving in Kilkenny.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 2, 2015
Dennis
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Rivercourt"
Lovely hotel on the river close to Kilkenny Castle which is main attraction. Nice friendly staff. Good restaurant - all in all, a very enjoyable visit.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 2, 2015
Traveller
GB
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
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