Kilford Arms

3 star hotel


John Street KilkennySee nearby area


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    Lonely Planet review

    Mounted in the lobby, a stuffed 150-year-old Bengal tiger (somewhat mangy, but in better shape than the Celtic Tiger) sets the tone at this hotel, which is also home to high-profile bars. The 60 rooms are generic albeit with quirks: some have sweeping city views obscured by frosted windows, others are vulnerable to raucous pub noise.

    Our independent authors have visited Kilford Arms and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Kilkenny City.

    Description provided by property

    In the heart of Kilkenny, The Kilford Arms Hotel offers free parking and comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms and Satellite TVs. Kilford’s White Oak restaurant serves the best of local produce.

    Most rooms have baths and all provide tea/coffee making facilities as well as hair dryers, creating a home from home atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

    The White Oak restaurant serves traditional Irish food. O’Faolain’s pub is set over three levels and features stunning architecture which incorporate the ruins of a 16th century church.

    The Kilford Arms Hotel is a short walk from the rail and bus station. In the city centre discover Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House and Black Abbey.

    Important information

    For groups bookings (3 guests or more), Kilford Arms will apply different terms, conditions and payment policies. A Visa/Mastercard is required for all group bookings.

    Please note that names on booking are not transferable without prior notification and agreement with hotel management.

    There may be some noise at weekends due to the Kilford Arm's weekend bar, karaoke and nightclub facilities.

    If guaranteeing a booking with Visa debit card please be advised that a deposit applies at time of booking. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Services & facilities

    • Bar
      • Available
    • Family
      • Family rooms
    • Recreation
      • Games room
    • Non-smoking
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Designated smoking area
      • Non-smoking throughout
    • Accessibility
      • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Guest services
      • 24-hour front desk
    • Restaurant/Café
      • Restaurant
    • Bureau de Change/ATM
      • ATM/cash machine on site
    • Wi-Fi/internet access
      • Free WiFi
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