Lonely Planet review
In a stately Georgian building half a block from High St, this tranquil guesthouse was taken over by new owners in 2003. Its 10 rooms have loads of little extras.
As well as TVs, phones, tea- and coffee-making facilities and hairdryers, rooms also have travel-size irons and wall-mounted, fold-down ironing boards. Mottled-tiled bathrooms are stocked with Classic Country bath products that fit in with this grand old house's countrified ambience. The country feel is apparent when you're starting your day with a rich full Irish cooked breakfast in the small front parlour room. Berkeley House has a range of rooms, all nonsmoking, including doubles, triples, family rooms, and twin rooms with oversized beds. Rates drop considerably when things are quiet, and at all times single rooms are charged at half the double rate, so they're also a good deal if you're travelling solo. Free off-street parking is available out the back.
Our independent authors have visited Berkeley House and selected this as one of our recommended guesthouses in Kilkenny City.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast included
- Cable tv
- Free Wi-Fi
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Towels included
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
Description provided by property
Originally built in the 1600's, Berkeley House took its present form in 1774. It has belonged to a number of merchants' families over the years and is a grade 1 listed building.Now a luxurious B&B, Berkeley House offers 10 guest rooms in a superb location within walking distance of all the treasures of medieval Kilkenny city. All rooms feature WiFi, TV, hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities, and continental breakfast is included in the rates.Facilities at Berkeley House include free overnight car parking in the Ormonde car park, free WiFi and laundry facility.Leave the car behind and experience Kilkenny on foot. Be sure to leave time to relax in the local bars and restaurants.Please note:Check-in: 12-8pmCheck-out: 11amPlease contact us in advance about your arrival time.Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance.Credit cards are accepted.Car Parking is at the Ormonde Muilty car park. We cover your parking from 6pm to 12 noon the following day. Outside of these hours a fee of €1.50 per hour applies, however guests staying a 2 nights a discounted car park pass for €10.00 can be purchased at the car park. This covers your entire stay and gives you the fexibility to come and go from the car park as you please
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