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The Rafter Dempsey's, Kilkenny

3-starThis property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
4 Friary StreetKilkennyCounty KilkennyIreland

3-star guesthouse in Kilkenny City Centre with restaurant
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
  • I feel this place was a "get what you pay for" deal. Accommodations were close to…Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed only one night but when I return to ireland again would like to stay a week.…Nov 24, 2017
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The Rafter Dempsey's, Kilkenny

from $101
  • Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds
  • Family Room
  • Double or Twin Room
  • Family Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This pub specializes in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

The Rafter Dempsey's, Kilkenny’s small print

Also known as

  • Rafter Dempsey's
  • Rafter Dempsey's Inn
  • Rafter Dempsey's Inn Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's House Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's House
  • The Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Rafter Dempsey's, Kilkenny


  • In Kilkenny City Centre
  • Tholsel - 2 min walk
  • Shee Alms House - 2 min walk
  • National Craft Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Kilkenny Castle - 4 min walk
  • Butler House - 5 min walk
  • Rothe House - 5 min walk
  • Grace's Courthouse - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin (DUB) - 68.1 miles/109.6 km
  • Kilkenny Station - 12 min walk
  • Thomastown Station - 24 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

The Rafter Dempsey's, Kilkenny

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