Butler House



16 Patrick Street KilkennySee nearby area


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    You can't stay in Kilkenny Castle, but this historic mansion is the next best thing. Once the home of the earls of Ormonde, today it houses a boutique hotel with aristocratic trappings including sweeping staircases, marble fireplaces, an art collection and impeccable gardens. The generous rooms are individually decorated and, to remind you you're staying amid history, the floors creak.

    Our independent authors have visited Butler House and selected this as one of our recommended guesthouses in Kilkenny City.

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    Butler House is a 4-star luxury guest house set in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle at the centre of the city.

    Formerly the dower house of the castle, each guest room in this fascinating building has been individually decorated to reflect its unique character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, all rooms are equipped with modern bathrooms and are finished with soft fabrics and furnishings.

    The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms - contemporary furnishings complement the magnificent original features, giving an impressive sense of comfort and space.

    In-room amenities include multi-channel HD TV, free WiFi, hairdryers, safes and hospitality trays, as well as luxurious queen-sized beds. A complimentary full Irish breakfast is included in the rates and served in the Kilkenny Design Centre. Outside, guests have access to free private parking and beautiful gardens.

    Butler House is a truly unique place to stay while visiting Kilkenny - a beautiful 18th-century property with a prime location, helping you to really discover what this historic city has to offer.

    Check-in: 2-11pm
    Check-out: 12pm
    Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance.
    Credit cards are accepted.
    Breakfast is included in the rates.

    Services & facilities

    • Breakfast
      • Free Breakfast
    • Housekeeping
      • Laundry Facilities
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
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