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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

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a great city centre hotel/guesthouse for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of all the shopping and nitelife attraction's that Kilkenny has to offer. A warm welcome and friendly staff await all guests, whether they want to wine or dine, or just unwind.Has won many awards for it's fantastic shopfront flower display's.
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Free Internet
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
96Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
48Attractionswithin 0.5 km
25Room tips
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On the plus side the location is great. Kilkenny city is on your doorstep. Also the food was great. We had our tea and our breakfast here. Breakfast was really tasty. 1 lady here seems to be doing all the work in the bar She does not get a minute. very friendly lady. But the
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Looked for a place to get a quick lunch. Found this inviting looking pub Rafter Dempsey. Ordered sandwiches soup and tea. Service was very quick and efficient. Food was excellent. Would love to try something off the evening menu which was enticing. Will go again.
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Our first full day in Ireland and no idea where to eat so we stopped at Dempsey's. We had the bangers and mash which was very good. We also tried the traditional fish and chips which were crispy and flavorful. The Kilkenny Lager was excellent. Nice place to stop with very good
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stayed in the rafter dempsy and started off okay the girl in the bar was lovely could'nt do enough for you went way out of her way to help then things took a turn for the worst after the place closed they allowed drugs to be taken in the bar by there staff in full view of paying
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The Manager was called because our booking was not correct on the hotels system, we had booked 3 rooms for 3 couples. He was the worst person I have ever met in hospitality, he told me I had only booked one room and not yet paid ! I had prepaid for all 3 rooms at no point did he
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télé au loin en haut à gauche !
"there really aren't any"
"Stay away from room 5. Tiny shower with cold water and snowy T.V with few channels"
"Rooms Very old,,, badly needs updated"
"Insist on viewing the room first."
"rooms facing front of B&B is noisy late at night to early morning.."
US$95 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterKilkenny
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