AddressJohn 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.
Services & facilities
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Games room
Bureau de Change/ATM
- ATM/cash machine on site
- 24-hour front desk
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
- Free parking
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.
From Dublin / Carlow Travelling on the N10 follow the signs to Kilkenny At the Dublin Road Roundabout take the second exit (Straight Through) following the N77 signposted for Athy Continue on this road and turn left at the traffic lights signposted N77 Athy (train station is on the right hand side). We are on your right as you enter this street. Car parking located after pedestrian crossing. From Cork / Clonmel / Callan travelling on the N76, take the 2nd exit at the Callan Road roundabout. Go straight through the next three roundabouts, the Kells Road roundabout, the Waterford Road roundabout and Bennetsbridge Road roundabout. At the Dublin Road roundabout take the first exit (Left) following the N77 signposted for Athy. Continue on this road and turn left at the traffic lights signposted N77 Athy (train station is on the right hand side). We are on your right as you enter this street. Car parking located after pedestrian crossing. From Waterford Take the N9 and after Ballyhale continue forward on the N10 signposted Kilkenny. At the Waterford Road roundabout take the third exit (right). At the Bennettsbridge Road Roundabout take the second exit (straight through). At the Dublin Road roundabout take the first exit (Left) following the N77 signposted for Athy. Continue on this road and turn left at the traffic lights signposted N77 Athy (train station is on the right hand side). We are on your right as you enter this street. Car parking located after pedestrian crossing. Free guest car parking and ample parking for coaches.
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.
Interesting places nearby
St John's Priory
Across the river stand the ruins of this priory, which was founded in 1200 and was noted for its many beautiful windows until Cromwell's...
Near St John's Priory, Kilkenny College dates from 1666. Its students included Jonathan Swift and the philosopher George Berkeley, but...
O'Faolain's & Pegasus
Built on three levels around a 16th-century stone church that was brought over in crates from Wales and painstakingly rebuilt here,...
The restaurant within this enormous, snazzy pub seems able to seat much of the town (certainly most everybody’s here for Sunday lunch)....